C.C. writes about the world around him with a unique perspective as a thought leader, influencer and entrepreneur.
I love to travel, but I hate to be away from my family.
Being on stage in front of an audience rocks my world, but I love cuddling on the couch with my wife just as much.
We’ve all heard about the two sides to every coin and that is where I find myself this morning as I get ready to hit the road again for a series of speaking engagements and book tour stops.Pin It
It is filled with a variety of long form videos that I want to watch only when there is time to fully focus on them and not be distracted. They can be watched kicked back on my couch or late at night at my desk.Pin It
When you are laying on a table in a tattoo parlor for a couple of hours you have plenty of time to let your mind wander.
It isn’t quite the definition of idling well since the funky tunes are pumping through the sound system and the constant rattle of the needle going into your arm, but you still get to think about things.
Yesterday, as I got my latest tattoo I was thinking about J.R.R. Tolkien and how he would react to see people like me getting his words permanently put on their skin.Pin It
Yesterday, I was told I was right.
Yesterday, I was also told I was wrong.
Yesterday, someone told me that I’m too positive and thus I must be up to nothing good.
Yesterday, I was told that I was a writer and not a marketer.
Yesterday is yesterday. There is nothing you can do about it because it has already happened. Dwelling on the past never helped anyone. Look back, learn from it and then move forward.
Today, I’m going to kick ass and continue to do business the way I want to do it.
Oh and I ask that you do the same. Go get it!Pin It
Chris Brogan is a friend and someone who has a lot of ideas to share.
I follow him on all channels because I enjoy seeing photos of him playing with his kids, seeing what products he is loving these days and reading what is on his mind.
But today in his post he set me off.Pin It
One of my favorite parts of book promotion is doing radio interviews and recently I had a blast being a guest on The Career Clinic.
Host Maureen Anderson was one of the most prepared and fun hosts I’ve ever had the pleasure of talking with. Listen to our conversation here or through the player below.Pin It
Energy Poverty is a global issue that I’m particular interested in.
Ever since I learned the term from the team at ONE, it has been on my mind and something that I’d like to help fight and solve.
The first part of solving any issue is to educate yourself as much as possible on it. Part of that for me has been finding, discovering and buying products that will help solve this issue and today I received the latest product I’ve purchased from luminAID.Pin It
Facebook is the Internet for plenty of people these days. They are growing as I type this and people are sharing every little detail of their lives with the servers lurking under the blue and white covers.
They finally are going to start using some of this vast data to power their new search, but how about fixing some basic functionality while they are training the hamsters new tricks?
How about fixing events?Pin It
Why are we are letting ourselves be dumbed down?
Too many of us are only interested in overly simplified blog posts promising us magical equations, top ten lists and the secrets of the social platform du jour.
Babies are given blended up gloop because it is all their bodies can handle. It is yummy, easy and they enjoy eating it. Those first spoonfuls of more substantial and solid food are not always enjoyable and more ends up on the floor than in their mouths. Yet, we all grow up and stop eating baby food.Pin It
Amazing Things Will Happen is not an autobiography, yet I knew I had to include the backstory of my life for the advice on the following pages to be taken seriously.
In the comic book world, this would be known as an origin story.
As more people read the book, post reviews and reach out to me directly, I’ve gotten a kick out of hearing people say “I didn’t know you ____” and then sharing something from my past.Pin It
In a former life, Verizon FiOS was a client of mine and we did a huge campaign in the early days of the service. Involving a television show, web site, live events and even a talking teddy bear, it was a project that I had a lot of fun being part. Watch the case study video here.
So, when I was approached to take part in FiOS Ambassador Program, I was happy to do so.
One of my assignments was to share the story of the moment I “got” FiOS. They were not asking about the date I physically got it installed in my house, but that moment when the lightbulb in my head went off and #IGotIt!Pin It
INT. JALEO RESTAURANT - NIGHT
A group of friends have gathered for a special meal during a conference.
They have enjoyed an evening of great food and wine. In the midst of the conversation, one sends them down a new rabbit hole.
What conferences can you attend to be challenged?
Blank stares fill the faces of diners as they look for answers they can not find.
FADE TO BLACKPin It
Travel is something that more people need to do.
While it doesn’t have to always be a to a far off country, the key is to visit places you’ve never been before.Pin It
Human beings love looking at pictures.
No matter what business you are in or budget you have, photography must be part of your content mix if you want to be successful. Everything from blog posts, to webinars, email newsletters and podcasts all need an image to represent them online as they are shared from network to network and friend to friend.
That is why yesterday at NMX in Las Vegas I gave the presentation How to Add Photography Into Your Marketing Mix.Pin It
One of my #3Words for 2013 is minimize and yesterday I needed to clean my desk off to start that process.
My desk is one of the most important locations in my house as I spend a lot of time there. I write, edit my photos, make videos, take meetings and pretty much run my business from this very spot. Because of that I’m always trying to find the ultimate combination of technology to make it as productive a location as possible.
I took and shared this photo after cleaning off my desk and instantly received a ton of questions asking “what is that?” about various items on my desk, so I thought I’d write up a quick walk through of my desk to answer those questions.Pin It