Podcasts I’m Loving Right Now

Podcasts I’m Loving Right Now

I’ve already written about podcasts once, but every day I listen to something new that changes me a little bit. If you’re not on the podcast train yet, please get on at the next stop. Listening to the brilliant, moving, FREE content that’s out there promises to enrich your life during your otherwise stagnant time. You can learn about leadership while unloading the dishwasher, hear about a legal case with a crazy twist while you drive to a meeting, or lose yourself a great story while you exercise. However you choose to listen, making time for this content will add depth to your conversations and make you feel like you’re still learning, even though, for most of us, our school days are in the rear-view mirror.

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The Big City Complex

The Big City Complex

In the last few weeks, I have met some incredible New York transplants who now call Nashville home. As Nashville continues to gain ground as a hub for creatives, we’re starting to see an influx of people from New York and Los Angeles, all flocking to Nashville for a scene where they can be creative, pursue their passions, and stop struggling to get by.

The common theme in my conversations with these people, who are firmly emotionally planted where I was eight years ago, is the struggle they had when deciding to leave. Whether it’s widely recognized or not, there are certain tribes in the United States who are seemingly genetically predisposed to view the world in three segments. There are the people who graduate from college and move to New York, the people who graduate from college and move to LA, and then there’s everyone else.

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Choosing Sanity over Stress

Choosing Sanity over Stress

I recently had someone tell me that they had found our company through a web search and that they wanted to do everything we were doing because it looked so fun. It was all I could do to not laugh out loud. We must be doing a great job of keeping our outward appearances looking fairly well put together if this all looks fun. Knowing what is often happening behind the scenes, it’s downright comical.

Is it risky to come onto your company’s blog and admit you don’t have it all together? Don’t answer me, I know that it’s a terrible idea. But it’s worth it to put an honest face forward if it means sharing with others what we’re learning in the process.

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Connecting In An Age Of Constant “Connection”

Connecting In An Age Of Constant “Connection”

Recently, I had lunch with a friend I hadn’t seen in 15 years. To be clear, she had actually been a friend of an ex-boyfriend of mine; someone I dated while I lived in London when I was 16. He introduced us because we’re both American, so he wondered if there was some distant connection linking us. Much like all gentiles think every Jew somehow knows one another, otherwise known as Jewish Geography, many Europeans think there’s some small link between all Americans. Alex was from Los Angeles and I was from New York, and no, there was nothing linking us but our American accents, butchered by many years spent living abroad.

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Must Read Marketing Blogs

Must Read Marketing Blogs

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

 

We are all short on time these days. Our daily schedules can be so tight that there’s hardly time to add one more thing to our to-do list. But finding the time – even if it’s only a few minutes a day – to continue learning is a must for a marketer. In an industry that never stops changing, you either keep up or get quickly left behind. 

 

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Stress More, Feel Worse

Stress More, Feel Worse

It would be really easy for me to lie to you guys and churn out a super motivational post about how great I feel after a week of running as I planned and meditating every morning before work and being better at time management and stress. But the truth is, that would be total bull. I failed at every single goal I set this week, and not like by a little bit, by a whole lot.

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Q&A with Jennifer Perlmutter

Q&A with Jennifer Perlmutter

Jennifer Perlmutter

Jennifer Perlmutter, affectionately known by friends, colleagues, and clients as JP, is a Creative Consultant inspired by authenticity, ingenuity + individuality. As a former agent for photographers, illustrators and directors, she has worked with award-winning talent including Randal Ford, Nick Onken, Beth Galton, Kevin Zacher, Ture Lillegraven, Peter Yang and many more along with notable agencies and magazines nationwide. JP is known for being wildly passionate, genuine and open with her clients and prides herself on keeping up to date with every trend and news item in this ever-changing industry. With a keen eye and a drive to push the envelope, JP is always looking for new and innovative ways to get her clients work out into the public eye. If you are interested in working with JP contact Agency Access for more information.

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Stress Less, Live Better

Stress Less, Live Better

So, I know that I’ve posted in the past about dealing with stress, anxiety, and depression while working, but I have to admit something to you all. Lately, I have been terrible about managing stress and striking that work-life balance I was so proud to have achieved once upon a time. In the past few weeks I have been speeding from task to task, working late into the night, early in the morning, anytime my husband is home and can wrangle Maddy, using our nanny as much as I can, and whenever my phone is in my hands I’m totally sucked into my email, which is always. At the end of the week last week, I plopped down at a table with Jennifer and neither of us could really even say anything to one another. We had both worked ourselves to the bone and had arrived at our meeting place weary and exhausted. Then, when eating lunch I dropped an oily green bean on my new pants right before we were leaving to meet with a client. WTF, universe?! 

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