Running away?

photo credit: Watt_Dabney Today’s guest post is a quote from Henry Miller that I stumbled across. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us […]

What’s on your plate?

photo credit: jlastras As I spent the last month mulling over my strategic plan for this year, I started by looking at what I was doing operationally as if I was my own client. In the software business, it’s called “eating our own dogfood“. In other words, a vendor using their own software for the […]

Lost it all? Here’s how he came back

Today’s guest post is an interview with James Altucher, who had it all after selling his internet-based business. Shortly thereafter, he lost it all during the dot com bust in 2001-2002. The video above tells the story on what he did to turn his business fortunes around. He used software as a means, but the […]

Cracks in your life. What would bust them wide open?

photo credit: geoftheref Today’s guest post is from @BradRourke, who posts on a litany of topics revolving around self, community organizations, business and things in-between. The Mark Sanford meltdown was just one of his topics recently, but not so much about the paparazzi angle. Instead, he writes about what it might take to get a […]

A visual look at that “Do what you love and the money will come” thing

photo credit: TheAlieness GiselaGiardino²³ Today’s guest post is from Bud Caddell, where he’s taking something that is so pervasive that it has become a cliche – and turned it into a visual that is far more meaningful. While I might not insist upon doing what you love, I would say you’d better have an interest […]

Someone keyed my Karma

photo credit: jonmatthew photography Month before last during a coaching session, I had a pretty frank conversation with a client about freedom. Not the Constitutional kind of freedom, but freedom from the ball and chain that a business can become. I don’t mean that in a bad way, just that it can become a restriction […]

Are you a natural?

photo credit: hilectric Today’s guest post is from ChrisG.com and is about a question from @starbucker… What is so natural to you that it is like breathing? What aspect of yourself, which behavior, skill, activity, talent, is so part of you that you could not imagine yourself without it? Thatâ??s the key, itâ??s not just […]

Hugh’s advice for entrepreneurs

photo credit: Nils Geylen If you strongly prefer a G or PG post, this isn’t going to be your favorite guest post. Or maybe it will. Today’s guest post comes from Hugh MacLeod, and in fact, it’s part of his upcoming book (June 2009). You may know him from his cartoons, which he pens under […]

Online businesses: Service or schmervice?

From time to time, I stumble across online businesses that forget that first and foremost, they are a business – not a website. TWO this week. I generally find these things when I need service from a business for the first time. Perhaps the dream of the typical internet business owner is to put up […]