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Turning ambition into success is hard enough as it is. Whether you’re taking time to work on a project on the side or you’re launching a full-time business, it’s going to require peak personal investment. Not in terms of working crazy hours, but of dedication and perseverance. Read More
One of the best things I did when I decided to simplify my life was to simplify my workday — first at my day job and later, by quitting my day job, in the work I do now as a writer and entrepreneur.
I’ve eliminated most of the routine, boring, administrative tasks with a few simple principles.
These days, I have eliminated the non-essentials, and can focus on what I truly love: creating. Read More
1) Invitation Templates . . . don’t use them! You’re better than that! Nothing says “I couldn’t be bothered taking 10 seconds to write you a personal message” more than those boring templates. Want to stand out? Don’t do what everyone else is doing. Read More
The Altimeter Group today released a new report on Social CRM and while analysts release reports all the time, this is different. The report is free to read and share under Creative Commons and this is a big disruptor, one that reflects the socialization of information and the spirit of social media. Read More
It seems there are more and more people becoming self employed these days - or at the very least, many folks are starting a side business, turning a hobby into some extra income or doing some type of independent contractor work. There are some mistakes you will definitely want to avoid... Read More
As important as phones can be in our daily lives, there are some reasons to avoid them entirely. Here are ten such reasons which may actually succeed in turning you into an anti-social, handsaw-owning phone avoider.. Read More
I’m continually amazed at how many B2B sales folks are not yet making social media a serious part of their sales process. Half of those people are apprehensive about trying something new and the other half believe it will be a big waste of time.

My hope is that following these 10 simple principles will get you over both of these hurdles. Read More
We have all heard the infamous sales mantra–ABC, Always Be Closing. But what about Openings? This is the essential question Anthony Iannarino, of The Sales Blog asks, what’s more important the opener or the closer? Read More
I’ve met Seth Godin only once in person. I attended one of his personal jam sessions (my term, not his) in New York. He changes you.

Not everyone gets that opportunity. However, I think Linchpin comes the closest to having your own personal jam session with Seth Godin Read More
FriendFeed is a powerful aggregator of social media. What really makes it interesting is that it is an aggregator of others aggregations. That means you potentially get the best of everyone else’s social media monitoring.

What does that mean? Simply put the best of social media monitoring–aggregation and pretty good noise filtration. Read More

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