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To get more clarity

To get more clarity

To get more clarity, take a step in the direction of the destination. Wise words from Michael Hyatt For a complete collection of my quote cards, click...
How to Fire a Client [3 Scripts!]

How to Fire a Client [3 Scripts!]

We spend so much of our professional lives fearing that we’ll get fired from our jobs that when the tables turn, we have no idea what to do or say. Becoming a freelancer, consultant, or owning your agency means that you have the power and flexibility to take on...
Leadership Is

Leadership Is

Wise words from Glennon Doyle Melton, a part of Michael Hyatt’s Influence & Impact Summit, 2015 For a complete collection of my quote cards, click...
What Stood Out: Week of February 21st 2016

What Stood Out: Week of February 21st 2016

Welcome to this week’s edition of What Stood Out As you may know, I review thousands of articles relating to marketing, business, productivity, or leadership each week. While many of the posts are insightful and well-written, some truly rise to the top and...

Trading Urgent for Important: Husbands

Timely share by my friends at Fierce Marriage following my post this morning. Husbands, it is critically important that we prioritize our most valuable resource: our time. As men, it's so tempting to chase career goals before family goals. Society applauds...
Replacing Urgent with Important

Replacing Urgent with Important

I’ve been thinking a lot about how we place priority on events on our lives. From taking care of our children to finishing work projects, it is easy to become overly focused on the urgent and lose sight of the important. What if we commit to being more intentional...
When You Can’t Lead Others

When You Can’t Lead Others

If you are unwilling to make the journey, it is impossible for you to lead your team through it. Wise words from Citizens Creative House; photo by Jeff Marsh Studios For a complete collection of my quote cards, click...

I Am Not A Salesperson

I love this image found on Britney Jones’ Facebook profile. She is a stylist for Stella & Dot, the fashion and jewelry retailer. But she is not defined by her title. I suspect that any reader of this site could easily identify with the title “Salesperson” or...
Why People Resist Change

Why People Resist Change

One of the most common reasons people resist change is their focus on what they will lose, or the cost of their decision. Instead, focus on what you will gain as a result. For a complete collection of my quote cards, click...
5 Myths About Content Marketing

5 Myths About Content Marketing

Content marketing is everywhere. Eighty-eight percent of B2B marketers use content marketing and it was the most important digital trend in 2015. However, there are still a lot of questions left unanswered. How often should you be blogging? Should you be producing...
What Stood Out: Week of January 31st 2016

What Stood Out: Week of January 31st 2016

Welcome to this week’s edition of What Stood Out As you may know, I review thousands of articles relating to marketing, business, productivity, or leadership each week. While many of the posts are insightful and well-written, some truly rise to the top and...
Inbound Vs Outbound Marketing

Inbound Vs Outbound Marketing

This article was originally published in 2012. Amazingly, it is still accurate. Today’s consumer is bombarded with upwards of 3,000 advertising interruptions each day. Marketing and advertising budgets are being stretched and sales people are working harder. All this...
A Preview of Tomorrow’s Event

A Preview of Tomorrow’s Event

Tomorrow I am hosting a free digital marketing question and answer session. This is for business owners, leaders, and entrepreneurs who are ready to take their business to the next level – but feel stuck. The questions from attendees are already pouring in, and...
What Stood Out: Week of January 3rd 2016

What Stood Out: Week of January 3rd 2016

Welcome to this week’s edition of What Stood Out As you may know, I review thousands of articles relating to marketing, business, productivity, or leadership each week. While many of the posts are insightful and well-written, some truly rise to the top and...
What Stood Out: Week of December 28th

What Stood Out: Week of December 28th

Every week, I review thousands of articles relating to marketing, business, productivity, or leadership. While many of the posts are insightful and well-written, some truly rise to the top and challenge my thinking or offer a new perspective. Often, these gems...
What Stood Out: Week of December 21st

What Stood Out: Week of December 21st

I hope you and your family had a wonderful and relaxing Christmas! Every week, I review thousands of articles relating to marketing, business, productivity, or leadership. While many of the posts are insightful and well-written, some truly rise to the top and...
Must Be Present To Win

Must Be Present To Win

To be relevant in today’s economy, you have to be where your customers expect you to be. No longer is it enough to “be” on social media, to have an ecommerce store, or have a blog … You must have the means in place for your customer to meet you...
What Stood Out: Week of December 14th

What Stood Out: Week of December 14th

Every week, I review thousands of articles relating to marketing, business, productivity, or leadership. While many of the posts are insightful and well-written, some truly rise to the top and challenge my thinking or offer a new perspective. Often, these gems...
What Stood Out: Week of December 7th

What Stood Out: Week of December 7th

Every week, I review thousands of articles relating to marketing, business, productivity, or leadership. While many of the posts are insightful and well-written, some truly rise to the top and challenge my thinking or offer a new perspective. Often, these gems...
Love and Leadership

Love and Leadership

Love and leadership are remarkably similar. Successful leaders understand the importance of forgiveness and owning their mistakes. Image from my friends at Fierce Marriage For a complete collection of my quote cards, click...
Mailbox Alternatives

Mailbox Alternatives

Zero inbox. Inbox control Email management. Whatever you want to call wrangling your email inbox into submission, I’ve counted on Mailbox for years. With news that creator Dropbox is shutting down my second favorite email management app, I can admit that I am...
Stop Waiting. Start Creating.

Stop Waiting. Start Creating.

Success requires action. Planning is great, but a plan without forward movement is useless. Stop waiting. Start creating. From Michael Hyatt For a complete collection of my quote cards, click...
What if Giving Thanks Included More Giving

What if Giving Thanks Included More Giving

In this season of giving thanks for our many blessings, what if we consider increasing our emphasis on “giving”? Consider what you have to give to each of the following: Your customers Your employees Your visitors Your favorite charity Your family Your...
Overcoming Objections to Inbound Marketing [Blab]

Overcoming Objections to Inbound Marketing [Blab]

What We’re Blabbing About Freelancers, Agencies, and Consultants: Have you ever run into sales objections when proposing inbound or content marketing services to a prospect? This week, we discuss how to address and overcome these objections – including the...
Your Superpower

Your Superpower

How many people on this planet can say they have done all the things you have done? How many others have faced the same trials and sorrows? How many can boast of having the same emotions, reactions, viewpoints, bias, suspicions, opinions, hypothesis, and feelings? You...
Selling on Social Media Workshop – Today

Selling on Social Media Workshop – Today

Have you ever struggled to generate new sales leads using social media? Or maybe you feel like social is a massive time suck that takes you away from running your business? In today’s free, online-based workshop, I will be covering how to combat these feelings...
Making the Most Out Of Your Holiday Marketing [Blab]

Making the Most Out Of Your Holiday Marketing [Blab]

What We’re Blabbing About With the holidays approaching, marketers and business owners around the country are scrambling to make the most out of their marketing. Whether you have an ecommerce site or physical store, you won’t want to miss Sean Royer and me...
A Social Selling Strategy

A Social Selling Strategy

A social sales strategy does not need to be overly complex. If you focus on providing value to your prospective customers, you will see success. It’s that simple. For a complete collection of my quote cards, click...
30 Marketing Ideas for the Modern Marketer

30 Marketing Ideas for the Modern Marketer

Sometimes it is hard to keep the creative juices flowing. With all the tasks vying for our attention, plus fighting social sharing overload, it is difficult to maintain “freshness” in our marketing. Here are 30 ideas that you can use in your next marketing...
Fall Down 7 Times, Stand Up 8

Fall Down 7 Times, Stand Up 8

Success comes from not giving up. Keep up the fight, you’ll see your victory! A photo posted by Shaun Nestor (@shaunnestor) on Sep 16, 2015 at 6:56pm PDT For a complete collection of my quote cards, click...

7 Simple Social Media Tips

Social media is a revolutionary method of communicating with fans, followers, prospective customers, and Strangers (those who you, likely, would not otherwise reach). Even more compelling is the ability to use social media to reach your competitor’s circle of...
Understanding Customer Personas

Understanding Customer Personas

Understanding customer personas, sometimes called ‘buyer personas‘ or ‘buyer personalities‘, is an important first step in the inbound marketing process. Knowing the overall personality of your customer, where they live, their age, their...
How Social Media is Changing the Sales Process

How Social Media is Changing the Sales Process

There is a fundamental shift in sales today; and your competitor knows it. Old marketing methods are producing old results. It obviously isn’t working the way it used to. There is a gold rush for education as companies scramble to sell to a more knowledgeable buyer....

Four Elements of Social Selling

Last week, LinkedIn opened their Social Selling Index (SSI) to the public. I find scores like this fascinating, we have so much social noise out there, sometimes it is hard to know what is working and what’s not. It is nice to see the data to prove (or disprove)...
What Is Content Marketing?

What Is Content Marketing?

Big data, native advertising, vlogging, content marketing. With new buzzwords cropping up every week, how do you know which new marketing strategy is actually worth pursuing? And which ones will just fizzle out and die, à la MySpace? While you don’t have to...
How To Develop a Social Media Strategy

How To Develop a Social Media Strategy

Whether you care to accept it or not, social media is here to stay. It is becoming a powerful marketing tool for businesses all over the world to connect with their customers. The questions is no longer, “should we be doing social media?” It is now,...
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