Are You a Lone Ranger? (Hint: It’s Not a Good Thing)

Posted by on April 5, 2010 with 0 Comments

Lone RangerAre You a Lone Ranger? Take This 10-Question Quiz to Find Out

So what exactly is a “Small Business Lone Ranger?”  A “Small Business Lone Ranger” is a business owner who does all the work themselves.

No matter how big or small the project, the Lone Ranger handles 100% of it. Either because they’re afraid to let go of control or because they feel they can’t afford to hire help. Can you relate? I know I can!

So what’s wrong with doing everything yourself? Well it’s tough to grow your business if you’re busy managing every single detail. I know it’s a bit scary to let go of control or to consider actually hiring help, but I also know it’s necessary if you want to grow your business to its fullest potential.

Take my 10-question quiz to determine if YOU are a Lone Ranger. And don’t worry if you are, I’ve got some suggestions to help you rid yourself of this business-stifling affliction! Continue reading →

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4 Rules For New Entrepreneurs – Practical Tips For Starting Right

Posted by on April 2, 2010 with 0 Comments

4 Rules For New Entrepreneurs – Practical Tips For Starting Right

It’s a great time to be an entrepreneur—in the last decade, technology has leveled the playing field and propelled an entrepreneurial revolution. As an entrepreneur, you now have more access to information that enables you to make more intelligent choices more quickly. You have an advantage over big businesses in that you’re lighter, more flexible, and faster on your feet. You can target new markets more quickly, and you can turn on a dime.

But being a successful entrepreneur requires that you look at the big picture and follow a plan through from beginning to end. Rieva Lesonsky, editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur Magazine gives some practical guidelines that can help you when beginning your own enterprise: Continue reading →

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Humor Therapy – Enjoy Better Health By Laughing

Posted by on April 1, 2010 with 1 Comments

Humor is contagious. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness and intimacy. Laughter also triggers healthy physical changes in the body. Humor and laughter strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, and protect you from the damaging effects of stress. Best of all, this priceless principle is fun, free, and easy to use.

Your sense of humor is one of the most powerful tools you have to make certain that your daily mood and emotional state support good health and successful thinking.

Laughter is a powerful antidote to stress, pain, and contention.   Nothing works faster or more dependably to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good laugh. Humor lightens your burdens, connects you to others, and keeps you grounded, and alert.

With so much power to heal and renew, the ability to laugh easily and frequently is a tremendous resource for surmounting problems, enhancing your relationships, and supporting both physical and emotional health. Continue reading →

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3 Tips To Get Organized

Posted by on April 1, 2010 with 0 Comments

How To Become Organized In Life: 3 Organizing Tips Keep Your Life In Order
by: Michael Lee

Learning how to become organized in life is pretty much the same as organizing your desk or your room. You take some out, you add some in. You put things in their proper place and you make sure to keep it that way.
It doesn’t matter how messy or crazy your life is right now. What matters most is that you want to take the step towards organizing your life. When you’re ready to make a change, everything else will follow.

For more tips on how to become organized in life, read on. Continue reading →

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Persistence – Why It’s The Key To Success

Posted by on March 31, 2010 with 1 Comments

The ability to persist when failure looks inevitable is a key principle to a successful person. If a person is persistent no matter how large the adversity appears, they will succeed. If you persist, if you continue to charge forward, you will succeed.

Persistence is a skill we can all learn. Your persistence will be tested when you come across failure in life, whether it is in personal life or professional life. We are not delivered into this world in defeat. Failure is not an option if our desire to succeed is strong enough. No matter what happens, we must persist.
There is no substitute for persistence. People who fall into the habit of being persistent to the point of stubbornness may encounter failure but the difference between them and others is that they are able to learn something new with every set back and try again. Continue reading →

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5 Things to Consider Before You Hire a Virtual Assistant

Posted by on March 25, 2010 with 0 Comments

5 Things to Consider Before You Hire a Virtual Assistant

Understanding What a Virtual Assistant Can Do

I hear the term “Virtual Assistant” more and more in business. Did you know that you could possibly hire someone from another continent that works while you sleep and maybe for $8 – $12 Dollars. Most of the VA’s I work with have degrees and one an MBA in Business Admin. I pay her a pautry $15.00 per hour and what a bargain that is.

With the growth of virtual assistants has also been a change in what it means to be a virtual assistant.  The leaders and founders of this particular entrepreneurial job have made distinctions between what it means to be a virtual assistant, and what it doesn’t mean.  When you are explaining your business to others, you want to make sure to keep this standard. Continue reading →

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Achieve Anything With These 5 Attributes

Posted by on March 23, 2010 with 0 Comments

Achieve Anything With These 5 Attributes

If you want to be truly successful in how you achieve your goals, then you need to harbor the right habits and attitudes that will keep you on track. There are a number of good traits you have to keep for life to discover that more opportunities and good things are bound to happen, if only you allow these. Here are some of the features that great people had.

1. Being Industrious

Hard work always pays off. There is no single famous individual person in history who achieved several goals in life without working it off. Being industrious means working harder than anyone else, studying more than anyone else and even suffering more than anyone else. You have to understand the importance of delayed gratification as you work towards your ultimate goal. To begin hard work, you can begin by fixing your schedule, writing down tasks and functions of the day and finding the right people and resources that can assist you. Keep in mind that you have to be as independent as possible to finish more in the long term. Continue reading →

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Answer These 4 Questions First

Posted by on March 8, 2010 with 1 Comments

Answer These 4 Questions First

Every year millions of people answer “Yes” to that question and every year that answer costs many of them money, time, confidence, and heartbreak. The Small Business Administration estimates there are 580,900 new small businesses opening each year and that number does not include the small one-person entrepreneurships that pop up every day. However even if you are your business’s sole employee then there is still something to be learned from the SBA’s numbers.

According to the SBA, two-thirds of new businesses survive at least two years and 44 percent survive at least four years. Two of the key factors in the businesses survival and ability to thrive: the owner’s education level and the owner’s reason for starting the firm in the first place.

How can you make sure that you are among the winners rather than the losers in this high stakes game? The answer is inside of you. You must ask yourself four key questions to determine whether your own small business will survive and thrive. Continue reading →

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5 Good Reasons You Should Take a Vacation

Posted by on March 8, 2010 with 0 Comments

5 Good Reasons You Should Take a Vacation

So you think you’re not justified in taking time away from your business because you’re self-employed? Here are five great reasons why you should definitely take a vacation:

1. Physical down time

You work hard to grow and maintain your business. Trying to be superhuman will certainly take its toll if you allow it to. Give your body a break by taking in some R&R.

2. Mental down time

Your days are filled with busy, sometimes even hectic, day-to-day activities related to your business. If you don’t allow yourself to get away from it once in a while, your peace of mind and general well-being will most definitely suffer. Get out and play. Your mind will thank you! Continue reading →

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Get Closer To Your Goals With These 4 Steps

Posted by on March 8, 2010 with 0 Comments

Get Closer To Your Goals With These 4 Steps

Each person has goals, regardless of the size, which is why they strive to reach these, depending on their own capabilities and resources. If you truly want to become successful, you need to have the right attitude and mindset to achieve. There are several ways to do this and you may be surprised that you had everything you needed all along.

1. Importance of Visualization

The goal starts from within. You need to have full desire and passion over the things that you want to achieve. This way, you will constantly store the thoughts and ideas in your mind that will lead to success. If your desire is weak, the results and the paths to success will also be weak or delayed. The primary step is to create dreams. You may take a pen and paper and list down the items that you want to do. Continue reading →

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