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Why The Digital Nomad Lifestyle Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up To Be

We’ve all seen the Instagram posts: the sun setting over a beach in Koh Samui. The caption reads, “Work finished, going for Mai Tais and grilled Cobia #blessed.” Does it make you jealous? It shouldn’t. I’m writing this from my home office, looking out over another gray and dismal day in Yorkshire. And I wouldn’t have it any other way. Digital nomadism can be a lot of fun and, for some people, it’s the perfect …

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How to Get Motivated When You Feel Like Giving Up

You started your dream project with gusto, but you’re just not getting the results you were expecting. You feel frustrated, disappointed, and flat. Reading about people who have made it only adds salt to the wound. Now the voices of the naysayers have grown even louder in your head: “What? Leave your full-time job? Embark on a writing career, NOW?”  “Start an internet-based business? (Or whatever other phrase fits here for you). Are you crazy?” …

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7 Effective Tips for Better Networking and More Clients

Networking events have always been a popular way for people to meet potential prospects. It’s inexpensive and can be a fun way to get out and meet new people. But many people trying out networking events fail to get new business or form meaningful, long-term connections. So… are these networking events a waste of time? Or can networking actually result in meaningful business relationships? According to a Forbes Insight report, 8 out of 10 business …

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And You Thought Business Plans Were a Waste of Time

You’ve built a reasonably successful business, and you’re earning an income that’s “enough,” if not comfortable, that meets your needs. You sell stuff pretty regularly, too. And you did it all without a formal business plan. But an opportunity presents itself. A potential business partner. A mobile app. The perfect storefront space you’ve been dreaming about for that day when your Shopify store becomes a curated brick-and-mortar shopping experience. You’re ready to scale up, but …

Customer Profile Template: Finding Your ONE Person

Post updated by Lexi Rodrigo How would you like to know EXACTLY what to say in your marketing messaging? To know EXACTLY what sort of blog post to write to generate lots of comments? To know EXACTLY what brand identity you need to have in order to inspire a large group of people and turn them into raving fans? These are exactly the kinds of things you’ll know when you clearly understand your ideal customer. …

Boost Your Productivity with These 7 Apps

Imagine working for hours on end and accomplishing nothing. All the emails or social media responses you made? Those don’t matter in the grand scheme of things. The important tasks that require doing are still there, waiting for you. *Cue the frustrated scream. Could it be that you have a time management problem? The internet is a double-edged sword after all. On one hand, you can use it to communicate with business partners and clients …

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The Life-Changing Magic of the Business Coach/Mastermind Group Combo

Business coaches… what and who are they? What support and benefit can a business coach truly provide to increase the success of your business? How could one help you develop as an entrepreneur and person? Why even bother to hire a coach? I answer these questions by sharing my experience of having a business coach combined within a mastermind group. My story unpacks the layered services, events, benefits, and results of a business coach to …

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The 4 Steps to Becoming a Powerfully Productive Blogger

You love the thought of growing a successful business and an audience that craves your content. You look at top players in the field and think, “I’m going to be like them.” All sorts of ideas are floating around in your head, and you can’t wait to see your dreams come to fruition. You walk towards your desk, turn on your computer, and then… pop! The bubble has burst. Ten minutes later, you’re laughing at …

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5 Important Lessons on the Road to a $2 Million Launch

Can you relate? “The launch officially starts tomorrow and the sales letter is still just an outline.” “Launch day! We pushed a code update that broke some stuff, so we had to scramble to fix it. There’s still a ton of work to be done, but I’m finding it hard to concentrate because I keep jumping over to check stats.” “[Day 5] There are still a few tech issues that are really frustrating me. There’s …