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!

03 December 2018 ~ Comments Off on Complaintsplaining

Complaintsplaining

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If your company delivers poor service, terrible service, or simply don’t deliver whatever level of service was expected by your customer, you will likely hear a complaint — either in-person, on the phone, via email, or in an online review (or all of the above). As a company that is (hopefully) interested in delivering excellent […]

30 August 2018 ~ Comments Off on Pizza Money

Pizza Money

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There is an ancient principle of valuation attributed to Aristotle that goes like this: “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” This essentially meant that when separate components are combined they equate to greater value than their singular elements would if viewed individually. But Aristotle neglected to take one key example into […]

20 August 2018 ~ Comments Off on Erase it and start over

Erase it and start over

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There’s no shame in erasing your work and starting over. As a matter of fact, there is something almost therapeutically spiritual about wiping away old ideas and starting fresh. And I’m not just talking about erasing a physical manifestation of your work, as in chalk on board or pencil on paper. I’m also speaking to […]

28 March 2018 ~ 1 Comment

The Cow in the Parking Lot

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A while back I read The Cow in the Parking Lot and its message is still ricocheting around in my brain. I keep thinking… “should I just read this book over-and-over all year long?” I know that even though I’ve already come away with a shift in perspective and plenty of new lessons to apply, there […]

16 February 2018 ~ Comments Off on Birth of a VanBot

Birth of a VanBot

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Super Action League member Lee Hills created this nifty “VanBot” to help people choose the best style camper van suited to their intended use (weekend warrior couples vs. off-the-grid camping family, etc.). Lee’s VanBot has humor, personality, and delivers real value for people researching camper vans. Any auto dealership that sells vans could have built […]

02 January 2018 ~ Comments Off on Your Class Schedule

Your Class Schedule

Your Course Schedule

Simple question: How many business books and online courses did you invest in last year with the intent of learning something new or enhancing existing knowledge? Tough question: How many of those books and courses did you complete? Tougher question: How much of the new knowledge you gained did you actually put into action? Toughest […]

01 January 2018 ~ Comments Off on My Three Words for 2018

My Three Words for 2018

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Most people make resolutions this time of year (and then break them a few weeks or months later) but I’ve started following the practice I first learned from author Chris Brogan and choose three focus words to help guide my plans and decisions throughout the year. Some folks choose a single word, but I like […]

10 December 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Minimally Minimalist (or how to get rid of 400 books as slowly as possible)

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I have an addiction… Books. I can’t help myself. When I was growing up, books were the one thing my family always worked into the budget no matter how tight our finances might be. And not just trips to the library to participate in Summer Reading programs and borrow more books than we could carry, (which I absolutely […]

02 December 2017 ~ 0 Comments

The Big Book of Unknown Things

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When my siblings and I were growing up, our mother never really got annoyed with the typical questions that precocious and curious kids are want to ask. She’d simply refer us to a resource where we could find out for ourselves. If my mother didn’t know the answer to one of my weird questions, she […]

01 December 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Pointing and Leading

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Don’t just Point the way — Lead The Way. Leading doesn’t mean being at the front of the line. It means inspiring people with belief and confidence to follow, even if that means going out on a limb or skating on thin ice. Leaders may take the first steps, but they don’t walk alone.