September 28, 2014

Five things you need to reach your goals

molly published this at 11:21 am

How do you climb a mountain?

With planning and persistence. One step at a time.

Ascending to the summit takes time, but that’s a detail that we tend to forget when we are scaling our own personal mountains, be they building a business, overcoming a habit or learning a new skill.

The desire for instant gratification explains why the diet pill industry is booming. But we all know, deep in our heart of hearts, that lasting change takes time, effort and diligence.

When we’re ready for a change, we wish (in vain) that Read More…

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September 26, 2014

Itís a Brand New, Brand YOU, Visual World

rosemary published this at 6:57 am

By Paul Biedermann, re:DESIGN

Itís a visual world and images touch us in a direct, visceral way unlike text can alone. They make us happy, they make us laugh, they make us inspired ó they can also make us deeply sad ó all in just a fleeting glance.

Recent neurological studies prove through brain imaging how we respond to visuals unlike any other media: we pay attention to them, we believe them, and we remember them. Powerful stuff!

Now, take a look at todayís media landscape and the busy, distracted, hyperactive world we find ourselves in.

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September 25, 2014

Whole health series for business owners: reading The Difference Maker, by John C. Maxwell

rosemary published this at 6:04 am

By Teresa Morrow

In his book, The Difference Maker, John C. Maxwell offers tips and tools for not only living differently but questioning our attitude toward life.

He challenges the reader to discover a new way to define ourselves in this world. He shares that “much of what we do every day comes from habitual behaviors. Over the course of time, we have developed a way of approaching life”. This book is described as “one-on-one coaching” from one of the nation’s top leadership experts, John C. Maxwell. † Here are just a few segments in the book that Read More…

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September 24, 2014

Let Software Help Keep You on Schedule

Dave published this at 1:16 pm

Running a business takes plenty of time and effort. In fact, most business owners will tell you there is not enough time in the day to get everything done that they want to.

With that in mind, what if your business life could be made just a little bit easier, especially when it comes to keeping your employee schedules in check?

Given all business owners must deal with when it comes to their customers, having a good repertoire with their employees is critical, especially in a day and age when more and more employees are telecommuting. Whether your employees Read More…

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September 23, 2014

6 Fun Ways to Start a Business and Save the Planet, Too

rosemary published this at 6:09 am

By Diana Gomez

Saving the planet has to happen organically, one individual at a time. As an entrepreneur, you have the world at your fingertips to do as you please.

The decision to start your own online business is alone a huge step in the eco-friendly direction. Think of the good you’ll do by staying at home and off the road, for instance. Fewer overhead costs also means less energy used. You’re the boss, so you have the right to decide that you’ll recycle daily or send vendors paperless bills.

But beginning your own business means you can do more Read More…

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September 21, 2014

How to identify (and solve) challenges

molly published this at 3:00 am

Can you tell when you are in the middle of overcoming challenges? How can you detect strength or capacity building as it is happening? Where is the contrast between where you’ve been and when you’ve learned?

It’s sometimes difficult to tell, especially if you are an entrepreneur or just starting out. Lone wolf syndrome is both boon and bane. There’s a Proverb (paraphrased) that says, “If you wish to go somewhere fast, go alone; if you wish to go far, travel together.”Ě

The problem, by way of both utility and reality is that for many of Read More…

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