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An Interview With… Me!

An Interview With… Me!

One of my favorite entrepreneurs in media; The wonderful and talented Debbie Bernasco, did an interview with me on her blog a few weeks ago. I really wanted to translate it and post it here, but couldn’t seem to find the time to do so. It’s in Dutch you see. And I don’t write in Dutch here. But because I hate the fact that it’s bugging me that I haven’t shared it with you yet, once again I said to myself: “What the hell.” I’ve been saying that a lot lately. “English speaking readers know how Google translate works too!”. So go google translate it and find out more about me and my “5 New P’s In Marketing & Business”. If you can read Dutch, well: Mooie dingen… Too lazy? In short I say: Let’s through away Product, Price, Place, Promotion and Personnel. We are living in a time where…

A Poem For Rockstars

A Poem For Rockstars

I always say, I don’t believe in “God”, because I am not religious. But I do believe. And I definitely believe in this. ———– Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us. It is not just in some; it is in everyone. And, as we let our own light shine, we consciously give other people permission to…

Every Business Is In The Music Business

Every Business Is In The Music Business

People who know me in person or follow me on Twitter or Facebook or have been reading this blog for a while, know that I use the word “rockstar” a lot. I call entrepreneurs rockstars. I’m always bugging my clients to be rockstars. I just shared a poem on this blog and said it was a poem for rockstars. Basically “You are a Rockstar” has become my signature statement. Lately some smart people I know have been asking me why. Why do I use that word so much? Why do I believe entrepreneurs should see themselves less as business people and more as rockstars? Clearly not just because it’s a “cool” thing say to motivate people? There must be more to it than that. “You don’t just say things because it sounds cool. You say stuff for a reason. That’s why we like you and think you are annoying at…

Why Drinking Is Good For Business

Why Drinking Is Good For Business

Something funny and very Freudian happened while writing this. I noticed a typo. Had I not, the title of this post might have been published as “Why Drinking is GOD For Business” instead of ‘good’. Knowing me, this would be a perfectly plausible headline, but let us not get into God or Freud today and focus on the drinking and business part of my advice for you. God and Freud are very last season anyway. Today, a simple answer to an important question. Question: How do I start my business? Answer: Start drinking. Are you kidding me? No, I am not kidding. Just drink. If you don’t like alcohol, I think you’re a bit odd and I’d recommend you give it a shot. No punn intended. But I’m not trying to get you drunk here. Coffee, tea, lemonade, soda, water, or any other liquid people have a habit of sharing…