Blog: Jef Lippiatt

Importance of Going Places

Just over a week ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Katie Blomquist, Founder and Executive Director, of Going Places a local Charleston nonprofit focused on providing low income, high poverty kids with the most basic childhood right, joy.

Katie Blomquist

On Today, "Giving Tuesday", I hope you will consider this great organization when you think about donating to great causes. If you are interested, checkout their current campaign.

We pride ourselves on calling Charleston home to our ventures, but must not forget that we need to help out and look for ways to ensure our city stays great.

Checkout what Going Places is doing in their Founder's own words below:

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When Knowledge Becomes Ignorance

There is a difference between a smart person and a know-it-all. The main difference is how you feel when they are in the room (and conversation) and when they leave. A smart person generally shares what they know in a way that builds trust while giving relatable context to the information. A know-it-all usually makes you feel dumb, insignificant, or upset.

But can you ever be too smart for your own good? Yes. There is a tipping point in us all. How or why it is triggered will vary based on our individual motivations and beliefs. But make no mistake about it, we all are dangerously close to making one bad decision.

That decision is that we are smart enough. Many people reach a point where they either have actively decided that they don't need to keep learning because "they know enough" or they don't believe there is anything else worth learning (they are the expert's expert).

As a business owner (or even a very high-level employee) this is can have a far-reaching ripple effect. I see this as "Willful Blind…


What's The Big Idea?

What's the Big Idea?

Join us for What's The Big Idea? pitch event, in cooperation with the Daniel Island News, Wednesday, March 22 in the Ballroom of the Daniel Island Club.


Event Info Wed, March 22, 2017 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whats-the-big-idea-pitch-event-tickets-32128793085


6 Entrepreneurs pitch to a panel of accredited investors for feedback and hopefully investing in their startup. Stay to network with the investors and entrepreneurs.

Get your ticket now!

Have questions? Reach out to Dianne Shaver of Entrepreneur Mind World

What's the Big Idea Crowd


Review - One Million Frogs

I have had the pleasure of interacting with Peter Gasca on several occasions (he even reviewed an article for me - thanks!). Peter currently lives Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He is a contributor for both Entrepreneur and Inc magazine. More recently he co-wrote the book "One Million Frogs" with Rhett Power (I haven't personally interacted with Rhett yet, but he also writes for Inc). Their book is great story of entrepreneurship from the trenches.

We've all heard or read too many glamorized "overnight success" stories. What really stood out to me about their book was the rawness of events and details that they share about their journey. One Million Frogs really feels like behind the scenes. It at times leaves the journey for an aside narrative (which really is a rich commentary track in its own right).

I'm going to share a few snippets that really grabbed my attention (but in all honesty my copy is full of highlights throughout the entire book).

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The Incremental Content Funnel

Like many of you, I have constantly been looking at how to adjust the content I share. There literally are tons of strategies out there (so search the internet with caution). However, today I wanted to share how I've adjusted my own content funnel.

What is a content funnel? It is really nothing more than a term for how I generate my content. If you are like me or many other entrepreneurs and startups you may find it daunting to constantly create wave after wave of new content. If you aren't careful, you can spend tons of time just spinning your wheels on ideas.

So don't do that. Instead, create content that grows incrementally with your audience and the platform or platforms you use to share content. Below is a breakdown of my current Incremental Content Funnel.

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