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July 8, 2014 8:14 AM

How To Be Inspired At Work tagged “Writing”

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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June 3, 201410:31 AM

Is Your Work Your Hobby? tagged “Writing”

I tried to take electric bass lessons. It didn't last long. I know so many people who attempt to start playing an instrument once they have an established career, kids, some sense of security, and it never takes. You don't... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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May 15, 201411:38 PM

Adding Value In Unexpected Places tagged “Writing”

What a nightmare. I had to get my tires changed. Here's a first world problem for you: I hate sitting around at the car dealership all day waiting for my vehicle. My trick? I call, ask how long it will... Read more

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May 2, 2014 9:52 PM

A Punk's Guide To Success tagged “Writing”

I used to be an angry young man. Heavy metal. Punk. Street. That's the music that captured my attention. The early days of that music. I would also read. Nothing got me more riled up to be a better writer... Read more

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April 8, 2014 7:58 PM

TED And The Art of Loyalty tagged “Writing”

People don't like to admit just how addicted they are to their smartphones. I won't be the first to blog about how many people are quite sensual with their devices. Don't laugh. Think about the way you caress, touch, and... Read more

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March 25, 201410:50 AM

Top 15 Rules For Business Writers tagged “Writing”

Are there rules for great writing when it comes to business? I am often asked where I find the time to write. I am often asked about why I write and publish so much content. I am often asked where... Read more

By Mitch Joel


January 30, 201410:22 PM

The Blog Turns 20 This Year tagged “Writing”

Can you believe it? I had to re-read the headline a couple of times as well. Yesterday, The Guardian posted an article titled, The blog turns 20: a conversation with three internet pioneers. It made me do a double-take. This... Read more

By Mitch Joel


January 14, 201411:51 PM

Let's Face The Cold Hard Truth About Talent tagged “Writing”

I started taking electric bass lessons. I used to play electric bass quite a bit (even studied it in a post-secondary environment). I worked very hard at it. I had private lessons, would attend jam sessions, played in a couple... Read more

By Mitch Joel


January 9, 201410:11 PM

The Internet Will Break Your Creative Block tagged “Writing”

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


December 1, 201312:07 PM

The Art Of Writing Well With Roy Peter Clark tagged “Writing”

Episode #386 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Every so often, I get the chance to dive deep into a topic that is of huge (and... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 1, 201311:34 AM

SPOS #386 - The Art Of Writing Well With Roy Peter Clark tagged “Writing”

Welcome to episode #386 of Six Pixels Of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast. Every so often, I get the chance to dive deep into a topic that is of huge (and personal) interest to me. This is one of... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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November 6, 201311:12 PM

It's Never Too Late To Start A Blog tagged “Writing”

Well, of course someone who loves to blog is going to say that it's never too late to start a blog. I was asked to give a presentation this past week in London for the London Bloggers Meet-up (many thanks... Read more

By Mitch Joel


October 18, 201310:44 AM

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

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


October 17, 201310:53 PM

The Merits Of Reading A Book tagged “Writing”

What was the last book that you read? I buy new books all day. Literally. I read most of my book on my iPhone using the Kindle, iBooks or Kobo app (but, mostly Kindle). I haven't been reading enough books... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 30, 2013 6:53 AM

10 Years Of Blogging. One Tiny Favor. Please Help Me. tagged “Writing”

The truth is that I hate anniversaries. That's kind of a lie. I just don't like the whole, "hey everyone, did you know that I have been blogging for ten years?" I don't blog, write or publish with a numerical... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 18, 201312:28 PM

How Much Screen Time Should Kids Have? tagged “Writing”

What was your childhood like? Screens (beyond the television) played a pervasive part in my upbringing. We were one of the first families to have a set-top video game platform (first Pong, then Atari 2600). We had a personal computer... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 7, 2013 8:36 AM

For The Love Of Words tagged “Writing”

There are people who are true magicians. Not parlor tricks. Not those who try to fool others. Individuals who have ideas and can create stories out of thin air. Very compelling stories. While they walk among us, they work alone,... Read more

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August 21, 2013 6:31 AM

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

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


July 22, 2013 4:32 PM

You Should Work For Free. You Should Not Work For Free. tagged “Writing”

It is the constant debate of the marketing industry: should you do spec work? There is a phase in the acquisition of a new client that usually requires a marketing agency to spend a lot of time pitching. This pitch... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 16, 201310:21 PM

The End Of Writer's Block tagged “Writing”

I don't believe in writer's block. Do you? Have you ever had a moment in time when someone says something that stops you dead in your tracks? It happened to me. It happened to me live on stage. The other... Read more

By Mitch Joel


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