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Day Dreaming.

Photo by Libby Williams. I’ve been thinking lately about the power of day dreaming and the role it’s played in my personal happiness. When I give myself permission to day dream, something remarkable always happens. I often inspire myself while I am dreaming “what if ” by reading little bits of wisdom from books or …

Now Hiring: EDF Earth Street Citizen Correspondent

If you’re a regular reader of the BOF Blog, you know we spend a lot of time thinking and talking about the power of Brand Ambassadors. Now is your chance to actually become an ambassador on behalf of an organization doing remarkable things that are literally changing the world for the better. Our clients at the …

Friday Fotos | Empty Office Edition

Can’t wait to see how we’ll use all of this empty space!   R.I.P. to our old stuff, the new furniture is here! We’re dying to see what it will look like!   This is Sean Madden, our official pencil pusher and senior designer! Sean’s been at BOF for 2.5 years and in that time …

Q&A With BOF’s Business Leaders on Remote Employees

This is the third post in a blog mini-series about remote employment. Check out the first two pieces The Flexible Future: Why You Should Focus on Building a Workforce, Not a Workplace and I Swear I’m Wearing Pants: 5 Misconceptions About Remote Employment.  When it comes to building an internal culture that embraces remote employment options, there’s no …

Do you ever wonder if you’re climbing the wrong mountain?

I read too much. No really, I sometimes wonder if I have a serious problem. I read when I am not eating, sleeping or working. I’m currently reading a book called Overdressed about our obsession with fast fashion. Whew. This book will make you take a serious strong look at the clothes you put on your …

Dreaming With Chalk

Let’s Keep TR Beautiful dreamed about a ‘Before I Die‘ wall in Travelers Rest, South Carolina. Why stop at one? Why not five? Using a Community Vibrancy grant from Ten at the Top, we were able to do just that. Five walls. Five unique phrases. Five different locations.  ‘Before I turn 25’ @ Travelers Rest High School …

Friday Fotos | Doughnut Edition

  We’re so doggone happy you came to visit, Ted!     Do or donut, there is no try.     We’re floored by all of the exciting things happening this week at Brains On Fire!     Take a gander at the interns’ selfie abilities     These two are learning the ups and …

Rethinking the two week notice.

I get super attached to people No.  Not in a creepy crazy way. That includes people who join the Brains on Fire tribe. Honestly it always hurts a little bit to find out that people you trust, people who work along side of you day by day don’t share their desires to move on to …

What does confidence look like to you?

Wouldn’t it be nice if you and I were just wandering down this sandy path having a nice little conversation. Sometimes I think of these little posts like short morning walks. Photo by Libby Williams.  One of the traits we’re all drawn to is confidence. We love people (and brands for that matter) that make …

Internview: Meet Kendyle

What brought you to Brains on Fire? For my major at Clemson (Graphic Communications) we are required to have two internships before we can graduate. Every semester the department hosts an event called “Intern Employer Day” where companies in the field set up a booth for interviews. Personally, I do not like Intern Employer Day because most, …

Friday Fotos | Selfie Stick Edition

View from the top at our BOFLA office   Monthly mentor meeting at Methodical Coffee. (With a side of Circa Doughnut!)   Moe was pretty excited about our new selfie stick.   My mom went that way…without me. (Insert dog pout here)   I found her again!! THIS IS THE BEST DAY EVER. -Dog   …

Friday Fotos | New Desk Edition

Looking at things from a different perspective…    Our new digs are groovy.   Lunching in La La Land   Mas tequila, por favor.   Magical marker.   Settling in.

I Swear I’m Wearing Pants: 5 Misconceptions About Remote Employment

I recently asked my social network what kinds of misconceptions they had heard about being a remote employee. These were just a few of the responses: “That when you are not in the office you are taking the day off.” “That it means you either have to work from home or coffee shop.” “That it’s difficult to …

What if love is the answer?

Another lovely photo from Libby Williams. Last week I got this great little email from my friend Dan Holm. It kind of made my day so I thought I would share. From Dan: I read this article and thought of you and BOF. I hope everything is amazing. “What was the best piece of business advice you …

The Flexible Future: Why You Should Focus on Building a Workforce Not a Workplace

Remote employee. Telecommuter. Satellite human. Whatever you call it, there seems to be a lot of conversation going on about the evolution of the workplace – and the workforce – of the future. So much so, in fact, that what began as an idea for a single blog post has evolved into a blog mini-series. …

Advice for college grads looking for their dream job.

Photo by Libby Williams. It’s that time of year again. There’s  a whole new, shiny  batch of graduates ready to launch out into the world. And if you’re one of them, I have a thought or 16 for you about applying and interviewing for jobs.  For what it’s worth, here’s some collective advice from me and Mary Susan (the two …

Friday Fotos | Blue Trombone Edition

Channeling the chill.   New desks in the house! (And by “house” …we mean “office.”)   Just a typical Brains on Fire meeting…   Thaaaar she blows…   We get paid to do this.

Refilling the Well of Inspiration

Confession time: my inspirational well has been in a bit of a drought situation over the past couple weeks. We have had a lot going on in the office (a very good thing) and I have had a lot going on home (also a very good thing.) The result? A lot less time spent wandering and roaming — …

Three simple ways to love the women who love you.

Photo from Libby Williams. Just because it’s Spring! According to word of mouth researchers Keller Fay, women have about 10% more brand conversations per week than men. Perhaps what’s most interesting from this is same study on Women and Word of Mouth is that men and women alike agree that women give better advice than men. Hmmm. …

Friday Fotos | Free the Flag Edition

Old floor boards = new conference table. Pinebox Daddy, you are amazing.   Airing out ye olde flag.   Moe’s desk is a land of magic and mystery.   Let it go.   Have passion, will travel.   DinsDay gets a little strange around our office.   The new Innovate mural is complete. (And we’re loving it.)   …