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Entrepreneurship

Never Let Failure Go To Your Head

There’s a phrase I hear tossed around in the entrepreneurship and self-improvement world. It often comes up when somebody begins winning in their online business for the first time, kind of as a way to curb their enthusiasm and help them think clearly. It goes, “Never let success go to your head.” Put differently, don’t…

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What “Mission Impossible” Teaches Us About Knowing Our Market

When you’re obsessed with something, you start to see reminders of it everywhere.  You become a public speaker, and all of a sudden, you see illustrations to add to your next talk everywhere you go. Or, you becomes obsessed with movies, and find a way to shoehorn a movie quote—or five—into every conversation. It’s as…

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Keep Your Eye On the Ball: Taking Hold Of Your “Someday” Today

Did you know most baseball players’ vision is better than 20/20? It needs to be. Players need to see the ball in the pitcher’s hand sixty feet away and make the snap decision of swinging the bat. The best batters in the league can see the ball clearly and predict its approach. If everything goes…

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We Don’t Need No Education: A Guide to Informal Learning

Traditional education is a controversial topic with would-be entrepreneurs. Talk long enough about entrepreneurial success, and someone is bound to mention a wildly successful person who dropped out of college. These illustrious ranks include people like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, Rachael Ray, and many more. Bill Gates is perhaps the most…

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The Sega Principles: How Far Will You Go To Close A Deal?

In 1989, Sega went to amazing lengths to sell its products through Walmart so they could compete with Nintendo. Through their actions, we can learn a thing or two about closing deals. But first, let me give you some context. Have you ever heard of the console wars? Today, the most popular video game consoles…

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Don’t Hate The Client

3 Tips for Overcoming Frustration Why did you sign up to be an online entrepreneur? I mean, besides the thousands of adoring fans, millions of dollars, and dream vacations in sunny places? Okay, I’m kidding. But seriously, take a couple of moments and think about why you began this crazy adventure in the first place….

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If I Had to Start Over

I hope there are parts of your story, as you start your entrepreneurial journey, that are different from mine. But I meet enough “rookie” business owners to know, they’re always going through at least a trace of something I experienced. I started out because I was desperate. I was unemployed, with only a few weeks…

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The Ultimate Guide to Working At Home In Your Underwear

Three No-Nonsense Productivity Tips So there I was, sitting in my underwear, feeling like a complete fool. No, this isn’t the start of some cheesy movie. It’s the result of an experiment I tried during the early days of my entrepreneurial journey, when working from home was my only option. I saw tons of Facebook…

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GUEST BLOG: How Important Is It to Build Influence When You’re Starting Out?

The Secret To Building Business Brands, Without Knowing A Soul As I grew up, I didn’t attach significance to my family’s moving habit. Even though my parents didn’t serve in the military or a diplomatic corps, we simply couldn’t sit still. My dad possessed the ability to start something from nothing. I was born in…

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7 Tips to Attract All-Star Affiliates For Your Launch

7 Tips to Attract All-Star Affiliates For Your Launch Everything’s better with friends. For example, When was the last time you went to a movie by yourself? Okay, that’s not a fair question. Few of us have been to the movie theater in a while. I need to start changing my analogies to match with…

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