This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.
1310, 2014

Never quite perfect. The eternal editor is no hero.

Perfection, stop trying to get there
“Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.” Salvador Dali Some days writing is effortless, fun and comes like breathing, easy and without much effort. Other days writing can be really hard. It’s like climbing the tallest mountain with no sight of the top and brutal weather beating up every inch of your soul.

610, 2014

Double dose – has it’s rewards

My good friend and fellow branding buddy Bruce Turkel is an amazing writer and talent. I’ve been reading his blog  ever since we met at a comedy workshop for the National Speakers Association.

Recently I noticed […]

1808, 2014

My social media sabbatical – a worthy break

Take a brand break from social media
The last 60 days I’ve been MIA from social media. Except for a few random tweets, my social channels have been inactive. While social media is seductive, persuasive and can influence behavior and actions that impact my economy and help build my brand, I consciously opted out. WHY? My plate has been full with other branding projects, speeches and personal obligations that required my brain and bandwidth.

110, 2013

Perpetual proofing predicaments – A tool to fix them.

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"I use Grammarly for proofreading because without TYPOS, I have less gray hair and then I look much, much younger*." (Read the entire blog to make sense of this opening quote.) Of all of my skills and talents, proofing text is not one of them. In fact, if there were an award for the most consistent practice of missing those grammar gaffes, those punctuation oversights, or the spelling snafus, I’m sure I’d be a finalist. I’m okay with this because I know I have many other valuable skills that these grammar gurus and spelling bee society members don’t possess. I know these shortcomings drive my journalism-minded, editing buddies nuts. I’m okay with this, too. I do respect the English language. I understand that errors and bad writing reflect poorly on one’s professional image, and that’s not good brand-building.

1208, 2013

1 step forward, 2 steps back – that’s business!

Being stumped is an essential part of the creative process. Step beyond discouragement.

For the past 6 months,  I’ve been thinking about my next book. I want to travel more globally, and I want to expand […]

1004, 2013

3 Fast revelations. How less can get you more.

Less is more. 3 productivity tips
Condensed soup, perfume and now skimmed news, all pack an intense punch of value in a smaller space than their fuller counterparts. In a world with seemingly less time and so much more to consume I've identified three tighter, smaller and concise was of getting three important things done in my world. 1) Read theSkimm.com. This daily feed of the top 3-4 news stories keep you informed even when your day does not allow any news reading, TV watching or much dialogue with your well-informed friends.

812, 2011

Bad reviews: legitimate professional spanking? or just grumpy venting?

Brandwashed Secrets of Successful Women

I have read two contentious and highly critical book reviews in the Wall Street Journal from the past 30 days. The first review is about a book by an author who is a great friend of mine. Brandwashed by Martin Lindstrom. Here is the not so flattering review, in WSJ. The second review was on the book The Secret thoughts of Successful Women by Valerie Young, E.d. D. No love affair here either, WSJ.

2109, 2011

Laugh, learn and leverage liquid libations

How a little comedy can help content creation and communication captivation

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We all struggle with developing killer content that not only communicates but captivates audiences. Let me share some insight from two recent comedy outings and why you should routinely schedule such humorous adventures in your career journeys to master the art of theater and comedy in your messaging. Last month, when I was in New York City I saw Love, Loss and What I Wore, an off Broadway show about women and life or to better describe it as the New York Times Review states, two hours of matters of the heart and matters of the closet. It was entertaining, thought provoking and triggered some deep emotions and memories.

2109, 2011

Meet the social media marketing team

Brain Tattoo Social Team


I'm very fortunate to have an awesome social media team supporting my message and assisting our client's in reaching their goals. Allow me to introduce the "A" social team to you as they contribute to branding content, SEO solutions and marketing outreach on the front line and behind the scenes. Pictured above from left to right is Lauren Angrick, Chief Problem Solver for all my companies and to the right of me is Jess English our newest social media team member who is Community Manager for Restaurant Branding Roadmap, our soon to launch DIY self small business branding program for restaurants

1908, 2011

“So you want to write a book.” – 5 lessons any aspiring author should know, part II.

Part II
If you just joined in, yesterday I shared my journey of getting two book deals with major publishers. Brain Tattoos and Brand Turnaround my new title that will be out later this year. I […]