DNA Relatives

I was put up for adoption at birth and adopted fairly quickly. I grew up an only child and never knew anyone I was genetically related. Turns out our paths had crossed a few times in very peculiar ways over the years, but never in such a way that I knew who they were nor … Continue reading DNA Relatives →

MistressPrime & BuzzFeed

So, this happened over the weekend… Well, not exactly “happened”, more like, this was released over the weekend. The actual filming took place weeks ago. About late July or early August, I was contacted by BuzzFeed producers to see if I’d be interested in participating in a video series they were considering doing where they … Continue reading MistressPrime & BuzzFeed →

Cybersecurity: Russian Hackers, Privacy, and You

WordCamp In 2016 I attended my very first WordCamp Orange County. Since then I have been able to attend 3 more; Los Angeles, San Diego, and again this year at OC. This year I was invited to give a presentation about Cybersecurity at WordCamp Orange County, I chose to discuss privacy aimed toward the average … Continue reading Cybersecurity: Russian Hackers, Privacy, and You →

Control is an Illusion: Connect deeply to survive

IMG_5304We think that we have to have total control in order to maintain our position. And when we feel our position is even in the slightest way threatened, we begin to doubt others' intentions. We look suspiciously at others for clues as to their motives.…

Creating the best Customer Onboarding Process

How do you learn? One of the conversations I enjoy the most is one I regularly have with freelancers about learning and mastery. The core of my question always comes down to this: “How do you learn best?” More often than not, the answer I get – and this may be because of the circles I run in – is that people like to learn by trying.…

Writing difficult emails

Writing difficult emails is a skill worth developing Sometimes it can feel like writing difficult emails is a full time job. This past week at work I’ve had to write several difficult emails. And as I was talking about it with a colleague, we realized that we had each learned tricks from mentors over the years.…

Building an Online Course with WooCommerce

building-an-online-course-woocommerce You too can Build an Online Course I was going to sell this course. But then I published a post yesterday that said we should share everything we know. So today I decided I would share with you the exact steps you need to build an online course all on your own.…

Explain everything you know!

What this video – it’s less than 5 minutes long What was your response? Ok, I’m not talking about how expensive all that gear was. Think about the video you just watched another way. Answer this question. Would you rather:
  • Hire him to set up things for you?

Misunderstanding the goal of the Gutenberg Experience

I checked out the Gutenberg plugin and new writing experience for WordPress – via an early plugin version. It’s clear I missed the goal of this thing. I tried the new Gutenberg writing experience for WordPress today! Having read all the early reviews of the new Gutenberg plugin (which is still a very early release), and then reading the interview that Matt Mullenweg did with Torque at WordCamp Europe, I was excited to try it out.…

Private Content for Each Member on your Site

If you want private content for each different member of your site, this could be very helpful for you. Individualized Private Content This is one of those features I’ve wanted for just about every coaching or mentoring site I’ve worked on.…

Becoming a Great Conversationalist

Most of us aren’t great at business conversations In a CNN poll run a few years ago, they asked people how well they could manage a business conversation. I’m sure that the people who responded (more than 3500 in a nationwide poll) crafted their own unique spin on the scenario they were imagining.…

What do you know (and not know) about eCommerce Trends?

8 eCommerce trends you may or may not know Sometimes it helps to raise your head up and look around. It’s easy to get caught thinking you know what you know, only to have to spend some time checking out how things are changing.…

The 1 simple way to make more money in 2017

If you want to make more money in 2017, you don’t need 12, 37 or 101 new ways. You need this one trick. This one strategy. Check it out. Can I ask you a question? Over the last several weeks, I’ve ended up in several conversations about the WordPress ecosystem.…

Marriage, family & work – Managing for Happiness

Do you know David Henzel? I met David several years ago, and he was already someone to pay attention to. We were in Las Vegas at a conference and was already a serial entrepreneur working on the latest business he’d help co-found, MaxCDN.…