Word of Mouth

As a small business owner, I make a point of checking in with myself every few months to assess what's working to grow my business and what's not. With the lion's share of attention these days around how to market goods and services going to pull … [Read more]

Until It’s Not

My daughter and I were sitting on the front porch yesterday, enjoying the sun and visiting with each other. Just home from her freshman year in college, she’s brimming with excitement for the summer ahead and having time off from her studies to work … [Read more]

Could You Be Addicted to Starting?

I have a confession to make: I'm a start addict. I LOVE to start new things. Always have since I can remember. My computer's hard drive is loaded with all manner of projects I've started. The notebooks I've been keeping since I was 10 are … [Read more]

“Time to Bring in the Professionals”

Home Depot has done a magnificent job of branding itself around the do-it-yourself (DIY) culture. The ads they pay a lot of money to run during major league sporting events emphasize this side of their brand with a quick and powerful punch … [Read more]

You’ve Got a Business to Run

You’ve got a business to run...and the content you create or curate is the fuel that keeps the engine humming and the lights on. It’s what will allow you to go the distance, to see the sights, to make the ride a trip of a lifetime. Without … [Read more]

A Matter of Timing

On the Master List of Human Challenges™, timing lands somewhere in the top 5, depending on the day. When it comes to creating and publishing content, timing has more to do with our audience's readiness for it than it does with our own … [Read more]

The One that Got Away

Early in my teaching career, when I was still wet behind the ears and still developing my professional confidence, I lost sleep at night from thinking too much about the one or two problem students who just didn't "get it." You can imagine the … [Read more]

My First Year in Podcasting

One of my favorite quotes of all time is by Gretchen Rubin, New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More … [Read more]