Quick Question, do me a Favor?

Are you on Twitter at all? I used to have tons of fun on there, a few years ago. If you think I’m nuts in these emails, Twitter was where I’d really let my hair down.

Presenting: Your Inner Stoic. I Suggest You Two Become Good Friends

A wise man I know once said: “Life is about learning how to be at ease with things that aren’t easy”. That line by itself has kept me going through some very difficult phases in my life. I’ve discovered the truth in it, which is that ‘easy’ is a matter of perception. And you as […]

When You See a Good Thing… Grab That Sucker. No, Really

A few years ago when I ran my fancy-pantsy tailoring company, I was visiting my then-girlfriend in Poland. One of her parents’ friends was a retired tailor, and when he heard that a young enthusiast was doing the thing he loved so much, his daughter called to say he wanted to meet me. I don’t […]

How to Double, Triple or Quadruple Your Writing Speed – Today!

I had a guest post go live on Firepolemarketing last week, and it seemed to be a massive solution to quite a few people. If you joined my list after reading that post, this message is no news for you. But if you signed up any time before that post went live, you might have […]

"…and Then the Whale Blew Up in My Face", Said the Man

Of course the whale blew up: he frigging put dynamite in the poor thing. Same thing happens in oh-so-many businesses: “Let’s try this thing, that will definitely solve our problem!”   BANG……. True story: In 1970, a whale ended up beached in Oregon. Whales smell bad. Really bad. Especially if you let them sit dead […]

Get Rid of That Search Form Already

Today it’s going to be a real short one. There’s one mistake I see a lot, and it’s real bad for business. I’m talking about the search box that many people have on their site. Usually in the top right corner somewhere. That’s such a pity, because it’s

Sales Psychology: How I Finally Got My Grandmother Online

They say that the best way to get a sale is to know what people need and then show them how to get it. I had the good fortune to experience this for myself. Helen is an English lady who lives here in town. She’s in her 80’s, and while her body is failing her […]

Why High Heels Make Your Business Look Like a Cow

It’s summer in Europe, and that means fancy dress here in Spain. After being stuck inside all winter, people really grab the opportunity to go out once summer is in full swing. They party, they meet with friends and go to concerts, and I can tell you the Spanish sure like to look good while […]