One Key Business Strategy That Allows You To Impregnate Another Business With Your Good Seed


It wasn't a big leap of logic for me to connect "Impregnating" with this awesome mask

Hey you,

It’s #2.

Today I wanted to share with you a blog comment of mine on this post that got rejected by the world famous site for any number of good reasons.

Maybe it got the chop because it had to do with naked strippers. Maybe it was because it was too long. Maybe it got bounced to spam and accidentally deleted because I put the link to our site in it.

I don’t know.

But because I’m an optimist, I’m going with the “too long” reason because who doesn’t enjoy naked strippers? Right? Right.

Well I spent almost 2 hours putting this damn comment together and after I was done with it I knew it was too precious to only expose to the Copyblogger universe. So, luckily I copied and pasted it into a text document and now I can give it to you.

The topic of the post revolved around the principle of “Cross Pollination”. Here’s a quick snippet from it that allows you to get the gist of this idea, just in case you’re new to it…

Birds do it, bees do it

The birds and the bees do this naturally, and we can, too. It’s called cross-pollination.

They fly from one flower to another, or one tree to the next, picking up bits of one plant and carrying it to the other.

The plant on the receiving end of this pollination is hardier and able to reproduce with greater variety. It meets environmental challenges more successfully because it’s genetically diverse.

In the same way, when you cross-pollinate ideas, you make your business stronger. You’ll be better able to weather the difficulties that every business and brand has to face to survive.

Keeping your eyes open to sources for ideas is the first step. Having a system for gathering and using these ideas is important, too. Really great ideas can be found where you least expect them.”


Here’s what my mind thought of when I was inspired by this concept….

Hey Pamela,

This article speaks directly to an idea I had to help promote a live production called More


BEWARE: What You Focus On Expands Faster Than a Horny Dog’s Lipstick


World Famous comedian, George Carlin, was known for saying that white men who shave their head bald look like freshly circumcised penises. This guys sunburned so he looks more like dog lipstick to me.

Hey You,

It’s #2.

This might sound stupid, but oh well, here goes…

…I don’t watch, listen to or read the news, at all.

As a matter of fact, I pay closer attention to the juicy gossip spread by People magazine than I do USA Today.  And guess what?  I don’t feel like I’m uniformed, in the dark or out of the loop.  Instead I feel the opposite, EMPOWERED.

There is no part of me that feels I’m inferior because I don’t know what “The Puppets” in the press and government  (or the U.N./New World Order) want me to know is “Supposedly” happening in Washington D.C., England, Japan, Africa or Europe.

What would make me feel like a loser was if I spent more time focused on that propaganda/opinion/theory than I did learning about what I could do to be more valuable to myself & to the people with whom I have the pleasure of interacting with, perhaps even influencing and transforming their life for the better. Time well spent for me is focused on aspects of my life I can control — My ability to listen & communicate with intelligence, humor and compassion… The questions I ask myself on a minute by minute basis that allow me to put out a loving and kind vibe… and tools & techniques & examples of how normal people like you and I More

Your Most Deadly Enemy Revealed


The calling card of your most viscious adversary

The Calling Card of Your Most Vicious Adversary

Hey You, It’s #2.

I was thinking of you while laying in bed last night.

And, I’m thinking of you now and my thought is… “You probably shouldn’t read this.”

Anyhow, an evening capped by an enormous stein of  “Blue Moon” garnished with orange slice and three heaving slices of Meat Lovers pizza at our local pie joint, “Barros” had this 140 pound hulk ready for bed by 11:00.

I was all but asleep when my dear friend, Lenny popped into my room to ask me some retarded question.  This jarred me awake enough to mumble to myself…  “What am I going to share with you today?”

This inspired me to fold up to 90 degrees in my bed and finally start taking notes on Ken McCarthy’s System 2009 Seminar for you.  After finishing Ken’s first session at around 2 AM I clocked out and let myself soundlessly snooze.

You’re gonna love these notes by the way.  More on those in a sec.

After I woke up at around 10:30 (a luxury, internet marketing has afforded) and read through my goals, I decided to whip up some of my gourmet sandwiches before putting these notes up on the blog for you.  While doing so I was listening to Steven Pressfield’s “War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles” through my Bose headphones.

Using my NET (No Extra Time) like while cooking, shaving, cleaning etc. allows me to upload primo information into my mind that generates top notch self talk.  You might want to try it.

While hanging out with Steven this morning, I slammed head first into the conclusion that at this point in my life…I’m letting “Resistance” clobber the hell out of me and steal precious life experiences away that are mine for the taking if I’d only have the courage to stand up to this punk.

Having all the notes for all the programs on the planet would does me little to no good if unconsciously I’m looking for ways to sabotage myself.

If you haven’t been blessed by having this book make love to your internal dialogue with it’s message… do yourself a favor.  Download it or go buy it at the bookstore today.

If you own a copy, maybe it’s time to pull it off the shelf and see how it touches you once again at this particular stage in your life.

It’s my personal belief that NO ONE who follows this blog should be without Steven’s wisdom.  This topic and the way he presents it are that potent.  So to get you started, I’ve typed out some key points  directly from the book  that  I found on Google Reader.

BEWARE! While reading this, there’s a very good chance you’ll come face to face with your own worst personal enemy.  Now’s the time to wuss out if that’s not something you’re ready to conquer…. More

Are You Coming Across as Too Much of a Smarty Pants To Your Prospects And Customers?


Hey Guys,

Number 2 back in the house.  Been buried in a clients project.  A financial investment product.

I sent him a creative overview which asked all the questions meant to pry out all the details about what we’re selling.  But while reading through the answers I kept stubbing my tongue on “corporate speak.”

You know, stuff like this blurb I just pulled off of…“General Motors moves higher as its finance arm gains bank status and eligibility for TARP funds.”

As elementary as this may sound to somebody in the finance field, it’s over my head.  I know if I really had to know all the jargon terms used here I could google them and find out their meanings in no time.

But if I’m busy, I might not even finish reading a sentence like this.

While continuing to slog through all the documents this client sent me, the very first and only salesletter he had written emerged.  I think he used Dan Kennedy’s “The Ultimate Salesletter” as a guide.

To my surprise, I read every single word of the ad.

Not out of obligation to the research but out of pure interest.  The ad has tons of opportunities for More

“I’ve Never Had An Original Idea In My Life” – Dan Kennedy


What is it… that is… up in the house…., yo!

That’s my nerd way of saying, how you doing?

Note Taking Nerd 2 — The Proud  Unoriginal —  Back To Share With You High Powered  Ideas From People Who Get Life Enhancing Results.

Are you creative?

I’m not.

Not if you judge creativity by the standard legendary copywriter Eugene Schwartz does.

In the presentation he put on for Rodale, he states that only God has More