We all know what the “problem of the age” is because it’s bearing down on us right now. It’s the arrogant belief that we should submit to the “rules” of those who THINK they know what is “best” for the rest of us. It’s the belief that anyone who doesn’t embrace these “rules” is a horrible person who must be silenced. Let me remind you that this has been tried many times in history, and in many countries…
Seth Czerepak podcast
In this show, you’ll discover the eye-popping scientific discoveries which have revealed that people are not rational beings. Our rational mind is merely the “narrator” of our decisions. Our conscious explanations behind our beliefs and actions don’t have to be based on reality and often aren’t. The good news is, once you understand the REAL motive behind our beliefs, we can more effectively persuade others, and…
It’s one of the most common mistakes new writers make. It was also one of my dumbest mistakes during my first run as a freelance writer… I didn’t build a reputation by publishing outside of my own website. When my two websites were (ehem… “hacked”), my entire repertoire of online articles went the way of the Titanic. I know. I was dumb not to backup my work.
What are boundaries for business owners? Simply put, boundaries tell you, and other people, what your limits are. In other words, how far will you go to accommodate a client (or employee), and where do you draw the line? If your answer is some cliche like “I’ll do whatever it takes” …then you have no business boundaries. This is a liability in your business and your life.
Do you know why gratitude is important for success? It’s about more than just making you feel good. It’s also about more than just positive thinking. Gratitude is how you ask for good things to come into your life. This is completely different than literally asking for things (either in prayer or in asking others). Asking without gratitude is like steering your car while it’s still in park.
Positive thinking vs fearless awareness. My one-on-one coaching expertise taught me that changing your life is about more than just “changing your thinking.” Your thoughts are the product of your awareness. Trying to change them without changing your awareness is like trying to change the direction of a river. Change your awareness, and you’ll change everything.
A negative money mindset is the most common cause of self-sabotage for an entrepreneur. But, did you know that you can have a negative money mindset without even knowing it? Most people assume that it’s a matter of whether you have a “poverty consciousness.” There are three ways your beliefs about money can devastate your entrepreneurial goals.
What’s the link between entrepreneurship and the Christian Faith? It starts with debunking the #1 misconception about faith as defined by Jesus in the New Testament. The misconception is that “religious” faith is “blind;” that it’s something you have in spite of there being no evidence. This isn’t consistent with anything I’ve ever heard any Christian profess to believe.
Principles vs Methods. What’s the difference, and why does it matter when it comes to bottom-line business results? In my experience, the difference is vast, highly impactful, and scarcely understood by most aspiring entrepreneurs. Principles link effects to causes through the working of natural laws. Methods are simply the means of aligning our actions with these principles.
This is my Analysis of a selection from “The Oversoul” by Ralph Waldo Emerson. This passage is featured in the final chapter of another one of my favorite personal growth books, The Science of Being Great, by Wallace Wattles. You’ll also find this concept in the works on the Hermetic Philosophy, The Hindu Upanishads, The Dhammapada, and many other wisdom writings.
What is the Principle of Rhythm and why is it important for entrepreneurs? First, there’s a rhythm to attracting clients to making money. Dan S Kennedy talks about this in his book The No-BS Guide to Wealth Attraction in the New Economy. If you’ve been an entrepreneur or if you’ve worked in sales for more than a few months, you know what I’m talking about.
New freelance writers often ask me how to find high-paying freelance writing jobs. As if that’s all there is to it. The truth is, if you want to be paid what you’re worth, you have to stop thinking about high-paying jobs and start thinking about the kind of clients you want to work with. How well a client pays you has little to do with how much money they have.
When you reject someone’s first offer in order to get a better one, you’re applying the law of rejection. The term “law of rejection” is something I started using in 2008 and it’s an invaluable strategy in sales and in marketing. In marketing the law of rejection states that the better you get at attracting high-value customers, the better you’ll get at repelling high-drama customers.
Do you know how to escape mediocrity as an entrepreneur? It starts with knowing when to stop planning and when to start taking action, risking failure, and being willing to learn from your mistakes. I started out making zero dollars a month and grew to a full-time income. I know from experience that there’s one secret to escaping mediocrity, and to breaking income plateaus.
There’s a quote about opportunity often attributed to Thomas Edison…”Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” This is true. But I want to talk about another less known and rarely recognized reason opportunity sometimes comes and goes without warning. Have you ever had an opportunity that seemed perfect, but that…
Edmund Burke said “Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair.” But, what if you don’t have the energy do keep working? What if you’re out of hope and feeling like there’s no point in putting any effort into achieving your goals? What if you feel like everything you do is failing, and it won’t whether you work hard, or just tread water?
Personal Energy Management is smarter than time management, goal setting or positive thinking. Are your winning streaks followed by dramatic slumps that wipe out almost all your wins? Do you have short bursts of productivity and self-confidence, followed by periods of procrastination and indecision? Do opportunities come into your life, then disappear without…
Is quitting ever a good idea? Persistence is the key ingredient for success, in business and in life. But, where does smart persistence end and blockheaded stubbornness begin? First, remember that success often comes just after the moment when you almost decided to quit. So, if you’re in the habit of quitting too early, you’ll miss out on the best things your life has to offer.
Few people talk about the link between poverty and entrepreneurship. But, the fact is there are more poor and struggling entrepreneurs than there are rich and prosperous entrepreneurs. This is why most new businesses fail after 5 years. How do you get on the right side of this statistic? It starts with understand the link between poverty and entrepreneurship.
Do you know why New Year’s Resolutions don’t work? It’s not because people are lazy, or unmotivated, or uncommitted, or too hard on themselves. It’s because New Year’s Resolutions are based on a superstitious assumption…that people are more likely to change their lives simply because the calendar is changing. Self-Discipline is the bedrock of all personal achievement.
For entrepreneurs, humility and gratitude go hand in hand. This is because gratitude is a tangible strategy for creating sustainable business or sales success. I know this sounds a little “woo-woo.” I used to think it was. But I’ve discovered a surprising link between Gratitude and Ambition that every entrepreneur should know about. Like most entrepreneurs, I’m…