You can’t lead if no one is following you…

IMG_0260I've been so fortunate to have been mentored by some of the most amazing leaders in the corporate world. When you meet them, instantly you feel comfortable, like you've known them forever. They don't play bullshit games of phony hierarchies -- yet there's no doubt whose in charge.…

BLOT – my way

Originally posted on BJØRN ANDREAS BULL-HANSEN: During the recent few years, everything Viking has become more popular than ever. And while I think this is great, some of us are still struggling to get used to what best can be described as that feeling you would get if you’ve anchored in that secred, secluded…

OC Pagan & Witches Meetup Monthly Dinner event – March

This Wednesday March 8th is the monthly dinner event for both the Orange County Pagan and Witches Meetup groups. If you’re looking to networking with the local Pagan community within Orange County, CA, check out our group and join us for dinner.…

Three storytelling skills for business that you need

Quotefancy-1866446-3840x2160Let’s face it, most presentations aren’t on stage If you think about how many times you try to convince your co-workers of something, or how many times you’re presenting a decision to your boss, or how many times you are trying to get coworkers to join you on a project or cause – most of your presentations don’t happen on stage.…

Restrict Content Pro is worth every dollar!

WordPress plugin prices… If you don’t know me, I’m the guy that’s been saying plugins are priced too low. Today I was on the phone with a software engineer that works in a company where they’re running a WordPress online store, but also a store powered by Oracle / ATG Dynamo.…

WordPress Gamification: A key LMS plugin feature

A simple gamification example The other day my son was working on math at our kitchen table. My wife incentivized his progress with skittles – one for each problem he got right. This, of course, did the trick and he was motivated to get his whole worksheet done.…

Should I use the WordPress Jetpack plugin on my site?

Other than which host to use, the only other question I hear most from both beginners and advanced users is whether using the WordPress Jetpack plugin will help or hurt their site. Should you use the WordPress Jetpack plugin? There’s an old Chris Rock comedy sketch (Cheap Pete – not suitable for children) where Chris is trying to buy an Audi.…

Fools and Rules

ChessEvery generation thinks that it is living in some uniquely strange times. Yet, when we look back at history, we can’t point to any time where everything was copacetic — when everyone agreed about everything. There have always been struggles for domination.…

Hiding the coupon code box: why hiding the discount field may help you

Should you hide your discount field? Most online shopping carts, including WooCommerce, show a coupon code or discount code option in the shopping cart. It’s so common that I almost never see a WooCommerce site without it. And yet, I wonder if the people who designed / developed the site have had extensive conversations with the site owners about the discount code field.…

HOPE

[preface: one of my little brother’s closest friends committed suicide a couple of weeks ago. Trying to make sense of it, I wrote what I’m sharing here with you. The names have been changed to protect privacy. When it comes to suicide, it’s a universal experience of horrific loss… it could be any of your friend’s or family member’s names in this post.] I’ve been trying to comfort Jason tonight.…

Should I use the Genesis Framework by StudioPress?

It’s a common question. It all started with a tweet. The other day I tweeted that I’d migrated a site over to Liquid Web. Someone saw the tweet, clicked the link, visited the site and noticed it was using the Genesis Framework by StudioPress.…

What is second mover advantage? Entering a market late.

The stress of not being a market pioneer It’s a regular question that I hear when talking with people about new products. Especially in the WordPress ecosystem, people regularly ask the question. Are all the good product ideas already taken? The underlying assumption is that once a single product exists, or once a great product exists, that there is no room for anyone else.…