Planning tools : Our present to you for Christmas.

Planning Tools The importance of disconnecting with the ever increasing noise of the Internet is growing. Social media makes it almost impossible to focus on tasks and our self belief in our knowledge base is warped by the fact that there is just so much information on the Internet that we feel that we have to fact check all the …

How to stop getting Racism & Bigotry on Facebook

Step 1. Go to profile of said offending family member or friend. Step 2. On the cover photo in the bottom right click on the button that says Friends. Step 3. Click on Add to another list… Step 4. Scroll to the bottom of the list and click on Restricted. What this does is two things, first it stops showing their …

How to stop Candy Crush invites on Facebook

We all have that one friend, in fact you might be that particular friend, you can’t get through the 98th level, you’ve played the same level for weeks now and just can’t seem to move past it, it’s time to throw in the towel and what was once a fun game has now turned into a spectacular form of masochism, you’ve …

#ReduceTheStupid and other irritating campaigns that shit me

Note: It’s been a while since I’ve blogged for the business consistently folks, my headspace has been in writing about grief (which you can read at mingjohanson.com.au) and I had to fax (yes fax) my previous website host in order to update contact details of our domain name and redirect to a newer better website host that doesn’t crash every …

“Locking out” your competition

I’ve been having some fun conversations with some people in networking groups. These networking groups often get sold to me to join their $12,000 to $24,000-something-or-other a year membership fees because it will “lock out my competition”. I’ve had the following conversation a few times: M: “What if I don’t want to lock out my competition? What’s the point? They might …

Marketing 101 : Being an ethical business

What does it mean to run an ethical business. For starters there is a difference between someone who wants what you’ve got and someone whose fishing for what your delivering to their competitors. It’s not the first time this series of events has happened where a client’s competitor has contacted us, I doubt very much that it will be the …

Facebook Thank You. My open letter response to Sheryl, Mark & Facebook.

Dear Sheryl, Mark & the Facebook team, Last week you left on my Facebook page a thank you message and I wanted to take a moment out to write a thank you in response and share with you just how much Facebook has provided an abundance of opportunities for myself and others around me. When I was about seven years old, …

Why I don’t charge $3000 for marketing workshops

$3000 seems to be some kind of magic number for business owners to spend on marketing workshops and courses, it’s a number that seems to flick a switch in business owners brains that believe that they’re going to get some sort of golden goose solution that will magically fix all of their marketing problems, or slightly worse, create the belief …

Life Level – Rookie

Lately I’ve been feeling like a total rookie in this whole life thing. In my business things have been pretty rock and roll, not because I’ve gone on some kind of ‘throw myself into work’ rampage to avoid dealing with the death of my partner, more that I’ve actually been doing the opposite. When I’ve tried to throw myself into …