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#THRIVEable Friday: Creative Thinking, Frustration and Giving Apps

Happy Friday! Is anyone else wondering where the summer has gone? It seems like yesterday was the Fourth of July, but now it’s back to school season and almost my favorite time of the year: pumpkin everything. You know you’re excited. Between the never-ending game of “will my email inbox ever be organized” and working with our clients, this week went by quickly. But before we head out for our Friday fiestas, we’re delivering this week’s #THRIVEable Friday – our weekly roundup of the links, apps and tips we’ve bookmarked and tweeted about. Enjoy! Entrepreneurship…LIKE A BOSS. Work On Your

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creativityHappy Friday!

Is anyone else wondering where the summer has gone? It seems like yesterday was the Fourth of July, but now it’s back to school season and almost my favorite time of the year: pumpkin everything. You know you’re excited.

Between the never-ending game of “will my email inbox ever be organized” and working with our clients, this week went by quickly. But before we head out for our Friday fiestas, we’re delivering this week’s #THRIVEable Friday – our weekly roundup of the links, apps and tips we’ve bookmarked and tweeted about.

Enjoy!

Entrepreneurship…LIKE A BOSS.

Work On Your Creative Side.

Do you classify yourself as “creative?” Many people think of creativity in black and white – creative types and everyone else. And while some people are born with slightly larger amounts of natural creativity, you can build up your creative muscle and learn to think outside the box. This post lists six ways to boost your creative thinking – go ahead, color outside the lines.

Turn Your Frustrations Into Opportunity.

Complaining is a human experience. We all do it, and with the invention of social media we can now share our what we dislike on multiple platforms. But what if instead of complaining (or tweeting), we focused our efforts on solving the problem at hand? This article from Forbes describes how innovative entrepreneurs turned their frustrations into an opportunity to create a solution to their problems and succeeded. Get inspired.

“No” Doesn’t Always Mean No.

You have an idea that you think is innovative and will bring great results. You develop it, then pitch it to potential investors…who just aren’t that into you. Now what? Before you head back to the drawing board, know that naysayers and “experts” are just one piece of the puzzle. This post describes how entrepreneurs can take a closer look at their product or business after facing criticism.

Tips and Tools to Empower Your Life

Your selfie could save the world. Ok, maybe not the world, but it could help an organization do good. We love finding apps and tools that help us improve our work or personal life, but technology is also improving how we can give back. Take Johnson & Johnson’s app Donate a Photo: with this free app, you can choose a cause that you’d like to contribute to and then share a photo through it to your Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts. Johnson & Johnson will give one dollar to the cause you chose, and your friends can also be inspired to share.

Links We Love

Have a great weekend!

–Megan and Team Belle

 

Belle Communication

Belle Communication is an award-winning digital PR and creative strategy firm based in Columbus. With Belles across the U.S., the firm serves the CPG, retail, restaurant, tourism and B2B industries, and has partnered with more than 80 brands including Dearfoams, Shake Shack, Nestlé and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams.