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August 30, 201611:04 PM

Original Ideas...Or Creative Ideas? Getting Beyond The Stuck. tagged “Inspiration”

How often do you get paralyzed by the fact that you don't have an original idea? Confession time: this has been happening a lot more frequently to me. I know the culprit. It's Medium and LinkedIn. Everyday, I get two... Read more

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May 23, 2016 7:04 AM

Better Ways To Get Inspired tagged “Inspiration”

Need some inspiration? Try this... Read old copies of MAD Magazine (from the late seventies and eighties, preferably). Watch a documentary about something you know nothing about (try Helvetica or Art & Copy). Go for a long walk without music (if... Read more

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May 11, 201611:23 PM

Pure Mastery. Pure Creativity. tagged “Inspiration”

This man is a legend.  You may not know him by name. You have heard hundreds of songs that he has played on. Over a year ago, I decided to start a new podcast (it's called, Groove - The No... Read more

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March 4, 2016 6:31 PM

Where Does Creativity Come From? tagged “Inspiration”

The million dollar question. The billion dollar answer. Where does creativity come from? People are focused. People are creative by nature. Is it nature or is it nurture? Are there lighting bolts of inspiration that hit us out of the... Read more

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October 16, 201511:31 PM

Picking Your Brain For Better Ideas tagged “Inspiration”

Being an original thinker is near-impossible. Combining ideas to come up with something original is more likely. It's a truth. The best creatives are the ones who are able to find a new middle in between two (or more) ideas... Read more

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September 4, 2015 9:25 PM

Getting Lost In YouTube Will Help You Find Your Content's Soul tagged “Inspiration”

I went down deep into the YouTube rabbit hole. I didn't think that I would ever get out. For me, it all starts with some random band that pops into my noggin' and the simple question: "what ever happened to..."... Read more

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August 6, 201511:02 PM

Lessons On Creativity From The Outside tagged “Inspiration”

"You have a podcast about bass players?" We live in a world where content is everywhere... and it's 24-hours a day. It's easy to miss. As a content producer, it's hard to manage. On one hand, I was extremely excited... Read more

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January 21, 2015 7:14 PM

Find Your Brand Expression tagged “Inspiration”

Marketing is a game of differentiation. Some might (fairly) argue that a brand's true "win" happens when they're so unique, that the marketing is baked right into the product and service. It's a high bar to set for most, especially... Read more

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December 18, 201411:02 PM

The Point Of Creativity In Business tagged “Inspiration”

The point of creativity in business is to tell and/or sell. For some reason, the statement above is seen (by many) as some kind of defamation of creativity. A bastardization of the what art is. The proverbial selling of the... Read more

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October 2, 201411:00 PM

Music As Your Therapy And Your Inspiration tagged “Inspiration”

What music is on your iPhone? I often (half-jokingly) tell people that if something should happen to me, I'm worried that my playlists will be discovered on my iPhone, and that I will be made fun of. I love very... Read more

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July 8, 2014 8:14 AM

How To Be Inspired At Work tagged “Inspiration”

It's 7 am. I'm sitting in a coffee shop right around the corner from my office. It's easy to read between the lines. It's easy to think that someone is a workaholic. It's easy to make assumptions (must be single,... Read more

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January 10, 2014 6:09 PM

Real Leaders Eat Last tagged “Inspiration”

Simon Sinek is one smart individual. To this day, you will hear many business leaders referring to his first book, Start With Why (which is, without a doubt one of the best business books that has come out in the... Read more

By Mitch Joel


January 9, 201410:11 PM

The Internet Will Break Your Creative Block tagged “Inspiration”

Writer's block? Creative block? Can't come up with something to create? Steven Pressfield hates the words "writer's block." He believes that we're all just fighting the "resistance" to create something (writing, that new startup, a project, whatever). His books, The... Read more

By Mitch Joel


October 18, 201310:44 AM

5 Simple Ways To Get More Creative, Inspired And Smarter Every Day tagged “Inspiration”

Stop complaining about email. We all get too much email. Most of the time it's about things that should probably be discussed in person (or over the phone) or it's spam. The truth is that the inbox continues to be... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 6, 201310:18 PM

Some Of The Best (Non-Marketing) E-Newsletters To Make You A Better Business Leader tagged “Inspiration”

Where do you find the things that inspire you? It should come as no surprise that content about marketing and smart marketers is one of the best places to get inspired about better ways to do your marketing. It's not... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 21, 2013 6:31 AM

Are Creative Types Just A Bunch Of Slackers? tagged “Inspiration”

When you think of creative types, what do you think of? If they are creatives and they work in the marketing industry, most people think of individuals wearing shorts, t-shirts and bouncing rubbery objects off of their walls until its... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 26, 2013 4:34 PM

Learning How To Jam tagged “Inspiration”

Let the tape roll and see what happens. One of the most important lessons that I learned from my days in the music industry (which was a long, long time ago) is that artists - true artists - don't like... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 23, 2013 8:01 AM

The Filter, The Advisor And Your Personal Advisory Board tagged “Inspiration”

What would Malcolm Gladwell do? One of the easiest ways to guide my professional and community life has been to find and build my own, personal, advisory board. But, here's the thing: the people who are on this highly personal... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 3, 2012 3:43 PM

The Finish Line tagged “Inspiration”

If I only had a few more hours... or a couple of more days... How long does a creative idea take? I was on a very long flight overseas last week and managed to watch a documentary about the rock... Read more

By Mitch Joel


May 11, 2012 4:31 PM

The Trick With Inspiration tagged “Inspiration”

Believe it or not, you're constantly being inspired. The trick with inspiration is being able to both acknowledge that moment and act on it when it happens. I was reminded of this earlier in the week. I was listening to... Read more

By Mitch Joel


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