Where to begin (again)

So, after pretty much 5 years of not writing on this blog (actually, I deleted it), I have painstakingly resurrected it and am now ready to begin, again. But where to begin? Here. This moment. My fingers on the keyboard, putting something out there. It’s good to be back (again).

Any day now, I’ll be a dad for the first time. Then again, I’ve been one for years.

So my wife is 4 days overdue. I haven’t really talked about it here or online much, not because I haven’t wanted to but I just haven’t really go around to it for one reason or another. So here we are – any day now my wonderful wife will give birth to our first wonderful ...

Whether you say you can or you can’t, you’re right.

I was having dinner with some people the other week and no matter what I said, they always retorted with a negative. It reminded of what John Maxwell said: Whether you say you can or you can’t, your’re right. You get the idea here: your attitude determines your action. But the deeper thought for me ...

Video: Chrysler Creates a Common Enemy

Never underestimate the power of having an enemy to unite people. And certainly never underestimate how much the underdog brings people together. Chrysler did this really well at the Super Bowl with this now famous advert featuring Eminem. Watch it:

The 4 Universal Social Gifts

Every wondered what the 4 categories of things that you can do on Twitter, or say to a friend, or provide to a team as a leader? In their book First Impressions (aff link), Ann Demararis and Valerie White (an exceptional read on the subject of making first impressions), they list four universal social gifts that we ...

What you learn in 4000 comments

Today we hit 4000 comments exactly. I only mention it because I’ve never noticed it being dead on a thousand before, but it got me thinking about what I’ve learned from 4000 comments: That the Friends who comment here are like a family to me; that even though people may be thousands of miles apart with no ...

Keeping A Good To-do List

I used to think that keeping a to-do list was a common thing but actually it is very uncommon. What’s even less common is to have a to-do list that isn’t just a numbered list of things to be done one day. Stress is produced in our lives when we don’t know what to do. ...

Keep it Simple, or you’re Stupid

Have you ever made the mistake of making something too complex? I remember when I was about 12 years old at school and we did a project called “Make a Million.” The idea was the children had to team up in pairs and then run a project that, during break times, would create revenue. Looking back, ...

How to Write SMART Emails

Perhaps the largest time suck in the world of emails is responding to emails to get more information. This is unfortunately because most people’s emails stink. We save all of us time and energy, and focus our own minds too, when we write smart emails. Poor emails are rude – they are forcing others to ...

Buyology Lesson 1: The Logo is Broken

Every wondered how you know an advert is for a product without seeing the logo or the product? One of the hot new trends in marketing circles at the moment is neuromarketing. It’s the science of marketing in the sense that it measures people’s brain activity when they are looking and engaging with marketing messages, ...

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