Monthly Archives: September 2015

Shooting from the Hip: Taking Offence

The problem with taking offense is that it’s really hard to figure out what to do with it after you are done using it. Offence is not given, it is taken Better to just leave it on the table and … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Comparison Steal Your Joy

“Comparison is the thief of joy.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt “Comparison is the death of joy.” ― Mark Twain “I cannot say this too strongly: Do not compare yourselves to others. Be true to who you are, and continue to learn … Continue reading

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Shooting from the Hip: ….and the Angry Habit

It’s easy to imagine habits like smoking after a meal, biting your nails or saying, “you know” after every sentence. An event or a time of day triggers us, and we go with the habit. It’s easier than exploring new … Continue reading

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Shooting from the Hip: How loud and how angry?

Professionals are able to get their work done without using emotion to signify urgency. When a doctor asks the nurse for a scalpel, she does not have to raise her voice, stamp her foot or even make a face. She … Continue reading

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What have you failed at recently?

Are you better at what you do than you were a month or two ago? A lot better? How did you get better? What did you read or try? Did you fail at something and learn from it? Does that … Continue reading

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The Change We Seek: Seeing what is vs. Seeing what you are hoping for

Looking at the world, you either see what is or see what you are hoping for. Our temptation is to see what we are hoping for. At the Vuka Advisory Board for Entrepreneurs we get to see some entrepreneurs who … Continue reading

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The Change We Seek: Two Ways to Get Married

Our society has shifted and every company needs to make the shift if it wants to grow. Either: You are going to spam the world, yell at them, run promotions, distribute flyers, cold calls, send emails, and send sales people … Continue reading

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The Change We Seek: … And the world we change

Most of entrepreneurs and marketers, particularly in the marketing of social-change groups, focuses on educating people and getting them to make different (and better) decisions. But most actions are not decisions at all. In Bethlehem and some of the coldest … Continue reading

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The Change We Seek: People Who Matters

Entrepreneurship is about change: changing people’s actions, perceptions or the conversation. Successful change is almost always specific, not general. You don’t have a chance to make mass change, but you can make focused change. The challenge of mass media was … Continue reading

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Would we miss you when you are gone?

If Debonairs disappeared tomorrow, who would miss them? Could you find a replacement pizza? A replacement place to work? What about your personal marketing, though? If you disappeared tomorrow, would the customers you call on miss you? The places you … Continue reading

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