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Stop Planning, Start Doing

In the past, I’ve spent a lot of time planning to do something, and made very little progress. Once I left planning behind and got to work on the doing, progress flowed quickly. Getting ready to do something is comfortable. We’re in our safe place and not out in the open. Our preparations are seen […]

By MWD Posted in Action on October 15, 2018 0 Comments Continue reading
Give It Your All

What’s your most important task today? The most critical thing on your to do list? Whatever it is, the second you finish reading this, drop everything else you’re doing, start on it immediately and give it your all. Your absolute best. And don’t stop until the task is 100% done. Don’t stop for lunch, don’t […]

By MWD Posted in Action on October 12, 2018 0 Comments Continue reading
Start In Your Trunk

If you’re an author, you don’t have to be at the front of every bookstore and in every airport across the U.S. If you’re a musician, your album doesn’t need to be splashed across the iTunes home page on the day it’s released. If you create a retail product, it doesn’t have to be stocked […]

By MWD Posted in Action, Strategy on October 4, 2018 0 Comments Continue reading
Another $7 System

Several weeks ago, I wrote about building at IT system for only $7. In Enchantment, author Guy Kawasaki shares a story from Richard Fawal that illustrates the concept so well, I want to share it here: In the 1980’s, I worked for political campaigns. We used index cards with contact information, political precinct, and volunteering […]

By MWD Posted in Action on September 26, 2018 0 Comments Continue reading
Best Time to Be Alive

Gary Vaynerchuk’s new book, Crushing It!, came out at the beginning of 2018. It’s a follow-up to his wildly successful 2009 book, Crush It!. Both titles feature high-level advice for effective social media use along with tons of other strategies on what it takes to build a personal brand online. During my first day of […]

By MWD Posted in Action on September 13, 2018 0 Comments Continue reading
Build an IT System for $7

Between 1870 and 1882, John D. Rockefeller turned a one-man operation into an oil conglomerate so vast that the U.S. government felt compelled to create an entire new division to deal with his company, Standard Oil. He did all of this without the internet, computers, software, or anything remotely close. Despite having multiple offices, numerous job […]

By MWD Posted in Action on September 7, 2018 2 Comments Continue reading
Opportunity is in the Eye of the Beholder

In late February of 1946, Raytheon engineer Rod Spencer went to work with a peanut cluster bar in his pants. The snack was not for him. He liked to break the bar apart and feed it to the squirrels and chipmunks during his lunch break. On this particular day, Spencer’s furry little friends went hungry. […]

By MWD Posted in Action on May 2, 2017 0 Comments Continue reading
Plan B - Part II

Earlier this year on January 17th, with no warning whatsoever and with no reason given, I was fired from the job I’d been at for over 6 years. I can’t say I was surprised, however, as I swung the axe myself. The idea was born as I sat on my deck, appreciating all that my […]

By MWD Posted in Action, Course Corrections on April 28, 2017 One Comment Continue reading
Plan B - Part I

As we walked back to the car after eating at our favorite local Tex-Mex restaurant, the entire family came to a dead stop and stared at an SUV parked close to ours. My oldest son spoke first. “Dad, I think this guy needs a new Plan B.”

By MWD Posted in Action, Course Corrections on April 25, 2017 0 Comments Continue reading
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