How to Get Better at Anything: My Mom Conquers Her New iPad

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+1 Tweet Share Pin Share StumbleShares 0I just spent eight days with my 86-year-old mother, who is trying like heck to get the hang of her new iPad. There are many things that flummox her about it, and when she gets too frustrated, she just turns it off. But in a few hours she’s back at it again, sending email, …

How to Sell or Save Your Soul on the Internet: What it Really Means to “Market” Online

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+1 Tweet Share Pin Share StumbleShares 0Four years ago, when I first started poking around into information marketing, one of the things I was told was that “marketing is marketing. And it’s the same no matter where you do it, online or off.” I was willing to take that statement at face value, having dipped my toe into the mysteries …

Supercharge Your Notes with Visual Note Taking

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+1 Tweet Share Pin Share StumbleShares 0I think I’m in love. Through a wandering route* on my blog-reading journey this morning, I came across this post on Mashable featuring the visual note-taking done by Ogilvy artists at SXSW this year. WOW WOW WOW! I started out life as an illustrator. Well, maybe I wasn’t actually born as an illustrator, but …

A Monday Rant on “Marketing”

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+1 Tweet Share Pin Share StumbleShares 0**Caution. A Monday afternoon rant is coming up.** I’m getting just a bit weary of all the people promising the moon these days, aren’t you? Every time I open my email, go to Facebook, or check Twitter, someone is telling me I can “make 6 figures” or “get all the clients I need.” It’s …

You Are Different

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+1 Tweet Share Pin Share StumbleShares 0Not everyone is willing to put their neck on the line and start a business. The fact that you are, makes you different. Special. Look around you — you’ll see lots of people with ideas who never do anything with them. But you took your ideas, and you did something. Even when people were …

The Three Phases of a Small Business Person: Which Phase are You In?

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+1 Tweet Share Pin Share StumbleShares 0You know that in life, you go through phases. You start out as an infant, totally dependent on others for what you need. You’re not aware, you don’t have a sense of what’s going on around you, and you scream loudly to get your selfish needs met. It’s all about you — and you …

How to Write a Book: Get Yourself a Calendar

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+1 Tweet Share Pin Share StumbleShares 0I came across this post thanks to Terry Matlen’s ADHD Newsletter, where my interview with Jacqueline Sinfield and Stephanie Calahan on productivity for entrepreneurs with ADHD was featured. Even though this post is kinda old (October 2008), I love what it says and I love the visual even more. This guy is speaking my …