13 Mar

Clarifying Faith in the Workplace

Big Idea Development, Motivation by David Valentin
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Recently, I have seen a resurgence in the topic of Faith in the Workplace. Just this week I participated in a training session with Sandi Krakowski, social media guru, and founder of A Real Change International, Inc. Over the past year or so, I have watched Sandi bring her faith to the forefront of her […]

12 Mar

4 Easy Steps to Writing Faster and In Less Time

Motivation, Publishing by David Valentin
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At the beginning of the year, 2014, I joined the ranks of New Year’s Resolutioners and committed myself headlong into writing like I’ve never written before, consistently, persistently, and voluminously. I, like many other writers, have found that consistent, worthwhile production is the holy grail, hidden in some far away land where only a lucky […]

17 Feb

5 Ways to Boost the Value of Your Company Blog

Marketing by David Valentin
5 ways to to boost the value of your company blog.

If you write it, will they read it? Not necessarily. Many companies approach their website content strategy with the idea that all they have to do is simply creating a few posts every once in a while, and their site will get traffic. Increasing traffic with content is much more complex, yet not difficult to […]

23 Jan

8 Ways You Can Become a Copycat Success

Big Idea Development by David Valentin
Image of a copycat thinking outside the box.

The great and wise Solomon once said, “There’s nothing new under the sun,” and he meant nothing, not even new ideas. “What do you mean?” you might say. “That can’t be right. I see new ideas around me all the time. On top of that, I’ve got to make my own new ideas if I […]

20 Jan

The Choice Is Yours

Motivation by David Valentin
Image of man leaping across a gap.

Are you ready get it? Ready to go get your dream? Ready to rip it down from the sky, to make it your own? Are you losing faith, losing ground? Are you at the end of your rope, out of hope? Are you trying to go it alone? Does anyone get your dream, your big […]

17 Jan

10 Myths About Big Ideas

Big Idea Development by David Valentin
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What is it that allows some people to seem to have a steady flow of Big Ideas while others seem to live in a desert devoid of creativity? It is because of the way men and women think. There are those that think they can, and those that think they can not. Both end up […]

14 Jan

Make Your Own Book Cover Design

Publishing by David Valentin
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Think your book cover design isn’t important? Think again. Book covers sell books. Whether you are a self-published author, or a traditionally published author, your book’s cover is the first thing your prospective readers will see. Here’s how to make your own book cover design whether you are using it to share with family and […]

08 Jan

3D Printing for Small Business

Big Idea Development by David Valentin
Mojo 3D desktop printer for small business.

A few years ago I noticed several 3D Printer projects on the crowd funding site Kickstarter. The concept was interesting to me at the time and I could see a lot of potential for 3D printing for small business applications. Other interests soon took the place of this new technology in my mind and I […]

22 Nov

Four Steps to Conquering Can’t

Motivation by David Valentin
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We are like ants. Our strength is much greater than our size. Because of this, the possibilities for what we can create, or destroy, are endless. Despite their diminutive size, ants have held our curiosity for thousands of years. We have both battled them as pests and studied their industry. We are amazed at their […]

22 Nov

Big Idea Development – The First Step

Big Idea Development by David Valentin
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“It’s much easier to not know things sometimes.” Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower. The individual who has no ideas can find that life is much easier lived. Without ideas, there is nothing to do. Without ideas there are no risks to take. Without ideas, the likelihood of failure is much less. When […]