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Self-directed learning changed my life. Now, I’ve devoted my life to educating others and helping other educators share their message.

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“The Rent is Due Every Day”

One of my favorite quotes is:  Success is never owned, it is only rented. And the rent is due every day. — Rory Vaden Entrepreneurs tend to live in this strange place between two words: Achievement and leisure. Most of the entrepreneurs I know got into business for...

Long form > short form

I am a fan of considered, long form communication. I realize that not everyone possesses the skill to write with clarity (at least not naturally), but it can certainly be learned.  Plus, the market value of this skill cannot be understated. Most job opportunities...

Make an Offer

Sales is not really a mystery. It is the art and science of making something someone wants or needs, and making it available to them. Easy, right? Well, simple. Not necessarily easy. Many overcomplicate the process of simply creating an offer and making it available...

The blog: A place to share your ideas

It seems as though “gone are the days” when there was a de facto place where people knew they could find your ideas online.  First, it was the email newsletter. Then the weblog. Then Twitter. Then, somewhat, Youtube. Today, though, there is any number of places...

Solve the problem with a person or a process

In life and business, there is no shortage of problems. As a matter of fact, much of running a business comes down to how well you solve problems.  Technicians get paid for output. Thinkers — problem-solvers — get paid for input, and that level of contribution is...

The Power and Innocence of Web 1.0

There is a seismic shift happening in today’s marketing scene. Some expected it. Others are being blindsided. Some knew it was coming, but not to this extent.  I find myself in the final category. It knew it was coming, but there were a couple of things I was not...

About Me

Hey, I’m Steve Schramm. I write about marketing, design, business strategy, and productivity. This blog is my personal “cookbook” to help you design a healthier business through self-directed learning.