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When you see what Dale Carnegie said about fear, you’ll start moving…fast! [Bonus: Free Download]

Are you too fearful to succeed? Fear is the single biggest roadblock that will prevent you from taking risks and without taking risks you can never be an entrepreneur. And, if you think about it, in the final analysis the biggest failure for “entrepreneurs” isn’t a business venture that goes belly up, it’s lacking the […]

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It’s October and time to check your EQ!

October is Emotional Intelligence Awareness Month, which may be news to you if you aren’t 100 percent sure what emotional intelligence is. However, emotional intelligence – or EQ – can be the key to leading your team to a more successful year if you use it correctly…and it is often especially helpful as we enter […]

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The Downside of Imagination

By Dan Coughlin An imagination is an incredibly powerful tool. It’s through your imagination that you can see a future that does not currently exist. With that picture in your mind you can start to take steps toward making it a reality. This is how all meaningful progress happens. First in the mind, and then […]

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Abandon ‘Employee of the Month’ Citations

By Jeff Davidson You often see “employee of the month” plaques in hotels and other service-oriented businesses, but such systems actually work to the detriment of the business. For one, employees who win are not likely to feel as motivated in subsequent months. They might already know that nobody wins twice in the same year […]

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Are Your Small Business Goals Too Low?

National “Reach as High as You Can” Day is on April 14, and no, it’s not a day to make you feel guilty about not doing your calisthenics. For small business owners, it’s a day ask if your small business goals are what is holding you back. “How can my goals be holding me back?” […]

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Give Eulogies at Work

By Dan Coughlin A few weeks ago my cousin, Ellen, passed away. I was asked to give her eulogy. It was the third eulogy I’ve given since 2009, and so I’ve developed a rule of thumb when it comes to giving a eulogy. It simply says, “All positives, no negatives.” A eulogy is a time […]

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How personality, motivation, company culture can fuel your small business success

It’s in style now to talk about company culture. Honestly, the general topic has long been discussed, but in previous days it was referred to as the “work environment.” I do think that the term “company culture” captures the bigger picture and gives us a handle to grab on to as we discuss and try […]

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How to make your sales goals real and yourself accountable

“A verbal contract isn’t worth the paper it’s written on.” Samuel Goldwyn. There are a lot of quotes and adages that reflect the idea Samuel Goldwyn was getting at. The heart of the matter is this: When we get serious about something, we put it down in writing. Until something is on paper (or perhaps […]

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19 Tips to Get and Stay Motivated

It can be lonely at the top! And in the long run, that can be a major de-motivator for the small business owner. Of course, the stress and the long hours can also make it difficult to maintain your enthusiasm or commitment to your small business. So if you’re wondering how to get motivation back, […]

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6 Ways to Live Like an Entrepreneur Today  

By Samantha Thayer We all dream of ditching the cubicle one day. Whether its monetizing a blog, funding a start-up, or turning a hobby into a career, the idea of leaving your traditional 9-5 is appealing.  After all, working towards your own goals and dreams would be much more satisfying than working towards someone else’s.  But, […]

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