How Far Can You Go?

How do you know if you have a little more left in you? You push harder. How can you tell if “you’ve gone too far”? Something breaks. Therein lies the conundrum: fear of breaking something –a bone, equipment, emotionally– can stop us one step short of our greatest successes. But we don’t always break. We’re, […]

What is SEO?

If I can help it, this is the last time I write about what is SEO and what it means for small business. Why? because the conversation about SEO (for Search Engine Optimization) has been the single most irritating one I’ve been forced to have in my many years as an online marketing consultant. Why […]

Gustave Flaubert On Being Orderly

The horribly misnamed “conventional wisdom” dictates creative work, or the creative worker, is inevitably disorganized. It’s widely accepted superstition. True, creative work can be chaotic, but organization is what allows us to deliver. Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work” – Gustave Flaubert   […]

Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook Book Review.

Goodwill does seem to go around. So, when my friend Fernando Labastida asked for the abbreviated notes on Gary Vaynerchuk’s book, I thought I’d answer here, to continue something that started when I received it. You see, the book was given to me by another friend, Raúl Colón, who makes the yearly pilgrimage to SXSW […]

What Should I Do With My Life?

Here are I am, a a time in my life when most people don’t expect to be asking themselves this question, asking myself what should I do with my life. It’s not a bad thing. Actually, if you’ve been following, it’s a really good opportunity to hit the reset button and improve my life. So […]

About Making Decisions

It has now been a week since I parted ways with a profitable business, after spending almost two years building it (read more about it here). I came across this quote earlier this week and I think it resonated with me because of what’s going on in my life. I don’t usually care for quotes […]

Starting Over

Today is the first day of my new “unemployment”. Earlier this week I signed away the business I had been building since 2012. Chalk it up to the ol’ “incompatible business partners” with a little burnout thrown in, but the reality is that somewhere in the madness that is building a fast-growing, successful digital agency, […]