Avoid the Perfection Perspective

Avoid the Perfection Perspective

Missing goals is a drag. From business, to personal, to physical… I have missed a LOT of goals I have set for myself over the years. Some of these misses stemmed from setting unreasonable goals in the first place. (Did I really expect to run 100 miles without the guidance from a coach the first … Continued

Email Stacking Helps Your Inbox Become More Productive And You Don’t Miss Anything Important

Get Back Time In your Day: Email Management Tip

Ever heard of “Inbox Zero?” It’s that magical, mythical place where you have no—that’s right, ZERO—emails in your inbox. I really don’t remember the last time I achieved it. But here’s the secret—I don’t really care. For a long time, Inbox Zero was my only metric for good email management. But to get there I … Continued

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The Secret Formula That Builds Stronger Relationships

You can hear it in almost every podcast episode I’ve recorded and every piece of advice I give—the best way to succeed with your organization is to focus on nurturing your relationships. Doesn’t matter whether you’re thinking about your stakeholders, your customers, or your champions. Creating a consistent and long-term relationship makes it easier for … Continued

Lead Your Stakeholders “Down the Rabbit Hole”

We’ve all heard the phrase, “down the rabbit hole”, and understand its meaning to be, “heading deeper into the unknown to see where that exploration takes you”. A rabbit hole is an entry point – a place to begin a journey – and for your business, can be an effective entry point to increase stakeholder … Continued

The “Supposed To” Trap

The “Supposed To” Trap

Are you using data to your advantage to make informed marketing decisions? Or are you marketing because you are “supposed to?” We recently engaged with a client whose site has decent traffic. They were paying to show ads to previous site visitors—retargeting—to try to get them to come back. Sounds pretty standard, right? Well, once … Continued

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Unhelpful Judgements

Over the past couple of weeks, I have been tracking my unhelpful judgements. It’s been interesting, and sometimes eye-opening, experience. It’s helped me identify bias, and shine a light on areas where I know I have an opportunity to live a better life. Two items of particular interest I thought would be worth sharing: First, … Continued