3 Reasons Why You Should NEVER Grow Up

Ok, so maybe my title for this post is a bit misleading. When I say I’m going to give you “3 Reasons Why You Should NEVER Grow Up” I’m not telling you to abandon all responsibility, quit your job and move to a land of fantasy such as “Neverland”  (although in retrospect sounds quite appealing.) I’m saying it is important to tap into, utilize and hold onto the creativity of our inner child.

As we grow up and enter the “Real World” we find certain realms are simply inevitable (bills, work, family etc.) and we do what we must to make sure they are taken care of. However, a lot of people seem to lose a piece of themselves in this process. It’s easy to get caught up in the “Rat Race” and to forget some of the greatest blessings in life, simply because we feel we’ve outgrown a certain way of thinking.

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Exploring The Exploratorium In San Francisco

Not too long ago, I had the pleasure of exploring The Exploratorium in San Francisco, CA with Athena Tabula aka “The Busy Yogi.” For those who don’t know, The Exploratorium is a global leader in informal education, igniting curiosity and inspiring creativity in people of all ages. It is a museum of science, art and human perception.

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3 Reasons To Have A Creative Session

There are many times in life where we find ourselves having “creative blocks.” Whether you are a writer, painter, musician or business owner, we all face the realm of stagnation from time to time. One of the best ways to pull yourself out of this is to get together with like minded people and have a creative brainstorm session.

A couple years back, myself along with fellow “Vegas Creatives” Matt Dever (My Brother), Shane Allen and Khalilah Yasmin got together for a creative session at one of our favorite places on The Las Vegas Strip, The Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino. Shane was leaving for Japan and this would be one of the last times we could be together for a while.

We gathered on the third floor of The Cosmo where we were surrounded by an array of art pieces while enjoy the luxuries of the extremely comfortable furniture. Throughout the afternoon we conversed, collaborated and worked on our own individual projects exchanging ideas among each other. It was an amazing experience I will never forget. I highly encourage you to check out the video at the top of the blog to get a firsthand look on what I’m talking about.

Now, without further ado, here are my top 3 reasons to have a creative session.

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How To Become A Thought Leader Online

Social Media has opened an array of new portals for individuals, brands and businesses alike. Giving us the ability to become thought leaders in our respective industries. With the click of a button we can be connected with virtually anyone around the world in a matter of seconds. Not only has this been great for developing relationships on the friendship level, but many have been able to attract new business and clients simply by showcasing their business or brand in a more personal way.

One thing I have learned through my experience working with clients and my own projects on the social media platforms is people do not respond well to “in your face” selling. When you are constantly tweeting, Facebooking or Instagramming out “Buy My Stuff” posts, people tend to be turned off. They are on social media to have fun, learn and interact, not necessarily to buy. That doesn’t mean you can never run a sales special or come up with a clever ad showing the benefits of your product but if you don’t balance your content marketing campaign with useful information in respects to your industry, you’re going to hear crickets.

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