Romeo, Oh Romeo? How Can I Pitch Thee? Let Me Count The Ways!

Face-To-Face Networking I don’t know about you, but I still find a lot of value in face-to-face networking. I like to get out at least once a week and go to a networking meeting. Meeting new people, learning about new businesses, and learning new things is exciting for me. There’s a lot of interesting people,…

Embrace Disruption By Changing The Way You Think About Change!

Recently, we had a little bit of disruption here at the Basilico domicile. That’s got me thinking about how we can embrace disruption by changing the way we think about change. Broken & Fix It! A few months ago, our clothes dryer broke. It’s not like any of us love doing laundry, but, when your…

I Almost Died… And How Social Media Helped Me Make It Better!

Two Brands If you are somebody who’s running a business, owns a business, or working in business – chances are you have two different brands on social media. You have a personal brand and you have a business brand. People will form opinions based on what you post in both, but sometimes they merge. A…

Foresight is 2020 – Use Technology To Create Memories and Pay It Forward

Happy Holidays This is being written around the holidays, so Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa or today is actually Festivus for the rest of us. Whatever you celebrate, I hope you have a wonderful holiday season. During this time we have an opportunity to create memories. A Moment In Time Back in the 1990’s,…

How The Death Of A Pet Can Make Social Media And The World A Better Place

I have some sad news to report. Our beloved dog, Buddy Guy, crossed over the rainbow bridge last Monday. I wanted to use this opportunity to discuss how the death of a pet can make social media and the world a better place. It’s hard to lose anyone. As a matter of fact, over the…

5 Ways To Give Thanks To Your Clients This Thanksgiving

When Black Friday Comes… I’m writing this just before Thanksgiving. I’d like to talk about five ways to give thanks to your clients this Thanksgiving and maybe even next Thanksgiving. There’s a tradition in the United States called Black Friday. Black Friday is one of my favorite Steely Dan songs. When Black Friday comes, I’m…

How Ordinary People Help With Your Zone Of Genius

How Ordinary People Help With Your Zone Of Genius

How can ordinary people help you find your zone of genius? History Lessons My wife and I were watching a movie this weekend. It was The Darkest Hour. Now, I don’t know about you, but I barely remember my history classes from high school, and we certainly did not learn anything about other countries’ history…

Stop Selling Your Time… When People Pay For Results?

Over the weekend, we decided to watch an old movie. When I say old, it’s not really old. We watched “The Matrix” and it’s now 20 years old (1999), so it’s been almost 20 years. If you haven’t seen it, it’s about this alternate universe or alternate reality. And that’s kind of what I want…

What’s Next? Stop Reinventing When You Can Easily Pivot?

What’s Next? I want to talk about “What’s Next?”, or  “Stop Reinventing When You Can Easily Pivot.” In preparation for my 500th podcast episode which is coming up 9/9/19, two things happened. Number one, I did a Facebook Live with somebody else who is actually having her 500th podcast on the same day. Her name…