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Keep the Conversation Going

In today’s connected world, digital “communication” is the preferred method by most folks to get in touch with others. Really, though, are we actually communicating?

People now more than ever have a difficult time talking about difficult subject matter. If you want to be a disruptor and you want to shake things up as a “what else” type of person, then you have to be willing to talk with someone face-to-face, otherwise you never truly broach the heart of a serious issue.… Continue reading...

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I Didn’t Have the Time

Everyone says that they don’t have time. Well, everyone is lying. The reality is everybody has time, but they decided some things were more important than others. Here’s another gem from my friend Seth Godin about time.

-Brandon

This actually means, “it wasn’t important enough.” It wasn’t a high priority, fun, distracting, profitable or urgent enough to make it to the top of the list.… Continue reading...

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Should Your Kids Know How Much You Make?

Having been a kid that came from nothing, people always ask me about having kids that come from something. Simply, the big question amongst people that have wealth is, “How do you avoid your kids becoming spoiled brats?”

I have always felt that the answer comes in two parts:

  1. Don’t try to make your kids believe that you don’t have what you have.
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8 Questions with Author Tim Leberecht

Had the pleasure of getting to know Tim Leberecht, CMO of NBBJ, who recently published The Business Romantic: Give Everything, Quantify Nothing and Create Something Greater Than Yourself. Was fascinated by Leberecht’s TED Talk about usefully losing control. As a marketer, i’s an interesting concept when it comes to understanding your customers’ needs and wants.Continue reading...

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Schedule the Important Things

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You always should make it a point to schedule the important things in life.

Here’s a story:

I have a friend who is a marriage therapist and they where telling me a story about a couple they where helping.

My friend the therapist asked how often they where having sex and both replied, “It’s been about 20 years.”

“20 years?” he replied, “Why has it been so long?”

Again they answered in unison, “We have been really busy!Continue reading...