The Be The Change for YOU Challenge. #BTC4You

We all could use change in our lives.  Change is difficult, even when it’s for the best.  Habits are easy, but unfortunately most of us don’t have enough good habits.  And, when our busy lives get too busy, we take on even more bad habits, because there are other things that need to get done. [...]

Purple Glasses – New Twitter now muted

Thanks to Becky McCray, I’ve learned all about filters and the ability to mute twitter application sources.  I’m now experiencing “social media twitter” without the noise of automation.  Only tweets from people that are online – how it use to be. (see here why I’m writing this) I’ll start from the beginning. When I first entered [...]

Put on someone else’s glasses

 When I was a kid, one of my favorite books had a poem in it about a grandpa that dropped his glasses in a pot of purple dye.  Can you guess what happened when he put them back on?  He saw a purple sky.  In fact, the entire poem was about how everything he saw [...]

Growing up digital

My kids have been playing Webkinz for years. It’s an offline stuffed animal with a special code that lets you activate your new “pet” online. Once online, there’s plenty of game mechanics to keep you engaged with the site – earning virtual currency (Kinz Cash) to buy stuff for your pet and the house you build for him. If you [...]

Don’t Argue – A/B test with Visual Website Optimizer

Stop wondering about performance tweaks. Have you ever wondered how a page on your website or blog would perform if only you did X instead of Y?  What about the time that you got into the huge argument with your designers or programmers on what a button should say, or where it should go?  Let’s [...]

Delete Your Inbox in 5 steps

It’s time to delete your inbox.  Sound scary?  For me it is a very scary concept.  How can I delete my inbox, when it contains so much important information?  There’s unread email I need to check out.  And what about the files, the passwords, the notes, and everything else about my life dating back to [...]

My 3 Words for 2012

I’ve never been much for New Year’s resolutions, but a recent newsletter from Chris Brogan inspired me to pick and write about 3 words that will define my 2012. For more information, check out Chris’s post here. These are my words: Serve. Sell. Execute. Serve – I will share my learned knowledge with anyone I [...]

Self Published Collaboration

Let’s Work together. When likeminded people get together, and are focused on a common goal, that goal can be achieved quickly, and often better than any one of those individuals trying to achieve something on their own.  The first thing that comes to my mind when I hear “collaboration”, is open source software. Before open [...]

Entrepreneur Survival Guide – Never underestimate the power of starting

  Finish your broccoli. We spend a major portion of our lives being told to finish things. We’re told not to quit. Just 2 more bites. Just 1 more step. There’s certainly times when finishing is the right thing, but what about starting? I’ve always wanted to __________ . What’s stopping you, other than starting? [...]

How was our customer service

  I recently return a rented car from a trip down to Indianapolis for the 2011 HR Indiana Conference that we attended.  When approached by the guy who handles the car return at my local Enterprise Rent-a-car, I was a bit taken back by the first question I was hit with.  It wasn’t “How was [...]