Editorial-style Blog posts written in the spirit of exploration, encouraging open dialogue and conversations with people from around the world.

The Practices of Doing Business

be mindful practice of doing business text on photo yoga mat in empty roomOne of the most important things I learned is at the core of any of the practices we do. Any of those intentional things we do on a regular basis with hope that it will support us and our growth. Things that enhance our way to a well-lived life. To have any significant meaning beyond the physical practice it has to be brought into life. Moment by moment. Daily.

Business Identity: Reveal Your Personal Relationship To The Work Your Business Does

let us see you, brand identityEstablish the fullness of your business identity within the environment of your website by presenting a clear sense of how you and your team, as living, breathing individuals with real commitment and purpose. Allow how you feel about the work you do to show.

The Secrets of Process & Creativity In Work & Content Writing

expose creativity secretsBinding Threads That Run Through Simple Work, Process, Creativity and Writing

Creativity and the creative process are recognized as sterling motivators and known to be critical factors in much if not all of the work we do. Yet even though there are theories of how they are understood to function, they’re still rendered somewhat invisible and undefined in many cases.

Fire Up Your Collaborative Spirit In All The Work You Do

fire up your collaborative spirit in all your workWhat Do We Mean To Each Other?

The art of collaboration has its origins built in to being human. Vitalize your ability to join forces, team up, listen and act upon the ideas of others. Share effort. Step back and let someone else lead and then trade places. True collaboration benefits all involved and ripples outward. Identity. Collaboration.

Reveal Company Narrative & Shared Purpose

importance of your company narrativeDon't Underestimate The Power Of Your Company Narrative.

How readily can you describe your company and its place in the larger context of your community or industry? Not just the thing it does but its core values, vision of the future, fundamental qualities, aspirations, the things that live at its heart; its purpose, the how and the what for, the who for.

How to Reel In The Forces of Serendipity, Schema, Creativity

An Unexpected Triad that Plays A Powerful Role In The Online Environment.

There are powerful forces at play underlying what we notice on the surface of things. Like some gravitational pull or thrust forward to unforeseen events, connections and productive detours, their momentum can be unrelenting.

Serendipity: Optimize Your Odds For It

optimize for serendipityPlan For Randomness.

Have we forgotten to really pay attention to this mind-bending, life and work-changing thing that’s one of the ten most difficult English words to translate? Is it loitering on the sidelines taken for granted, surreptitiously nudging us to put our attention elsewhere? To other phenomenon, strategies? How do we safeguard our odds for serendipity?

Strike Balance With Your Website Objectives

Through Clear Purpose And Consideration

For a website that’s been thoughtfully planned, there will be meshed and interdependent objectives woven to create a well-purposed, well-functioning whole. It can seem that some website objectives are at odds and small business owners or those charged with overseeing the development and design of a website often grapple with this.

The Art Of Conversations For Your Business

art of conversations old phone fat eyes web developmentWhat Do Your Customers Need That You Have? Hint: It's not all in your product or service. It's also in your communication. Every conversation is a negotiation of energies, needs, desires, style and ideas. A dance of touch and no touch, movements in unison or awkward and misfired signals, efforts to catch up, line up, get and stay in sync.

Elemental Features Of Your Business

The Small Things You’re Made Of

Can we mine and make the most of what’s in plain sight but wastefully running under our radar? Just imagine the small parts that make up the whole of your business. Those fabulous ingredients can be magnified, described more thoroughly and utilized to our customers' benefit.