Monthly Archives: February 2014

Are You Wasting Your Competitive Advantage?

Earlier this month, my wife Linda and I celebrated 26 years since we began dating. I remember those days like it was yesterday (assuming yesterday was also a blurry haze of irresponsible, smoke-filled bar-hopping). Back then, we did all the usual “out on the town” things couples do. Dancing, sporting events, comedy shows, restaurants, you name it – going out and doing things. The big dating innovation of the time, though, wasn’t going out… it was staying in. Listen To […] Click to read more…

 

How to Win a Beauty Contest

Like it or not, getting hired as a solo professional is as much about how you’re positioned as it is about how capable you are. With that in mind, today’s (fabulous) video has a simple message: spend less time trying to prove how you’re better; spend more time making it clear how you’re different. (Tweet this) Want to know more? ¬†Watch the video below. (Want to know less? Unwatch the video below.) (Move slider at bottom of video to adjust […] Click to read more…

 

Hooked On Profits

When your 14-year-old son Jonathan inquires as to the availability of the old couch in the basement, you know you’re in trouble. In trouble, because a split-second after the question left his mouth, I began doing the math: couch in basement; Jon’s room on second floor; older brother away at college. I knew where that piece of furniture was headed, and I knew who would have to help him. Two cramped, winding staircases and one door-taken-off-the-hinges later, we – well […] Click to read more…