Facebook: Blessing or Curse? #infographic

I had a MasterMind meeting the other day and this question came up, "What's one activity you wish you could do every day and one thing you could dump, delay, or delegate to make time for that one activity?" One of my colleagues answered that she wanted to get back into exercising. She has a video she used to watch and exercise by daily, but alas one little "devil" now seemed to interfere with that activity. The one thing she said she would dump in order to make time for exercise? It was time on … [Read more...]

4 Facebook Habits That Kill Authentic Connections (and How to Fix Them)

Thanks to guest blogger, Adela Rubio. Are you investing your time and energy in social media and not reaping the rewards you hear everyone talking about: clients, connections and income? Well the reason might be that your connection skills are primed for an upgrade. One of the most common mistakes that I see is frantically trying to boost your number of Facebook friends in hopes that the more friends you have, the easier it will be to share your message. Here’s the scoop, folks. It’s not … [Read more...]

Will going to the movies ever be the same?

“Our hearts are broken,” said Gov. John Hickenlooper. “It is beyond the power of words to fully express our sorrow…Coloradans have a remarkable ability to support one another in times of crisis. This is one of those times.” How does one make sense out of yesterday’s traumatic event in a Aurora Colorado movie theatre? I think, no matter what they ever uncover about James Holmes, his rampage on innocent movie goers will never make any sense. So now, do you find yourself giving a second thought … [Read more...]

Happy Thanksgiving from My Home to Yours

As another Thanksgiving rounds the corner, I hope you're getting ready to: Share the day with those you hold near and dear. Enjoy a nourishing meal prepared with all the delicious trimmings. Celebrate your gratitude for the joy and laughter in your life. Kick back, relax and cherish having a much-needed day off! And, here's some food for thought: "Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. . . It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, … [Read more...]

Do you want my business, but don’t want to piss me off?

Most of us have Web sites, write blog posts, use Facebook, LinkedIn & Twitter, etc. in an effort to increase our exposure and get more business. And, these days, most online marketers also have those wonderful opt-in boxes to capture leads - myself included. I'm writing this post because I'm beginning to feel that some marketers out there are going overboard. You sign up for their free offer and before you know it, your inbox is flooded with messages from them. For instance (and I'm guessing … [Read more...]