Take Charge: Treat Your Career as a Business

We all know the death knell of any business is stagnation. You have to be constantly improving, innovating, and growing your business or else run the risk of falling behind. And in this economy, you can’t afford to fall behind. Chances are you’ll get left in the dust...

Gratitude is the Place to Start

Yesterday I read that a survey found 45% of Americans across all income levels would rather skip “Christmas” because the holiday season simply brings too much financial pressure. Many blamed retailers for over commercializing the holiday to the point where...

Let’s Succeed Together

The 2012 Presidential election is over . . . finally. Are you as exhausted as me from the wall-to-wall coverage and the ceaseless campaigning and spin that we’ve been inundated with since, it seems, the last election? Does it feel like we’ve been treading...

Head’s Up!

As many of you know, after four years of developing Barrel O’Monkeyz into a full service virtual marketing firm, I have decided over the last four months to shift my attention towards my next big venture. With that being said, my blogging will not stop nor will my...

When Disaster Strikes Do You Have A Plan?

Watching “Superstorm Sandy” roll up the eastern seaboard last week—albeit from the comfort and safety of my west coast apartment!—got me to thinking about crisis management. Namely, what would I do if disaster struck, natural or manmade? How would I respond...