Category: Persistence

Boltholes, Bubbles, Bitcoins And Banter

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Without doubt, sometimes modern life sucks! Fake news. Fear, uncertainty, doubt (FUD), as we strive to navigate our way through "The Age of Stupid". We're all steeped in and exposed to these swampy quagmires, that at every opportunity, seek to pull us down. Misery truly does like company. So here, like the…

Web Business Start-Up Guide 1 of 15

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Thinking about starting a web business? Here are three absolutely powerful ideas:While 3 is a simple, compelling "brief" number, short and straightforward does not mean lacking vibrancy, push, vigour. So time for a little reality check: However, hidden depths just revealed are like fragile ornaments: they need special care and attention.

When Economies Go Bad

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As I write these words, economies around the world look like they may be in for some rough times ahead. Let's call it a crisis, or even crisies. Yet throughout history, every crisis has also brought opportunities as well as threats. Nevertheless, in times of turmoil, the few who "keep…

Online Business Builders Who Win

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Success online, like footprints in the sand, leaves tangible clues. This brief article explores what makes some people successful; how and what happens to them as they apply the 12 Qualities; why the business of becoming successful or elite can be so easy, or so hard, largely depending on a…

When A Son Saves His Dad

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"He'll be a vegetable the rest of his life," the doctors told Dick and his wife, when Rick was nine months old, "Put him in an institution." However, the Hoyts brushed aside such advice and chose to care for Rick themselves. The Hoyt's amazing story starts over 43 years ago…

Saying No to the Status Quo

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To help publicize the Apple Mac computer, a few years ago, Apple Inc. created a short 60-second commercial that over time has gained almost legendary status. The "Crazy Ones" was directed by Chiat / Day's Jennifer Golub with art directed along with Jessica Schulman and Yvonne Smith. Original Voiceover was…

Sometimes Baby Knows Best

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We know that learning anything new takes time, effort, courage, focus, persistence, a can-do attitude, and other such heroic attributes. If we're lucky enough to be born with legs that work, while learning to walk, we'll fall down many times before we can successfully master the apparently simple art of…

35 Website Promotion Strategies

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If you tie Internet marketing muscle to web-based gimmicks, when the next major search engine update occurs to revalue our websites, many web businesses can find their web promotion and publicity strategies in tatters. Here's how to avoid or minimize the effects of search engine "slaps" once and for all:…

What Really Drives Successful People?

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What makes successful people "tick"? Some readers may remember the boom and bust of the dot.com mania at around 1999. Here's something you may not know. A few thoughtful Internet entrepreneurs - including our "3-percenters" referred to in another article on this website - ignored the "dot.com doomsday" effect and…

Successful Communicator Skills

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If you were asked to list what you thought were the top three skills of any "successful" writer or speaker, what would be your answer? I'm reasonably sure we could come up a variety of interesting replies. Some examples could perhaps include: All perfectly valid answers of traits that help…

A Personal Success Blueprint

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To get from where we are now to where we want to be is possible with careful and considered planning, focused commitment and sufficient action. Once up and running, we may need to jump back two or three steps and move in a slightly different direction, in order to eventually…

Overcome Almost Every Obstacle

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This particular acquired skill is not only highly beneficial to writers, speakers, presenters and website content creators but to anyone dealing with any obstacle that life may throw at us. If you've read other tips presented throughout this website, you'll notice that several of the snippets I've suggested, although perhaps…

Why There's Always Another Way

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This tip isn't directly related to writing, speaking, presenting, publishing or how to develop a prosperous and successful website. Rather, I want to explore what is often referred to as prosperity thinking. Developing a deep, authentic belief that you have a genuine right to the kind of prosperity you seek…

How to Maintain Your Writing Flow

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Writers and communicators like most everyone else, can experience peaks and troughs - especially in creativity. Some days, the right words come easily, and everything matches up perfectly. At other times, you may feel like you have to drag each useful phrase, lead, or idea, kicking and screaming out of…

How Smart Communicators Prosper

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If you want to learn how to communicate better or improve your writing style and quality, here are some activities that if performed often and widely can help provide all the creative juices you need to eventually create your best works. Never forget that one of the most effective ways…