The Distraction Attraction

I have no idea how old you are, but I am this old… Do you remember TV Magic Cards? Marshall Brodine was a famous magician (and he was the clown Wizzo on the Bozo Circus Show) who lived in Geneva, Illinois (close to where we lived in Aurora). I was enamored with those cards and…

The 5 Half-Truths of B2b Sales and Marketing (You Have Probably Been Fed)

Have you ever eaten an “Impossible Burger”? They do a pretty good job of making plants taste like meat. But, why do they call it Impossible? Because meat has heme. Heme is the molecule that gives blood its red color and helps carry oxygen in living organisms. Unlike other plant-based burgers and meats, it was…

Seasons… Cold Weather Can Nudge Business to Heat Up

We just crossed the autumnal equinox. In layman’s terms – Summer is over (at least on the calendar.) Summer is one of the most active times of the year for me. We have longer days and better weather. Chances are you spend more time outside and take more days off than at any other time…

2 Things that Probably Won’t Work for Your B2b Business

The brain loves to store and process sequences. We tend to rank success by the probability that a sequence will end in a positive or negative result. This is due to our limbic brains and the fight or flight response. A person standing against a wall has a better chance of survival than a person…

You Can’t Always Get What You Want? But If You Try Sometimes…

Do you know that Rolling Stones song? “You Can’t Always Get What You Want?” It goes on to say, “But if you try sometimes, you might find, you get what you need.” I think that “Want” is a term that talks about the future. I WANT (desire to obtain) a cool new computer and desk…

When is 10 Greater Than 1000? (Hint It’s All About Relationships)

You never realize how much STUFF you have until you have to move it. We all have closets, drawers, and other hiding places that keep our stuff organized and out of sight, Simply go to any closet or dresser and lay out all the stuff on the floor and you will see what I mean.…

The Secret 3 B’s of Finding Your Perfect Customer

Do You Want To Know A Secret? Did you know that the American bee is actually digital? Yup… It’s a U.S.B. So is that a conspiracy theory, or a bad dad joke? Perspective is reality in the mind of the bee-holder! The definition of a conspiracy theory is: a theory that explains an event or…

LinkedIn Wants Your New And Old Content (HINT: And So Do Your Prospects & Clients)

Of the many distractions we face in our business lives, I am guessing that social media is not one that you would rate as useful. Believe me, I get it. With over 100 emails a day, phone calls, and app notifications, I would say that over 50% are pure spam. My car warranty is just…

How To Treat Your Content Like You Are An Artist. What’s Your Canvas?

Heart Of The Artist Over the weekend we sat down and watched a documentary about an artist. His name is J.R., and he takes photographs and makes them larger than life. He did a mural on the U.S.-Mexico border, he did a mural inside of a prison, and he did a mural in Brazil, in…

You May Want Leads… But What You Really Need Is Prospects

Make It STOP! I was sitting down watching some TV with my wife and she pulled out her cellphone and said, “Can you help me?” And I said, “Sure.” She opened up her email and said, “Why am I getting all these?” When I started looking at what she meant by these, it was a…