The smell of change is in the air.

The smell of change is in the air.

INK News has levelled up to inked letters with weekly topics that I’ll be digging into. I created them to be specific enough that I'm not grasping for ideas but general enough that my content will adjust the to the ebb and flow of my business, personal life, and what sparks my interest at the time.

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How not to build a business.

How not to build a business.

I had Unlabel on my bookshelf for over three years. I purchased it on Amazon when I got home from a HOW Design Live conference. My memory is not that brilliant that I could really share what I garnered from his talk. What I do recall though was the impression he made on me. 

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myLife Chat with Tara Hoover

myLife Chat with Tara Hoover

Ever wondered how the myLife planner can work in your life? Sometimes it better to hear it from someone besides myself, because I am biased. It works for me. Listen to Tara and I chat about how she finds the myWeek helps her corral her various lists and notes into one space so she can focus on the work and then shut her office door over the weekend.

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Is bigger better?

Is bigger better?

Who hasn’t been wooed by the idea of living in a large space? Haven’t we all been conditioned to strive for that ‘corner office’ mentality? I embraced the "bigger is better" mentality of the suburban lifestyle. Who would have even dared to say that there was a downside? The more space you have, the more you fill it with. Period.

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A fresh start means a fresh page.

A fresh start means a fresh page.

I like to have the mindset that each and every day is a fresh start. But there is something about the beginning of a new year and the energy around it gives one extra motivation to start the year with good intentions.

So here we are, starting out 2019 and you may have in your hand gifts provided with love and good intentions, one of which could have been a new calendar. Likely either the version that is as standard as the clock face, so both seem to be a visual measure of where you are in time. But outside of that, it doesn’t inspire action.

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Make a list and check it a lot!

Make a list and check it a lot!

I have been a follower of Marie Forleo’s for over a few years. I find her videos and insights to be simple and to the point. Her motto, “Less IS more,” and I have been on that band wagon for the past year. So of course the worksheet download didn’t work right for me, and regardless I have my own style of making lists aligned with the design of myLife Planners that I procrastinated by creating my own worksheet which I am offering to you!

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Rembrandt's Comet

Rembrandt's Comet

A year ago I was referred to a most wonderful creative couple with self publishing dreams. After a first online video meeting they opened their world to me and invited me on their journey. The first book was The Foldings, followed by Slim Island, a second version of The Foldings, and then Stratosphere, all written by Gordon Kurby (his pseudonym). All of these books were the testing phase for the true baby, his recent book release, Rembrandt’s Comet.

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Managing information overload in a 'he' said 'he' said world.

Managing information overload in a 'he' said 'he' said world.

Why is the controversy about truth such an issue these days? It used to be assumed that facts determined the truth. Now the dialogue is dismissing facts for 'sound bites.' As a creative specializing in publication design, this topic has been on my mind a lot. I want the work I do to be professional and of value. Outside of fictional stories, publication media should be validated and authentic. 

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The Value of a List

The Value of a List

Why do people bother with writing down lists of everything that needs to get done? For procrastinators like me, a list can be seen like an impossible mountain to climb, so why not just avoid it? For others the idea of micromanaging their day makes their skin crawl, they would rather let the day just organically flow. Though two pretty solid reasons, what is missed is that what really matters isn’t getting done. There is no magic fairy godmother watching over you and making things happen that align with your dreams. Sorry, the buck stops with you on that one.

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Own Your Strengths

Own Your Strengths

It could be my upbringing that had lack of leader feminine role models (late 70's and early 80's), that makes it so hard to shake that feeling you shouldn’t be talking about yourself. I mean it’s what I was brought up with, between societal norms of the time that was reinforced by the media. 

So I am just gonna throw caution to the wind and share in my mind what my strengths are.

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