Q > S < P: Which do you choose?

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Recently I was having lunch with a Best-Selling author.  This is one smart dude… Along with his book, he speaks around the country at sales conferences, consults large organizations, and still heads up sales teams locally. Even better, he’s not in the “online” world, so his sales strategies have been tested in countless areas…phone, in-home sales, door-to-door, etc. A bit ... Read More »

When you should NEVER hire a mentor

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Recently I visited Disney World… And just like every time I go, I was in AWE at the operation being run in Orlando. Every park filled to capacity, hotels filled to capacity, and millions of dollars being spent probably every few minutes. Then I stumbled upon this interesting article. It’s about how Spirit Airlines has signed up for a lil’ “mentorship” ... Read More »

My golf game is WACK (found out why)

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Have you ever found yourself getting WORSE at something as life goes on? Maybe you run slower… Can’t lift as much… Or just can’t handle the bar scene as well as you used to. For me, it was golf. But the thing is, golf isn’t one of those things where you should get worse over time. In fact, the more you ... Read More »

How BEST BUY is fighting the eCommerce wave (this is good)

RICHFIELD, MN/USA - JUNE 21, 2014:  Best Buy store front. Best Buy is an American multinational consumer electronics corporation operating in the USA, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Canada, and China.

Let’s face it… People buy stuff online, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Heck, that’s why it’s such a great time to build your own store.  And while this has hurt many retail businesses, some are doing some really cool things to adapt. Best Buy for example, known for its electronics, recently launched an in-home consulting service.  While ... Read More »

These Retail Stores Are Taking “Free Gifts” to a Whole New Level

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I’m all for “bonus stacking,” but this takes things to a whole new level. Much HIGHER than I’ve ever seen (I really do crack myself up sometimes). Giving the gift of green in the ‘District of Cannabis’ Here’s the scoop on what’s happening with some retail stores in Washington D.C: “A 2014 ballot initiative to legalize recreational use passed overwhelmingly. But unlike the ... Read More »

14,481 <——- What this number means


Surely you’ve heard the phrase before… “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” And while this cliche is mostly used figuratively, it’s legitimately true in the sport of basketball. Take Kobe Bryant for example… He recently retired, but most would agree he was one of the greatest players in NBA history. And that number in the subject line…? That’s how many shots ... Read More »

Conor McGregor just wrote a blueprint for online entrepreneurs

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Stop….just stop. Don’t act like you don’t know who Conor McGregor is, or that you had no clue there was a huge boxing match this past weekend. But… What may have gone unnoticed, is that Conor McGregor literally wrote a blueprint for marketers, entrepreneurs, and small business owners across the world.  In fact, if you’ve followed me for awhile, you’ve likely seen ... Read More »

The DNA results are in…


It’s an interesting phenomenon… Even when we know EXACTLY how to do something, many times we don’t do it.  This morning I was reading this article: Basically, it’s discussing how you can now buy DNA tests that identify your genetic risks for certain diseases or conditions. So you’d assume if you had ALL the information on your risks, you’d make ... Read More »

Easy way to come up with product ideas


Today’s post is directed at those of you who feel you lack “ideas.” Now the title references an easy way to come up with product ideas, but in fact, this works for almost anything.  You’ve likely heard the quote, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” Notice how the quote doesn’t say, “Copying is the sincerest form of flattery.” It says imitate, which to me ... Read More »

What a gray-haired man has to do with eCommerce


Ever have those moments where you’re trying to do one thing, and you end up doing another? So it might be simple… You get on FB to check your ads. Next thing you know, 30 minutes has passed and you’re browsing the newsfeed. That’s kinda what happened to these scientists from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center: Basically, ... Read More »