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Hall of Fame

by admin on September 12, 2016

Tweet When I mentor young entrepreneurs, I endeavor to give them a war chest of skills that will help them long into the future. One tool that I ensure each of them has is a Vivid Vision. I’ve talked about these invaluable documents a lot in other blog posts. They are one of my hallmarks. ...

World Class Culture & Leadership at 100MPH

by admin on August 29, 2016

Tweet Have you ever observed an athlete just before a competition? Perhaps you should look at the high jumpers during the Olympics next time, you’ll see many of them standing very still before they start running towards the bar, and then they’ll close their eyes and you’ll see their head bobbing up and down as ...

Putting It Out In the Universe

by admin on June 27, 2016

Tweet A lot of New Age books tout the power of putting ideas out into the universe. Once they’re out there, they say, you can expect them to come true. I’m a pretty practical guy. In fact, some of my friends might even think I’d scoff at fluffy mysticism like this. But here’s the thing; ...

Sharing is Good

by admin on June 13, 2016

Tweet I have a friend who writes screenplays in his spare time. He swears he’s always just on the cusp of writing Hollywood’s next big blockbuster. But he also admits it’s a long, hard, uphill journey to get there. The problem is he always takes that journey alone. This friend shares a common fear that ...

Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Taken

by admin on May 09, 2016

Tweet I must admit I always struggled with writing down what the core values for my company BackPocket COO would be. In fact, I found it easier to put them in place for companies I’ve built in the past because I had teams of people. Now my company is me, and some awesome virtual people ...

Pull Your Employees Into The Future…

by admin on May 01, 2013

Tweet   Remember when Marty McFly from the movie Back To The Future, got into a time machine and traveled into the future.  He looked around at what he saw, then went back to his current day and told everyone what to expect down the road.  They were excited. Well that future was yesterday… It ...

AWESOME Tips To Creating Your Vivid Vision !!!

by admin on October 18, 2012

Tweet 1. Get out of your office. When creating a Vivid Vision (formerly Painted Picture) for your company you must leave your office.  If you sit at your desk or ‘hide’ in a boardroom, you’ll get dragged back into your typical routine and your mind can’t wander into the future.  Working from an office tends ...

Vivid Vision Hall of Fame

by admin on January 03, 2011

Tweet Some companies I have coached on creating a Vivid Vision (formerly Painted Picture) have done an amazing job. Red Balloon Days in Sydney, Australia, did a great job with their Vivid Vision.  They made it jump off the page by having a designer use creative typography–cool fonts, animation, colors and varied type sizes–to keep ...

What’s Unwavering Vision Mean?

by admin on December 15, 2010

Tweet A great example of 1-800-GOT-JUNK?’s Vivid Vision (formerly Painted Picture) in action was when one of our amazing marketing managers Andrea Baxter said, “Can you imagine our company name on Starbucks cups?” I thought she was kinda nuts for suggesting such an idea, but I didn’t say anything.  When she said, “Don’t worry about how ...

The Famous Wall and Harvard

by admin on August 31, 2010

Tweet One day when I was still at 1-800-GOT-JUNK? we were adding to the ‘Can You Imagine?’ wall, and I tossed out the idea of being studied by Harvard Business School for a future case study. I offered it up almost as a joke, but I really could see Harvard studying 1-800-GOT-JUNK? because we wanted ...

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