Author: Lisa Robbin Young

Art vs. Work

Seth Godin shared this video in a recent post about his TEDx talk. While it's geared to the transformation of the education system (and specifically, his "what is school for?" manifesto he wrote earlier this year), it has a LOT of juicy tidbits for creative entrepreneurs to get us thinking about art vs. work. What […]

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The Five Key Areas Of Success

For years, I thought I was a horrible entrepreneur and an even worse mother. I knew how to make money, but it always seemed to come at a cost. I either made money, or I spent time with my family, but rarely did I get to do both. There was a lot of talk about […]

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Three Steps To End Self-Sabotage

Self-sabotage is a mis-nomer. We don't set out to actually sabotage ourselves. Often, in fact, it's quite the opposite. The thing we've opted to do instead of what we originally planned was supposed to make life easier for us. Unfortunately, things didn't quite turn out that way. Sometimes there is truly a deep-seated issue, and […]

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5 Tips To Balance Work And Life

Building a Noble Empire isn't always easy. For most of my years as an entrepreneur, I've also been a parent. Handling multiple responsibilities at one time has pretty much been the norm for me from day one. At one point, I was working 40+ hours per week in my day job, attending college full time, […]

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Admitting Who You Really Are, Part One

I'm learning that many of my best posts come out of a convergence of three moments in my life. This post is no different. The first is a piece of my long lost past. Crawdads When I was a kid, the mother of a very good friend (who nearly committed suicide after his dad died), […]

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Living In Your Passion

"Living in your passion makes it easier to live." The words came out of her mouth as if it was a truth she had always known. Yet she was saying it in reference to something I had shared with her only five minutes before. During part of the weekend intensive with my coach, each of […]

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The Creative Entrepreneur's Dilemma

I've had a fairly open calendar today, as I'm prepping for a trip that will take me out of town for five days. The day was pretty calm, but this evening is bustling. It's almost a whirlwind of activities: reviewing the schoolwork that needs to be done, trusting my husband to feed and care for […]

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Fierce Loyalty: Build A Noble Empire in 5 Simple Steps

In my conversations about building a noble empire, one of the regular questions I get is "how do you build a noble empire?" This used to be a difficult question to answer. When we talk about the Five Tenets of a Noble Empire, we know that it takes a community to build an empire. We […]

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Triple Your Tips: A Business Lesson From The Renaissance Festival

A very good friend of mine has a non-profit that volunteers each year to work a booth at the Michigan Renaissance Festival. If you've never been, it's a high time of revelry, silliness, and even a bit of debauchery all set in what's supposed to be the 16 century. But really, it's like the SCA* […]

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The Hero In All Of Us

Two years ago, I put together this video mashup of two scenes from Spider Man 2. In it, you hear Aunt May talking about how there's a hero in each one of us. I thought it was a perfectly inspiring underscore to Spidey's big train rescue scene. This video's been watched over 175,000 times to […]

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