Creating Your Personal Brand


I have been asked a lot of questions lately about how to build a personal brand. Mainly, what is the difference between a personal brand and digital marketing, do I need a personal brand, and how do I go about doing this? Enter my long-time friend Jennifer McClure. I have known Jennifer for a number of years now, and she has built a very successful speaking business and now travels the world … [Read more...]

The Technology of my Runme has Changed My Life


I never thought I would ever buy an electronic gadget that would record my steps or heart rate. I did however receive one for my birthday, and it has actually changed my life. I have been doing strength training for the last 5 years which has changed my health and allowed me to have a better and more healthy life. What I did not know was the positive effects it was having on my sleep, my heart … [Read more...]

Accidental Business Success is No Accident

I know you have heard that many businesses started by someone making a mistake. While this is true the businesses in question did not start because of the mistake. The people involved saw the “mistake” as an opportunity. I offer the following by way of illustration: Bourbon Teflon Microwave Whiskey has been with civilized man for ages. The distillation process is basically the same for all … [Read more...]

Is Embracing Technology Necessary?


The short answer to this question is yes. The rest of this blog will explain that. If you do not have any time to read this just go with yes and get back to work. For the rest of you I will illustrate this with two companies. One is Encyclopedia Britannica and the other is a nonexistent track ball company which will not be named for reasons of impropriety. The high-class standard for all … [Read more...]

Passion Makes the Business World Go Around

In all my years of business coaching, counseling, and ownership I have noticed one thing all businesses have in common. They are started from someone’s passion, and people’s passions are different for a very good reason. What resonates with one person is another person’s hell. My first experience with this was playing football in high school. We had guys on the team who were really good, and then … [Read more...]

Pinterest and Engagement

I finally figured out why Pinterest has so much appeal. It hit me as I was eating chicken parmigiana (parmesan) with my family. About bite #8 I realized we had never had this in my home, so I asked where this idea came from. “Pinterest” was the one word answer along with the “you better say something nice fast” look. Being the seasoned husband I am I of course stated with great enthusiasm that … [Read more...]

TKO – Episode 5 – Post Traumatic Growth and Brain Aneurism Surgery

Karen discussed her brain surgery and how she feels like she has gotten a bonus round in life. She is now very active in the Aneurism Society in Cincinnati and is bringing awareness to others about this powerful life experience. Karen has taken her experience and has used this negative as a very positive motivator for her life, her business, and her positive outlook. Her first indication of a … [Read more...]

TKO – Episode 4 – The Little Blue House Part 2

Little Blue House

Several of our listeners asked questions about how Karen made her transition. In this podcast, Karen discusses what was actually going through her mind when she first got to the Little Blue House. The main thing she felt was freedom. She felt freedom from oppression, from VENM, and from the need to walk on eggshells. Karen’s current positive outlook on life, her ability to turn negatives into … [Read more...]

TKO – Episode 3 – The Little Blue House Part 1


When Karen made the decision to move out of her marital home, she sought several options for a place to live. She had a very difficult time finding a place to go as she did not have any credit in her name, no savings of her own, nor even a friend she could live with as a transition place. She put out into the universe that she needed some place to go. She just wanted someone to give her a chance, … [Read more...]

TKO – Episode 2 – VENM Abuse

VENM stands for Verbal, Emotional, Non-Verbal, Mental abuse. Karen explores the many ways that the power of words can be used to control, break down, or poison a person from the inside out. The longer you are in a relationship that has VENM in it, you even begin to think of yourself as deserving of this type of abuse. If no one is around to beat you up with their words, you end up doing it to … [Read more...]