The Old Man, the Boy and the Donkey

Have you heard the tale of the old man, the boy and donkey? I read this in Michael Port’s excellent Book Yourself Solid An old man, a boy and a donkey were going to town. The boy rode on the donkey and the old man walked. As they went along they passed some people who remarked it […]

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The Man in the Arena

This is one of my all-time favourite quotes. Every so often, we ought to dig it out again. Re-read it, and let it sink in. Adjust accordingly, then get (back) in the game. Stop talking about it. Don’t ask for permission. Actually, give yourself permission. Take a deep breath and acknowledge the fear. If it’s worth doing, start. Be passionate. Give it […]

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Not abandoned. Not Forgotten.


I regularly explain to my clients the importance of not only blogging, but the importance of blogging with a schedule. Ultimately fresh, relevant content is the only real reason anyone would continue to return to your website/blog. But after a quick glance around here, and you’d have to conclude, I haven’t practiced what I preach, […]

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2 simple reasons why trade shows work

It has been a whirlwind month for McClay Design. The simple reason is trade shows – this month I have been to the Royal Winter Fair, Horse 3, and the Mane Event. When  it comes right down to it, I haven’t been busier or happier. Here are a couple reasons why trade shows have worked  to […]

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Marketing Never Ends

Over 10 years ago, I went into business to help small business clearly communicate their products and services to their customers. The irony is, I only reluctantly ever did the same for my own. And my business all but failed not for the lack of good marketing, but for the lack of any marketing at all. Period. […]

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