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My most loved dispatches of 2013 so far.

Looking back at the email newsletters I sent out since 2013 began, three of them stand out to me. Not just in terms of open or click rates, but in terms of emotion and ideas they evoked. In case you weren’t yet part of this when they went out, or if you want to revisit them before the year is coming to a close, I am sharing short excerpts and the links to the full archive below. And if they strike a chord with you, too, please let me know. It always makes my day to hear from you. It’s what this is all about.
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Behind the scenes: How I set priorities for each day.

A word of warning: This post is not about marketing per se. You may be able to apply the content to your marketing efforts (actually, I’d be thrilled if you did). In any case, I am just going to share a process that’s been working well for me, because I’ve had both clients and friends ask me about it. So, consider this a little behind-the-scenes and a detour into my mild obsession with productivity. Ladies and gentlemen, get ready for the priority map!
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May Focus Wallpaper: Grow

This month, look to bamboo for inspiration.

Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants on earth. The planet turns around, and when it’s back where it started, some bamboo shoots are almost forty inches closer to the sky.

Since May is the height of spring and everything around you is growing and blossoming, my invitation for this month is for you to aim for growth in your marketing.

Ready to run with the theme? Download the May Focus Wallpaper and go forth! If you want some more specific clues, read on.

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