howtotrust
Entrepreneurship

How to trust

I used to have trouble trusting people. Maybe that’s what led me to write a book about trust. In the early days of leadership trust to me had to be earned over time. I felt like I had been…

worstjobintheworld
Lifestyle

The worse job in the world

This man’s job is to dive into a hole of sludge and claw out blockages of liquid filth with his bare hands in the sewers of Bangladesh. I’ve written a lot about automation but looking at the comments on…

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Entrepreneurship

The Future of Marketing On Facebook

Facebook changed their algorithm last week. Unless you click the follow button on my public Facebook page (which I hope you do) it’s not likely that you will ever see my posts appear again. Facebook’s new change favours family…

Lifestyle

2 people walk out of a theater

One thought the movie was great. The other thought the movie was horrible. We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are. The only reality you can be sure about is your own perception. A…

Lifestyle

The best thing to answer kids with questions

My daughter just turned six and she asks a lot of questions. I love it because I get a glimpse at human nature with all its innocence. The other day she asked me what the name of that dinosaur…

Entrepreneurship

The Triple D’s of Productivity

Being a productive entrepreneur has less to do with what’s done in a business and more to do with how it’s done. Here is is a simple little system when things unexpectedly lands on your lap: Do it: If…

Marketing

The best way to launch your product or service

Ever had an old acquaintance that you haven’t heard from in years contact you to vote or donate something for them? Contacting someone it only serves you is not going to work very well. Didn’t you learn the age…

Lifestyle

Another victim of automation

I went snowboarding a few days ago and as I approach the chairlift I was surprised that the person that used to be there to look over the passes has been replaced with a gated unit with a sensor…

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Entrepreneurship

Conquering My Fear of Selling

I remember being scared of sales as a self-employed personal trainer at 17 years old. I loved the work I did but when it came to talking money I was always nervous. I mean who was I to take…

happinessexcitement
Lifestyle

Happiness is Not Excitement

The man sitting at the slot machine gets a lot of excitement when the lights and sounds go off but is he filled with joy? Not likely. We often mistake happiness for excitement. Yet happiness is more like joy.…

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Entrepreneurship

What Makes an Entrepreneur?

Most people want security. Most people are terrified of the unknown and the uncertain. Just look at all the bad jobs and relationships people feel stuck in. It’s rampant. But entrepreneurs are less like that. They pass on the…