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  • The real legacy of Tina Turner (and what business has got to do with it)

    It’s easy to look at someone as iconic as Tina Turner and just marvel at her talent. Her voice, her energy, her ability to perform, it was seriously unmatched. ​ However, as women we owe her so much more then just what she gave us on stage. ​ She inspired women by showing us… ​​ […]

  • Want to change an area of your life? Get around new people.

    Who is speaking into your life? So many times we get life advice from people who frankly have no business doing so. Here’s a tip, if you wouldn’t want to walk a mile in their shoes, don’t take advice from them. I have sought and continue to seek mentoring from people who mastered – or […]

  • How to Turn Your Rejected Ideas into Successful Ideas

    If you’re creative, you’re bound to have boxes of rejected ideas. It’s been said that the key to better ideas is to have lots of ideas, so you have to go through a lot of rejects to find the gold.  But that doesn’t mean you toss those rejected ideas. This is where the computer changed […]

  • Yes, your numbers certainly matter as a Christian in business

    I was reading this article on My Christian Daily recently by church consultant and former Lifeway CEO, Thom Rainer, which, as a businessperson and not a ministry leader, really spoke to me. Thom refers to the importance of numbers and why churches need to keep a close eye on their numbers – both their revenue […]

  • As a Leader, the Window for Change Is Closing

    If you’re a leader, you know just how hard it is to get people to change. There’s a joke in Baptist circles that if you want to plant a new church, just change the color of the carpet, and half the church will split off and start a new one. I wrote my book Jolt! […]

  • Is your opportunity actually right in front of you?

    Many people are amazed by those who are successful in business. Many treat it like it is a science, or there is a secret code that has to be unlocked with a special key… which is only reserved for a select few. I have watched interviews on Youtube with business people where the interviewer is […]

  • Is there a ‘silver bullet’ to gaining business success?

    We used to have a great staff member on our team, but he was always pressing – and pressuring – me to come up with a “silver bullet” in our business to accelerate growth. His role was made easier with the bigger our network was and thus the more traffic our websites attracted. In his […]

  • Entrepreneurs with side gigs – There’s no shame in having a day job

    For those of you reaching for the creative stars – who want to direct a feature film, write the great American novel, create the ultimate app or turn the world upside down – early in our career, that’s all we can think about. But before long the rising need to pay our bills comes screaming […]

  • Disasters Rarely Happen Because of One Big Mistake

    It’s “the impact of many wrong turns…” When problems happen, we often look back for one big mistake – one poor decision as the culprit.  But the truth is, most problems don’t happen because of a big mistake, more often it’s a trail of small ones.  A number of years ago, theatrical producer Peter Schneider, […]

  • The power of advertising: how are you positioning your business?

    We own a number of editorial sites, and like all publishers, we use some of Google’s ad inventory on our sites to bring in extra income. Accordingly, I was reading an article on My Christian Daily just today when two of the ads that were served up were the same – with a slight difference. […]

  • The truth about grit in business

    When God called me to start my own business, It completely caught my off guard. I had all the ‘success’ boxes checked off my list at this point. I had moved to London, landed my dream job working at the BBC and was about to get married. But a business? Something without a game plan […]

  • Do you need to be nice to be a leader?

    This may be a generational thing, but there’s been a growing idea lately that leaders have to be “nice.”  The idea is that to be effective, they have to be friendly with their team, create an atmosphere where people aren’t upset, and generally be, well, nice. But looking back over my career, the greatest leaders […]