• How To Start A Mastermind Group

    How To Start A Mastermind Group

    It all starts with the desire to be better. That desire leads to a search for improvement. On my path, in particular, that search leads to taking online courses, attending seminars and conferences, joining entrepreneurial communities, and participating in masterminds.…

  • Writing is Dying
    Poems & Prose

    Writing is Dying

    A small part of me dies at the end of each sentence. Every period constructs my personal burning ghat, each coma suffocates an ember of my existence. This perpetual death is also the story of my life and worth dying…

  • Seth Godin Workshop
    D's Art

    Seth Godin Workshop

    Last year I signed up for Seth Godin’s Creatives Workshop in his Akimbo offering.. Seth is a marketer and has been a mentor of mine for many years. I have read most of his books and his daily email is…

  • Piano-less Playing Granny
    Life Lessons

    Piano-less Playing Granny

    When I was a child my Grandmother had 2 pianos in the living room. I never saw her sit down and play them in 20 years. I was always banging on them as a little guy—secretly hoping that she would…

  • How To Prepare For The Canton Fair

    How To Prepare For The Canton Fair

    The Canton Fair is the largest product trade show in the world. It happens twice per year in both the Spring and Fall. The show is broken into three phases depending on the products that you produce. You can check…

  • Derek Dodds Reading List
    Life Lessons

    Reading List 2018-2019

    I like to keep these reading lists to refer back to what I was reading and thinking about during the specific time. It helps me map out my journey. I rarely re-read books but I do deep dive into authors…

  • El Mar by Derek Dodds
    D's Art

    El Mar

    El Mar 2017 | Oil + Acrylic | 5′ X 6′ | © Derek Doods