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Why Getting Out of Your Own Way is Crucial for Success

29. April 2011

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Why Getting Out of Your Own Way is Crucial for Success

Tweet As an entrepreneur one of the biggest struggles I have faced is learning how to get out of my own way. What I mean by that is learning how to let go and delegate to others. It’s a common issue that plagues a lot of small business owners and Type A personalities. But it’s [...]

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Seeing People for Who They Can Become

28. April 2011

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Seeing People for Who They Can Become

Tweet Sometimes it’s easy to be blinded by the past and even the present… …to fall into the trap of seeing someone for who they were or who we think they are instead of who they are becoming. If we aren’t careful we can unintentionally limit their potential by not being supportive when they have [...]

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5 Ways to Use Follow Up to Achieve Results

27. April 2011

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5 Ways to Use Follow Up to Achieve Results

Tweet Follow Up. It’s one of the most important things you can do in order to achieve the results you want. Sadly, I find that many don’t seem to hold it in as high regard as they should or practice it with the needed level of execution either. If you are trying to grow a [...]

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Use Simplicity to Make Your Message Stick

25. April 2011

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Use Simplicity to Make Your Message Stick

Tweet If you want to be effective at communication, you must master the art of Simplicity. Oh, and let’s clarify what “effective” at communication means. It’s not just being heard but being understood that counts. When what we’re saying is understood, it’s often retained. The ability for someone to retain / recall what was said [...]

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Why a Narrower Focus can bring a Larger Audience

14. April 2011

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Why a Narrower Focus can bring a Larger Audience

Tweet When speaking to his Dream Year audience, my friend Ben Arment said it well… “You’ve got to ‘own’ something. Generalists don’t get noticed. It feels like you’re limiting yourself. But with a narrow focus comes a larger audience.” It’s similar to how that old saying goes… “If you try to be everything to everyone, [...]

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The Social Economy: Why People are the New Distribution System

1. April 2011

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The Social Economy: Why People are the New Distribution System

Tweet In the days of old we had an access problem. In order for our product or service to reach consumers we needed a distribution system that often was owned or controlled by someone else. We had to get their permission, pay them to use their network and abide by their rules if we wanted [...]

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Every Choice You Make Casts a Vote

31. March 2011

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Every Choice You Make Casts a Vote

Tweet It’s easy to complain about things in the world… things we say we don’t like… but our actions speak much louder than our words do, don’t they? If we say we don’t support smutty ads on TV but then buy domain names from that very same company who is running the overly provocative ads… [...]

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Why You Need to Be Challenged and to Challenge Others

29. March 2011

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Why You Need to Be Challenged and to Challenge Others

Tweet I have people in my life who aren’t afraid to challenge me. These are the people who speak truth out of love and who want me to be the best me that I possibly can be. They won’t let me settle. They stretch me and help me grow. Why? Because they care. It doesn’t [...]

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3 Ways to Be a Positive Leader

23. March 2011

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3 Ways to Be a Positive Leader

Tweet [Guest Post by Jon Gordon] In a world filled with busyness and stress I find that too often leaders can act like hard-charging, fast-driving bus drivers that have a vision and goal within their sights and they’ll run over anyone – even their own employees – to reach their destination. I know this well [...]

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When the Best Marketing in the World Won’t Help You

22. March 2011

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When the Best Marketing in the World Won’t Help You

Tweet There is a reality that is hard to swallow sometimes. It’s what happens when your product or service isn’t selling or taking off like you had hoped. You know that point? It’s when you feel frustrated that your efforts aren’t reaping the type of reward you want. Maybe you’ve done a fair amount of [...]

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