How to swim with sharks …and not get eaten

Every successful business that I’ve ever known uses partnerships. It’s a force multiplier and when done well can become a massive accelerator for your business.  The key is to setup the arrangement well…meaning you get value from it, as does your partner. I was having a public discussion with a person worried about doing business […]

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Winding the clock…and looking into the future

It was a little jolt. On Tuesday morning I woke up and wrote like every other day. Grabbed a cup of coffee, listened to the outdoors, and used my “creative time” as well as I could. When I’d finished everything up, been tackled by all the kids, and grabbed a bite… I finally opened my […]

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The Best Way To Increase Your Sales

I see sooo many ads about funnels, strategies, and sales. They crowd the newsfeed, fill your inbox, and show up in the mail. Everybody talking about the “tip of the week”, or the super-duper-secret technique guaranteed to fulfill all your biggest dreams. It feeds the hype cycle and makes it harder for everyone to grow. […]

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Do you celebrate the little things too?

Yesterday was Eli’s birthday. He turned 9, and ran around all day with the typical energy expected of Taz. He ran and played.  Opened a couple of little gifts from his brothers and sisters.  Smiled and laughed as we sang Happy Birthday.  And burned sticks in the fire on our patio. No big extravagant presents, parties…just a nice day of little victories.  This […]

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