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Successful entrepreneurs know when to wear a mask and when not to.

What are you hiding?

Super-heroes wear masks.  Costume-ball guests wear masks.  The lucha libre wrestlers of Mexico and other Spanish-speaking countries wear masks. Entrepreneurs wear masks. This is not necessarily a bad thing.  It’s not necessarily a good thing, either.  As an entrepreneur, a … Continue reading

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Are clients comfortable doing business with you?

The politician’s guide to honest, authentic, and effective communication

Quick—what pops to mind when you hear the word “politician”? While there are certainly exceptions to every rule, I’ll bet money that you came up with at least one or two of the following (or similar) phrases:   snake-oil salesman … Continue reading

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Courage gets results.

Five strategies to grow yourself big and bold

If you read last Thursday’s post, you noticed it was just a bit on the gloom-and-doom side.  That’s because I pointed out some ways that even talented entrepreneurs can sabotage their own success. I realize that, if you’re like many … Continue reading

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Courage can be developed.

Three ways to baby-step your way to brave

Anyone who looks like they’re fearless is a great actor. Everyone is afraid of something: snakes, clowns, cats… This doesn’t even begin to consider one of the biggies—fear of public speaking.  But one of the most powerful habits of successful … Continue reading

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Too much comfort leads to failure.

Would you rather be comfortable or successful?

Jeff Olson, in his book The Slight Edge, observed that “Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do.”  In other words, unsuccessful people value their short-term comfort more than their long-term results. This seems to be a … Continue reading

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Don’t worry. Be happy. Make money.

Research indicates that happiness is one of the critical success factors for entrepreneurs, and that happy people make more money than unhappy ones. Continue reading

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The Few. The Proud. The Survivors.

Last Monday, I addressed how easy it is for your business to become a failure statistic.  Let’s switch the focus today to how to become one of the minority of new businesses: the winners that get to celebrate their 10th … Continue reading

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Are you using “Why?” as a whip or a compass?

Do you know the one question that can stop you in your tracks AND propel you forward, depending on how you ask it? Continue reading

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Are you doing things for the first time EVERY time?

Reinventing the wheel is a common mistake that robs entrepreneurs of time, energy, and opportunity. An uncomfortable sense of déjà vu is typically an excellent clue that you’ve fallen prey to this results killer. For example, you may notice that … Continue reading

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Too much comfort leads to failure.

Would you rather be comfortable or prosperous?

Jeff Olson, in his book The Slight Edge, observed that “Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do.”  In other words, unsuccessful people value their short-term comfort more than their long-term results. This seems to be a … Continue reading

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7 clues that you’re busy instead of productive

Are you simply doing stuff, or are you making progress? See if any of these traps are keeping you busy and unproductive. Continue reading

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5 Content Essentials That Get You More Clients, More Influence & More Authority In Your Industry

Not sure how to use the power of the Internet to get your name out there in a powerful way? Here are five ideas to get you started on the right path. Continue reading

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Business growth doesn’t just happen – you must take action.

Are you a member of the Business AAA Club? Members are entrepreneurs who succeed because they Affirm And Act on ideas for business development success. Read on for ideas on how to get your membership. Continue reading

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