Why I Wrote My First Book In 10 Days

Friends. Family. Strangers. People have been telling me for years that I should write a book. Years! Not even on any particular topic either, just that because they felt I was articulate and talked so much, that I needed to put it all in a place they could refer to easily. A place that would make it more shareable for them. And something I could autograph for them in case I ever made it big and that signature made the book triple in value.

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Why the Empathy Business Is the Only Business That Matters

To build things that matter to the masses, or even a tribe of a few hundred, we must start with a single person in mind: the you in your audience. When you care, I mean really care, about sharing with someone out there the stuff you’re staying up late at night mulling over, something special is present and it’s organic. It finds us, we needn’t worry about finding it.

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How We Finally Sold Our First Graphic Tee

Nelly Bloom is the tiniest lifestyle brand in the world. Like Ant-Man tiny. We've got an abundance of passion, a handful of fans, and zero capital, so naturally things are... exciting. What we lack in budget, we must make up for with grit. Two months after shifting from wall art to focusing on clothing, we've finally sold our very first graphic tee....ever. And not to a friend or family member either. An actual human being from a far away land took a chance on us. I'm the happiest kid on the block because of what this means. Here's how we did it...

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Ep 20: Liberated from the Prison of Secrets

Secrets imprison us. Yet they're gold to the bearer and likely kept secluded for selfish reasons. We become bound by the concealed - especially when we make promises to others about keeping secrets hidden. They worry us and force us to wear various masks to keep up appearances. At their worst, secrets cause us to alter facts, tell white lies and be selective about truths. None of which result in amicable conclusions for the parties involved. Actually, secrets are even worse because they cause wars! I think we overvalue secrets and if we're not mindful, it's easy to become prisoners to them. And when that happens, we've got to free ourselves. But how?

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