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, [...]
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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, [...]
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 [...]
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’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. [...]
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 [...]
“I’m sorry I ignored you” the email began. It was 2008. I’m at my home office and this was the email I received from a young woman I met at a marketing conference - she was working on a project for me. I had emailed her one week after our initial sharing of notes about [...]
“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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]