Spontaneity, Schmontaneity! You Want a Plan

My wife thinks I’m a spontaneous person.  Impulsive and spur-of-the-moment. It’s true. I am afflicted with S.O.S. – “sudden outburst syndrome” – and occasionally overshare. “You can’t spell T.M.I without Tim,” she often says. While it feels liberating, on the one...
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How to Make Better Videos on Your Phone

Three Tips for Cellphone Videos In a recent interview, Chris Williams, co-founder of Wide Awake Business, asks Tim for expert advice on how small business owners should begin using videos to market their companies on the web.  Click the player below to hear his...
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Direction Overcomes “Fire-Aim-Ready” Fail

Quick! What’s the leading cause of start-up failures in America? If you said “lack of funding,” you’d be wrong. A report, compiled and published by CB Insights, ranked all the reasons startup founders gave for their failures (aka: post-mortems).  Their number one...
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How to Fail-Proof Your Operation

Details are important.  Daily details cannot be overlooked.  But you must bring your gaze above the horizon from time-to-time to know if the minutiae of the moment are aligned with your true purpose. Sextants, sounders and spy-glasses were three tools sailors used for...
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Of Sweet Tea and Lead Magnets

It pays to be customer-centric. Literally. You must center your thoughts on what it’s like to be your own customer.  What do they want?  Where do they hurt?  What are their desires, frustrations or fears? If you’re in business, your sole purpose is to offer a solution...

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After Vision Comes Resolve

"These are the times that try men’s souls." Thomas Paine wrote those stirring words in the winter of 1776 as it became evident the Crown would not surrender its grip on the Colonies without bloodshed. Paine went on to say “Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered.”...

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The Twittersphere throws shade at Yahoo!

Yahoo! announced on January 9 that it is rebranding. Soon, we'll all know the company under its new moniker: Altaba.  The Twittersphere exploded...as seen in this video created by Fortune.com I'm sure our friends and former co-workers who are employed by Tegna can...

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