The Transition of a Legend, Jay Conrad Levinson

Jay Conrad Levinson
Last night, the world of small business marketing and creative thinking lost a legend. The great Jay Conrad Levinson, the Father of Guerrilla Marketing, left us at 80 years old.

His daughter, Amy Levinson, shared on Facebook today:

A beautiful man, father, free spirit made his exit gracefully and peacefully to the next adventure. He inspired me and most likely you as well. He knew that in order to know you he had to be in the moment, the here and now and that's what he did with every person who came into his life. Please leave your memories or how he inspired you here!

Amy Levinson, his loving daughter.

I was inspired to reply:

Amy, my deepest condolences on your Dad's transition. Millions of us in micro-business loved him so much for his wit, ideas, inspiration and creative way. 

What an amazing, creative spirit. He was an inspiration to me personally and to my business life for well over 25 years. His words, message and creative ideas inspired me to be more than I would ever have been without them. 

While I never had the privilege to share time with him in person, his creative thinking and magnificent energy changed the way I think about and view business and life. 

Wishing Jay Conrad Levinson a Loving, peaceful and joyful transition after a wonderful life well-lived. He remains an inspiration to me and to us all. I feel privileged to have shared in his creative energy. Always a Guerrilla...

Jay was true inspiration to me personally.

I first learned of his work in the late 1980's after someone told me I would never be any good at sales and marketing.

Jay helped me to prove them wrong through his many breakthrough books.

It was Guerrilla Marketing ideas that helped me succeed in big ways throughout the 1990's.

When I started Creative Thinking for Exceptional Businesses in 2001, the 7 sentence Guerrilla Marketing Plan gave me clarity, hope and direction.

Of all the books written by Jay Conrad Levinson the one that always stands out to me is Way Way of the Guerrilla of  the Guerrilla. It is a guide for 21st Century business. 

It inspired us all to live in a mindset of balance, caring and to share our gifts broadly.

It challenged us to reach beyond what we thought possible and to live an inspired life, using our talents and passions to make the difference in the world we are truly here to make.

As I look back on your life, Jay, I can see what I want to do with the rest of mine.

Even in your departure, you inspire me to be greater than I would be without  your wisdom behind me.

For that, I thank you deeply, with all of my heart.


Hugh MacLeod: A Great Discovery

HowtobeCreative_CoverWEB Through social media channels I learned about the creative thinking of Hugh MacLeod.

He wrote a book called Evil Plans: Having Fun on the Road to World Domination. With a title like that, he had me at hello. I had to buy it. I read it, loved it and looked to consume some more of his thinking.

It didn't take long to find a couple of manifestos. I loved them too so I thought I better shimage from gapingvoid.comare one with you.

With Hugh's permission (in his book) check out How to Be Creative. You'll learn a few tips  that have worked for Hugh that can motivate you too.

You can even share Hugh's manifesto with people you love too.

Be sure to subscribe to Hugh's daily cartoon on his Web site at www.gapingvoid.com. He gives us powerful messages that are fun to read.


A Must Read for Self-Empowerment

image from images.booksamillion.com One key thing that many of us have been working on is discovering the real meaning and purpose in our lives. However, to quote my friend and colleague Eldon Taylor, "Self-actualization begins by finding who it is that we seek to actualize."

His newest book, What If? The Challenge of Self-Realization, is not just a fascinating read but a transformational experience that allows your true self to flourish!

Learn more by watching the trailer video.

Many reviewers are saying that this book is a life changing experience.

"Personal empowerment just took a quantum leap in this astonishing book by Eldon Taylor. What If? consists of a series of thought experiments that will move you out of the rigid beliefs you did not even know you had, into a way of life that allows you to fully express your amazing uniqueness and gifts. I highly recommend it."

~ Crystal Andrus, bestselling author of Simply...Woman! and Simply...EMPOWERED!

Thought leader and author Michael Bernard Beckwith says, "Few are the authors who turn you inside out, who blow up your preconceived notions and cause you to become honest with yourself through and through. That's precisely what happens when you read What If? I highly recommend this book to those who are unflinching in their journey to the Authentic Self."

Are you addicted to:

Consuming, dreaming of how you can obtain more, more of everything-money, power, fame, esteem, and so on.

Have tried self-help only to be disappointed in its bandaging  effect then you are suffering from what Eldon calls Falsophrenia-a new Global Pandemic.

If you relate to any of this then What If? The Challenge of Self-Realization is something you must read!

Watch this informative video and then purchase your copy of What If? The Challenge of Self-Realization for around $12.00.

Plus immediately access tools galore from leading visionaries of our time as their gift to you for getting your copy of this remarkable book.

Finally allow yourself to be truly free, happy and self-fulfilled. Join the party!

I know you'll enjoy it.