Hot Dogs Are Bad Business

If you’re alive, you are selling or marketing something. If you’re in business, I guarantee you that you’re always selling or marketing something every day. One of the great secrets to success at either is the level of vision and passion that you have for your product or service. Without this, success is not going…

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Change, Get Used To It!

What is wrong with everyone? People whine and cry and moan and groan because something in their life or world has changed. Sometimes I think that Mark Twain had it right when he said, “The only person who likes change is a wet baby.” What is wrong with change? Personally, I think that “change” is…

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Via Negativa

Much has been said and written throughout time of the elements that will move us to real success. We are constantly beat over the head, virtually bombarded over and over about the power of positive thinking; the value of mindset; the necessity of goal setting and umpteen ways to be motivated. No problem. They’re all…

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Timeless Success Secrets

Stop! Just stop for a second and show some respect for the past. The keys to success of any kind are not all in the latest podcast or eBook or webinar by some young guy pushing his get rich quick, foolproof web app, click funnel or subscription page. Don’t get me wrong, many of these…

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The Favorite Pastime of Business Owners

Ok, before you begin mumbling under your breath about me being a scum sucking, wishy washy protagonist I will admit this. YES, this article is me complaining about people who complain. So, there you go. That’s out of the way so I can now say that I’m convinced that the favorite pastime of business owners,…

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The Extra Mile

The Extra Mile is a vast, unpopulated wasteland. It is also a key element in the foundational recipe for success. Going the extra mile is a rare commodity indeed. If you aspire to be an entrepreneur, or currently consider yourself an entrepreneur listen close. If you are not prepared to work harder, and longer than…

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Social Media Explained

It’s well documented, mostly by my family, friends and colleagues, that I spend way too much time digging into the internet for business knowledge, research and great articles. If I come across a great one, and share it in my writing, I always try my best to acknowledge the author or it’s point of origin.…

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Show Me An Entrepreneur

I just came across a great quote attributed to Sir Richard Branson. He said, “Show me an entrepreneur who says they have never failed and I will show you a liar. We all fail- that is what helps us succeed.”  Attaboy, Sir Richard, tell it like it is! A good poker player can read “tells”…

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No Secrets

More than ever, today, people seem to be searching for the long-lost secrets of thriving in life and business. Just take a moment and scan your favorite social media and it doesn’t take long to see at least ten different people, trying to sell you their system to everlasting success. And, it seems, many of…

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Marketing 101: Give ‘Em What They Want

I saw a great cartoon the other day. Two guys were standing in front of a street vendor. The vendors cart had a sign on it that said, “STUFF YOUR WIFE WON’T LET YOU EAT”. One guy looked at the other and said, “I have no idea what it is, but I’ve GOT to have…

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