Getting Real: Dropping F-Bombs For Pleasure and Profit

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Getting Real: Dropping F-Bombs For Pleasure and Profit

This has been coming for a while… I’ve danced around the issue in the past. But a recent brilliant post entitled—The Short Sweet Guide to Being Fucking Awesome—by my friend Julien Smith, the co-author of New York Times bestselling Trust Agents, made me revisit it and explore it on a deeper level. It’s about language, […]

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Why I Moderate

Every once in a while I’m asked why I moderate comments, rather than let the conversation go wherever it needs to go. There’s a great divide about this in the blogosphere. Some folks believe you should never restrict the conversation. Others believe the “Your comment is awaiting moderation” message is such a turn-off that it […]

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Book Review: Enchantment, The Thank You Economy

Today’s video Drive-by Book Review is for Guy Kawasaki’s Enchantment and Gary Vaynerchuk’s The Thank You Economy. If you feel like grabbing copies, just click on the books…     [FTC Diclosure: Yup, those suckers are affiliate links, if you buy either book using them, you’ll not only have my, Guy and Gary’s eternal devotion, […]

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Doesn’t Take Much

On Sunday, I published a post called Comeupins. Within seconds, I started getting emails, DMs on twitter, messages on Facebook and comments saying “stop the presses, change the spelling before too many people see it.” And I genuinely appreciated so many people looking out for me. But I wasn’t about to change it. I know […]

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Profitable Idealism?

In January, I introduced you to a small gathering of people who are doing great work by helping others do great work. Well, the response to those calls was so incredible (we had over 700 people sign up for each and maxed out my 250 line bridge for every call), I’ve decided to keep the […]

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Evil Plans: Success Is More Complex Than Failure

Evil Plans is Hugh MacLeod’s crazy-hot new book of thoughts and drawings on the topic of bringing cool things…like your life…to life. One part motivation, one part entrepreneurship, one part marketing, one part fun, all parts provocative raconteur, the book not only shares great ideas and insights, it entertains and engages along the way. What […]

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Would You Rather Own the List or the Product?

If you’d asked me this question 10 years ago, I would have said, “the product.” As an entrepreneur and a “maker,” I’ve always worked on the assumption that the catbird seat belonged to the one who created the thing being sold. Now, I’m not so sure. Until recently, in all of my professional endeavors, I’ve […]

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Affiliate Marketing Smackdown With Nick Reese

I’m often asked what the best online business model is. Blogging, digital courses, books or products, webinars, seminars, teleseminars, list-marketing, JVs, advertising, affiliate marketing? And, the answer I’ve found is…the one you’re most drawn to. Many different models work, but each one also takes time and most people try one for a few weeks, fail […]

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That’s What Pros Do

In January, I… Published 17 blog posts Organized, promoted and conducted 4 conference calls (3 for the blog, 1 for my private Creation Tribe) Processed more than 6,000 emails Updated my Facebook status dozens of times Tweeted hundreds of times Read hundreds of posts, articles and a few books Had 14 skype/phone meetings and interviews […]

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The Health Club Slide, Fire Starter Replay, Pull Up a Chair

I’m in The New York Times: What’s Ailing Health Clubs Back in my fitness/yoga entrepreneur days, I landed a number of nice features in The New York Times. But yesterday, I found my way back into the pages of the Style section in an article that takes a contrarian look at the big-box health club […]

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