Pull The Common Thread That Holds Us All Together

Our new dog, Layla, loves toys. As a matter of fact, we had about 25 toys left over from our last dog that we never donated or threw out. Now, we’ve recycled them. When I say recycled, I mean recycled. Our last dog (Buddy Guy) would never chew or destroy anything. Our new dog (Layla),…

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…

How And Why To Build A Golden Rolodex

Some of you may be too young to remember this, but I, certainly am not. We used to have this thing sitting on our desk that flipped open. It would either pop open or maybe even roll back into the machine, and it had a little wheel on it. As you turned the wheel, it…

How To Overcome The Story In Your Mind

I don’t know about you, but I subscribe to a lot of emails, I also get a lot of emails that I don’t subscribe to. Of course, they’re usually just pitches saying, “Hey, buy my thing.” And then there’s a followup email that says, “Hey, did you get the last email that I was trying…

LinkedIn Is The Best Way To Follow The Bouncing Customers

Where I live, if you visit the Treasurer’s Office website in the state of Illinois, they have a section for unclaimed property. You can put in your name and your business and search and see if maybe there is something of yours that’s unclaimed. I can almost guarantee you, you probably have some unclaimed property…

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…

Need More Business? How To Listen For Questions And Communicate Answers

If you’ve been listening to my podcast or read my blog before, you know one of my favorite things to do is play golf. Unfortunately, due to a combination of the weather and the current situation with social distancing, local golf courses have been closed. The good news is as of May 1st, Illinois is…

How To Make Great Business Relationships… As Easy As 1-2-3

One of my favorite quotes is from Zig Ziglar and it goes like this: “You can have anything in life that you want if you just help other people get what they want.” As content marketers, we have the ability to create great content and deliver it to our clients or potential clients. One of…

The Details Are In The Data – How To Better Collect And Use Info From Your Website

Nothing warms my cockles like a good set of data. Do you feel that way? Chances are you don’t, but I am a geek and I do love data. I love my QuickBooks. I love looking at every single week’s volume of what sold, what didn’t, and where the expenses went. And, I love looking…