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WITHOUT DOING, DREAMING IS USELESS

If you are not already familiar with 99u, you need to be. With articles and videos focused on “Making Ideas Happen,” it is an invaluable resource for the frustrated freelancer or overly ambitious entrepreneur. In this presentation, Rilla Alexander walks us through her whimsical recount of the birth, death, and rebirth of her idea – a vicious cycle all too familiar to those of us in the creative work space.

How do you handle idea overload?


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FIND YOUR GREATNESS by NIKE

Redefine “greatness” and suddenly it becomes much more attainable.


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HAPPINESS INSPIRES PRODUCTIVITY by SHAWN ACHOR

“It’s not reality that shapes us, but the lens through which your brain views the world [that] shapes your reality. And if we can change the lens, not only can we change your happiness, we can change every single educational and business outcome at the same time.” Read more…

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RETHINK: SIDE WITH THE WINNERS

Originally posted on detavio.com. Resetter Detavio Samuels writes on the importance of siding with winners to reach your full potential. Too often I have found myself in situations where I am giving all of myself to another person or project, leaving little to nothing for myself. Read more…

“FAKE IT ‘TIL YOU BECOME IT” by AMY CUDDY

In her studies of body language, Amy Cuddy reveals how we can use nonverbal gestures to trick our brains into thinking we are in a position of power. Absorbing the pointers of this 20 minute video could very well increase your chances of being more successful. Sounds dramatic, but it’s true. The way you sit or stand can literally alter your levels of testosterone (power hormone) and cortisol (stress hormone). Read more…

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RETHINK: IT’S JUST NOT THAT COMPLICATED.

Originally posted on Detavio.com Detavio Samuels shares his approach to keeping life as simple as possible. Most will say it’s not that easy, but what if it truly is? And more importantly, what do we have to lose by subscribing to this belief? When the layers of life’s complexity start piling up, press the reset button.

When you think about trying to master the game of life it can get be overly complicated. Read more…

THE $126MM MOUSTACHE

A story of how four friends in a bar turned a silly challenge into a global men’s health movement. Adam Garone shares his simple lessons of persistence, patience, and bravery while describing the growing momentum of his Movember project. This is a truly inspiring example of how a little creative branding transformed a personal desire to make an impact into the largest prostate cancer movement in the world.


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RETHINK: EVERYTHING DOESN’T DESERVE YOUR BEST

Originally posted on Detavio.com, fellow Resetter Detavio Samuels reflects on a valuable lesson he’s learned in his career – Don’t go hard all the time. Seems counterintuitive at first glance, but give it a quick read and you will understand how this realization can actually make you more productive:

When I was at Johnson & Johnson my boss used to tell me I had one major problem: Read more…

JOHN CLEESE ON CREATIVITY

Very useful insight into how to get your creative juices flowing on demand.

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T.S. ELIOT

This quote so perfectly describes why we exist. This is what it means to reset.