Category Archives: Motivation

Building a Habit: Meditation

Spencer/ November 27, 2016/ Motivation/ 0 comments

Transcription What if I told you there was a tool scientifically proven to help you feel more relaxed, concentrate easier, be more productive, reduce stress, and manage complex emotions? Would you use it? Over the last few years, I’ve been trying to make a lot of changes, and as a result I’ve found myself juggling many things at once. It’s

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Pursuing an MBA: My Story of Grit

Spencer/ November 7, 2016/ Inspiration, Motivation/ 0 comments

Transcription On May 19th, 2017, I will cross a stage and have conferred upon me, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. It will have taken me 1,215 days to complete from the time I first stepped foot in a graduate classroom, though in reality it has been a much longer journey than that. I always knew I would pursue higher

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Why Exercise is Important for Your Business

Spencer/ June 18, 2016/ Motivation, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Exercise is one of those things we like to say we do, but that few actually want to do – sort of like listening to other people talk about their vacation. If you’re running a business or a startup though, exercise is something you need to do. Let me tell you why. 1. Exercise can help boost creativity A study

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Startup Perks? How About a Tesla

Spencer/ May 21, 2016/ Design, Motivation, Photography/ 0 comments

A new startup is leasing Teslas for its employees. Practichem, a startup based in North Carolina, recently reserved the new Tesla Model 3 for all of its 15 employees. All I can think is…WHERE DO I SIGN UP? “If you’re one of the brave souls trying to launch a startup and offering employee perks is in question, think seriously about

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Climbing a Ladder

Spencer/ May 11, 2016/ Motivation/ 0 comments

We use a ladder to help us climb things (if you didn’t already know this, this blog isn’t going to make much sense). Getting to the top can seem difficult and possibly even frightening, especially if you’re only looking at the top. However, as any acrophobe who’s climbed a ladder knows, you don’t look at the top, you look at

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Are You an Original Thinker?

Spencer/ April 28, 2016/ Inspiration, Motivation/ 0 comments

Adam Grant, author of the influential book Give and Take, recently gave a Ted Talk about some of the habits he’s discovered while researching original thinkers. He gives empirical evidence making a case for some of these habits, and some of them are actually surprising. Some of them include: Original thinkers and creatives tend to procrastinate more than their productive counterparts.

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First Big Failure: Check…

Spencer/ March 31, 2016/ Entrepreneurship, Inspiration, Motivation/ 0 comments

Losing sucks. Losing $50,000 sucks badly. Losing $50,000 when it’s all that stands between you and starting your business…sucks like you wouldn’t believe. So much so that it almost hurts. Ucraft Brew unfortunately lost the Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition, and thus a chance at winning $50,000 to help us launch our business. A little backstory may be in order. For the

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