Category Archives: Growing Your Business

For What Do You Stand?

I really had no intention of teaching myself an important lesson this past Monday. I thought I was just drinking coffee. But there I was, sitting in a local Starbucks with my friend and fellow business owner Victoria. We were talking about the usual stuff: Our families, the weather and, of course, swapping ideas to help our respective businesses. As is my nature, I was enjoying my own prolix (look it up) ramblings regarding my new book, The Likeable Expert: […] Click to read more…

 

Hiding In Plain Sight

Did you have a good time at Halloween? I did, although I have to confess, it’s not quite as big an event for us now as it was when our kids were little. Back then, as soon as it got dark, I would dress up as a scarecrow – jeans, flannel shirt, hat, gloves and a mask – and sit perfectly still in a lawn chair in the shadows next to our front walk. You had to pass right by […] Click to read more…

 

Do Your Rules Still Make Sense?

They’re building a new house across the street from us. Not sort of across the street. I mean directly across. So close that you could stand on my front step and, with a really good heave, toss a chicken leg into the hole where they just poured the foundation (not that I’ve ever done this more than twice). And so as you might imagine, there are often a number of construction-type vehicles around. Such was the case yesterday afternoon when […] Click to read more…

 

Remarkable You

My wife, Linda, is tired of hearing me tell this story. Which is precisely the reason I’m about to tell it to you… Back in mid-summer we ordered a new couch for our spare bedroom. A couple of weeks ago, the store emailed to say it was ready and would be delivered that weekend. Sure enough, around 10:00 a.m. on Saturday morning the doorbell rang. I opened the door and saw a young man standing on our front steps holding […] Click to read more…

 

Going Postal

Over the past few decades, the US Postal Service has become increasingly less interested in bringing me my mail. Twenty years ago, in our first house, our letter carrier came up the front walk and pushed the mail through a slot in the door. Ten years ago, in our next house, he/she stopped coming to the door and, instead, left the mail in a box at the end of the driveway. Today, the mail stops half a mile away, in […] Click to read more…