Twist Up Your Space – Wake Up Your Brand

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Many entrepreneurs tell us it’s a challenge to stay motivated. When you work day-in and day-out on the same business in the same category it’s hard to keep the fresh ideas flowing. How do you rejuvenate your self and your creativity to stay in the zone?


Most of the time we’re on auto-pilot, always stopping at the same coffee shop, the same take-out place, even taking the same exact route to and from work each day. This kind of familiarity can be comforting – but it can also be the enemy of creativity. Shaking things up can give you big-time business breakthroughs. Seek out new environments – even if it only means changing the layout of your office. Move your desk to another corner of the room; face the window instead of the door or vice versa. For even better results – get inspired by Kiva. This microfinance organization gives employees “No-Meeting Tuesdays.” Workers have the option to work from somewhere else or from home. You can do the same – get out of your office all together and spend a few hours every week working from somewhere new, like a coffee shop, shared work space, local library, or even your own backyard.


Brand School is a unique brand-learning program that teaches best practices of successful large and small brands and shows you how to leverage lateral thinking and apply those practices to freshen up your business or personal brand. See if your brand qualifies for our next session HERE.

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“Motivational! I’ve given recommendations to several clients about Brand School.” – Liz Osting, Founder Herucliz Design

Going Beyond Ideas to Action


Lots of people talk about writing books…but few of us ever do the hard work of putting pen to paper.

Well, my brother Greg Curhan did. He had an idea swirling around in his head about a thriller set in Los Angeles during the Rodney King riots. And instead if musing about it. He wrote it down, and then instead of waiting for someone to want to publish it, he published it himself with the help of Kickstarter.

Kickstarter is an interesting concept where friends, family, even complete strangers can help fund independent creative projects.

The book is called Indomitable Spirit, it’s available on and it’s a damned good read. You might think as his sister I’m a bit biased, but I’m actually a pretty discerning reader and it really is very good.

My brother’s actions got me thinking again about what separates the dreamers from the doers.