Category: Noble Empire

How to maintain a blog that boost your business

I've said before that I'm an Internet Marketing dinosaur. With over 25 years in the online world, I know the value that digital marketing can bring to any business. I had a website for years before blogs were a thing. After a little while on Myspace (remember that?), I decided to dip my toe into […]

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Every Hero Needs a Theme Song: #BraveNewYear edition

[Note:  for the past 9 years, I’ve posted an annual re-cap of the highs and lows, lessons learned, etc. You can find previous years here:  2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 ]  It's my birthday - or will be by the time this post goes live. […]

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How to Use Content Marketing to Promote Your Creative Work

Is Content REALLY King? Back in 1996, Bill Gates wrote an essay for Microsoft insiders stating that Content was King – meaning that as the internet advances, it will be imperative to deliver timely, useful content in whatever form the platform demands. It was a statement so general that it easily became a meme for […]

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The Six-Figure Imperative: Why creative entrepreneurs need a six-figure income

[Note: This is an excerpt from my book "Creative Freedom: A comprehensive guide to personal and financial freedom as a creative entrepreneur". If you'd like to be the first to get updates and excerpts, make sure you're on my mailing list, so you don't miss a beat!] Suppose you saw this "advertisement" on social media. […]

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MacGyver or Alias? Your brand "character" determines who are your raving fans

It may sound silly to you if I asked “what does your business taste like?” or “if your business were an animal, what would it be?” And yet, these are not uncommon questions to ask in the branding process. While there's not enough time and space to develop your brand in a post like this, here are some things to keep […]

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Flash In The Pan or The Hope Diamond: Understanding True Heroes

Anyone can be a hero for a day. An above-and-beyond gesture. An extra dose of good-will. Being in the right place at the right time. Anyone can have a day like that, do something awesome, and be a hero for a day or two. True heroes walk the walk, even when it's difficult. They do […]

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12 lessons "The Princess Bride" taught me about owning your dreams

I remember it like it was yesterday. 4th floor of Darrow Hall, BGSU. A throng of students were piled into and onto my friend Angela's futon "loft" bunk bed. She had the coolest room (and furniture) in the dorm by far, and there had to be at least twelve people crammed into that little shoebox […]

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Every Hero Needs A Theme Song, Part 6

[Editor's note: This is the sixth in an annual series of posts I write to focus my efforts for the new year. You can find last year's post here.  Here are links to parts 1, 2, 3 and 4.] Inspire. Brave. ENTHUSIASM! Uncommon. Each year, I try to pick a word or phrase that reflects my focus, my "theme" for the year. […]

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November 8: Stuck? Um. No. You Really DO know what to do next. Really.
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November 4: Good Enough & Not Enough
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