music education

Edwin Culver – Finding Meaning in Music – How Music Education Goes Beyond the Classroom (AoL 107)

Lots of people want to change the world – but, unfortunately, they think that only government can do that. So how do you help them change that belief? To one where they think anything is possible? I personally believe that anyone can make change – it’s just a matter of finding your own personal Truth […]

how to overcome insecurity

How to Overcome Insecurity when You’re Starting Something New

Do you feel insecure? Maybe about your passions? That they’re not shared by anyone else? Maybe you’re insecure about social situations. Perhaps you’re wondering what people are thinking about you? Or, are you simply worried about putting your art into the world? Again, thinking that someone might compare it to some great artist? Or they’ll […]

what is networking

What is Networking: A Way to Get More Stuff Done!

With the recent creation of the Junto on Facebook some members have started calling me “networking machine”. I don’t know about that particular title, but one of my joys is getting people and ideas together to do awesome things! I guess you could call that networking. And if that’s the case, then yeah – I’m a […]

sales skills

Mark Boersma – Developing your Sales Skills: Why Business Systems are Huge in Making Predictable Revenue (AoL 106)

You always hear about people “systematizing” their work. However, so many of us, especially us solopreneurs, don’t take the time to do that. Sure, we might write an SOP if we hire a virtual assistant (if we’re smart), but when it comes down to our creative work we never take the time to think about […]

Basics of The Junto- An Online and In Person Mega Mastermind Group

Well, guys, it’s official! The new Facebook group is up and going! I present to you…    I’m really excited to bring you guys’ this joint effort. It’s been something I’ve been wanting to do for awhile but I just didn’t have the pieces in place to be able to get it done. Now I […]

knowing when to quit

Knowing When to Quit: Sometimes you have to Slow Down to Speed Up

I’ve been struggling with a question that has been making me think recently. Last week during my 9/12 rememberance, one of the things that I realized was that “things change”. This has always been the case, obviously, with just about anything – but it’s especially true with online business and marketing. When I first ran […]

reading body language

Lisa Mitchell – Becoming Aware of Your Body Posture: Why Reading Body Language and Giving the Right First Impression are Vital to Success (AoL 105)

Whether you’re on a phone, in person, or standing on stage – communication is king. In general, when you think about the word communication, your first thought probably is a vision of someone talking. I know that’s the case for me. However, during the time when we’re talking or simply standing still, our body is actually […]

remembering 9 11

Remembering 9/11: Refocusing on the More Important Things

It’s September 12th again. The day after 9/11. How are you feeling? What’s on the top of your mind? Business plans? Getting out of your day job on time? Lots of things going on, I’m sure. Let’s slow down a little bit. Let me ask you a question. Did you have the chance to watch […]

local advertising

JR Rivas – Leveraging Creative Marketing in Local Advertising: What a 23 year Old Did to Create a 6 Figure Digital Marketing Agency (AoL 104)

Most entrepreneurs think, at some point, about the ability to strike it rich one day doing whatever is that they’re doing. In my Amway days, a good question I remember being asked was “Doing the job that you’re doing, could the income they’re making ever be obtainable?” Most of the time the question was answered […]

podcast logo

Designing Your Podcast Logo and Social Media Artwork: A DIY’ers Guide on Giving Your Show a Face

What did you do over the Labor Day weekend? The “last” weekend of summer? Did you manage to get out with friends or family for dinner? Maybe even enjoy a barbeque? How about your business? Did you do any work on it? Just because it’s a holiday weekend doesn’t mean you can’t work on it! […]