Exercise Your Business – Get A Running Start To Deliver On Your Goals

I started out yesterday morning, looking for some inspiration. It was the day I was running my second 5K in three years. This race was canceled last year. A few years ago I finished my first race in almost 40 years. I ran it in about 42 minutes, which was kind of disappointing. This year,…

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Dunbar’s Number… And Why It’s Better To Be Part Of A Tribe Than An Influencer

I was scrolling through Facebook, and one ad caught my eye. It said, “I didn’t think much of LinkedIn until I got 150 prospects.” And at the top, it says, “I completely stopped cold calling and got 150 prospects.” Well, common logic tells me that prospects are another way to say you are cold calling,…

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You’ve Got Jail… How Facebook Is Getting Bad For Business

Facebook went all Britney Spears on me. They took away my ability to control my business and they told me, “Oops, you did it again.” Yep. I did. I posted something that went against their community standards and I have been blocked from Facebook. But luckily it’s not for long. Today I’m going to talk…

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To Achieve Your BHAG… You Need to SHAG to Become a BFD

I have a question for you… How do you eat an elephant? Common wisdom says one bite at a time. But it makes me think, why would you want to eat an elephant? They’re big and believe it or not, they’re hairy, and that’s a lot of eating. But that would be something we know…

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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…

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Vanity Fair, Unfair Vanity, and Vanity Metrics

A while back, I was talking about Cancel Culture on The Bacon Podcast episode 654. What I was talking about was canceling subscriptions. I was going through some of my accounting this weekend and noticed I was paying $10 a month for a newspaper I wasn’t reading. Checked with my wife, she wasn’t reading it…

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Why Online Ads Can Be More Of A Gamble Like A Slot Machine

Have you ever heard the phrase, fun is winning and winning is fun? Yeah, I have to admit winning is a lot more fun than losing, especially when it comes to gambling. There is one particular scratch-off ticket, which I am bound and determined to win on, but the problem is I keep losing! Why?…

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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…

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