The Power of One

A peacock made of holiday lights at the Henry Vilas Zoo, Madison, WI.

Confession: I cringe when I hear the saying, “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.” It’s a great way for this social content creator to lose lunch. Focus, however. That we could all hone in. Any lovely little trick or tool to help us turn off the distractions and excuses to […]

7 Benefits of Cultivating Creativity and Curiosity in Business

Laura Paisley Beck creates collaborative content on her iPad with a Magic Pencil.

What makes your business stand out? Solving big problems with new solutions requires creativity and curiosity to out-imagine others. Yet how often does the business suit represent someone about to grab a paint brush? Here are seven benefits for leaders to cultivate creativity and curiosity for business success. 1 – Attract Sustainable Growth Stale doesn’t […]

Reclaiming Your Creative Self Offline

An Altoids tin filled with cut out words, Mod Podge, a cup with paintbrush, and a paper mace rhinoceros covered in word collage.

How often do you unplug? As a freelance writer I stare at the computer screen for hours on end, daily. I broke up the monotony by walking to a coffee shop 30 minutes away or finally taking a shower. It wasn’t enough. You might be working from home, reading this and nodding your head (Oh […]

Pomodoro, Portuguese Rolls, and Purpose for Productivity

Golden brown papas secos Portuguese rolls cool on a rack.

Are you working from home and dealing with daily distractions? Me too. After my mom died, I spent two weeks in Portugal and six weeks in art therapy. Living alone in an apartment overseas helped me mourn and process trauma that coated my brain like putrid silt kicked up from the bottom of a stinky […]

Why Creativity Is Important for Successful Work/Life Balance

Drawing of me stuck in an ice cube and using super powers to melt my way out.

Many business people and solopreneurs are creative, yet over the years in every professional capacity I experienced, co-workers and leaders told me over and over how lucky I was to be creative, followed by a confession that they weren’t. I believe every single human is creative and that we all discover the importance creativity plays […]