I recently gave a talk on audience growth, and while I don't have all the answers, I do know a few things. I've learned both from my own experience and that of the people I work with (some of whom have much larger audiences than mine).
"Seat of the pants" decision-making accounts for 90 percent of an organization's frontline actions, while 10 percent reflects their stated strategic intent. Therefore, those in the organizational frontline trenches might be forgiven for wondering: "What the heck were they thinking?"
Schools are killing creativity. But rather than just sharing articles and liking pages, let's actually do something about it; educators, implement some of these ideas, and comment on how they go. Let's bring on the education revolution, together!
I see so many designers launching their product on pure faith and often without any real feedback from their potential customers beyond their friends and family. The tendency is to think that the product will sell itself and somehow the business will reach continuous growth.
While somewhat distanced from the country's worst violence, with daily power cuts and nearly half of the population living below the national poverty line, Lagos is by no means a simple place to make or experience art.
Gabi likes to say how art therapy is as important as a gym membership, and I'd like to agree. Art therapy exercised my mind in a creative way, and I left the meeting with a canvas that acts as a map for my future decisions.
Color is the new white! Straying from the customary Queen Victoria inspired "white dress," brides are flocking to Pinterest, Rock N Roll Bride and Green Wedding Shoes for inspiration on how to make their day as vibrant and unique as they are.
Turn off the practical humdrum switch in your brain, comforted by numbers and lists and repetitive functions that can cause carpal tunnel brain syndrome. And let your thoughts stretch your imagination.
Your interior environment has a huge impact on your overall well-being, and let's be honest, your sex life. So, don't let that barren décor and those bland walls of yours be the deterrent. Get art, and get laid.
While sharing about BLVR's investment in us, I shared my personal story of being sexually abused by a family friend when I was six, keeping it secret until after graduating college, and about the heavy toll it took on my life.
Being a dad is not always easy, and the life balance of being a single parent teeter-totters between my children's happiness and my own. I've heard parents say, "As long as my children are happy then I am happy." That is false. In order for my children to be happy, I must be happy first.