Cultivate a Bold Approach, Not a Business Plan

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Sometimes I think a business plan is the biggest obstacle to actually getting things done. And I realize that sounds strange coming from someone who has offered a webinar on productivity. But it’s not the day-to-day to-do list type planning I’m referring to here. It’s the long-term forecast-type planning I mean. Spending too much time […]

How to Get Ahead by Letting Go

How to Get Ahead by Letting Go

“… in my brain I had five years to get a staff together and be able to take some time off and be able to kind of enjoy things.” – Andy King, co-owner of A&J King Artisan Bakers What is it that you really want from your business? Where is it that you’d like to […]

The Power of a Well-Placed No

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If you’re in the early days of your business, you can skip this post. It’s not for you. In the early days, you don’t need to learn how to say no. In the early days of your business, it’s important — for survival’s sake — to say “yes” more often than “no.” But give it […]

The Marketing Secret That’s Hiding in Plain Sight

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There’s a blatant lack of information about one crucial ingredient to successful marketing that no one seems to want to talk about. You know what that means, right? I’m going to write about it, of course. The secret marketing ingredient no one ever seems to mention is …

You’ve Gotta Be You

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To be nobody but myself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting. –e.e. cummings, poet (1894-1962) This is such a sweet time of year. The hectic days leading […]