5 Ways To Get Out of a Rut

5 Ways To Get Out of a Rut

Sometimes we all get in a rut.  It happens.  One day we are traveling along doing well, and the next we wake up frustrated and bored.  The longer we travel along in this rut, the deeper it gets.  Often, the rut is the path that we feel like we are "supposed" to do. ...

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The ladle and the spoon

The ladle and the spoon

A ladle and a spoon are both perfectly good utensils.  They are just designed for different purposes.  The spoon is a single sized utensil that allows you to efficiently and effectively serve yourself.  The ladle is a larger tool that is better served being used to...

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A Fresh New Look at Marketing Joy

A Fresh New Look at Marketing Joy

Have you ever had a project that you wanted another crack at?  Maybe you thought it was good...but it could be better.  In a way, that's how I felt about college.  Don't get me wrong.  I had a great time.  But there is a (small) part of me that would like to back and...

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Make a Positive Choice

Make a Positive Choice

Studies tell us that a full 90% of what we see in the world is negative.  If you are on social media with any regularity, I would think you might assume this is low.  Many thought that with the recent election cycle ending, the negativity would slow down.  But I think...

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One Thing At a Time

One Thing At a Time

It's easy to get overwhelmed.  We all do it.  If you have ever started to work on an exciting and important project, you have probably become overwhelmed at some point.  On a project like that, there are lots of steps, and procedures, and processes to accomplish. ...

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Weighing in on The Debate

Weighing in on The Debate

I am finally ready to weigh in. After all of the debate and all of controversy, I will give my opinion here. It makes me nervous. I think it might be controversial. But I am finally willing to put myself “out there” and tell you what I really think. Here it is… I...

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Relationships Matter

Relationships Matter

Stop me if you have heard this one before.  "People buy from people they like, know and trust."  I heard this a lot as I began my sales career.  It was fantastic advice to hear again and again because it was, well, true.  Today, though, some people believe that this...

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Tips on Being More Productive

Tips on Being More Productive

I always joke that when someone asks me "When do you sleep?" I know I am on the right track.  If they asked me that, then my productivity level appears to be very high (at least to them!).  But what are some things that make you get more done?  I think that's at the...

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Everybody is a Nerd about Something

What are you a nerd about?  On today's Delivering Marketing Joy podcast, I talk about being passionate.  The fact is, most of us are "a nerd" about something.  We are the only one in our group that gets excited about this one thing.  But don't feel bad about it. ...

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My Goals for 2017

My Goals for 2017

If you spend any time on this website, you have probably heard me talk about goals.  I am a huge believer in spending your time thinking about your goals...and then writing them down.  The process inspires me.  I print mine off and then have them on my desk (and in...

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