13 years ago, my little boy went to his first easter egg hunt. Racing around to pick up cheap plastic toys filled with gross candy was his idea of a wonderful time, and he enjoyed himself thoroughly. As usual, I discovered myself painfully out of the mainstream. While everyone else’s parents seemed mainly to be there to make sure their kid … [Read more...] about What a Toddler Easter Egg Hunt Can Teach You About Success
Sometimes it's hard to come up with an idea because we've been working too hard -- we've drained the well and haven't refilled it. Sometimes it's hard because we haven't been working enough -- our creative brains have gotten out of the habit of sending us new ideas to play with. And sometimes it's hard because we lack the confidence. We … [Read more...] about Impostor syndrome and finding the confidence to develop your ideas
On last week's post about why it's so hard to sell stuff right now, Linda left a terrific note in the comments: "I spent a lot of time figuring out reasonable prices for my services, and eventually offered my best skills for free, and there were no takers. I feel defeated, and this makes it hard to write any more. Perhaps you know others who … [Read more...] about How to troubleshoot a business idea that fails
OK, spoiler alert, No. :) But we do see it all around. High-pressure, creepy folks who insinuate their way into our attention, and then tell lies and half-truths to sell their stuff. It's particularly prevalent in what I do for a living, which is teaching people about marketing and business. But by no means is the creepiness confined to that … [Read more...] about Do You Have to be a Soulless Shitweasel to be a Good Salesperson?