Thank You Subscribers

Problem: You have people who have subscribed to your blog, but you’ve totally neglected them. Solution: Don’t. Ok, I confess.  This is me. And this is embarrassing, but I’m going to just come out and say it. Going for total transparency here. There are a lot of options and features and cool tricks and stuffContinue reading “Thank You Subscribers”

Buy a Book, Save a Life

Problem: 1.  Every 45 seconds a child dies from malaria. 2.  You don’t get a chance to save a child’s life. Solution: Buy this book, End Malaria, and your $20 will go to buy some mosquito nets, which I guess they don’t have enough of in Africa.  Seems simple enough. The thing is, they knowContinue reading “Buy a Book, Save a Life”

How to Make Progress

Problem: You can’t seem to make any progress on your projects.  You’re always getting distracted and rationalizing other activities that are not helping you move toward your goal. Solution: “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. ” (Lao-tzu said.) And that entire journey consists of a whole bunch of steps, oneContinue reading “How to Make Progress”

Innovate Your Meetings

Problem: Your meetings are ineffective and waste a lot of time and resources.  Decisions take way too long to get made. Solution: Implement the Modern Meeting Standard. If you haven’t heard about it yet, the latest best selling book on Amazon is Al Pittampalli’s, Read This Before Our Next Meeting.  And it is taking theContinue reading “Innovate Your Meetings”

Are Your Curiosity Levels High Enough?

Problem: You’re not learning new things, expanding your horizon, getting out of your comfort zone, or having exciting experiences. Solution: Raise your curiosity. Most people think curiosity is just a trait you’re born with and you either have it or you don’t.  But you know that can’t be entirely true because sometimes you are moreContinue reading “Are Your Curiosity Levels High Enough?”

You Already Have What You Need to Build a Community

Problem: My company doesn’t have a good internal tool for social networking so I can’t really build an internal community or a following. Solution: Actually, you do. Back in the olden days people used to get to know each other by sending messages with an ingenious invention called electronic mail.  And although it may beContinue reading “You Already Have What You Need to Build a Community”