It’s time to stop being bland, to stop sucking

Your bland. Heck I’ve been bland. I’ve been watering down my content even when I’ve said that I won’t water it down anymore. Today I’m going to talk about how you stop watering down your content and why you should wear yourself out there where your customers can see it.

Some thoughts on figuring out your 5 differentiators

Some questions about your business: What is your favourite thing to do and sell? What part of your work gets you jumping out of bed with energy? What thing in your industry do you hate? What do you hate about how you currently work? What is the most profitable thing you do and sell? Who […]

Where do you turn when things are crappy?

It’s been a tough week. My dog of 12 years was put down on Monday. I’ve had all manner of technology problems. My wife has been out with work a bunch and I’ve had to be there for three grieving kids. Today I’m going to talk more about mental health and how to make sure […]

Salvaging Bad Projects and Creating Customer Moments

When people assess an experience, they tend to forget or ignore its length — a phenomenon called “duration neglect.” Instead, they seem to rate the experience based on two key moments: (1) the best or worst moment, known as the “peak”; and (2) the ending. Psychologists call it the “peak-end rule.” – The Power of […]

What are you going to do about it?

We are overloaded with daily opportunities to learn. It starts early, from the time we read our morning newspapers, it ends late, after we’ve watched the late night news before bedtime, and we’re hit all day in between with digital feeds and streaming news reports. Then there are the magazines, books, people, seminars, and training […]

The Starting Key to Being Productive

Finding a good productivity system is so much more than the mechanics of whatever tool you use. In fact, almost every tool is more or less the same. They have due dates, and start dates. You can organize things into projects and sub-folders. Some of them allow collaboration and some don’t. Some follow Agile methods […]

Are You Measuring The Gain or the Gap?

I just finished reading Michael Hyatt’s, Your Best Year Ever. Yup the review is coming. Today I want to talk about one of the ideas in that book. Most times we measure the gap. The distance we have to go till we reach…success…or whatever we’re striving for. Till we match the success of someone we […]

151 – Avoiding Hardship

Too many people avoid any sense of hardship in their lives. They fear they can’t handle it or that they’ll be judged or rejected. – High Performance Habits …and… Our culture today is obsessively focused on unrealistically positive expectations: Be happier. Be healthier. Be the best, better than the rest. – The Subtle Art of […]

You Do You, I’ll Do Me

When you see to improve yourself as a leader by following the popular approach of trying to adopt certain personality traits or even mimic leadership styles of successful leaders, you’re heading out on a divergent path away from the outcome you’re actually seeking. That’s because transferring an attribute like “charisma” from one person to yourself […]

Mark Schinnerer and The Success Grower

Today I talk to Mark Schinnerer about his book The Success Grower. I read the book the week it came out, and I very much enjoyed the content. The 8 Elements might be something you’ve heard before, but the way Mark threads story through the book, sets it apart from the standard ‘business’ or ‘self-help’ […]

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