How to Overcome Social Media Overwhelm

Become a Blogger
September 16, 2013

If you’re like most people, you struggle with social media overwhelm at least some of the time. This is especially true since the amount of time spent on social media is growing year-by-year. This blog post by Cynthia Sanchez provides five tips for avoiding social media overwhelm that are sure to help!

7 Books to Read If You Want a Systematized Business That Runs Without You Successfully

SweetProcess Blog
September 19, 2013

This is a fabulous list of books on business process and workflow. I’ve read several and recommended them to others. I just downloaded a couple of more, including the Checklist Manifesto, which sounds like something that will be helpful in this stage of my business.

How Do You Become an Overnight Success?

Jon Gordon

Successful people make it look easy. But most people aren’t aware that “overnight successes” are usually years in the making. Jon Gordon explains in this inspiring post.

Fun Facts About the Fourth of July

United States Census Bureau
May 14, 2013

Have you ever wondered how much money is spent on fireworks in the United States each year? Or how about who was the oldest signer of the Declaration of Independence? And did you know that two former U.S. presidents both died on the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence? Find these, and more fun Fourth of July facts in this article by the United States Census Bureau.

How to Make the Most of Your Unfair Advantages

The Smart Passive Income Blog
April 16, 2013

We all have “unfair advantages” such as skills or resources that no one else has. These unfair advantages give us an edge over our competitors and can help us stand out in the crowd.

This blog post by Pat Flynn explains this concept in depth and provides a list of seven unfair advantages and how to best use those advantages in order to be successful.

Question: How are you using your unfair advantages? Share your answer on , , or .


iTunes App Store

If you are a public speaker, you owe it to yourself to check out PodiumCue. It is a simple app that manages your speaker notes. You use simple swipe gestures to move from point to point. The color coding makes it possible always to know where you are in your talk. It is incredibly easy to use.

A Comprehensive List of My Tools

I just finished a page about all the tools I use. I arranged them by category: blogging, social media, speaking, podcasting, productivity, etc. You can find the page by clicking on “My Tools” in the navigation, but I didn’t want you to miss it because it was tucked away on a menu. I’d love to hear what tools you are using (leave on comment on the My Tools page).

Keys for Starting Something New

Catalyst Leader
December 5, 2011

Brad Lomenick of Catalyst says that When you are starting something new, “Act like you’ve arrived. No one needs to know you’re just starting. When you’re small, act and think big. When you’re big, act and think small.”

Buffer is a smarter way to Twitter, without over whelming your followers

This is one of those ideas that is so simple and so elegant, you slap yourself on the forehead and say, “Of course!” You add tweets to your Buffer whenever you want. It then spreads them out during the day, so it doesn’t overwhelm your followers. (I’ve been guilty of this!) You set the times you want to tweet.

The Chrome extension makes it drop-dead easy. The interface is simple and beautiful. You can even use your account with a custom URL shortener (like I do with I upgraded to the Pro version, which allows 50 tweets in the buffer at one time.

How to Write Better Sales Copy [An Audio Course]
July 18, 2011

Don’t be put off by the slightly cheesy headline on the landing page. This content is fabulous. I have just finished listening to this 12-hour course, and it is killer. Ten years ago, I attended a copywriting “bootcamp.” I paid almost $2,000 plus expenses. It was worth every penny. But this course, by renowned copywriter David Garfinkel, is even better. It’s still expensive, but a fraction of what I paid for the bootcamp. If you are writing to sell—even if it is just a point-of-view—you must take this course.