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…

 

The Benefits Of Going “Off Script”

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (and if you have, I mean no disrespect), you probably heard about the embarrassing mistake that occurred during last Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony: Jimmy Kimmel was hired as host. Ha Ha!! I’m kidding. The mistake, of course, is that when it came time to present the award for best picture, the wrong envelope was handed to presenter, Warren Beatty. As a result, the award was erroneously given to La La Land rather than […] Click to read more…