How to Secure New Clients & High-Dollar Opportunities


If you're a small business owner or consultant in a service-based business, the temptation to offer a multifaceted service menu will very tempting. As you network and meet new business prospects, inevitably, they'll ask if you do work that's outside your professional scope. Now that the weight of bringing home a paycheck is your complete responsibility, you'll be very tempted to say yes. Please don't. Those who claim to "do it all" are actually declaring that they don't do any one thing … [Read more...]

Michael Hyatt’s Mentoring Group Reading List Released


Author, businessman and respected blogger, Michael Hyatt just posted the reading list for his 2012 mentoring group. Here's the list: January - Creating Your Personal Life Plan by Michael Hyatt February - Character: Who You Are When No One’s Looking by Bill Hybels March - Priorities: Choosing to Cheat by Andy Stanley April - Health: The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz May - … [Read more...]


Wow! How many times do you say it? How many times do you really, I mean really mean it? One of my favorite bloggers, Michael Hyatt, is currently writing a book on the concept of wow and is processing some of his thoughts through his blog. Recently he posted 20 experiences that wowed him. It's worth the read. However, this post isn't about wow. It's is about positioning. Wow rarely happens in the day-to-day. Perhaps it's because we become too familiar? Or, maybe it's because we aren't … [Read more...]

Unintentional Mentors


Over the past few months I have become more deliberate in how I utilize social networking because I began to realize that there was something more to it than gaining "friends" and "followers." If you look at it from a different perspective, you'll start to notice that these networks can become one of the best tools the web has to offer. In fact, for me, social networking has become an invaluable set of tools; each serving a very specific purpose. For example: My Blog [ subscribe ] - I … [Read more...]

A model leader…

For those of you business types, I was turned onto Michael Hyatt's blog recently. Who is he? He recently was promoted to the CEO and President of Thomas Nelson after Sam Moore had the reigns for 47 years...BIG shoes to fill. So if you're looking for productivity and efficiency inspiration, look no further. In one night, his suggestions for email efficiency inspired me to go through over 7200 emails to only have 2 left in my inbox. What did I do? Read this. Oh...and he even responds to emails … [Read more...]