Urgent vs Important: Why Choosing Wrong Can Derail Your Dreams

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See if this story sounds familiar.

You’re totally exhausted after a busy, action-packed day.

Throughout the day, you fielded dozens of emails, took and placed more phone calls than you can count, helped everyone who asked for help – and handled everything else that popped up.

You were crazy busy nearly every second.

As your day winds down and afternoon begins turning to evening, you finally pause long enough to take a deep breath, reflect upon your day, and think…

“Wait… The whole day is GONE and I didn’t accomplish a damn thing!”
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The Surprising Truth About Building Authority: Crushing the Stereotype

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No doubt you've heard the expression, "ignorance is bliss." Is it? Seriously? I mean really… bliss? BLISS? Maybe during a week-long tequila-soaked bender in Cancun you might want to forget your troubles and responsibilities and go loco … [Continue reading]

Confession of a Lifelong Salesman: The Two Faces of Persuasion

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I have a confession to make. I haven’t always been as comfortable in my own skin as I might let on. For years I’ve been at odds with myself. Having spent over 20 years in sales and marketing, I’ve walked the line between my area of expertise and … [Continue reading]

You Already Know Enough To Succeed

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  Do me a favor. Read this post quickly - then go do something enthusiastically. Take action. Execute. There is a world of difference between knowing what to do and actually doing it. -Bill Phillips. Those words from Bill … [Continue reading]

How to Overcome Adversity and Steal Its Power

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Does it ever seem like you have more adversity in your life than other people do? As if everyone around you is having an easier time of things than you are? You begin to feel sorry for yourself and think, “Why does this stuff always happen to … [Continue reading]

How I Saved My Sanity and Boosted My Online Business by Doing Less (and How You Can Too)

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Have you ever felt totally overwhelmed? Not just regular busy… I’m talking completely slammed, under the gun, over-committed, and hopeless? You’ve been there before, haven’t you? As you mentally assess all the things you have to accomplish in the … [Continue reading]

How to Build Credibility by Using an Email Interview

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As an entrepreneur, you’re always on the lookout for creative ways to build credibility for your business in order to make it more visible and more successful. If you’re doing it right, the content you publish on your website promotes engagement … [Continue reading]

How to Make Your Call to Action 55% More Effective

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As a business person who makes a living marketing and selling your products and services, you wind up making a lot of requests of others, don’t you? Read this... Click here... Share this... Buy this... Sometimes they cheerfully do what you ask, … [Continue reading]

Is Your Site Leaking Traffic? Here’s How to Fix It

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  Your blog is leaking visitors. And if you've read my last post, you know exactly what I’m talking about. They visit, look around for a few seconds – and leave as suddenly as they came. Most estimates say that the average web site … [Continue reading]

One Simple Thing You Can Do to Monetize Your Blog Today

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The tears welled up in her eyes. Sharon, a woman I’ve always known to be steady as rock, was falling apart right in front of me. “What am I going to do, Gary?” She asked. My friend looked lost. Broken. Pitiful. “What about the bills? The house, … [Continue reading]

Is Disqus Killing Your Blog? Why (and How) I Pulled the Plug

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I recently made the decision to remove the Disqus comment system from my blog. And it wasn’t a knee-jerk reaction. I did quite a bit of research first and got a lot of feedback (both solicited and unsolicited) from others. In this post, I’m … [Continue reading]

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