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Give Yourself Some Credit - See the Solution of the Hidden Message

Take a look at the picture below and let’s see if you can decode the hidden message: Pretty crazy right? Subconsciously, your brain was presented with a problem that needed solving… and like this classic scene from the movie The Matrix – you were able to decode the message and make sense out of content that, for all intents […]
August 16, 2021
1 min read

Clean the Mirror - Setting Goals

During a conference I attended, Jim Huling, author of the global bestseller “The 4 Disciplines of Execution” shared insights into setting goals within your organization and the secrets to unlocking the often daunting task of actually achieving them.  During his talk, he called reference to the countless Fortune 500 companies that utilize his teachings to […]
August 13, 2021
2 min read

Quality Brings Quantity

Quantity.  Whether you are a business owner, a marketer, a manager or all of the above – we all struggle with getting “more”.  More sales, more followers, more help from your team… More… Often times we cut corners in our efforts to achieve the “more” we desire, only to find ourselves further behind from where […]
August 3, 2021
1 min read

Where the Fish Are - Building Your Legacy

As many of you know, my grandfather (pictured left) was a commercial fisherman – on the water by 4am, running a 60-foot boat with only one other crew member, back by 1pm selling his catch to the local fish market. I remember going to visit him at the docks as a kid – seeing him in his rubber […]
July 28, 2021
1 min read

What if, What Next, Why Not? - Evolve Your Business

NERF – a name that has become synonymous with kid fun, both indoors as much as outdoors, got its start in a not so conventional way.  The founder/inventor, Reyn Guyer actually happened upon this new toy while testing out another toy set (a caveman game), which had a bunch of foam rubber rocks as part of […]
July 21, 2021
1 min read

Don't Copy, React - Find Your Own Direction

Don't copy, react instead. What I mean by this is that so many businesses think the way to get ahead is to copy what the industry as a whole is doing.  As I’ve said before, you will never beat what you imitate.  Instead, look to where the market is heading and react accordingly, find your own […]
July 14, 2021
1 min read

Document While Doing - Share the Knowledge

As leaders in our organizations, one of our greatest challenges is the need to "clone" ourselves.  The knowledge in our heads is so valuable to all of those we work with and although we try our very best to always be there when we are needed, it's not always feasible... or is it? When faced […]
July 7, 2021
1 min read

What to Write About

Throughout my trip, traveling to see my nephew graduate high school, this topic came up, along with the question "how do you determine what to write about each week?"  The Answer? The same way we determine items to write about in our blog - something that's timely, relevant to our audience, and useful or actionable […]
July 1, 2021
1 min read

Finding Your Niche

When asked the question "who is your client/customer/donor?" how do you respond? If what first comes to mind is "everyone" you are not being specific enough.  For example, one of our niches here at Captivation is working with youth-serving non-profits nationally.  Notice how I didn't just say "we work with non-profits"?  In Sarasota, there are over 3,000 […]
June 8, 2021
2 min read

I have had nothing but great experiences with Captivation. I've worked with them for over 8 years on different projects and needs. With each they show true professionalism, always are fair in their estimates and timing, great communicators and produce really high-quality work. Always consider them for additional work and will continue to do so ongoing.

Adam Vassalo

Adam Vassalo

Director of Project Management, Epsilon
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