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Don’t Constrain Yourself

Hopefully, you don’t know what it’s like to be in prison and have your options tightly constrained by an outside agency. But that doesn’t mean you don’t have any constraints. Laws, other people, responsibilities… these all constrain your actions by reducing your options for activity. And that’s a good thing – the restraints you’re under […]
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Preventing Decision Overload

There are a lot of choices available to today’s entrepreneur. In fact, in many situations, the available choices can be so numerous as to be overwhelming. It’s not uncommon to be stressed about making the best choices and wind up making a terrible choice. So how do you avoid that? After all, you do still […]
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Good Enough

I’m not a writer, per se. Sure, I do a lot of writing (and communicating in general), but my real passions are business and helping people. Writing is one of the tools in my toolbox to help me achieve the ambitions that flow from those passions. One of the things I’ve learned from writing, however, […]
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Treat Yourself, You’ve Earned It

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, there’s a good chance that you’ve received a lot of helpful advice, and hopefully put it to work making you money. First of all, congratulations! I’m glad to have been able to lend a helping hand on your road to personal independent earnings. You making money […]
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What Do You Want From Your Business?

I’ve spoken at length about “how” to start a business. That is, after all, the primary focus of this blog. But one thing I haven’t really spoken about is “why.” Not why you want to start your own business in the first place of course, that speaks for itself, but why you are starting this […]
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Follow Up Fast, Or Let It Go

It’s an all too common tale: you’re at a convention, panel, or meeting and you spend the day making new connections. It’s an exciting feeling and you can envision all the ways the new contacts can help your business. But when you get home, you’re exhausted from the busy day and you drop right to […]
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Procrastinate For A Living

When’s the last time you did something without procrastinating, even for a minute? With so many distractions in our high-data culture, it can be hard to retain your focus on any one project for long stretches of time. That’s not always a bad thing – some people are simply happier with a lot of different […]
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Be Wrong.

If you’re like most people, you like being right. And why wouldn’t you? It’s good to have an accurate view of the world around us, and it feels pretty great to be on the right side of an argument. There’s certainly nothing wrong with being right. However, there’s more to the story than just being […]
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Increasing Productivity

Whether you’re struggling with being productive, or a productive person who wants to increase that productivity still further, there are a few simple tricks and techniques I’ve picked up over the years to get my mind on track and get down to business. It’s easy to procrastinate (and I’ve heard it said that the things […]
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The Self-Organizing Team

When you’re a leader, you’ve got a lot on your plate. Some things simply need to be taken care of by you, rather than delegated or outsourced. Naturally, that means that the less attention you’re spending on management, the more you have left for other things. But how do you give your team the guidance […]
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