In 2011, Stop Putting Off Your Dreams

Some of us make attempts to accomplish a few life and business goals. But how many people do you know who put everything on the line to pursue their deepest, most life-changing dreams? How many don’t wait until “someday” to go after the things they want?

4 Tips for Greater “Stick-to-itiveness”

When there’s so many different things vying for our attention, and especially when we’re feeling more than a little burned out with our current efforts, a little “stick-to-itiveness” can go a long way. Here are a few ideas for developing the trait.

3 Common Blind Spots for Small Business Owners

Generally, we come up with plans, ways we’re going to market our businesses, manage them, and keep things growing and moving along smoothly, but what are we missing? Are there blind spots that could potentially be fatal to the success of our companies?

4 Strategies for Getting Unstuck

The past few months have been filled with dilemmas; I’ve found myself struggling to find solutions to them on occasion. While figuring out how to move forward with something can be frustrating, there are a few strategies I’ve stumbled on to help me get unstuck.

Make Them Love You: Customer Service Lessons from Alice

Recently, I stumbled across a new service called Alice that lets you buy all of your household essentials online. Alice is awesome, and as soon as I figured out just exactly how awesome Alice was, I couldn’t wait to tell everyone I knew about the service.

Apple Crowned Marketer of the Decade: Here’s Why

AdAge bestowed a major honor on Apple on Monday, naming it the first marketer of the decade for this millennium. There’s no denying that Apple’s brand is stronger than ever right now, but how did it get there, and can it stay that way?

Ambition: Are You Hungry?

ambition, n.: an earnest desire for some type of achievement and the willingness to strive for its attainment

Thinking about ambition reminds me of Steve Jobs’ 2005 commencement address at Stanford. The words “stay hungry” have followed me ever since reading them.

The Moving To-Do List

At the end of the day, we look at our to-do list list, but there’s one item that didn’t get completed, so we move it to tomorrow’s list, but tomorrow, the same thing happens, and it keeps happening. I call these items a “moving to-do list”

Passion, 18-Hour Days and Lessons from Mister Rogers

If you’re reading this post, chances are good that you have a business that you’re trying to get off the ground, so it’s likely that one of the main questions you ask yourself fairly often is, “How can I make my business a success?