How to Avoid Shiny Object Syndrome


Today as I write you, it’s a gorgeous 67 degrees outside. The birds are chirping, the trees are even starting to bud. Whether it’s spring fever distracting you or the wearing of numerous hats in your business, it can be hard to focus on and do what’s most truly important, that will make the greatest […]

Why I Quit My Dream Job


On a Sunday evening in July 2006, I boarded a red-eye flight to Boston, where the following day I would officially begin work for the Microsoft Financing program. There was no better way to start than jumping in with both feet at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference, with some 15k-ish partners and Microsoft employees in attendance. […]

Valentine’s Day Nonsense…and the Promo Planning You Should Be Doing Right Now

Valentine Day

My spam folder has blown up this week. Just about every company is eagerly sharing with me all of their Valentine’s Specials (and if it’s not Valentine’s Day, it’s President’s Day). On one hand, I totally get it. They’re being relevant to what is probably on a lot of people’s minds right now. I heard […]

What I’m Reading Now

What I'm Reading Now

Somehow I’ve devoured four books in the last three weeks…and there’s a favorite from last month that you need to know about. I’ve already mentioned them on multiple occasions to more than one friend, so I thought you might find them interesting as well. They’re not all business-related, but then, life isn’t! In no particular […]