How to Control Your Attitude

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Another way of thinking of your “attitude” is: how you approach things. In other words, the emotional state you are experiencing at any given moment. The state from which you approach any situation determines what sort of resources you will bring to that situation. Your attitude determines your outcome.

Your Personal Declaration of Independence


In case you didn’t know, today is Independence Day in the United States.July 4th is the day we commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. By signing that document, our Founding Fathers threw off the yoke of bondage and declared our freedom as a nation. The declaration was bold. Brave. And it required  commitment […]

The Most Dangerous Threat to Your Online Business


There is a threat lurking in the shadows, one that could destroy your online business. It is silent, virtually invisible, and often accomplishes its malevolent purposes without ever being identified. This threat does not come from your competitors, from the economic environment, from lawmakers, or even from Google. This threat, which destroys not only businesses […]

How To Be Bold As A Lion

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The movie True Grit opens with a quote from the book of Proverbs: “The wicked flee when no man pursueth”. A statement containing powerful truth, for sure. But as I sat in the theater watching that movie, I had the nagging sense the screenwriters had left something out. So when I got home, I looked […]

Are You Repelling People?


I have this acquaintance… let’s call him Nicholas. That’s not his real name, for reasons that are about to become glaringly obvious. You see, Nicholas repels people. He’s a genius. Yet it seems nobody wants to hear what he has to say…

Opposing the Spirit of Fear

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Yesterday at church, I got into a conversation with my friend Wayne, who is a CPA. It’s tax season here in the US, which means it’s his busiest time of the year. Wayne does the taxes for a lot of business people and entrepreneurs, and he made a comment that caught my attention. “I think […]

The Entrepreneur’s Creed

I do not choose to be a common man, It is my right to be uncommon … if I can, I seek opportunity … not security. I do not wish to be a kept citizen. Humbled and dulled by having the State look after me. I want to take the calculated risk; To dream and […]

Notes I Took For You At the Platform Conference


Last week I attended Michael Hyatt’s Platform Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. I came away with a raft of valuable insights, and in today’s post I will share some of those insights with you. I attend a lot of conferences. Most of them are held in a hotel ballrooms. This was the first one I have […]

The Incredibly Dangerous “Info Cliff”

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I was drinking an espresso, which Seth Godin had made using his very expensive and fancy espresso machine. It was 2002, and I was sitting in Seth’s office with a small group of entrepreneurs. We were discussing the future of marketing, and our individual marketing challenges. “I’m in the radio business,” I said to Seth. […]

Does the World End Friday?

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A lot of people are worried about this Friday, December 21, 2012. Some are even excited about it. Many believe that December 21 is the day the world will end. This idea is fueled by speculations about the Mayan Calendar.