Hurry Up, Your Dreams Are Dying!

I used to have a lot of excuses about why I didn’t have the life I wanted. “There aren’t enough hours in the day.” “I don’t have enough money.” “My job sucks” (and later “my business sucks.”) Over time, and …

My Networking Nightmare

Back in the beginning of my consulting career, I used to network to find prospective clients. I’d go to an event, shake a bunch of hands, converse with maybe 5-7 people, perhaps a couple of whom would be interested in …

The Center of Attention

As a little kid, I was hyper. Nonstop dancing, singing, gymnastics (especially cartwheels,) teaching other kids how to do stuff, talking to strangers and basically driving my parents (and other nearby adults) bonkers.  In school, my Kindergarten teacher wanted to hold …

Embracing Destiny

About 13 years ago, I went through a “quarter-life crisis” and signed myself up for a battery of personality tests to figure out what I should do with my life.  When the results came back, I sat in the test administrator’s office for …

Dumping Debbie Downers

As a professional speaker who puts myself “out there” every day, it is important that I maintain positive energy and mindset. For the first few years of my career, however, this was difficult for me because the most influential people …

Niche Is The New Rich

It’s counter-intuitive, perhaps, but tightening your focus, narrowing your target and getting clear about your niche can help you grow MUCH faster and healthier as a speaker, author, coach or consultant. Why? Because if what you’re selling is YOU, then right …

So Ugly They’re Cute

The year is 1983 and it was Christmas-time. If you’re old enough, you’ll recall there were lines – no, hordes – of people, waiting, clamoring and paying top dollar for… a doll. A Cabbage Patch Kid, to be exact. As …