Getting in Creative Flow

May. 8, 2020 by

Twenty-two years ago, I made the masks that I, and my fraternity brothers, wore when we presented ourselves to the campus. I found some $5 plastic hockey masks, taped off a diamond area over the eye, and spray painted them

Six Reasons Why – When It Comes to Certain Brands – You’re Loyal Till Death

May. 6, 2020 by

As I finished my morning run today, I lifted my wrist to stop the app on my watch. Although this is something I’ve done hundreds of times, today I noticed something I hadn’t before – the brand logo on the

What Would The Best Version of YOU Do?

May. 1, 2020 by

It is estimated that the average adult makes 35,000 choices per day. Go right or left? Have one more drink, or call it a night? Sleep in, or go for a run? Every single one of these choices impacts something

The One Question That Can Unlock Explosive Growth

May. 1, 2020 by

In business, a Net Promoter Score® (NPS®) is one way to measure how you are doing, and where you can improve. It’s simple to implement. After someone has done business with you, ask them this one simple question: “On a

Convert “NO’s” To “HOW’s”

Apr. 30, 2020 by

Most business books suggest that you stick to your core competency, and reject any offer that falls outside of your scope of services. Have laser focus. Narrow it down. Stay in your lane. The riches are in the niches. I

Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker – Movie Review & Business Lessons Learned

Apr. 27, 2020 by

Last week, I watched the Netflix miniseries Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker. These are my key takeaways. Admittedly, I went into it with low expectations, but ended up binge watching all 4 episodes, which is

Business Owners, Focus On The Water

Apr. 22, 2020 by

I hope that what I’m about to say doesn’t come off as insensitive. I have friends who’ve lost family members to COVID-19. I have friends who’ve had to shut down businesses because of the pandemic. In fact, I myself have

Producers and Consumers

Apr. 17, 2020 by

When I was a kid, whenever we went to the shopping mall, I would ask my mom to buy this and that. The answer was usually “no”. I loved watching the cartoon Transformers, and therefore always wanted to own the

How I Brought My Business Back from the Brink of Failure

Apr. 15, 2020 by

Leading up to the first part of 2019, I was living the entrepreneurial dream… or so I thought. My business was running itself (ha), and I spent the a great deal of time having fun while traveling the world. I