I’m enthralled with Launchy, it’s really great for me because I’ve grown weary of navigating Windows Explorer. With Launchy, I can tell it to index my project folders, and then I can type in the name of a client and it pulls up their project folder. It probably saves me 15 minutes every day.

It’s true purpose is to launch programs. In the example below, you can see how easy it is to launch Firefox. To open up the command utility, just type Alt + Spacebar. Easy as pie!

FastStone Capture

I ran across FastStone Capture the other day, and wanted to share it with you. It is a great little program for Windows that takes screenshots of anything. I take so many screenshots for this web site (and several others), and this program makes my life easier.

Nothing is new under the sun

Historian Will Durant wrote, “Nothing is new except arrangement.” Do you believe this to be true? Is nothing really new under the sun? Is every designer just stealing and hiding their sources (as great designers do).

In 1759, Dr. Samuel Johnson wrote, “The trade of advertising is now so near to perfection that it is not easy to propose any improvement.”

Inspiration for this post from the great book “Hey, Whipple, Squeeze This.” Which is no doubt, my favorite book on advertising copywriting. It’s really cheap at Amazon, too. I suggest you buy a copy and share with your friends.

Best Sales Coach in Phoenix

The best sales coach in Phoenix is Michael D. Goodman. I haven’t worked with him in a few years but I learned so much about sales over the years that I worked with him that I use every single day — amazing guy and most definitely the best money I have ever spent on consulting.

I hired Michael to teach me how to be a better salesperson and learned both sales, and how to run my business better.

As a sales coach, Michael worked with me to develop the right language for my specific sales situations. Many times, Michael even accompanied me on sales calls and would provide me with both encouragement and critiques.

While working with Michael, I saw a 10x return on my investment through the new customers I was landing. Most definitely the best money I have ever spent on consulting.