The 1% Mindset

This post does not discuss economic inequality. This is about improvement.  Two time internet maven, Tony Hsieh, founder of Zappos, portends the power of the 1% mindset. At Zappos, they try to improve 1% daily, an incremental improvement. Judging that Amazon bought Zappos for a 10 figure sum at the bottom of the recession, I […]

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Mindset Mondays: Do Something Special Mindset

I had a big milestone birthday this weekend.  I wasn’t too enthused about it; getting older didn’t really bother me, I just felt I had too much to do. It’s so easy to put our head down and look for results. Then I listened to Bill Crystal’s “Still Fooling ‘Em” on a recent road trip. […]

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Mindset Mondays: The Fixed Lens Mindset

I almost always have a fixed lens on my camera.  That means no zoom. You have to do much more to frame an image, but it forces you to think in a singular way. We have been brought to believe that more options lead to a better piece of art – but all of the choices […]

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The Business Blogging Mindset

“You never have talkers block.” - Seth Godin. Want to know the secret to creating an amazing business blog? Write (or create) lots of original blog posts. Think about it like Jazz.  You might play the same song over and over, but it’s different every time.  Jazz musicians play off of the environment, the audience, and […]

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The Running 1 Mile Mindset

I ran 1 mile this morning. A few years ago, running a mile seemed like a lot to me.  I had plenty of excuses not to run.  Bad knees. No time. It’s Florida and I sweat a lot. Every since I converted to barefoot running (yes, barefoot) mixed with minimalist shoes, I get many looks.  I […]

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The John Garlic Mindset

In honor of Father’s Day (My first as a father!), I wanted to talk about my father, John Garlic’s, mindset. I thought about it for a while, and really it was a combination of a few. My father was an amazing salesperson.  From what I heard, He was the #1 Cadillac salesman in the Midwest. […]

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The Complete Human Mindset

Early last week I was on location in Richmond, Virginia working with Personal Injury Attorney Wayne O’Bryan. The guy knows marketing. He recommended a writer to me, Roy Williams. William’s accessible marketing insights can supercharge your marketing. “The single greatest mistake made by most advertisers today is not seeing their customers for real” -Roy Williams […]

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The Optimistic Mindset

I’ve been hitting the road a lot lately so I have also been plowing through audiobooks. Some of the recent great business and personal development audiobooks I suggest are: SOUP How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff and It’s All Small Stuff One of the commonalities has […]

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Marketing with the Mind of a Trader

I was a successful trader for years. I used trading profits to start my current company. I still trade my own money. One thing I learned early on from much research is that the only commonality to great traders was mindset. Many people think great traders are geniuses, but few are. It’s all about trade […]

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The Walt Disney Mindset

If you have not seen “Saving Mr. Banks” do it. It’s inspiring, insightful and reminds us of many things we may have forgotten. Having grown up in the shadow of the Mouse, I probably know more about the man and myth of  Walt Disney than most. I also have read quite a bit on the […]

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