Smart Business Show – The Comparison Trap

Today we’re going to talk a bit more about a post from a few weeks back when I examined the comparison trap that most of us fall in to when we look at those who are slightly ahead of us. My long post on comparing yourself and why it kills your business

More Talk about Your 10 Constraints

Welcome to The Smart Business Show, now on a Wednesday. Moving forward, this will be the day that we launch the show. Today I’m talking about your 10 constraints. These are the 10 things I think you need to dig into if you want to get more stuff done. Far from being something that holds […]

Must be nice to have such a “cushy” job

I got an email from a local web agency recently. I’ve done work for them in the past and it’s been okay to work with them. Nothing outstanding, but nothing terrible. Recently we were talking about more work and when I talked about my limited schedule the owner took a bit of exception with that. […]

Can You Make Good Decisions When Things Are Tough?

The greats you look up to are just like you. They made hard decisions in the midst of odds that others faced. They kept going when it was hard. That’s what you must do “No,” Merridy continued, her face looking thoughtful, “I think he was probably not much different than us. He was a hero, […]

What will you do next week to build your marketing?

Today I’m talking about a set of emails from Mario. Mario emailed me and said: I started my business (development shop) last year and hired two developers to help me with the projects, I want to grow my business. Lately I’m getting trouble to get more leads (and projects) and now most of my revenue […]

Having Alternate Plans

The problem that a lot of businesses have is that they always want to assume that everything is going to go aces all day. That they’ll be maximally productive all the time. Oh and don’t forget the unicorn tears that they drink at their fancy desk in the glass cube that happens to be dog […]

After “living the dream” why did Adam Warner get a job?

I’ve known Adam around WordPress for a few years but when we met at WooConf, I was very intrigued with his story. He is a cofounder of FooPlugins and ran that as his only job for 4 years. Most people would say he was living the dream, but then he went out and took a […]

What Are Your Hobbies?

Today I’m going to keep going on the theme of being more “me” and tell you a bunch about the rest of the things I enjoy and do. The links to my other “places” online are below if you’re interested in following up with me in many places. I can see why you would be, […]

The ONLY Thing You Don’t Let Get Away from your is Family

To achieve an extraordinary result you must choose what matters most and give it all the time it demands. This requires getting extremely out of balance in relation to all other work issues, with only infrequent counterbalancing to address them. – The One Thing Tom and his social media sabbatical Say no to the hustle […]