You Are Going For Gold But Bronze Might Be Enough

Did you know Ovation comes from the Latin Ovis which means sheep? Think about it. When you put two people in a ring somebody has to lose, right? Often times, that somebody will be you. Blame it on the other guy’s special sauce being more special than yours. Whatever. You didn’t get the gold. It is okay to… Continue reading

Fight Every Battle Everywhere, Always, In Your Mind.

Ever heard of a post-mortem? In Latin, it means after death. If you watch medical or detective shows, you’ve heard this word a lot. A post-mortem can tell you what happened in the aftermath but it cannot un-kill what’s been killed. There are parallels everywhere in the living world. Report cards. Divorce papers. Pregnancy Tests. Failed… Continue reading

What Storytelling Can Teach You About Seducing Clients (and 5 Ways To Get Started)

A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man.   from The Hero With A Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell… Continue reading

For Those Who Still Have No Clue What Their Passion Is

Some people make it look so easy. I mean, they were born with a to-do list attached to their foreheads. They make you look like you’re standing still while they’re over there smashing goals and over-achieving. You know these people; you went to school with them, work with them, perhaps you even married them.  Admit it-it’s kind… Continue reading

Get Paid To Be Goofy: The Manual

I got a big, metaphorical slap the other day. You see…my writing style can be unconventional and prone to flights of fancy. Ancient worlds, fictional characters and fantasy storylines caress my mind as I’m trying to think about serious stuff and I can’t not put that in. That’s why I started this blog. It allows… Continue reading

Of Money and Why You’re Afraid to Ask for More

You managed to avoid it the whole meeting. You were confident, well-informed, articulate. The client seems impressed and is willing to do business with you.  All that’s left to do is discuss the money…   INTERNAL BLEEDING, TRAUMATIC HEAD INJURY AND SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION ALL AT ONCE. KILL ME. KILL ME NOW.  What happened???   One way… Continue reading

The Sooner You Get This, The Sooner You Can Start Winning

“I love buying ugly things, watching boring movies and dating unattractive people,”  said NO ONE EVER. Then why is it when we come face-to-face with our inadequacies everyone runs into the darkest closet, talking about their insides, who they really are and something about judging book covers? I know this goes against everything you’ve been taught… Continue reading