Being an “overnight success” takes a LONG time

It always takes longer than you think. Today, back in 1910, a dozen or so business types were in a NJ hall to watch a demonstration of a movie…with sound! The demo was conducted by a guy named Thomas Edison. It was going to be the NEXT-BIG-THING. But it wasn’t.Silent movies were around since 1896 …

Punctuation is important.

A point-to-ponder for all the copywriters, bloggers, the storytellers; the brave ones selling ideas. Our warriors of advertising and marketing! Not only do our words matter, is our syntax significant…but remember your punctuation is powerful. Your next follower or customer may be reading. An inspired idea from a post I saw from the minds at …

Are you committed?

Commitment is hard; in life and in business…even when doing good for yourself. You committed as Angus Barbieri of Scotland? In 1965, he weighted 456 pounds…to change that, his personal commitment was to TOTALLY stop eating…no food for 382 days. NO EATING FOR A YEAR?! Wow and he ended at a weight of 180. His …

You know the rules.

Rules. Every business and organization has them. Rule #1 is usually: “Follow our rules”. If you’re in a leadership position, please consider this rule for your team. Have them: “Ask why; challenge everything”. It takes courage to have your team do this, even as some rules become obsolete; even silly over time…all because no one …

What’s today’s adjective?

Ever notice we always use adjectives to make something sound a lot better? A food, your day, a crispy carrot, a tart cherry, a sweet nectarine or like this sign I saw today: fresh squeezed juices. Your challenge: pick an adjective for yourself today. What type of juice you bringing to make our day a …

Are you “Busy as a Bee?”

Are you “busy as a bee”? We started using that quote in the 15th century to describe busy people…but are you busy -or- productive? A bee will work while there is daylight (but takes off rainy days and when below 50 degrees) Making one pound of honey takes a visit to 2-Million flowers. A single …

What will you fight for today?

What do you want to be today? Perfect? Productive? Interesting? A photo of my puppy at a certain statue in Philadelphia brought a personal quote to mind: “Don’t aspire to be like your Heroes, strive to be what your heroes want to become.” Rocky had a goal of being much more than a Champion Fighter. …

How LOW can you go?

The lowest place on the planet? Challenger Deep; in the Mariana Trench. About 6.8 miles straight down in the Pacific Ocean. Think… how many businesses promote they have the LOWEST prices….so many advertise the same thing. Remember, the price race to the bottom is one you just might win. Then what “low place” will you …