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August 24, 2017

What’s your definition of stress? I’ll tell you mine: “when perceived demand exceeds capacity”. Pay attention to the word “perceived.” You’ll soon see why. Conventional wisdom says, “Less stress equals happiness, and more stress equals pain”. We’re conditioned to steer clear of the stress... Read More

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August 16, 2017

Remember the scene when Spider Man fought a mad scientist who had transformed into a creepy reptile-like monster? In one frame, the scientist was lauded for his groundbreaking achievements, and in the next, he became a two-story monster with 6 legs and pincer claws.

August 03, 2017

Just a few weeks ago I was in Denver, Colorado facilitating a Turning Point for a client. I needed a printer for the 2-day event so the client could fly home with a clear documentation of the process, wins and next steps. Off I drove to Walmart. As I was perusing the printers, the sales guy told me a little secret.

Oprah Winfrey was fired from her job as a news anchor and was told she was “unfit for television.” Walt Disney’s newspaper editor told him he “lacked imagination and had no good ideas” as he fired him. Michael Jordan was kicked off his high school basketball team. Abraham Lincoln pretty much takes the cake.

You've heard this before, “necessity is the mother of all invention.” So today, we’ll go one step deeper and talk about what few do. I recently went on a week-long tour with my sister and her granddaughter throughout Israel. We had a bunch of activities planned, and on a whim we decided to visit a farm. Now I’ll be honest. I didn’t have high hopes.

It’s almost the 4th of July. What’s on your mind? Time with family or friends? Good food? A little get-away? Shopping? Maybe just another day of work? I have much of that on my mind too, but there’s something bigger that the upcoming holiday has gotten me thinking about: what it takes to achieve freedom and success.

As a marketing guy, I'm always on the lookout for cool marketing ideas and ads I can use or pass along to my clients for them to use.I recently stumbled across one that you've got to check out!Click on the image below to see it for yourself and then I got a few questions to ask you afterwards. Go ahead, watch the 30-second video. Then come back. I'll wait.Okay, you watched it? Great.Quick quiz:1. What kind......

Everyone wants to create "touch points," a favorite buzzword for marketers. A touch point is that intersection between your business and your customer where you interact and communicate something -- hopefully, something of value. Glance over this diagram:While each "touch point" offers value, they miss the emotional power and tactile experience of the five senses: Sight. Sound.......

I was wrong! I take it all back!

6 people who refused to fail, and their incredible stories

Rahamim Melamed-Cohen, Ph.D. continues to inspire and motivate me to this day even though he can do nothing more than think and blink his eyes. To me and countless others, he's a living miracle. I'm pictured here seated to the left of Dr. Cohen along with his wife, Elisheva, and his Adobe Illustrator tutor from the Betzalel Academy of Art.Want to be truly rich?Just a few days ago, my family got a rare......