Using Freelancers

There are certain jobs that are great for the fiverr or 99designs type of job. They are cheap little gigs with a very limited scope. I use fiverr all the time for removing the backgrounds from photos. People can do them fast and cheap. I trust them thoroughly to be able to do this job. Using Freelancers

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Easy Force

There are a lot of dishes I can cook well. When my friend invited me to bring some food to a party, the dish I brought was some complex thing I had never cooked before. This is a drive I find myself having often. I have the opportunity to share something that’s easy for me Easy Force

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Before Destroying A Heckler

Comedians like to talk about destroying a heckler. I don’t really think they can be destroyed, but that would be interesting. I have silenced many. I’ve also amplified them and I’ve befriended them and I’ve utilized them. Hecklers usually think they’re being helpful to the show. People in general want to make the world a Before Destroying A Heckler

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Count Your Thank Yous

Another trick for filling up our gas tanks when we’re feeling slow to make stuff… Look at the good things we’ve done for others. Our mission is generous. Our motivation is to give something. If someone does something for us, often all we have to do is thank them and let them know how much Count Your Thank Yous

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Choosing The Career

In entertainment, we’re not just picking our careers from a catalog or a guidance counselor’s list. Usually, the work we do doesn’t fit into a job title and it doesn’t match anyone else’s career. Basically, we’re making it up. Recently, I’ve been re-making mine up many times over. I’m still trying to figure out what Choosing The Career

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Rebellion = Blind Following

I used to be really into rebelling, trying to figure out how I could get away with everything maximum perpendicular to the grain. I wanted to do what nobody else was doing. I wanted to break all the rules of entertainment. It might sound like an old man thing, but I didn’t find that to Rebellion = Blind Following

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Gratitude Is Selfish Is Generous

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving day and I know thousands of you will be disappointed to know I won’t be blogging. So, hopefully this will give you something meaty to stuff your mind. We are generous. We are fueled by a mission that is giving. To get to action on this mission, we need gratitude. We don’t Gratitude Is Selfish Is Generous

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Take Up Space

We deserve as people to take up space… to exist. When we take up space and are vocal about what matters to us and who we are, it gives others permission to do the same. We have good stuff to do. We can be loud with it and that adds to the lives of others. Take Up Space

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Awards On A Site

I talked about how to show value in a site and one of the ways is an awards section. These don’t have to be an Oscar or “World Champion!” They don’t have to be from contests. They can be… A contest won A contest finalist A contest selection A repetition of success “5 Time Guest Awards On A Site

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Cussing

Here’s some stuff cussing expresses We’re all adults here Let’s get loose A more genuine surprise especially if the situation is inappropriate (like on a sitcom when they bleep it out) We are familiar, we are friends I am bold Anger Rebellion Insanity Please use swears unsparingly, but have fun with them.

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The Need to Fit In

Many folks are drawn to entertainment as a way to fit in. They feel that they were an outsider, except when the stage happened to them, or when they had some kind of art to share. When this feeling comes up for us again with our audience, it can really screw us. The thing that The Need to Fit In

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Hierarchy in Design

Being decisive is what we do in design and what we do in entertainment. We take responsibility for making decisions for our audience. Then, we can guide them along like happy sheep to a wonderful place, an important experience, or a fulfilling message. I used this meme before and here it is again… We notice Hierarchy in Design

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