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Word Wall Calendar 2014

The Word Wall Calendar 2014 is a project I’ve partnered with Alice Faye Duncan and Frank D. Robinson to produce. The Calendar is a great-looking piece of functional art that features inspirational artwork and Scriptures, and looks attractive on any wall of your home or office.

The bonus is that it’s only $7—and $1 of everything sold goes to support Caritas Village. (A Community Center that helps the residents of the Binghampton community in Memphis.)

On Saturday, November 2nd, Alice, Frank, and I are promoting the Calendar at The Office@Uptown. The calendar makes a great holiday gift. So between now and year-end, support the community and collect some great Memphis art!

For more information, or to purchase the Calendar online, visit www.museumcreations.com.

Branding for the Professional

Professionalism exists on two levels…

  • There’s one’s outside image and reputation—their brand.
  • Then there’s one’s sense of confidence in their business, abilities, and worth as a Professional.

Being a Professional means first thinking of yourself as one who should be paid well for what you do—then transferring that attitude to the service/product that you provide your clients and customers. Fact of the matter is, this is the secret to becoming great. Professionalism is the attitude and pursuit of excellence—and if you don’t have the attitude, you’ll never get to the excellence.

So stop slouching. Stop procrastinating. Stop thinking that the work you produce can only get up to a certain level, or that your business will only earn so much in revenue. You’re bigger than any lid or label you put on yourself. And that goes for your branding as well. Once you decide to “go pro,” you then need to step up to an image that will reflect your new confidence and professionalism. Needless to say, that’s what I specialize in: Helping individuals, entrepreneurs, and businesses of all sizes “look the part” of a Professional. Someone who came to play.

But back on the existential tip: The key is to realize (or determine) just what game you’re playing—and then be all in. Because Professionals don’t play like amateurs.

—grif

Welcome to the Journal!

By now, I’m sure you’re aware that TGD.com is in the middle of a big redesign. What gave it away? Maybe the fact that none of the pages have any content—including this one. But rest assured, I’ve been working ’round the clock to drag what became an 8-year-old design (v2.5) into the modern age. And once the facility is back on track 100%, it’s gonna be a really cool place to hang out!

In the meantime, thanks for your patience—and for continuing to support great graphic design!

—Terry