One of the best things you can do to facilitate your own success in life and business is to understand your own behavior and the motivation behind that behavior. This will provide you with a powerful tool to increase your self-awareness, understanding and ability to utilize all the career and business success opportunities open to […]

Does ‘Loving What You Do’ Really Matter?

Here’s what Steve Jobs has to say about it: I agree for all the reasons he shares. What do you think? Steve PS – Many ask me, but how do I make a successful business out of what I love to do? That’s easy, here’s how => How To Make A Fortune Doing What You […]

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How Many Times?

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The simple truth is that failure is part of the entrepreneurial journey. Whether or not you ultimately succeed will NOT be determined by how many times you miss the mark or fail. It will instead be determined by how you react to the failures you experience.

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How To Grow Your Business Fast With A Strategic Exit Plan

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I just uploaded a video captured at one of my recent ‘invitation’ only speaking events in Washington D.C. In this presentation I explain: How to grow your business fast with a strategic exit plan (whether you want to ‘exit’ or not) What a “Strategic Exit Plan” is (and what it isn’t) Why every business owner […]

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Why Proper Positioning is Critical to Success

I ran across a fascinating article in Fast Company called The Road to Resilience: How Unscientific Innovation Saved Martin Steel. It’s a long read, but well worth it for the powerful lessons it contains. To summarize, it’s about a small American business that was humming along, making a nice little profit each year in a […]

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How much money do you need?

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In this 55 minute interview I reveal how to determine the right amount of funding to raise to support either or both the start-up or growth phase of your business.

I covered a lot of valuable information on the call, including:

  • How to determine what ‘kind’ of money from ‘which’ sources will serve your needs best
  • The seven (7) things you MUST prepare before to solicit the funds you need from any source
  • The five (5) things you MUST know with absolute certainty before you’ll receive any money from any source
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Start Your Day Successful

Start your day successful

We all know that mornings are the best time of day to get a lot done and start our day off on the right foot. We’ve all heard “the early bird gets the worm,” but how many of us are missing the opportunity to use our mornings effectively and make progress when we’re at our […]

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Top 5 Traits Of The Successful Entrepreneur

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In a recent study based on a control group of 17,000 working adults, the Harvard Business Review identified the top 5 traits of successful entrepreneurs. By examining these five personal skills alone, it is possible to predict with 90% accuracy who is most likely to succeed as an entrepreneur and who will struggle. The good […]

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5 Simple Ways To Win Big With Your Very Best Business Ideas


Last month I was invited for an interview with Phil Frost, co-founder of “Mainstreet ROI – Online Marketing Made Simple”. In this interview Phil and I focus our attention on current business owners who want ‘bigger’ and ‘better’ results than those they’re achieving right now. At the most rudimentary level, your success in business is […]

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5 Steps To Fast-Learning And Astonishing Business Success

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To to great extent your success in business is largely determined by the rate at which you learn.   And the truth is that educational institutions are actually not the best source of learning. In fact, there is one source of learning that is infinitely superior to an institutional education and yet it is the […]

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How To Beat The Biggest Barrier To Your Business Success


Despite all the fanfare you hear about the joys of being a ‘solopreneur’, with no employees, no accountability to a boss or need to observe ‘normal’ business hours, the biggest barrier to having your own successful business is finding a great partner. This is true for every business owner, it’s true for me, and it’s […]

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The Baby-Boomer Dilemma

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The Boomers Born between 1946 and 1964, the generation of roughly 72 million people known as ‘Baby-Boomers’ has a real-time dilemma right now. The fact of the matter is that through their steadfast work ethic and continued commitment to progress, this generation is principally responsible, directly or indirectly for every aspect of economic prosperity and […]

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“There’s Nothing New Under The Sun”

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I remember as a small child, my grandmother used to frequently observe, “there is nothing new under the sun”. The longer I live, the more I see how right she was. Never willing to miss an opportunity to network and connect with other successful business owners, I recently attended a local entrepreneurship conference. As is […]

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The Importance Of “Integrity” In Business

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I’ve noticed disturbing trend in lately. Not just in business either. I’ve noticed that it shows up pretty much everywhere; work, school, TV, the news in whatever form, athletics (even in the Olympics!).

I’ve noticed that there is a decided decline in ‘Integrity There have always been a minority of less-than-completely…

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Meat Loaf Tonight!

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The knock on the door came predictably just moments just before Jim sat down to dinner with his wife, Karen, and two young children, Joshua and Cindy. Exasperated, Jim put down the evening paper he’d been reading as he does every evening, and went to answer the door. As he expected, there stood his next […]

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