The Positive-Sum Game Leads to Victory

By Jeff Beals By now, you hopefully know you need to market yourself to stand out in today’s cluttered marketplace. Just remember that successful self-marketing requires a big dose of healthy attitude. You can’t market yourself if you have nothing to sell....

How Not to Work Evenings & Weekends

By Jeff Beals Jane Schulte is really quite remarkable. She’s an entrepreneur, who runs two successful businesses. She grew her company, PRISM Title, from eight to 60 employees in only 18 months. She has published four books, two of which are award winning. She...

Lessons from the Shopping Mall

On a cloudless summer day in suburban Chicago, a woman put her two children in the car and drove to the shopping mall. There she met one of her best girlfriends, who also came to the mall with her kids. The group of two moms and four kids spent the whole day at the...

Advice on Writing Articles & Blogs

By Jeff Beals Professionals who appreciate the value of personal branding make concentrated efforts to be quoted in periodicals, radio talk shows and television news. Such exposure is valuable and helps propel careers. However, it’s awfully difficult to earn...

Guilty of Customer Service Hypocrisy

By Jeff Beals When working out of town and eating meals by myself, I feel like I need to bring along a newspaper or magazine when I sit down at a restaurant. Not sure why, but if I’m having lunch by myself, it feels more comfortable to have something to read....