Smart Goal Setting Ideas

It’s that time again, when everyone is thinking about setting goals for the upcoming year. Hopefully you have yours in place already, but in case you don’t, here are some smart goal setting ideas from some people that are much brighter than I am: J.C. Penney said that, “Long- range goals keep you from being…

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What is the Right Age to Open a New Business?

If you are a regular reader of my blog you will probably know that I would say any age can be the right age to open a new business. It really doesn’t matter that much. Depending on what you want to do, you can start a business at any age. I think, “Sooner rather than…

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Five Reasons to Consider Babysitting as a Small Business

Many teens have tried babysitting as their first job when they were in Junior High or High School. It is one of the most common ways that young ladies, especially, earn spending money. It is a very good way to earn money for a number of reasons, and I encourage teens to consider it as…

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Why I Like to Meet People

I have always enjoyed meeting new people. I can almost always find something about them that fascinates me. This may sound like bragging, but I don’t mean it in that way. My personality type is naturally energized by being around people. I tend to function well in environments where I can interact with people that…

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Three Things to Learn from the Designer of the Slotto Toy Set

I am inspired by the story of Robert Darling, the inventor of the toy called Slotto. Three years ago Robert found himself out of work and struggling to provide a source of income. After trying unsuccessfully to find a job, he went to work in his shop and starting working on a toy design that…

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“The $100 Startup” – Book Review

There are some books that should be on every aspiring entrepreneur’s reading list, and “The $100 Startup” is one of those books. This book, by Chris Guillebeau, was published in 2012, and I was excited to add it to my list. My goal was to read 25 books this year, and although I didn’t reach…

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The Timing is Never Perfect!

Sometimes events can push us to start the thing that we were meant to do, even though we would never have chosen the timing.. It is frequently not a well thought out and scripted plan. I ran into another example of this a couple of weeks ago. I was in Phoenix for a company meeting.…

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Does Your Career Path Have a Purpose?

I recently had a conversation with a man that is in a very unique situation. He is in the position of being near retirement age and is trying to decide what to do with the next few decades of his life. He doesn’t really need to keep working, since he has made good investment decisions…

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Education vs. Intelligence

A Philosopher named Charles Kettering said, “The difference between intelligence and education is this: Intelligence will make you a good living”. I have seen this so many times in my life. The stories I love to tell, when it comes to people building a cool business or discovering their purpose, all come from somebody using…

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Four Ideas From a New Startup Business

  I want to take my hat off to a good friend who recently got his web page up and running. He has started a new business that utilizes his years of experience and more importantly his interests and passions. He has found a way to blend the things he is good at with the…

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