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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.
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…


Creativity is an essential skill in sales. It is probably in the top 3, right up there with empathy and generosity. Do you know a lot of creative, empathetic, giving salespeople? Can you imagine how powerful a combination that would be? Especially when selling ‘commodities’ in hyper-competitive markets?

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Generosity wins. Care wins. Being different wins.

It is up to the creative sales pro to differentiate themselves from the competition. And quite often, it is the actual salesperson’s behaviors and ways of operating that are the differentiation factors. It isn’t up to marketing. It isn’t up to Ops. It isn’t up to the executives to gift that differentiation…


Discover your customers’ secrets they won’t tell you.
Discover your customers’ secrets they won’t tell you.
Discover your customers’ secrets they won’t tell you.

People support what they help to create. This is why customer feedback is so important early and often. Early, we are guessing at what the customer wants. We take our best guess, and then we go and build. We then gather feedback: what do they like; what do they dislike; what can we improve upon? By giving us feedback, the customer is automatically seeing we listen, we care, and they get a little skin in the game. Skin in the game is what they need to support us, our product, our Mission. We should seek this support early and often…


It blows my mind that there are salespeople out there that sell things they do not believe in or use. Why would you do that to your customer? To yourself? Talk about incongruence. No. Your belief in self and in the product have to be congruent. It’d be like selling your favorite thing you use all day, every day. Wouldn’t sales be easy if that were the case? 100% belief in product. 100% belief in self. 100% daily use. Why not set it up to come close to that? Why not set it up to get there? …


Why not be the one to take the next best creative action?
Why not be the one to take the next best creative action?
Why not be the one to take the next best creative action?

What’s missing is a sense of urgency in what we do sometimes. Not all the time, only some time. I realize most people feel overworked and under appreciated. So probably the last thing they think they need is that sense of urgency. You see the slowness creep into big orgs. It takes forever to get stuff done. Few people take initiative. People don’t want to step on toes even though it is inevitable. People concentrate on protecting their six vs. getting outside their comfort zone to do something cool and different. And thus, organizational inertia. It’s strange. It’s real. …


Do you show up when it sucks? When you ain’ feeling it? When you can barely see the screen? Then, what? Do you quit and go and do something else? Or, do you dig in and stick with it, embracing the suck, embracing the darkness of not knowing? Do you still make? Do you still create for your audience? Do you still show up for them even if no one’s paying attention?

On confidence and creativity. On embracing the darkness of not knowing.
On confidence and creativity. On embracing the darkness of not knowing.
On confidence and creativity. On embracing the darkness of not knowing.

We can all have bad days, yet still plow through to the other side of them. We can embrace the darkness because we know there is light on…


Embrace uncertainty. Sit with the confusion to the other side. Sitting with it builds resolve, bravery and courage, all qualities the creative leverages to do the work. And we’re doing the work right now even if we don’t want to. The work calls us, prioritizing it self above all else. It must be done. It must be whittled. It must be honed. It must be executed.

How are we showing up at the crafting table?
How are we showing up at the crafting table?
How are we showing up at the crafting table?

To wait for inspiration to show up is the amateur’s desire. We’re ready now. We start now. We build now. Because motivation and inspiration show up after we begin our work. This why momentum…


We create every day for people, for our people, reaching our audience. The more curious, the more we win. The more angles we seek to attack the problem. The more generous, the more we think, ‘Who can we help?’ And ‘Who’s it for?’ Who would like this?

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The hard work of the gym or studio is open to us all.

It is important to note that it is a choice to create, to ship the work. It is a choice to be courageous and to live in the discomfort of creating and connect ng because it is often not comfortable. This does not bode well in a comfortable culture. Most will opt-out, choosing…


Two human qualities necessary for Creativity and Innovation are openness and curiosity. We’ll take them both on here.

First, openness or open-mindedness. Most people are far too close-minded to ever be worth much to innovation or to Creativity. They barely leave their town or city. They aren’t concerned with what goes on outside their town or city. They’re provincial. They don’t read to expand their knowledge of the world. They don’t seek out new information and new perspectives to see what life might be like for others dissimilar from them. They rarely travel. They go to their job. They go…

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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