Thanksgiving 2010

November 29, 2010

A couple quick, informal thoughts I recorded last week while home with family over Thanksgiving. There are so many things to be grateful for – YOU, most definitely included. Not many useful tidbits here, just me saying hi, being goofy, and most importantly, saying thank you. On a different note – ack! The holiday season […]

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I finally had a moment to review UnMarketing: Stop Marketing, Start Engaging by Scott Stratten. Scott, on Twitter, is insightful, caring, goofy, personable, and inspiring. I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised then when I found his brand-name book insightful, caring, goofy, personable, and inspiring. Add honest and entertaining and straightforward to the list for […]


Wow, there were so many fantastic responses to my post last week on the importance of your Why in accomplishing, well…anything. Thank you for sharing what drives you! Thanks, specifically, to John T. Meyer for sharing his thoughts and the link to this TED video from Simon Sinek: I recorded my thoughts on your Why, […]

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Why Your Why is So Important

September 2, 2010

I just recorded a super-casual, quick thought on your Why: (If you can’t see the video, click here.) Do you remember Why you’re doing this? Whatever your “this” might be? (This business, this project, this job, this venture, whatever.) Think about your Why – is it grounded in a goal for yourself or for others? […]


There’s nothing better than late-night, sunken-eyed, bursts of clarity. I was struck the other evening with how many people are paralyzed by fear. So much so that they end of doing nothing. They end up NEVER doing ANYTHING. You’re too good for that. Here’s why (if you cannot see the video below, you can watch […]


Spending a weekend connecting, talking business, and taking intentional action with like-minded friends drums up a lot of powerful thoughts. Here’s one: Look around at your friends, at the folks you spend most of your precious time with – are they bringing you up, or are they bringing you down?


We all have folks in business that we admire. We look at their success, we look at their list of accomplishments, we look at their current state and wish we had it. Even just a piece of it. We CAN have it, you know. Because those successes? They all started somewhere. They all made the […]


Yup, it’s a bold statement. Just watch it. Powerful, eh? Immediate reactions?