12 Ways Businesses & Entrepreneurs Can Give Thanks

Volunteering and giving to charities are good for businesses and entrepreneurs, especially for their brand. It’s also good karma in general.  Your community is the reason why your business exists….

You Are Not Your Resume

One of my colleagues, Chris, was laid-off from his job in the hospitality industry about a year ago.  It pretty much crushed his soul. After a year of finding no…

4 Reasons Establishing Relationships More Important Than Establishing Sales

I ran into my old pal Brian again.  And, again, he started pitching his weight loss supplements.  And, again, he did not succeed.  I diplomatically explained to Brian that I…

Branding = Customer Experience

Your logo is not your brand. Your messaging is not your brand. Your marketing is not your brand. Marketing, product lines, messaging, ads, niche, logos… these are components of your…

12 Common Negative Mental Scripts

We all have some variation of a negative mental script that we tell over and over again.  It’s whatever story we keep telling people about ourselves.  We keep telling the…

The Age of Personal Accountability

Be accountable for… the credit card debts you’ve accumulated and haven’t paid off the mortgage for the oversized house you cannot afford gambling your money on the stock market when…

Don’t Build a Business Around Hate

Some entrepreneurs will build a business around something they hate.  They hate chopping onions, so they invent an automatic onion-chopping device.  They hate walking, so they invent a machine that…

Fear of Money and Wealth

One of my clients had a billing dispute with a service provider. The service provider said, “Oh, I don’t do it for the money.” Yet she charges for membership, and…

Debunking The First-To-Market Myth

Many people are afraid to startup a new business because they believe they need an original idea in order to get started.  They are discouraged by trite startup mantras like,…

To Decide Is to Act

If you look up the word “decide,” most dictionaries will say something to effect of “making up one’s mind.” When you look at the actual Latin origin of the word,…

Useless Tools

  I was assembling a bookshelf today (yes, I still read physical books), and I was dumbfounded and frustrated with the tiny wrench thingy that came with it to put…

Skill vs. Capacity

A skill is usually a measureable ability, whether it is physical or mental. The ability to code a website from scratch in less than an hour, or the ability to…


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