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How To Become Famous

How To Become Famous

Most painters, poets, consultants, bloggers, singers, actors, influencers, politicians, photographers, or just about anyone doing anything all want to be famous.  Famous simply means known by many.  But when most folks think about famous they add a modifier...world....

Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali

Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali

Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee, rumble young man, rumble. Possibly the most popular personal brand in history it's hard to believe there was a time Ali wasn't well liked. But there was.   Having the courage to obey your convictions over the lure of fame...

Noble First

Noble First

Far 2 many are seeking to be notable (a measure of talent) before they are noble (a measure of character). Notable means you've said, or done something worth attention. Noble means you have high moral principles, and ideas. Nobility first as a value is important...

How To Make Wise Decisions

The decisions you make can impact you for a lifetime, and have the power to change your life so it's important to make wise decisions. In Latin the literal meaning of the word decision is "to cut off". So making a decision is about "cutting off choices". Incision is...

Thermometer or Thermostat

A thermometer is a reflection of the climate around you, while a thermostat sets the climate. As you go out into the world today you have a choice to make.  Will you be a thermometer, or a thermostat.  The tricky thing is that we need both, but you can't be both....

Marketing vs Advertising

Marketing vs Advertising

Advertising can be traced all the way back to ancient civilizations when Egyptians used papyrus to make sales messages and wall posters. Marketing vs advertising: Today advertising conjures up images of TV shows like Mad Men, and Super Bowl ads, while some think of...

How Much Should You Pay For a Logo?

How Much Should You Pay For a Logo?

Wondering how much you should pay for a logo? Here's some food for thought. Between 1886 and today five companies have dreamed up some of the worlds most powerful logos.  These logos are so powerful just mentioning the word logo you likely see these company logos in...

Gifts As a Marketing Strategy

Gifts As a Marketing Strategy

Marketing is the generous act of helping others accomplish their goals. Thinking of #marketing this way we realize we all have the responsibility to be marketers. When we view marketing as something we do with others and not to them we open ourselves up for the...

How To Create a Personal Brand on YouTube

How To Create a Personal Brand on YouTube

https://youtu.be/Ps_1d6_x4iw Wondering how to create a personal brand on YouTube? Building your personal brand on YouTube can be beneficial, because video content is one of the most reliable ways to build relationships, and communicate with your followers. If you're...

How To Get Unstuck In Life

How To Get Unstuck In Life

https://youtu.be/S_6iSKfOZyI If we're honest we're all more than a little familiar with the overwhelming feeling of not being completely happy, and fulfilled with our status in life.  Regardless of how much you've achieved there are times when you can feel like life's...

Best Marketing Books for Beginners

Best Marketing Books for Beginners

5 Books To Help Take The Beginner Marketer Form Zero To Superhero There are hundreds—if not thousands—of books on marketing, business development, personal development, and success. It’s likely you’ve heard of many of them, whether you read about them here on this...

The Simple Power of One A Day

The Simple Power of One A Day

There's are approximately 200 working days a year. What would happen if you committed to doing one simple thing each day to build your personal brand? Here are a few tips. You don't have to do them all just one of these one time...

Possibility Blind

Possibility Blind

Everything you will experience today was once impossible.  Tomorrow will birth things that are impossible today. When you refuse to be possibility blind you become a pencil in the hand of God. The day before Karl Benz invented the automobile, cars were impossible. ...

Lean On

Lean On

Everyone has doubters, critics, and naysayers shouting "I knew it wouldn't work" each time they stumble or make a mistake. Successful people ignore doubters, critics, and naysayers and lean on those who believe in them and their goals.

When To Quit

When To Quit

A friend vented a little yesterday on her FB page about what feels like an "UNIMAGINABLE" feat of balancing her work as a teacher with her family life during the pandemic.   Reading through the comments many encouraged her to hang in there because the students need...

I’m Being Myself

I’m Being Myself

You may not like to think it, but sometimes being yourself presents problems, obstacles, and barriers to your forward progress.  What would happen if you replaced "being" with "improving", "reinventing", or "transforming"? When we get stuck on being ourselves we say...

Scarcity Drives Value

Scarcity Drives Value

If you're attempting to sell something to someone you need to find out what's scarce.  Most people think it's money but that's seldom what's really in short supply. Planning a trek to the top of the world? There's not much heat up there and people freeze to death...

Economize Where You Can

Economize Where You Can

Economics is the science of managing scarce resources.  When you come to realize that people who trust you, who want to hear from you, who will collaborate with you, and who will support you are scarce resources you'll economize where you can.