The Real Cost of Your Advertising

How much is your Google ads or Facebook advertising costing you in terms of sales? When we reach out to a broad number of people our marketing and sales process takes them through a funnel from broad reach to an eventual sale. A lot of people drop off along the way....

Intro to the Dahlitz Media Lab

Welcome to the Dahlitz Media Lab. This is the place where I will be analyzing my businesses within the "Dahlitz Media" company banner. There are two main businesses and they are both online publishing strategies. I'll be looking at different aspects of these...

Defining Vision

I was recently working with a client who wanted to transition into a new area of self-employment—he's 30 years old, talented, smart, skilled, and full of enthusiasm. When I asked him to paint me a picture of what his business would look like when he is 50, he...

Stress is Killing Us!

If you are like most people you are under stress—stress at work, stress at home, stressed by finances, relationships, lack of time—stress is everywhere. It's something that has become a normal part of life we probably don't consider it a serious health problem. But it...

Great Communication Needs Passion

To effectively communicate your ideas in a persuasive way you need to stand out, connect emotionally with your audience, be succinct, and be passionate. Carmine Gallo knows what it takes to deliver effective presentations, he wrote the popular book The Presentation...

Vulnerability

I owe a lot to what researcher Brené Brown has brought to light in her studies of human nature. It is from Brown that I am constantly orientating couples in therapy to be connected in a way that each feels "seen, heard, and valued, without judgment, and drawing energy...

Chat With Dr. Dave

This casual entrepreneur chat is with Dr. Dave of Shrink Rap Radio podcast fame. We talk about podcasting and how Dr. Dave goes about producing his popular program. DrDave from The Neuropsychotherapist on Vimeo. You can catch Dr. Dave at Shrink Rap...

Deep Work

I've just finished listening to the book Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport. It is a clear call for more focused work that is rare in our hyperconnected world. Focusing on cognitively challenging work, without distractions,...

2 Types of Conflict

Teams will inevitably have differences of opinions between members, different ways of thinking and problem solving, and some very different personalities. I believe there are two broad categories of conflict that can happen within teams: Ideological conflict around...

Change Your Story

The stories we tell ourselves about our circumstance, who we are, what's happening to us, what we expect, follow well-worn neural paths and reinforces these paths every time we rehearse them. It's all part of a state called consistency—mental/neural consistency. Our...

A Culture of Honour

There is a term “culture of honour” in psychology and sociology referring to a social tradition in the southern United States where people avoid offending other and will strongly react when offended themselves. Families fighting to the death for their “honour” in the...

Stop. Breathe

I'm always amazed at how effective this simple directive can be: Just stop... and breathe. Sounds too simple right? Just stop and breathe! Sometimes I can almost hear my client's thinking, "I'm paying this guy to tell me to breathe?" But there's much more to the...

Start Your Day Journaling

Keeping a daily journal seems to be the common wisdom from the multitude of books and podcasts devoted to entrepreneurship, and for good reason—it’s a great clarifier. I’ve never been that good at writing a journal as a record of what I’ve done. I start with good...

The Casual Entrepreneurs First Chat

Welcome to the casual entrepreneurs over coffee - an opportunity to eaves drop into our conversations about creativity, business, leadership, teams and all things entrepreneurial and philosophical. No hype, just real conversations about what we are learning about the...

The Importance of Structure

We often do our best creative work within clearly defined structures, like containers, that hold what we are doing, measure what we are doing, and give us clear feedback as to how we are progressing. Yes, there are times when we come up with that amazing idea when in...

The New Leadership Paradigm

As a defeated nation, post-WWII Japan was in economic tatters and needed a miracle to get back on it’s feet. William Edwards Deming, an American engineer, statistician, professor, author, lecturer, and management consultant, sowed the seeds for such a miracle. Deming...

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