When Surveys Attack

When Surveys Attack

I’ve designed and sent about a dozen surveys. I’ve helped companies figure out what their clients want by asking the right questions. I’ve gleamed some incredible information from these surveys and it’s helped guide my own business by understanding what people want....
The Myth of The Ideal Client

The Myth of The Ideal Client

Have you ever been to a networking group? I love networking groups. Mostly because they’re always at breakfast time and I love breakfast. In particular, I love Smitty’s breakfasts because Smitty’s has a skillet made almost entirely of meat and THEN you can get a side...
The Way We’ve Always Done Things

The Way We’ve Always Done Things

As you’ve probably come to realize, I think there are a lot of things that are broken in the business world that we just keep doing because, “that’s the way things have always been done.” From messed up meetings to hiring gone wrong, there’s a lot to choose from but...
Bringing Home The…Bronze?

Bringing Home The…Bronze?

I’m a huge fan of stand up comedy. Huge fan. One of my favorite routines is actually Jerry Seinfeld’s I’m Telling You For The Last Time. It’s very different from my usual tastes but it’s so expertly crafted that I love it. He does a piece about the Olympics that I...
The Perfect Blog Posts and Unicorn Hunting

The Perfect Blog Posts and Unicorn Hunting

There’s this one question that I always get asked that I really hate. It’s a question that I’m guessing a lot of professional writers get asked and I’m guessing they all hate it. “How do you write the perfect blog post?” First off, I knew the answer to “how do you...
Shoestrings

Shoestrings

Sometimes I love the serendipity that’s involved in discovering new artists. The rise of streaming audio has helped this immensely. At one point, one of my friends recommended that I listen to Hamilton: The Broadway Musical. They thought that I might like the...
Simple Solutions Rule The World

Simple Solutions Rule The World

Eureka moments are incredible. That moment when you discover (or at worst learn) some incredible thing that will fundamentally change the way you work or think. They’re amazing moments. We all strive for that moment of enlightenment where we make a leap forward, our...
Hate To Fail, Love To Learn

Hate To Fail, Love To Learn

I make a lot of mistakes and sometimes I can be a bit of a dumdum. It happens to the best of us. I once thought you could grow pickles and I recently found out that there is caffeine in chocolate. I’ve put frozen waffles in the cupboard because “now they were open”...
Is It Monday Yet?

Is It Monday Yet?

For about a month, my son has been throwing incredibly powerful and intense temper tantrums. They’re totally unmanageable and you basically just have to ride out the day. Some days are good. Some days are bad. This summer, we had a particularly rough go of things...
Lead, Follow, Or…Do Something Else

Lead, Follow, Or…Do Something Else

I think that a large number of businesses succeed or fail based on leadership. Sure, you have to have a good product and a market strategy but I think that too many businesses underestimate the value of great leadership. Managers are rarely chosen based on their...
Find The Next Thing To Do and Do It

Find The Next Thing To Do and Do It

Most of us have too much shit to do. Right? While there are a lot of advantages to running your own business and being your own boss, always knowing what to do next is not one of them. I remember working for people. It was great. “Here are your tasks. Rinse. Repeat.”...