One of my networking partners invited me to a sporting event. With only two days notice, you can imagine the shuffling it took to make it all work out. You never know who you will meet (friends, clients and more). Networking through association can be fruitful and fun!
Every time I teach a class, I learn. I learn what is the pulse of the greater business community and what THEY need to learn. What do I need to remove? What do I need to add? What are the current hot buttons? What is “So Yesterday?”. It’s the difference between talking at, vs talking […]
A client sent me an email that his new assistant found a couple of typos on a two year old website. I told him I would fix them but it would cost $50. I was fixing something that I copied and pasted from their old website. When I received a check for only half, I […]
Pets can be a connector. In person they are always the topic of conversation. On-line they can be just as much of a conversation starter. In fact, the two most shared things or the internet is #1 Kittens and #2 Bacon. Don’t over do it. Unless you are a celebrity like Angry Kitty, your pet […]
By now… you have realized that the best laid plans have been put out with the Thanksgiving turkey carcass! The crossroads of getting ‘er done and getting ready for you next adventure stands before you like a line in the sand! Finish what you started, and start what you plan to finish next year! That’s […]
It seems we often use holidays to help us remember and thank groups of people. If you run or work in s small business… Everyday is Thanksgiving. Be thankful for each new and past client, each new and past project, and do your best to show all of your clients, staff, power partners and vendors… […]
Most of us love having the latest technology because it makes our lives better, our communications faster, and our networks closer. But sometimes going low-tech suits your audience better. With the barrage of high tech communication, sometimes a slip of paper can be more effective. Just be sure to encourage recycling!
No matter what the task… it often takes a cognitive collective to sometimes make your best ideas completely come to life. You can bang your head against the wall sometimes, when just a little outside perspective… can help you see things in a new light! Don’t be too proud to ask for opinions and advice!
I was asked to teach a class to people working hard to get back on their feet. It’s not about their past, it’s not about their present, it’s about the future. You never know when you teach a bunch of people, which ones will catch a spark of inspiration. Be the flint… hopefully you can […]
We work so hard. We plan, prepare, do spreadsheets, have meetings, market, advertise, get advise, give advise… but sometimes we are just not in control. Life happens and nature runs it’s course. If you are affected then ask for help, if not then lend a hand to those in need.