Why We Need to Stop Reinventing the Wheel

Why We Need to Stop Reinventing the Wheel

As business people and networkers, and even in our personal lives, we are often trying to make things harder than they need to be. There is an abundance of techniques, for sales, communicating, and general business practices, that are tried and true, so much so that they seem too simple to truly be effective. We re-evaluate them, we “improve” upon them, and we overcomplicate them. […]

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The Book of Doing and Being

The Book of Doing and Being

In this video, filmed during a recent TLC (Transformational Leadership Council) Conference, I talk to my good friend, award-winning motion picture producer and writer Barnet Bain, about his newly-released book, The Book of Doing and Being. In the video, Barnet talks about how creativity has a significant place in our businesses and our relationships, but that the ‘really big game’ is in innovation.  He says, “Innovation is to […]

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Where to Start When Starting Your Own Business

Where to Start When Starting Your Own Business

I recently got asked a really great question: Where do I get connected with people who can help me open a business? Though there is evidence that business is currently on the rise and the economy is moving in a positive direction, the recent downturn in the economy prompted many people who found themselves unemployed to tap into their entrepreneurial spirit and consider starting their […]

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What Marketing Genius Thought of This?

What Marketing Genius Thought of This?

Unbeknown to us, the taxi drivers in Paris, were all on a two-day strike in protest of the “Uber” App, (a personal sedan service that can be requested via an app) which has been cutting into their profits, according to the taxi drivers. The irony is that there strike drove us right to Uber!

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Wealth Dynamics with Roger Hamilton

Wealth Dynamics with Roger Hamilton

At a recent TLC Conference in Cancun, Mexico, I had the opportunity to talk with wealth expert Roger Hamilton to discuss the Wealth Dynamics system which Roger created to help entrepreneurs achieve ultimate success.  I took the Wealth Dynamics profile test myself and found out my wealth profile is that of a “Supporter,” which I found quite surprising yet very informative, helpful, and enlightening. In […]

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Branding Small Business for Dummies

Branding Small Business for Dummies

While in Mexico for a TLC conference, I had the opportunity to talk to my very good friend Raymond Aaron about his book, “Branding Small Business for Dummies,” and why it’s so important for small businesses to build their brand. Unfortunately, it’s a common misconception that branding is something only large corporations need to focus on and this video outlines the key points regarding what […]

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Lisa Nichols: Powerhouse Speaking to Build Business

Lisa Nichols: Powerhouse Speaking to Build Business

In this short video, I’m joined by my good friend, master speaker and trainer Lisa Nichols, to talk about “Powerhouse Speaking.”  It’s nearly impossible to grow a business without speaking, which is why business owners around the world use speaking to increase their customer base. The question is, what is the most effective way to build your speaking platform and hone your core message in […]

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Crucial Conversations

Crucial Conversations

We’ve all heard the phrase “It’s not so much about what you say, it’s more how you say it that really matters” and, let me tell you, I learned the hard way how true that actually is.  Conversations can be tricky–especially when one or more of the people involved are upset.   Back in the 1980s when I first started BNI®, there were only a […]

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Got Jet Lag? Use This Trick to Banish It Once and for All . . .

Got Jet Lag?  Use This Trick to Banish It Once and for All . . .

Ugh . . . jet lag–the dreaded tormenter of travelers far and wide.  I know a thing or two about traveling as it’s a huge part of my career and my years of consistent traveling have taught me the one and only thing I need to know about jet lag which I’m going to share with you today.  Last year alone, I traveled on roughly […]

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With All Due Respect for the Mayans . . .

With All Due Respect for the Mayans . . .

With all due respect to the Mayans, 🙂 it appears that we need to give some thought to our plans for 2013. Each year, a few days before New Year’s Eve, I head off to my mountain retreat in Big Bear Lake, California, to recharge my batteries.  Getting away to the mountains is something I’ve done for almost two decades.  It’s a great opportunity to […]

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We vs. Me

We vs. Me

While it may not single-handedly solve all the economic problems facing the world today, a new model of community and networking may well be the key to pulling the global economy out of the effects of the long-term global recession. Networking has always been a powerful strategy to get business by giving business and connecting with others. Community and networking will be a particularly potent […]

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Work Positive in a Negative World

Work Positive in a Negative World

  Today I’d like to let you know about a fantastic book that I believe can be a great eye-opener and an invaluable resource for businesspeople around the world.  It’s called Work Positive in a Negative World: Redefine Your Reality and Achieve Your Business Dreams and it’s written by Dr. Joey Faucette who is an internationally known author, speaker, and coach. The book arms business […]

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