Social Media Is a Social Equalizer

Social Media Is a Social Equalizer

In the process of researching The Virtual Handshake back in 2004, I met scientist, researcher and disabilities activist Gregor Wolbring and discussed at length with him the benefits of virtual social interaction for the disabled.

Nothing But the Dog in Me

Nothing But the Dog in Me

I couldn’t get this song out of my head this morning. Bow wow wow, yippie yo, yippie yeah. Bow wow, yippie yo, yippie yeah.

How to Prevent Online Reputation Problems Before They Happen

How to Prevent Online Reputation Problems Before They Happen

As the saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Cleaning up online reputation problems when they’re showing up in search engines can be slow and costly. The far more effective—and cost-effective—approach is to prevent those problems before they happen. You may not be able to eliminate the issue entirely, but every problem that’s dealt with before it shows up online is money in the bank.

How to Succeed Without Setting Goals

How to Succeed Without Setting Goals

Can you imagine a life without goals? It doesn’t mean becoming a wandering bohemian or a couch potato slacker. What matters is that you keep moving in the right direction, not when you get there. Find your own path to success, and enjoy the journey.

The Truth About Motivation

The Truth About Motivation

Motivation isn’t about just getting pumped up. It’s about the moment of truth when you turn intention into action. And there’s only one right way to do it: the way that works for you.

Why and How to Build Stronger Relationships Online

Why and How to Build Stronger Relationships Online

So, you’ve got hundreds of LinkedIn connections, Facebook friends, and Twitter followers. Now what? Are they really helping you grow your business? Depending on what you’re trying to accomplish, you may need to focus on stronger—and fewer—online relationships. Here’s how.

MLM and Regulators:  Innovation, not Infraction

MLM and Regulators: Innovation, not Infraction

Direct sellers seem to keep getting in trouble with the FTC and other regulators. Is there really a fundamental flaw with the model, or are these companies simply pushing the envelope of innovative business models?

Keep Calm and Hold Long

Keep Calm and Hold Long

The stock market is a panic this morning, but you don’t have to be. There are two simple truths you need to keep in mind.

Just Write

Just Write

Do you ever feel like you just don’t blog often enough? And what’s your excuse? “I’m busy” is lame. You have thoughts in your head that need to be expressed and shared. You simply have to make the time, develop the habit.

On Cynicism

On Cynicism

  Cynicism is so 2000-late. Get over it. It’s not hip or cool or intellectual….

On Modesty

On Modesty

I’ve been accused — more than once or twice — of being arrogant…or at least…

I miss #FollowFriday

I kinda miss #FollowFriday…looking to make some new connections. Who are YOUR top people to…

What your body does and is — is amazing

What your body does and is — is amazing

This guest post from Muscle Motivation is the most inspiring thing I’ve ever read about body image. Whether you’re fit, fat or somewhere in between, this is a must-read.

The 7 Keys to a Powerful Network – The Dash Radio

The 7 Keys to a Powerful Network – The Dash Radio

The central organizing concept in my first book, The Virtual Handshake, is “The 7 Keys to a Powerful Network”, a strategic framework for all of your business relationships that will make you far more effective in how you use your time, and help you align your relationship-building activities with your business objectives. I gave an overview, along with some first steps to start applying the concepts, on The Dash Radio last week.

New Empire Avenue strategy yields impressive results

New Empire Avenue strategy yields impressive results

Empire Avenue is a social stock market game that yields real business benefits. People (and businesses) buy and sell “stock” in other people and businesses, and those stocks pay dividends based on the social media activity of the person or business. I’m always looking for ways to optimize my Empire Avenue strategy, and this week I had a major breakthrough, based entirely on a shift in buying strategy.

Herbalife bounces back as savvy investors go long

Herbalife bounces back as savvy investors go long

Bill Ackman represents the very worst of Wall Street. Not only is he attacking a legitimate company that employs thousands of people and generates part-time incomes for over 2 million independent distributors around the world, he has the unmitigated gall to style himself as a protector of the people in doing so.

Expected Value: How to play the odds and come out ahead

Expected Value: How to play the odds and come out ahead

What humans fear universally is the unknown. As entrepreneurs we embrace the unknown rather than spending our assets and resources trying to avoid it. The true entrepreneurial spirit sees the unknown as possibility and opportunity. “It’s the stuff that dreams are made of…”