If I asked you for a business card right now, do you have one? I broke one of my own rules at TEDxHouston last week - I walked around this event full of some of the most amazing people I have ever been around in...

Are you in the Happy Loop? Are you making the Happy Loop possible for your customers and clients? Love this ad from UPS - a happy customer makes your business run all around your entrepreneurial success loop. The mistake so many sole proprietors and companies (large...

Take care of yourself. Yes, take care of your loved ones, your business, and your responsibilities but above all else, take care of yourself first - people are counting on you. Wednesday night, my speech-booking partner and more importantly, dear friend, almost died. In the...

Martin Traub-Werner, CEO of VetSuccess, sent this tip: Early in my career someone suggested get to work shortly before your manager and leave shortly after. Do that and you are quickly the reliable person that is always available. Martin was responding to a previous YDST tip But...

Just ask for what you want or need today. Ask if you need information. Can't figure something out? Ask for help. Speak up. Ask. For the most part, people are good and want to help but they can't if they don't know what you need....

It is the time of year we get to have a little more fun and start to think about what gifts to give our clients and customers to say thank you for the past year of business. (You do that, right?) This one may be a...