HUGH CULVER

My cartoons are (yikes!) online.

My cartoons are (yikes!) online.

It’s been a while. Earlier this year I was writing a lot. Most blog posts. A couple of book ideas came and went and then withered on the keyboard. And I was drawing.  At the start of the Pandemic, I challenged myself to scratch out one cartoon-like drawing every day...

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How to stop pretending and become an expert in 5 steps

How to stop pretending and become an expert in 5 steps

I have a beef. It started subtly - various phone calls. At first I wasn’t even aware it was happening... I would get questions like “I’ve been speaking for a couple of years. What do I need to do to get more speaking gigs?” Or, “I’m going to write my first book. I...

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How to live like a millionaire with zero-based living

How to live like a millionaire with zero-based living

There is a concept in accounting called zero-based budgeting. Essentially, it means you build a budget from scratch and have to justify every expense. Instead of thinking about 15% growth in sales or  10% reduction in costs, you ask “What’s possible?” This radical...

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Why you should never start a business

Why you should never start a business

You knew the timing was right. Your friends said it was a great idea. So you took the leap, hung up your shingle and started a business. And then… Somewhere along the way the hours got longer, nights got shorter and then there was the gnawing feeling of overwhelm and...

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The 3 habits I recommend the most

The 3 habits I recommend the most

This post was updated in 2023. Enter most arched passageways in historic buildings made of stone and look up. Look closely and you will see one block is different from all the rest. That wedge-shaped piece is the keystone block. Keystones in architecture are used to...

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How I got 1,000 daily readers to my blog

How I got 1,000 daily readers to my blog

It was a Tuesday. I had just opened up the analytics on my site - just like a hundred times before. And there it was. 1,000 visitors in one day. I was gobsmacked. I’ve been writing and publishing blogs posts for over 6 years. And for most of those years 100 blog...

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Hyperbolic discounting and why your goals suck

Hyperbolic discounting and why your goals suck

If you struggle to reach goals you might have a bad case of hyperbolic discounting. What?!? Before I get to what hyperbolic discounting is, let me back up and first talk about goal setting. A typical assumption is that BIG GOALS (think: Jim Collin’s BHAG (Big Hairy...

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