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Don’t Create Another Facebook Poll Until You Read This!

In 2002, The Gap messed up…big time. A move that - from the outside - made perfect sense, resulted in plummeting sales and overhead costs they couldn’t quite meet. It was the beginning of the end…or at least a years-long attempt at getting back their mojo.   The Gap did what so many small companies, [...]

Don’t Create Another Facebook Poll Until You Read This! 2018-02-16T20:53:30+00:00

OMG, conversation! (and sheets)

Last week I talked about disruption as differentiation. Most people loved the insight while others argued the concept was an eye roller.   And then a few days ago, FB made an announcement that disrupted its community.Another FB algorithm change.Nothing exactly new since FB changes its algorithm almost as often as I change sheets (weekly, [...]

OMG, conversation! (and sheets) 2018-02-14T02:59:03+00:00

Tired of being told to “Be You?”

Everyone tells you to Be You. They also tell you to differentiate what you do, but let’s be honest… …being you isn’t a business proposition. And, how many ways can you really differentiate life coaching, business coaching or dog training? It’s frustrating. And so you create charts and notes trying to makes [...]

Tired of being told to “Be You?” 2018-02-16T21:12:56+00:00

When You Resent Your Job, You Have Only One Option…Break the Law

It starts with the slow simmer of putting things off. Followed by a hefty dose of resentment… Which snow balls into a full blown case of not giving a f*ck. That’s when you come to the realization that there’s only one option. Break the Law. The law that say’s there’s safety in a job [...]

When You Resent Your Job, You Have Only One Option…Break the Law 2018-02-14T02:25:04+00:00

When You’re Waiting for Everything to Be Perfect First…

When You’re Waiting for Everything to Be Perfect First. Or Have Bills Paid Off. Or Until You’re Married or Find the Perfect Tufted Ottoman at HomeGoods or are 20 Pounds Lighter and a Lot Less Needy A study* of 31,000 employees across America found that job security was a major driver for employee retention. [...]

When You’re Waiting for Everything to Be Perfect First… 2018-01-09T19:26:11+00:00

Overwork, Overdoing, Overdelivering, Overcommitting. Stop it All Ready! Really…Stop.

The curse of the “good girl” looks like giving too much, too often. Being at other peoples beck and call, the last one to leave the party because you’re washing someone else' dishes. Overdoing everything for fear of being irresponsible, getting it wrong, being bad, wondering who you would be without your good girl. But [...]

Overwork, Overdoing, Overdelivering, Overcommitting. Stop it All Ready! Really…Stop. 2018-01-09T19:28:24+00:00

How to Start an Online Business (Without Going Broke or Wanting to Shoot Yourself)

“I want to quit my corporate job and start an Online Business but I have no idea what to do first, help!” Back in 2003, I started my online business well, sort of. I didn’t know a thing about doing business online. I’d just left the advertising world and the only online revenue generating [...]

How to Start an Online Business (Without Going Broke or Wanting to Shoot Yourself) 2018-01-09T19:35:12+00:00

…these are NOT Business Builders

The Weak, the Lame, the Petty, the Irresponsible, the Needy, the Greedy, the Desperate, the Impatient, the Lazy, the Dim Witted, the Finger Pointers, the Shamers, and the It Wasn’t Me, it Was Them… Yeah, These are NOT Business Builders. Nearly 16-years ago, when I started my first consulting company I was filled with [...]

…these are NOT Business Builders 2018-01-09T19:36:48+00:00

A is for Authority, Not Asshole

There’s a stench in the air and it’s called conflict. I see it over and over again… Talented, skilled, results giving professionals conflicted with the title of authority. “I’m not an authority or an expert, I’m just someone that’s learned a few things.” The self deprecating sentiment is almost sweet. Except that it doesn’t [...]

A is for Authority, Not Asshole 2018-01-09T19:38:15+00:00

How Not to Put Your Voice on Mute

Once upon a time, I worked in the high tech industry PAD (pre-advertising-days).  I did my best to fit in with all the tech brainiacs - even wore my hair in a respectable twist, donned dark colors and as little makeup as possible…except gloss, that was and still is a non negotiable.My career took me [...]

How Not to Put Your Voice on Mute 2018-01-09T19:41:18+00:00

The Secret to Curing Writers Block So You Can Write Anything Faster

A reader say's: "Writing my "About Me" page on my website has been a thorn in my side for way too long. I feel so stressed about it because I know how important it is to get it right, I have writer's block." Performance anxiety is the worst...it feels like a meltdown. And nothing [...]

The Secret to Curing Writers Block So You Can Write Anything Faster 2018-01-09T19:46:07+00:00

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