1.31.2013

You Can’t Always Get What You Want Right Now.

You can’t always get what you want right now. Whether it is a pay raise, closing the biggest deal of your life, or just having your boss agree with you — sometimes you can’t have what you want when you


1.30.2013

Losers Don’t Listen.

Just because you’re the smartest person in your head doesn’t mean you’re the smartest person anywhere else. Being unwilling to listen just makes you more stupid.  And cripples your chances of moving your business past the obstacles in your way.


1.29.2013

How To Unstick Lame Marketing Messages And Dominate Your Industry.

One of the biggest problems that sales and marketing teams face is delivering a message that receives a response.  Any response. It doesn’t matter what you are selling, presenting, or the results that you were trying to achieve; if you


1.28.2013

Jesus Doesn’t Do Lazy.

No amount of religion or spirituality can replace good old fashioned hard work. There are a lot of excuses that we  use to justify not working as hard as we should. One of the most deceptive excuses is religion. Instead


1.25.2013

You Can Only Do What You Can Dream.

You can’t achieve what you don’t believe. That might sound silly, sassy, or down-right stupid.  But it’s reality. It’s the reason why quotas don’t work with your sales people, why you struggle to get your managers to hit deadlines, and


1.22.2013

The Ultimate Edgy Guide To Getting Things Done.

Being successful in business means that you master the art of time management. Over the last few decades, countless books have been written on ways to get things done more efficiently. And while no one plan works for everyone, there


1.21.2013

Knowing A Lot Doesn’t Mean A Lot.

One time or another, you’ve had the thought running through your head that if you only knew more you would be more successful in life. It’s only natural to think that. Most of the first 20 years of your life


1.18.2013

The Only Thing You Need To Know Right Now.

The secret to being successful isn’t that you know every step from start to finish before you get started. In fact, most of the time that is just not possible. Which is emotionally paralyzing. When you are not sure where


1.17.2013

14 Things You Can’t Do.

You can’t learn if you aren’t willing to listen. You can’t care less about others and expect them to care more about you. You can’t give up and find a solution anyway. You can’t be passive aggressive and not get


1.16.2013

How To Stop Running Out Of Business Opportunities.

Lack of opportunity isn’t your problem. Vision is. And bravery. We often try to make our business problems about what we don’t have. Not enough medication. Not enough money. Not enough time. Not the right location. It comes naturally to


1.15.2013

The One Thing That Matters More Than What You Do.

The results of your actions have little to do with what you are actually doing and almost everything to do with your attitude. Which is ironic because we spend most of our time creating lists and getting organized and listing


1.14.2013

The Magic Of Believing That You Can Make It.

If you are struggling right now to lead your business to growth then you are probably concerned that you don’t have the right business plan, the right sales people, or enough marketing.  But the reality is that you need something


1.12.2013

How To Think Like Zuck.

EKATERINA WALTER is a social innovator at Intel. A recognized business and marketing thought leader , she is a regular contributor to Mashable, Fast Company, Huffington Post, and other leading-edge print and online publications. Walter has been featured in Forbes


1.10.2013

If It’s Not One Thing.

You usually find another thing and use it as an excuse for not being awesome. Ever noticed how each opportunity to do something amazing is accompanied by endless explanations for not trying at all? If it’s not time that holds


1.8.2013

What To Do When You Want To Do It All.

One of the amazing opportunities of life is that it can be anything that you make it.  Whatever you want to achieve you can make happen. It’s not easy, but possible.  Frankly, that’s also a problem. What do you do


1.7.2013

8 Business Lessons Your Mom Taught You Better Than Business School.

Sometimes the best business lessons are the ones we’ve know the longest.  Success at business is no easy chore.  It takes discipline, focus, and a set of core values that guide you around the emotions and stress of daily combat.


1.4.2013

It’s Normal For People To Not Like You.

You’re never not going to have critics.  And it’s probably always going to bother you. The harsh truth about being successful is that you are going to make people irrationally mad at you in the process.  It’s  inevitable.  Part of


1.3.2013

Everything You Say Doesn’t Need To Be A Sales Pitch.

Enough already. For the sake of all that is holy, we need a “Come to Jesus” discussion right now about marketing, the ever-important “call to action”, and our perverted insistance on non-stop sales messaging. Why does every email, text message,


1.2.2013

14 Bad Habits Guaranteed To Stop You From Being A Business Superstar.

Success in life most often comes down to eliminating bad habits. Here are a few of them that plague business leaders: Stop paying so much attention to what your competition is doing.  Just because they are nit-wits doesn’t mean that