What’s Your Brand? – Part 1

What’s a Brand? Branding means a lot of things to a lot of people.   A well know version is sticking a hot iron with a rancher’s logo on the back end of cattle, so they can identify them as theirs.  There is also  ‘Business Brand’ which could include a name, logo, slogan, and/or design…

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Do You Choose a Guru or an Expert? Neither…

Two of the best things I have done lately is adopt and ‘Awesome’ dog, and get a library card. Part One –  The Puppy! People originally said that  Buddy Guy was lucky to find a forever home like ours. He is loved, spoiled, and adored by friends and neighbors, but truly WE are the lucky…

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Social Media Marketing… Writes & Wrongs

Internet Marketing For Your Business The landscape for businesses is ever changing.  People are getting more interested in using Social Media to promote and grow their businesses.  But don’t confuse USING Social Media as SUCCESSFUL Social Media. Some companies just dive in like… trying to assemble a gift on Christmas night… “I guess we didn’t…

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What’s New? That’ll Cost Ya…

Your trip to the doctor’s offices are never going to be the same. Gone are the days of the oral thermometer (and the rectal one I hope), write it down in the paper chart (designed just to make you wait for the results of the thermometer), and the beeper (designed to let doctors get out…

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Tell Me About It?

I am a connoisseur of one line philosophy… “No matter how much perfume you put on a pig…  it still smells like a pig.” “One nice thing about egotists: They don’t talk about other people.” “Don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining.” “The more you complain, the longer God lets you live.”…

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100/0… It’s Better to Give Than to Receive

A friend and mentor Al Ritter, wrote a great little book called “The 100/0 Principle – The Secret of Great Relationships” The underlying principle is if you give 100% of the time and expect nothing in return, you will always be successful, never disappointed, and often pleasantly surprised! It has 4 steps… and I quote…

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Viral is Vital to Visibility…

For Better or Worse? I did a very unscientific poll on Facebook the other day.  I asked “Has Facebook improved or hurt relationships in your life?”. The vast majority said that it improved relationships (although a few said it did pose some challenges). The point being that although it’s a relatively new way to communicate,…

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