Addition Through Subtraction – When Less Leads To More!

It’s that time of year again: New Year, new you? It’s the time of year when you should be buying gym memberships and going on diets and quitting smoking or drinking. I mean, at least that’s what all the commercials say, right? Any one of those things is hard enough, but some of us tend…

Finding Joy – In Your Business And In Life

This is the time of the year when we tend to reflect back and look forward. We reflect on the past year, what we enjoyed and what went wrong. And then we hope for the future. To get ready for the new year, everybody’s going to be buying gym memberships to get in shape. I…

A Bolt Of Lightning – Inspiration vs Disruption

George Carlin famously said, “Electricity is really just organized lightning.” When it comes to business, we think of lightning strikes as a brilliant idea, but it’s also a type of interface cable for computers. When lightning from the sky hits your business, you may need both. There’s a myth out there that lightning never strikes…

What Great Advice Would You Tell A Younger Self (If You Could)

I saw a post on Facebook the other day, and it asked a question that made me think. The question was, “What great advice would you tell your younger self if you could?” So, I decided to do a podcast about it, because I did ask myself that question, and here’s what I came up…

Exercise Your Business – Get A Running Start To Deliver On Your Goals

I started out yesterday morning, looking for some inspiration. It was the day I was running my second 5K in three years. This race was canceled last year. A few years ago I finished my first race in almost 40 years. I ran it in about 42 minutes, which was kind of disappointing. This year,…

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,…

To Achieve Your BHAG… You Need to SHAG to Become a BFD

I have a question for you… How do you eat an elephant? Common wisdom says one bite at a time. But it makes me think, why would you want to eat an elephant? They’re big and believe it or not, they’re hairy, and that’s a lot of eating. But that would be something we know…

If You Want To Grow Your Business – Network Better

It’s been about a year since this pandemic hit the United States. It’s been a wild ride. I think all of us are missing hugs, and meetings, and networking, and in-person human interaction of all kinds. In order to get back to a little bit of what I consider to be normal, vaccination is going…

To Be A FRESH Content Creator – You Need to Be A Consumer First

Every Monday morning, I face the same dilemma. What is relevant content to create this week? What should I create for my podcasts, for my blogs, for all the other things I have to do this week? I like to think of each day of the week as my theme days. Monday is marketing Monday.…