On April 26, 2010, I started a journey I thought would’ve been long done by now.[Read more…]
I have something for you I think you might be interested in…
But even if you’re not, there’s something else in here that you need to pay attention to.
So let’s get on with it.[Read more…]
I’m just going to come out and say it…
Your years of experience isn’t as impressive as you think it is.
At least not the way you probably current pitch it.
Let me show you what I mean.[Read more…]
I was mortified…
One of the best parts of being home everyday is eating breakfast with my son.
He’s at the age now where he says a lot of funny things. Some of it’s actually funny, and some of it’s just funny because of how funny he thinks it is.
Yesterday was different though.[Read more…]
One of my favorite copywriters (David Garfinkel) always says he who does the work gets paid.
He’s usually talking about business sales pages but the same holds true because…
I need to ask you a serious question.
Are you pondering what I’m pondering?
That question might look familiar to you if you’ve ever seen the cartoon show Animaniacs (I think they just removed it from Netflix :/ ). They had a mini show within the show called Pinky and the Brain.
The show was named after two mice — one a genius (Brain, just to be clear) and the other insane based on how the theme song describes them. And every episode Brain would turn to Pink with thoughts of world domination and ask Pinky…
“Are you pondering what I’m pondering?”
And without fail, Pinky would miss the mark by a country mile with a reply like “I think so Brain, but if you replace the ‘P’ with an ‘O’, my name would be Oinky, wouldn’t it?”
And Brain would have to set him straight that his mind was on taking over the world (again). Classic.
Anyway, here’s why this is important.[Read more…]
Right after the original Frozen came out, I remember having a conversation with my daughter.
She was around 5 at that time.
We went to see it in the theatre and like a lot of the kid movies we see, we ended up talking about our favorite songs.
Hers was Let it Go (of course) but i went a different route. My favorite song was Love is an Open Door. I mean how can you resist a duet with such harmony? That’s what I thought, but when I said it, she looked at me completely mortified and said…[Read more…]
A few days ago, I told you how I fell in love after a business dinner.
What I didn’t tell you is that I received an award earlier that night. In fairness, I almost forgot about until I pulled it out of my
mobile office backpack today.
It’s the illustrious baby’s bottom award, for being “smoothest in times of crisis”.
I bring this up because it highlights a key lesson that people overlook far too frequently. And that lesson is…[Read more…]
You ever heard of Flavor Flav?
If so, I’d bet you probably know him from a painfully bad reality show — Flavor of Love (so painful I watched every season).
But what you might not know is that Mr. Flav is also an inductee into the Rock N Roll hall of fame as part of the iconic group Public Enemy.
I’ll get to why you should care about this in a minute but first I want to share a story about a phone call I had today.[Read more…]
Just in time for Valentine’s Day…
“Play the best songs by AC/DC”. That was me this morning as I started my 1.5 hour drive from my dentist. (If you think that’s long, consider it’s a 5 hour flight from my house.) Up until last night, I never thought I’d say those words conjuring up an AC/DC playlist.
If I’m being all the way real, the only AC/DC I knew involved alternating and direct currents. (Yay for science!)
Anyway, here’s how it happened, which was so fast you might even day I was … Thunderstruck.[Read more…]