2021: We don't know what we don't know

2021: We Don't Know What We Don't Know

2021 is just around the corner. I've been thinking a lot about it lately. My office whiteboard is scribbled with industry event dates that may or may not happen, creative ideas I want to pursue, and even some items I need to finish and launch. Of…
E-Commerce Help with Shirt Lab Forge

E-Commerce Help With Shirt Lab Forge

The secret project that Shirt Lab co-founder Tom Rauen and I have been working on came to fruition when the registration for Shirt Lab Forge was launched this past week. The event will be held virtually on October 23 and 24, 2020. I know…
Devouring a Red Goldfish

Devouring A Red Goldfish

This article is going to promote my friend Roger Burnett and Stan Phelps' new book, "Red Goldfish Promo Edition: How Promotional Products Leverage Purpose to Increase Impact." If I do a good job, you'll click that link and buy it. Wait!…
Punch Fear in the Face

Punch Fear in the Face

Occasionally, you have to punch fear in the face. Admit it. There is something that you have been wanting to do for some time now but haven't started. Sitting over here at my desk, I don't have a clue what that might be. But I do know…
Stop protecting 2020 start thinking 2021

Stop Protecting 2020, Start Thinking 2021

I'm just going to say it. Stop protecting 2020. This year, frankly, doesn't need your help. It's already junkyard dog mean. I've written several articles about how to reinvent your business, plus a book, "Moving Past Disaster" that can…
Dad, Your YouTube Channel Sucks

Dad, Your YouTube Channel Sucks

"Dad, your YouTube channel sucks." That's what my 16-year old son Jack said to me one day a few months ago. Here's the thing. He was right. I knew I needed more video content. It actually had been on my mind, but like many other projects…