If you’ve been following this blog for a while, there’s a good chance that you’ve received a lot of helpful advice, and hopefully put it to work making you money. First of all, congratulations! I’m glad to have been able to lend a helping hand on your road to personal independent earnings. You making money all on your own with no boss telling you what to do makes me happy. Very happy.
So now that you’ve got money in your pocket and a business or two on the go bringing even more in, what do you do with…Continue Reading
I’ve spoken at length about “how” to start a business. That is, after all, the primary focus of this blog. But one thing I haven’t really spoken about is “why.” Not why you want to start your own business in the first place of course, that speaks for itself, but why you are starting this particular business? While there are any number of explanations, it’s my feeling that they all boil down to two specific (and very simple) reasons. You either want to create a job for yourself (and potentially others), or you want to build up a business…Continue Reading
It’s an all too common tale: you’re at a convention, panel, or meeting and you spend the day making new connections. It’s an exciting feeling and you can envision all the ways the new contacts can help your business. But when you get home, you’re exhausted from the busy day and you drop right to sleep. Then the next day you get caught up in business and making up for the time away, so you don’t quite get around to following up with your new connections. The following day it slips your mind again. Before you know it, a…Continue Reading
When’s the last time you did something without procrastinating, even for a minute? With so many distractions in our high-data culture, it can be hard to retain your focus on any one project for long stretches of time. That’s not always a bad thing – some people are simply happier with a lot of different things occupying their attention at the same time. For others, that can be overwhelming – and their productivity suffers accordingly. Odds are good you know which kind of person you are by now.
But that’s beside the point. Whether procrastination is a mood enhancer or…Continue Reading
If you’re like most people, you like being right. And why wouldn’t you? It’s good to have an accurate view of the world around us, and it feels pretty great to be on the right side of an argument. There’s certainly nothing wrong with being right.
However, there’s more to the story than just being right. If you’re a warrior, then you need as few enemies as possible – the decision to fight til the better end is a wise one. But you’re not a warrior, you’re an entrepreneur, and that means you need more than just fewer enemies. You…Continue Reading