Get Ahead by Not Delivering on Expectations, and Other Advice for a Creative Life

Get Ahead by Not Delivering on Expectations, and Other Advice for a Creative Life

How is touch related to innovation? Can you actually get ahead by not delivering on expectations? And why does pressure help us perform?

Read on for blog two from my recent interview with Kiki Chansamone, an entrepreneur, illustrator, writer, editor, as well as Chief Marketing Officer of a women’s beauty brand, Christine. See below for his secrets to leading and living creatively, for success in business and beyond.

Is Your Creativity Cloaked By Responsibility? Sneaky Ways We Block Our Own Innovation

Is Your Creativity Cloaked By Responsibility? Sneaky Ways We Block Our Own Innovation

So often we lose our creative and playful spark under the guise of being responsible. How many of these rules and “must do’s” are self-imposed? And in what order of priority are your responsibilities? Where does your own joy lie on your to-do list?

The world needs passionate, creative, and nimble leaders. An executive without creativity will always be following someone else’s inspiration. Become the creative director of your career and your life.

How to Use Your Power and Build Your Creativity in Business and Beyond

How to Use Your Power and Build Your Creativity in Business and Beyond

In the Expert Dojo at Santa Monica Place, with a setting sun, kale salad and dynamic conversation, entrepreneurs and business leaders from across Los Angeles gathered to discuss innovative and purposeful ways to build businesses and brands. This Conscious Capitalism LA (@consciouscapitalismLA) event featured a presentation by Enso Agency (@helloenso) on the new #AgeofAgency. Through stories, such as Google ad words enabling a Bedouin community to thrive via tourism, or a 13 year old who revolutionized school lunches, presenters shared the increasing power of people to transform the world.

The Soulo-preneur

The Soulo-preneur

In the sweet and hot days of summer, I see structures dissolving, like a sand castle in an approaching tide. I see new opportunities being created, playfully, as we build anew. What’s being swept away? What are you developing now? How are you riding the waves? 

Globally, in the past ten years, we’ve gone through a tremendous amount of melting and reshaping as we’ve weathered the storms of both societal and personal change. It feels to me this pace of change has vastly accelerated in the last three to five years. I’m willing to say we are in the midst of a paradigm shift. 

Summer Series: Step Two -- Take Your Temperature the Mindful Way

Summer Series: Step Two -- Take Your Temperature the Mindful Way

Great leaders can withstand fire, and yet also know how and when to cool down in order to keep their equanimity.

In our last blog, Embrace the Heat, we talked about soaking in the sun and soaking in feedback in order to grow. 

What’s next? Learn to take your temperature the mindful way, so you know when to stay in the heat and when to find shade.