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Does this sound familiar to you? “No matter how accomplished or how many awards you get, you’re always still thinking there’s somebody out there who’s better than you.” Come on, admit it. You’ve heard yourself saying something like this when it comes to comparing what you’re doing to what your competitor is up to.
And now let me tell you this: You’re not alone. Even somebody as accomplished as Sir Paul McCartney is still sweating over what other musicians are putting out. Yes, Paul McCartney, one of history’s most celebrated songwriters and ex-Beatle, said the above sentence.
Today I read that Virgin Atlantic will offer live stand-up comedy acts on certain domestic flights. Wait, what? An airline that allows stand-up comedians to perform during a flight?! This can’t be true, right?
Well, it is true. As the Telegraph reports: “The airline wanted to ‘shake up domestic flying in the UK’ with the new entertainment program, said Virgin Atlantic founder Sir Richard Branson.” That’s what I call brand rebellion, wouldn’t you?
Let’s face it: We all need food for our entrepreneurial soul.
That’s why I attended the 2013 Renegade Women’s Conference in Santa Monica, California, yesterday. Organized by the renegade queens Donna Queza and Nailah Blades, the event brought together corporate renegades turned entrepreneurial powerhouses who are all looking for better ways to do business.
As a special something from me to you, I’m presenting you with some nuggets of business wisdom that inspired me at #RWC13. [Yes, that's a hashtag, and you can look it up on Twitter for more juicy inspiration!]
“The only rule when searching for inspiration is not to look in the obvious places.” ~Adrian Shaughnessy, graphic designer and writer
As Communications Rebels, we want to remember Adrian’s quote when it comes to creating our expression campaigns. And here’s the thing, most business owners only turn to the not so obvious places for inspiration when they‘re stuck.
I say, let’s make paying attention to the less obvious our regular routine.
How so, you might ask?
Here’s what helps me looking beyond the horizon:
We celebrate President’s Day in honor of George Washington, the first US President, who was born on February 22, 1732. Washington was one of Founding Fathers of the US, and he presided over the convention that drafted the Constitution.
Like so many other Presidents that have come after him George Washington was not just in charge of running the country, he also had a lot of wisdom to share.
Today, I’m passing on a few bits of presidential wisdom to inspire you and your business.
"I've been reckless, but I'm not a rebel without a cause." ~Angelina Jolie
Everyone has a different cause that’s close to his or her heart. What cause are you champion?