Courage Is For Other People

Courage is for the people who have no choice, people like Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiava who were rescued last week after being lost at sea for six months. Courage is for people who are gifted, people like Stanley Kubrick, … READ ON >

Expectations

“We can each define ambition and progress for ourselves. The goal is to work toward a world where expectations are not set by the stereotypes that hold us back, but by our personal passion, talents and interests.” — Sheryl Sandberg … READ ON >

How To Create Raving Fans

Don’t be average or really good. Be worth noticing and commenting on. I wish I could just end it right there, but some of you need the extra push. Fans feel an obligation to share news about you. They are … READ ON >

Being In The Right Place …

… is all about being in place. So that whenever someone searches for things for themselves, they’ll find you. You’ll know you have found that place when it feels most like you haven’t. Everyone else is over there, seemingly sane, … READ ON >

Hear the Old Whistle Blowing

Gord Downie has died. The front man of The Tragically Hip and Canada’s Shakespeare has left a hole in our nation that you could drive a truck through. You’d think I would have so much to say about it, and … READ ON >

Quit Doing Work That Pays

Start doing work that matters. Almost every business focuses on working in a predictable way. If you go into one financial planning office, you have essentially just walked into most financial planning offices. There is nothing interesting going on. They … READ ON >

The 7 (Actually 8!) Questions I Wish You’d Ask Me …

… regarding how to matter more to your audience, attract interest and new business.   1. Is it possible to overcommunicate? Depends on what you tweet. I’m kidding (mostly). The question to ask is whether or not your message is … READ ON >

The More You Give

“The more you give, the less you need.” – Stephen Richards   When I am out on the road, I meet a lot of people who read the blog, and I am always thrilled by these conversations. Blogging is my … READ ON >

Preach To The Converted

When someone says “you are preaching to the converted” they are telling you that you’re wasting your time. “Why are you telling me? I’m already a believer. You’re wasting your time. Go find a heathen and get to work.” I … READ ON >

Seeing The Other Side

“Any fool can know. The point is to understand.” – Albert Einstein   Every problem seems easier to solve when we’re talking to people who share our worldview. Every idea sounds incredible and fantastic when we are sharing it with … READ ON >