Affirmation is a powerful thing for people. And you don’t even have to be a leader to share it — to gift it — to other people. All you need to do is take the time to believe in people and in their abilities. It can be something as basic an exercise or a new diet. It can be weight loss. It can be someone taking a new course and seeing it through to completion. It can be affirming someone taking on a new role. Do you see how this automatically places you in a leadership position even without a…


Defining and building a culture of care.

The big win for us is in building our audience, our tribe, and giving them what they want from us. At first, we do what pleases us because that’s all we know. It starts with an audience of 1: you. You gotta be happy with what you’re putting out there first. Then, as you build up your audience, you can ask them what they want, what’s bothering them, where are they struggling, etc. As you build up, you’re constantly seeking feedback and starting conversations. People want to know you care, so asking them questions and gaining their feedback and making…


Perfectionists are great at contemplation and planning. They’re typically not so great at moving and going and taking action, even with a plan. They’re too concerned with how actually doing the thing will make them look to others and so they do nothing. They sit back and wait. And wait. And wait. Never getting any closer to what it is they want now. You gotta MOVE and take active steps toward where it is you want to go. You’re ready now. You already have everything you need to go. You need nothing but determination and will and discipline. Sure, it…


Creativity isn’t just for the Designers. It is available to us all.
Creativity isn’t just for the Designers. It is available to us all.

Most people don’t think they’re creative. Most people don’t think that creativity is available to them. Most people think Creativity is for those people over in the marketing department. But it is more than a select group of people. Creativity is available to us all. Creativity is a way of being, of acting. Creativity is a way you solve problems from multiple angles to see which is the best route to go. Most important, Creativity is a practice, actions of attacking problems. That’s how we go about doing, solving, building up. …


Storytelling is the number one skill for the modern sales and marketing pro.
Storytelling is the number one skill for the modern sales and marketing pro.

Storytelling ought to be the top skillset of the sales & marketing pro. We should always be telling stories of problems, agitations, and resolutions. Note that this is a sales and marketing formula. This prospect has a problem. They’ve been stuck with it for some time and now it is getting really painful for them to deal with it. They’ve tried to solve it in the past by themselves but they weren’t able to do it. Now, it’s become a real thorn in their side and they just don’t know how to resolve it. Then one day, a guide enters…


Great leadership is energy management.
Great leadership is energy management.

One of the keys to great leadership is energy management. Energy management of self. And energy management of the group. It always starts with ourselves, first. There are a lot of exhausted people out there, not taking care of themselves, not eating the right foods, not exercising, not drinking nearly enough water, eating too much sugar, staying indoors for way too long each day, and then wonder why they feel like crap! They didn’t prioritize and execute on their own health first. This is always #1 because health is always #1. Without good health, you’re not much value to anyone…


Taking action toward the goal is great because you’re moving, you’re building toward it. If all you do is plan, plan, plan, and never do anything, you’re not going anywhere. This is the perfectionist paradox. Perfectionists get caught in the ‘perfect’ inertia. They are so terrified of making mistakes and looking bad in front of others that they end up doing nothing. They take no action. They Sit on the sidelines and wonder what it must be like to have serious momentum toward what they want. …


Even when you don’t know what to do, do something. Anything. Write. Build. Move around. Record something. Take an action for a customer. Create value in peoples’ lives. Solve problems for them. It’s interesting how solving others’ problems helps you to solve your own. It gets you out of your own head and into the heads of others through connection. It gets us out of self indulgence and to peer into the life of someone else. Whenever we feel selfish or self-centered, we should immediately take action to help someone else out. Even the simple act of calling someone to…


The number 1 source of motivation and drive for human kind. It needs to be celebrated!

We are mass + velocity: momentum. We need to constantly be building, collaborating, publishing and creating. When people are cynical or calcified, it is usually because they’re not creating any more. The faster we get people to start creating again, the better they feel toward their sense of contribution. A sense of contribution is a requirement, particularly for top performers. We don’t like downtime. We’re not sure what to do with ourselves. Downtime makes us feel lost, adrift. We’d much rather be 100% engaged in our work, building, creating and moving with our ambitions and high aims. We’re ready now…


Personal Productivity in Creativity. Designing your day right.
Personal Productivity in Creativity. Designing your day right.

You are typically far more creative first thing in the morning right after waking. This is why it’s such a great ideas to get to work immediately on your hardest, most creative task of the day. It doesn’t matter what it is, just so long as it draws upon your most creative self. A lot of great writers wake up and write at 4 AM. 4 AM is nuts to most people, which means they must be on the right path. But there are no distractions at 4. There are no emails, no texts, nothing vitally important, no socials at…

Jeffrey Bonkiewicz

I’m a sales, marketing and tech Pro who creates content designed to help people solve problems and shift perspectives.

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