How do you get a lot of ideas?

Don The Idea Guy Linus Pauling said the best way to get a good idea was to get a lot of ideas -- but the question then becomes, how do you get a lot of ideas? The answer is easy... DON THE IDEA GUY!

12 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Relationships are inefficient

Relationships are incredibly inefficient. You have to identify a likely potential candidate, present yourself in a way that you hope they will find compelling and attractive, if they agree to the possibility of a relationship you have the whole let’s-hang-out-together-trial-runs, and if the other party finally decides that YES, you are the one for them — you have […]

09 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

I Just Ate 31 Apples

I subscribe to DarrenDaily from Success Magazine editor Darren Hardy. Every morning I get a text message and an email alert with a link to a quick video and commentary that feels like Darren recorded it just for me. Each episode usually takes just 3 or 4 minutes to consume and comprehend (though with the early — pre-coffee — […]

08 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Find Another Room

Thanks to my bright friend Darcy Blessing, I had the opportunity this past weekend to sit around the table with some other really bright people that I’d never met before. No agenda. No task list. No ulterior motives. Nobody was trying to “get business” from anyone else at the table. Just a collection of people […]

05 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Your most important client should fire you

Your most important client is also your most neglected client… YOU. You would absolutely stop doing business with a company immediately if they treated you the way you treat yourself. Think about it. Compared to all the other clients you serve, YOUR projects are always the last to get done, your needs are the last to get met, […]

04 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Make Your Presentation A Performance

A major part of many people’s sales process is presenting formal proposals to audiences comprised of one or more decision makers. The fact you’re even in the room and at the table with these prospects speaks to the fact they are interested in what you have to offer and what you have to say, the […]

03 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Heroic Ideas

Some people striving to stand out as “Creative” sit by in meetings or during their entire career at companies waiting to be inspired with that one big civilization-saving idea to contribute.  They even let other smaller, more mundane ideas go by unspoken because they just weren’t “big enough” to make a real impact on the […]

02 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Build Ideas Brick By Brick

The lie people tell themselves about creativity is that they aren’t creative because “they could never think of all those ideas.”  It takes the pressure off because they’ve bought into the excuse most people use (and believe). The reality is that NO ONE thinks of those ideas. At least not all at once. And sometimes […]

01 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

The Idea After The Idea

I was recently reading an article warning start-up entrepreneurs against developing and pitching internet business ideas that investors had all seen before.  Counted among the walking dead of concepts were social and business networking sites, online dating sites, search engines, micro payment/loan/investment sites, and portal/single sign-on sites. The problem is, the author of this article is not […]

20 August 2014 ~ 2 Comments

Seth Godin Partnering with The Idea Guy!

I was recently reading about HubPages acquiring marketing guru Seth Godin’s highly experimental and highly successful web business Squidoo, and I started wondering what would be next for one of my favorite authors and meatball sundae philosopher. The idea that popped into my head was wouldn’t it be cool if he decided to come work with […]

04 August 2014 ~ 0 Comments

The Hot Button vs. The Start Button

The Hot Button is usually described as a key point that gets someone to whom you’re talking to react emotionally. Usually in a positive manner, but sometimes negatively. Salespeople and Marketers seek out the Hot Button in an effort to uncover buying motives, objections, and basically learn (and capitalize on) the things a prospect loves (or hates) […]