Happy New Year – 5 Things You Can Get Ready and Organized

I hope your 2020 worked out okay. Some of us had a bad year, while some of us had a good year, business-wise. It’s just about over and we’re about to start 2021. It’s that time of year to say – out with the old and in with the new! Every single year, on New…

From Bacon to Beacon… How To Light Up Your Business In 2021?

In last week’s blog and podcasts, I talked about visualizing your next year. Marla Tabaka, who’s going to be a guest on this week’s podcast, asked, “Do you have a word that you use to theme your year?” What would be your word for 2021? You can pick and choose a word that you think…

Why It’s Important To Make A Case With A Case Study?

Some of my friends say, “Dude, you’re a headcase.” And you know what? They’re not too far off. I can be. A headcase is something that a psychologist would study, but I want to talk about a case study for your business and why it’s important to make a case with a case study. What’s…

How Staring At Clouds Can Improve Your Marketing Results

I don’t know where you live, but I’m in Chicago. And this time of the year, October, November, I tend to call it 50 Shades of Gray. Not like the book. It’s the clouds in the sky. Every single day is gray and cloudy, or rainy and cold. I really miss the sun. Have you…

How to Make Virtual One-On-Ones More Proactive & Productive

Let’s jump in the way-back machine and go all the way back to December 2019. Lord knows that, back then, everything looked rosy. It was going to be a great year, right? Well, for some of us it’s been a great year, for others it hasn’t. But one of the things that has happened is…

Three Things Every Business Should Do During A Time Of Crisis

I’m sure by now you are aware that we are in the midst of a time of crisis and people are freaking out and panicking. Schools are closing, restaurants are closing, business is generally slowing down. It’s going to get worse before it gets better, but that doesn’t mean you have to panic. What it…

What Can You Do With Your LinkedIn Connections?

80% Failure Rate If you’re like a lot people, you’ve made New Year’s resolution. Well, it’s the first week of February, and I’m sorry to report but chances are about 80% of you have failed already. 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by the second week of February. So the odds are against you, but…