You’re Selfish!

It’s true.  You’re selfish.  I’m selfish.  We’re all selfish.  And here’s 3 reasons why being selfish is actually a GOOD thing.   You see, multiple studies have shown us that altruistic acts and emotions actually increase our well-being, health and longevity.  So the more good you do for others, the better YOU feel.   Before we get too far, let’s define altruism.  According to Dictionary.com, altruism is the principle or practice of unselfish concern for or devotion to the welfare…

The Professional Procrastinator

Have you ever met a half-a-minder or a gonna doer? You know, the ones who say “I’ve got half a mind to do such and such” or “I’m gonna do [fill in the blank] later, or next week or…whenever.” They say such powerful words, but when you see them months later, they STILL haven’t done whatever it was they said they were going to do.   Larry Winget says one of the keys to success is doing what you say…

Forgiveness and The Law of Attraction

In a society when forgiveness is rare, it’s important to note that forgiving is actually much easier and requires less effort than not forgiving. Allow me to explain. If you feel as though somebody wronged you in the past, maybe they stole money from you. Initially you’ll feel upset, angry or just plain hurt. However, the other person may feel nothing at all. The person who stole the money may have no feelings (good or bad) about the situation—that is…

When You’re at Your Best…Produce!

When you’re at work, work. And when you’re at play, play. We’ve all heard that before right? But when is the best time to produce? You know, when should you start your work day? Or start writing that blog post? Or when should you edit your podcast? Well, if you’re an entrepreneur you really don’t have a 9-5 job. So the best time to produce is really up to you. Here’s what I mean. Work During Your Peak Hours I’m…

Networking for Introverts? Only If You Must

Networking for introverts can be as painful as pulling teeth and as entertaining as watching the grass grow on a Tuesday afternoon in August. However, there are times as an entrepreneur that you may find yourself in a networking meeting or event rubbing elbows with people trying to collect leads so your business will grow. The purpose of this blog post is to give you three ways to not only survive a networking event, but actually enjoy them a little…

We Don’t Do Our Shoulds, But We Always Do Our Musts

My must list for 2016

As I’m writing this, I’m watching 2015 quickly fade away. I’ve given thanks, spent time with my family, ate more turkey than I care to think about and put up the Christmas tree as we prepare for another holiday in the Boyd house. So as I put Thanksgiving to bed, I realize it’s time to focus on my musts for 2016.   I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions, but I am an advocate of creating a must list. You…

How To Turn Your Customers Into Advocates

Many times small business owners put 100% of their business building efforts into acquiring new customers. However, by doing so, business owners typically fail to talk to their current customers and use them as a business growth tool. What if every customer you had referred one customer to you a year. Your business would double, would it not? Sure it would. If you have 100 customers, they each refer 1 person each, that’s 100 new customers for a total of…

Lead Generation For Reclusive Entrepreneurs

A lot of people think entrepreneurs are naturally outgoing, gregarious and people friendly. However, that is not always the case. In fact, many times it’s just the opposite. Many entrepreneurs are only outgoing when they have to be, such as myself. I’m not outgoing. I’m not gregarious. And I prefer to be work alone. Yet, I can generate leads with ease, without having to approach strangers and without having to pick up the phone and cold call cold leads, only…

What Ticks You Off?

When it comes to motivation, a lot of people talk about what gives them the warm fuzzies. And that’s all well and good. However, today…I want to talk about something that pisses you off. Because sometimes…what ticks you off is a bigger motivator than what is warm and pleasant. Let me explain. There is a pain and pleasure principle. Tony Robbins has talked about it for years. And the point of it is this, what are you motivated by? Pain…or…

The Crossover

There comes a point in your career where you find yourself staring at some big, gnarly bridge. On the other side of the bridge is more growth, more people to work with and more adventure. But the bridge is scary because you’ve never been there before. You are left with a choice. You can cross the bridge or you can turn back around and stay exactly where you are.   To illustrate my point, allow me to share with you…