Making Resolutions: Want More? Expect More From Yourself First.

I found it a bit ironic that the top organic search result on “new years resolution statistics” shows we’re just as apprehensive about making them as we are about not making them. The data surveyed roughly 1,200 respondents (#grainofsalt) showed there are just as many people unwilling to create goals for themselves as there are… Read More

Online Strategy: Year-end Reflection on Rapid Fire

I love Christmas time but not for the reasons you might expect. To me, this time of year is a reflection point. In particular, it’s a day where we collectively consider what’s really important in life and make an effort to be surrounded by people who contribute to it most. I think we should have… Read More

Personal Branding: Stand Up For Yourself But Take The Emotion Out Of It

I haven’t posted anything in the last week. But that’s because I had switched gears and was writing for a different outlet. Well, after working very hard to submit a finalized version for said outlet, it happened that my work was not published in its entirety. Normally, I’m open to edits because I like making… Read More

Reading List From A Digital Marketing Specialist

I typically over prepare for questions I might get asked on webinars or talks I’m giving. But I was recently part of a panel at an event hosted by the San Diego American Marketing Association where I was asked a question about what books I’ve read that have had the most influence on my professional… Read More

Marketing Advice: The Impact Of Extending An Invitation

Sometimes we take things for granted. We can make assumptions. But you may not realize the impact a simple, direct invitation can have. I remember when I was competing with my dance partner, the signal to come together was an “invitation” from the man to take up our frame together. I always appreciated that because… Read More

On Flying Blind: A Different Perspective

Conditions change every day. The stock market goes up and down; the weather shines and storms. What matters is what we do when that storm comes. Challenge yourself  to re-frame your thinking about the “storms” in your life. Challenge yourself to think differently. Here are two quotes I really like around this concept: “Listen, there’s… Read More

On Choosing Gratitude And Your Team

I skimmed over this quote once on Instagram but it has really stuck with me: “You become like the 5 people you spend the most time with” This picture is from a year ago. This is when Searchmetrics began to regain its foothold in the US, bolstering the team with more SEO Consultants. As I… Read More

Perspective: There’s Always A Price, Dearie.

“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” – Henry David Thoreau Anything that costs you your peace is too expensive. Now, some things we cannot change, but we can make the best use of what is in our immediate influence, and take the rest as it happens. The choice… Read More

Don’t fear failure – use it

Saturday evening reflections on the day. People who are successful use failures as a way to learn and a way to practice. Failure is a lesson learned. “Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” – Coco Chanel “Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not… Read More

Protect Your Own Well

Today, looking through Feedly, my eyes flashed across these words from Seth Godin’s blog: “The single most important part of any project is the battery, the source of energy, the optimism and effort that turns the long shot into the sure thing, one day at a time.” And, especially if you’re that battery, taking this… Read More