The Benefits of Pig-Headed Determinism and Being Able to Take a Punch

The Benefits of Pig-Headed Determinism and Being Able to Take a Punch

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From the heart of one bloody-nosed warrior to another…Don’t you ever, EVER......fully accept defeat.Maybe you don’t think of yourself as someone who possesses pig-headed determinism, but you do possess it.Maybe you’ve been beat down, overlooked, and had more challenges in your life than the next guy or gal. I get it. It’s exhausting.And yet here you are.You’ve taken...

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How to Beat Down 90% of the Competition Without Breaking a Sweat

How to Beat Down 90% of the Competition Without Breaking a Sweat

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​There’s one thing that separates long-term successful people from those who are not successful… or are temporarily successful but doomed to fizzle out.And rather than playing the old, “read on to find out what it is” game with you, I’ll just tell you what it is.It’s the back end.Ok, so that’s kind of a dirty trick. I said I wouldn’t do the “read on” thing, but as...

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The Danger and Opportunity of Overconfidence

The Danger and Opportunity of Overconfidence

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​When you’re an up-and-comer in your field, working under (or in the shadow of) other people, it often feels like you’re fighting an uphill battle.Hang in there.Keep forging ahead. Treat people right. Don't give up. There’s always turnover at the top. Continue...

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Why Comparison is the Death of Great Work

Why Comparison is the Death of Great Work

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One of the primary ways you most people judge the quality of their work is to compare themselves to others who do similar work.You measure yourself against how many clients they have, how long it took them to become successful, their number of followers, their income.Comparing yourself to someone who’s more successful in your field than you are is a pretty natural...

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10 Ways to Make Your Online Writing Worth Following

10 Ways to Make Your Online Writing Worth Following

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Have you ever noticed how certain writers online have such a distinct style that even if you didn’t see a byline, you could tell who wrote it after reading just a line or two?They’ve developed their own unique way of writing that not only stands out, but connects with readers so strongly that it makes them want more.It’s unique, useful content worth following.​​...

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Best Web Hosting? Why I Left Bluehost for SiteGround

Best Web Hosting? Why I Left Bluehost for SiteGround

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After over 3 years as a loyal Bluehost customer, I’m done. Like your favorite “done” cliche kind of done. The fork has been stuck and towels are being thrown all over the place kind of done. Up until the last several months, I’ve been a happy & loyal Bluehost customer. In the past, I found them to be helpful, receptive, and available the vast majority of the...

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How to Genuinely Connect With Your Audience Every Time

How to Genuinely Connect With Your Audience Every Time

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Have you ever had a conversation with someone and then afterward thought… “What the hell was the point of that?” A sad question for a full grown human to have to ask themselves seriously. But it happens all the time. Just the other day, someone called me. I won’t say who it was… because I like them and unless I get more calls like this from them, I want them to...

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How to Keep a Positive Attitude When the Energy Vampires Attack

How to Keep a Positive Attitude When the Energy Vampires Attack

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  You’re the kind of person who grabs life by the lapels, puts yourself out there, and creates significant things out of thin air. Assuming, of course, that life has lapels. But I think you get the point. When you’re an instigator and creator of great things, it’s hard enough to keep yourself fired up and motivated to release your awesomeness into the...

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Being the Best Version of Yourself

Being the Best Version of Yourself

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Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. -Judy Garland Have you ever lost touch with your true self? Or at least a part of yourself? We all do from time to time. This quote is a great reminder that you’re a unique creation. Your life is a totally unique concoction of the places you’ve lived, the people you’ve...

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Get Your Blog Noticed With These 5 Powerful Principles

Get Your Blog Noticed With These 5 Powerful Principles

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Do you ever feel frustrated or overwhelmed with all the things you’re supposed to do to get your blog noticed? It’s like the more you read, the more things you uncover that you’re supposed to be mastering and executing at the same time to get your blog noticed. If you tried to execute everything the experts say you need to be doing, you’d never...

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4 Simple Steps to Overcome Failure and Find Success

4 Simple Steps to Overcome Failure and Find Success

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At different times throughout our lives, we all fail at something that’s important to us. Whether it’s a project or a relationship or anything else. And failure is something we as human beings don’t deal with particularly well. Find any “Top 10 greatest fears” article, and failure will be on the list – usually toward the top. And it’s no wonder you fear failure....

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