Many people start blogging because it’s a great way to share your thoughts and yourself with the world. There comes a point, though, where it’s really easy to hide behind the medium. […]
Charlie Gilkey shared a great concept with our BOOST coaching group the other week. He talked about how all business owners have a gold mine of “trapped content” – things we’ve already […]
As much as I support entrepreneurs and small business owners, I never actually recommend people become entrepreneurs and SBOs. That’s mostly because I do not want people to walk this road who […]
At long last, I’m happy to share that our podcast, the Creative Giant Show, is now live and we’ll be releasing weekly podcasts for the foreseeable future. It’s been a long road […]
Every conversation is an opportunity to connect with and understand another human being. The ability to listen with nothing on our minds determines our ability to realize this opportunity. At every moment, we either encounter the other person or encounter our preconceptions. Which we choose determines both the profitability and the meaningfulness of our endeavors.
Listening to clients and customers is the basis not only for effective marketing and selling, but also for sustaining motivation, engagement, and satisfaction in your work. This post takes a look at how the innocent misuse of intuition may be sabotaging your ability to listen wholeheartedly and well.’
Editor’s note: I recorded this as a podcast for Productive Flourishing long after I originally published this post. I hope you enjoy it, and if you’d like to hear more episodes of the […]
Today’s guest post is a personal essay from Jeffrey Davis on the merits of this all-too-common business advice: Fake it till you make it.
Jeffrey explores where this advice comes from and in what situations it can be useful. He also explores where faking it can go terribly wrong.
Read through to the end of this well thought-out piece for 5 ways to earn a right livelihood as a business artist without faking it.
Diversity is a hot button issue nowadays. The country is moving towards a more multicultural and diverse environment, with diverse audiences possessing significant buying power. It’s important for brands and marketers to recognize this immense potential. Embracing diversity is not only the right thing to do, it’s the best decision you can make for your business. Ignoring diversity means you’re leaving money on the table. While many brands recognize they should be embracing diverse audiences, there is also a disconnect in the how of it.
This guest post by Nailah Blades breaks down the do’s and don’ts for small business owners on how to authentically build an online community that is diverse and inclusive.
Productive Flourishing’s small business Slideshare is all about navigating the 5 stages of small business growth.. Read more
The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man’s foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher. – Thomas Huxley […]
My long-time friends over at Copyblogger shook up the blogging world yet again by announcing they were removing comments from their blog. A few weeks prior to that, I noticed that Bernadette […]
(I shared an abridged version of this on Facebook and the response indicated that it would probably be good to share here, too.) Okay, gents. Friday is Valentine’s Day. Make a plan […]
Principles of Project Planning is currently unavailable. Click here to check out our Start Finishing Your Projects Course instead. Here’s a funny thing about success: you don’t get it directly. You get […]
Bottom-line Up Front: Small Business Bodyguard is an essential resource for entrepreneurs and small business owners with an online component to their business who want to both protect what they create and […]
(If you’re reading this via email or RSS, you may need to click through.) Carie Harling recently picked up some Premium Planners and was inspired to share a video about them with […]
Editor’s note: I recorded this as a podcast for Productive Flourishing long after I originally published this post. I hope you enjoy it, and if you’d like to hear more episodes of […]
It was just another day before school. I was watching CNN to see what was going on in the world when everything flipped to the breaking news in New York. A plane […]
I did a few unusual things this last Saturday. I killed my newsletter. I abandoned a marketing technique that I have been using for at least four years and that is the conventional […]