Unshackling us from the idea that answering email equals “winning” is the best thing Tim Ferris ever did for the entrepreneurial community. However, it’s essential to remember that Tim Ferris is an author, which is a type of artist.

For artists, email is an obstacle. It’s a distraction between you and what Steve Pressfield calls “doing the work”. I couldn’t agree more.

Entrepreneurs don’t get to be so idealistic. You – as a business owner – are not a creative island. You need people to know about the work you’re doing. You need to communicate. You need email… hell, you probably need to send a few text messages!

This article isn’t really about Tim Ferris. It’s about ending the demonization of both a powerful communicative tool and the ENTIRE philosophy of communication itself! Continue reading “Why Inbox Zero works and Tim Ferriss is wrong about email”

As of July 2013, this position has been filled. Thanks so much for your interest and hope to see you around the blog!


You read it right. This is a job advertisement.

Of course it isn’t for you. You’re one of those kicks-ass-and-takes-no-names entrepreneurs. You’re proudly unemployable. However, this may be a job you can connect someone to in a suave and sexy networking master move that wins you a loyal friend for life.

What I’m saying is: If you’re a regular reader here, I know you don’t want to come work at Biz-Shrink HQ. But you might know someone who wants the job, and you can be the person to make their life amazing simply by sharing this announcement with them. I’d really appreciate you sharing this post and I know that someone you know will love you for it too.    Continue reading “Announcement: The Shrink for Entrepreneurs is hiring”

A great network is the foundation of every successful entrepreneurial career.

As tempting as it sounds (especially for introverts) big business wins don’t happen from years of slaving alone in your basement. A bit of that is always required but as always, it’s about who you know.

To cut the preamble short: This quick-and-dirty article breaks down the seven most deadly networking mistakes I see all sorts of (otherwise smart) entrepreneurs making.

Since you know who’s blog you’re reading, I barely need to tell you that these are so counter intuitive you might actually hear other “experts” giving contradictory advice.

Only amateurs do the following…  Continue reading “7 Deadly Entrepreneurial Networking Mistakes”

This is the age of believe-in-yourself entrepreneurial ambition. Quit is a dirty word. Day job is blasphemy.

We’ve been conditioned by our gurus and heroes to push through The Dip, overcome Uncertainty and conquer Fear. That means never giving up.

Lifestyle Design or a Global Empire is the ultimate goal. Working for The Man is the ultimate failure.

Except when it isn’t.

Here’s why you should quit and get a real job…   Continue reading “Why you should quit your business and get a real job”

Today, I have something a little different. This is for the folks who know me (and care) enough that they’d like some insight into my world. If you’re curious about where I’m growing (and struggling) and think that you might benefit from that perspective, then welcome! I’m serving up a fresh helping of all that and more.

I rarely use this blog to update you, in classic look-what-I’m-eating-for-breakfast style, on what’s going on in the life and world of me. This isn’t the beginning of a trend and we’ll be back to regular programming soon… but right now, I have a few things I need to talk about.

For those still reading, on with the show!  Continue reading “Boosting Energy and Productivity for a better bottom line”

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