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The power – and necessity – of community

{Cross posted from Facebook, in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting} I don’t really watch / read the news, so FB tends to be where I first hear about the latest and greatest tragedies facing our world… Hurricanes. Fires. Earthquakes. State-sanctioned police brutality against voters. Mass shootings. It’s hard for anyone to take in…

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Freebies and fishhooks

  There’s a practice in online marketing that’s been around long enough that pretty much everyone does it. In fact, if you participate in ANY online business-building program, you’re bound to come across it fairly early on. Whether you call it a pink spoon, a lead magnet, a lighthouse offer, or whatever, the idea is…

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Negotiations and Love Songs

2004(ish): I was having issues with my wisdom teeth. The pain was horrible, but I was doing my best to work through it. Then, one of my most difficult wholesale customers came in to the store. I did my best to be polite as she demanded help. I answered her questions, I gave her advice.…

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How to motivate yourself (when you really don’t wanna)

Today’s post is not the post I was planning on writing. You see, I spent all of Friday (the day I was planning on writing today’s post) procrastinating and putting off sitting down to write. Yesterday was going pretty much the same. Fortunately, as I was pulling myself out of procrastination mode, I realized that the trick I remembered…

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Six tips for recharging an energy slump

Have you ever found yourself in an energy slump? If you have, then you know the feeling; facing the day ahead of you (and your list of Things To Do) leaves you feeling drained before you’ve even begun. There are days (like today) when all I want is to go back to bed, pull the covers over…

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Forget about success vs failure, focus on the data

A friend recently posted something on her Facebook about dealing with feelings of failure, and it spawned a bit of a soapbox moment for me. I’m going to share what I said here as well, because I think this is super important stuff. I think the whole “failure/success” thing is bullshit. I prefer to think…

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