Creativity in Business

Bob Hughes · May 26, 2016
Pendulum in Action, Art Workshop International, writing course

Workshops are a great way to tap into your creativity so that you shine as an individual. When you have the support of others around you, you can lose your inhibitions regarding your talents, and let your voice be heard.

Some people are shy around others. But even shy people can warm up to encouragement.

That’s what I would love to do with you this summer: help you find your voice and shape your message.

I’m offering a writing course at

Bob Hughes · May 18, 2016
Pendulum in Action, finding mentors, Art Workshop International

We can learn a lot of things in a virtual way these days, thanks to YouTube videos and a wide variety of online teaching tools. But do we learn from individuals as we used to? Do we still have mentors?

Can you name anyone who’s taken a special interest in you and helped you develop your skills? Are we too distracted by the next bright, shiny object to concentrate on how we develop our particular talents? Or, more important, are those who might show us how to interpret the world, based […]

Michael Drew · May 11, 2016
Pendulum in Action, marketing plans, enticing to engaging

Agreeing to disagree isn’t a thing anymore. We tend to block from our social-media feeds those who disagree with us. Conversations aren’t really conducted around topics in real life (we prefer to exchange points of view regarding fictional universes, such as what’s happening on Game of Thrones). It’s almost unheard of online for someone to try to understand another person’s point of view regarding the state of things.

This is part of how we look at the world now: it’s usually at a […]

Bob Hughes · May 10, 2016
Pendulum in Action, Art Workshop International, writing workshop

For some people, lying on a beach is the perfect vacation. For some, it’s sightseeing. For others, it’s getting to tasks that have been left undone when work overtakes leisure time.

And for others still, vacation is a time to tap into one’s creativity. To get down to writing that essay, to beginning that memoir, to finishing that story. To outlining that book. To finding one’s voice.

If you’re among those who want to use some time off for creative accomplishment, I can help you. […]

Michael Drew · April 28, 2016
Pendulum in Action, engage in conversation, conversations with customers

My colleagues and I have found that since the publication of Pendulum: How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict Our Future, which I wrote with Roy H. Williams, people are looking for how they can apply Pendulum concepts to their life and business.

As a result, we created a series of workbooks that help you see where Pendulum can work for you – to put Pendulum into action.

In this series of blogs based on our e-book, Engage in Conversation – Real, Raw and Relevant, we […]

Ivan Misner · April 22, 2016
Pendulum in Action, networking, referral marketing

Coin-operated networking is like a vending machine. You take some coins, stick them in the slot, push the button, and your candy bar pops out the bottom of the machine. That’s transactional—and a transactional process is great for vending machines, but not for networking. If you’re trying to network by saying, “I will give you this, now you have to give me that,” you’re going be sorely disappointed.

Instead, the proper mindset is, “Let me help you out. I’ve got some […]

Michael Drew · April 21, 2016
Pendulum in Action, WE Cycle, attracting and keeping customers, gravity well

In my last few posts, I’ve been exploring the concept of what we call the 12 Steps of Intimacy, as a way of building your gravity well (metaphorically speaking) to attract people to your product and service, and to keep them engaged.

I outlined the 12 steps in my last post on this subject, and here I’d like to explore the topic a little more.

First of all, you shouldn’t try […]

Michael Drew · April 14, 2016
Pendulum in Action, build business, WE Cycle

In my previous post, I introduced the concept of using what we’ve identified as the 12 Steps of Intimacy to draw people into your gravity well.

To recap, the gravity well is a metaphor for how you will attract your customers in this current WE Cycle, drawing them further and further down into your content. The 12 Steps of Intimacy are the way to go about doing that.

Let me describe them here.

Step 1: Eye to Body. A first impression is critical in a business or romantic […]

Michael Drew · April 13, 2016
Pendulum in Action, WE Cycle, customer relationship

We’ve been looking at how to attract customers in today’s WE Cycle – and to build a sales funnel that draws people in rather than pushing them to try to work with you or buy your product.

There’s a system for this, and we call it the 12 Steps to Intimacy. We’ve identified these as a practical tool for business communications based on patterns in human behavior—which we’ve called Pendulum (as readers of Pendulum in Action know, Pendulum comes from the book Pendulum: How Past […]

Michael Drew · April 04, 2016
Pendulum in Action, create real wealth, Cash Flow Banking

Little is free in this world, but sometimes the best advice can be priceless.

This coming Wednesday, April 6, you have an opportunity to learn about Cash Flow Banking, a remarkable way to build wealth – and one that’s been used by smart wealth builders for decades – in a free webinar.

Garrett Gunderson, the New York Times best-selling financial author and one of America’s leading experts on what’s known Cash Flow Banking, is providing a free webinar – with me and my business […]