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How Self-Compassion Can Help You Finish 2020 Strong

By Shawn Nason / December 15, 2020 /

I’m calling on you to give yourself the gift of grace this year—and to extend it into 2021. Stop obsessing over your failures and start reminding yourself of your accomplishments. This isn’t for vanity; it’s for sanity. 

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Reinventing Our Rituals: Why We Need to Hold On to Our Traditions—But Not Too Tightly

By Shawn Nason / December 8, 2020 /

Rituals are part of who we are as human beings. Whether religious like Passover or secular like Thanksgiving, they help us mark time in the year and they create space for us to remember and reflect. In this year of uncertainty, we need rituals more than ever, even if the traditions we’re accustomed to can’t be replicated.

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Overcome by a Challenge? Forget about It and Go Play

By Shawn Nason / December 1, 2020 /

Noted improv expert Janna Sobel joined us for a recent Disruptor Studio session to demonstrate how doing improv can help us access new ways of solving problems as we work to blow sh*t up on a daily basis. Janna knows what she’s talking about: she’s a graduate of The Second City’s Conservatory Program, where she’s…

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Go, Set the World On Fire!

By Shawn Nason / November 24, 2020 /

Like most things 2020, the upcoming holiday celebrations will look different than they usually do. But the feelings of gratitude, joy, and inspiration burn brighter than ever. I considered this as we finished recording Season 3 of our new podcast, The Combustion Chronicles, which Man on Fire launched earlier this year, to spark game-changing disruption…

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Is Your Goal for 2021 Disruptive Enough? It’s Time to Dream Big

By Shawn Nason / November 18, 2020 / Comments Off on Is Your Goal for 2021 Disruptive Enough? It’s Time to Dream Big

To succeed as disruptors, we must envision the impossible for our clients and ourselves, to ask, “How might we?” in bold, creative ways and include the question, “How might I?” 

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Don’t Call It A Comeback! Lessons From LL Cool J on Disrupting Yourself

By Shawn Nason / November 10, 2020 / Comments Off on Don’t Call It A Comeback! Lessons From LL Cool J on Disrupting Yourself

As the Vulture described, “With massive hits across multiple decades, no one has been as good—or at least as relevant—over as long of a period as LL Cool J.”

How does LL Cool J stay on top of his performing game? Here are the top tips from the G.O.A.T. himself.

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Have We Lost Our Curiosity? Here’s How To Find It

By Shawn Nason / November 3, 2020 / Comments Off on Have We Lost Our Curiosity? Here’s How To Find It

With consumer behavior and expectations shifting, curiosity is more important than ever. How do we position our minds to maintain curiosity?

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What the Roomba Teaches Us About Pushing Through Fear of Failure

By Shawn Nason / October 27, 2020 / Comments Off on What the Roomba Teaches Us About Pushing Through Fear of Failure

Like all robots, a Roomba does its job with no sense of success or failure outside of completing its mission. How could we be like the Roomba?

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Turn On, Tune In, Try Out: Three Ways Music Inspires Ingenuity

By Shawn Nason / October 20, 2020 / Comments Off on Turn On, Tune In, Try Out: Three Ways Music Inspires Ingenuity
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Like Child’s Play: 6 Ways to Create an Adaptable Mindset

By Shawn Nason / October 6, 2020 / Comments Off on Like Child’s Play: 6 Ways to Create an Adaptable Mindset
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