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Crazy Fans

I'm the kid in the shorts. Content marketing, when done right, creates crazy fans that champion your ideas. These are people that are the people that become free evangelists of your brand, spreading the world to all who listen. Content marketing creates fans when traditional advertising creates do-not-call lists. Your choice. When I was around 12...

Crazy FansRyan Payne

The Puppet Master

You're a mute until the world hears you speak. Until then your voice is an invisible entity owned by no one, just another a conduit through which a puppet master speaks. Your voice in the world can be owned by a raving lunatic, or by a poor woodcarver named Mister Geppetto. Or it can...

The Puppet MasterRyan Payne

Jumping at Soldier Bluff

Fear is a fickle thing. It drives some to immeasurable heights while crushing others into oblivion. It can be both a tool and a curse. Some men are driven to run due to fear, others cower. Me? I jumped. --- The Soldier Bluff campsite rests on Lake Whitney's southern bank, near its dam, roughly 45 minutes...

Jumping at Soldier BluffRyan Payne

Racing the Sunset

Life is a race. The race to the finish line, the race to retirement, maybe the race for knowledge, power, or money. Whatever you're racing for in life, whatever the grand goal is, there's a chance you'll never meet it, that it will slip away, like the sunset over a beach. What if your...

Racing the SunsetRyan Payne

The Self-Powered Life

The Ancient Polynesians navigated the Pacific using the sun and the stars as their compass. Their journeys took them to places across thousands of miles, from Hawaii to New Zealand and New Zealand to Easter Island, within an area encompassing 10 million square miles, now known as the Polynesian Triangle. These ancient navigators, exploring and...

The Self-Powered LifeRyan Payne

Prelude

There are many people waiting for something amazing to happen. Really, waiting for anything different to happen. They're waiting for something to happen in their life which allows them to finally start on the path that can culminate in reaching their ultimate dream, goal, and desire. Maybe their dream is becoming wealthy, or maybe it's going...

PreludeRyan Payne

Broken

All too often people associate failure with being broken. The very act of failure itself is simply learning about a process more intimately than ever before. So why should we associate failure with the act of something being broken? Kintsugi, or Kintsukuroi, is the ancient Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with lacquer made up...

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