3 Reasons Why You Should STOP Forwarding Those Emails

I’m not a fan of email forwards. There is so much junk flowing around these days and quite frankly I don’t have time for all that. It can be addicting, I know. You may not realize it, but there are some very good reasons why you should control yourself from hitting the Forward button, piling… Read More »

The Pursuit of Happiness

We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness… –The Declaration of Independence A Different World This holiday I can’t help but think that the men who hotly debated… Read More »

Lessons at the Watering Hole

Caught this video today on YouTube. It’s a little on the long side. But all the twists and and turns that happen at this particular watering hole over in Africa are worth watching all the way through. The Battle of Kruger Video There are a bunch of lessons that jump out at me watching this.… Read More »

Success Principle #15 – Unintended Consequences

Everything choice we make has consequences. And the place we find ourselves in life is simply a direct result of all the choices we’ve made, large or small, added together. Successful people realize this fact and strive to make their choices wisely. Many other people instead choose to ignore the cause and effect relationship of… Read More »

Success Principle #14 – Master Your Addictions

My Addiction I like coffee. I drink lots of it. Potfulls. Mass quantities. These days the perfect cup is a nice mild blend with a little half and half and a teaspoon of raw sugar. Or, if I’m feeling especially healthy, perhaps a bit of Stevia instead of the sugar. I like the smell. The… Read More »

Success Principle #13 – Run Your Own Race

“Two men were walking in a forest, when they suddenly saw a savage, hungry-looking bear. One of the men quickly put on a pair of running shoes. The other guy exclaimed, “You idiot! You can’t run faster than a bear …” To which the first guy replied, “But I don’t have to run faster than… Read More »

Heading to SOBCon Early

Today’s the day. It’s the day I’ve been looking forward to for a long time. Especially over the last several weeks, as things have been more and more dramatic around me I’ve been longing for this day to get here. Today Gorgeous and I get on a plane for Chicago for SOBCon ’07. Well be… Read More »

Don’t Wait for the Funeral to Visit

Last week we had my father-in-law’s funeral. It was heartening to my wife and I how many people made it out on a Friday evening to pay their respects and express their condolences. For most of the pre-funeral receiving time I stood at the head of the receiving line next to my wife. The line… Read More »

Business is About People not Stats

As we work through the current series on Promoting Your Blog with Social Networking Sites, it is important that we pause for a moment and remember that ultimately business is about people and not about stats. Business blogging is no different. Show Me The Money I’ve had discussions in the past with folks who subscribe… Read More »

Saying No to a Good Thing

It was a tremendous opportunity. The first pass over the numbers was exciting. In theory we’d be increasing our net worth considerably, lots more equity the moment we signed the papers. When we looked at the property it was just the sort of thing Gorgeous and I’d been talking about. And in the right location… Read More »