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Three Secrets Presentation Pros Keep To Themselves.

Shhh. It's a secret. Don't tell anyone.

It’s All About GRACE.

I was sitting in church last night during our Maundy Thursday service and as I was reading along in the cantata, one word kept popping up.

GRACE.

And I realized, we all can do with a little more GRACE in our lives in how we treat other people. Honestly, when was the last time you used the […]

How’s Business? You Need A Business Coach.

You’ve got a business. It might be doing well — it might not be doing so well. If you hire a business coach, they tend to focus on a specific area of your business — your marketing, your financials, your staff, etc. They focus in on your ‘pain point’ because it’s their specialty. If you […]

Are You Feeling Guilty At Work?

I’m feeling guilty today. The funny thing is . . . I shouldn’t.

Every Tuesday, like clockwork, I attend my networking/sales team meeting with approximately 50 people.

It’s called BNI (Business Networking International), a worldwide organization where businesspeople meet to learn about their services and deliver hot referrals (CLIENTS) each week. I find it powerful for my […]

“If You Don’t Build Your Dream . . . Someone Else Will Hire You To Build Theirs.”

A number of years ago, I turned 40 and for my birthday, a good buddy from college sent me a book. I read that book in two days and it totally changed my vision, my perspective and my life. That book was “Tuesdays With Morrie”. If you haven’t read it, pick it up TODAY.

It taught […]

Thinking Big vs. Thinking Small.

Find yourself thinking small? Too afraid to think big?

To Grow Your Business, Leave Your Door Open Whenever Possible.

If you've ever been to college, this is THE small piece of advice that my brother gave me when I went off to school: "If you want to fit in and make a LOT of friends at college, leave your door open whenever possible." Why?

13 Simple Tips To Get Highly-Qualified Referrals.

When you run your own business, it’s hard to keep the sales funnel healthy and moving with new referrals, prospect and hopefully, clients!

Most people forget about REFERRALS. Why? 

You hate to ask for things from other people.
You don’t want to come off as someone who NEEDS referrals.
You know it sounds like begging for clients.
And many, many  others.

Bottom line — to run a successful business, you need constant and regular referrals.

To get those . . . YOU NEED TO ASK FOR REFERRALS.

I’ve linked to one of my most requested articles: Get Referrals NOW™ — 13 simple steps to start a referral flood to your business. […]

Best Companies: John Neeman Tools.

In 2013, I will be highlighting many old and new companies who embrace 21st century progress and run their businesses differently from the old guard who are quickly dying off.

My first is John Neeman Tools. They are a small crew of craftsmen from Latvia who use their heritage of craftsmanship handed down through many generations to design and create woodworking tools. Their process, their method and mission, keeps these traditions and crafts alive and well. In this high-tech age, their traditional craftsmanship is flourishing.

John Neeman Tools is founded by Jacob – a carpenter with love for traditional woodworking and his friend – a village bladesmith. This bond has created a premier company. […]

Why Your Career Is Flat — And What You Can Do About It.

"You are either getting better or you are getting worse. You never stay the same." This is how to get your career back on track.