Here in the United States, handshakes are a big deal in a business environment. Whether people admit it or not, they will judge you by your handshake. I do it (not on purpose of course). It just happens. If I shake someone’s hand, and it’s limp or clammy, it affects my perception of that person’s professional abilities. For that reason, it’s important to develop a good handshake.
A couple weeks ago, I received a tweet from someone who asked my opinion about which startup he should choose. At first, I thought that was an odd question. Everyone knows that startup entrepreneurs have to eat, sleep and breathe their business, so it seemed obvious to me that the answer would be to pursue a startup that he’s passionate about. Without that burning desire, it’s easy to get burned out.
There have been a lot of gigantic Star Wars creations built with LEGO bricks over the years, but this one could be one of the most magnificent ones of all. It’s a huge Death Star constructed with a half-million itty-bitty LEGO bricks. As you can see in the pictures below, it took a crane to lower the top half of the battlestation into place. That’s because it weighs an almost unbelievable 1,900lbs (862kgs). It’s 13 feet (3.9 meters) high and 8 feet (2.4 meters) wide.
I use my NutriBullet every morning to make a fresh fruit and nut smoothie. Yesterday I started talking to a friend about it, and she told me that she adds a little peanut butter or honey to her NutriBullet each day to sweeten it. The conversation continued, and by the end of it, the third person in the room was convinced she should buy a NutriBullet right away. I said, “You’d think I was getting paid from NutriBullet to promote their product, but I’m not. I just love mine.“
A few weeks ago, I wrote an article here on PodJam called How to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing Again. It got me thinking a lot about how to boost our creativity when we’re going through a dry spell. Many people believe you have to wait for inspiration to strike, but I have a different point of view. In my experience, I’ve found that it’s better to work through it. Just the action of always moving forward is often times enough to jumpstart creativity.