So much of the branding, strategy and marketing advice I see around the web answers two questions - what and why. What do you need to do and why do you need to do it. But there's a third question that I see rarely answered. That question...how! How do you actually do what and why? For instance, if … Read more about Three Questions That Will Change Your Business
Let's face it, our economy here in the U.S. is in trouble. As a nation, and as individuals, we've out-spent our means and overextended our lives while saving less than ever before in history. And after decades of being inflated, it appears our economy is entering a readjustment period. This isn't, … Read more about In Troubled Economic Times, Be Smart & Be Bold
What do you do with your Monday mornings? So many people I know sit down at their desks and mess around for an hour or two - reading news or catching up on email. Others grab a cup of joe and jump right into the project they left on Friday. If you're in business for yourself, mornings are often … Read more about Small Business Productivity Tips for Monday Morning
Why? Really, that's it. Why? It's the most important question to ask yourself about your business. It's also the most important question to answer. Why? Simple - you have to know the reasons...the motivations...the rationelle for everything you do. Nothing you do, say, create, … Read more about The Single, Most Important Question You Can Answer About Your Business
I want to share a business secret with you. It's a secret that you may know already - a least mentally. Yet it's a secret that often separates highly successful businesses from the less successful ones. Are you ready? Okay... No matter how well developed your business is; no matter how many … Read more about Why You Want Your Business To Forever Be Unfinished
How do you define success in your business? It's a question I ask every client - and most of the prospects I ever speak with. The interesting thing for me is how often the people I speak with don't have a specific answer. Sure, we can come up with just about anything on the fly. Yet it's not … Read more about How Do You Measure Success…and Why You Should
I've always been a do-it-yourselfer. I've taught myself a great many things by taking this attitude. When I bought my first house, I completely gutted it - down to the timbers in most rooms. In other places, we removed and moved walls. For instance, I created a large, walk-in closet in our huge … Read more about Small Business Owner: Do You Know When To Ask For Help?
Are you investing in your business? I'm not just talking about time. Of course you're investing time, right? If you're not, then you're likely not very successful. But what about money? Are you investing money into your business? Over the past decade, I've worked with hundreds of small and … Read more about Why You Need To Invest In Your Business
I was reading from Lao-tzu's Tao Te Ching last night when I ran across an interesting quote: He who knows others is wise; He who knows himself is enlightened. The passage made me stop and contemplate my own life. How well do I know myself? I went down that path for a bit of time; looking at my … Read more about Small Business Advice: Are You Enlightened?
I've gotten this question a bunch lately. So much that I thought I'd record my most recent Monday Mentoring session on it. The question: How do I know it's time to redesign my website? There's many, many answers to this question. Yet, I'm going to share with you five of the biggies. And as you … Read more about Friends, Coaches, Alternative Healers…Is It Time To Redesign Your Website?
Everyday I ask life coaches and business coaches alike this question: what's the most pressing problem (or issue) in your coaching practice right now? Most of the time the coaches give me answers that have to do with getting more traffic to my website, getting more people on my list or getting … Read more about The Most Pressing Problem in Your Coaching Practice
Do a Google search for click here. What you'll find is around 1.7 billion (yes billion) instances in Google's database where website owners have used "click here" as linked text on their website. Let me guess, that includes you, right? But click here is seldom the best option for linked text. Take … Read more about 7 Reasons Not to Link with Click Here