Entrepreneurship: Risking with People

Entrepreneurship: Risking with People

I have been tuned in to Patrick Lencioni’s podcasts lately and I have come across one where he mentions the truth that you will have to face the fact that you will hire really bad, rotten people in your team and it’s inevitable. Thoughts start popping into my head – and as the CEO and […]

All the World’s a Stage

All the World’s a Stage

I’m going through Wharton’s leadership certificate course on executive presence and influence and one of the principles in the first module is “All the World’s a Stage”. The summary thought behind that is that we are always on stage and people are always looking at what we say or do or wear or drive. The […]

Ballad of the Struggling Pandemic Entrepreneur

Ballad of the Struggling Pandemic Entrepreneur

The sacrifices weren’t enough. We paid others ahead of ourselves – taking out of our own savings. We taught people necessary skills they need to have a better livelihood. We mentored and coached fragile individuals who needed our encouragement and guidance. We gave to people who lost loved ones or who experienced loss in life. […]

How to Handle Life’s Disappointments

How to Handle Life’s Disappointments

As a business owner, I could not express just how many times I have been personally disappointed by people – whether it’s clients, employees or suppliers – disappointments are just a part of life. I’m sure that even outside of business and work, we have disappointments that we have to deal with.  This time when […]

Making Mistakes for Progress

Making Mistakes for Progress

We have decided to try working using a hybrid setup where we ask people to come in to the office on Tuesdays and Thursdays and they can work from home on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Author’s Note: This entry was written June 3, 2022 – I usually write ahead and schedule my posts for publishing […]

Perseverance Through Tough Times

Perseverance Through Tough Times

There’s no doubt about it – a vast majority of business owners are finding it difficult to traverse these difficult times where problems after problems batter your thoughts. There’s the ‘great resignation’ that’s happening all over the world because a multitude of people woke up more entitled and want more pay for less work. These […]

The Problem Pyramid

The Problem Pyramid

If you’ve ever watched Peaky Blinders, you’ll be very familiar with Tommy of the Shelby family. I’m not yet past season 1 but so far, I’m really drawn in to the series. They did a really good job at producing the show. I can’t help but be magnetized to the character of Tommy in this […]

The Grass is Greener with Pesticide

The Grass is Greener with Pesticide

It’s no secret – there is a ton of people resigning everywhere at all organizations in all countries. That’s for sure. What’s not so sure are the exact reasons why. Perhaps people are allergic to change and it was choked down on their throats during the pandemic. Perhaps with the forced change of the pandemic, […]

The Story of How SEO Hacker was Born

The Story of How SEO Hacker was Born

I was not born rich. My family is what I would describe as the typical middle class where my dad did not even graduate college because he had to fend for himself and his parental family. My mom also grew up with little to nothing.  By God’s grace, my parents were able to save enough […]

Today Matters

Today Matters

Being a visionary, I have the tendency to keep thinking about the future as if it was the most important thing. However looking at the reality of things, the most important thing is actually what I do today. We overestimate what tomorrow can be for us and we overexaggerate the past as if it was […]

The Burden of the CEO

The Burden of the CEO

The common notion is people think it’s hella nice being CEO. Yes there’s a ton of benefits and upsides to being top-dog but you’re also the one who has to take on everyone’s biggest and most pressing problems in the team.  In earlier times in history, people would elect chieftains of their tribes. These chieftains […]

Rising up in Difficult Times

Rising up in Difficult Times

There are not many days when leading is especially difficult for me. As CEO of SEO Hacker for 12 years now, I have faced a multitude of days when problems are handed up to me and they are tough. I’m used to it – but there are still days when my spirit is not as […]

Curse of the Visionary

Curse of the Visionary

Leaders often see things first before anyone else does. If you have the gift of being a visionary, you are able to somehow to see the future ahead of everyone else in your organization. In fact, when people already see and know the things that you should have been able to foresee as a leader, […]

Chartering the Changes we Need to Grow

Chartering the Changes we Need to Grow

It’s another season in SEO Hacker. A new era. Perhaps not just for us but for a lot of businesses out there that are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel of this entire time of the pandemic. But for SEO hacker, this era is a lot more special. We have shed […]

Making all the Possible Mistakes

Making all the Possible Mistakes

So many people aske what the way to success is – how do you achieve it? What are the possible roadblocks? What do we need to give up to get there? The answer is simple: Make as many mistakes as you possibly can in the industry you care deeply about – and evaluate them.  This […]

Cosmetic Vs. Critical Change

Cosmetic Vs. Critical Change

If you’ve ever had the opportunity to run an organization, you know that change happens. There’s a full spectrum of changes – from easy changes to difficult changes. The easy changes are what we call cosmetic changes. They require the minimum amount of effort, time, sacrifice, communication, funding and commitment. These types of changes do […]

Solomon’s Slow Fade

Solomon’s Slow Fade

If you had all the wisdom that your mind and soul can possibly have, do you think you would make the best choices in life? Have the best life possible? How about if you had all of that PLUS all the possible wealth this world can offer? It must be mind-blowing what you could do. […]

Only Love can Triumph

Only Love can Triumph

It’s the election season and there are so many opinions flying around especially on social media. A lot of them are rough words that are said in the spirit of defending, attacking and competing for certain candidates. To sum up the whirlwind of emotions someone would feel when you spend a couple of hours reading […]

Protected: Changes and Movements for 2nd Quarter

Protected: Changes and Movements for 2nd Quarter

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Leaving on Good Terms

Leaving on Good Terms

So many people have come and gone in SEO Hacker in the years that I have been leading the company. I’m ashamed to admit that most of the people who leave do not leave on good terms (or in good faith) at least on the part where they tell us the true reason WHY they […]

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