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The Digital Marketplace

Digital transformation is the integration of digital technology into all areas of a business, fundamentally changing how you operate and deliver value to customers. It’s also a cultural change that requires organizations to continually challenge the status quo, experiment, and get comfortable with failure. The Digital Marketplace encompasses all exchange of goods and services including

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General
Tracy Tanner

Think Networking is Hard? Relax and Try Something Different

Author Wayne Yoshida Principal Technical Writer | Contributing Editor | Senior Technical Writer | LinkedIn Optimizer Writer | Author | Magazine Columnist ________________________________________________________ Whenever anyone says “networking is hard,” I always tell them to look at it from a different angle. I tell them about a conversation I had with my retired elementary school teacher

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Podcast
Tracy Tanner

What is Blockchain Technology?

Blockchain Technology is a distributed database that is shared among the nodes of a computer network. Our speaker Neil Sahota will talk to us about the technology. As a database, a blockchain stores information electronically in digital format. Blockchains are best known for their crucial role in cryptocurrency systems, such as Bitcoin, for maintaining a

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The Ever-Growing Knowledge Metaverse is an immersive world built from the ground up to help and inspire. Through a world combining the real world around us with digital information, plus the addition of an XR-enabled universe, a network of users across thousands of locations, the knowledge metaverse is being created as a digital grassroots movement. Learn About The Metaverse and its Business Drivers Entrepreneurship Opportunities including Designing and Applications VR, AR, AI, and Digital Twins Examples from Las Vegas and IBM Lidar Scanning and its Educational & Commercial Applications Avatars
Podcast
Tracy Tanner

The Ever-Growing Knowledge Metaverse

The Ever-Growing Knowledge Metaverse is an immersive world built from the ground up to help and inspire. Through a world combining the real world around us with digital information, plus the addition of an XR-enabled universe, a network of users across thousands of locations, the knowledge metaverse is being created as a digital grassroots movement.

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General
Tracy Tanner

Do This to Level Up Your Customer-Experience Management Game

CX has become a lead indicator of performance, change and company culture, but what are the best ways of fueling a passion for it among employees? By Phil Prosser March 15, 2022 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In February of 2020, Harvard Business Review published an article by Rob Markey that included

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Marketing
Tracy Tanner

Marketing and Manufacturing Collaboration

By DeVerges Jones My marketing career has spanned several decades. In many instances departmental/divisional silos still exist. While collaboration is talked about a lot in some cases it is not practiced. However, it is improving and the need for team work and collaboration is still very important. While several things have evolved – notice I did not use changed most basic

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Podcast
Tracy Tanner

Introduction to the Series – Emerging Workforce 2022

Dr. Cathleen Greiner, PhD, in her role as Regional Director, Business & Entrepreneurship Sector of the OC Community Colleges, is focused on upskilling, reskilling, and preparing our students and the community for the future of work. REGISTRATION We have an exciting 3-Part Series, entitled Emerging Workforce 2022, beginning this month that focuses on new and

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Leadership
Tracy Tanner

When We Think of a Great Leader…

Introduction When I think of a great leader… [fill in the blank] There have been moments in my career where I just knew that my manager or even a colleague had it dialed in. They were really good at leading while others may not have had that “it” factor. So what differentiates one from another.

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General
Tracy Tanner

Ubuntu Leadership: Leading with Humanity

I attended a LinkedIn live event this week run by the Humanity Vibe Zone forum, (Charisse Fontes, Maria Vargas, and Andrea K. Summers) discussing how we lead with Humanity. They quickly unwrapped the concept that leaders must lead with humanity especially in the current times. Many of us have been leading with humanity for some

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General
Tracy Tanner

Overall Qualities of an Exceptional Nurse Leader

We often think about leadership from a corporate executive perspective. However, there are leaders in our everyday lives, outside of corporate America, that can make a huge impact on the people they serve. The following was extracted from an article entitled, 7 Leadership Styles In Nursing: How Do They Impact You? The bulleted list below

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Leadership
Tracy Tanner

Leading Differently

We all talk about leading but what will it to approach leading differently today? A conference held in the UK a few years ago was summarized in this Forbes article. Surprisingly these techniques hold true today. How to Lead Differently, by Sally Percy, outlines three concepts to effectively lead differently given the circumstances of the

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Leadership
Tracy Tanner

Opposites Attract

You may have heard the phrase, “opposites attract”. Some believe in this concept from a relationship perspective and others don’t. Where did this phrase comes from and how it applies in business is the focus in this blog. In 1785, French physicist Charles Augustin de Coulomb (https://www.britannica.com/biography/Charles-Augustin-de-Coulomb) developed an experimental law which stated that like

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Mentorship
Tracy Tanner

The Benefits of Having a Mentor

Have you ever thought about having a mentor? Mentors can be useful for many people; students, employees, entrepreneurs, or even just in your personal lives. Below are some of the main benefits of having a mentor. They’ll Give You Advice As you work towards achieving your goals, chances are your mentor will have some advice

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Empowerment
Tracy Tanner

Leaders: Think BOLD! Be BOLD!

I’ve had the honor to share my life experiences over the past two years in speaking with college students and educational professionals. This has provided me an additional framework of confidence that was needed to persevere in times of turbulence. Based on my core message, my hope has been and continues to be to inspire

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Leadership
Tracy Tanner

10 Common Leadership Styles

The Indeed Editorial Team gives a thorough run down of the various styles of leadership, inclusive of benefits, challenges and examples of each. What I find fascinating is the characteristics of each. For example, according to the Indeed team, if you demonstrate more of an autocratic type of leadership style, your traits may include. self-confidence

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Empowerment
Tracy Tanner

The Power of Being

“The Power of Being.” These words were recently spoken by a colleague and friend of mine, Raamon Newman, who has consulted many executive leaders. He spoke this during a virtual speaking event for the Orange County Community Colleges. It resonated with me. We talk about being present, being engagement, being in the now. That’s just

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General
Tracy Tanner

Social Distancing | Distance Learning | 6’ Apart

Moment by moment, national, state, and city officials are announcing new directives changing the course of our daily lives. Most recently a large majority of corporations, educational institutions, and other entities have made decisions to work remotely. Remote, in this instance, means to work from home, that is, if our workforce is equipped to do

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Kolena News
Tracy Tanner

Building a Global Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Global Partners Awarded Grant for UGBS’s Innovation & Incubation Hub Project by U.S. State Department, U.S. Embassy Ghana Globally, educational institutions are dedicated to Entrepreneurial studies. Encouraging students from pre-school-college age to develop an entrepreneurial mindset is a vital part of their future employability. Led by Dr. George Acheampong, PhD, The University of Ghana Business

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Kolena News
Tracy Tanner

U.S. AND GHANA PARTNERS BUILD ONLINE GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURIAL ECOSYSTEM

Global Ties Akron, The University of Ghana, and Kolena Corporation receive $25,000 grant from the U.S. Embassy Ghana, funded by the U.S. Department of State.  Click to Download the PDF Akron, Ohio, October 20, 2021 – The three partners will use the competitive award to create The University of Ghana Business School (UGBS) Global Online

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5 Tools to Master Your Action Plan

Today I’ve got quick list for you. These project management and planning tools are a great asset when trying to keep the steps on your action plan prioritized. Here are five that will let you master your goals. Use an app like the Wunderlist app. It allows you to create to-do lists from your action

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5 Tools to Master Your Action Plan

Today I’ve got quick list for you. These project management and planning tools are a great asset when trying to keep the steps on your action plan prioritized. Here are five that will let you master your goals. Use an app like the Wunderlist app. It allows you to create to-do lists from your action

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Celebrate Our Active Military and Veterans!

One of the countless events being held all over our country and sponsored by The National Exchange Club. The National Exchange Club is proud to partner with the Garden Grove Elks Club to bring you a community event focused on families celebrating our military. Please join us for a wonderful celebration! www.pacificcoastexchangeclub.org

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The National Exchange Club’s National Convention

Hello All, I recently attended The National Exchange Club’s annual convention in Memphis, Tennessee from September 8-11. I was able to proudly represent Kolena as a vendor/partner and also a new member of the the Pacific Coast Exchange Club (one of over 600 in the U.S.). The National Exchange Club has so many great programs

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General
JP Fallou

Entrepreneur List

The Ultimate List of Entrepreneur Statistics 2022   Driven entrepreneurs and their startups are a critical component for economic growth. Without entrepreneurs, there would be less innovation, fewer job opportunities, and less productivity. But, starting a new business comes with a whole set of risks and challenges, including investment, staffing, success rates, and overheads. The good news? Despite

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Raamon Newman
Leadership
JP Fallou

The Science of Protection Audio eBook

NEW AUDIO BOOK JUST RELEASED! With all that Raamon Newman has experienced personally and professionally the last couple of years and now with all the market volatility, virus fear, war, supply chain issues, and accelerated change going on Raamon realized more than ever having the capacity to protect himself, others, achievement & progress plus health,

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Being Creative
JP Fallou

75+ Educational Activities for When You’re Stuck Indoors

Watch historical movies (check out my lists for kids and teens) Play a board game (Life and Disney Monopoly are favorites) Build famous landmarks from LEGOs Learn about the basics of music theory with these apps Create a song/rhyme/poem/rap/TikTok of what you’re currently learning about in school Make your own Apples to Apples Create art inspired by famous paintings Learn

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Empowerment
Jean-Pierre Fallou

4 Societal Norms You Must Break to Be True to Yourself

When is a rule, not a rule? We grow up thinking many things are set in stone. There are rules all around us. Some for fire safety. Some to protect our possessions. Some to keep things the way they’ve always been. What becomes more complicated is the idea of societal norms. A societal norm is

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Kolena Corporation Corporation
Finance
Jean-Pierre Fallou

What Determines the Interest Rate on your Small Business Loan

I was speaking to my banker friend Christopher awhile ago and I asked him what is the first question you hear a lot when working with small business?  He told me that the question that comes up alot is “What is the interest rate?”.   As we talked, Christopher told me that there are many factors

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Mentorship
Jean-Pierre Fallou

Why Is Mentorship Important?

Maybe you’ve been struggling a bit in life, and a friend or family member has suggested that you try out a mentor. You might be hesitant, wondering why a mentor is even important. But mentorship is important for several of the following reasons. Mentors Provide Knowledge No matter who you are or what field you

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Mentorship
Christy Castaneda

The Benefits of Being a Mentor

Have you ever thought about being a mentor? It might seem like a lot of work (and it is), but becoming a mentor can be a truly rewarding experience, and there are many benefits to becoming a mentor. You’ll Become A Better Communicator As a mentor, you’ll be communicating with people frequently. Although you likely

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Lifestyle
Jean-Pierre Fallou

5 Steps to Changing Your Money Mindset with EFT

You might have heard of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) that has been used for years to help in everything from anxiety to pain relief. But did you know that EFT can also be used to change your money mindset and set you up for financial success? It might sound crazy on the first hearing but

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Career
Jean-Pierre Fallou

7 Reasons Why Raising your Self-Worth is Important

Having a healthy sense of self-worth can change the way you feel about your life. Positive self-worth sets you up to have the energy and confidence to be your best you, to take on challenges and seize opportunities when they come up. Self-worth means you can have your best possible life. The basis of self-dignity

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Kolena Corporation
Empowerment
Christy Castaneda

Why Knowing Your Life’s Purpose is Important

You might feel that holding down a job, getting ahead and taking care of your family is enough, without worrying about your life’s purpose. But taking the time to work out your calling in life is not a luxury or escapism, it is important for helping you live a more meaningful and successful life. Think

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Leadership
Raamon Newman

Why the leadership industry has failed

“According to a report by Deloitte, organizations around the globe invest approximately $46 billion annually on leadership development programs. Many of these leadership-development efforts, however, have failed to improve the state of leadership and have shown very few tangible results. In a scathing indictment of the leadership industry, Harvard lecturer and founder of the Center

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Brain Training
Jean-Pierre Fallou

5 Ways to Develop Positive Thinking

Not feeling well? Kind of blah and wishing you had something better to say about the day than a mumbled ‘fine’ when someone asks you how you are? The solution might be simpler than you think. Our attitudes really are everything. When we’re not feeling great about our lives or how the day is going,

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Creativity
Christy Castaneda

6 Things You Didn’t Know About Highly Creative People

You may not realize that there are some differences between ordinary folks and highly creative people. If you’re friends with people who are highly creative, you’ve probably noticed they see the world in a slightly different way. But scientists have now found that their brains not only work differently, but their neural hardwiring is also

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Being Creative
Christy Castaneda

How to Use Mindfulness to Boost Creativity

You’ve probably heard about mindfulness, and maybe you even have a regular mindfulness practice. But did you know that mindfulness is useful not just for keeping you calm and focused, it can stimulate your creativity and open up your thinking? If you’re interested in reaching your creative potential, here’s how mindfulness can give you a

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Entrepreneurship
Jean-Pierre Fallou

6 Tips for Becoming an Entrepreneur Later in Life

6 Tips for Becoming an Entreprenuer later in Life is not limited by age, and you can start a successful business at any stage of your life. However, becoming an entrepreneur later in life has its own unique challenges. Consider these tips for starting a business as a senior: Avoid allowing others to limit your

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Career
Jean-Pierre Fallou

14 Career Tips to Help You Brush Up on Your Soft Skills

For many job hunters, describing their soft skills can be the hardest part of applying for a new position. You’re prepared to send your transcripts and discuss your sales record, but how do you prove that you’re a team player or early adopter? In case you don’t already know, hard skills are the job-specific education

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Brain Training
Jean-Pierre Fallou

Keep Your Brain Healthy in Just 5 Minutes a Day

You look after your body, stay as fit as you can and make time for a healthy lifestyle, right? It’s just as important to keep your brain healthy too if you want to deal better with stress, be more productive, and reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia later in life. The good news

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Attacking Goals
Christy Castaneda

5 Reasons Why Prioritizing Your Own Needs Isn’t Selfish

Being selfless is a wonderful attribute. However, consistently giving more of yourself than you have to offer is a societal pitfall. Are you always taking care of others: their needs, their wants, their everything? Then it’s time to take a step back and see to your own needs. Taking care of yourself isn’t a selfish

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Brain Training
Jean-Pierre Fallou

3 Ways to Supercharge Your Brain Power Through Exercise

Supercharge Your Brain Power Through Exercise is good for your physical health, but did you know it’s also good for your brain? The latest neurological research has shown that there is a so-called ‘magic protein’ called Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) that has the power to supercharge your brain and improve your memory. And it is

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Entrepreneurship
Jean-Pierre Fallou

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is the creation or extraction of value.[1][2][3] With this definition, entrepreneurship is viewed as change, generally entailing risk beyond what is normally encountered in starting a business, which may include other values than simply economic ones. More narrow definitions have described entrepreneurship as the process of designing, launching and running a new business, which is often

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Career
Jean-Pierre Fallou

High-Paying Creative Jobs

Whether you’re a user experience designer or marketing director, creative professionals with in-demand skills and experience have many job opportunities in the current employment market. Here’s a look at just some high-paying creative jobs, according to the latest Robert Half Salary Guide for marketing and creative professionals: User experience (UX) director UX directors oversee user experience for

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Tony Jackson

People are good

The world can have us believing that everything is on fire and that everyone is out to get us. Generally speaking, people have good intentions and mean well. Find me on social: @TonyJacksonVO

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Career
Jean-Pierre Fallou

7 Online Marketing Jobs

As a new graduate, if you’re looking for a job in 7 online marketing jobs, there are a variety of careers you could choose. Whether you’re looking towards business and management or if your career goals are aimed more at the creative field, opportunities abound.  Whatever your focus is in marketing, there is something for you

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Handling Obstructions
Jean-Pierre Fallou

5 Steps to Dealing with Upheaval in Your Life

5 Steps to Dealing with Upheaval in Your Life comes in many forms. To some, the crisis might be small, a fender bender in the parking lot, causing minor damage to their car. Others face even more significant challenges, such as an illness or the loss of a job. Regardless of the cause, dealing with upheaval

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Being Creative
Jean-Pierre Fallou

How Meditation Stimulates Creativity

It might surprise you to hear that meditation can kickstart your creative process. After all, meditation is about getting chilled, right?  Well, yes, meditation is often recommended for calming the mind and reducing your stress level, but it also has a physical effect on your brain. But how does this help creativity? Meditation and Your

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The Truth About Prioritizing Yourself First

The Truth About Prioritizing Yourself First is about putting yourself first on your to-do list, as well as how it affects your goals. How often do you go through your daily to-dos only to realize that by the end of the day you haven’t done anything for yourself? Whether you’re trying to start a new

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Insanely Easy Way to Prioritize Your Life

We’ve been talking about creating your future life by setting clear goals and using vision boards. Today I want to give you an insanely easy way to prioritize your goals and life. Your goals are your priority to having the life you want. Making them a priority is a part of your values. If you

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5 Apps That Help You Track of Your Goals

Prioritizing and keeping track of your goals is important to achieving them. Along with your vision board, planner, and journal, these 5 apps will help you stay ahead of the game. 1.Coach.me’s habit tracker (https://www.coach.me/habit-tracker) lets you create and build better habits. You measure your progress so you know what needs to improve. 2. Strides

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Commitment to others

Your commitment to others can serve as wonderful motivation. I almost didn’t record this video, but I felt that if one person watches these video every week for a moment of positivity, this needed to get done. Who motivates you to keep going when you’re not feeling driven? Tony Jackson Voiceover https://tonyjacksonvo.com/ to contact me

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5 Ways to Hack Your Creativity

You might not realize that creativity has a measurable effect on your brain function. Science has shown that blood flow to your frontal cortex increases when you’re engaged in a creative task. Creativity can boost neural pathways, and measurably increase your cognitive function.

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6 Time Management Hacks for Success

When you think of a successful CEO, you probably liken that person to Superman. It feels like a distant reality that someone can run a company, spend time with family, exercise every day, and somehow manage to write a book too.

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Create Happiness during the Toughest of Times

Upheaval drags everyone down. A crisis wears on a person, eroding mood and destroying optimism. As you go into survival mode, it becomes harder and harder to hold onto any kind of joy at all. Instead, your days are taken up with emotions such as worry, anxiety, depression, anger, frustration, and fear.

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5 Habits of Highly Creative People

Are you living up to your creative potential? Have you thought about how encouraging your creativity could help boost your skills? People with highly creative minds commonly have more energy, are skilled at problem-solving, and have high productivity.

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8 Proven Ways Walking Improves Your Brain

It might surprise you to hear that something as simple as walking can actually improve your brainpower. It doesn’t even have to be full-on power walking! Even a twenty- or thirty-minute walk during your lunch break can have a positive impact on your brain. Here are eight ways science has proven that walking is excellent for your brain.

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4 Steps to Building Boundaries So You Can Reach Your Goals

Have you ever set a goal for yourself only to find that you are continually coming up against roadblocks? It happens to everyone. Schedules change, people need things from you, or maybe a mixture of the two. This is frustrating. You feel like a failure for not reaching your goal, but you don’t know how to manage the expectations of others against your own needs.

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The Biggest Obstacles to Your Creativity

Do you feel like you lack imagination? Do you struggle to create or to find solutions to the challenges in your life? It’s possible you’re suffering from a few creativity-blocking obstacles. By identifying the obstacles in your path, you can find ways to work around them.

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