Category: Things I Do

I’m Good at (and I like) What I Do!

If you have a business and thought about using audio (radio) to build your company, you should call me. For the third time in the past 6 months, a new client has called to say, “Don, we need to trim back on our radio…

What’s the Deal with Borax?

Ever heard of Borax? Until a couple of months ago when my daughter needed it to make slime (the hottest thing with kids and girls 10 and under), I’d never heard of it. It’s a laundry detergent “booster” and it says add it to…

A Sleep Solution

If you only knew how much I love my digital watch, you’d laugh at me. It has five alarms, a stop watch, tells the time in 12 time zones, and has a countdown timer. I have all five alarms set for something. 9:55 p.m. –…

Obsessed with My Lawn, But I Come By It Naturally

I’ll bet, like every father, my Dad occasionally sits around wondering, “I wonder if I made an impression on my children and taught them something?” Well, Dad, rest assured, you did. Especially when it comes to my lawn. My Dad always had the best…

Corporate Shill

Last year, the company I work for (and where I’ve worked for more than a decade) changed it’s name from Clear Channel to iHeartMEDIA. They did this because (my words) the coolest part of our company was the iHeartRADIO app and Clear Channel was…

Blog Entry For One Person

This isn’t a blog entry for everyone. No, sir. This is for L.L. People think because I blog alot and Tweet and stuff, that I know stuff. Here’s L.L.’s logo. Need a kick-ass real estate agent who can sell your house …fast?!?!?! Click the…

Advertising Myself (Brand Me)

The picture says it all, so there’s no real reason to support it with a blog entry, right? Well, this is a blog, so …ya know. I’m gonna blog something. The picture is my “why?” Why do you waste time blogging, Don? Why do…

The Cold Call

Part of my job is the “cold call.” The idea of cold-calling, for many (including me), can sometimes create anxiety and fear and nervousness. We consult our cold-call tactics and techniques. We lock ourselves in a small conference room and pull the shades down….

Things I Do: Persist

“Commitment is doing what you said you would long after the mood you said it in has left you”  –Don Mincher Do I? Is it bragging? I can only say that after 16 years in sales and somehow managing to feed my family and…

Things I Do: Status Updates in Third-Person

Many people (nobody) ask, “Don, why do you update Facebook in 3rd-person?” I’m a Facebook Originalist (that’s not really a thing, I just made it up). Remember when Facebook first started? It didn’t just list your name and ask you to post any old…

Things I Do: Coach Soccer

The soccer season is back. Am I talking about Barclay’s Premier League, which started last Saturday morning and brought with it 9 hours of glorious futbol on various NBC channels? Yes. That’s part of it. But the next part is even better …my daughter’s…

Things I Do: Wash My Cars and Mow My Lawn

What’s a “chore” if you don’t actually dread doing it? My wife would tell you its a mental problem. For me, there’s something very relaxing about mowing the lawn, pulling weeds a little as I go, and taking great care to make sure the…