Archive | Stories about life & business

The worst time to choose your words..

.. is in the moment you are saying them.

(By ‘saying them,’ I also mean the times when you’re writing an email, text, FB message, etc.)

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You can play music, but you can’t make everyone dance.

Imagine you’re throwing a party. Maybe the party is for someone dear who just graduated, maybe you just closed a big deal, maybe you just bought a new home, or maybe it’s continue reading

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Why are some explanations more powerful than others?

“How many of you live paycheck to paycheck?”

The entire conference room at the Consumer Healthcare Product Association convention, a few years back, got a little quieter continue reading

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Do you have a bonus commute route?

We’re never quite where we actually are.

(Are you nodding right now?)

It’s sad that we’re never quite where we are, in large part because our mind loves having a continue reading

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1984.

Dracula.

There’s something gripping about famous one-word book titles.

The latest book to join that list is called continue reading

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A story about the Mona Lisa of Chairs

Can a simple chair like the one shown in the first image of this story be built without tools?

Even if you are a skilled carpenter, the answer is ‘no.’

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Hardest Sell: Convincing Folks To Know You When You Give Them No Story.

Facebook connects the world.

Twitter is the pulse of the internet.

Shopify ___________. Can you fill in the blank?

Some folks feel that Shopify is a multilevel marketing company. continue reading

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Crisis is a great classroom.

It can make you bitter.

Or, it can make you better.

Case in point: AutoNation, aka the now-largest car dealership network in the US.

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You can get ‘hours’ from anyone. Or, you can lead like Jeff Bezos.

As a business leader, you know that you can get ‘hours’ from anyone.

But how do you find the folks whose values are aligned with yours, folks who can help you create and continue reading

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Small actions repeated relentlessly can result in big change.

// Interview with an author: Chris Guillebeau //

Just had the pleasure of exchanging a few words with my pen pal Chris Guillebeau about his new book, and he graciously agreed to conduct continue reading

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Are stories flight simulators for life?

Sep 10, 2017

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“That business plan changed my life,” said no one, ever.

“Your approach to growing a business is the TOTAL opposite of the traditional approach. Has anyone ever told you this before?” read the first paragraph of an email I continue reading

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Why is it so irresistible?

The top 4 kinds of content which make the internet compelling… strike that.

The top 4 kinds of content which make the internet irresistible — so irresistible that continue reading

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You’re a…

professional writer.

// Interview with an author: Brandon Bruce, author & co-founder of cirrusinsight.com //

Don’t agree?

Don’t you, every day, type some words continue reading

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