Cherry Picking

Cherry Picking

What do you do when a promotion completely bombs? First instinct: quietly turn off your ads, take the web page down, and convince yourself you really are awesome 100% of the time. And, never, ever, ever email your entire tribe about it.  Welp, here goes:  Last...
Optimize For Joy

Optimize For Joy

In 2017 I walked away from a profit sharing role at a company that would soon cross the 8-figure mark… And it was the best decision of my life. You see, prior to 2017 I was in charge of all the digital marketing at a fast growth company (funnels, ads, emails, content,...
How to Ethically Grow Your Online Business

How to Ethically Grow Your Online Business

Here are the 5 steps to a successful online business, for anyone who has these 2 things: #1: A product, service or idea. #2: An audience you feel called to serve. FIRST: Know our market. I mean, REALLY know the market. Know them so well that we could explain them in...
3 Ways People Buy: Emotion, Logic and Fear

3 Ways People Buy: Emotion, Logic and Fear

In December we bought a new (used) vehicle to replace our recently-totaled gray/gray/gray minivan. And today I’m going to teach you the 3 types of “closes” that everyone experiences when making a buying decision. As you learn the framework, pay attention to how it has...
Polishing vs. Publishing

Polishing vs. Publishing

Today is an important day. 3 years ago today I stepped out on my own after 11 years working a 9-5 job. On Feb 1st, 2017 I woke up and rubbed my eyes with nowhere to be.  No commute. No office. No co-workers. I didn’t know what to do… So I took the kids to school…...