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3 Types of Procrastinators – Which One Are You?

Procrastinators live for a distraction. We might not be doing the right work, but hey, we're doing work. Did you just hear a Tweet chirp? I'm kidding, come back from Twitter. Keep reading. Distractions leave us feeling busy. How often do we hear … [Read more]

Navigate Your To-Do List Like A Leader

Last week we talked about Leaders vs. Managers. Leaders run a business proactively and think about where it is headed while managers tend to focus more on the task at hand. When you are a Solo-preneur you need to be both a manager and a leader … [Read more]

Leaders vs. Managers – Which One Are You?

Dr. Stephen Covey, author of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, tells a story of a group cutting their way through a jungle with machetes. The group consists of the workers, whose job is to clear the undergrowth and make paths; and the managers, … [Read more]

My New Year’s Resolution Inspired by @unmarketing

Quit Consuming and Start Implementing in 2013 A golden tweet from @unmarketing. I read this, favorited it, retweeted it and clipped to Evernote. Have you ever gotten to the point in creating a product that is ready for release but you just … [Read more]

Running A Marathon Is Easier Than Running A Business

26.2 Miles vs. Successful Business It's safe to say that most people think running a marathon is crazy. Less than 1% of people in the US have attempted to run 26.2 miles. You know what's even crazier? 80% of small businesses fail in the first 3 to 5 … [Read more]

Feedback and How to Collect It

Praise vs. Feedback We all get praise from our clients. They use words like obsessed, amazing, and epic. There is however a huge difference between praise and feedback. I don't know about you but I love praise, and cringe at the thought of feedback. … [Read more]

Are You Creating An Experience?

Compete on Experience not Price  A quote that defines a struggle in today’s photography market. “No matter what product or service you provide, you have two options: compete on price or compete on experience. When you compete on price, you attract … [Read more]

Photographers Ignite on CreativeLive

Thank you to Kevin Kubota and CreativeLive for the opportunity to speak at Photographers Ignite in New York City! If you're not familiar with the Ignite platform, it is 5 minutes, 20 slides, 15 seconds each. And yes it's 5 minutes, period. No … [Read more]

Do You Know What Your Clients Saying About You?

The Importance of Feedback Getting feedback from clients is an easy way to improve the experience you deliver.  It’s an easily missed opportunity—after all, we do get feedback from our clients.  They sing our praises, and from time to time, they … [Read more]

LL Cool J and Dreams

Driving home late from a wedding,  I stumbled upon Piers Morgan interviewing LL Cool J. LL is inspiring. You can feel an energy, an intensity in his voice.  Piers Morgan says, "You have accomplished so much in your life. On your death bed what do you … [Read more]