Painter Pants

By Ron Rosenberg

painter man at work with color swatches samples, wall painting concept

Mastery is an important concept, but one that is difficult to define.

There are guitarists like Pat Metheny, Don Ross, and Billy McLaughlin who have such an extraordinary connection with their music that all you can do is sit and stare in complete amazement as you watch them play.

One characteristic of mastery is that it allows a person to do something difficult and complicated, while making it seem easy and effortless.

And more...


Can I See Your ID?

By Ron Rosenberg

ATL Term E Restaurant

I've been traveling lately, and that means trying to eat healthy while connecting through airports to get to my destination and back home again.

Fortunately, there are usually a couple of options, and I found this restaurant in Terminal E at the Atlanta Airport. As a bonus, I enjoyed not only a good meal, but also a great lesson in customer service.

I had a long layover, and it was dinner time, so I grabbed one of the more...


Be Thankful

By Ron Rosenberg

Hand with marker writing the text Be Thankful For Today

I recently conducted an interview with Lisa Ryan, founder of Grategy, a company that shows people how to use gratitude as a business strategy.

She also provided some pointers on how we can incorporate gratitude into our personal lives on a daily basis. This certainly came in handy as we've had to deal with some bad news recently. They say that "good things come in threes," but for us, it's been a case of more...


When "Done" ISN'T Better Than "Perfect"

By Ron Rosenberg

Quit being a perfectionist - efficiency advice on a vintage slate blackboard

I recently wrote an article called "Done" is Better Than "Perfect" which

But there's been one person who's been closely associated with SNL for all but six seasons of the show's long history: co-creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels.

Since the show is performed live, there's a very hard deadline for when everything has to be ready. In fact, years ago he beautifully summarized this in a sign that he more...


Tribute to a Rock Legend

By Ron Rosenberg

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I'm a child of the 70s, and I grew up listening to bands like Pink Floyd, The Who, Yes, Genesis, and Emerson, Lake, and Palmer. These were innovative bands, blending incredible creativity, virtuoso musicianship, and a willingness to break new ground musically.

Unfortunately, the last few months have seen the departure of many of our great musical icons: David Bowie, Glen Frey of the Eagles, and Chris Squire (bassist and founding member of the band "Yes").

And this this last weekend, we suffered a major loss more...


"Done" is Better Than "Perfect"

By Ron Rosenberg

Quit being a perfectionist - efficiency advice on a vintage slate blackboard

"Saturday Night Live" has been on the air since 1975. It's had its ups and downs over that time, with the cast regularly changing over the years.

But there's been one person who's been closely associated with SNL for all but six seasons of the show's long history: co-creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels.

Since the show is performed live, there's a very hard deadline for when everything has to be ready. more...


Is It Okay to Waste Time?

By Ron Rosenbergdont waste your time phrase handwritten on chalkboard vintage precise stopwatch used instead of O

We hear it in various sayings: "Time is money," "You can't get back lost time, " and "When people waste your time, they're stealing your life."

There are some things in life that can be replaced, but time is not one of them; and the older you get, the more significant this becomes.

When you think of life in terms of a giant hourglass, as you get older, more and more of more...


Correlation Does Not Imply Causation

By Ron Rosenberg

As you develop your marketing strategies, it's important to track results so you can make intelligent and informed decisions.

In other words, you want to have a firm grasp on cause and effect so you can reliably predict that "Variable X" produces "Result Y."

The problem is that many people confuse correlation with causation.

The most simplistic example of causation is this:

  • Rabbits have good eyesight
  • Rabbits eat carrots
  • Carrots cause good eyesight

Clearly, this is a leap in logic of gargantuan proportions, more...


Climbing Kane Mountain

kane MountainMost of you who read our weekly email newsletter know that summer brings a change of scenery for us. We live most of the year in North Carolina at our permanent home, but for our summer vacation we travel to upstate New York and rent a cabin on a beautiful lake in the Adirondack Mountains.

We do this for a couple of reasons. First, the summers are much cooler there than in North Carolina. We do get our share of heat but in the evening it usually cools down so you more...


Give Yourself a Break

By Ron Rosenberg

Life moves pretty fastLife moves pretty fast. In the classic movie, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, there's a scene when actor Matthew Broderick turns to the camera and says, "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."

And while this movie takes this idea to the extreme, the concept itself is actually very important.

I read an interesting Facebook post recently from a martial arts instructor named Chuck Phillips:

"I've decided to take the day off so I got up early more...