Your Greatness Doesn’t Need Permission

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Against the creative wall?  Feeling like you aren’t getting anywhere and nobody is noticing?  Everyone around you talks like they are against your idea?  Scared? You aren’t alone. If that’s not bad enough, there are those negative…

The Imposter Phenomenon

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A long time reader of my blog wrote in with a remarkable question: “Love your blogs, they always resonate. I have a topic I would love to hear your thoughts on: confidence. Specifically, when you have a crisis of confidence. My business has…

Guiding the Way: The Value of Mentorship

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Guess what folks?  For this blog I get to sit back, feet up on my desk and slurp down a nice long gulp of an imaginary margarita, while someone else sweats out the details of the blog.  That’s right!  Guest blogger time!  Wahoo! Evidently…

Lending a Hand Helps More Than Just the Other Person

There’s no doubt in my mind that everyone, and I mean everyone, struggles with daily challenges.  I don’t care who you are, what you do, how much money you make, or how talented you are…there is something going on every day that is…

Today’s Challenge: Paying It Forward With Cause Marketing

Recently I attended the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer kickoff breakfast here in Milwaukee.  It was a wonderful event, full of amazing stories that inspired the crowd.  I sat at a table and introduced myself…

Victory Lap - atkinsontshirt Blog Reaches Milestone

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I’m sure some blogs get millions of views.  Mine doesn’t and I’m ok with that. (One day!!  We all need goals.)  As many of you know this blog is centered on the decorated apparel industry, a decidedly tiny community in the scheme…