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Treading Water Is The Same As Drowning.

Many people today feel they are just ‘one bad decision away’ from losing their job or business.

So instead of making decisions, they make NO decision. Or if they have to make a decision, they take the least offensive, least impactful, least expensive, and most spineless way out. Most of the time, that’s the wrong thing to do.

What […]

Networking Sucks.

There — I said it. Networking sucks.

Anyone who likes networking isn’t networking, they’re connecting (stick with me).

Anyone who hates networking is probably networking. And doing it badly.

If you meet someone and they try to ‘sell’ you on their product or service, that’s networking. What they really should be doing is connecting. Connecting is where you try to […]

Why You Don’t Meet People For Lunch.

You’re too busy for lunch. We’re all busy — you might have time management or delegation issues. Or you can’t say ‘NO’.

It takes too much time. No it doesn’t — and I’ll show you a way to make it much shorter.

I wouldn’t know what to talk about. You shouldn’t talk — ask lots of questions […]

How To Network Like A Pro.

You need to do it right or not at all.

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 […]

How To Give A Good Compliment.

There’s nothing like a warm, sincere compliment to make your day. Instead of waiting for one, why not give one out? Take it from me, the more you give, the more you find you’ll receive.

10 Simple Tips To Attract The Best Clients.

Getting clients is easy, hard, fun, frustrating, energizing and enervating. Most of all, you never know what to expect — one day no one is saying yes and the next, you close five clients. Here are my ten top strategies I use every day to make clients knock on my door:

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. […]

5 Powerful Lessons From My Vacation – Part Two.

I didn't expect to write this post. But my last post, 5 Powerful Lessons From My Vacation, garnered so many comments with suggestions of other powerful lessons . . . I just had to do a Part Two!

5 Powerful Lessons From My Vacation.

I took 10 days off over the past week for a much needed vacation for me and my family. We made our way down to Maryland’s eastern shore (to a family farm) and then made our way to visit Washington DC.

Even though I was relaxing, I had a lot of time during our travels to think about what I learned during my vacation: […]