It’s hard to be motivated all the time. Heck, it can be hard to be motivated part of the time. That’s why a Power Hour can come in real handy. Challenging situations can beat you down. Competitors can beat you down. People on your own team can beat you down. So how can you stay […]
The late Anthony Bourdain crafted a career from no less than three occupations. He was the Jackson Pollack of cooking. And journalism. And travel. Tweet This A professional tourist, Bourdain used his fabulous command of the English language to capture our attention and consistently deliver compelling television centered around food and eating. A TV staple for […]
The About page on your website is not just about you. It’s about the reader and how he or she can quickly ascertain the value of what you’re offering. If you’re like most people, you set up your “About page” of your website once in the beginning and then never really go back to it. […]
When you qualify prospects, you’ll better manage your time. You’ll also increase sales. When you stop calling on people who aren’t going to buy, you’ll no longer waste time with those who are not interested in your products or services. This allows you to redirect those meeting minutes to people who are more likely to […]
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 years and that’s okay, too. The truth […]
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 all, Karen seemed to understand why I […]
Is your workplace like a cult? I think I know why. Tweet This 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 […]
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.
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 be with your own style and then […]
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 work when all the blood is on […]
In 2008, a man named Kevin Kelly posited that the goal of every business should be to create one thousand true fans. Tweet This The idea is that this number of hyper-dedicated customers will do wonders to sustain and propel your business. Raving fans will purchase every product and service you offer. They’ll be repeat customers […]