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Dreamcatcher: Shaping and Sharing your Purpose with the World

When I was a child my teacher gave our class an assignment: create a drawing that expressed what we dreamed of becoming when we grew up. In my illustration, I scribbled a split-screen image with a baseball player on one side, and an artist on the other. The funny thing is that if you were…

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What Can Elephants Teach Us About Design?

This might seem like a very strange question to ask, particularly in the context of design; but it recently came to mind when we were asked to explain how our multifaceted service offering helps us create better design. One of the most important aspects of how we view design is that we look at it…

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Your website’s been hacked. Now what?

It’s Monday morning. You sit at your desk, hot coffee in hand, ready to kick off another work week. You turn on your computer, full of plans for the day…and discover your website’s been hacked. Uh oh. As a purpose-driven entrepreneur, you’re furthering a mission you believe in, and setbacks like this can be frustrating–not…

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Don’t Worry About the Worry Dolls

My 6-year-old daughter, Ava, was recently given something called a worry doll. A worry doll is a traditional Guatemalan figurine, usually only a few inches tall, made from wood and traditional woven fabric. The idea behind it is this: if you’re worried about something, or perhaps having trouble sleeping, you tell your worries to the…

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How To Get Over The Jitters And Share Your Purpose Via Video

Here at Pollen, we’ve had the pleasure of working with 100’s of purpose-driven entrepreneurs and I can honestly say that all of our clients have a compelling story to share with the world. What better way to connect with your audience than creating a personal, relevant and informative video! Video is one of the fastest…

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Productivity With Purpose

Working for Pollen Brands, I’ve had the opportunity to work on many projects whose purpose helps motivate my efforts. Still, being effectively productive can be tricky. Ever have trouble getting the most out of your efforts? Here are some tips. Figure out a system Especially if your to-do list is long, organizing it by priority…

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Remember to Readjust the Wheel

Remember to Readjust the Wheel

When I was around 12 years old, I took the bus to school every day. I had moved to a new town only a few years prior, and as a smallish, quiet kid, I was slow to make friends. One day, as we were nearing the corner of my street, I walked up to the…

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All Innovation Is Not Created Equal

All around today’s business world, there’s a lot of talk about “innovation.” Supply chains, service delivery, formulation, marketing, and countless other areas of business are undergoing rapid change from a variety of angles. Innovation is the new go-to for both entering a market and maintaining a competitive lead. Where “differentiation” may have been the buzzword…

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