Want to be more efficient and productive? Don’t start by asking “How can we do this better?” Instead ask, “Should we be doing this at all?” I recently spoke with my good friend (and wildly talented life coach) Wes Wiley about the content I was putting together on HeyPorter.com and the conversation turned to video....Continue reading
For a moment, think about an orchestra and all its different instruments, then consider this question… Which can be heard, the violin section or the triangle? * Obviously, the answer is ‘both’ – but without question, those strings are louder, right? Not only louder, but there are more of them, often 20-40 violins in a...
Years ago, a producing project had me traveling every week to the beautiful St. Petersburg / Clearwater Beach area and I became known to the concierge at the hotel where I always stayed. At the time, this hotel was going through a major renovation – tens of thousands of dollars spent on making the hotel...
For a total of 24 years, the golden-voiced Casey Kasem gave us the scoop on what songs were trending and along the way, weaved in some classic behind-the-scenes stories and interviews on the radio show he hosted (and co-created), American Top 40. If you grew up in the 70s, 80s, or early 90s, there’s a...Continue reading
You don’t have to like eating right and exercising. In fact, it’s okay if you hate those things. You just have to hate eating right and exercising slightly less than you hate being out of shape. You don’t have to like working hard. In fact, it’s okay if you hate working hard. You just have...Continue reading
There’s a concept I learned about several years ago that has benefited me tremendously. It’s a radically different way of thinking about negotiation. Now I don’t know about you, but when I hear the word negotiation, I immediately picture something like haggling over the price of a car or negotiating for a salary or for...Continue reading
I’m excited to let you know about the launch of the HeyPorter.com YouTube channel. We’ll cover the same subjects there that we do here – Creative Leadership, Productivity, Marketing, Decoding Success – just with way less reading and way more moving pictures. Hope you’ll check it out, hit that ‘Subscribe’ button, and maybe even tell...Continue reading
I’m blessed to have four babies, currently all middle school-aged and under. And as much as the wifey and I strive to teach and model good choices for them, they end up teaching us a lot, too. Okay, me – they teach me a lot. So I’m pleased to offer you four lessons my kids...Continue reading
We love getting praise, but giving praise can be tricky (and if you don’t believe that premise, then PLEASE read on). Fortunately, I’ve learned three powerful concepts that have helped my words land with laser-like precision… Selective Did you ever see that episode of Seinfeld where the handsome doctor calls Elaine “breathtaking”? She is understandably...Continue reading
A problem doesn’t have to be huge to feel overwhelming. Sometimes it’s the small, but persistent challenges that wear on us the most. And in worst-case scenarios, we’re assailed not just by the problem itself, but by the attendant problems springing from our fear and paralysis. But regardless of size or seriousness, twisty problems can...Continue reading