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Personal Growth, PR & The Media

Why You Do Not Need to Read 1,000 Books to Be Successful

You should read for a reason, but hitting a number is not one of them. “The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.” — Mark Twain Most people don’t read. Others might read for fun or pleasure. But most people do not read to grow.

PR & The Media

Why Leadership Training Doesn’t Work

It’s the structure. Most leadership training programs are designed for ease of operational delivery within an organization, not for habit formation. They are event-based trainings; meaning the training takes place over a day or two. In a traditional one-day or two-day long workshop, you’ll increase your knowledge. You’ll learn several

PR & The Media

Now Is The Time To Be Unreasonable

Stop compromising your future to satisfy people who are not important. “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” — George Bernard Shaw Most people never intended to end up

PR & The Media

Stop Focusing On What You Cannot Do, Start Focusing On This

Reality is not an option “Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; great men make them.” — Orison Swett Marden Most people have a serious problem. And they don’t even know about it. It is hidden. It is subtle. It is

Business, PR & The Media

How To Not Suck At Networking

I don’t like “networking” – I don’t like the concept, I don’t like the idea of it, I don’t like doing it, and I hate having it done to me. Networking is really about meeting people because they’re useful and keeping them around so that you can use them. Personally, I’ve

Content Creation, PR & The Media, Social Media

The Guide to Getting Your Message Out There

This is one of a series of essays originally published in book form as The Content Marketing Hurricane. If you’re interested in a well-rounded content marketing strategy designed specifically for SMBs and solopreneurs, here’s a table of contents to the whole series. As your “tropical disturbance” continues to build momentum, you’re drawing

Business, Personal Growth, PR & The Media

What Goes Into A Plan?

A lot more than you think. A failure to plan, is a plan to fail. Nothing could be spoken more true than that about plans. We’ve always had plans and some times our plans get foiled while others allow people to flourish. Plans at their core are simple tools that can change

Business, PR & The Media

How To Quickly Blow-Past The Top 1–3% Of Your Industry

It doesn’t matter what field you’re in, you can quickly get to the top: Here’s why. The more successful a person becomes, the more distractions there are. The harder it is to remain focused on their core objectives. We are now living in what Harvard Business Review calls, “The Gig Economy,”where you’re

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