ImagiNation with Todd & Loren

ImagiNation with Todd & Loren

“When we've pushed ourselves to take something a step further than what we thought we could. People are naturally lazy, so sometimes it’s easier to think inside the box and make that commercial set in a living room with a mom and a dad and baby and blah blah blah - but it’s when we dream big + commit is where success lies. Even if you have zero idea how to make it happen - dreaming big is where it starts.” - Todd + Loren

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ImagiNation with Emily Armistead

ImagiNation with Emily Armistead

“Imagining more means taking a dream and making it become reality. It’s seeing the potential in yourself and an opportunity and making something out of it. For me it meant - taking something that I love to do as a hobby and making it into a business that can grow and become so much more than just Barb and I! Now we get to create wedding films for couples every weekend and amplify powerful love stories that can be watched forever.” - Emily Armistead

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ImagiNation with Morgan Bullard

ImagiNation with Morgan Bullard

“Imagining more means never settling and never losing site of the 'big picture.' In the grind of every day life it can get overwhelming at times, but when I step back, it's so amazing to see how far I've come. It also means continuing to grow and evolve - my blog and influence has changed a lot over the years, and I'm always thinking about what my next move is.” - Morgan Bullard

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ImagiNation with Tammy Huynh

ImagiNation with Tammy Huynh

“I think it means to be creative and ambitious. My time with TCF, we never stopped growing in both our company culture but also our ideas. We’re consistently imagining of new ideas and new ways we can do better. I think this helps keep us grounded even if we’re making small impacts here and there throughout the city, we’re still thinking on how to do better.” - Tammy Huynh

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ImagiNation with Briana Ali

ImagiNation with Briana Ali

“I believe that imagination is the essence of our soul. Everyone is born with a vivid imagination, some people just have exercised their imagination more than others from childhood into adulthood. Bohindie Stream represents a place where you can let your imagination soar and connect with others in doing so. I want to unite people through imagination and love.” - Briana Ali

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How To Prepare for A Panel Event

How To Prepare for A Panel Event

So you’ve been asked to speak on a panel… To some that may feel daunting or to others it may feel invigorating and flattering, but no matter how you feel, your participation will be directly influenced by how prepared you are. Speaking on a panel requires a different skill set than simply presenting to an audience solo, and putting in a bit of time will make you feel more confident when you walk onto the platform. Our team has some experience both participating in panels and moderating them, so we’ve rounded up some tips and tricks on how to put your best foot forward for your first panel speaking event.

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What My Boss Taught Me About Kindness

What My Boss Taught Me About Kindness

As an entrepreneur or person in a leadership role, it’s inevitable that some days you’ll have to play the “bad cop.” If a teammate is underperforming or made a critical error, it’s your job to correct these issues to protect your company culture. One way to balance these more challenging moments is by practicing kindness at every opportunity and demonstrating empathy when outside circumstances might be a factor. I’ve worked under a variety of leaders and the one quality that I have valued most is kindness. It sounds so simple, but from an employee’s perspective, to know that you’re cared for can go such a long way. Whether it’s going out of your way to make an employee feel valued, offering a water bottle to the mailman, or paying to fix a member of the janitorial staff’s car tire, small gestures add up and do not go unnoticed by a team.

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Essential Skills For A Client-Facing Role

Essential Skills For A Client-Facing Role

Assuming a client-facing role can lead to some of the most challenging and rewarding experiences in your professional career. If you’re committed to fostering relationships with your clients that lead to long-term partnerships and achieving their company goals, we’ve rounded up some of the most essential skills that will contribute to that success.

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Working With A Peer Mentor

Working With A Peer Mentor

One way to intentionally design who you surround yourself with is to find a peer mentor. A peer mentor is someone who is working in a similar industry to you who has responsibilities and challenges that align closely with your own profession. You can find this person by doing your own research and reaching out to people in your community, or you can ask your leadership team who may have connections to other companies who have positions that parallels your own.

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Role Model Highlight: Richard Branson

Role Model Highlight: Richard Branson

As you mature in a role as an entrepreneur, it’s advantageous to look toward the greats who have forged the path as game changers in the world of startup businesses. I’m currently reading Richard Branson’s newest autobiography, Finding My Virginity, and it’s packed with inspiring anecdotes, life lessons, and quotes. From detailing how he made two new hires burn their business suits and ties on their first day, to retelling the night his home on Necker Island burned down with family and friends inside, this book covers everything that Branson has experienced fifty years after first starting his business.

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The Habits of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs

The Habits of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs

We're absolutely LOVING this infographic! It proves that the unifying factor of highly successful entrepreneurs is routine and/or commitment to a goal. Whether that goal be to exercise, keep to a strict schedule, or practice maintaining a strong positive mindset, these incredible self-starters show us how it's done.

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5 Ways to Get Out of an Entrepreneurial Rut

5 Ways to Get Out of an Entrepreneurial Rut

t's inevitable. At some point in your entrepreneurial career, you'll get stuck in a rut. Maybe you were full of innovative and unique ideas at first, but the day to day grind has really started to wear you down. Now a few months, or even years, later, you've realized that you're having difficulty shaking it up. Lucky for you, we have 5 ways you can get out of a rut feeling refreshed, renewed, and ready to take on the work week ahead.

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What Forbes 30 Top Influencers Can Teach Us

What Forbes 30 Top Influencers Can Teach Us

Every year, Forbes releases a list of top marketing influencers to watch as they continue to branch out, grow, and dominate their fields. While their stories serve as inspiration for those of us working on our own hustles, they're also great learning opportunities. Here are a few things we can learn from Forbes 30 Top Influencers.

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