We all need pushy friends. Not pushy in the way that is annoying and obnoxious, but pushy in the way that makes you reach further and achieve more by pushing you out of your comfort zone to enable that growth. I have a new friend named Adrienne who not only challenges me in every conversation […]
Everyday more businesses and individuals jump into the deep end of the social media pool. Internal or external pressures dictate that you simply MUST have a Twitter account or a Facebook page or a LinkedIn profile or a Foursquare offer or even a Groupon discount. The problem is, you are correct about the need for […]
The Post Office I’ve been using for the past 8 or 9 years is closing. The form letter they sent (with ZERO information on how to contact any human being who actually works in that location) informed me of their intent to relocate my PO Box to a Columbus city office much further from my home than […]
Inevitably, you will meet someone on your “hot list” — a person of influence you’ve been trying to meet for weeks (if not months) — and here’s your big chance. And… you don’t have a business card! You either didn’t bring enough to the event (oh! I just handed out my last one!) or you “have more in the car” or perhaps you’ve run into this person out of context — outside of a formal business networking event (grocery store, sporting event, concert, etc.)
A famous quote by Woody Allen says “90% of success is showing up.”
A famous quote by Jeffrey Gitomer is “90% of success is showing up prepared.”
Why not show up prepared to be unprepared?