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...

8 Things NOT to Do Before 8 a.m.

It was only 7 a.m. and my coaching client was already stressed out. “Craig,” she wrote in her email, “I’ve been up since 5 a.m. doing yoga, meditation, gratitude journaling, and watching motivational videos on YouTube. But now it’s time to get ready for work and I...

The Power of Weakness on the Path to Success

If you search Medium for “making the most of weakness,” do you know how many articles pop up? Two. Surprising, given the fact that most—no, all—of us are a mixed back of incredible strengths and frustrating weaknesses. But in a culture that values purity, perfection,...

My Beef With Subway

When you are imprecise with language in copywriting, it conveys an impression of sloppy thinking… and can also undermine your credibility. A case in point: the new commercial from Subway that proclaims “Everybody wants to try Subway’s hot beef sandwich.”

Managing Customer Criticisms and Complaints

If you find that you are failing to follow that protocol, you must ask yourself why. Why are you pitting yourself against them?

Based on my own experience, it’s probably because you’re taking their comments personally. You’re upset. You want to defend yourself.

The Power of Five

"You're crazy. I am still sleeping at 7:30! Why would you set up a daily meeting that early?" Ted said. "You're the president of the company... Why don't you do it on your schedule?" Ted's reaction is not an unusual one when I mentioned to colleagues that I had a...

Get Those Monkeys Off Your Back!

Yesterday, we talked about the problem with "monkeys": If you are not careful, colleagues and subordinates will try get the monkeys perched on their backs to leap onto yours. Be alert for this kind of "reverse delegation." The smart manager, William Oncken, author of...

So You Want To Be A Leader?

To be a natural leader, Gary North tells us, you must serve. As an example of what he means, he refers to a book titled "Dedication and Leadership," by Douglas Hyde. Originally published in 1956, it contains a chapter that recounts how Hyde taught an overweight,...

Do One Significant Thing Every Day

"It is not the going out of port, but the coming in, that determines the success of a voyage." - Henry Ward Beecher (Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit, 1887) You come into the office, flick on the light, and -- if your inbox looks like mine -- are suddenly assaulted by...

Practice E-mail Etiquette

"It is much easier to be critical than to be correct." - Benjamin Disraeli (speech, January 24, 1860) This is not the first time I've talked about e-mail etiquette (see Message #180, "E-Mail and Return Buttons"), so if you have already heard this little speech, please...

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