August 31, 2014

The power of finding your purpose

molly published this at 3:00 am

Social media can amplify narcissism, distort our comprehension of our realities and otherwise isolate us from others: We came into this world tethered at the navel and we’ve been gazing at it ever since.

Why are we here?¯ Why were we born? What does it all mean?¯ How did it start?¯ Where do I end? What is my purpose?

From the time we show up on this planet and the interval of years between/before our exit, most of us meander around this rock wondering what it’s all about and what we’re supposed to do. The few of us Read More…

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August 29, 2014

Whole health series for business owners: reading The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron

rosemary published this at 6:00 am

Editor’s Note: We’re so excited to welcome back Teresa Morrow, a past contributor to Successful Blog, to share her spiritual insights for business owners. She will be doing a monthly series to help business owners and entrepreneurs leverage the world of mind, body, and spirit books in order to boost overall health. (Welcome back Teresa! ~Rosemary)

By Teresa Morrow

As the first book in this monthly series, I want to share with you—

“The Artist’s Way,” by Julia Cameron

You may not think of yourself as an artist; however, if you are ambitious, curious, and creative Read More…

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August 28, 2014

Secrets of solving the customer’s problem

rosemary published this at 6:41 am

The plumber told me I needed a drywall guy.

Then the drywall guy said he couldn’t remove the garage ceiling without the HVAC guy moving the ductwork.

HVAC guy noticed that the rat had chewed through some electrical wiring. Time to call the electrician.

Pest control guy came in and killed the rat.

You know who my hero is in this story?


Pest control guy.

As a business owner, I work extremely hard to read between the lines when I’m talking to a new customer (or a potential customer). I want to be the rat-killer hero.

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August 27, 2014

Plug in to Importance of Computer Knowledge for Your Business

Dave published this at 1:29 pm

As a business owner, what are your greatest needs?

Safe to say, many running companies these days still lack all the resources necessary to run their office computers, business website and more.

Whether due to finances or not seeing the bigger picture of how important computer knowledge is to a company’s fortunes especially in 2014 and beyond, some business owners need to stop and rethink their approach to technology.

If you’re running a business where technology is on the back burner, consider the following:

Not being computer savvy and relevant likely means you are losing potential and even some Read More…

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August 24, 2014

My top 5 lessons from Dr. Seuss

molly published this at 3:00 am

I was born with a congenital heart defect, and so I spent a LOT of time in hospitals until I had, at age four, the final open heart surgery operation (Tetralogy of Fallot) that corrected my malformed “ticker.”¯ With all of this time on my hands, I learned quickly how to lose myself in books, chief among them the work of Theodor Geisel.

As a child, I loved the whimsical sing-songy rhymes that knit his narratives together, but as I got older, I grew to appreciate the greater wisdom tucked into each stanza. Folks Read More…

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August 21, 2014

Stop Calling it Content

rosemary published this at 6:56 am

It’s official. The push for “content” has pervaded society so completely that I had this actual conversation with my 10 year old the other day:

10 Yr Old: “Mom, no-one is visiting my website.” Me: “I visited it just yesterday.” 10 Yr Old: “I think I need to make more content.”

Boom. Throw down the microphone and walk off stage.

There has been a robust conversation surrounding the sheer amount of “content” debris (go read Mark Schaefer’s original Content Shock post), but I think the larger issue has to do with the attitude of Read More…

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