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No One Ever Asked Hemingway About His Pencils

by Pete Ferguson

We live in a world chock full of tools.

The latest, the greatest. The fastest, the most connected electronics in history.

You can get over 500 channels of television. Type the letter "a" into a Google search and you'll get "about 25,270,000,000 results in .18 seconds."

Spend a few lifetimes reading "The best of 427,502 bloggers, 1,057,570 new posts, 1,290,484 comments, & 277,767,097 words posted today on WordPress.com."

Tools aren't our problem in today's overly connected world.

But creativity is!

"No one ever asked Hemingway which pencils he used to write his books. The tools aren’t the thing. The effort and the content and the promotion and the connection and the networking and the building value are the thing." - www.chrisbrogan.com

What we do to spark our creativity is the key to success. Creating an audience is the next step. Once these two elements are in place, then you need the tools to get you moving forward. 

Continue reading at www.learnactshare.com

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Comment by Raun Lauterbach on August 2, 2012 at 4:20pm

Love it!  Step 1:  Choose your tools (wisely).  Step 2:  USE THE TOOLS!

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