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You Are An Occasion… So Rise To It!

I watched Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium this last weekend.  It was a pretty decent movie (made better by watching it in Blu-Ray and surround sound).   It may not have the best story line, action sequences, or romance, but it is certainly worth a few bucks to rent the movie.  There was one line in the middle of the movie that was great.  Mr.  Magorium said to Mahoney, “You Are An…

Choosing a New Direction

For approximately 6-9 months I have been planning a new direction for the next few years of my life.  The primary purpose of this direction is to eventually sell off everything I have online, invest completely in real estate, and retire.  I had always hoped to retire by the age of 45.  I’m 42 now, so I think I’ll miss that by a bit.  I figured it is going to…

A New Generation – “Work From Home”

Found a great article that I had to pass along.  I included a snippet from the article and then a link to go and read the rest.  Very good stuff for you to reference. “For decades in American households the most dreaded morning sound was that of an alarm clock. Sometime between 6 and 7am a beep or radio music signaled that it was time to get up and head…

Success Magazine is Back

I don’t know if you’ve been around long enough to remember Success magazine.  I used to love to pick it up at Barnes and Noble.  Then it was gone.  After several years, Success Magazine is now back.  I checked the publishing address, and it is in the same building that publishes all of the Success From Home, Your Business at Home, etc. magazines.  Except – Success magazine is 100% generic and…

Customer Service – Two Issues

What do you think of customer service these days?  Well, there are a couple of issues that I feel are worth mentioning. Before I go into the issues, you need to understand a definition of customer service.  This is hard… “To Serve The Customer.” The First Issue – I’m not really talking about customer service at a place like Walmart… where there is virtually zero customer service.  In fact I would…

Affiliate Marketing vs. Network Marketing???

Affiliate Marketing and Network Marketing… is there a difference?  For some people, the difference is HUGE; for some people they think it’s the same thing.  Let me give you my perspective on this.  This is not comprehensive of course, but it will give you a bird’s-eye view of things. Similarities: You earn a commision from selling someone else’s product You market to build your business and your commission check Differences: Recruiting:…

Learning My Lesson and Eating Some Humble Pie

A lot has happened since February 11th.  It’s been quite a rollercoaster ride.  Here is an exert from an email I sent to one of our customers about some of the recent changes we had made to: “Let me begin by apologizing.  We have been in business for 5 years now, and one of the things we have tried to do better than any other company was to provide good…

Learning SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

Now, this may appear to be a contradiction to what I posted yesterday about joining all these other companies, like Ann Sieg or whomever.  BUT, this is not a contradiction.  It is about learning new skills to help you improve and grow your business. One of the people I trust in the world of search engine marketing is a guy named Brad Callen.  I’ve used many of his products over…