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December 2004
But What About When it's NOT a Great Day?, by Michael Angier
One of the realities along the road to success is that the road isn't always smooth and easy. In fact, it's often just the opposite. Not every step is easy along the road; not every day is a great one. Michael's perspective in the article sparked much positive feedback.
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What Santa Knows About Marketing, by Charlie Cook
Whether or not you celebrate Christmas, market like Santa and you, too, can have many happy clients this and every season, without having to squeeze down a single sooty chimney.
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Kick Start Your Motivation: An Easy 5-Step Strategy, by Dr. Jill Ammon-Wexler
You have goals and the desire to achieve them. You have a vision and the passion to make it happen. But sometimes, like the rest of us, your motivation runs out of gas. Discover how to re-fuel here.
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Raising the Bar Part 3 - Your Ideal Client, Job, Employee, by Michael Angier
If you resolve to raise the standards for your life, first you need to set the standards. Here’s a simple, yet very effective way to get perfectly clear on exactly what your standards are.
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Make Every Day a Great Day, by Michael Angier
You want to be happy, right? Do you 'get' that it's a matter of choice? No matter what your circumstances, you can choose your attitude. What's it going to be?
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The Inside-Out Business Plan, by Terri Zwierzynski
Writing a business plan for your Solo Entrepreneur business doesn't have to be a daunting project. If you can answer ten straightforward questions about your business, you can be ready to go.
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Cleaning Up Your Marketing, by Charlie Cook
A brand new year is coming—a new year for your brand! Clean out the old and prepare for a New Year of successfully marketing your business.
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Raising the Bar - Part 3, by Michael Angier
In part 3 of the very popular series, "Raising the Bar", you'll discover why you'll never be finished striving for excellence and why that's a good thing. Learn more about behind the scenes at SuccessNet.
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Top Ten Ways to Deal with Overwhelm, by Michael Angier
We all feel overwhelmed sometimes, especially at this busy time of year. Here are 10 powerfully simple methods to overcome overwhelm.
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The Fine Art of Changing the Brain, by Jill Ammon-Wexler
The secret to changing your life is changing your perspective. And that, literally, involves changing your brain--or at least the way your brain works. Learn how . . .
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Are You Marketing What People Buy?, by Charlie Cook
To market your product or services effectively, you need to address the real-life concerns and desires of your prospects. It’s not enough just to tout your benefits. You need to speak their language.
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Raising the Bar, by Michael Angier
SuccessNet operates with a strong policy of never-ending improvement. Learn how Michael inspires his team to create excellence, both in the big picture and in the details. Use these strategies to raise your standards…
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Successfully Author and Market your eBook, by Glenn Dietzel
When is a book like a business card? When can your most effective brochure be a book? If you own a business, write a book!
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30 Minutes That Will Save Your Dream, by Suzanne Falter-Barns
You've got to have a dream: If you don’t have a dream, how’re you going to have a dream come true?
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It's Easy to Lose Credibility, by Michael Angier
It took nine years of hard work and vision to build SuccessNet's solid reputation and to earn the trust of thousands. But it can take only one minute to lose it.
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Raising the Bar, by Michael Angier
This is the first in a series about creating breakthroughs in your life by raising your standards.
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November 2004
The Benefits of Keeping a Journal, by Doreene Clement
There are many benefits to writing your thoughts and experiences as you have them. Discover why journaling could make a big difference in your life.
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Fear of Success? Fear of Failure?, by Lorraine Cohen
Fear of success/failure are two sides of the same experience. Both offer opportunities for transformation. Get clear on how one effects the other so you can move forward.
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Seven Ways We Got to Be Seven Years Old, by Michael Angier
This article was written almost two years ago (we're NINE years old now), but it still has some valuable information about building companies that last.
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What's Worse than Being Sick?, by Michael Angier
Nobody enjoys being sick. But earning revenue while you're cozied-up recuperating definitely takes the edge off. You can do it, too.
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Ideas that Inspire You, by Michael Angier
One good idea can change your life--but ONLY if you act on it. We all come up with ideas; it's the individuals who follow them up with action who succeed.
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If I Did Just One Thing . . .  , by Paul Lemberg
There are so many tasks on your to-do list. How do you find the time and energy to make major changes? Find out how doing ONE thing can make a difference in your life.
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The Key to Eliminating Objections and Increasing Sales, by Charlie Cook
Objections are often the bane of salespeople. This article explains how to avoid being surprised by prospects' objections and how to eliminate them. Learn how to make it as easy as possible for your prospect to be clients.
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Performance Reviews, by Michael Angier
Professional relationships, like personal relationships are built on trust and clear communication. Learn how to effectively give and receive feedback from your team.
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16 Tips for Becoming a Better Writer, by Michael Angier
Based on the positive response to last week's article on checklists, we decided to resurrect this very popular article. Although it's not actually a "checklist", it's a quick reminder of ways to make your writing more effective.
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The 9 Insights of the Wealthy Soul, by Dr. Michael Norwood
Whether you desire to transform a dream into reality, failure into triumph, grief into grace or a relationship breakdown into a bridge of love and higher understanding, these universal principles are the means to accomplish your goals.
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Our Checklists, by Michael Angier
A checklist is a very simple tool. It's also highly effective, doesn't require high technology, is frëe and wastes no time. Well-run households, businesses and projects make use of this tool. Do you?
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Do You Fear Rejection?, by Jan Tincher
Fear influences your future. If you don't do something about your thoughts of rejection and fear, your present AND your future will be agonizing. Try a simple visualization exercise that can alter your life.
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The Top Ten Ways to Create Breakthroughs, by Michael Angier
Achieving a breakthrough in your personal or professional life is something to celebrate. It means that you've made it to a whole new level. Don't just sit around waiting for a breakthrough to happen. Discover how to create breakthroughs in your life.
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October 2004
Stages of a Project, by Michael Angier
Every project needs a plan for completion. You’ll struggle with your project if you don’t follow a plan. Michael shares a straightforward plan for completing any project, which breaks down the process into manageable phases.
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The "I'm Not a Genius" Syndrome, by Dr. Jill Ammon-Wexler
Many adults have been conditioned throughout their lives to firmly believe that they just aren’t creative. Are you one of them? Scientific evidence points to the fact that we’re all blessed with creativity--it’s hard-wired into the human brain.
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Information Overload, by Bob Osgoodby
These days, email is often blamed for contributing to "information overload." The good news is that there are ways to use your email program to actually reduce the overload. Take control of your email once and for all.
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Don't Take Yourself Too Seriously, by Michael Angier
What do healthy, happy and wise individuals have in common? A great sense of humor and the ability to laugh at themselves and at life’s adventures.
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Our Political Views, by Michael Angier
We've all been told never to discuss politics and religion. See why Michael thinks this is bad advice and how you can and should talk about politics.
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20 Tough Questions, by JoAnna Brandi
If you want your customers to be served well by your staff, you need your staff to feel well served by you. Managers and business owners, get the answers you need to build a better team.
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Top Ten Steps to Becoming a Millionaire, by Phil Humbert
Our society puts a lot of emphasis on wealth and financial success, yet most people are nowhere near it. Educate yourself on how to move from debt to wealth in 10 steps.
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Is it a Problem or a Project?, by Michael Angier
Got a problem? Got several? Don’t know what to do about it? Here's a simple step-by-step strategy to help.
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Getting Things Done, by Michael Angier
The most effective way to stand out in a crowd and to be noticed by the people who matter is to simply 'get it done'. Learn how to be exceptional at work.
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Stop Juggling and Start Achieving, by Dr. Jill Ammon-Wexler
Want more success in your business or professional life? Here's a proven-effective, 3-step strategy that will take you soaring to the top in any endeavor.
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Adventures in the Leaves, by Michael Angier
On the road of life, the detours are the adventures. Would you rather motor down the expressway or take the winding scenic route? Either way, you’ll eventually get to your destination. But only one way offers the opportunity to enjoy the journey.
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Criticism, by Michael Angier
Almost every decision you make and action you take will generate some criticism, some helpful, some not. How do you deal with criticism? Learn how to rise above it.
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Mistakes Count Against You, by Bob Osgoodby
We're all using email more and more these days. But when did we really learn email etiquette? Check out this article for a crash course in Email 101.
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Admit When You're Wrong, by Michael Angier
Everybody makes mistakes; it’s human. A sure way to gain respect is by owning up to your mistakes. A sure way to lose it is to never admit when you’re wrong.
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September 2004
We Are the Five People We Associate with Most, by Greg Reid
Raise your game and start meeting new people—individuals who live the life you want and who’ll support your endeavors. Watch your life change when you surround yourself with positive people.
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Don't Let Anyone Steal Your Dream, by Michael Angier
If you have a dream that you hope to come true one day, you need to give it lots of attention to make it grow. But there’s something else that your dream requires in order for it to thrive: protection.
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Listening Works, by Ken Darby
Errors, troubles and problems are all too often the result of poor communication. Poor communication is usually caused by poor listening skills. Learn to listen better and have fewer problems . . .
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You Can't Un-ring a Bell, by Michael Angier
One way to make a positive contribution to your friends, family, community and to the world is to avoid saying things that you’ll later wish you hadn't.
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No Time or Money to Train Your Team? Make the Most of 'Teachable Moments',
by Joanna Brandi
Is a well-trained team vital to your business? Discover 6 quick tips on how to use Teachable Moments to transform your team from mediocre to marvelous.
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Too Much to Do: Four Keys to Effective Delegation, by Paul Lemberg
If you plan on being (or remaining) a successful entrepreneur or leader, delegation is a skill you must master. Learn exactly why and how to delegate.
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Actions Speak Louder than Words, by Michael Angier
More than a cliché, it's well worth your time to explore the wisdom behind these words. This article includes a powerful Action Point.
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Tips for Improving Networking in Associations by Diane Barnum
For professionals, networking is a mainstay of our schedule. But how can we maximize the time and energy we put into networking for the highest return? Learn how.
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Do You Feel Like You're Not in Control? by Jan Tincher
Fifteen minutes can turn your life around. Learn a simple schedule that will take hardly any time, but will make a big difference in the quality of your life.
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Be Responsible by Michael Angier
It's a rare individual who truly takes responsibility for themselves. Are you one of them? Do you fix the blame or do you fix the problem?
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Don’t Burn Your Bridges by Michael Angier
Creating and maintaining good relationships can make the difference between a successful life and a bitter one. Which life do you want?
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Seven Ways to Get Out of a Rut by Paul Lemberg
In a rut? We all find ourselves there from time to time. Learn how to get out for good. Members read article here . . .
Consistency: The Major Key to Your Success by Michael Angier
Got goals? Discover the key to creating ongoing success that outlasts your initial burst of energy. Anyone can succeed for a day. Can you maintain it for a lifetime?
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The Amazing Power of Belief by Dr Jill Ammon-Wexler
Science backs up the principle that your thoughts create your reality. You'll be inspired to try this life-altering strategy when you read the fascinating case studies.
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Build On Your Strengths: Improve the Things You're Already Good at Doing, by Michael Angier We're all into self-improvement, but have you ever considered focusing on what you're already good at? This is a strategy that winners use. What are your strengths?
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Six Ways to Increase Sales By Helping People Buy by Charlie Cook
Build relationships with your prospects so they'll become customers in the long term. But what about the short term? Need sales this week?
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Were You Sincere in the First Place? by Ken Darby
Explore the principle of integrity and discover how to have more of it.
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A Confused Mind Takes No Action by Michael Angier
How will people find their way if the path is unclear? Be clear, remove confusion and get the results you want.
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August 2004
The Power of "Acting As If"
Discover, once and for all, the simplest, most powerful transformational strategy. Act on it today and watch your life change.
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How Virtual Assistants Can Help the Overwhelmed Entrepreneur
Entrepreneurs are always on the lookout for new ways to achieve their business goals while keeping costs down.
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Clarity Leads to Power
What do you need more than anything else to help you truly succeed? We have the answer.
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How to Get the Right Clients and Avoid the Wrong Ones By Charlie Cook
Imagine that every lead you pursued turned into a client, one who you could be honest and direct with, a client who you looked forward to working with.
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Universal Success Secrets By Greg Reid
Certain common laws are shared by the truly successful. Learn 21 potent strategies you can follow to become one of them.
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Making Yourself Dispensable by Michael Angier
Common wisdom tells us to be indispensable in business. Prepare to look at things in a new light . . .
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How to Recognize and Benefit from the Cycles of Life and Business
There are many different methods of creating success and happiness. But really, there are only two basic modes: Reactive and Proactive. Whichever mode you choose, you'll inevitably face problems along the way. If you're proactive, you'll take a moment from your day to read Randy Gilbert's article and discover the secret to solving problems.
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Light Your Creative Spark
We've all experienced it: the glorious ah ha! moment when the metaphorical light bulb is switched on in our brains as a solution appears seemingly from out of the blue. We all love when it happens and wish it could happen more often. There's hard science behind the ah ha! moment and Dr. Jill Ammon-Wexler shows us how to use it to our advantage.
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The Rule of Three
Want more focus, easier decisions, greater effectiveness and more skills? Think in 3's. What's the Rule of Three and how can you use it to increase the quality of your life? Michael Angier explains what it is, why it works and how to use it.
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Working at Home? 10 Ways to Be More Productive
Working from home sounds like an ideal gig, and it often is. But beware the pitfalls of household chores, friendly phone calls and—gasp!—daytime television. Easier said than done, working from home takes a certain set of skills, a special kind of temperament, discipline and a healthy dose of Alexandria Brown's advice. Read article here . . .

What One Thing
Imagine having access to a business coach who'll help you focus your time and energy, eliminate busy-work and build a business that really rocks. Paul Lemberg is that coach. Discover the simple concept that can turn your business around. Paul says, "If you can wrap your mind around this one simple idea, figuring out what to do next becomes pretty easy. And because you're focusing your energies on few things instead of many, things get done".

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Complain, Complain
Do you know that there's such a thing as a Customer Satisfaction Index? Do you care? You probably should if you're a customer, and definitely should if you HAVE any customers. If you don't know what it means to delight your customers even when (especially when) they complain, you need to pay attention to an expert in Customer care. JoAnna Brandi, Customer care coach and author can make a difference to your customers' experience and therefore to your bottom line.
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July 2004

What Does He/She Really Want?
A cornerstone of relationships is communication. This is especially true in our intimate, romantic partnerships. If you’re in a committed relationship, you already know how key good communication really is. But how do you achieve it? Michael Angier shares his experience with a communication exercise that strengthened the already-strong connection between him and his wife.
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Can Anyone Overcome the Fear of Not Having Enough?
Got problems? Can't seem to shake that sense of fear, of uncertainty, that nagging worry? Paul Bauer rides to your rescue with an explanation for the rut you're in and a solution for breaking free once and for all.
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The Myths of Career Transition
In today's economy, it's very likely that you'll switch careers more than once. However, will you do it with ease and success? Career coach Jeffrey Levine debunks 3 popular myths about what it takes to successfully transition into a fresh new career. He ought to know; he achieved it and never looked back.
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Productivity Using a PIM
Michael Angier recently helped someone double their productivity using MS Outlook™. Do you maximize the program to help you operate at your personal and professional best? Michael makes a strong case for better utilizing this powerful Personal Information Manager.
Building a Stellar Business One Employee At a Time
Got employees? If so, you likely have some untapped potential that, if harnessed, would generate more productivity, more effectiveness and more revenue than you think. Imagine your employees striving to help you achieve your goals, not because it's just a job to them, but because their contribution is part of their value system. Do you have a clear sense of your employees' values? If you can't answer that question, or think it's unimportant, think again. Your success is magnified by a team that works in alignment with its values. Learn more from executive coach John Beaton.
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Do You Treat the Dishes Better Than Your Cash Flow?
Whether you run a business or a household, having a handle on finances is a task that is among the most important you'll do. Finances are often the difference between sinking or swimming. Take some expert advice from CPA and author Philip Campbell and learn a simple strategy that will save you from sinking. Learn exactly how to care for a very precious asset that must be treated with the attention it deserves.
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Turn Yourself Into a Center of Influence in 30 Days
Often, it's not what you do, it's who you know. Of course it's important to do what you do well, but who you know can be the difference between lukewarm mediocrity and red-hot success. You want to enjoy red-hot success, right? Check out marketing coach Sterling Valentine's plan for networking. Fun, original and effective, it's a fresh new spin on a good old idea.
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Build Your Own Board of Experts
The most successful individuals on the planet all have something in common: mentorship. Too many entrepreneurs play the game in isolation. Unfortunately, it usually results in a lonely experience with few wins. To really play well, we all need support, advice and a source of collective expertise. Business Coach Pat Wiklund reveals an idea to form your own advisory board. Learn how simple it is to play a new game with a new team.
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Do You Have Visionary Powers?
What's the difference between the truly successful and the merely struggling? Don't successful people have to deal with doubts and fears? Of course they do. We all do. But your doubts don't have to stop you from living your dream come true. You, too, can learn a simple process that will allow your dream to override your doubts. Dr. Jill Ammon-Wexler reveals the process and the science that backs it up. Learn how to get started today.
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Money Management for the New Millennium
In this day and age, you almost certainly know more about money management than your grandparents did. You have to. The choices you're overloaded with regarding your finances simply didn't exist 25 years ago. With all these choices, Judy Lawrence asks, "Why is it so hard to manage money?" Luckily, she also lets us in on the answers. Find out what makes it so hard and discover 4 strategies to make it easier.
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What Do You Mean, "I'm Angry"?
Anger is a difficult emotion to manage, especially when we don't even acknowledge that we feel that way. There's a significant cost to allowing anger to go unmanaged in the workplace and at home. Facilitator Rhoberta Shaler, Ph.D., helps increase our self-awareness and offers us simple steps to effectively manage anger. All it takes is learning a few new skills.
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The Reason Nothing Happens is Because Nothing is Happening!
Sometimes, life becomes stagnant. Is this true for you? Coach Edward B. Toupin shows us several reasons why this happens, but he doesn't stop there. He also reveals what to do about it. Hope for the best, but in the meantime, don't just wait around for something to happen. Learn what to do to revitalize your life.
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What Do You Expect?
"Are you setting the expectations for yourself, your people and your organization high enough?", is the question posed by personal leadership coach Michael Hudson, Ph.D. When our expectations aren't high enough, or when they aren't communicated, standards sink to the lowest common denominator. Learn how to avoid this trap by figuring out exactly what your expectations are and how to effectively communicate them to your team.
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June 2004
Double Your Brain Power
Dr. Jill on Brain Power: "It was once estimated that we use about 10% of our mental potential. Today, neuroscience has dropped that estimate to less than 1%". Dr. Jill on her solution for increasing your Brain Power: "On first reading, the following solution may seem too simple to be effective. Just give it a try, and you will be amazed at the expanded depth of your mental capacity".
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5 Key Ways to Attract Abundance and Prosperity
If you have any interest in self-development and creating success, you're probably familiar with the terms "abundance" and "prosperity". These two important concepts mean different results for different people. But no matter how you define them, you need to understand some solid principles in order to achieve abundance and prosperity in your life. Life and business coach Julie Plenty reveals five key ways to do so.
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Don't Read This Article!
With his usual wit and clarity, the one and only Dr. Joe Vitale blows the cobwebs from an outdated theory that affects us all. Discover a fresh perspective on the subject of communication and stay current on what language to use (or not) if you want to persuade others.
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What is the Most Effective Way to Advertise?
If you're an entrepreneur, you already know that advertising your wares is vital to your success. Sounds simple, doesn't it? But if you (like most entrepreneurs) have one or two marketing campaigns under your belt, you also know that it's not as easy as it seems. Get help from marketing guru Charlie Cook. With 3 clear questions, you'll find that your next marketing campaign will earn you more.
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The Source of Your "Mystery Moods"
Do you often find yourself in a bad mood? Do you fall into a negative funk and struggle to snap out of it? There is solid science behind this. Dr. Jill Ammon-Wexler shows us the connection between emotions, goals and self-esteem. Discover why prolonged negative moods are harmful and how to turn it around.
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Tips for Getting Out of Debt Now
We all know the principle: Debt Is Bad. Nobody likes being in debt, but we seem to love getting ourselves into it. If you only read one article about getting yourself out of debt, let this be it. In crystal-clear language, with easy-to-apply strategies, budget coach Judy Lawrence reveals 18 steps to really, truly, once-and-for-all making it happen.
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Hypnotized by the Crowd . . .  lost in the forest of beliefs!
Do you have a clear vision of your own success? Are you moving toward it? All too often, we stop moving forward because of old, out-dated beliefs. How can you find new answers to your questions and drop your limiting beliefs? Edward B. Toupin, author and coach, shows us how to "Move forward toward an ever successful vision and leave the old voices, based on past circumstances, behind."
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Why USPs Don't Work
Creating a Unique Selling Proposition for your business is vital for your success. Or is it? Author Debbie Jenkins explores the truth behind the marketing rhetoric and reveals why a USP makes little difference to your bottom line. Find out what really works and stop banging your head against the wall.
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10 Mistakes that Reduce Profitability
Get free coaching for your business with an experienced marketing coach. Dr. Rachna D. Jain lays it all out in a simple and straightforward way: 10 marketing mistakes and 10 powerful solutions. From planning and support to technology and service, this article helps you get clear on strategies to increase what you earn.
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Winning the Fight Between You and the Clock
At work, is much of your time spent putting out fires? Are you so busy with emails, phone calls, meetings and urgent requests for your time that you're not nearly as productive as you'd like to be? Too much to do and too little time is an all too-common problem in today's workplace. Learn how to cope and increase your productivity at the same time. Author Jeffrey Mayer offers us one simple shift and three easy strategies to help us escape the hamster wheel.
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 May 2004
Our Old Best Dreams (Inspiration Page)
Perhaps the best thing you can do for yourself right this minute is to take one brief moment out of your busy day to stop, breathe and remember your old best dreams. Award-winning writer and producer Mary L. Collins reminds us that whatever we dream, we can achieve. Be inspired.

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Moving Beyond Marketing Rituals to Increase Profits
Do you have a clear plan for marketing your business? Is your marketing plan attracting all the customers you want? Do you need to learn a better way to market your business, so you can be more successful? There is a better way and Marketing Coach Charlie Cook is here to show us how.
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Ten Tips for Creating Positive Momentum
Close your eyes and picture what you want. Can you see it? Are you moving toward what you want, or are you moving in the opposite direction? Maybe you're not moving at all. When you create positive momentum—in the direction of what you want—you will achieve your goal. Master Certified Coach, speaker and author Rich Fettke offers 10 strategies for getting there.
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ANTs—Automatic Negative Thoughts
What are ANTs, how do they affect our success and how do we deal with them? Don't think you've got ANTs? Think again. You really are what you think. Dr. Jill Ammon-Wexler helps us turn around those negative thoughts and become a newer, better version of ourselves.
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Knowledge is Power
"Standing on the shoulders of giants" is an old saying to describe the power of using the achievements and methods of great people in order to succeed. John J. Taylor tells us how we can stand on the shoulders of great scientists like Edison, Einstein and Galileo to help us succeed in our own endeavors. Discover how a powerful scientific method can make all the difference.
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Buyer Beware: Choose a Business Coach Carefully to Get the Results You Want
As an industry, coaching is booming. But what does that mean to you? How can working with a coach enhance your life? Certified professional coach Jim Jenkins details the finer points of coaching: what it is, how it works, what to look for and how to find a coach who will get you the results you want.
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18 Ways to Attract Higher Paying Clients
You can spend a lot of time and energy working with clients who pay you peanuts, or you can find clients who reward you richly for what you provide them. There are barriers that interfere with your ability to attract higher-paying clients. Life and business coach Catherine Franz reveals 18 solutions for overcoming those barriers. Learn what it takes to play a richer game.
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10 Tips to Cope with Negative Emotions at Work
One way or another, we all have to deal with negative emotions at work. Not every day is smooth sailing! Instead of jeopardizing relationships with colleagues, staff, management or customers, learn how to effectively manage these emotions. Dr. Rachna D. Jain offers 10 tips that can make the difference between a bad day at the office and a great one.
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A Fast Way to Find Clients or Fill a Practice
Self-employed and seeking clients? Got a practice to fill? Relax, there's a simple and proven method for filling your practice. Author and dream-grower Suzanne Falter-Barns reveals the method and backs it up with 7 tactics to make it work for you.
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Card Shark: 7 Card Tricks That Improve Your Personal Networking Power
Of all the marketing tools available to you, what is one of the most powerful? Believe it or not, it's a tool you already have! In fact, you're probably overlooking this tool and taking it for granted. It performs many promotional jobs and is very affordable. Curious? Marketing guru Debbie Jenkins unveils this unsung marketing tool and offers 7 ways to use it.
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Uncover Your Hidden Markets
Every entrepreneur on the planet wants to find new customers and increase sales. But not every entrepreneur has help from business-building veteran Bob Leduc. Learn where to look for new customers and exactly how to sell to them in two simple, low-cost steps.
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 April 2004

Your Old Ideas Are Your Biggest Liability
In today's fast-paced world, circumstances change at a dizzying rate. What happens when your thinking patterns don't catch up? Frustration. Chaos. Defeat. Career Coach Deborah Brown-Volkman shares 7 simple steps to expand your possibilities with fresh ideas.
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Keeping Passwords Secure
By now, if you're a frequent visitor to Cyberspace, you have a list of passwords. More and more sites require that we log in. That means more and more and MORE passwords. The bad news is that passwords are not foolproof. The good news is that Sharon Housley offers 13 rules for keeping your information and passwords secure.
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Unintentional Affirmations
Often, life's little wake-up calls happen when you least expect it. Michael Angier got one during lunch in Paris. Find out how Michael's eyes were opened about sleep!
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Single Daily Action
Want to learn about the most profoundly powerful business-building tool in all of work and life itself? The one process that will take you further in anything you want to do, that has created more fame, fortune and success for more people than any other? John Milton Fogg has the answer.
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Building Web Pages that Move People to Buy
Having a web site is one thing. Making it work is another. Marketing expert Charlie Cook shows us how to create pages that sell.
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Lessons in Leadership: What NOT to do—from a Canoe!
Life is always giving us lessons--and usually from the most unexpected experiences. Eileen McDargh learns a lot about leadership and shares her experience.
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Create A Blueprint For Your Success
Whether you're building a thriving life or a profitable business (or both!), you don't want to build on quicksand. Author and speaker Joanne Victoria reveals the four cornerstones of success. When you start with a solid foundation, you can trust that you're building on solid ground.
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Should You Use a Toll-Free Number?
Toll-free phone numbers can be a boon for business or they can be a waste of time and money. Before you invest in a toll-free number for your business, explore the pros and cons with Internet publisher Bob Osgoodby and discover if an 800 number has a place in your business plan.
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Tackle the Chore of Spring Cleaning
Looking for ways to have more time, inspiration, peace of mind and sanity in our chaotic and busy world? Look no further than your own home. Spring cleaning offers us all these things and more. Don't put it off any longer! Gregory Thomas walks us through a stress-free plan for completing--and enjoying the benefits of--this seasonal chore.
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Begin With the End in Mind
Is there untapped potential hiding in your business? Business strategist Mark Munday thinks so. You need to clearly understand current issues in your business before you start creating a strategy to deal with them. Discover practical steps to ensure this happens.
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Might as Well Dance [Inspiration Page]
If you're enduring your life and not savoring it, it's time to get inspired again. In this case, inspiration comes from a unique source. Quit waiting for "one of these days" to live your life to the fullest.
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Leadership of the Future
Leadership in the 21st century encompasses a whole new set of principles and strategies. If you are, or want to be in a position to lead today, don't rely on outdated leadership concepts. Gene Swindell, leader, speaker and author, reveals the keys, principles and solutions for leaders in the modern world.
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Your Key People
Key relationships have the power to move your business--and your life--forward. If you're like most of us, your intentions to nurture these relationships are often overwhelmed by the details of your daily tasks. Michael Angier shares a simple strategy that gives us the focus and motivation to easily build and maintain the relationships that help us succeed.
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Get Their Interest—But You Don't Have to Fool Them!
As you develop marketing campaigns for your business, remember that there's an important difference between capturing your prospects' attention versus fooling them with smoke and mirrors. Author Ken Darby shows how humor can be a great marketing tool but only when the joke is not on your customer.
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I Can't Wait to Go to the Dentist!
Successful entrepreneur Heidi Perry reveals how you, too, can succeed at your endeavors. All you need is a book, a pen, your TV remote and a dentist appointment. On the road to success, some things are never complete.
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Universal Delegation—Solving Problems in Your Sleep
Michael Angier enjoys success on many levels. But he admits that there's one tool in his toolbox that he doesn't use as much as he could. Discover the tool that has been called a "secret" to success. Best of all, every one has access to it.
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Losing Sight of Your Goals: Determining Your Vision from Your Actions
It happens to all of us: we lose sight of the goal because we're too caught up in the details. In the fury of trying to accomplish our goals, we tend to lose sight of our vision. Life-Strategy Coach Edward Toupin shows us how to step back for a moment and figure out where our activities are leading us.
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 March 2004
Should You Quit Your Job for Your Dream?
When it comes to your job, are you feeling trapped or are you poised to take the leap to freedom? Do you have a dream that's being slowly strangled by the pressures of your day job? Suzanne Falter Barns to the rescue! The popular motivational speaker and author of "How Much Joy Can You Stand?" and "Living Your Joy" shares a quick and simple questionnaire that shows you just how stuck (or not) you really are--and what to do about it.
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Money Talks: How to Use Public Speaking To Attract Clients
Interested in ending the uncertainty of knowing where your next client will come from? If you're an entrepreneur and have a pulse, we're guessing you're interested. Author and small-business coach Steven Van Yoder lays out the simplest and strongest concept: speaking is selling. Learn the strategies to land all the business you can handle.
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How to Grab Attention with Your Headlines
If you write any marketing copy from press releases to ads to newsletters, you know you have just a few precious seconds to grab your prospect's much-divided attention. Marketing Coach Charlie Cook reveals what works and what doesn't in writing compelling headlines.
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Your Win List
If you set clear goals and take action steps toward them, you're well on your way to achieving success. But how do you know how much--if any--progress you're making? Creating a Win List is a quick and simple strategy that helps you focus less on what you haven't achieved and more on what you have. It's an important tool for your success toolbox and Michael Angier explains how to use it.
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Tax-Filing 101: It's Never Too Early to Procrastinate
Need to postpone filing your (US) income tax returns? Want to avoid the penalties of filing late? Tax Reduction Expert Wayne M. Davies shows us the way to get a 'no-questions-asked' extension from the IRS. Whether your biz is big or small, you can benefit from Wayne’s tips and links.
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Why Cutting Prices Is Like Cutting Your Own Throat!
When it's hard to make sales, an easy answer is to cut prices. An easy answer—but a deadly one. Learn the dangers of price-cutting from top business coach Paul Lemberg, who also reveals two solid strategies to avoid it. No-cost downloadable report included with this article.
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Making Communication Effective: Four Language Filters
One of the foremost tools of success is language. That’s right; our language can make or break our success. Get better results by understanding the four filters that can enhance our communication’s effectiveness. Success coach Steve Brunkhorst describes how to add powerfully to the content of our messages.
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How Joint Ventures Can Catapult You to Success
All business owners enjoy a win-win situation. But what about a Triple Win? Discover a strategy for creating opportunities for your business. The potential for pröfit is limited only by your imagination. Michael Angier de-mystifies the concept of Joint Venturing.
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8 Common Marketing Mistakes to Avoid
Advertising can help grow your business or it can lead you into bankruptcy. Marketing Coach and mentor Charlie Cook reveals how to maximize your advertising efforts. Avoid these eight common mistakes to make more than you spend on advertising.
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Are You Using These 3 Ways To Mismanage Conflict?
There are three prevailing ways to turn any communication into confrontation. Knowing what’s ineffective and what’s NOT working is a good starting point toward building skills and strategies that work. Conflict management expert, Dr. Roberta Shaler, helps light the way from conflict to clear communication.
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Multiple Skills for the 21st Century
Business philosopher Jim Rohn shortlists the skills that are mandatory for surviving and thriving in the 21st century. Give yourself some on-the-job training with these 6 simple strategies that every business person needs today.
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How to Help Your Company Become a World Class Company
Whether you own or work for a company, you want to feel good about what you do. Even if you’re not a leader, you can be the catalyst for positive change in the company you work for. It's not only business leaders and owners who create world class companies; it’s every member of the team. Michael Angier explains how to challenge the status quo without risking too much and why it’s better to stand up and speak your truth than remain silent and settle for average.
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Build Prosperity Mind Power
If you want to create a new and improved lifestyle for yourself, take a moment to read Dr. Jill Ammon-Wexler’s article. Discover how you really ARE in charge of creating your own life and what you can do about it.
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Don’t Wait for Tax Time to Look at the Bottom Line
Attention entrepreneurs! There is only one way to avoid the mad scramble at tax season AND to be successful in your business all year-round. Get simple, straightforward advice on how to increase your business bottom line from Master Certified Coach and author C. J. Hayden.
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7 Things You Must Do If You Want To Increase Your Traffic
If you have a web site, you're one in a crowd of over 4 billion—that’s how many other sites are competing in cyberspace for the all-important web traffic. Don’t expect visitors to just stumble across your website. You need to drive traffic to your site and you need to do it with a minimum of time, money and frustration. Learn the insider tricks from Internet Marketing speaker and author Jo Han Mok.
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Your Win List
If you set clear goals and take action steps toward them, you're well on your way to achieving success. But how do you know how much--if any--progress you're making? Creating a Win List is a quick and simple strategy that helps you focus less on what you haven't achieved and more on what you have. It's an important tool for your success toolbox and Michael Angier explains how to use it.
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 February 2004
Levels: The Unspoken Secret to Achieving Big Goals
To achieve your dreams in business, you may need to step up a level. If you’re not getting the results you want, take a look at the level you’re playing at. Raise the level of your playing field as well as the people you’re playing with, and you’ll start getting those higher results. Best-selling author, Dr. Joe Vitale, reveals the concept of levels in achieving what you’ve never achieved before. 

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Why 'Filters' Make This the Best Time EVER to Start an eZine
Do you publish an eZine? Then you’re swimming up a river of spam with great risk of getting trapped in the ubiquitous spam filters. Filters, while protecting us from a deluge of spam, has become a major problem for legitimate eZine publishers. But every problem is also an opportunity, and Internet marketing expert Michael Green shows us how to stay out of the junk pile.

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I Got Fired Yesterday
Are you ready to maximize your time, reduce your stress and expand the impact of your efforts? Move beyond your to-do list, and start achieving more results with less effort. Coach, speaker and author, Dr. Michael Hudson offers a fresh new perspective on how to lead your business to greater success.
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Is Your Company the Real McCoy?
If your business is missing a clear sense of authenticity, you’re wasting time, energy and resources. To do business with today’s consumer, you need to connect with them in a genuine way. Being authentic will differentiate you from the crowds competing for your prospect's hard-earned dollar. Michael Angier encourages business owners to get real and get results.
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Spread the Love
How can the spirit of Valentine's Day help your business grow? Infuse your business with some Valentine's seeds and watch customer loyalty bloom. JoAnna Brandi, The Customer Care Coach, believes that creating a plan to take exceptional care of your customers is a vital step to your business' success. Generate repeat business and precious word-of-mouth advertising with some unique ideas based on spreading the love! See information on JoAnna's unique Customer Care eCourse at
http://SuccessNet.org/go/care.htm
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"Leaving the Tribe" to Find Your Own Unique Path in Life
Do you ever forget your true purpose in life? How often do you lose sight of your own unique path? Paul Bauer, author and Founder of Dreams Alive International, reminds us of the importance of choosing one's own vision for an ideal life and staying with it despite pressures to give it up in favor of staying part of "the pack". Being—and staying—unique isn't easy. Learn a simple "Passion Plan" to help you build your own path to where you want to be in life.
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Top 10 Stumbling Blocks that Limit Business Growth
Discover the common mistakes made by entrepreneurs—so you can avoid them! Dr. Phil Humbert shares his 25 years of experience in business by listing the pitfalls faced by all business owners, which limit the opportunities to succeed. Don't be part of the majority of entrepreneurs whose business ideas fail within the first 2 years. Knowledge is power and knowing these common mistakes will give you the edge you need to succeed.
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Let Your Purpose Determine Your Daily Behavior
Do you get so caught up in the details of daily tasks that you lose sight of the bigger picture? You can learn how to make better choices and keep focused as you become more conscious about your daily tasks. Business Coach Pat Wiklund helps you discover tips and techniques for linking what you do each day to your greater purpose.
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What's Steering Your Ship?
What kind of shape is YOUR rudder in? Michael draws a correlation between the rudder from his yacht and the values that direct our lives.
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Top Ten Ways to Be Romantic
Whether you're content in Coupledom or satisfied in Singlehood, you can share the love this Valentine's Day. Relationship Coach Rinatta Paries reveals 10 secrets to being true to love and moving beyond the Hallmark sentiments of a holiday that's a little worn around the edges.

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Are You Leaving Effective Voice Mail?
Leaving a voice mail message for a business contact or a prospect can be a daunting experience. You invest your time and energy into making that call and if your message is average, you'll get deleted. Stand out from a virtual crowd of other callers with a clear and compelling message. Expert facilitator, Dr. Rhoberta Shaler, shows you how to make a positive impression, build credibility and get the result you want from your voice mail messages. 
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It's About Accountability: You Don't Need to Go it Alone
Are you a team of one? Do you feel all alone on the quest to reach your objectives? Michael Angier knows the value of having the proper support. And a Master Mind is key to your success.
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Protect Yourself from Litigation
The more you accumulate wealth, the more of a target you become for litigation. Jim Williams offers some very practical advice on how we can protect ourselves from a Devastating Lawsuit.
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Top Ten Ways to Live Authentically
Living an authentic life is the pinnacle of success. Doctor Ann Ronan teaches us exactly what this is and how to live just such a life.
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When Does 'Informal' Become 'Intolerable' in Writing for the Net
Skip the formal, be conversational, but be credible are the watchwords George McKenzie used in his 31-year career in broadcasting. Members Read More . . .
 January 2004
The Principle of Vacuum
Michael Angier explains how we need to create a vacuum to make room for what we truly want in our lives.
Is it Love . . . or Fear?
We're motivated by love or fear. Steve Shaw provides some insights into why we can never achieve real success when we're making decisions out of fear.
Just When You Think You're Somebody
Ken Darby reminds us to remain humble if we're to earn—and keep —the respect and admiration of others. One wrong move can cause you to lose it all.
How to Make Sure Your Readers Read What You Write
Whether writing is a large part of what we do or a small part, we all have to write. Lindsey du Plessis shows us how our time invested in writing can get what we write read.
The Secret of Doing Without Doing
Dr. Robert Anthony believes our power of thought is underestimated in getting things done.
The Brand Called You
Steven Van Yoder shares his strategies on how to create your own brand.
Ten Ways to Kick the Procrastination Habit
Don't put this one off! Julie Plenty tells us how to get things done.
15 Commandments of Creating a Wealth-Pulling Niche
Roy Primm (The Niche Man) provides some profitable ideas on how we can create or improve our niche.
“TIISG” The Secret of Napoleon Hill, PT Barnum and Me
Joe (Mr. Fire) Vitale offers his insights on turning difficult situations into something positive.

Bits and Pieces
Dawn shares her popular collection of hot sites, resources, cools tuff and more—all guaranteed to inspire, inform and entertain you.

Inspiration Page: The List
One for the family and office bulletin board.

Make a R-E-A-L Holiday Season
It's not too late to re-evaluate what happened last year and make plans for the new year.

 A Different Approach to Goal Setting
Knowing exactly what we want can make the achievement of our goals MUCH easier. Get clear, get busy and get what you want.

  Twice as Much: Introducing Sterling Valentine
Get to know this young man and learn how you can make your marketing easily twice as effective.
 

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