Easter Thought 2019

Evan Esar (1899–1995) was an American humorist who wrote Esar’s Comic Dictionary in 1943, Humorous English in 1961, and 20,000 Quips and Quotes in 1968. “Easter is the only time when it’s perfectly safe to put all your eggs in one basket.” We hope you have a blessed Easter celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ with your loved ones.   While we love Esar’s quote and […]

Artificial Intelligence: The Holy Grail of Digital Marketing

Entrepreneur published an interesting read on Artificial Intelligence last week.  AI, short for Artificial Intelligence, “is the ability of a computer or computer-enabled robotic systems to process massive amounts of in-depth data and produce outcomes similar to the thought processes of humans in learning, analyzing, decision making, and problem-solving.”   We are seeing more and more applications of […]

Where to Focus!

October 2018 Thoughts that Count:  “If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.” — {Jack Dixon} Should you focus on results or change? All too often, success is measured by outcomes and results.  The same processes can bring us to a familiar rhythm that produces the same steady […]

What is a hashtag?

What is a hashtag? You’ve probably noticed a rise in #hashtags over the last few years, but do you understand what they are and how to use them? “The first use of hashtags was in 2007 and created by online users to discuss specific events and relevant issues and was posted on Twitter. Now we […]

Working Remote: Our Perspective

At NextLevel Thinking, we consider ourselves to be part of a virtual firm.  What exactly does that mean?  NLT does not have a brick and mortar store front, instead we operate from our homes or satellite offices.  With the technology available, we are able to conduct business from any location that has internet connectivity and […]

The Road to Character

  “When most people think about the future, they dream up ways so they might live happier lives. But notice this phenomenon. When people remember the crucial events that formed them, they don’t usually talk about happiness. It is usually the ordeals that seem most significant.  Most people shoot for happiness but feel formed through […]

Give Up Your Excuses

A while back I ran across an article outlining the 13 things you should give up if you want to be successful. The following quote caught my eye regarding excuses: “It’s not about the cards you’re dealt, but how you play the hand.”  — {Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture}  Click Here to read all 13 […]

Your Finest Moment is Around the Corner…

“Our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.” — {M. Scott Peck, Author of “The Road […]

Focus on the List

One of the things that we preach to our clients is: “Focus on the list, not the creative.”  On average, your email contact list degrades 22.5% year over year due to career changes, opt outs, and a myriad

Not As Bad As It Seems…

Thoughts That Count From NextLevel Thinking: “On particularly rough days when I’m sure I can’t possibly endure anymore, I like to remind myself that my track record for getting through bad days so far is 100%…and that’s pretty good!” –{Author Unknown}