Get More and Better Work Done : 5 Takeaways from Cal Newport’s “Deep Work”
There are two abilities necessary for success in the New Economy: the ability to quickly master hard things and the ability to produce at an elite level. Both depend on your ability to perform deep work.
Questions on Intellectual Rights and Answers from the Universe
I’ve had a quandry rattling around in my head. Usually when we have some thought playing on repeat, it’s not something beneficial. It’s just some open loop that we run over and over looking for closure, mostly without realizing it, and usually not finding what we’re looking for until we finally bring it into focus. This time was no different. I work in a field of intellectual rights. It’s easy to NOT steal something physical, but the whole world gets murky when the goods are virtual. What constitutes copyright infringement when the products are words, photos, videos, and ideas? Thankfully, I haven’t had to deal with any “theft” or potential…
Video Marketing Inspiration: Create a space you love
“I don’t want to do a video, my space is a mess” I get this a lot. And I get it! I look back on old videos where I “Just did it” because I was being pressured (Hi Sandi. 😉 ) and while it was good to get the video out there, I cringe at my background. How messy and unprofessional! There have been times where I too, have declined to do a video because my background was just SO not compelling. Ugh! So how do we rectify our feelings about our surroundings and our feelings about our videos? I know someone (*cough* Sandi, I’m looking at you again!) would …
What does the “Inspired” stand for in “Inspired Video Marketing”?
“A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr The day I woke up and was to meet with my resident agent to sign my business LLC, I had no idea what my business would be called. For the past 2 or 3 years, I had been working part-time doing videos and video marketing, not really with a name, but calling it “Katie Curtis Video Marketing” for lack of anything else and because there was pressure on me to call what I did something. Aaaaand I kind of hated that name. Scratch that, I hardcore hated the name. It still makes me go “ick” to…
What is my “Why”, and what is YOUR “Why”? (video)
Why do you do what you do? And the answer is not “for money”. At the core of it, WHY do you do… anything? Everything? What you’re doing? Here is my answer to that question. In case you were interested. 😉 Happy #VlogsonSaturdays y’all! Slowly but surely, I am getting on track and figuring out the best way to get regular content out there. Stick with me, peeps, we’ll get it! To knowing what’s in Focus, Katie Thank you Simon Sinek! (To see the #TED talk, visit here) Also referenced is the book “The Science of Getting Rich” by Wallace Wattles. Here is a beautiful version of it online (Seriously,…
I want you to COMMIT
We’re over a week into 2017, how are we all doing on our New Year’s Resolutions? For me, I’ve meditated 7 out of the 8 days in 2017. I tell ya, that one day is going to haunt me as I round out 2017 with 364 days of meditation, but whatever. It’s not about beating ourselves up over our mistakes, it’s about resolving to do better, and doing so. Then taking pride in our victories. Really, I don’t care what your specific resolutions are for this year. What I really want out of you is COMMITMENT. Are you committed to what you do? If you are, I want to SEE…