It dawned on me today that I had not written about anything the last three weeks. And it made me a smile because this is how the life of a entrepreneur sometimes plays out. I am not sad or unhappy about it – I just know this was at the bottom of the “must do” pile.… Read More That three week gap…too busy to write
by Atim Annette Oton First published in Calabar Magazine. Every other day, I have the same discussion with someone: an African, a Caribbean or an African-American person. It goes like this: When will we get it together? They complain about how little progress has been made and how we as black people are not ready and… Read More The Silence Factory: It is a fun place.
Some days, posting what I think is hard but I know it is important. Three Lessons today to read: Time, Lists and Numbers Time waits for no man/woman. That sure is the statement of the century. I have been at Calabar imports for 10-1/2 years, December will make it 11, and one thing I have… Read More Small Business Tuesday Tidbits: the September Series
by Atim Annette Oton Have you sketched an idea down before for a client? Have you been keeping your dreams in your head. Well, it’s time to put it down on paper. And I call this process life mapping and my tool is a Vision map. A number of designers wonder and ask me why I… Read More Design Wednesdays: Vision Map
by Atim Annette Oton Most people wonder why I seem to move ahead and succeed in what I plan or intend. My simple response is that my head game is extremely focused and inline with my life, goals and objectives, and I am on a mission to fulfill my dream. Additionally, I think positively and actually… Read More The Head Game: 6 Ways to Break the What Ifs to do Life’s Work
by Atim Annette Oton “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” – Mark Twain There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a… Read More Inspiration: The Spice of Life’s Work
The Last Week: 7 days of Inspiring Designers by Atim Annette Oton This July, I decided to write a short series of inspiring notes for designers on my Facebook page called Lesson of the Day. It was simple, a daily motivational paragraph to inspire designers and others to rise early and do what they need… Read More Inspiring Designers Across the Globe: Making Sense of the Art of Doing