I was wandering around my closet trying to understand how I had so much “stuff.” Racks are filled, drawers filled, shelves filled. When I’m home I wear a shirt and jeans and comfortable shoes. I don’t change four times a day like some debutante in the 19th Century.
Well, I’m a consultant, so I investigated, and I found congeries that I never had years ago but have amassed with shifts in social tides.
I have scores of tee-shirts, some faded and barely legible and some in mint condition and unused. I have them from Budapest and Amsterdam, Señor Frog’s Restaurant and the Hound Hike. There are some touting beer brands, and I don’t drink beer. I have dozens of baseball caps, from Hong Kong, Sydney, Honolulu, Prague, and my own Consulting Convention. Some are discolored, and some promote causes that I can no longer recall. I found magazines that support hobbies that I no longer pursue. But somehow, throwing any of this away seems like discarding some part of my past, an act of disloyalty.
I think this closet stuff is not much different from the mental stuff in our businesses and lives. We tend not to throw out beliefs, memories, attitudes that we were associated with at some point, even though they don’t make as much sense today as they did then.
The problem, of course, is that like my closet, you can’t put in new stuff when the old stuff is taking up all the room.
I threw a huge amount out. “What are you doing?” my wife asked.
“Clearing my head,” I told her.
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
This is my intellectual property repository, well over $75,000 of video, audio, textual, and workshop materials available to you without restriction and for life for a one-time fee of $2,500! We add to it regularly and most recently included six Livestream recorded broadcasts of an hour each from last year. Imagine reviewing the video “In the Buyer’s Office” just before you go to the buyer’s office?
Million Dollar Consulting® College—The first in two years.
I’ve slimmed it down to three days, take only a dozen people, and deal with all aspects of attraction, conversion, implementation, and expansion. Extensive role plays and exercises. Who knows if I’ll do another in two years—or ever? Three seats remain, join us in December in a world-class property in Newport. Lodging and most meals are included in the fee.
Livestream Broadcasts for 2019
Livestreaming provides the opportunity for you to interact with me in real time (or watch the recording while others have interacted with me) at your venue and with comfort. It is the future of individual learning and is global in its import. We typically have people from Croatia, Canada, the UK, Japan, Australia, Germany, Dubai, and Mexico participate.
Ten sessions of 90 minutes each on personal growth, accomplishment, esteem, and meaning. Coaching and instructional sessions about how to build your life, improve your relationships, and create meaning.
All sessions are at 11 Eastern US time, and all are recorded for continual access. There will be preparation work for each session.
Schedule, topics, and registration here:
How to Write, Publish, and Market A Truly Great Book for Your Business
Join me for 60-90 minutes (depending on questions) for a live teleconference that will be recorded and circulated to those who register.
What kind of book is ideal for promoting business (instead of trying to sell books, which is dumb)?
What is the seminal message to create?
How do I acquire business and referrals with the book?
Should I commercially publish or self-publish? (It depends, learn why.)
Why Amazon is unimportant unless you’re buying tires for your car.
How to create business when people don’t even read the book.
Oh yeah: How to write it quickly.
Foreign rights, digital, and audible alternatives.