3+ Users who have LIKED this post: If you do speaking or training of any kind, you might want to become a consultant. It can make you much more effective with your clients–and it can pay more, too! You might be ready to try your hand at consulting now. You might be ready in ten […]
2+ Users who have LIKED this post: Yesterday, I got hired to deliver a keynote speech in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The close was incredibly smooth. Karen, my primary contact at the organization, seemed to recognize my name. She was almost instantly confident in my ability to engage an audience with entertaining and educational content. Best of […]
5+ Users who have LIKED this post: I really enjoyed the Netflix documentary series, Wild Wild Country, which is both informative and disturbing. It’s the story of the cult that essentially took over part of Oregon in the 1980s. The directors, Chapman and Maclain Way, have talked about how difficult it was to keep track […]
Math isn’t a flexible discipline. At least five centuries ago, some brilliant mathematicians formulated something called the “order of operations,” now known as PEMDAS or as many people refer to it– “Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally.”
PEMDAS stands for “Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication and Division, Addition and Subtraction.” If you got “15” as your initial answer in the above exercise, it’s because you forgot you met my dear Aunt Sally.
The truth is that mom had trouble looking at the bright side of things. She wasn’t able to feel good even when her life was going well. When mom contracted terminal lung cancer in 1992, she was forced to realize that those “negative” years would be the happiest days of her life. Such a shame.
2+ Users who have LIKED this post: Stop worrying about the competition. Just compete with yourself. Tweet This Trying to keep up with the Jones’s can be exhausting and unrewarding. Being fixated on “the enemy” distracts your team from focusing on themselves. Copying others isn’t the secret to success. Be original. Be the best you can […]
3+ Users who have LIKED this post: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is back in the news after attorney and politician, Rick Santorum suggested learning the technique as a way to better cope with mass shooting incidents in schools. His comment, though well-intended, didn’t go over well. The Washington Post quickly reminded Mr. Santorum that “CPR doesn’t […]
2+ Users who have LIKED this post: Note: Michael will moderate Create Raving Fans, a special luncheon in Troy, Michigan on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Panelists include Ara Topouzian, Candace Simons and Shawn Lee. Register here. _____ In 2008, a man named Kevin Kelly posited that the goal of every business should be to create […]
0 Ray Dalio has a new book on the subject of principles. You know what they say about principles. Everyone has them and they’re all different. I first became aware of the Dalio principles when it was reported that a .pdf he had posted online had been downloaded a gajillion times. Ray Dalio had published […]
2+ Users who have LIKED this post: “Regrets, I’ve had a few…” Remember that old song My Way, made famous by Frank Sinatra? As a lifelong, commissioned salesperson, I can really identify with a song that references the pain of over-ambition, doubt, tears, taking “the blows,” and “my share of losing.” I’ve lost deals […]
0 Being a good interviewee is important because we all learn from each other. This article has guidelines for being interviewed online. Tweet This Interviews used to just happen on network television. But now, webinars, podcasts, conference calls, blogs, and three-way phone calls are all being used to get expert opinions distributed to various audiences. My […]
1+ Users who have LIKED this post: Words are powerful, whether they are contained in a passionate speech or the lyrics of a beautiful song. My first career was in the music business as bass player in the Caruso Brothers band. Being a musician taught me to appreciate how songs are put together. Even today, […]