No shortage of trolls

“Good creators don’t talk shit about their fellow creators. They champion the work of those around them. They know how hard this stuff is. They accept that stumbles are part of what we do. And they treat one another with respect—because we all deserve that.”

– Eric Karjaluoto

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The ‘Best’ way to sign off on an email

Posted by on Sep 30, 2017 in Abso-effing-lutely, Ipso Fabulous | No Comments

The quickest way to wish them well before you hit send…  Merriam-Webster says “Best” is best. To most, its simplicity crisply connotes a sense of goodwill without sounding stuffy or disingenuous.

According to the article: The origin of best as a closer for correspondence begins with the phrase “best wishes,” which has been used to express hope for a person’s future happiness or well-being since the 16th century, as demonstrated by the Earl of Essex in a 1595 letter: “This … is … accompanyed with my best wishes, from your lordship’s most affectionate cosin and friend.”

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Your three feet of influence

Posted by on Sep 15, 2017 in Abso-effing-lutely, Ipso Fabulous | No Comments

We can be the kind of people who lead with their hearts and behave to those around them in an ethical, honest, and kindly manner that creates for those who enter that three feet around us a feeling of peace that also serves to steady the self.

~ Your Three Feet of Influence, by Sharon Salzberg.

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Empowering the creative community

For creatives, the retirement age of 65 is merely a mile marker, not the end, of their life’s ride. Why? “There is an immortality to being creative,” says one. Here Richard Morgan interviews four creatives, ages 67 to 101, discuss why they continue to hone their craft with no end in sight.

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Nickels and dimes are worth less than that


“The real asset you’re building is trust.

And even though it’s tempting to cut a corner here and there to boost profit per interaction, the real cost is huge.

No one will say anything, no one will put up a fuss, until one day, they’re gone. Those extra few dollars you made with some fancy footwork have now cost you tens of thousands of dollars in lost value.

The opposite is clearly true: invest a nickel or a dime every chance you get, and the trust you earn pays for itself a hundred times over.”
~ Seth Godin

When our work matters

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in Creatives I admire, Ipso Fabulous | No Comments


Simon Sinek shares insights on millennials, technology, and the importance of empathy in good leadership. We flourish when we’re seen, when our work matters, and when we connect with and understand one another. Promising that it will be the most profound 30 minutes of your day.
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