Survival: How to Stay Inspired and Motivated to Succeed During Tough Times
At 22, Oprah Winfrey was fired from her job as a reporter because she was “unfit for TV.” Before she became the celebrated author of the Harry Potter book series, British born J. K. Rowling was a divorced mother living on welfare.Get a Free Business Phone Number for Your Computer Repair Business
For a the last five years or so, I have had a dedicated, free business phone number for my computer repair business. It’s not my cell phone number and it’s not an expensive phone number through a local carrier. I use Google Voice.Outsourcing Your Writing
Not long ago freelance writers were limited to working either with publishers, various advertising or public relations agencies, or with businesses that needed specific writing work done. Unless they had previously worked for the company concerned, most writers needed to identify a need for the kind of work they had to offer.Are You a Master of Time? Do You Get the Most Out of Your 24 Hours?
Do you ever feel there’s just not enough time in the day? You try to get things accomplished but constantly get side tracked? Welcome to the real world!Budget for Saving Money and What Is Your Plan B
A good plan for paying off debt, and being money smart, includes a savings component, and, an earnings component as well. Since paying off debt often focuses on monthly income, or the lack thereof, a good strategy might include considering ways to earn an additional check each week or month to help pay debt, and/or monthly expenses. With the saving money strategy discussed here, you not only save money on the items you will be purchasing anyway, but there is also the opportunity to earn money. Saving money is great, but with this strategy, there is a plan that you can also earn additional money.How to Sell Your Own Services
Before we became entrepreneurs, many of us were out there promoting and selling for other companies, so when we started selling our own products and services, it was a rude shock how different — and difficult — it was. For instance, I was always the top sales person when I worked for Pfizer and Hewlett-Packard, but when I started to put the words and my system together to try to sell it, it was as though I’d never done sales before! I remember stumbling for the words, thinking, How could this be so hard?How to Turn Your Money Pond Into a Flowing River
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I want to share my latest insight on the spiritual practice that has made my life more beautiful and abundant than any dream I ever imagined. I’m talking about the tithing model that I’ve been practicing for seven years, where I contribute 10% of my income to the people, places, and organizations who have fed me spiritually, inspired me and helped me remember who I really am. If you believe the idea that what you put your attention on grows, then it might also make sense that when you give based…For Entrepreneurs – A Lesson in Reverse Selling
New entrepreneurs are often concerned about having to change from being employees to being salespeople. The truth is, a well-designed sales program “sells itself.” Here’s a case study that illustrates the point.Thought Leadership: Are You Effectively Repurposing Your Content?
You’ve gotten your book published, you’ve written a zillion articles and delivered countless speeches. Good, that’s a great library to pull from. You obviously need to constantly communicate with your followers, to provide them with valuable content to keep them engaged however this can be incredibly time consuming. So what’s a thought leader to do? Repurpose, repurpose, repurpose. Chances are you’ve got a lot of valuable content to share with your followers.Good Enough Is Never Good Enough
Sales are like reputation: you can invest time in building one but it can be lost in a moment. Your whole sales package has to hold together for it to work at all. Everyone in the system can be ‘good enough’ but that might not cut the mustard. The whole process must be ‘good enough’.The Gift of Freedom
Why did 300 Spartans go to war against thousands of Persians and risked their lives for their freedom and the freedom of their country and loved ones? Why did William Wallace inspire many Scottish to go to battle with him and put their lives on the line to earn their Freedom? Why did so many countries in the past go to war with each other for freedom?What’s Your Number One Priority?
It’s really important to do all the urgent things in your business, however, you’ve got to realize that if you don’t make the time for your marketing activities, you’re simply not going to attract all the clients you need. Here are some answers to common objections.