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January 2018


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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.…


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…


The Ripple Effect of Raising Wages

When wages are forced to increase on a mass scale the guy that owns the coffee shop doesn’t just have to pay a few extra bucks per staff. There’s a ripple effect. He gets a phone call from his…


Weird is Good

Think of yourself as a marketing niche. There will be a lot of people who like that niche, and there will be people who don’t. And no matter what you do, you won’t be able to make the entire…


Crafting a life that matters

How many people do you know who are stuck in a job bored out of their minds because their job provides little to no meaning in their life? Stuck because they would rather work in boredom day-after-day in exchange…