There Are A Lot Of Worms

The following is from Tom Dixon, a really neat guy. More links to his resources are at the bottom.

I recently had a great idea for a blog post. I had it all worked out in my head. It was going to be awesome. About five minutes later I was checking my news feed, and saw that someone had beaten me to it. Not just anyone. Dan Miller, of 48 Days fame, had stolen my thunder. We had both evidently read the same article and had the same idea. He just got pen to paper a little faster.

I jokingly left the comment: “…you have to get up pretty early to beat Dan Miller!” Well that was that. The post was already written. That was going to save me a lot of time.

About an hour later I got a response. Dan knew what I was thinking, and prompted me to go another direction: “ Hey I’m an old “early bird gets the worm” kind of guy. But there are a lot of worms out there – so go for it anyway.”

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The Connection Brand: Official Book Launch

subscribe-download-connectionbrandToday is the day my awesome launch team has been helping me prepare for! They’ve been awesome at giving me feedback and I want to give a shout out to them all. You’ll find links to all their sites at the bottom of this post so be sure to check them and their blogs out, they rock so much!

So with that, I want to introduce to you the book, The Connection Brand.

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The subtle dilution of art across multiple industries

You’ve heard my little rant on mediocrity. And it recently came to my attention that the word “art” is getting diluted more so now than ever.

With as much technology as we have, we are often using it for the wrong things. My underlying question is

“Are we doing to the Information Age what we did to the Industrial Age?”

Are we streamlining too much and making knowledge too accessible? Are we creating too much and not focusing enough on the “art”?

All questions we need to answer. Let’s explore this a bit.

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Remembering why you started toward your dream in the first place

As entrepreneurs, we struggle to focus much of the time. We neglect the many things that got us to where we are today.

We lose inspiration.

I remember this from the Killer Tribes conference of 2012 (affiliate link) when Daddy-O talked about the music industry and how the inspiration for creating art has dwindled. He reminded me that we all lose inspiration because we forget how we got inspired in the first place.

That really struck me at the time, but recently, I’ve lost it. Let me explain.

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