For some reason Seth Godin’s web project Squidoo.com has been popping up on my radar recently. I’d originally explored the site and its offerings back when Seth first launched it sometime in 2006. I promptly created an account and began creating pages (Squidoo calls them Lenses) and would update them fairly inconsistently and infrequently. It […]
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 […]
I was invited to speak to the Central Ohio chapter of NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry), and in preparation I had the opportunity to attend their annual awards ceremony last December. One of the speakers at that event was their national president, Paul Zuch. A quote from Paul’s time at the podium immediately cut-through the […]
Technically the title of this post is true… IF you click the link and buy yourself a copy of the book I’m talking about. Some may say I am biased because the author (Jim Kukral) is a friend of mine, lives in the city where I grew up, endures my familiar and eternal pain that is […]
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?