My Confession

Here it is. I’ve been around a lot and have learned quite a bit. But… Even as “smart” as I am, occasionally it takes the Universe a LOT of work to get me to see an  important lesson. In other words, sometimes I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed. Once in a while I […]

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Three Little Words

The words we use either encourage us to be creative and optimistic or they shut us down, give us a smaller view of possibilities, and weaken us. The words we use define our personal reality to ourselves as well as to others, and they have a very real effect on what we allow ourselves to […]

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Beating Overload

This article deals with time, which is going by too fast anyway. So I’m going to ask just a very little of  yours to tell you how to get more out of it. I promise you’ll gain time from the minutes you spend  reading this. Lots of people in my life are going around with […]

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Why I’ll Never Write Another Indoctrination Email

Ok, I admit it… I pay a lot of attention to language. Often times too much. (And I’m sure sometimes not enough) And herein lies my trouble with the term “indoctrination email.” Now, I understand that indoctrinate means “to instruct especially in fundamentals or rudiments.” (merriam-webster.com) And I get that the synonyms are educate, teach, […]

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Your subscriber count means nothing if you do this…

Your email list. For many business owners it is one of their most prized possessions. At conventions business owners can often be heard boasting pridefully about how many subscribers they have. Reactions can often be heard. “Wow, that’s awesome!” “Damn, how long did it take to build up that list.” “Don’t worry, it takes time […]

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