Have you ever considered quitting? Neither had I. But since hearing Seth Godin speak about his book, The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches you When to Quit (and When to Stick), last year it's constantly been on my mind. In The Dip, Seth suggests that all successful people know one thing before they … Read more about Small Business Success Advice: Quit
A couple weeks ago I got into a nice, heated debate with a friend over how manipulated we are by media - specifically commercials. My friend's position was that you're manipulated only if you're 'weak of mind.' He believes that if you're aware that someone's trying to manipulate you with … Read more about Small Business Marketing Advice: Should You Use Subliminal Advertising?
Benjamin Franklin was a blogger - without a doubt. He may not have had a computer to share his thoughts, nor the internet to spread them. But he did have a printing press where he printed regular installments of Poor Richard's Almanack. Ben Franklin was known to have a sharp and witty mind and a … Read more about What Benjamin Franklin Knew About Social Media
One of the things I hear constantly from people I work with is that they want the work they do to have meaning. Just yesterday I was speaking with a prospective client who told me, "I can't just make money. I need to make a difference in people's lives. I need to help people and know that my … Read more about Can Your Business Make Money and Have Purpose?
You've gotta watch this all the way through. It's short - just a couple of minutes. Then, I want to hear what you're thoughts are... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCbXcxCARkI (can't find replacement video) … Read more about The Perfect Husband
You wouldn't believe how often I hear statements like this. And from intelligent, engaging and interesting people. People who are professional and well-spoken. Without a doubt we fear writing. But why? I've thought about this questions a bunch over the years. But seldom have I considered writing … Read more about "I’d Like To Blog, But I Just Can’t Write"
I get this question a lot from people. I guess I've been fortunate enough to meet so many bloggers that it's hard to say. Would I like to meet Darren Rowse or Brian Clark? Sure. I'd love to look them both in the eye and thank them for everything they've taught me about blogging. It'd be great to … Read more about Which Blogger Would You Most Like to Meet?
As far back as I can remember I've wanted to make a difference in people's lives. When I was 3 years old, I told my parents I was going to be a firefighter so I could â€œmake people's houses not burn down.â€ Around 10 I decided I wanted to be a doctor so I could help sick kids. By the … Read more about Life Has Just One Constant…
Check out this link (pay close attention to the domain name). Then come back and let's talk about it. What do you think? And let us know why you think the way you do. Thanks to Dan Cederholm for helping me find this little ditty. … Read more about Do Websites Need To Look Exactly The Same In Every Browser?
As most of you know, my wife and I have been expecting our third child any day now. By our calculations, she's about 12 days overdue. Being 12 days overdue would alarm a lot of doctors. But we're not working with a doctor. As with our first two children, we're planning a home birth supported by a … Read more about Oops, We Made A Mistake…
I can't tell you how many calls and emails I get from small business owners who have had a bad experience with their web designer or their marketing coach. It seems so common. Maybe 1 in 3 of the people who contact me do so because they've not gotten what they've needed from the person they're … Read more about Be Careful Who You Ask For Help With Your Business
Boy do Liz and I have an interesting conversation going on about relationships. My last question to her, if you recall, was how has your blog changed the way you think about relationships? She titled her response: I Knew Everything about Relationships Until an Audience Came. You've gotta take a … Read more about How Are Your Online Relationships Different From Your Offline Relationships?