The Secrets to Success, Revealed – and validated statistically!

So, guess what? All that stuff that you’re told to do that will increase your chances of being successful? All those “secrets to success”? Do them. Well, most of them. We’ve got the statistics to prove it. In March 2012 we surveyed 149 people about their “success habits” in an attempt to identify whether any of these commonly accepted “secrets of success” actually do correlate to success. Expressed differently, are these habits linked in any …

Staying Sane as a New Working Parent

Hi, I’m Peter. You know, Peter. Peter Vogopoulos. The other guy from Mirasee? *Sigh* One of the wonderful things about being part of Mirasee is connecting with awesome people who like what we do. When I say “Peter Vogopoulos” they usually say “hello”. When they hear “Mirasee”, their (virtual) faces light up and they say “Oh yeah, Danny Iny! I know him… I love his stuff. What was your name again?” Truthfully, it doesn’t bother …

Phew, what a year it’s been!

It’s been a whirlwind of a year. There were some really great moments, like my wedding, and the launch of my new book. There were also some rough moments, like losing out on the teaching position that I really wanted. And there were some interesting moments, like when Eugene Farber dubbed me the Freddy Krueger of Blogging. All in all, it’s been a great year, but I promise you one thing: next year will be …

After the wedding: "Why am I doing this, anyway?"

So I got married. The wedding was one of the most beautiful, magical nights of our lives. Within a couple of days, all of our friends and families had scattered back to their respective corners of the globe, and we had only a couple of days to recover and adjust before heading off for our honeymoon. It was the ultimate slacker vacation – a week at a resort where my wife and I (I’m practicing …

Our Magical Hin-Jew Wedding

I’m married! It’s part exciting, part surreal, and part exactly the same. And I couldn’t be happier. 🙂 The whole thing was a bit of a whirlwind. We spent months and months planning this day, and it was absolutely magical – and I don’t recall ever using that word to describe an experience before! Within a few days of the wedding, family and friends had spread back to their respective corners of the globe, and …

Take Action: Shit or Get Off the Pot Already!

A few years ago, back when I decided I wanted to help small business owners prosper through exceptional marketing and small business coaching, I signed myself into a business coaching alliance. One of the great benefits of this alliance was that it paired up the new coaching in a “buddy system”. I was paired up with “Mike”. As “buddies” we would call each other every week and check our progress. It was during one of …

Did I Hike the Himalayas?

This was inspired by Pat Flynn’s I Am a Blackbelt. True or False? Let’s have a little fun. Today, instead of the usual dose of marketing goodness, I’m going to tell you some things about myself. Eleven things, to be exact. Some of them sound pretty incredible – which makes sense, because they aren’t all true. Three of the eleven “facts” are actually lies. Care to guess which ones?

365 Days and 9 Big Things

Today is my birthday. I was born on July 12, 1983 – which means that as of today, I’ve reached the ripe old age of 28. No ifs, ands, or buts about it – I’m in my late twenties. And yesterday, I think I found a gray hair! 😉 Okay, okay, so maybe 28 isn’t thaaaat old – but I still think my birthday is a good time to take a break and look back …

It’s Time To Get Serious About Your Marketing

We need to ask you something very important. Deadly important. Is it time to get serious about your marketing? We mean really serious. Like “this is my business, it puts food on the table and I need a system” serious. If you haven’t been using a system and your marketing has been “all over the place”, or a jumble of tactics that don’t tie together, then don’t you owe it to yourself to change that?