Today I want to talk about these buy local programs. It’s a chance to talk about the difference between good and bad economics, and feel good in reality. While everyone screams 'Buy Local', businesses fail. Business needs a path not a rhyme. What do I mean by that? First of all: Yes, there are some things that can be good about buy local programs, but they mostly feel good. They’re not sustainable. I’ll get to all of these, but there are some good things and some bad things, and there … [Read more...] about 54 – Buy Local Craze – Did You Buy It?
Today let’s talk about success. Success in the form of getting what you want, and I’m not talking about the children and stuff like this, but having the money, the investment, the resources that can take care of you and your family. That is: Do you really want to succeed? I know that sounds like a funny question, but how many people are really willing to put in the effort to get that house on the hill or on the waterfront? Every day I see something on TV or in the news that talks about the … [Read more...] about 53 – Do YOU Really Want Success?
Thank you, first of all, for all the input and everything I’ve gotten from folks, the support, the rankings and reviews that I’m getting on iTunes and Stitcher, particularly iTunes where I can see the rankings. We’re number seven. To me, that’s absolutely awesome to be ranked at number seven in “What’s Hot” on iTunes. Again, I just thank you all, to all my supporters; I really appreciate it. Those rankings help us get more coverage. Today what I want to discuss is just the opposite of what we … [Read more...] about 43 – Keep and Expand Business Advantage
Most of you listening to this podcast, you’re thinking in terms of wanting to have more money, save more money, start a business, have something on the side, or work on something for additional income just to put things on the side; you’re saving for your future or saving for new things. This episode is one of my favorite topics, and this the positioning of your business or yourself. When I say “the positioning,” you’ll often hear people talk about “branding.” Branding, precisely, is the … [Read more...] about 42 – Branding and Positioning Your Business
I want to talk a little bit about predictability, planning, and being prepared for uncertainty, but it’s all about planning for the future, forecasting. This was partially motivated by the fact that I read something about you can’t predict or you can’t plan for the future, particularly in the long run. Quite frankly, not only is that wrong, it is really, really bad advice. Yes, the world is uncertain, and there are certain times you have to be cautious. I’ll explain and break this … [Read more...] about 41 – Forecasting Markets and Predictability?