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It didn’t hit me until I dragged my bag outside for the hundredth time on my way to work at how ridiculous I must look to others. Even my mom who bought me the bag didn’t understand what I would do with it. What in the world will you use it for? My stuff. My journals, planners, and a binder full of business ideas. Ideas I have collected for the past six years. The bag also includes a purse, a small zipper bag full of pens, and a leather pouch for cords and important stuff. …


Writing About Art, Artists, Obsession, Callings, Passion and Life?

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Vincent Van Gogh worked 8–12 hours a day painting, but many hated him because he refused to work a normal job. He concentrated on his painting to the point of starvation. Some believed he was mad. If you want to show people what being obsessive looks like show them Vincent. If you want to show an example of perseverance in the face of many obstacles, and despite the hatred of others, show them this man.

Here is a man who painted because he had to. He didn’t just state a goal he lived it. I am a painter and despite…


Giving Us Permission To Create Boldly and Uniquely.

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Dear George,

I struggled to get your story into my mind, but I found that you entered my soul. I struggled to understand how a mother could leave her children for years at a time to take off and enjoy a lover and pursue her own interests. I struggle to read the truth about your multiple lovers and the feelings you had that caused you to dismiss them so quickly because it shines a light on my past that is hard to bear. I can’t grasp the ideals that propelled your political activities and the world that gave you the…


nDash.com Review

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nDash is disrupting the market. They say that about Substack and Revue looks as promising since Twitter acquired the company. To be honest I don’t have enough data yet to tell you whether nDash is disrupting the market, but what I can do is introduce you to the platform and give you enough information to decide if you should try it for yourself.

What is it? nDash is an online content publishing network where writers can create, market, and sell original content to brands and where brands can connect with the most talented freelancers. The company was founded in 2016…


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I’ll let Will Ferrell describe The Chef’s Table, “There is no word to describe its perfection, so I am forced to make one up: scrumtrilescent.” Chef’s Table is an artistic and spiritual journey into the lives of masters and the art they create. It is the National Geographic of food. Whether it’s falling in love with Ivan Orkin, and his f this attitude, or gazing at the amazing life of Jeong Kwan, and being transformed by the idea of what nature and simplicity can do. It could be getting emotional over the story of Albert Adria and questioning your life…


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The two or three words or phrases that your blog post is focused on are called keywords. Keywords can appear in the title of the post, in the body, URL, and in the meta description. Any of us that know anything at all about blogging and online content marketing understand that people go online and search for things. They type in words to describe what they are looking for. The search engine picks up on the highest ranking articles and brings back search results. …


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Granted there was probably eight inches of snow, maybe a foot, but I have a 4X4 and a straight shot from my house to work. The trip there would be safer after sunrise as it would make it easier to see the road. It was a good decision. There was barely one lane and the lines were hidden by layers of snow and ice. I got nervous when I didn’t see any other cars on the road, but I was going slowly and moving right along and it all seemed alright. It wasn’t until I thought of my mom’s nervous…


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As is often the case we hear about writers who have “made” it and in their story somewhere is the fact that writing just kind of happened. They were a waitress who wrote after work or an engineer who wrote on breaks. Maybe they were on the verge of getting kicked out of their apartment or lost everything they had. They didn’t start out as a writer, but it kind of just came to them, and after some time, and once their goals became clear, voila! Full time paid writer.

Many people start writing as an outpouring of a life…


And an experiment you can perform for self-discovery

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At some point you set off to let the world know about this thing that you love, but after getting stomped on enough you decided it wasn’t worth it. So you buried it, but it never went away. You may have been lucky enough to forget about it, but eventually it may start to resurface and when it does you may subconsciously start to get into it again in ways you don’t notice.

How many of us have difficulty figuring out life at times. I don’t know what I want to do. I don’t know what is important to me…


Measuring Timing on the Production Line When There is High Turn Over

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Some might call it a right or left-brain thing to explain the reason why some focus on details and others on larger concepts. Whole Brain Thinking says something quite different and rebuts the idea that the brain is specialized in each half of the brain. The Whole Brain theory says that people do have preferred patterns of thinking, but the location of the specialization is not as important as understanding the thinking patterns themselves.

According to Whole Brain theorist Ned Herrmann there are four clusters, A, B, C, and D, that explain the four thinking preference clusters people fall into…

Marcy Pedersen, MBA

Writer, analyst, life-long learner, and obsessed about improving life and work processes. Connect at marcypedersen@icloud.com

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