Dunbar’s Number… And Why It’s Better To Be Part Of A Tribe Than An Influencer

I was scrolling through Facebook, and one ad caught my eye. It said, “I didn’t think much of LinkedIn until I got 150 prospects.” And at the top, it says, “I completely stopped cold calling and got 150 prospects.” Well, common logic tells me that prospects are another way to say you are cold calling,…

How Using Mixed Emotions Can Emotionally Charge Your Marketing Messages

I recently had an interesting call with a potential client where we went back and forth getting to know each other. In the process, she said to me, “I want to be upfront with you and let you know that I’ve had some bad experiences with people doing lead generation for my business.” And I…

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…

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…