Marketing Entrepreneur. Day Trader. Business Contrarian.

You Don’t Get to Decide Your Worth

Posted on May 11, 2016 in Business Estimated reading time: 5 minutes
You Don’t Get to Decide Your Worth

This was a lesson that I learned very quickly as I took a vested interest in the stock market, and when I transitioned from a salaried employee to starting a consulting company. I’ll be very honest here. Up until a few years ago, I had always assumed the mindset that I got to determine what… Read More »

My Top “In Your Face” Advice for Public Speaking

Posted on May 3, 2016 in Business Estimated reading time: 2 minutes
My Top “In Your Face” Advice for Public Speaking

I’ve done a lot of public speaking over the years. Whether it’s in front of a large audience or a smaller team setting, I’ve been exposed to various scenarios where I was the center of attention in the room. That’s a tough pill to swallow for many, and that’s okay. I believe that everyone starts out… Read More »

How to Cut Through the Noise on Twitter

Posted on Mar 23, 2016 in Marketing Estimated reading time: 3 minutes
How to Cut Through the Noise on Twitter

I have no doubts there are many marketers who have encountered this scenario before. You open your web browser, head to Twitter Search, and search using a phrase in hopes of finding a bountiful list of people engaging with each other about the topic so you can create new relationships and provide value to others… Read More »

How to Invest Without Money

Posted on Mar 10, 2016 in Business, Finance, Stocks Estimated reading time: 4 minutes
How to Invest Without Money

I’ve always been interested in both the stock market and business, and our collective understanding suggests the one variable that what they both have in common is money. Like anyone else graduating college and starting to work full time, I didn’t have a lot of money when I started either. When I was much younger, I… Read More »

What is Operational Leadership?

Posted on Feb 18, 2016 in Business Estimated reading time: 4 minutes
What is Operational Leadership?

I’ve managed employees in almost all of the positions I’ve held up to this point. Each time, I’ve tried to develop my own abilities in this area and I’ve always done that by trying different styles. Through my own experimentation, I’ve found the style that best suits me and realize what works for me may not… Read More »

Will the Real Marketers Please Stand Up?

Posted on Feb 12, 2016 in Business, Marketing Estimated reading time: 4 minutes
Will the Real Marketers Please Stand Up?

The time has come. I’ve been biting my tongue for a long time on this one, but I’ve been inspired by Gary Vaynerchuk to deliver the truth, as cold and as hard as it may seem. A past article on why B2B marketers set the gold standard was my initial foray into this topic, but the message… Read More »

Content Marketing is Like Trying to Make it in Hollywood

Posted on Feb 9, 2016 in Business, Marketing Estimated reading time: 6 minutes
Content Marketing is Like Trying to Make it in Hollywood

There’s a phenomenon currently happening in business, and it’s happening irrespective of product, service, or industry. The various audiences who’s attention we’re trying to capture exhibit many of the same characteristics seen in Hollywood casting agents. It’s easy to see why if we look purely at the economics of developing businesses as they relate to the… Read More »