December is Reinvention month. We reinvent ourselves whenever we want to level up. Because the thinking that got us here won’t get us there. Leveling up is when we make a change that makes our lives better. It often involves owning an idea we have been mulling for a while. For instance, going from ‘I […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
In many ways our customers are like us. Like attracts like, right? Having said that, what we think our customers think is important, might not be what is really important to them. Even deeper, many people think they want what they are told they want so it might not even be what they want, it’s […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
A Successful business is built around making customers ecstatic. Why ecstatic? Because ecstatic customers make your life easier. They engage with you, they help you help them. They pay well and gladly. Most importantly, they tell others. How do you define ecstatic? Start by thinking about times you felt ecstatic yourself? What was […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Ecstatic Customers make your Business Better
I AM is the stories we tell ourselves and others about who we are. It’s owning who and what we are. It’s stepping into, leaning in, embracing. Why do that? Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Yell it from the roof tops: I AM
Scott Dinsmore of Live Your Legend fame died this week and it has rocked the business blogosphere. He was a shining light and an inspiration to everyone to follow your passion to do good things in the world. Jonathan Fields has an interview with him from his Good Life Project here. I listened to it […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Scott Dinsmore
the bridge will be there. What does that bridge look like? What will happen after we take that step? That’s the thing, right? The bridge doesn’t always look the way we thought it would. Do you remember the scene in the Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade movie? He knows he has to get across […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Take the Step and …
Fear is a good thing. It keeps us from doing something stupid, like falling off a cliff, being eaten or being kicked out of the tribe – certain death if you are living tribally. But, these days with handrails, zoos and our choice of tribes, these things are not a threat to life and limb. […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
or How I learned to stop worrying and let people help by Amanda Palmer I knew I wanted to read this book because of her TED talk, plus all I heard about this book, and some of her interviews. And, of course, because of her husband, Neil Gamian; I have a fan crush on him. […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
It’s amazing what happens when you ask. You receive. The hero figure of our cultures works alone. He or she comes up against a huge problem, then goes away to figure it out on their own. They come back in a blaze and overcome the problem. If there is help, the helper is not one […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on June is ASK Month
Right off the bat, I’m making a statement in saying priorities rather than priority. Can you have more than one priority? I’m not talking about over arching goals and objectives type of priorities, rather, trying to answer the question: ‘what should I work on today?’. There is a concept called ‘highest and best use’. It […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Priorities