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The Importance of Common Interests

In my early business experiences, my entourage was limited to lived nearby. Most of the people around me, had jobs working for other people which greatly diminished the number of people, I could collaborate with and discuss the issues of managing and operating a...

Big Things Are a Result of Small Things

In business, the goal is always to be the next big thing, make a big splash on the scene. For that, we work very hard. In the process, unfortunately, we often forget how easy it can be to accomplish what we want. Searching for the big things, we lose out on the small...

Don’t Be a Pushover! Take Control of Your Relationships

It is my strong belief that I have been blessed with many things and people in my life. One of which is having a son with an inquisitive mind and a caring heart. Busy as he is with running his own business, he doesn't fail to give me feedback on mine. I never really...

5 Reasons Your Readers Aren’t Finishing Your Content

As a content marketer, I like to think people are completely engrossed by my content. That from the very first word of a blog post or eBook, they’re hooked. That each carefully crafted sentence makes them want to read the next, and the next — all the way to the very...

Read more than just the headlines…

A great article on the Slate, “You Won’t Finish This Article”, hilariously shows why people don’t read past the headlines. They do so in a really long post with a great number of infographics to further the goal of the article. Closer to the end of the post, he says...

Sharing Your Struggles

I follow several bloggers to sharpen my skills and find tips to share. Leslie Samuel, is one of them. His website becomeablogger.com is stuffed with wonderful tips, suggestions and overall great content. In a recent post, he suggested that it might be a good idea to...

Signs You Should Leave Your Job

We've all had those days when you leave work so upset  you promise yourself, this time is the time you'll put in your 2 weeks notice. Everyone has a bad day at work now and then.  But, how do you know when you should give your job a second chance, or when it’s really...

The toxic antidote to goodwill

Anyone who has done the math will tell you that word of mouth is the most efficient way to gain trust, spread the word and grow. And yet... It only takes a moment to destroy. Only a few sentences, a heartless broken promise, a lack of empathy, and it's gone. Not only...

You Are Your Own Worst Enemy

“We create 80% of our problems.” I was in church when I heard my pastor make this statement. At first, I wondered how accurate this was. I mean who wants to admit that they are responsible for most of the problems in their life. However, thinking it through, I realize...

Get Out Of Your Own Way

Starting out on your own means walking away from everything you know and have gotten used to. It's a daunting enterprise that everyone at one point has considered impossible. I, myself, was not sure that leaving my cushy 9 to 5 job was something I could do. Not having...

When Your Back Is Against The Wall

I remember having some $74,000 in receivables and none of our customers would or could pay in time to cover payroll. In situations like these you learn just how much of a business person you are. These are times when you are tested in every way. It doesn’t feel good...

Do Not Underestimate People!

Everyone has various gifts. Some you see first-hand, others you have to take the time to experience them. Underestimating people is one of the biggest mistakes you can make in business and in your daily life. A co-worker or a partner may not appear to be doing much...

Patience Is A Virtue

Patience is a virtue. How many times have you heard that? It’s a cliché. However, the truth behind it is undeniable. In order to build a successful business, you have to work hard and charge in like a bull. Impatience, unsurprisingly, is a common byproduct of the...

Know Your Value

In my businesses, artistic pursuits and relationships I have realized that knowing my value and creating value is at the heart of fulfillment, happiness and revenue generation. After many successes and failures as an entrepreneur, and after a ton of reading and...

Own Your Value

For most of my business life, I placed my value of myself on approval from the outside. I allowed my value of myself to be shaped in my mind by whether others did or didn’t do business with me. So, I went to great lengths to work with people. Often times selling...

How to Share Your Vision with Your Employees

You know the old adage “Seeing is believing”? Well, allow me to twist it for us and say that if you don’t believe it you won’t see it. As discussed in our previous post, The Importance of Sharing Your Vision, it is fundamental that your employees and colleagues...

The Importance of Sharing Your Vision

For our family-run business, we chose an industry that I felt was filled with successful owners. A dry-cleaning business to me was recession proof as everyone needs to have their clothes cleaned. Though, my family was on board to work hard and achieve a successful...

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