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Love is Not a Transactional Event

I once heard tale of a young lady asking her new husband “why don’t you tell me you love me more often?” and the gentleman responded “I told you I love you once. If anything changes I will let you know.” It makes for a funny story, and I doubt I would ever carry my belief to that extent but …

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He Pulled a Gun on Me at a Marketing Event

First, I am not going to name names. Not of the person or the event. The location hosts many events so that is a pretty safe thing to name without giving it all away. For those of you who were there I ask that you don’t name names either, and if you feel you must, please do so outside my …

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You Don’t Get Many Second Chances

The phone call I just finished urged me to “come speak at my event next weekend”. And I said yes. The problem was I only had maybe $16 in cash to my name. My bank account was negative. And the event was in Las Vegas. I lived in Michigan at the time and flights would be at least $300 if …

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When Everybody Wins, Everybody Loses

When I was in high school we didn’t have repeated school shootings. It’s a fact. Google it – the years were 1985-1989. And for you anti-gun people who get upset because you don’t find any school shootings reported during this time period to be outraged about, please realize this is not because it’s any kind of spin, much to your …

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This is Where We Keep All the Money

I remember in elementary school we took a field trip to the local bank “to see the vault where they keep all the money”. Being a dirt road trailer park kid this was exciting beyond words to me and all my friends. We piled on the bus, each of us buzzing with anticipation and daydreaming about what it would be …

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Have You Ever Had to Hunt for Change to Eat?

Disclaimer: this is not a “poor Lee” story, read the whole post to understand. I fondly recall the 5 and 6-figure months. $30k for a beautiful deck. No problem. $12k for a 2-story spiral staircase – done. 72-inch TV. Pool table. Land Rover, BMW, quads, first class seats to anywhere, luxury suites, travel around the world, and so much more. …

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What is Enthusiasm?

Today I was thinking about enthusiasm. According to Google, enthusiasm is defined as “intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval”. This led me to think about being at events where they encourage you to shout and yell and scream and jump “to show your enthusiasm”. (Mostly marketing events, but some other non-marketing events as well.) MY THOUGHTS? People show enthusiasm …

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The Day My Life Changed Forever

It was March 3, 2012. I had started going to a Law of Attraction Meetup in Oklahoma City 5 months earlier in October 2011. Mainly to be around like-minded people to share and discuss ideas and thoughts about life. It was a great group. Our organizer’s name was Andrea Foster. The group was mostly 50+ year old ladies but we …

Be the Hero of Your Own Company

Just like many of my marketing friends, I really enjoy the TV show “The Profit”. When Marcus goes in to help flatlined businesses it’s an all too familiar reminder of many of the close-minded clients I have worked with in the recent past. Mine is a much smaller scale of course, and I put in my time instead of my …