Around this same time the past two years, I’ve published a list of twenty-five lessons learned or reconfirmed during the previous year since leaving corporate life. Here’s another list reflecting on the past year as The Brainzooming Group marks three years as a full-time venture.

Here’s Year Three in Review

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Thanks for reading the Brainzooming blog the last year. And if you’re getting ready for 2013 and need a fresh, innovative perspective for how you’ll continue (or re-start) your success, email me or give me a call. We’d love to help you find new pockets of success you might never have imagined previously!

As one last note, today marks fifteen years since the first day I put on a pair of orange socks. For those who don’t know the orange sock story, here it is! – Mike Brown


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Founder of The Brainzooming Group, and an expert on strategy, creativity, and innovation. Mike is a frequent speaker on innovation, strategic thinking, and social media.

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3 Responses to “25 Lessons Learned (or Reconfirmed) in Year Three Away from Corporate Life”

  1. Stephen Lahey says:

    You have a gift for making your writing easy to understand without dumbing things down – you packed a lot of wisdom into this post. Congratulations on learning so many valuable truths in your first 3 years in business, Mike! 

    • Mike Brown says:

      Thank you so much, Stephen. It would be nice to already know all these lessons, but I guess life IS really about learning! Thank you for your readership and support, and I look forward to ways we can collaborate during year 4 of The Brainzooming Group!

  2. Mike, great list of lessons!  
    Here’s my favorite: When you first hear, “No,” it feels worse than, “We’re still planning on doing something.” Six months later, you realize a “No” back when would have been much better than continuing to hear, “We’re still planning on doing something.”

    How true!