One of the problems facing forex traders is that their broker is not necessarily their friend. There is a class of broker known as a market maker and you need to be wary of them. The market maker earns their money by a commission which is fair enough but also by taking the opposite side of your ... Views: 4
The following quote is attributed to Marcus Sheridan, aka The Sales Lion -
"Great content is the best sales tool in the world."
We are very sure Marcus knew what he was talking about, but laymen might still want to ask this of him - if great content is all a site needs, then why is that so ... Views: 4
Five Questions We All Have At Work
“All good work has magic in it, and addresses the mind in a subtle way.” ~Duane Michals.
There are five questions we all have at work which need reasonable answers to, as guided by effective management. These questions were ... Views: 21
There is a special time in all of our lives when we are completely new to a practice, process or way of seeing things. After reading this article, you will be able to understand why and when you need a guide, mentor or navigator. when stepping out into some new aspect of your career, your life ... Views: 15
Anyone who runs a business of any description needs to make sure that they have certain types of insurance, normally insurance covering areas of property loss and damage, business interruption and loss of earnings and various types of liability insurance. Anyone working from home as well needs ... Views: 14
Most home insurance policies now offer a provision that gives some degree of protection against the risks of identity theft. This is normally included in the insurance policy as standard, or offered as an optional extra at a minimal extra cost. Insurance companies perceive risk of identity theft ... Views: 5
Anyone who works from home or runs a type of business from home is likely to have a significant number of items that they would classify as their personal possessions. These may be items that are normally considered domestic or purely for domestic use, or maybe part of the business work that ... Views: 5
When I was a young girl, my Oma and Opa owned a bakery in Lilloette BC. Each summer my brother and I got to go and visit them for a week or so and oh, what a treat that was!
I remember standing in front of the bakery window, with wide-open eyes as I scoured all the tasty treats and hoped with ... Views: 16
How is your commitment level doing? When we first embark on our home business journy, we are so excited that we are unaware that our commitment levels need attention which bodes the phrase (ignorance on fire). In this article, I want to share with you 5 tips on how to increase your commitment ... Views: 34
Whether your goal is to accumulate assets to generate future cash flow or support your current cash needs, developing a cash flow strategy should be an important consideration when creating your wealth plan.
Cash is the life-blood of any business. A business can show profitability, but ... Views: 12
We are bombarded with information. All the time!
Every day, or so it seems, entrepreneurs are bombarded with ideas and information about how to do things.
At times, it can make you feel like you don't know how to do anything. And that you're not only overwhelmed, but also hopelessly ... Views: 18
Marketing is a low percentage racket no matter how you do it, but blogging can seem to be the bottom of the barrel. It seems that some days no one is paying attention to you at all. You may not be using all of the resources at your disposal or, if you are, in the proper manner. You can't blog ... Views: 18
Management is a coveted profession both in style and status. Management professionals and graduates are expected to be at par with established standards in their professional lives. There is also a lot of pressure on them to perform regularly and provide some expected quality ... Views: 14
Why do some of your emails get high open rates, while others sit in people's inboxes collecting dust? If your open rates and click-through rates are inconsistent, it could be because you're not following a strategic email blueprint.
This article will outline the specific elements that should ... Views: 6
When creating your brand the main focus is usually on what makes you different. What are you bringing to the market that no one else is. What are you offering that hasn't been seen a zillion times before?
And yes, of course your brand is what sets you apart from your competitors. It is the ... Views: 9
Webinars have become used in a wide variety of fields from educational lectures to workplace negotiations. The great thing about automated webinars is that they can be used over and over again to achieve the same benefit. For instance, if you are trying to train new employees on the operations ... Views: 23
When talking about a ‘perfect leader’, we easily think of someone who seems to be always in control. This person never allows his temper to overcome him no matter how difficult the situation is. You may also imagine a perfect leader in a person who is trusted by his staff because she is someone ... Views: 9
Sometimes you just don’t get the results you crave. Which is frustrating – especially when you don’t know why or how to fix it.
When your business is not as successful as you want it to be, it’s usually because of one of these reasons:
Reason #1: Lack of clarity
What does success mean ... Views: 27
So, you want to be a successful marketer, first let me applaud you on your decision. The lifestyle afforded to those who learn to master a few simple concepts, can be more rewarding than you may realize at this point. First, know that we all struggle with ourselves and until we re-train our ... Views: 18
After that first year of law school where most, if not all, of your classes are decided for you, it can be a little daunting to decide what area of law you want to specialize in that will provide a job for you shortly after graduation. Some students take only bar-tested courses, but doing so ... Views: 6
In most circumstances, there's no easy way to go about obtaining a promotion at work. A promotion can really stretch you and show the company you work for what you are really capable of. Sometimes a promotion opens up and you can be offered one in occasional cases, or you have to make yourself ... Views: 10
Our existence in this world has a purpose. We have a purpose and that is to reach the goals that we have for ourselves. We can reach these goals if we have the right tools to use to attain them. If we are not equipped with the right tools then it would be rather difficult or impossible to ... Views: 21
You, dear term, served us well.
Technically, SEO is dead. The term that is, NOT the practice!
There is a new jargon doing the rounds and it encapsulates the idea behind search engine optimization in a much effective way. OC/DC is the term that content companies and writers are using the world ... Views: 22
Even if your job is not to sell, there will come a time when you will have to persuade someone. Persuasion happens not only between salespeople and their potential customers. As a manager, for instance, you may need to persuade your subordinates to perform at a higher level. And if you think you ... Views: 10
People choose careers for various reasons, from making a lot of money to fulfilling a childhood dream. If you dream of a career that improves the lives of others, here are four great ones to consider.
Teachers have the unique ability to touch the lives of children when they are at ... Views: 12
What are your goals in life? What do you hope to achieve in the future? Let us take an example. Let us say that your goal is to lose weight and live a healthy life. This is a goal that you would like to attain, therefore let us determine what habits you should have that will work towards ... Views: 29
Is there even a dinner table anymore? Could this be one of the reasons our kids have difficulty with creative problem-solving? Never mind our kids…I’m hearing from employers that their employees, especially in the 18-to-30 age range, lack creative ideas and have poor decision-making, and ... Views: 27
It is very common to hear from career experts that you should define your values first before you could set your career path. This may sound easy, but you actually cannot define your values without knowing what they are actually.
Well, your values are comprised of the things you think and ... Views: 11
As a business owner you may experience some or all of these thoughts throughout the week …
* It’s a lot of work.
* It’ll be overwhelming and my life will get out of control.
* I don’t know how.
* Employees are a hassle.
* The way it is now is good enough.
* The bigger ... Views: 28
When you hear your voice on a recording, what first comes to mind? Would you say that your voice is wimpy, weak or too soft? Perhaps it is throaty, raspy or hoarse. Do you find it higher in pitch than you thought? Maybe you sound too young. You may find it breathy or whispery or the exact ... Views: 17
There are a lot of considerations that go into pricing your products and services, including the value you offer, your expertise, and what your market will bear. And when you know you’re priced right and prospects show great interest – but you’re struggling to make a sale, it could come down to ... Views: 24
Have you increased your prices lately? If you answered yes, let me congratulate you! Sometimes business owners fear raising their rates, believing they won’t get clients and will lose out on prospects. I went through this as well in my earlier years.
Yet, you can stay with your pricing ... Views: 10
With increasing malware threats and new attack techniques of hackers, data security has become an important aspect to look into; particularly for small and medium enterprises. They are the main target for hackers and unknown threats. In a nutshell, data security means protecting your data, and ... Views: 24
It is an undeniable fact that millions of people are experiencing stress in life, be it a short-term or a long-term one. Being stressed out is an unpleasant feeling, of course, but what many of us don’t know is that stress can also have a serious effect in our health and how we perform at work. ... Views: 38
Are you getting prepared and opening space for new clients? Are you making your “monetize your passion” a top priority? Are you setting yourself up to receive an abundance of more clients, more impact and more income in your business? In this week’s featured article, I’m going to give you my top ... Views: 43
Are you focused working on your own “Monetize Your Passion” plan of action? Or are you still unclear on your “Monetize Your Passion” Vision & Mission? Hope you’re getting crystal clear on your true passion and stepping into your personal power (including your skills, talents, passion and ... Views: 23
Are you using the power of building powerful partnerships to monetize your passion? Are you creating strategic alliances and real relationships with other centers of influence (COI) to expand your authentic business success? If yes, congratulations! That’s the way to go. If you’re not there yet, ... Views: 26
Do you know that a significant reason why individuals procrastinate is because they harbor within a rebellious inner child who refuses to let you be your Authentic Mature Adult Self? Do you know that this "child" exists primarily in reaction to subconsciously stored negative memories of neglect, ... Views: 31
Do you know that when most people are born into this reality they are met by a social (family) environment that already has prepared a series of scripted expectations they are meant to embrace? Do you know this means that their Authentic Creative Self never gets the opportunity to fully express ... Views: 20
I have read more than 50 books on the Law of Attraction and they all focus on the same thing but the way of expression is different. I cannot see any difference of opinion between, the writers main focus. They all believe in the state of receiving. They all agree on the power of gratitude. They ... Views: 45
What IS a core message anyway?
You're told you need one (true).
You're told without it your business will suffer (also true).
You're pretty much given a mandate to get one. A core message, that is.
But WHAT is it really?
The core message of your business and brand is that system ... Views: 46
Does this sound like you: “Before I even get a chance to explain how I can serve them, potential clients will often jump in and ask me, ‘How much do you charge?’ When they do that, I rarely get the client. What should I do?”
In our 10+ years of teaching coaches ... Views: 20
About twenty years ago, I became incredibly curious about how the second half of one’s life can develop. Some of this interest came from observing my family: when I was born, my grandparents were in their early forties, and I was fascinated with choices they made in life. ... Views: 15
Great email marketing isn't a mystery. While we may never know why some YouTube videos go viral and others don't, it's easy to tell why some emails succeed and others get sent straight to the trash folder.
Great emails - the kind that get opened, clicked, shared and saved to read again - ... Views: 33
Sadly, most women will answer 'yes'. That said, you have more control over your financial situation than you probably think. And if you don't think you have any control then it's time to be proactive and take some action. This is your life. This is your future.
I know how easy it is to be ... Views: 14
As I read about the global war for talent I wonder about the employees who are not considered talent. While we are in great need of talent to drive leadership and fill pipelines for succession planning, we most often look outside of the organization to find these employees.
Baby boomers are ... Views: 13
I bet if you are just getting a new business going, or even giving an old business a major overhaul that you haven't even considered using press releases to get the word out about it. Now you may be thinking that press releases are reserved for the "big guns" in business like the big ... Views: 11
A headline can grab eyeballs and make users want to read what follows beneath. But if the rest of the content smells stale, you would have lost your audience before the first full-stop. The art of seducing your customer lies in writing sentences that draw him in, naturally. The words you write ... Views: 19
What if you were given the chance to hold a higher position in your company but you have to choose between two of them? This is indeed a rare scenario and you should feel really fortunate if it happens to you. Having multiple good options is a great boost to your confidence, but of course, you ... Views: 24
You can be super talented at what you do, but STILL not make money and this is the most frustrating problem of all. If you have a problem with debt, it's important not to panic but don't ignore it either - it wont go away.
Sometimes taking on debt is unavoidable in order to keep your business ... Views: 42