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Why People Walk Away From (Insert Something “Awesome” Here)

July 18, 2014 Leave a Comment
Why People Walk Away From (Insert Something “Awesome” Here)

When I was growing up, I’d look at musicians who would seemingly have everything going for them and be completely blown away at how many of them would walk away or somehow self-sabotage things. Why would somebody do that? It’s the same reason a guy walks away from dating a supermodel — the situation on […]

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Gun Vs. Dildo

July 14, 2014 Leave a Comment
Gun Vs. Dildo

Tell a Southern man to keep his guns in a safe place and you’ll get a response like this… “BY GOD!!! HOW YOU GONNA USE ‘EM IF THEY’RE LOCKED UP?!” That’s why you have to go after the women. In theory, women are more sensible about things like this. But there are plenty of woman […]

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Becoming Fearless

July 11, 2014 Leave a Comment

This is a guest post by my co-host on the RED Podcast, Laurel Staples, about breaking through the fear zone and coming out better on the other side. Laurel writes about marketing and entrepreneurship at GoFireYourself.com. This past weekend, I went out to Valley View Camp in Greenbriar, TN for a zip lining adventure. The […]

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A Marketing Lesson From a “New and Desperate” Salesman

July 7, 2014 Leave a Comment
A Marketing Lesson From a “New and Desperate” Salesman

If you’ve listened to the RED Podcast, you’ve probably heard me talk about living in an urban neighborhood where I’m often visited by various people who walk up to my door, including door-to-door salespeople, kids collecting money for school activities, and people looking to do odd jobs, such as lawn care. A couple of weeks […]

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Success Can Kill Your Business

July 4, 2014 Leave a Comment
Success Can Kill Your Business

Ask any 9-to-5er what you should plan for when going full-time in your business and they’ll tell you, “Have a back-up plan in case you fail.” True entrepreneurs will do something different — they’ll warn you to plan for success. Why? Because it’s success that can kill a business if you aren’t prepared for it. […]

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Hobby Lobby’s Bad Marketing Move

June 30, 2014 Leave a Comment
Hobby Lobby’s Bad Marketing Move

Hobby Lobby is a for-profit business, but “religion” and all things that supposedly come with it, have been a big part of its approach since its first store opened in 1972. When you go to the company’s home page, you’ll see Psalms 33:12, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord” posted. Technically, that […]

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