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Taking the First Step

8 Jun

They say a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. But what if it is the first step that is the hardest? The first step to beginning a whole new adventure? A new job? A new project? I experienced this type of resistance recently. And by resistance, I mean à la lizard brain/Seth […]

The Art of Patience

2 Jun

We hear about the Art of Marketing and the Art of Sales but what about the Art of Patience? You know the part where you have to patiently wait for a response from a customer or prospect? You know the days in between hitting send in Outlook/Gmail and refreshing your inbox (even though most services […]

When Inspiration Hits..

11 May

Let’s face it, writing and maintaining a blog on a regular basis is not easy. And it takes time. Not to mention, where do all the ideas come from? With all the other tasks you have related to running your business, blogging can often take a backseat. Personally, I find my best thinking and ideas […]

From Around the Web

29 Apr

A selection of posts that I came across from around the web this week that I wanted to share with you. Let me know what you think in the comments below and any interesting articles you came across. Social Media Don’t believe the hype from the ‘social media snake-oil salesmen’. Here are SEVEN ways your […]

Taking Back Time

7 Apr

It happens to the best of us. We have good intentions but somewhere along the way we go astray. We turn on our computers, fire up our favorite browser, tell ourselves that we will *only* be checking out ______________ (insert your fave time-suck site) for five minutes and next thing you know the five minutes […]

Don't be afraid to start

31 Mar

I was at a social media networking event the other day, here in Montréal, where a presentation on “Building a community around your blog” was given. During the Q&A period, someone made a comment (to paraphrase) that they were “paranoid about starting a blog because they wouldn’t have any comments”.  In jest, this person also asked […]

Thought of the Week: Create your own work

6 Mar

Decide exactly what kind of job you want. If the job doesn’t already exist, perhaps you can create it. ~Napolean Hill Passion & persistence are key. Listen to what Gary Vaynerchuk has to say about passion and work. What are you going to do differently?

Thought of the Week: Life = Vacation

8 Feb

“Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you ought to set up a life you don’t need to escape from.” ~Seth Godin, Tribes For me, that would include a beach and palm trees. You? Photo: TheLastMinute

Thought of the Week: Perspective

2 Feb

If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.~Mary Engelbreit Photo credit: Marcy Gallery

The 26 Book Challenge!

30 Jan

What is the 26 book challenge? I first came across it in a post by Julien Smith where he talked about challenging himself to read a book a week for a year and broke down how simple it is to achieve this goal. Now as great and easy as it sounds, not everyone can commit […]