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BINK Mojo

Small team, big strengths.

Because Brilliant Ink is a fully remote team, with employees spread across the country, our annual company retreat has become a sacred time for us. We gather for two days to unplug from our day-to-day work and refocus on some of our bigger priorities - connecting as a team, growing as individuals and developing as an organization. And with a...

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How to get your mojo back after a flop

  Whether you work at a growing start-up or your company’s name has turned into a verb, you’re going to have setbacks—big and small. You’ve probably experienced this a few times over the course of your career, and if not, call me. I’ll share a few of my spectacular screw-ups.   So, how do you recover gracefully? Here are some ideas (and hiding...

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mindfulness

Mindfulness for the Real World

  “Between stimulus and response, there is a space.” – Viktor Frankl   At a recent planning session for our team, we spent quite a bit of time discussing mindfulness. Yes, mindfulness has become quite the buzzword lately, but what exactly is it? And what might it mean in the real world, outside the yoga studio? According to UC Berkeley’s Greater Good, mindfulness is defined...

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Life lessons from a tough professor

Sure, it’s a bit of a cliché, but a recent blog post by Syracuse University’s Chancellor Kent Syverud got me thinking about how the people that push you the hardest are often the ones who have the most profound effect on your life. I’m always proud to tell people that I went to Syracuse University and attended the prestigious Newhouse School of...

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Giving and Taking

The Unexpected Power of Generosity

It’s officially my favorite time of year - when every publication and website releases their “best of the year” lists - best songs, best TV shows, best books. As I’ve been reading all these lists over the past few days, I can’t help but chuckle to myself that my favorite book of the year was published three years ago. Practically anyone...

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Give Thanks

Give Thanks 2016

  As is our tradition, we like to express our gratitude this time of year. This year the Brilliant Ink team is thankful for: Sara: I’m thankful for fiery feminists, deep friendships, family, baby giggles and the Gilmore Girls revival. Anna: I’m thankful for the 5 slices of pie I intend on eating tomorrow, 4 years working with this incredible team of inspiring...

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Empowering women, sharing wisdom

A few weeks ago, I had the honor of attending a breakfast event titled “Women in Business: Making Change” that supported one of my all-time favorite non-profits, Dress for Success. When people think about Dress for Success, they often think of the suits the organization provides to women who are pursuing new professional opportunities. But Dress for Success does so much...

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Brilliant Ink is 8!

Eight is Great!

Earlier this month, in the midst of the usual September hustle and bustle, Brilliant Ink quietly marked our 8-year anniversary. There have been countless exciting moments and fond memories, and - who are we kidding - our fair share of late nights and stressful moments. But looking back over the past 8 years, I’m tremendously proud of all we’ve accomplished,...

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