Because we are so busy with our own agenda and tasks, it’s easy to overlook the needs of those around us. As I watched this beautiful Russian video, I was reminded again of the need to be alert to the needs of others, stop what I am doing, and lend a helping hand. The truth is, we are all in this together.
Last Friday, I had the privilege of hosting the Chick-fil-a Leadercast in Atlanta, Georgia. Approximately five thousand people attended the live event and another 115,000 people watched via satellite in 750 locations around the world.
My primary job at the conference was to listen to the speakers and summarize two or three takeaways from each for the audience. It was challenging but exhilarating.
I am looking forward to speaking to Alabama lawmakers, Chamber of Commerce executives and other business leaders, as well as state and local governmental elected officials.
|Date:||August 17, 2013|
|Event:||Governmental Affairs Conference|
|Sponsor:||Business Council of Alabama|
|Venue:||Marriott Prattville Hotel & Conference Center|
|Location:||1 Grand Blvd
Point Clear, AL 36564
|Registration:||Click here to register.|
|More Info:||Click here for more information.|
Recently, I did a podcast about how to be more productive by re-engineering your morning ritual. The response was astounding. But many asked, “What if I’m just not a morning person?”
Well, you can be. It may not be easy, but it’s definitely possible. You can do it if you are intentional.
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Generating quality blog content is a lot of work. However, you don’t have to do it all yourself. You can use video interviews to bring in outside expertise. It’s simple and inexpensive.
I am really looking forward to speaking at Dan Miller’s Innovate event. The last one was incredible.
When bad things happen, it’s natural to ask questions like, “Why did this happen to me?” or “What did I do to deserve this?” The problem with these questions is that they are unproductive and disempowering.
The bottom line is this: you can’t always choose what happens to you, but you can choose how you respond to those situations. This is where our real power—and our real freedom—is found.
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Book Yourself Solid Illustrated (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2013)
I read Michael Port’s original book, Book Yourself Solid, and loved it. The subtitle says it well, “The Fastest, Easiest, and Most Reliable System for Getting More Clients Than You Can Handle Even if You Hate Marketing and Selling.”
Now Michael has published the illustrated version. It’s a totally different experience. It makes the book more useful, more scannable, and more compelling. I literally couldn’t put it down. The bite-sized tips are pure gold, one after another.
If you need to attract more clients—the right kind of clients—and generate more business, this book is for you. I highly recommend it.
How many times has this happened to you? You go to bed after a long, unproductive day with the intention that tomorrow is going to be different.
Then you wake up the next day and fall right back into the same old trap. It feels like you’re trapped inside your own private version of Groundhog Day.
Your readers decide whether your blog post is worth their time within a few seconds. Most of that decision is based on the post title (or “headline”).
Some of the highest paying work in the copywriting business is creating headlines for magazine covers and tabloids. Think about it. Aren’t you sometimes at least tempted to pick up those magazines in the grocery store line? That’s the power of a great headline at work.