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…

The 5 Habits You Need To Adapt For a Successful New Year

I’m not sure if you’re into streaming TV or not but if you haven’t seen “The Queen’s Gambit” on Netflix, I highly recommend it. It’s an awesome mini-series about this little girl who goes from being an orphan to the queen of the chess world. Now, the story is very complex and I don’t want…

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),…

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…

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…

Foresight is 2020 – What You Need To Do NOW To Get Your Website Ready

For the end of the year, I wanted to do a series called Foresight 2020. It’s based on hindsight 20/20. In other words, we can look back and see what happened. I want to focus on looking ahead to next year to make it the best year possible. The Twilight Zone Let me start with…

Relationship Capital Investment Can Create Greater Interest?

Relationship Capital Investment Can Create Greater Interest?

A few days ago, I got a message on LinkedIn from a guy named Daniel. He said, “Hey, I just flew back into Chicago and I read your book and I loved it and I want to take you out to lunch to thank you for all the great insights.” I said to him, “I…

Stop Selling Your Time… When People Pay For Results?

Over the weekend, we decided to watch an old movie. When I say old, it’s not really old. We watched “The Matrix” and it’s now 20 years old (1999), so it’s been almost 20 years. If you haven’t seen it, it’s about this alternate universe or alternate reality. And that’s kind of what I want…

Why Do Content Marketing? It’s all In The Numbers!

I don’t know if you’re on LinkedIn, but you probably get this all the time: somebody connects with you and then immediately messages you. Some of the people are just straightforward and say, “Hey, nice to meet you, looking forward to get to know you.” And that’s the right way to do it. But the…