Episode 636 – Time Vs Money – Both Are Limited Resources But What Do You Value More?

Image by Tumisu from Pixabay Welcome back to the new reality of 2021. Although we are just getting off the ground (business-wise), there are many business and marketing experts that are trying to suggest that now is the time to hustle. Not to pick on anyone’s philosophy, some will tell you that time is a…

Episode 634 – Happy New Year – 5 Things You Can Get Ready & Organized

Photo by Simon Zhu on Unsplash Every year I have a new year tradition. I take the day on January 1st to put away last year’s files and make new file folders for the coming year for both personal and business. It helps me hit the ground running. Now is a good time to get…

Episode 632 – From Bacon to Beacon… How To Light Up Your Business In 2021?

Photo by Jan Baborák on Unsplash A friend, mentor, and frequent podcast guest expert, Marla Takaka (see Episodes 171, 395, 531, and the upcoming episode 633) asked a question on Facebook. “Do you have or use a word to theme your year? What is your choice this year?”. My word for the year is “Signify” which I visualize…

Episode 630 – The 5 Habits You Need To Adapt For a Successful New Year

If you stream TV and have Netflix, then you may have seen the mini-series “The Queens Gambit”. It a story about how an orphan girl became the queen of chess in the 1960s. In the series, Beth learns to play chess and at night while lying in bed, she would play out the moves in…

Episode 628 – Up On The Housetop Click, Click, Click – How a Website is like Building A House

If you have multiple parts of your business (wholesale, retail, and online), it makes sense to have multiple websites to serve each of your different audiences. I have this podcast site, one for my books (NotAboutU.com), one for my speaking business (BrianBasilico.com), one for my LinkedIn Consulting (LI4Sales.com), and others. Building each website is done…

Episode 627 – ATTENTION – How To Stay Safe Through Situational Awareness with Brian Searcy

Brian Searcy is the President of The Paratus Group. His vision for The Paratus Group is to “Redefine How Safety is Learned” to make Schools, Churches and the Workplace and our Communities as safe as possible. His unique experience and expertise, with the help of The Paratus Group Team, have revolutionized how situational awareness is…

Episode 626 – Now Is The Time to Start Marketing Your A.S.S. Off

People who know me know that I like acronyms. BACON is an acronym for Building Authentic Connections Online Marketing. Politics is a touchy subject, but it’s been interesting how messages have evolved over the years to maximize the medium of the day (radio, TV, social media). The one key factor has been collecting and utilizing…

Episode 624 – What Business Are You REALLY In? Are You Thankful?

In 1970, John Lennon released a son “Instant Karma”. In our ‘want it now’ world I am here to tell you that it’s not how this works. Sometimes, you can do all the right things but still, suffer. I have a friend (Alma Harrell) whom when you would ask how she was, always said, “Too…

Episode 622 – Why It’s Important To Make A Case With A Case Study?

Although it started out as a graphic, what I found myself doing was making a case for Case Studies. Case Studies are often conflated with White Papers. A white paper talks about the implementation of a solution, while a case study provides actual examples of how a solution fixes a problem. A Case Study is…

Episode 620 – What Business & Life Lessons Can You Take Away From 2020?

Who could have predicted what 2020 would be a tumultuous year? Every year has a degree of ebbs and flows, but this year was unique. What did you learn from the challenges that were presented? How can you take what you learned and apply it looking forward to 2021? There are three key lessons I…