How Defined is Your Brand?

Jul 14

How Defined is Your Brand?

I found this infographic on Lifehack about personal branding and thought I’d go through it and see how well we’ve defined our brand. I know we still have some clarification to do, and we’ll be going through a renaming / rebranding in the next few years. These are a few items on the infographic that stood out to me. Authenticity – Yes,...

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Jack Canfield’s Business Success Principles

Mar 03

Jack Canfield’s Business Success Principles

I was browsing my old bookmarks to see what articles I hadn’t read yet and I found an interesting article in Inc. about Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup for the Soul) and his Success Principles. I’d started reading his book, Success Principles, a few years ago but never finished it. I do remember his number one principle – Take 100 percent...

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Beyond Pomodoro – 90 Minute Focus Blocks Help You Work Smarter and Be More Productive

Feb 26

Beyond Pomodoro –  90 Minute Focus Blocks Help You Work Smarter and Be More Productive

I’ve written before about how I use the Pomodoro technique to help me stay on task when I’m writing or working. Without that structure I tend to allow more interruptions into the work or the though processes around the work. I’ve found the Pomodoro to be useful when I need short bursts of time to complete a task, such as checking in with email or...

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Why I Only Have Three Business Goals for 2015

Feb 05

Why I Only Have Three Business Goals for 2015

There’s a story going around about Warren Buffett. It seems he was asked for advice from a friend who had a large business. They’d just had their annual meeting and were upset about the goals that hadn’t been completed last year and were upset about the list of things to do for this year. Mr. Buffett looks at the list of twenty-odd projects that...

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Happy Thanksgiving! And an update

Nov 27

Happy  Thanksgiving! And an update

Two weeks ago when we kicked of Project Serenity I decided to take a part-time job away from our primary job and our online business stuff. The plan was to save money for our camper, have some Christmas money, etc. I was supposed to be working up to 25 hours a week, but with the holidays I’ve ended up working over 35 hours for two weeks on top of the primary...

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