Why The System Is Failing You

The title of this post is intentionally deceptive. It contains a presupposition, that being that the system is in fact failing you.


The system we are talking about could be the economy, your industry, your job, marriage, church, or fantasy sports league. All these entities are systems. But in this case I am addressing the system we think of as the economy, and specifically as it relates to small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Stress Less, Sleep More, and Restore Your Passion for Life

My wife Lynn and I were having coffee a few mornings ago, discussing the demands and stress young women face when raising kids, working, and caring for their marriage. Now, the days when we had a young child at home, and the unique challenges of that season in life, are long behind us. Our son is 27 years old.

So why were we talking about it? Lynn has developed a mentoring friendships with some of the young mothers in our church. We are both amazed by the amount of time, energy, and stress these young women shoulder. They are truly amazing, taking pn what appears to me a nearly impossible array of responsibilities.

The 7 Biggest Beginner’s Copywriting Blunders

I just finished a fairly crazy amount of travel, making appearances at conferences, being a speaker at most of them. One common theme I hear from people when I’m on the road is, “Ray, I’m just no good at copywriting. How do I get better at it?”


Pleasant surprise: the first step to getting better at writing copy is to stop being bad at it. And how do you do that? Here’s how…