Productivity Tips for Mobilepreneurs From “The Lincoln Lawyer”

In Michael Connelly’s thriller, “The Lincoln Lawyer,” the main character Mick Haller does most of his business out of a Lincoln Town Car, hence the title. The way Mick Haller…

Taking Care of Yourself Just As Important as Taking Care of Business

There have been numerous studies that state that not sleeping in, or brushing your teeth twice a day, or making your bed every morning can add years to your life….

The Dangers of Dreaming Big

I first met Brian about a few years ago through a friend at a party.  He quickly pitched to me a grand business idea that involved selling video games over…

Don’t Be Evil

The founders of Google have a motto, “Don’t be evil.” There are people who have good intentions, and want to make a lot of money. But there are also people…

Passion Fuels Success

When I was in college, I knew a guy – we’ll call him Robert – who was obsessed with the Denver Broncos.  That’s all Robert ever talked about.  Now, perhaps…

Multiple Identity Crisis

I have an associate who introduces himself in the following manner: “I’m Jack. I’m a photographer, a massage therapist, and I’m also a programmer.” His business card actually says all…

The “Starving Artist” Meme

Artists seem to avoid entrepreneurship like it is the plague. Many artists think making art for money is “selling out,” or that money will somehow pollute their artistic integrity, or…

Apple’s Business Unit Strategy

Admiring Apple for only its well-designed products and clever commercials is only scratching the surface. Apple is actually a great case study on brilliant business modeling. Apple treats every product…

Self-Accountability Empowers Solopreneurs

Having a strong sense of self-accountability is the cornerstone of success and productivity. Self-accountability simply means you are holding yourself responsible for your successes and failures. Most of us feel…

Creative Tribes

Even without my practice, I have an eclectic group of creative people in my life. My creative tribe includes filmmakers, glass mosaic artists, photographers, writers, dog trainers, programmers, entrepreneurs, dance…

10 Productivity Tips for Solopreneurs

Solopreneurs by definition work alone.  They are the masters of their domain.  They take orders from no one, and they give orders to no one.  They are 100% accountable for…

The Solution is in the Problem

One of my clients came to me with the goal of trying to get into the craft business. For now, let’s call him Dale. Like many entrepreneurial artists, Dale had…