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New Survey from Adobe Highlights the Challenges of Accelerating Content Creation and Delivery

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A catchy tagline or flashy website isn’t enough to win over consumers these days—they want creative yet personalized content. But it’s getting harder for the minds behind the content to keep up with the demand. Adobe’s recent survey reveals the biggest challenges today’s creatives are facing.

Click here or the image below to take a look at their report.

Adobe State of Creative and Marketing Collaboration Survey
By |2019-03-19T20:17:15+00:00March 19th, 2019|

Meditation – Does it work?

Recently, I have been listening to a lot of podcasts from lifestyle hackers – people who strive to create the perfect lifestyle. While I know, and they understand, life is never perfect, there are many things that people do daily to improve their lifestyle. I love listening to these podcasts as they try out unique techniques and interview people who are at different stages of life to understand what works and doesn’t work for people.

One thing I have heard a lot about recently on these podcasts is meditation.

At first, I was skeptical. The thought of sitting still and ‘calming the mind’ seemed like a waste of time.

But, in an effort recently to reduce stress, I decided to give it a try. I downloaded an app called “Headspace” that advertised 10 minutes a day leads to mindfulness meditation. Again, skeptical, but willing to try.

Sit down, plug in headphones, and turn on the app. For 10 minutes, it walks you through a meditation process that is focused on breathing and concentration.

After 10 minutes each day for 10 days, though, I am no longer skeptical.

Meditation first thing in the morning has helped me clear my mind and start the day refreshed. It has helped reduce stress levels as I leave the house and have a more focused approach to my to-do list each morning. It surprised me, but it does help.

For those that have trouble falling asleep, meditation for you might be better suited in the evenings.

Mediation is not the key to fixing everything, but it is a piece of the puzzle. It seems to help me, and I think can help you.

Do you meditate? Have you ever tried it?

I would love to hear more about what works or hasn’t worked for you in the past. Leave me a comment below.

Photo by jaxbot.

By |2016-08-08T05:04:26+00:00August 8th, 2016|

Bucket List

I was having lunch recently with a close friend, and we began talking about his recently formed bucket list. He shared with me some of the items on his bucket list… ranging from things that are daring and fun, to more serious notes, and potentially life changing.

While I think some people view bucket lists as a silly list that will never be attained, that is certainly not the case.

A bucket list is a valuable list to have.

It creates a list of goals to work towards – a list of dreams to strive for. It provides you something to plan for, both physically, mentally, and even financially. It helps you build fun activities and accomplishments into your life.

And then, when you accomplish something on your bucket list, you get the opportunity to cross it off, and add another.

What all does your bucket list contain?

By |2015-03-22T22:30:14+00:00March 3rd, 2014|

Imagine & Create A New World

I recently read a quote that sparked this post, “Legos. The toy that teaches we can imagine and create entirely new worlds.”

I grew up with legos. I love legos. I wish I could still find the time everyday to play with legos.

Why?

Legos let us leave this world for a brief period of time and travel into a world that we created. A perfect world. One that we control everything and everyone. There is no world hunger. No poverty. No sex or child slaves. It is perfect.

Imagine what you can do with legos.

Creativity, at its best.

As a new world focused on creativity and innovation, it may be time to bring legos back. This time, not just for kids, but into everyones daily lives.

It is time to imagine. Time to create. Time to dream.

Yet, lets not stop there. Lets actually do something with the ideas, dreams, and creativity.

The world will appreciate it.

What will you do?

By |2015-03-22T22:34:29+00:00September 8th, 2013|