Stop Being Such a Selfish Bastard!

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I mean this in the nicest way possible. Sometimes you can be such a selfish bastard. Everything you do seems to come down to personal gain and how you can benefit. Even this post. It's all about you, isn’t it? You’re searching for something. Something that will improve your business. Or your personal life. Maybe your finances. You’re hoping that there is a nugget in here somewhere that … [Read more...]

How to Join the New Internet Famous in 3 Simple Steps

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I don’t know about you, but this whole writing and connecting online thing is getting exhausting. You spend hours torturing yourself in an effort to extract some deep dark thought from within your brain only to have it met with the digital equivalent of an underwhelming round of applause. And for what? The hopes of being chosen. Of being awarded the holy grail of the Internet. Going … [Read more...]

Will Someone Please Punch Me in the Face Already?

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It just occurred to me. I've never been punched in the face. Not once. Not even close. In fact, the only physical fight I ever got into was in 5th grade. It was an awkward slap-a-thon with another kid over some missing scratch-n-sniff stickers. Not one of my prouder moments. Now, you would think that roaming the planet for 41 years without getting punched in the face would be a pretty decent … [Read more...]

It Don’t Mean a Thing if You Live With a Swing(er)

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I used to live with a swinger. Not the golf kind either. We're talking the "I'll show you mine if you show me yours" kind. And by mine I mean spouse and by show I mean doin' it (for lack of a less juvenile way to put it). I should probably take a step back and explain. Recently, I spent a few days on a marketing cruise as one of the speakers. And rather than getting stuck in a room by myself … [Read more...]

How You Do One Thing is How You Do Everything

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Gary Vaynerchuk asked me to write a review for his new book Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook on my blog. Except there is a problem. I generally don't write reviews on my blog. In fact, I never have. And I really wasn't planning on it anytime soon. So, I did what any rational artist unwilling to threaten the integrity of their craft would do. I said yes. (Insert cries of sellout here) Not because … [Read more...]

Before You Give Up, Here’s Where Your Blog Went Wrong

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You found it. That something that gives you goosebumps. That keeps you awake at night. That you love and can't wait to share. And you're pretty convinced it will change the world if enough people knew about it. So, you start writing. And writing. And writing. Each blog post better than the one before. Before long, readers take notice. They begin to react to your words. They leave comments. … [Read more...]

6 Words That We Have Officially Sucked the Life Out Of

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There was a time not long ago when Shakespearean English was the vernacular of choice. We beseech'd. We doth'd. And of course we twas'd and thy'd as we went about our day. Until recently. And by recently, I mean a couple of hundred years ago. Something like that. Historians would have you believe that the language evolved. That it matured to what it is today. But that's not the real … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Guide to Blogging Your Ass Off

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Warning: The post you are about to enjoy contains language that some might find offensive. If you prefer not to be subjected to such language, you are welcome to read the clean version of this post instead. You have a blog. Congratulations! We are all very excited that you have chosen to join the rest of the human population. With the exception of my Mom of course. She doesn't have a blog. Not … [Read more...]

Help Me Take Back Internet Marketing from the “Internet Marketers”

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Stop me if you've heard this one before. I was at a networking event not too long ago when I met this guy. WAIT…hold on…let me finish!! This is a different story about a different guy at a different networking event. Jeez. Anyway, we were talking for about 5 to 10 minutes. Typical stuff. He was giving me the rundown on what he did. I was giving him the rundown of what I did. He was … [Read more...]

Don’t Tell Me, Let Me Guess…

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...this isn't the post you were looking for, right? Sorry. I took it down. You are probably thinking that it is because of some ugly letter I got from an attorney. It's not. At least not yet anyway. That may change. The reason I took it down was because the point of my post had been missed and was replaced with a "grab your pitchfork and torch and let's kill the monster" style response. … [Read more...]