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There’s something about the word that elicits a very poignant image in the mind, most likely something like this famous scene from Office Space.

In our culture, “cubicles” tend to be a symbol for a “dream deferred.”

It is where the restless creatives sit and hope for their “big break,” their chance to “do what they love” and “follow their passion.”

What a lot of people run into is the vicious cycle of saying, “I hate my job,” or “I hate where I work,” not realizing the energy they are bringing to the situation.

The truth is, the cubicle is an inanimate object.

It’s a few walls.

But how you feel within them is up to you.

A perfect example of this is the lonely millionaire who sits poolside, gazing out at a morning sunrise with his cappuccino and his newspaper, and for some reason still feels unhappy. …

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Life is a journey of twists and turns, peaks and valleys, mountains to climb and oceans to explore.

Good times and bad times. Happy times and sad times.

But always, life is a movement forward.

No matter where you are on the journey, in some way, you are continuing on — and that’s what makes it so magnificent.

What nobody ever tells you, though, when you are a wide-eyed child, are all the little things that come along with “growing up.”

1. Most people are scared of using their imagination.

They’ve disconnected with their inner child.

They don’t feel they are “creative.”

They like things “just the way they are.”

2. Your dream doesn’t really matter to anyone else.

Some people might take interest. Some may support you in your quest. But at the end of the day, nobody cares, or will ever care about your dream as much as you. …

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Let’s get down in the weeds for a second about social-media marketing.

I cannot tell you how many times a day I hear the words, “We need to be on Facebook. We should be posting more on Twitter. We should show people our culture on Instagram.”

Nobody cares.

That’s the cold, honest, brutal truth.

Nobody cares about your culture — unless you have the best, most unique, knowledgeable, entertaining, or something culture.

  • Nobody cares about the “5 Ways to Create an Effective Marketing Strategy” blog that you posted, for the first time in six months — unless those “5 Ways” are in some way different and very unique compared to everyone else’s “5 Ways.” …


Nicolas Cole

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