Completely Creative

Type Tips For Publishers

May 28, 2012

The choice of type is an important decision. Type conveys the flavor of your message when you are sharing your words in print, on a computer or smart device screen. I am especially sensitive to the look and feel of type. I own more than 1000 fonts, so many that I recently had to disable […]

Read the full article →

Fast and Free Video App

May 9, 2012

Video rocks – so why aren’t you using it yet? People love to watch other people. That is why YouTube is so popular. If you don’t nt know how to use a video camera, or edit video, or have the dollars to buy expensive software, let alone take the time to learn how to use […]

Read the full article →

Multi-Tasking is a Dangerous Myth

April 18, 2012

I nearly incinerated my kitchen the other evening. I was tired and hungry. I had one more task to complete before I stopped working for the night. I thought I would save a bit of time and heat up some soup while I worked. DANGER!!! DANGER!!! DANGER!!! I am famous around my house for blackening […]

Read the full article →

Perfection is the Enemy of Taking Action

April 16, 2012

Have you every been stuck in “Perfection Paralysis”? Have you missed out on opportunities by waiting until everything was perfect? What if you knew your were perfect right now? How would you act? What would be different for you? Weight the value of your effort and investment in an idea or project against what you […]

Read the full article →

You Are Perfect

April 13, 2012

Let your perfection shine. You are perfect as you are. You know enough, you are enough, and you are perfect. Next time you have a good idea, test it using the Lean Start-Up model. Invest the smallest amount of resources to test your idea. If it sticks with your audience, you can make it better. […]

Read the full article →

Treat Your Clients Like Plants in Your Garden

April 11, 2012

April in Northern California brings uncertain weather. Showers, sun, heat, wind, heavy rain. The garden is begging for attention. Established plants are braving the swing in temperatures. They can do that because they are well established. They have a strong infrastructure to support them. Their roots know the earth where they are living. They have […]

Read the full article →

Does Your Brain Need a New Pair of Glasses?

April 5, 2012

You can’t see it if you are not looking for it. Yesterday, I set down my computer glasses on my dining room table. I rarely have my computer glasses on outside of my office. After setting down my glasses, I rushed off to an appointment. When I got back to my office, I couldn’t remember […]

Read the full article →

Clear the Clutter – Prune Your Deadwood to Bloom

March 19, 2012

We’ve had a lot of rain in Northern California in the past week, about 7-8 inches in Sonoma, where I live. As I look out at our garden, new shoots are popping up, but there’s a lot of run off, dead leaves and debris that needs to be cleared away. It got me thinking about […]

Read the full article →

Testimonials are better than Ice Cream

February 29, 2012

I posted my new business portrait on this site and other locations on the web. I was so pleased with my portrait, the photo session and my relationship with the photographer, Erin Hayes, Erin Hayes Photography, that I posted a recommendation for her on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. I got lots of positive comments on […]

Read the full article →

February 1, 2012

Some people might think a winter garden is a bare and dreary place.  If you live in a warmer climate, like Sonoma, you may grow roses. If so, you know that you need to prune them severely in the wintertime in order for them to have full blossoms in the spring. Here in the Wine […]

Read the full article →