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…

Lessons Need To Be Learned But Are Wasted Without Action

I constantly try to tell people that every marketing piece that you do should end up having a goal, and that goal should be to have a human-to-human conversation. But the question is, what’s the experience in between? What kind of experience is your user having to get to that point? What are the impressions…

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 Does Making Yourself Obsolete Makes you More Valuable Now?

So, I don’t know if you’ve ever read the book “How To Win Friends And Influence People” by Dale Carnegie. It’s a great book, and one of the things that it says in the book that I think really stands out is the sweetest sound in peoples’ ears is their own name. People love that.…

How To Improve Business Relationships – 5 Easy Tips

How would you like to learn some easy tips about how to improve business relationships? Let me start with a story. Over the past six months, I’ve been really exploring how to prospect for new clients. One of the things I started doing in 2018 is create courses around LinkedIn. I went down that road…

How Do YOU Define Success In Your Business?

Let me ask you a question: Have you ever found something not working, only to find out you never turned the power on? I think we’ve all done that before, right? But hold that thought, because I want to jump into something. Today we’re going to be talking about how you define success in your…

How To Be More Productive By Taming Your Technology

Monday was Labor Day, and that’s when I recorded the podcast that led to this blog. I saw a bunch of people on social media saying, “Hey, what are you doing today?” It’s like, “Well, I’m kind of working, doing a podcast.” But I was also doing some other stuff, working on some future presentations…

How To Improve Your Business Growth? – Hunt vs Gather

Today I want to talk about your sales and business processes. In other words, I want to talk about how to grow your business by being either a hunter or a gatherer. Now, being a gatherer doesn’t necessarily grow business, but it can. But being a hunter, oh, they go find those new sales. “Onga-gadonga”,…

How To Effectively Deal With Difficult Clients?

So, let’s face it. Sometimes running a business is not all gumdrops and lollipops. It can be frustrating, right? So the question for you today is, have you ever had a client or a project that just did not go the way that you thought it would? Sure you have. Business filled with learning lessons.…