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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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The End Of Secrecy

The poster above may be a relic of World War II, but the notion of keeping secrets to preserve the advantage dates from much further back. The ancient “Art of War” by Sun Tzu includes the advice “[c]onceal your dispositions, and your condition will remain secret, which leads to victory.” More recently, the passage of […]
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Train Yourself To Train Your Team

Experience, as they say, is what you get immediately after you need it. No doubt you’ve experienced this unfortunate truth many times in your life; I certainly have. That’s the beauty of training. It allows us to learn from the mistakes of others, rather than having to make our own (not that any teenager in […]
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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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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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Making The Most Of Your Smartphone

Maybe you don’t have a smartphone. If not, this is your day off. Go out and have a beer or two and ruminate on the simple, unencumbered life you’ve chosen. For the rest of us, put the phone down for a minute and take a look at this article.  A smartphone is a powerful device […]
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Saying Goodbye

Today marks a bit of a sad day for my team and I, as two of my team members say farewell and step out onto their own paths to independent financial success. Tim, who I wrote about here, and Shane, who has worked as a content provider and has been an excellent source of ideas […]
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Always Have A Backup Plan

Since I began my time on this blog, I have (for the most part) always tried to take the optimistic view. And with good reason, as that’s how I feel. You are going to succeed. It is not a matter of if, it is simply a matter of when. But I like my optimism with […]
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Women In The Business World

This is going to be a touchy subject for some. I will do my absolute best to be as sensitive on this subject as possible, but I am not a perfect human being (none of us are), so I may inadvertently word something in a way that some might consider offensive. For this, I apologize. […]
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