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Lesson #2: Communication

Learn the lesson or you will repeat it. Today, I got thoroughly schooled in the mistake of not communicating regularly with a client. Friends, it was an expensive class. What hurts most is that my client decided not only to Read more…


Use the Right Word

Mark Twain is credited with the saying, “Use the right word, not its second cousin.” It matters: whether written or spoken.


Facing Dragons

Recently, I had to face some dragons. My belief┬ábefore the last 48 hours had passed was that the dragons in my line of sight were the fire-breathing sort that were more than likely going to turn me into the proverbial Read more…


Partners vs Clients

When you have a partner, you are far more concerned with their success than if they were merely a client. A client is someone that hires you to perform a service, but a partner is someone you work alongside with Read more…


But I should be doing more, right?

Not necessarily. Today, for example, I’ve done all the required tasks for the day, but am feeling guilty, like I should be doing more. Getting ahead or doing research. Friends, my brain is tired. My body is tired as well. Read more…


Write It Down

Today, for my work in self-improvement and therefore my business improvement, I’ve been listening to a bunch of TEDx talks by folks like David Allen and Jeff Sutherland and somebody whose name I’ve already forgotten. That’s the point. I’ve already Read more…


The Myths Inside Your Head

We all have myths inside us that we believe are true. Myths like “eating carrots will make you have perfect eyesight”. Or, “If I buy this franchise, I’m going to make a million dollars.” Or, “Advertising doesn’t work, so I Read more…


Making Lists, not Resolutions

It’s the end of the year and time for reflecting: what went right in 2017? What could have been done differently? Most importantly, what did you learn about yourself and your business in 2017? Now looking ahead to 2018, based Read more…


Was that a “Fail”?

I didn’t make bad grades in school. In fact, if I made an “F” more than two or three times, I’d be suprised. This doesn’t mean I’m a genius: not by any means. It means I went to a small Read more…


Original You Please

You have a choice, right now. You can either choose to “make something you think people will buy” or you can freaking make that thing that is inside you. And you will be stuck with that choice for years, for Read more…