Should You Be Able to Make 6-Figures Only Working 4 Hours a Week?

Should you be able to make 6-figures only working 4 hours a week? This is a surprising hot-button for a lot of people I meet. Several years ago, Tim Ferriss wrote a book called, The 4-Hour Workweek. His premise is that if we only did what only we can do and off-loaded the rest of [...]

Can you train yourself to get good ideas?

Every day, my friend Kurt requires himself to come up with a good idea for a new product or service. He’s not self-employed, and his good idea doesn’t even have to relate to his current job. He’s actually just training himself to have good ideas all the time. It’s kinda like going to the gym [...]

Sitting on a Goldmine

Do you realize that you are sitting on a goldmine? You are talented. You are passionate. You have a way with people. No one else sees the world the same way you do. You are a unique blend of experiences, training and influences. You have great, original ideas. You have a gift to give the [...]

Don’t Take My Advice…

How often do you take the advice of experts? I’ve been asking random people this question and have been greeted with similar reactions — a little giggle, and a glancing away in embarrassment. It seems that many of us are in the business of ignoring the experts and going gung-ho, willy-nilly in the direction we [...]

Keep Your Sunny Side Up

Is Optimism Always a Positive? I have to admit it. Whenever I get an exciting idea which leads to a great new project – I always expect it to be a stellar success. Well, the reality is that a lot of the things I’ve tried have bombed.  Sometimes spectacularly. Does that mean I shouldn’t be [...]

The Bad Idea Parade

Are you ever afraid to have bad ideas? Well, you just might want to get over it! I read recently that it can take hundreds of bad ideas to uncover one Truly Great Idea. (Sounds a little like dating, doesn’t it?) You want to have good ideas, don’t you?  I know that I do.  Recently, [...]