7 Degrees Blog

The Seven Degrees Blog is our way to share our thoughts on business, life, and of course, marketing, events and technology. Our goal is to educate, engage and inspire. We look forward to sharing ideas with our readers and hearing your feedback.

Your First Profile Picture

January 14, 2019

Over the last week or so, many of us have engaged in the “How Well Have You Aged” challenge.  This involves posting our first Facebook profile picture alongside our current one.  For the…

Let it Snow

January 10, 2019

Don’t hate me, but I want it to snow.  I want it to snow for days and days.   You see, I own Got A Guy NJ, and we plow driveways when it snows.…

Unsolicited Advice for 2019

January 2, 2019

Welcome to 2019.  Everyone got their goals and resolutions ready? Alright, we can begin now. We Suck at Holidays How did you do over the holidays?  Did you recharge? Did you pretend to…

Talkin’ Sh*t: The Unsolicited Podcast

October 1, 2018

When I finished writing Everyone Has Sh*t: Unsolicited Advice for Being Human, I knew I was not done.   There were more stories to tell.   It was the beginning of the conversation, not the…

Rules for Not Being An Asshole

July 21, 2018

I’ve written several versions of this post, deleting a few because the message wasn’t quite right.  I started down the path of political divide, but those water were quickly muddied. Let’s be honest…

Everyone Has Perceptions

June 27, 2018

Among my many life’s adventures I’ve found myself in the landscaping business. Once an entrepreneur, always an entrepreneur, right? Or something like that.  All I’ll say is it started on vacation while drinking…

What If I Said No? Nine Years of Seven Degrees

May 1, 2018

According to Facebook, nine years ago today I was at a New Jersey Professional Services Marketers Group meeting with guest speaker Joe Rotella.   Ironically, on this same day, I also connected to futurist…

Failing Up

April 25, 2018

Yesterday I had a dream come true while simultaneously experiencing extreme disappointment.   While sitting outside enjoying working in my backyard, in a space I had envisioned for nearly a decade, I received news…

What If Your Network Was Lost Forever?

March 19, 2018

Last week a Facebook friend posted a silly ‘What If’ game on Facebook based on lyrics to famous songs. What if we are really getting back together? What if Billy Jean is really…

Did the Internet Break Society?

February 23, 2018

I’ve been on the internet since 1995,  just after AOL started mailing CDs to everyone to get them on the world wide web and right around the time Yahoo was founded.  I frequented…

Your Humor Will Get You Through It?

December 29, 2017

So we have been trying to buy a house for a few months and the process has been…let’s call it trying. That’s the positive person’s word for frustrating, exasperating, annoying, infuriating, you get…

Sorry, Not Sorry.

December 6, 2017

Today I witnessed someone apologize for theft. They knew it was wrong and said they were sorry. They suffered some consequences, but certainly not permanent ones. They apologized. They were lucky that while…

Shut Up and Be Nice!

November 30, 2017

Yesterday I shopping was in Target and heard someone wish ill upon their friend. I didn’t hear the first part, but she said “I hope next time you fall and hurt yourself.” She…

Complimentary Advice.

November 29, 2017

Today we woke up to news of one of most famous news anchors being fired for sexual misconduct. In the wake of this, many people are asking about the protocol for giving compliments.…