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?

It’s the New Year… are you Resolved?

Resolved? Huh? What I’m really asking about is New Year’s resolutions. I don’t mean the usual type of resolutions – the ones that prompt us to buy gym memberships that go unused, wall planners full of goals that are never met, and thigh-masters that we store in the closet for a couple of years before trying to pawn them off in a yard sale. No, I’m asking about a whole different kind of resolution. These …

Late Nights and Limping: About How Accountability Partners Push You Farther Than You Thought You Could Go

I’ve got accountability on the brain. Here’s the story. I’ve worked some long days and late nights this week. On Tuesday, I “clocked in” around 7:30am, and worked pretty much straight until 11 o’clock at night. It was good, I was productive and got a lot done. There are two reasons why this is interesting: I usually don’t have the stamina to stay focused for that long. Don’t get me wrong. I’m no slouch, but …