What is your theme for the coming year? Having a theme keeps you focused, and setting a new theme for the new year—well, it is as good a time as any.
Cathy Stucker, The Idea Lady
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This is not a cheery subject, but it is an important one. A few things recently got me thinking about what happens to a business, including intellectual property, domain names and other business assets, when the owner dies. After the musician Prince passed away, I was surprised to learn two things. One, he was directly […]
What do you do when you’re struggling with a problem that requires a creative solution? If you’re like most people, you sit at your desk and think about the problem. You stare at your blank computer screen, chew on pencils, crumple up pieces of paper and take occasional breaks to pace or get another cup […]
We all have times when we are faced with decisions and we are not sure what path to take. You might be weighing whether to look for a new job or start a business. Should you take that promotion? Have another baby? Move to a new city? Go back to school? Perhaps you haven’t even […]
Graphics featuring quotations are always popular on social media. Feel free to grab this graphic and post it to your Facebook or other accounts. Instructions are at the end of the post. I grew up reading Erma Bombeck’s columns. They were funny, sweet, touching and always very real. This quotation from her really resonated with […]
First off, why should you outsource some tasks? You may not be a webmaster, graphic artist, coder, publicist, etc. You are an author, coach, consultant or other professional. And so isn’t the best use of your time to focus on marketing and growing your business and let others “sweat the small stuff”? (Okay, some of […]
Les Brown tells the story of 2 young boys on an ice covered stream. One of the boys fell through the ice and the current carried him away from the hole he fell through. He was trapped, unable to get out. The other boy looked around for help but he saw no one. What he […]
Two Stanford researchers set out to discover which is more persuasive: “I think” or “I feel.” For example, would it have a bigger impact on you if I were to say, “I think this is what you should do?” or “I feel this is what you should do?” They conducted the study by writing two […]
We’re all familiar with social proof. Techniques might include placing positive testimonials on your sales pages and websites to show what others think of our products. The idea is that by showing that other people like what you do, prospects will realize that they might like you, too. However, there is a form of social […]
Working from home can be challenging. You’re trying to get some serious work done, but after a full day what have you accomplished? Sometimes not much at all. But don’t get discouraged – instead, take action to be more productive, starting today. Tell your neighbors and family that when you are working, you are working. […]