Creativity, wisdom and laughs by Courtney Smith Kramer

This is part 3 of a 3-part interview series with Liz McMillan, CEO of Dictionary.com. We sat down together at the Collision Conference in New Orleans to discuss the importance of language, meaning, and truth that words give to our human culture. Are people still as curious about meaning and language, even against a backdrop of ‘fake news’ and …

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Boy, does this come at exactly the right time #TWSS. As my last post of the year, it’s apropos that turning yourself upside down is about gaining the perspective you need to see things in a necessary and different way. I recently got a strong dose of this while visiting our dear friend Hendre Coetzee …

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Anyone who has been challenged with a problem to solve and a looming deadline understands that sometimes, to really tap into your most creative self, you need a little stimulation.

Create. Creating. Creativity. What does it all mean, and why do we do it? In the first chapter of my new book “21 Reasons Why Creativity is Like Sex”, I theorized that because we are taught from the earliest of ages that “creating” something was nothing short of a sacred act, we spend our lives …

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I’ve been asked a lot since I launched my book, “What made you write a book about creativity and sex?” Well, the answer is, because not everyone believes they are creative. They think it’s something only “special” people have. But like sex, everyone can do it. Some are better at it. And when it’s done well, …

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It’s finally here: My book has launched. The launch of the long-awaited (for me, anyway) “21 Reasons Creativity is Like Sex” book has happened, and I couldn’t be more excited. For anyone out there wondering what self-publishing a book looks like, let me paint a picture: You spend a few hundred hours researching, interviewing people, outlining, …

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Listen to Dr. Jason Richardson, Ph.D Sports Psychologist, Pan Am Gold Medalist and Mental Coach to Extreme Sports champions explores with me what it takes to have a “Gold Medal Mindset”. We talk human-to-human, creativity, buzzwords, and of course… sex  🙂 Go listen to more awesome interviews with Dr. Jason here.

Moms – it’s time to chill. And I’m talking about me. Life is a constant stream of crazy, so it’s time to talk me off a ledge with this advice from me, that I need to hear NOW: Your kids will still excel and be smart and surprise you. Even if you don’t volunteer at …

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I’ve always believed that when you give your fans a gift without expecting anything in return (a sale, a Like, a Tweet, etc) they become endeared to you forever. The psychology of a sale never happens instantly, so you just have to be an ear worm until they’re ready to buy. And to be an …

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Over this past summer, my husband and business partner, Bryan Kramer, and our social friend DJ Waldow ran a 90-day social campaign called #90DaystoEllen, in which we attempted to get the boys lunch with Ellen Degeneres strictly by using social media. (full site here if you want to follow along). Despite receiving over 72 million …

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