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Build Your Platform and Leap

The chap in the photograph is called “Chambers”, despite the freezing cold water and the 15c temperature of the dock he enjoyed repeatedly diving and the adulation it bought him. I think there are a lot of folks just like the Chambers dude. We can say he did some things very well. He was getting […]

Escape Your Blog to Grow it

I don’t remember exactly when I first shared my “flagship content” concept at Performancing.com but it came from looking at how we were going to achieve growth. We were hovering around the top 20 blogs on the internet, as ranked by Technorati. Each successful website reaches the same stage, but each gets there in its […]

Guest Posting Mini-Course Price Increases Soon!

Guest Posting Workbook mini-course registrations are about to hit 2,000 and when it does I am going to increase the price. UPDATE: The member count just broke the 2,000 mark! The price is now $17 I have big plans for this product and therefore there will be another price rise after this one, so if […]

Eat Your Own Dogfood

One of the disgusting but useful phrases in the programming and developer community is “Eat your own dogfood”. I am sure there are people out there who really do have to eat their own dogfood in a literal sense, but the meaning behind the phrase in our context is that you have to experience your […]

Feel the Fear and Launch Anyway

I just got off a call with my NLP coach. We swap services, so I give him advice about internet stuff, and he helps me with my (many) “issues”. One of the things he is helping me work through is my fear of moving my family thousands of miles away to live in Calgary, Canada. […]

What the Soylent Green Secret Means for Your Business

“It’s the year 2022… People are still the same. They’ll do anything to get what they need. And they need SOYLENT GREEN.” I was only small when I first saw the film Soylent Green. Perhaps that is why it had such an impact on me. It’s an old film, it came out the year before […]

Mitch Meyerson Success Secrets of the Social Media Marketing Superstars Interview

Mitch Meyerson has put together a fantastic book about social media, “Success Secrets of the Social Media Marketing Superstars”, but as important to me is the strategy he used to create the book. Anyone who has publishing aspirations should take a good look, not just at the product but the model. I got a chance […]

7 Ways Social Media Helps With Business Networking

I’m a firm believer in networking. In fact I credit my network with a great part of why I have achieved my goals in the last five years. My journey from intention through to completion just would not have been possible without my friends, mentors and contacts. Many of the people responsible for where I […]

Leveraging Authority for Creative Control, Freedom and Rewards

Ask a business owner what they want, why they are in business. You will certainly hear the following amongst the answers: Rewards (financial or otherwise) Freedom Control What you will find though, and I include myself in this, is business owners actually working COUNTER to those aspirations. Rewards, freedom and control come from being at […]

How to Kill Your Brand in One Easy Step

Most times when a company kills their brand it is through a steady decline. The kind of loyalty to unloyalty that Scott talks about in his excellent post over there. There are also those occasions where the brand goes from king of the world to “wouldn’t touch that in a hazmat suit” bad overnight, such […]