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10 Reasons Why Lag is an Advantage

Imagine that you’re driving a car and want to make a right-hand turn. You turn the steering wheel – but nothing happens. The car keeps on traveling straight ahead for another 100 yards or so before it slowly begins to veer off to the right. That doesn’t sound like a safe car, does it? And it would be a stressful experience, because we are used getting to an instant response to a change of direction. It’s the same whenever we start something new. We want immediate results when we start something new. But life isn’t like that. When we start something new, we bump up against the principle of lag. This means that there is a period of time between action and results. Lag can […]

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12 Ways To Build Your Business While Keeping Your Family First

Trying to raise a family the best way you know how is really hard work. It takes a lifetime of loving, understanding, forgiving, supporting, and caring; and there’s no real guarantee of anything. Building a business is also incredibly hard work. It takes hours and hours of planning, stressing, working, reevaluating, fear squashing, and focus; (once again) there’s no real guarantee of anything. So when you mix the two extremes into your life, there’s bound to be complications and a tendency to let one fall away while you nurture the other. Unfortunately, It’s usually the family that gets pushed aside (unintentionally). Here’s 12 ways to strengthen your family while growing your business. Plan your business around your family This little piece of advice was given […]

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5 Awesome Tips to Writing Emails That Won’t Be Ignored

I’ll confess before I begin – I still struggle a bit with keeping my emails short and sweet. Not that I don’t know the merits of getting to the point right away in your email, it’s just that I need to put in more conscious efforts to make them precise. The other day I was reading Leo’s post on disadvantages of long emails and that made me realize that I am not the only one who has this bad habit of (sometimes) writing long emails. In fact, it isn’t just about the length of the email. There are various other ways to improve your email writing skills, and make sure that it gets opened and read even when it reaches someone who gets hundreds of […]

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5 Lesser-Known Must-Read Books For Entrepreneurs

As any entrepreneur will tell you, starting your own business is like giving birth to a child; only much more painful and demanding. Despite that, it’s an addiction that aspiring entrepreneurs just can’t let go of. There are a number of popular books available at your local bookstore that is aimed at aspiring entrepreneurs. A few of the popular ones include ‘The 4 hour work-week’, “The E-Myth Revisited”, “Rich Dad, Poor Dad”, “Think and Grow Rich” and “The Lean Startup”. While these are really good books and something that every wantrepreneur must read, they do not cover all aspects of entrepreneurship. Moreover, most of these books are from best-selling authors and celebrity entrepreneurs whose advices may not always apply to someone who only aspires to […]

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5 Marketing Questions All Business Owners Should Ask Themselves

There’s your baby – your small business website. You put out brilliant posts on Facebook and Google+ while hoping to connect with others through comments on their posts; you try to SEO your website enough to raise its Google score; you make promotional offers on a couple days of the week ['Monday Madness Specials' 'TGIF Twofers'] but somehow your site still isn’t gaining the traction you’d hoped for or that you were expecting. Time for a new site redesign or name? Fill the site with more ads to attract? Hire the Goodyear blimp to spread the word? Nah, none of those should be your first consideration. It might be there are some things you haven’t thought of or dismissed. Let’s do a quick review of […]

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7 Free or Cheap Ways to Effectively Promote Your Business Online

As a business owner, sales person, or marketer, you should always be trying to find ways to drum up more business – especially with the current economic climate. Each dollar that you spend on marketing and advertising should show a return on your investment and produce results that can help increase your bottom line. Easy enough right? While recent times have made many businesses tighten their belts on their spending, it’s extremely important to the success of your company to keep marketing your business in order to gain new customers and continue to generate revenue. Luckily for marketers and business owners, there are several ways you can very affordably advertise your services and products online (many of which are free). Let’s go through a handful […]

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7 Free Things That Will Shove Success in Your Face

Here are seven things that will help you succeed, and they don’t cost a penny. You see, success is not the result of good luck, being born in the right family, or intellectual superiority. Success is neither the property of the elite nor the possession of the privileged; success belongs to the brave soul who is willing to chase it down. Given this, we know that we’re all capable of success! Zig Ziglar reminds us that, “The price of success is much lower than the price of failure.” So let’s talk about the price of success: 7 Things That Will Help You Succeed Passion “Without passion you don’t have energy; without energy you have nothing.”- Donald Trump Passion is power. Passion gives you the strength […]

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7 Incredibly Simple Tips for Inspired and Meaningful Writing

As a writer, you know how hard it can be to get inspired and write something you’re happy with. You’re constantly running into mental blocks, and things keep popping up that break your flow. It’s hard, yes, but it can be made a lot easier with a few tweaks. Ever since I was 7 years old, I’ve loved writing. I started with short stories and worked my way to longer ones. I even won a few t-shirts in children’s writing contests. I thought it was awesome. As I grew up, I realized that perhaps writing isn’t the best way to make a living, so I gave it up during my teen years. Luckily, I picked it back up a few years ago, and I am […]

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7 Must Read Success Lessons from Donald Trump

To many, Donald Trump is considered to be one of the most successful individuals of our generation. Trump is an American business entrepreneur, author, socialite and television personality. He is the Chairman and CEO of the Trump Organization, as well as a famous real-estate developer. Donald is also the founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts, a company which operates a multiplicity of casinos and hotels all around the world. Trump’s lavish lifestyle and witty personality has made him a celebrity, and his hit reality television show, The Apprentice, has solidified this status. Today I want to talk about seven things we can learn from the billionaire Donald Trump. Any person who could amass such success is bound to be an inspiration. 7 Success Lessons from Donald […]

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7 Steps to Creating a Successful Online Business

We all want to create a passive online business that allows us to travel the world, sip drinks on the beach and enjoy life to its fullest. But does that reality exist? Is it possible to create a successful online business that practically runs itself? I would say it is, but it requires a few important steps, seven to be exact. These are the seven steps that have helped me create the life that I want. This has by no means been easy. I’ve worked very hard, but it hasn’t been a chore, because I’ve always followed my heart. I’m currently addicted to learning Spanish, and I can do that almost all day, every day, because I’ve built up a few passive income streams. I […]

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