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Taking Creative Risks

Taking Creative Risks

How comfortable are you with taking creative risks? Not the small step variety, mind you. But the ones that are scary. That begins with a variation of "I've never done this before." For 2022, I'm going to advocate that you not only…
You Don't Know Everything

You Don't Know Everything

You don't know everything. There, I said it. But do you know why I said it? Mainly because there are two types of people that I frequently encounter. The first type is people who stopped trying to learn anything new when they finished…
Looking Ahead So You Don't Fall Behind

Looking Ahead So You Don't Fall Behind

How far are you looking ahead? Summer is ending. School is ramping up and fall sports are starting. COVID is getting scarier again. Maybe. A few weeks ago I wrote about two trends. One was the supply chain disruption, and the other was the…
The Illusion of Perfection

The Illusion of Perfection

Perfection. We all want it. Strive for it. Lust after it. Even demand it. In the 2009 movie Avatar, the mining company in the film was obsessed with getting a rare mineral. Unobtainium. This was an old engineer joke that director and screenwriter…
Yes, Your Network Is Still Your Net Worth

Yes, Your Network is Still Your Net Worth

Let's talk about your network. You know, all the friends, suppliers, customers, connections, and people you know that encompass your career. It is, and will always be, who you know that matters. What are you doing to strengthen or build…
How Do You Solve A Problem for Maria - Marshall Atkinson

How Do You Solve A Problem for Maria?

Maria has a problem.  She's been employed in your shop for about eight months now.  Maria really loves her job, and working in the decorated apparel industry suits her. She's smart.  Good with her hands.  A quick learner.  Creative. That's…