5 Unpopular Truths About Boys

It’s easy to group all kids together into one general mass of noisy, snotty, rambunctious youngsters. We lose sight of the fact that boys and girls are fundamentally different. If you’ve had the experience of raising both, you know the nature vs nurture debate isn’t a debate at all. Boys are naturally different in a…

 

Do Jekyll and Hyde Hold the Key to Real Change?

I’m going to share with you a truth that change the way I think about issues. I’m sure it’ll have the same affect for you. This profound thought has the power to cut through excuses and hold you accountable to any goal you claim to hold. At first it seems ridiculously simple, even elementary. But…

 

When Do I Get to Speak?

I recently had a conversation with a guy about abortion. I was pointing out to him its not an issue of woman’s rights. He said I can’t really speak to the issue as I’m not a woman. I’ll give you a minute to digest that. That’s right. A man told me I cannot speak to…

 

Thoughts From a Grammar Nazi

We’ve all been there. In a rush, we type a status update into our MyTwitFace app and within a minute, someone corrects a basic grammar mistake. And what do we call that person. All together now class: A Grammar Nazi. I don’t think that’s a term that we should be throwing around like that. And…

 

Writing that Reads Fast

Everybody is in a hurry. It’s your job as a writer, blogger, content creator, etc, to respect that, which many times means getting your ideas across as quickly as possible. Cut the fluff. Your reader’s time is valuable to them, so it should be to you, too. Here are some simple ways to make your…

 

Why Are Bloggers at War With Paragraphs

I understand the tactic of using short sentences to make an article read faster. It brings a sense of urgency to the writing. It keeps the reader moving along at a good clip because their mind doesn’t need to pause as often as the text is pausing, which gives a sense of speed. I get…

 

A Toddler, a Red Chair, and a Message Every Entrepreneur Needs to Hear

Taking a much needed break from all things entrepreneurial, I sat on the floor watching my daughter play. It was the day after Christmas, and like all good 11 month olds, while her siblings were playing with their newest toys, she was occupied with random daily objects we’d owned for years. That day’s attention grabber…

 

The Sinister Truth About Diversity

Coming from a marketing background, it’s hard to spot an ad that doesn’t go out of its way to impress us with the organization’s level of diversity. You’re guaranteed to see one woman, one Asian, one African-American, and one Caucasian. They are sure every people group is represented, whether or not it accurately reflects their…

 

Going Viral is Not the Point

Every content creator (or Creative, as I call them) dreams of their content going viral. The thought of millions of people consuming what you created feels almost as good as winning the lottery. But it shouldn’t. To have millions of people read something I wrote isn’t all that thrilling. Sure, it’s a great opportunity. But…