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Archives for September 2010

Fired Up for SummitUp

I am all fired up.  The reason – SummitUp 2010. Two weeks from today, the SummitUp conference will take place in Dayton, Ohio.  If you have never been or heard of SummitUp, check it out. SummitUp is a day long conference dedicated to exploring social media, marketing, business, technology, and creativity.  The event is scheduled […]

Feeling Cross

At just under a month until race day, I am now running longer distances than I ever knew possible. I am learning first hand that pounding your feet on the pavement for hours at a time causes one to experience considerable amounts of pain. Joints, muscles, bones – you name it and it’s probably a […]

3 Tech Tools for Creative Productivity

If you are like me, you have a lot to do every day.  Staying organized and managing the “to-do” list of life is a constant challenge in this world that just gets busier and busier every day.  While I do not claim to have expert status when it comes to getting things done, I like […]

The Element of Surprise!

Surprise, Surprise, Surprise! For years word of mouth has been touted as the world’s most powerful form of marketing. However, word of mouth has traditionally been little more than an afterthought for many businesses because it suffered from two fatal flaws – it was very hard to measure and very challenging to scale.  Now the […]

Pace

I am just over a month away from running my first marathon. My ability to finish the 26.2 miles is largely dependent on finding a pace that I can sustain for the long haul. If my pace is too fast, I will burn out; too slow and I will underperform. The challenge is to run […]

Fear

Fear.  Does it paralyze you or push you forward? For the last few months I have been preparing to run my first marathon.  Two weeks ago, I had terrible training run.  I was at mile 10 of 16, and I felt just plain bad.  I was hot, tired, thirsty, and just plain spent.  In my […]

To Become

Take a moment and answer the following question: “What do you want to become?” What did you answer? Do you want to become smarter? Healthier? Happier? More financially stable? A better parent? A faster cyclist? A marathon runner? A more loyal friend? A more valuable employee? Whatever your answer, this is an important question to […]