The Incredible Value of Recognition (and How You Can Keep It Going All Year Long)

A few years ago, I worked as an editor for a small publishing house. To the employees' chagrin, the owners knew nothing about management—including the critical role of lifting up their team. I collaborated with some talented people at that company—creative writers,...

The Limitless Profit of Generosity

As a young boy, I remember watching a television show called, “Circle Square.” It was something like a Christian-values version of Sesame Street—with a much catchier theme song. One of the biggest lessons the strange-looking Circle Square puppets taught me was to give...

In Case You Missed Bitcoin’s Epic Rise…

Over the weekend in Denver, my friends and I hosted an annual charity event—a sort of business and investment bootcamp that ended with around $100,000 worth of toys being donated to kids in low-income families. It was a lot of fun, and I really want to thank the...

How Content Marketer Chirag Kulkarni Launched a Top NY Marketing Firm—And What He Can Teach You About Marketing in 2018

The founder of New York-based marketing agency Taco, Chirag Kulkarni is, by his own admission, something of an “accidental” marketing specialist. Curiosity is what vaulted him into the SEO/content realm, which then grew a business serving clients like...

7 Simple Steps To More Sales

Making money is easy. Here's how it's done. It all starts with keeping your emails as simple as possible. Here's my profit winning email formula. 1) Create curiosity with an intriguing subject line 2) Continue to create curiosity with the first line (since this shows...

A Free Way to Come Up in Google’s Top 10

Getting to the top of a search engine results page is a never-ending quest for Internet business owners. But guess what? I’ve found that banging out a few short articles – on a subject I already know – has a powerful effect on the amount of traffic my websites get. And you can harness this power for yourself by following a few simple guidelines…

Making Time Your Ally

You can be the envy of every stockbroker… floor trader… and intra-day trader who is a prisoner of the flashing green and red indicators on his laptop. They all have to pay attention to the market. Every day. All the time.

The Problem with Habits

The old Ballantyne farm where I grew up lies in the fertile lands of Southwestern Ontario. On our property you'll be treated to a great bounty of what Mother Nature has to offer. There are rolling hills where my father planted corn, flat stretches of fields where he...

Make Your Problem Solving Skills 3x Stronger

"Problems are only opportunities in work clothes." - Henry J. Kaiser (1882-1967) According to an article in the MIT Sloan Management Review (covered in a recent issue of  Executive Leadership), good problem solvers use different parts of their brains to solve...

Honesty, Integrity, and All That

"The measure of any man's virtue is what he would do, if he had neither the laws nor public opinion, nor even his own prejudices, to control him." - William Hazlitt (Characteristics, 1823) I like the general idea of honesty and integrity and would like to think of...

The Most Important Persuasion Tip

"If you would convince others, seem open to conviction yourself." - Lord Chesterfield (Letters to His Son, Feb. 22, 1748) When I critique advertising copy, I use a bag full of tricks I've collected over the years to make the job easy and quick. I've detailed these in...

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