Looking Back & Forth… What Are You Thankful For?

Every year, around the 3rd to 4th week of November, until the 1st week of January, business starts to slow down (unless you are in retail). We start to reflect on the previous months of the year. It’s also a time to look forward to what’s next. I can tell you as you get older…

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…

It’s Not What They Say… It’s What They Do… CONSISTENTLY

One of the keys to success is consistency. That is true with business, sports, and so much more. I can tell you that shooting a 39 on nine holes of golf is a great score. Then when you shoot a 50 on the back nine (11 more and 14 over par) turns an excellent 9…

Consistent Communication… Are You Picking Up What I Am Putting Down?

Have you ever watched a TV show or movie and had a hard time trying to follow the plot? It’s especially annoying when people you know, like, and trust, say “What a great show! (or flick).” It kinda makes you feel like you are not hip, or as with it as they are if you…

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…

Seeing The World Through A Fresh Set Of I’s

I have had more than one person question, “Why would you leave an area, where you have 22 or 40 years of connections to start over?” I have asked myself that question a few times, too. The only answer I could give was, “It was time!” I have lived in the Chicago area since I…

“You Can Sell Anything!” (With A Little Help From My Friends)

We’re about to make the 1000-mile journey from our old home to a new apartment. We had to find short-term living arrangements while our new home is being built. Last week we found out that there was a miscommunication about the closing date. It was supposed to be June 27th, (agreed to by the realtors)…

How To Document Success? What Gets Captured – Gets Updated (With A Nudge)

Life Happens This past weekend, I was attempting to clean out my basement. Loaded on shelves were tons of Bankers’ Boxes filled with personal and business records dating back to the 1990s. Loaded in there were memories and important things like the Title to my wife’s 2003 car and the original documents from when we…

Turbo-Charge Your Sales Engine in 2022 – Going Fishing

This is the third installment in a four-part series on using marketing to power your sales engine. You can read the first post, here and the second post, here. In this post, we’ll cover staying relevant and creating awareness through consistent engagement. In our final installment, we’ll explain how to actively engage your clients and…

Relationship Marketing For Success – Connect With Someone And Their Network

Have you ever heard the phrase, “Your network is your net worth?” Well, that is more true today than ever before. Keep in mind, it wasn’t too long ago when everything was face-to-face. And since the last few years have happened, we’ve gotten more into meeting people online, via Zoom or whatever you use, and…