Month: March 2011

9 Years, 9 Jobs, 9 Lessons

Over the past 9 years, I’ve had 9 different jobs in varying capacities and functions. Before you write me off as capricious and fickle, consider this. The average number of jobs for folks aged 20-29 in America is 7.

Since age 20, I’ve held 6 occupations. 1 more to go!

Throughout the years, I’ve learned much; strengths, weaknesses, desires, passions. Most importantly, I’ve learned about God’s grace and His ability to redeem my mistakes and reconcile my decisions…

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Closing Out March – Could You Help Me With April?

Hey All,

PodCamp:Nashville was a smashing success. As a member of the planning crew, I couldn’t be happier with the way things went… Well, except for lunch. We had a great turnout for my session on overcoming creative resistance. I really hope some folks were encouraged to overcome their own resistance and put their ideas to work!

I also just released an eBook, titled Just Create It: Overcoming the Resistance.

Grab your copy today. It’s absolutely free.

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Video: PodCamp & The Resistance

Be sure to pick up your FREE copy of ‘Just Create It: Overcoming the Resistance.‘ You’ll find an updated and expanded-upon compilation of all my blog posts on the Resistance. Enjoy!

 
After a vicious attack from a rogue coffee mug, my computer has been out of commission over the past few days. Luckily, MacAuthority was able to dry out my laptop and replace the logic board. I’m happy to be back and just wanted to tell you about what’s going down in Nashville tomorrow:

Overcoming the Resistance at PodCamp: Nashville from Kenny Silva on Vimeo.

Join us for a day full of some really great sessions and networking. You can find more information at http://podcampnashville.org.

 

6 Tips for Innovating like Apple, IDEO, and Behance

Today’s post was written by Jeff Goins. Jeff is a gifted writer, creative, and innovator. He has worked at Adventures in Missions for 4 years. Jeff has a great love for the art of innovation. I’m excited for you to read his thoughts below…

Innovate like Apple, IDEO, and BehanceI recently changed jobs. For the past four years, i was working in our organization’s marketing department. But I always had a secret love affair with ideas. I loved innovation. The prospect of constantly doing new things each and every day and bringing meaningful change to the work that we were doing was, well, seductive to me.

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You vs. The Resistance – Part. 5: The Peace Treaty

Be sure to pick up your FREE copy of ‘Just Create It: Overcoming the Resistance.‘ You’ll find an updated and expanded-upon compilation of all my blog posts on the Resistance. Enjoy!

 
Peace Treaty

You will never annihilate the resistance.

I hope that doesn’t scare you or discourage you, but it is the truth. It will always be there. What we can do, however, is learn to subdue and make our peace with it. In the end, we can actually find the resistance to be a good thing when we understand how to control it.

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You vs. The Resistance – Part 4: The Rational Battle

Be sure to pick up your FREE copy of ‘Just Create It: Overcoming the Resistance.‘ You’ll find an updated and expanded-upon compilation of all my blog posts on the Resistance. Enjoy!

 
Rational Battle PlanOn Friday, we fought the irrational side of the battle against resistance.

Today we’re going to look at the more tangible, rational side of the fight. This approach will be less “touchy, feely” and more “go on and do it.”

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You vs. The Resistance – Part 3: The Irrational Battle

Be sure to pick up your FREE copy of ‘Just Create It: Overcoming the Resistance.‘ You’ll find an updated and expanded-upon compilation of all my blog posts on the Resistance. Enjoy!

 
Your Battle vs. the Resistance

Enough talk.

We’ve spent plenty of time dissecting and analyzing the varying qualities of the resistance. Yesterday, you gathered the intelligence needed for the fight.

Now its time for you to stand up and subdue the monster. Are you ready to go?

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You vs. The Resistance – Part 2: Gathering Intelligence

Be sure to pick up your FREE copy of ‘Just Create It: Overcoming the Resistance.‘ You’ll find an updated and expanded-upon compilation of all my blog posts on the Resistance. Enjoy!

 
You vs the Resistance - Gathering IntelligenceSo you’ve decided to declare war on the resistance and move towards overcoming it.

That’s great. Before we can attack, we’ve got to know exactly what we’re dealing with. The first question to ask is whether your resistance is irrational or rational.

Odds are, it’ll be a mixture of both.

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You vs. The Resistance – Part 1: The Declaration of War

Be sure to pick up your FREE copy of ‘Just Create It: Overcoming the Resistance.‘ You’ll find an updated and expanded-upon compilation of all my blog posts on the Resistance. Enjoy!

 
I need this as much as you do…

You’ve been dreaming, scheming, pondering, and fantasizing about your new project. You’ve been playing out what if scenarios in your head. You can clearly see what your world will look like after you make this real. There’s only one thing standing in your way:

Resistance

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