Why You Need To Be Part Of The Cancel Culture

There’s a lot of talk these days about something called Cancel Culture. As far as cancel culture goes, I would love to cancel my subscription to Boys Life Magazine, I just can’t find where to do it. I’d love to cancel those Pharma commercials that say, “Don’t take this drug if you’re allergic to this…

Don’t Be an Icky Guy (or Gal) Find Your Purpose with Ikigai

How Are You Doing? I want to ask you a question. How are you doing? It’s been a year since we started to lock down and be stuck in our own environments. I’ve been working from home for a long time but I do miss getting out and having coffees and going to networking groups…

Using Your Inner Crystal Ball With Your Marketing Strategy

There are so many tools out there to help you set up your marketing. You can use a marketing calendar, marketing programs that allow you to schedule out email and social media for months, but what is often missing is the strategy that pulls it all together. What happens is that people tend to use…

Why You Want To Be The Problem Child

I don’t know if you have any brothers or sisters or where you fall in the birthing order. I happen to be one of three. There’s my older sister, my middle brother, and I’m the baby. What I want to talk about today is why you want to become the problem child. And we’re going…

The Three Headed Marketing Success System

Occasionally I talk to these businesses that tell me, “You know what? We like what you have to say, but we’re just going to hire a marketing person.” The question I ask them, which usually gets them to stop and think is, “Which one? Are you going to hire an SEO person, web guy, email…

Now Is The Time to Start Marketing Your A.S.S. Off

Those of you who know me well, know how much I like acronyms. I used to work for AT&T, which stands for American Telephone and Telegraph. While we were there, we went to the LBR and LGR; the little boy’s room and little girl’s room, not the bathroom. Did you know that my whole obsession…

How New Customers Can Be Like Getting A New Puppy

If you checked in with this blog over the last few weeks, you know I’ve been  considering adopting a dog. We went through a whole debacle with all of these rescue agencies, trying to fill out paperwork and going back and forth with them. But we did it. There was one dog that we actually…

Why Building An Audience Is A Moving Target And What You Can Do

Realin In The Years It’s been about eight years since I started my first book. Back then, I created a website called notaboutu.com. That’s where I started building an audience and promoted my first book. Then I used it to promote my second, third, and fourth books. Currently, I’m working on my fifth book. Since…

This Is Not Normal… It’s Okay

I hope you’re staying healthy and safe at this crazy time that we’re living through. I know it can be overwhelming. I don’t know if you’ve ever been on a plane where the oxygen mask drops, but it’s quite startling. Normally attendants will do their preflight safety checklist while the plane is moving out of…