What LeBron James Can’t Teach You

This time of year, in this part of the world, it’s pretty hard not to hear about LeBron James. For those unaware, LeBron James is considered by many to be the best basketball player on the face of the Earth. (As someone who is not even considered the best basketball player in his immediate family, I find this quite impressive.) And so with the NBA playoffs in full swing – and with LeBron and his teammates headed to the finals […] Click to read more…

 

The Heart Of The Matter

“In the factory we make cosmetics; in the drugstore we sell hope.” Charles Revson Five years ago this month, I had emergency heart surgery. It was totally unexpected. (That was the emergency part.) I’d been having chest tightness for a few years whenever I exercised, but none of the medical professionals I consulted seemed to think it was anything serious. But then one morning, I got back from a run and had a very strong urge to go to sleep. […] Click to read more…

 

How Ample Is Your Sample?

Well this is certainly embarrassing. It all began with my office chair – I’ve had the same one since the day I started my company in 2000. And it’s been great. It’s one of those fake leather, cushy office chairs on wheels with a couple of arm rests. But lately, it’s been sending me warning signals… It squeaks so much that when I’m recording something I have to stay perfectly still. Listen To This Post The arm rests are all […] Click to read more…

 

I Can See Clearly Now

As of this morning, my house is officially on the market. (Please buy it.) We’ve lived here for nearly 11 years, and with our youngest child due to graduate from high school in June, my wife Linda and I have decided to downsize to something smaller. As you might imagine, we’ve spent the past several months getting our house “ready,” a term which, unfortunately, correlates highly with “expensive.” Listen To This Post Examples include, granite countertops for the master bath, […] Click to read more…

 

Be More Likeable, Get More Clients

I got an email out of the blue this past Monday. Well, not really “out of the blue” … it was from somebody I know. But it was unexpected, nonetheless. It came from Abigail (not her real name), a small business owner and woman I’ve known for at least ten years. Maybe closer to 15. We live in the same town but rarely bump into each other. And yet our paths intersect here and there. Listen To This Post I’ve […] Click to read more…