Creating 400 Podcasts with Purpose, Perspective, and Persistence

This post is to celebrate the 400th episode of the BACON Podcast. That’s right, 400 episodes. The Bacon Podcast was started back on November 2nd, 2014 right after the release of my first book, “It’s Not About You, It’s About BACON! Relationship Marketing in a Social Media World!” But this Podcast was not always called…

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How Do YOU Define Success In Your Business?

Let me ask you a question: Have you ever found something not working, only to find out you never turned the power on? I think we’ve all done that before, right? But hold that thought, because I want to jump into something. Today we’re going to be talking about how you define success in your…

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How To Be More Productive By Taming Your Technology

Monday was Labor Day, and that’s when I recorded the podcast that led to this blog. I saw a bunch of people on social media saying, “Hey, what are you doing today?” It’s like, “Well, I’m kind of working, doing a podcast.” But I was also doing some other stuff, working on some future presentations…

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How To Improve Your Business Growth? – Hunt vs Gather

Today I want to talk about your sales and business processes. In other words, I want to talk about how to grow your business by being either a hunter or a gatherer. Now, being a gatherer doesn’t necessarily grow business, but it can. But being a hunter, oh, they go find those new sales. “Onga-gadonga”,…

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I’ll Have What She’s Having… The Secret of Success

“I’ll have what she’s having.” Have you ever seen the movie, “When Harry Met Sally”? There’s a scene in the movie, and if you’ve seen it, you may or may not agree that it’s one of the most iconic scenes in film ever. Harry and Sally are sitting in a diner. They’re talking about relationships…

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How To Effectively Deal With Difficult Clients?

So, let’s face it. Sometimes running a business is not all gumdrops and lollipops. It can be frustrating, right? So the question for you today is, have you ever had a client or a project that just did not go the way that you thought it would? Sure you have. Business filled with learning lessons.…

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How To Become A True Entrepreneur And Owning It?

Today, let’s talk about how to become a true entrepreneur and owning it. I spend a little time on Facebook, as I’m sure a lot of you do, and one of my friends posted a graphic. It got my attention. It said, “So, you don’t want to be involved in a pyramid scheme, you would…

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How to Increase Profits with Sales and Marketing Alignment

People constantly ask about how to grow their businesses. I often tell them, “You can increase profits by aligning your sales and marketing.” I happen to run a one-man operation. Maybe you run one with a complete sales team and a complete marketing team. Either way, it doesn’t matter. For some of you, this will…

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Can Guilt Be Useful To Get People To Buy Something?

Years ago, I bought a magazine called the National Lampoon, which I’m not 100% sure if it’s still available now or not, but if it is, it’s probably digital. One of the most famous covers from this magazine was a picture of a dog and a gun to its head and the title of the…

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