Did you know that Coca Cola spent $74 on advertising and only made $50 in sales their first year?[1] Adjusted for inflation, they only sold $1,371 in product their entire first year! They also lost $658 after advertising costs.[2] Yet that same company that’s worth over $80 billion today. 20% of businesses fail within the

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When I took the One Funnel Away Challenge, one of the things they reminded me was the importance of adding value rather than lowering your rates. Think of the old ShamWow commercials; this was a company that sold millions of glorified hand towels you can buy wholesale for 3/$0.50 at 8/$19.95. The Difference Between Marketing

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One of my favorite practices is to watch versus reacting.  Today at the store, I observed interactions between different people. Versus reacting to anything the people said or did I simply observed both the individuals and my projections or perceptions of the experience.  Life genuinely gets easier if you observe and release versus reacting to

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Like I have often read after consuming fortune cookies, the USA has entered interesting times. The fortune cookie pearl of wisdom: “May you live in interesting times.” Part joke-curse and part sage advice, this gem applies to the USA now. People live in interesting times. Fear appears to grip the United States with every news

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On the road again….. My wife and I sit in an extended stay hotel room. We needed a pet friendly place for our kitty kat. After dropping her off in a loving home, we will be lining up house sits and AirBnb’s around the USA. Traveling time. We travel because we follow our fun. We

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One of the most common problems new business owners run into is that they’ve created a low paying job for themselves rather than a business. There’s a subtle difference between running a business and just being self-employed. Here’s a test you can use to evaluate a business idea. The Million Dollar Business Idea Test We’ll

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I posted this to Facebook a few moments ago: Going within to face, feel and release your own fear is the only way to be liberated from the mass fear appearing to grip humanity. Life appears to be chaotic. But like all illusions, the chaos is not real or true because fear feeds chaos and

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Folks toss around concepts like being committed but what does the phrase look like? How do you quantify commitment? Everyone clings to different definitions of commitment. But most agree how being all in means sticking to one course of action for years, or thousands of hours. I preach for bloggers to commit for the long

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Every human being reflects you back to you. Every person mirrors how you think and feel about yourself.  All sentient beings are connected. We appear to be separate. But like all illusions, this appearance is not true. Oneness exists. Everything is one. This is the truth. Sobering  But a sobering truth it is because most

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Today was one of my longer days in recent memory. I have good moments and bad moments. Usually the good moments last for most of the day. Rough moments seem fleeting. But today was different. Rather than bore you with the details, let’s just say I had a number of very painful, stressful experiences that

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From life on alien planets to business consulting to life in the White House, there’s a thread that ties these three men and that’s the influence of a mentor. The search for a mentor, so profound, so tasking, is a path most of us have taken. Whether it’s for business, finance or just to navigate

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“Why don’t you look in the mirror?” Negative connotation here, eh? Rarely have I heard someone utter this famous phrase from a positive, high energy, compassionate energy. Most speak the words: bracing you for the harsh truth preparing you for the sting of reality projecting their fear-anger-pain onto you, advising you to look in the

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I had no idea what this term meant. After researching it a few moments ago, I realized how cancel culture slows down your personal growth. Cancel culture actually stalls your personal growth. How do you grow if you punish people? Where your attention and energy goes, grows. Give your attention and energy to punishing people

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This month’s personal development book of the month is a classic. With over five million copies sold, The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale is an international bestseller that graces the shelves of many leaders. The stated objective for this book is to “help the reader achieve a happy, satisfying, and worthwhile life.”

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While mindfulness has become popular and fashionable in recent years, you probably might not expect it to be in production – when you’re creating and completing a project for your company. However, as some people and mindfulness gurus have seen, mindfulness is beneficial to the health of your productive tendencies, especially when working on a

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When I first started this personal development community several years ago, I never thought it would gain the momentum it has. Now that there are tens of thousands of participants, dealing with trolls has become a regular thing. Don’t Let a Few Negatives Ruin the Positives In the beginning, when someone would say something negative,

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