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Want to engage someone? Try this…

You’ve likely had this experience. You meet someone at a networking event and you introduce yourself You start with your name – ‘Hi, I’m Joe Smith’. And then… almost certainly… you tell them your title or your job. ‘I’m the VP of Stuff at Company X’ or ‘I’m an accountant’, or ‘I own Business Y’. […]

Your Business Doesn’t Need a Purpose…or does it?

Business success is as simple as making more than you spend. Isn’t it? One Story… Stan is a business owner – he owns a fitness studio and has had some success over the last 7 years or so. He did a lot of research up front and found a great location in a part of […]

What? How? Why? And the story of your life…

The story of your life (so far) is what it is.  As a business owner or leader you have made choices that have created the path that leads to where you are at this point in time.  It’s your story and in that story, your Why exists…and it turns out that your “Why” is the […]

Why? Why? Why?

Illustration from Tom Fishburne Why? Why? Why? If you have been following the news lately, Verizon recently made an announcement that sent many of their loyal customers into a frenzy, ready to jump ship for another wireless plan. They have clarified and retracted the announcement, but that misstep created a windfall for their competitors. As […]

Are you Feeding your Prospective Clients?

Your prospective clients are hungry…are you feeding them good stuff? Whether we like it or not you have to have a presence on the internet…if I hear about you from a friend, if I meet you at a networking event and get your card or if I stumble across you on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook […]

Lessons from The Last Lecture–A book Review

"Remember, the brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. The brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough."   – Randy Pausch, The […]