Taking it Offline

Speaking at the Downtown Business Association

I think an important part of any social media marketing strategy should involve taking things offline and meeting people face-to-face. That’s true not only for personal networking but for business too, because both social media and business are first and foremost about people. That’s one of the reasons my favorite Twitter list is the people… Read More »

Hot Lessons

celingfan

Our air conditioner went out on Friday night. I spent most of the morning Saturday on the phone with our home warrantee folks trying to get someone to come fix it on the weekend. What was I thinking? As I write (from a coffee shop) we’re on day 3 without it. Yesterday the temperature reached… Read More »

Being Thankful

fall-leaves

This Thanksgiving morning Gorgeous and I were talking about how much we have to be thankful for. The news is full of all kinds of horrible things going on in the world. In the headlines today is a terrible attack in India with over 100 tourists killed. Apparently a plan to bomb Penn Station in… Read More »

Learn What Really Stresses You Out

Indian Rino Checking Us out

HighCallingBlogs.com and Robert Hruzek of MiddleZoneMusings.com are joining forces again to talk about what we’ve learned from stress. (The project is still open, just visit that link if you want to participate.) The Reality of Stress Stress is a core reality in this fallen world we live in. There is no such thing as a… Read More »

The Single Biggest Barrier to Success

The mountain of a barrier blocking our success.

I’ve been a student of self improvement for nearly twenty years. I’ve read a library full of books on success. I’ve absorbed a ton of information on what it takes to be successful. Yet here I sit at forty-one years old fairly mediocre. I’ve only sometimes achieved what I’d call success. And then only very… Read More »

Make Yourself Weird – Only Get to Know Folks Like You

Matt Damon was interviewed by the Associated Press recently and made some comments about the upcoming Presidential election here in the US that made some headlines. Now I am a fan of Damon’s work. If you ever get a chance to hear him talk about what he put himself through to get ready for his… Read More »

Freedom from Tyranny

Declaration of Independence

“But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.” Looking back through the lens of history over the 232… Read More »

The Lonely Entrepreneur

Chris at his desk

This post is a little personal. And it’s been a little hard to write for a couple of reasons. Starting your own business can be a bit of a lonely affair, as I’m finding out. Sure Gorgeous also works out of our house. I go out to meetings, do outside local networking and I am… Read More »

But is Twitter Useful?

One of the people that Gorgeous and I connected with in Chicago this past weekend was Christine Kane. It probably didn’t hurt that the three of us were all seated in close proximity to a very wild and obnoxious three year old on the same flight into Chicago. That got diverted to Columbus for more… Read More »

A Lesson

Thank you.

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