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...

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...

Are You Too Old to Pursue Your Dream?

When it comes to having the courage to make a major change in one's life, my memory takes me back many years ago to a chance meeting in Palm Springs, California, where a friend and I happened to stop in at a hotel lounge one evening. Without fanfare, the act for the...

Entrepreneurial Lessons From The Blue Whale

The first day, our new restaurant was jam-packed. People queued up to sample the food, and we immediately made a profit. We had an incredible chef, and the waiters were efficient and always full of alacrity. The restaurant thrived that whole summer, and our reputation spread across town.

Fast-Response Bonus

One of the most effective weapons in your marketing arsenal is urgency. Urgency makes your prospective customer feel that he has to take action and respond to your offer immediately. Your job is to give him a good reason to do it.

How to Survive Excessive Recession Hand Wringing

Has the looming recession got you scared yet?

The mainstream media sure hopes so. Sells more newspapers, boosts cable ratings on CNN and Fox and MSNBC, makes the populace hyper-aware (like jittery squirrels gathering nuts in a dog park), and gives advertisers a tidy little narrative to help position their products.

How to Be More Productive

I'm the type of person who tends to be a perfectionist.  It is my natural instinct to keep working on a project until it is as good as it possibly can be.  Perhaps you can even relate to this yourself? Over the years as a business owner, I've learned that...

Watching TV Is Bad For Your Energy

When I tell people how bad TV watching is, I often am told about how many good TV shows there are. It's true. But that makes the problem worse. There is a lot of good material being aired, but that doesn't make TV watching good for you. Watching the boob tube is a...

How To Make Your Guilt Work For You

Guilt, modern-day pop psychologists tell us, is a bad thing. "You are a good person," they tell us. "If you've done something bad, it's not your fault. It's due to your upbringing, your DNA, or the bartender who served you those extra drinks. So rather than flog...

Selling Yourself: The Secret Of The 100,000 Buckets

After finishing my copywriting program, one of my students decided to "get serious" about his future. He carefully studied the portion of the course that dealt with getting clients and did exactly what it said to do. He went to the local library, photocopied the part...

What I Learned About Leadership From Dance Lessons

Several years ago, I reluctantly agreed to take ballroom dance lessons. I’m glad I did. When you begin a modern marriage (listen up, young 'uns), you both go into it as partners. The arrangement you presume is that you are going to be in charge of some things and she...

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