Busy Is Not a Badge of Honor

Busy has become a badge of honor. We reward people who work 80+ hours a week. We reward people who don’t take breaks or time off work. We reward people who forgo sleep. We reward people who say, “I’m busy.” But is being busy productive? Or more importantly, is being busy healthy? I am learning it’s not.


The Will To Win

Brands that win, fight. Growing a Sticky Brand takes more than building a strategy and executing it. It’s personal. It’s you versus them. And losing is not an option.


Entrepreneurship: It’s The Life We Choose

“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t so you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.”

I don’t know who said this quote, but it’s stuck with me for several years. There’s so much truth to it.


Personal Brands Are Not Corporate Brands

A personal brand is not a corporate brand. The brand building process is different. The outcomes are different. The goals are different. And this all stems from one simple reason: you can’t compress a career and a personality into a nice shiny box.


Sticky Branding Beats Oprah

There is nothing more intoxicating than selling a product or service that you are passionate about. It fuels you. It motivates you. It pushes you to fight and win. And that passion is exactly what drove Sticky Branding (the book) to be listed on the Globe and Mail Bestsellers List.


Skip New Year’s Resolutions, Focus On Goals and Habits

88% of people fail to achieve their New Year’s Resolutions. Skip the resolutions. Focus on developing 1 Big Goal, 3-5 Secondary Goals, and the habits that will drive success. Make the New Year your best year ever.


Goal Setting Worksheet

Success comes after you make Big Goals. This is a key principle from my book, Sticky Branding.

Big Goals are powerful. They energize you and your team to achieve greatness. But goal setting is a process.

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Giving Thanks: Take the Thank You Challenge

There are amazing people in your life and business, but in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season it’s easy to lose sight of the great work they do. Over the next week try a little exercise. See how many times you can say “thank you.” Make it a challenge.


Slay Your Time Vampires

The wrong employees, poor processes, weak systems, and bad partners can suck the life out of your company. They are Time Vampires. You cannot grow a vibrant, engaging brand if you are dragged down by Time Vampires. Find them, identify them, and slay them.


The Most Powerful Leadership Question

When you miss a goal ask yourself a very deep, powerful question, “What was it about my leadership that led to this result?” The buck stops with you. How is your leadership influencing your outcomes?