eMarketing Playbook

In this session of the eMarketing Playbook, I’m going to give you an overview and breakdown of the two major phases of a well-structured marketing campaign. With this information, you should save both your time and money by avoiding the most common mistakes most small business owners make in their marketing efforts. By far, the […]

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The Secret to Making a Great Website

In this first session of “How to Fix Your Marketing,” we’re going to learn the importance of telling a great story on your website in just three seconds. Over the past fifteen years, I have worked with hundreds of small businesses and entrepreneurs, and very rarely have they ever had a lack of expertise in […]

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Best Laptop & Software for Web Design & Graphic Design

As a Web & Graphic Design Instructor, I hear this question from students all the time: “What kind of computer do you recommend I get?” So, I finally decided to put together a list of my favorite hardware / software… Recommended Computer Without a doubt, I recommend Apple computers over PCs. There are many reasons […]

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How to Make WordPress Faster

Google cares greatly about how fast (or slow) your website loads and uses this measurement when calculating your search ranking. As such, it is always in your best interest to have a great Page Speed score. You can test your website’s score here: testmysite.thinkwithgoogle.com Once you get your score, you can compare it with the […]

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Must-See TedTalks

Since 2008, I’ve been an avid watcher of TedTalks.  These are the ones that I’ve found to be the most impactful: Simon Sinek – How Great Leaders Inspire Action Amanda Palmer – The Art of Asking Tony Robbins – Why We Do What We Do Dan Pallotta – The Way We Think About Charity is Dead […]

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My 5 Greatest Failures

I’ve failed far more times than I’ve succeeded in my life, but I consider these to be my greatest hits (in chronological order)… Education, 1998 From the time I was eight years old and my older brother got accepted to Stanford University, I knew I was going to go to Stanford too.  Then, when I […]

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Relationship Rules

When Bonnie and I first started dating, one of the first conversations we had started off with Bonnie suggesting that we were both terrible at relationships.  Not believing myself to be “terrible” at anything, I requested that she elaborate.  She then explained “since we’re currently dating, that means neither of us have ever had a […]

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God’s Will for My Life

We’ve all heard the statement so many times (and even uttered it a few times ourselves):  “I just want to know God’s Will for my life…” – followed by a resolute pledge to immediately execute His instructions, if we knew them – “so I could just move forward and do it!” Fortunate for us, God […]

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Jesus Loves Gay People

One of the most controversial issues in American Society today is the the issue of Gay Marriage.  Generally, the media characterizes the debate as Republican vs. Democrat, Conservative vs. Liberal, and Christian vs. Non-Christian. Unfortunately, like most all generalizations, the lines are just not that clear cut… As a “follower of Jesus Christ”, I tend […]

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