Life Expectancy

What’s the point? I’ve always set my life expectancy by comparing myself to my Dad. Dad lived to be 92 – Exactly. It was a goal to make it to 92 and he did.   Unfortunately, I’m not as slim and trim as Dad was, but I’m in reasonable health […]

Little Things

So, I’m in San Diego at the Impact Event and one big name marketer is telling me about how he increased his business 50 percent since he talked to another marketer when they were together at my event in Baltimore six months ago.   It was just a simple thing. […]

HARD: Thoughts on Casting 3

What do these movies and TV shows all have in common … The Bourne Legacy, The Wolf of Wall Street, Philadelphia, The Godfather: Part III, The Unforgiven, Duplicity, Michael Clayton, The King of Comedy, House of Cards, NCIS, Cold Case, The Wire, Law & Order, One Life to Live, General […]

Deep in the Screenplay 2

In case you haven’t missed me, I’ve been buried this summer deep in the writing of the screenplay for the Impact Factor Feature Narrative Film. A three time Academy Award Winning Writer and Producer offered to help me and I have to admit, it took my thinking to a whole […]

Open Letter to My Missing Friends …

It seems like you just dropped off the face of the earth. We were talking and then you were gone. My messages drop into nothing. I know you had things going on in your life and the things I don’t know about are probably worse than I can imagine, but […]

So the words start flowing and threats begin.

It’s a battle and things are getting heated. You are convinced you are right. You are certain you deserve what’s due to you. You know your actions are justified. So the words start flowing and threats begin. Because you believe you have no choice. Whether you are right or wrong, […]

The Only Cure For Isolation

I wonder how many people are feeling isolated today. It’s an increasingly easy thing to slip into. Maybe you find yourself staying home for days or even weeks at a time due to lack of access to social situations rather than a desire to be alone. Maybe you aren’t contacting, […]

13 Things I Never Told My Children

From “Things I Never Told My Children” I’m sure I demonstrated my “real” values to my kids as they were growing up — good and bad. That’s easy.  We live, they watch and the truth comes out. What I didn’t do was actually tell them what I thought and believed […]

How Much Should I Invest in My Business?

If you are running a successful business, how true are these statements for you on a one to five scale? (Five being absolutely true.) 1. I have more leads than I can handle. 2. I have solid valuable products and services to offer right now. 3. I get very high […]

The Power of a Mastermind

Ben was special, because at the age of 21 he organized a group of friends to provide a structured form of mutual improvement — not a typical interest of 21 year olds. The group, initially composed of twelve members, called itself the Junto. Ben was an outgoing, social kind of […]