The world is full of insecurities and it's not hard to see why. Fill in the blank: I hate _______ about myself. It's not just about "being fat" - it's about things like not being married, not having kids, not having finished that college degree, not having that house, that car, that...that, that. It is … Continue reading Why loving yourself is important for business
Do you remember what your One Word for 2018 is? Now's a great time to go back and reflect on that. Not too late to incorporate it afresh or to a deeper extent in your world!! Read our original One Word for 2018 New Year's Eve Blog. Watch our original One Word for 2018 Video … Continue reading Mid-Year Check-In: How’s that One Word coming along?
You wouldn't necessarily think there's much you could learn about business from a guy who's a forester. Growing up (and even now), my dad loved tromping around in the woods, tackling the nation's largest forest fires, prescribing forest fires and probably so much more I have not a clue about. He's now the pastor of a small, … Continue reading 8 Lessons my Dad Taught Me about Business
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. - Mark Twain How do you cut through the noise out there for your business? The first basic step is to start with differentiation. But how do you go about differentiating your business (or yourself) from everyone else … Continue reading How to differentiate yourself: for entrepreneurs, personal branders (which we all are) AND career professionals.
So you've hired your first marketing person ever. Congratulations! Now what?? What should you expect? How should you work together? Well there are a LOT of things to know there, but here are 3 simple things you can do right away to make sure you're getting the most out of your new relationship: Know that … Continue reading How to Treat Your New Marketer
Two of the biggest enemies of success: Analysis Paralysis and Perfectionism Paralysis. We have so much negative talk and artificial roadblocks in our heads that keep us from starting or finishing something: a business, that website, our book, that song, that album, the company app. We end up endlessly tweaking - never finishing. How do we get around that? Perhaps … Continue reading What “If” by Rudyard Kipling can teach us about Analysis Paralysis, Perfectionism Paralysis and the “Done is better than perfect” concept.
Have you ever walked into a room and you didn't know a soul? No one who looks familiar, looks like you, acts like you, talks like you... what do you do?? How do you connect? You're there to create connections for business of course, but how do you even begin? Not to worry. ADS and … Continue reading The BEST Secrets of Networking
Maybe you're not in the New Year's Resolution camp. Or maybe you do make those goals every year, only to find out your zeal for those lofty weight loss, finance and meditation dreams have yet again fizzled and faded by February (congratulations, you're a normal human being). Maybe this year you should think about just … Continue reading What’s your One Word for 2018?
When's the last time you truly sat down and thought about your biggest, craziest, wildest dreams? If you had to picture it, could you imagine how those insanely humongous dreams could actually break down to actionable tasks and goals? Can you see what your path to those dreams looks like 5 years out, 1 year out, … Continue reading What’s your ONE thing? [ Book Review: “The ONE Thing” ]
Yes, leopard - and apparently any kind of animal print - is a neutral. The colors - tans, browns, blacks - are all neutrals. Zebra is a neutral. Snakeskin. Also, curvy girls can wear stripes, patterns can be mixed and - above all - positively everything must be tailored according to ADS Style Chat expert Morgan … Continue reading Leopard is a neutral (and many other style tips you didn’t know for personal branding)