@rezzz and @chrismarr101 on the future of sales and marketing

Chris Marr and Jason Resnick talk about the future of sales and marketing. This is great podcast about how you can leverage your content to reach your audience. I’ll be looking harder at how I use the titles in my blog posts in the future. One extra tip is to use Quora to see the […]

There is no ultimate “right” answer

We shouldn’t seek to find the ultimate “right” answer for ourselves, but rather, we should seek to chip away at the ways that we’re wrong today so that we can be a little less wrong tomorrow. – The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F- – k This begs the question, what did you do […]

A short list of who helped me in 2018 already

One reason people struggle to gain influence in their personal and professional lives is that they simply don’t ask for what they want. This is, in part, because people drastically underestimate the willingness of others to engage and help. – High Performance Habits Here is a short list of who has helped me in 2018 […]

@austinkleon on the tools you use

If you are just starting off and I tell you exactly how I work, right down to the brand of pen and notebook, I am, in a some small sense, robbing you of the experience of finding your own materials and your own way of working. – The tools matter and the tools don’t matter […]

Scheduling Thinking Time

From one of my favourite sites, Farnam Street: Your First Thought is Rarely Your Best Thought Most people schedule themselves like lawyers. They work in five- to eight-minute increments, scheduled back to back. The best part of their day is when they manage to sneak away for a quick coffee with a friend before heading […]

Facebook Not all it’s Cracked Up to be for Business

Part of our philosophy at the C4AA is to meet people where they are, and, undeniably, hundreds of millions of people (and some bots) are on Facebook. However, looking at the statistics provided by Facebook, we’ve come to realize that the connection we were after isn’t actually made. That’s why we’ve decided to stop putting […]

@shawnblanc on 8 week work cycles

This is a great post on working in 8 week cycles. I’ve tried working a 4×10 schedule (where you do 10 hours per day, 4 days a week and then take a 3-day weekend). And while I loved the 3-day weekend, I found that I was less productive overall. Those additional 2 hours per day […]

Where do you turn when things are crappy?

It’s been a tough week. My dog of 12 years was put down on Monday. I’ve had all manner of technology problems. My wife has been out with work a bunch and I’ve had to be there for three grieving kids. Today I’m going to talk more about mental health and how to make sure […]

What Will it Take to Have Your Best Year Ever?

I started my year looking at a book an having Your Best Year Ever, by Michael Hyatt. It’s fairly common knowledge that most goals start well, then die by February. The goal of Hyatt’s book is to give us the goal setting and achieving tools so that our year can be the best year we’ve […]

The Things You Think Make you Different Don’t…and here’s why

There are two types of qualifications for clients when they’re rooking at a service provider. First, there are the bare minimum qualifications. What they just expect because…thats’ what it takes to do a project. Second, are the standout qualities. The things that set you apart from the rest. How Often The Two are Confused Talking […]