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The Horrible Decision Maker

The Horrible Decision Maker

Some of the best business advice can come from the most absurd places. I must admit that watching the real news is depressing. Oil spills, nuclear disasters and Moammar Gadhafi do not make for an uplifting evening. The more serious life gets, the more I need the ridiculously sage words from sources such as Sigmund Marvin from What About Bob, “From all the horror in this world, what difference does it make?” (more…)

Enough of the Cliches

Enough of the Cliches

Cliches are tiresome, especially when their long term effect is negative. In traditional direct sales and retail marketing we focus on the product value statements to convince people to buy a product or service. For many network marketers brief lip service is given to the superior nature of the product before attention is then laser focused on the dough, the benjamins, the opportunity. I believe that is why so many opportunity based products have been hit so hard by the down economy.  Where the product based opportunities are flailing, other superior product value based companies are thriving. Summed up, if you are basing your product value on the opportunity instead of better price, quality or efficacy; you are probably using cliches and white lies to sell your opportunity. (more…)

We All Know Cool When We See It

We All Know Cool When We See It

I dress pretty hip these days.  I rarely wear a suit any more and even though I have a fancy Juris Doctorate and the big 40 is now less than 365 days away, I have a pair of Vans and I wear them often. I must admit that my wife buys all my clothes that people don’t give me on my birthday, but family and friends have done a pretty good job of making me look respectable.  Nothing represents what we think is cool more than what we are willing to wear on our bodies.  And this got me thinking. (more…)