The Functional Creative Blog

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The Energy of Gratitude

While saying “thank-you” is certainly polite, and it may grease the skids for further interactions with clients, and others, that’s not the big pay-off for being grateful. It’s the energy. And, no, I’m not...

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How (and Why) to Write Every Day

I just completed a solid month of writing (at least) 3 pages of words a day. It feels amazing. Why? For a couple of reasons. One is that I never thought I would be...

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The Power of Being There

So, you finally get to talk with a potential client, or they ask for your portfolio. Of course, this happens just after you’ve been looking at some of the amazing portfolios of creatives on...

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How to See Results

Full disclosure: this is not an article about how to GET results, although it is closely related, and the methods here discussed will help to get results. This is about how to SEE results....

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Why No One Likes Your Stuff

There are a lot of people producing a lot of content today, and most of it is going by absolutely ignored. Sometimes this is because they are just starting, and haven’t yet built their...

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Originality is a Scam

There is a premium placed on original work. Innovation, disruption, game-changing technology and other ideas like that can make it seem that unless what you are doing is different than anything before it, it...

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Absolutely Infuriating

Sometimes you see a tool that caters to the desire to create something without any work at all. Something that, at first blush, seems like good design, but on closer inspection is just a...