From Bacon to Beacon… How To Light Up Your Business In 2021?

In last week’s blog and podcasts, I talked about visualizing your next year. Marla Tabaka, who’s going to be a guest on this week’s podcast, asked, “Do you have a word that you use to theme your year?” What would be your word for 2021? You can pick and choose a word that you think…

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…

The 4 People You Should Positively Be Marketing To

In this current business environment, things have changed. A lot of networking has gone virtual, meaning we are attending lots of Zoom meetings. I’ve kept up with most of my regular groups and I’ve added a few new ones where I’ve met some great people. In the new ones, I’ve started to build credibility and…

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),…

How To Overcome The Story In Your Mind

I don’t know about you, but I subscribe to a lot of emails, I also get a lot of emails that I don’t subscribe to. Of course, they’re usually just pitches saying, “Hey, buy my thing.” And then there’s a followup email that says, “Hey, did you get the last email that I was trying…

How to Overcome FEAR with Content Marketing HOPE

Our Noisy World We’re living in a noisy world. We’re living at gigabit speeds, a world of rapid change. Back in the ’70s, we used to see between 500 to 1,500 ads per day. In 2020, we see between 5,000 and 10,000. That means messages are coming at us at a rapid speed. Our TVs…

Thought Leadership? You Need To Have Purpose, Passion, And A Plan

I had an interesting call with a potential client today. He was interested in extending his reach using social media. Part of the problem was that he has two different lives. He had a life as a financial advisor and a life as a musician/composer. One of the things that we had to immediately come…

Want More Business? Give 100% And Expect Nothing In Return

Today I want to talk about business. I know you’re saying to yourself, “Self, doesn’t he always talk about business?” And the answer is, YES. Earlier this year, some businesses came to an abrupt stop. For those of us who are lucky enough to keep busy with work, chances are we’re not doing the exact…

Toilet Paper Math… Why Some Online Marketing Does Not Always Square Up

Today, I’d like to talk about toilet paper, more specifically, toilet paper math. Bear with me because I know you’re asking yourself, “Self, what does toilet paper have to do with online marketing?” I’ll explain, but first let’s look at the history of toilet paper. Have you ever noticed that toilet papers squares, are in…

How To Make Great Business Relationships… As Easy As 1-2-3

One of my favorite quotes is from Zig Ziglar and it goes like this: “You can have anything in life that you want if you just help other people get what they want.” As content marketers, we have the ability to create great content and deliver it to our clients or potential clients. One of…