Weight Training Your Conversation
Mar18

Weight Training Your Conversation

So tell me what do you want to talk about? The weather? A problem at work you’re having? The Olympics? Wait. Maybe you want to discuss this new killer idea you have that will take the world by storm! Whichever one of these it is that you want to talk about, I am sure that you don’t want to people to just “hear” you but you want them to pay close attention to what you are saying. Just take Paul Jay CEO of the...

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Fearless
Mar18

Fearless

Nothing paralyzes us more than fear. Besides love, sex and the drive to survive no other human emotion is more potent or pervasive. We are all afraid. Afraid of being alone. Afraid of death. Afraid of failure.  Whatever it may be our fears never go away. Just recently I had engaging conversations with two friends of mine who confided in me that where they were in life, if you had told them they would be where they are now, 10 years...

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Being right or wrong is irrelavant. . .
Mar18

Being right or wrong is irrelavant. . .

In my previous blog post I talked about being fearless, which isn’t easy. Being fearless means trying something new, travelling the road less travelled, doing what others won’t do, and even putting your ideas and thoughts out there for others to ponder (which leaves your theories open to criticism, to be dismissed or even outright lambasted). Many people don’t like to be criticized, or told their ideas are bogus, or...

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Why fireworks and brands don’t go together
Mar18

Why fireworks and brands don’t go together

So now the 4th of July celebrations are over. The bar-b-que’s are done. Our get-togethers have ended. The 233rd birthday bash is done. The booms, baps, pows, sparks, screeches, pops and bams have ceased and are now done. See you next year. Same time, same place. On so many occasions today’s brands are just like 4th of July fireworks – exciting, engaging and grabbing people’s attention for a brief moment. . ....

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Hello, I’m a producer, now get use to it
Mar18

Hello, I’m a producer, now get use to it

Ok, let’s go on a field trip to ancient times (circa 1998). Before the ipod, before Youtube, before MySpace, before blogs. Matter of fact September of that year Google is actually founded by Sergy Brin and Larry page (so ‘Googling’ wasn’t even a part of our lexicon yet).  So at this point hours upon hours of time spent online had yet to become a huge part of our day to day. And up to this point (and for most of...

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