Oh, You’re That Guy – The Life of The Party

  The other night my wife and I surprised a friend for his 40th Birthday along with his many other friends whom we had never met. Everything was going swimmingly. I happened to easily win the “Hip Breaker” game in 6 rounds, beating all the men and then the final female contestant (you know that game where they put 6 ping pong balls in a Kleenex box, tie it around your waist, and dance to 90’s rap classics such as “I Like Big Butts and I Cannot Lie”). I won the games so easily everyone was like who the heck
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A Slice of Humble Pie

  Humbling might be an understatement of recent: On Sunday with The Promise blog you’ll receive in your inbox the story about my run-in with a guy who crashed his car in front of our house, whom I tussled with before he was hauled off to jail for being high on two illegal drugs… In the last 48 hours I’ve wrestled mightily with mother nature and the snow looking to derail my workweek and family plans. I received notice of multiple events I’ve been working on for months that have decided to go a different direction. The scale says the
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Almost Famous & Almost Viral

For Speakers, Entertainers, and Anyone Trying to Figure Out Confusing Algorithms on Facebook ~   What is the trick to going Viral? I have friends who have done so multiple times, including Stuart Edge, Stephen Jones, Steve Soelberg and more. Having made videos for years and years,  on YouTube, Facebook and the like, that have found very little success overall, I’m finding that partnering with a channel that has already perfected the model gives you a way better chance to make it happen than simply launching things on your own.   A week ago I posted the following on my
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