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…

Social Media • The Marketing Trifecta • And A Pyramid Schema (It’s Really A Sales Funnel)

Eatin’ Meetin’ The other day, I was out having an evening meeting with a client/friend. We were supposed to go golfing, but it was a little cold in the morning around this time of year. So anyway, we’re eatin’ and meetin’ at this place called Egg Harbor in Geneva, Illinois, which is not very close…

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.…

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…

How To Avoid Packing Peanut Messages That Hurt Your Brand?

On-Demand We live in amazing times. Think about it; anything you need can be delivered to your door. If you need any furniture, you can call Wayfair; Wayfair has just what you need. Great brand, right? Think about Amazon. Amazon sells you a membership where you can get two-day Prime delivery at no charge, and…

How Can A Pile Of Needles Attract Your New Customers?

Today is kind of a sad day at my house because I have to get a new garage door opener. Now, it’s only sad because after 18 years I have to get a new garage door opener. Things break, right? But the cool thing is the new one has Wi-Fi. Now, my wife gets freaked…

Why A Marketing Mind Is Better Than A Sales Script?

In business, in order for me to teach in my blogs, podcasts, masterminds, and all the things I do, I have to continue to learn, which means I have to invest time in learning how to do new things, and look at things from different perspectives. One of the ways I do this is by…

Why Value Is Not About Being The Lowest Price But About The Best Fit?

Let me ask you a question. Have you ever had a client that, no matter what you did for them, just could not find the value in what you offered? They would complain, they wouldn’t be happy, they just did not see the big picture of what you were providing. We often associate this with…

There Is An Easy Button to Success, But Can You Afford It?

  One of the things in business that people are always looking for is an easier way to do things. The better way to do things. They’re always looking for something new, but what they really what most is an easy button. Well guess what? I have one sitting right on my desk, and here…