What’s Really Stopping Your Company From Being Great?

It’s easy to assume what your problem is, it’s hard to take an intimate look at what’s really stopping your company from being great.

A $20,000 logo isn’t going to fix your branding problem.

A commercial isn’t going to solve your awareness problem.

A newsletter isn’t going to solve your customers not caring problem.

Sending a flyer in the mail isn’t going to solve your no one orders from us problem.

Taking an ad out in the phone book isn’t going to solve your no one’s calling problem.

Interrupting your customers with more e-mails isn’t going to solve your they don’t buy enough problem.

The first step is admitting you have a problem (this is the hardest part).  The second step is defining what the problem actually is.  The third step is a realization that you aren’t going to solve the problem on your own.

You’d be surprised at how many people and businesses can’t get past the first step.

Jillian Walker

Episode 21 – Filming The Earth From Space, 50 Shades of Grey, and Nightmares w/ Jillian Walker

Episode 21 – Filming The Earth From Space, 50 Shades of Grey, and Nightmares with Jillian Walker

Jillian WalkerEpisode 21 with our Westcoast, fashion, marketing, HR, running and yoga Correspondent Jillian Walker.

You all remember Jillian (how could you forget her?!?).  She’s always good for an entertaining conversation.  Oh and I’ll warn you on this one, there is a wee bit of swearing, so don’t listen to this on the family trip up to the lake with the kiddies. Read more

You Have To Dream Big

All humans have a fatal tendency to underestimate the amount of potential ones’ own self can possess.  You must assume then that any successful human can only be attributed to an undeniable, unrealistic, unreasonable set of self-imposed expectations.

You have to dream big, far bigger than you can even imagine.

27 Quotes From Julien Smith on Life, People, and Happiness

These quotes are from Julien Smith’s blog 100 Tips About Life, People, and Happiness.  I loved them instantly and wanted to put something together to spread them to as many people as I could.

I’ve been following Julien for a while now.  I read his blog (inoveryourhead.net) regularly, he looks at the world differently and isn’t afraid to tell you want he really thinks.  That’s why I like him.  He co-wrote Trust Agents, the original bible on social media and more recently wrote one of my favorite books, The Flinch (free e-book).

Going into the unknown is how you expand what is known. Read more