Best Practices To Avoid Getting Blacklisted

Feature Article: 2016 "The Representor" published by ERA

I was recently asked to write a feature article for “The Representor” which is published by ERA (Electronic Representatives Association)

Here is an excerpt with a link to the full article.


The Representor


Doesn’t it seem as if email has been around forever? The use of email started in the early 1970s and is now a staple of business communication everywhere around the world.

BlacklistEven though electronic communications such as texting, private messengers and social messaging have all come on the scene and are being used in day-to-day business communications, email still reigns supreme. This is due, in part, to the personal connection people have to the email processes that has been put in place to conduct daily business. People feel comfortable with emailing because it has stood the test of time (more than 40 years strong), and it is a proven way to manage and keep track of daily business conversations.

However, you need to be careful that your email address does not get blacklisted. If you have ever had this happen, you know how frustrating it can be.

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Trello – Free Project Management Tool For Consultants

Being a Consultant or Coach, you know how important it is to have a system in place to manage your projects and tasks.

Trello - Project and Task Management for Consultants and CoachesHowever, you want it to be a simple and easy process that can be accessed by anyone on your team whether they are in the same office as you or half way around the world. Well, this may be the best free solution you will find anywhere.

I have been working with this cloud based software for the past 9 months to see if it is a viable tool for project & task management for consultants. I fell in love with it. It is so simple, scalable and flexible.

Here is a little video that I put together to show you how to use it. Please leave comments and questions below… I’d love to hear your thoughts on it.

Million Miles in a Thousand Years

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: How I Learned to Live a Better Story

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: How I Learned to Live a Better Story

Loved this book! This is a book that I will read over and over again every year. Very inspirational and motivational. I originally had the Audiobook version but have purchased the print version to add to my library.

Million Miles in a Thousand Years

After writing a successful memoir, Donald Miller’s life stalled. During what should have been the height of his success, he found himself unwilling to get out of bed, avoiding responsibility, even questioning the meaning of life. But when two movie producers proposed turning his memoir into a movie, he found himself launched into a new story filled with risk, possibility, beauty, and meaning.

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years chronicles Miller’s rare opportunity to edit his life into a great story, to reinvent himself so nobody shrugs their shoulders when the credits roll. Through heart-wrenching honesty and hilarious self-inspection, Donald Miller takes readers through the life that emerges when it turns from boring reality into meaningful narrative.

Miller goes from sleeping all day to riding his bike across America, from living in romantic daydreams to fearful encounters with love, from wasting his money to founding a nonprofit with a passionate cause. Guided by a host of outlandish but very real characters, Miller shows us how to get a second chance at life the first time around. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years is a rare celebration of the beauty of life.

Jing – Free Video Screen Capture Tool For Family Business Marketing

Jing – Free Video Screen Capture Tool For Family Business Marketing

This is an extremely useful tool that you will use almost everyday. Jing is a a video and photo screen capture tool that allows you to create short screencasts or do a screen grab (photo) that you can add annotations. Having this little tool can help you share valuable and useful content to your specific audience.

Jing by TechSmith

Profit First

Profit First

Profit First: A Simple System to Transform Any Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine.

You are about to discover the profoundly simple yet shockingly effective accounting plug-in that will transform your business from a cash eating monster into a money making machine. In Profit First, Mike Michalowicz, author of The Pumpkin Plan & The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, explains why the GAAP accounting method is contrary to human nature, trapping entrepreneurs in the panic-driven cycle of operating check-to-check and reveals why this new method is the easiest and smartest way to ensure your business becomes wildly (and permanently) profitable from your very next deposit forward.

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You (10th Anniversary Edition)

This is one of my all time favorite books. If you have never read it… you need too. It’s a must for Family Business Owners in my opinion.

21_irrefutable_laws of leadership

If you’ve never read The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, you’ve been missing out on one of the best-selling leadership books of all time. If you have read the original version, then you’ll love this new expanded and updated one.

Internationally recognized leadership expert, speaker, and author John C. Maxwell has taken this million-seller and made it even better:

  • Every Law of Leadership has been sharpened and updated
  • Seventeen new leadership stories are included
  • Two new Laws of Leadership are introduced
  • New evaluation tool will reveal your leadership strengths—and weaknesses
  • New application exercises in every chapter will help you grow

Why would Dr. Maxwell make changes to his best-selling book?

“A book is a conversation between the author and reader,” says Maxwell. “It’s been ten years since I wrote The 21 Laws of Leadership. I’ve grown a lot since then. I’ve taught these laws in dozens of countries around the world. This new edition gives me the opportunity to share what I’ve learned.”