How Using Mixed Emotions Can Emotionally Charge Your Marketing Messages

I recently had an interesting call with a potential client where we went back and forth getting to know each other. In the process, she said to me, “I want to be upfront with you and let you know that I’ve had some bad experiences with people doing lead generation for my business.” And I…

Creating Content From A Philosophical – Philanthropic – Propaganda Perspective

Lately, I’ve been having a renaissance of sorts. Now, I have not been getting up on scaffolding and painting chapels. What I’ve been doing is listening to audiobooks, and I find them on Blinkist. I’ve talked about this before. It’s basically Cliffs Notes for books in audio form. I could start off with something like…

What is Your 2021 Stimulus Plan

It’s that time of year again… Tax Time. March 15th is the day you have to pay your corporation taxes and on April 15th your personal taxes are due. That made me think, what is my stimulus plan for 2021? Do you have one? If you live in the United States, almost all of us…

Don’t Be an Icky Guy (or Gal) Find Your Purpose with Ikigai

How Are You Doing? I want to ask you a question. How are you doing? It’s been a year since we started to lock down and be stuck in our own environments. I’ve been working from home for a long time but I do miss getting out and having coffees and going to networking groups…

What Business Are You REALLY In? Are You Thankful?

Instant Karma There was a person who used to sit with me on the Board of Directors of the United Way. Her name is Alma Harrell, and she said something that always stuck with me. I asked her, “Alma, how you doing?” So she’d reply, “I’m too blessed to be stressed.” I think Alma really…

Why It’s Important To Make A Case With A Case Study?

Some of my friends say, “Dude, you’re a headcase.” And you know what? They’re not too far off. I can be. A headcase is something that a psychologist would study, but I want to talk about a case study for your business and why it’s important to make a case with a case study. What’s…

How To Get Your Content To Win The Election On Social Media

Unless you’re living under a rock or maybe not in America, you’re probably overly aware of the fact that tomorrow is election day. It’s a big national election, and it’s very contentious. Elections have consequences, no matter what side you belong to. In America, we have two sides, Republican and Democrat, conservative and liberal. It…

How Staring At Clouds Can Improve Your Marketing Results

I don’t know where you live, but I’m in Chicago. And this time of the year, October, November, I tend to call it 50 Shades of Gray. Not like the book. It’s the clouds in the sky. Every single day is gray and cloudy, or rainy and cold. I really miss the sun. Have you…

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…