Category: Business

Help Get Us To SXSW in Austin TX!

What happens to good public school teachers who get community support? They change the future. I’ve been selected to present a case study of my successful classroom to the audience at the South by Southwest EDU Global Conference in Austin, TX. A worldwide audience of innovators, artists, and business CEOs will hear how one classroom…
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Be Your Own Coach: Dre Baldwin of #WorkonYourGame

I caught up with Dre Baldwin of DreAllDay and Work On Your Game fame, one of the top content creators on mental toughness on YouTube. He is a professional basketball player who turned his successful international career into a brand for young athletes who want to control their careers. As he puts it, even the…
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A New Series: Be Your Own [Fill in the Blank]

I was accepted as one of the fellows for the Founders Institute. It means that I’m getting invaluable mentorship from some badass business pioneers who have launched, helmed, and sold multi-million dollar businesses and then launched something else. One of the tremendous benefits I get from it (outside of getting my creative genius butt kicked…
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The Thing

Real. A wordblog requested by Melissa Dunn — They say at some point, you’ve got to call a thing a thing. The origin of the word “real” is Old Latin re- which meant thing, and alis,  meaning like, similar to. Things that are real are like a “thing.” So let’s go a bit deeper. What’s…
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Let’s Be Frank (or Susan, it doesn’t matter to me)

You are the answer. Not just for yourself. Here on this blog, you’ll find a unique perspective on solving both small and big problems. You’ll also be challenged to look at things in a way that is empowering. You want to make a difference– and you can, but real impact begins with how you think–…
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Getting more out of your time

When you drive, are you paying attention to the road? Or are you rehashing whatever happened to you before you got into the car? It’s drive time, right? What’s the difference? Drive time is still moments in your life. When you’re not present for them, their magic eludes you. You don’t get them back. We’ve…
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It’s Your Turn: New Collectors Society

The next investors in the new economy are here. Do you know who they are? NEW COLLECTORS SOCIETY GATHERS ART LEADERS TO CULTIVATE NEW GENERATION OF PATRONS AT THE MUSEUM OF ART FORT LAUDERDALE On Thursday, October 9, from 6pm to 8pm, Be Your Own Answer partners with the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale and…
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Be A Spider (4 Wise Moves for Entrepreneurs)

Even though I’m a writer and creative consultant, I’m a scientist at heart. Most of my work comes from the revelations I have while studying nature and physics. On a walk the other day, I saw a huge banana spider suspended between a tree and a building. There was evidence in its web that it…
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6 Things Leaders Can Learn From The World Cup

1. True fans will follow you everywhere. I was watching the #ivorycoastvsjapan match and was amazed at how coordinated the fans were. They had a choreographed dance, shakers and costuming. This is an important game for the country. People knew that their “Elephants” needed their energy, so they came. The Ivory Coast did not disappoint.…
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I admit it. I’m Lazy.

Yeah, I said it. I’m lazy. It feels good to get that off my chest. I’m a creative launch and development specialist for entrepreneurs who want to make a difference in the world. That means I’m up at 3 AM in the morning with flashes of genius for their next product, and I work late…
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