Category: Productivity

Do Creativity and Learning matter in your business?

The icy winter wind is blasting through the carefully insulated thermal windowpanes here in Boston! Not to worry – as 2013 has started, I’ve been like a hibernating bear, hunkered under a blanket.

Instead of sleeping the winter away, however, I’ve been at the computer a lot working intensively on some special projects in my businesses, in addition to continuing to support my private coaching clients.

New, no-cost Creative Learning Course

Did you know about the new free and online course in creative learning that MIT is offering?

It’s called “Learning Creative Learning” and I’m signed up.

Here’s why …

  1. Creativity is crucial in business.
    Learning how to be better at it is not optional.
  2. Helping others learn is crucial in the work I do as a professional coach.
    Is learning, creativity – or both – important in your business, too?
  3. It’s MIT
    Seems like it will be a cool course.  Worst case scenario, I’ll be able to say “I studied at MIT.”  (smile)

You can go at your own pace, and choose between fitting self-study into a busy schedule (like me) or take the time to dive in deeply by joining a study group.

I’ve never done anything with the MIT Media lab, and they didn’t ask me to tell you know about this.  So I can’t tell you a lot about it beyond what you can read on their website.

Someone recommended it to me and it looks like a good learning opportunity.

If your work involves learning and creativity it can probably help you, so I wanted to let you know about it.

Signups close tomorrow, so click through to sign up now while you can..

Here’s to your success!

Mark Reinert
Authentic Business Growth

P.S.  Are you getting a good start on your business and marketing plans for 2013?

If you’ve hit some road blocks or want to move ahead more quickly, contact me for a free consultation to explore some of the changes you could make and how business coaching can help you bring in revenue faster. Go here and pick a time

7 Nov

Don’t defy this marketing law (just like gravity)

When you’re busy in your business and trying to get new clients, it can be easy to overlook making sure your activities follow the laws of marketing.

Just like gravity this ‘marketing law’ is a ‘law’ you’d best not defy.

Assuming you’re selling something that people consider important enough to pay for …

The most important ‘law’ about marketing is that you need to Read More

Strategies for Avoiding and Overcoming Overwhelm

This week‘s Marketing Cafe™ is about avoiding and overcoming overwhelm.

We’ll talk about strategies you can implement right away and the skills you can learn that will help you steer clear of overwhelm.

Date: Thursday, August 30, 2012

Time: 12 noon Eastern Time
(replay available if your schedule doesn’t cooperate).

Get show access information here.

The featured guest for this show is Linda Levin, PCC, executive & personal coach and workshop facilitator. Linda has been coaching individual and corporate clients for more than eleven years. Prior to that she had a career as a clinical social worker, a background which gives her valuable insight into helping people accomplish their professional and personal goals.

Linda believes that authentic change lies in discovering the relationship between core personal values and innate strengths. Her clients report newfound freedom to tap into their strengths with power and confidence.

The Marketing Cafe™ is the online radio show that features simple, yet highly effective ideas for solopreneurs and small business owners like youwho want to make a good living while making a difference in the world.

Your host is marketing results coach Mark Reinert, founder of Authentic Business Growth.

Get show access information here.

Discovering Resilience in Difficult Situations

Discovering ResilienceThis week‘s Marketing Cafe™ is about how you can deepen resilience, sense situations freshly and find renewed energy to move forward, even when times are tough.

We’ll talk about and demonstrate how to explore the ‘what’s not’ or ‘what should be’ in a way that opens doors to the wisdom of ‘what actually is‘ and ‘what’s possible.’ This program will help shift a previously distant, unattainable destination into an energizing, transformational journey.

Date: Thursday, August 23, 2012

Time: 12 noon Eastern Time
(replay available if your schedule doesn’t cooperate).

Get show access information here.

Read More

17 Aug

Finding a resilient response

What do you do when things go wrong? Especially when a pile of difficult things happen all at once?
Katie Curtin, creativity and money coach, and the guest for this week’s Marketing Café contacted me a week ago to reschedule her appearance on the show.  She had been planning to call in while overseas.  Phone connectivity had not previously been a problem, but unexpectedly it had become a major problem.

We rescheduled her appearance for The Creativity Factor for Successfully Standing Out for Sept. 20, filling in for a speaker who had cancelled his appearance.

Suddenly a bunch of Read More