#38: You’re never too old…

#38: You’re never too old…

“Take it easy and enjoy your retirement” I’ve said this a few times to my parents. They “tried” to retire a few times but it really wasn’t for them. They have had their own business ever since I was born, so they are used to being super active. When they told me they...
#37: How do you get superfans?

#37: How do you get superfans?

For those that know me, you know I’m rather partial to a bit of chocolate. Ok, confession time, I’m a chocoholic. I live in Switzerland and Switzerland is known for chocolate and also for quality. When you put 1 and 1 together – you get Sprüngli (1). Yesterday,...
#36: You’re not a baby elephant

#36: You’re not a baby elephant

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right” – Henry Ford Yesterday, I was with my little boy at the zoo and we spent a loooonnnngggg time watching elephants. It reminded me of an old story about how elephants are trained....
#35: Save your mental energy

#35: Save your mental energy

“What’s the rating for The Breakfast Club movie?” (1) I love movies, so often go to IMDB to check the rating before watching it. One small self-imposed rule is to only watch movies with a rating greater than 7 (2) Why this rule? I realized that I was often...
#34 – The need to belong

#34 – The need to belong

“Each of us is a brain, athlete, basket case, princess and criminal” Last night, on a recommendation, I watched the classic 1985 coming of age movie “The Breakfast Club” (1) for the first time. If you haven’t seen it, it’s a group of very different kids serving...
#33: Stopping something

#33: Stopping something

“Can we grab a coffee? I would love to hear how you came to that decision”. When I decided to close my old business, I had a few people ask me for a chat. It turned out that they also had such thoughts on their mind. Deep down, they knew they needed some sort of...
#32: Habit Stacking

#32: Habit Stacking

Once I publish this blog post on my website, I go straight to Facebook and make a post. Once I have done that, I start a Facebook Live on the topic. Habit stacking (1) is when you add a new habit to an existing one. Years ago, when I wanted to add the habit of...
#31: Let’s talk about unsubscribes

#31: Let’s talk about unsubscribes

Years ago, when I got my first unsubscribe, I was gutted. I had spent days on writing my first newsletter so getting an unsubscribe was like having a knife in my heart. Sound dramatic? It was. I want to blog about things that aren’t comfortable as well. Not everything...
#30: Accountability Partners

#30: Accountability Partners

“Send me your About page text by Tuesday. I want it in my inbox when I wake up.” – Me to one of my accountability partners. Wikipedia says an accountability partner is a person who coaches another person in terms of helping the other person keep a commitment. My...
#29: Carrot or stick?

#29: Carrot or stick?

I have a good friend who said that if she didn’t go running, she would pay money to a political party she strongly didn’t believe in. Another friend rewards herself with a massage when she gets her work done. Are you more tempted by the lure of the carrot or are you...