Here’s Why Your Company Culture Stinks – and How to Fix It

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If I hear one more leader who doesn't get it ramble on about Company Culture, I’m going to gag.

And then I’m going to give him or her a well-deserved klunk on the melon with their favorite paperback on the subject of culture. (Using a hardcover would be a bit excessive.)

The Benefits of Pig-Headed Determinism and Being Able to Take a Punch


From the heart of one bloody-nosed warrior to another…

Don’t you ever, EVER...

...fully accept defeat.

Maybe you don’t think of yourself as someone who possesses pig-headed determinism, but you do possess it.

Maybe you’ve been beat down, overlooked, and had more challenges in your life than the next guy or gal. I get it. It’s exhausting.

And yet here you are.

You’ve taken your punches, and yet you’re still hunting for something you haven’t caught yet. You’re still trying.

No matter how broken down, shat upon, or inadequate you feel (or have felt)... here you are.

Why is that?

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How to Beat Down 90% of the Competition Without Breaking a Sweat

There’s one thing that separates long-term successful people from those who are not successful… or are temporarily successful but doomed to fizzle out.

And rather than playing the old, “read on to find out what it is” game with you, I’ll just tell you what it is.

It’s the back end.

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The Danger and Opportunity of Overconfidence

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When you’re an up-and-comer in your field, working under (or in the shadow of) other people, it often feels like you’re fighting an uphill battle.

Hang in there.

Keep forging ahead. Treat people right. Don't give up. There’s always turnover at the top.

Here’s an example of what I mean…

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Why Comparison is the Death of Great Work

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One of the primary ways you most people judge the quality of their work is to compare themselves to others who do similar work.

You measure yourself against how many clients they have, how long it took them to become successful, their number of followers, their income.

Comparing yourself to someone who’s more successful in your field than you are is a pretty natural thing to do.

But it can also be a fatal mistake.

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10 Ways to Make Your Online Writing Worth Following

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Have you ever noticed how certain writers online have such a distinct style that even if you didn’t see a byline, you could tell who wrote it after reading just a line or two?

They’ve developed their own unique way of writing that not only stands out, but connects with readers so strongly that it makes them want more.

It’s unique, useful content worth following.​

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Best Web Hosting? Why I Left Bluehost for SiteGround

After over 3 years as a loyal Bluehost customer, I’m done. Like your favorite “done” cliche kind of done. The fork has been stuck and towels are being thrown all over the place kind of done. Up until the last several months, I’ve been a happy & loyal Bluehost customer. In the past, I found […]

How to Genuinely Connect With Your Audience Every Time

Have you ever had a conversation with someone and then afterward thought… “What the hell was the point of that?”

A sad question for a full grown human to have to ask themselves seriously.

How to Keep a Positive Attitude When the Energy Vampires Attack

  You’re the kind of person who grabs life by the lapels, puts yourself out there, and creates significant things out of thin air. Assuming, of course, that life has lapels. But I think you get the point. When you’re an instigator and creator of great things, it’s hard enough to keep yourself fired up and […]

Being the Best Version of Yourself

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. -Judy Garland Have you ever lost touch with your true self? Or at least a part of yourself? We all do from time to time. This quote is a great reminder that you’re a unique creation.

Get Your Blog Noticed With These 5 Powerful Principles

Do you ever feel frustrated or overwhelmed with all the things you’re supposed to do to get your blog noticed? It’s like the more you read, the more things you uncover that you’re supposed to be mastering and executing at the same time to get your blog noticed. If you tried to execute everything the experts […]