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Finding Your Fifth Gear

How to keep going when things get tough Let me preface this blog by saying that I’m a busybody. At work and in my free time I’d rather be active and engaged than sitting around bored. That being said, this last month has put that perspective to the test. May is a very...

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Your Video Sucks!

Dealing with criticism In my role at Captivate Media + Consulting I am always getting criticized. Is this a hostile environment? Do we belittle each other, constantly sizing each other up? Of course not. We have an internal review process before sending a project to a...

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How one teacher changed my life

How one teacher impacted my life   Many of us can point to a teacher or two who has helped shape who we are today. My 8th grade government teacher is the person I can look back at and know I would be a different person if it weren't for her. She saw something in me...

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Fear of Flying

How I’m getting out of my comfort zone and growing The smell of freshly brewed coffee mingles with the hum of people chatting about everything from real estate to upcoming exams as I sit in Denver typing on my laptop at Starbucks. I’m out here for a brief 24 hours...

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Don’t Waste Time

Five efficiencies that every Adobe After Effects user should know “Lost time is never found again.” - Benjamin Franklin I couldn’t have said it better, Benny! Why would you want any task to take longer than necessary? That becomes wasted time that you literally never...

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Beyond Business Books

Four Things I’ve Learned After Four Years of Entrepreneurship I have taken more vacation days in the first four months of this year than I did in my first two years of starting my business. Am I slacking on the job or getting lazy? I hope it’s the opposite. Four years...

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My Favorite Coat

Crafting Things With Care I bought what would become my favorite coat about seven years ago. It’s a red and black plaid wool timber cruiser - a timeless design that wouldn’t have been out of place in the woods 100 years ago. It was quite expensive when I bought it,...

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Are We Running from Race?

Embracing diversity and inclusion in our current lives and work I’ve spent the better part of my professional career avoiding or even running from discussions about race, diversity and inclusion. I’ve turned down board positions, committees and even jobs to escape...

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