Author Archives: Ben Ratje


decision making

Make small decisions faster!

Many creators and business people spend too much time on small things that don’t really matter much.

One example is the simple act of ordering food.

When you come to a new restaurant, do you study the menu for 20 minutes before ordering? Or can you order even a new type of food in a quick time?

Innovative people make small decisions faster (even in new environments)!

Make big decisions slower!

On the other hand, when it comes to making those big nasty decisions such as responding to a big customer’s unfavorable request or hiring a new person for a job where you REALLY need someone, many people actually make decisions too quickly.

If that’s you, make it your rule to sleep over the decision. Don’t rush into things. Most of the time we don’t have to (even if it feels like it).

Make big decisions slower, especially when you think you don’t have the time.

(c) Copyright 2013 Ben A. Ratje All Rights Reserved

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What does the creator of Harry Potter think about failure?

Quote - JK Rowling

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Cool Innovation: Mighty Mug!


Mighty? Mightier? Mighty Mug!

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Matt Cutts: Try something new for 30 days

A great video on trying something new.

I strongly believe that trying new things is not only the key to personal growth and joy in life, but ESPECIALLY to growing your level of creativity.


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7 Reasons to Deliver More Presentations

7. It gives you an edge over your competitors or coworkers.

6. The one who presents often comes across as having more authority and expertise.

5. Presentations are the fast track to making deals. Why talk with 1 customer when you can present to 10 or 20 or 100 at the same time?

4. Presentations will make you more famous inside your industry and/or company.

3. The more you deliver your presentation(s), the more you will internalize the contents, the more you will be highly knowledgeable about your area of work, the more your audience can trust that you know what you’re talking about.

2. Every time you deliver a presentation, you kick your fear to the curb and feel great. (Only those who deliver know what I’m talking about.)

1.  Presenting is the highest level of communication. You cannot know who you truly are until you present more.

Make today the day you schedule a presentation!

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