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Tension Might Be The Missing Ingredient

I couldn’t help but feel like my step-dad lied to me. When I was younger (we’re talking pre-teen here), we were working on adding a screen door to the porch on a blazing summer day. He took me to the side and he said… And I remember this like it happened yesterday. The number one thing you need to know …

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A Simple Playbook for Writing Badass Blog Comments

    A blog comment can be a valuable reference back to your site, especially if you are commenting on a popular blog that has a good following. In fact, forget the traffic stuff,  this is a way to catch some eyeballs and get some good conversation going on your own site. But only if you don’t suck at it. …

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Meditate. Making You a More Effective Marketer is the LEAST it Will Do

  Alan Watts: he’s my favorite guy – reading his thoughts and feelings on almost any topic will make you a better and more well-rounded person. And when I talk about meditation and people think they can’t do it because it’s too hard… it’s usually because they think of meditation as like, a monk on a hill with an empty …

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Cut The Fluff And Clutter Out Of Your Business

‘I want to start a business, so what should I do?’     “Well first of all, you gotta stop asking obvious questions and start actually doing things.”   I’ve heard this from students, from partners, and from people who are just curious about what I do. One of the problems is there’s a lot fluff and excess information online …

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5 Ways To Be An Instant Wordsmith

I know that for a lot of people, writing interesting content can be tougher than an outhouse rat. “If you think you’re failing, remember: This owl will always be better than you.”   It’s something that makes people freeze up, it makes them think about high school English, it makes them think about those dreadful presentations at work and being …

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Are You Still Shopping For Success? Big Mistake.

When I run a survey of my subscribers, they very often complain to me about a lack of FOCUS. “That moment when you realize this llama has more focus than you do.”     They have a lot of knowledge, but they are not sure what to do, or in what order to do it in order to get the …

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Which Online Business Model Is Best? It Depends.

I’m asked pretty often about the best internet model: What should I be doing to make it online? “Gibson was taken aback when someone told him over chat, ‘Shut up and take my money!’ and this happened.”   Well, this is not as simple as it seems because if there was one undisputed and obvious model for internet business that …

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Boo Hoo Hoo, A Customer Ripped Me Off…

Too many new marketers complain about the wrong things. “Nuff said.”   You know, I ran into a lot of people on places like WarriorForum that make excuses for not launching a product because they are worried about problems that actually are not that big. Here’s a good example: They’ll complain about customers that are going to rip them off, …

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The Doomsday Mentality And Being A Broke Loser Go Hand In Hand

Please, stop telling me about the impending death of democracy. Don’t talk to me about agenda 21. When it comes to you and your business, I don’t care.   “Meanwhile, in the U.S of A…”   This was set off by a recent event but I’m pretty sure that the actual practical use of this is going to be evergreen. …

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Essential Skills Every Freelancer Needs!

I know, nobody likes the 9 to 5. In fact, if you’re in an online business chances are there are a lot of elements of a corporate job that you just cannot stand.   “Dave decided to take matters into his own hands and work on his own terms.”   Punching in and out, having a limited time for lunch, …