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Why It’s OK To Turn Away Business

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I am the latest guest on the Fail To Learn podcast. Be sure to consider subscribing and leaving a review for this outstanding show. Visit Fail To Learn’s show page for tons of extras, and a free worksheet based on…

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How To Take A Vacation: A step-by-step guide for the self-employed

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It’s late on Friday afternoon. Most people have started their trek home or to the start of the weekend, but not me. I just fired up my business email account after not checking it for 5 days. Not even a…

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3 Old-Fashioned Business Practices I Still Use (and you should, too)

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I have observed that there are 3 old-fashioned business practices that need to be revived. These 3 practices seem to have died of neglect, and not of malicious intent, so I can’t blame a singular person or event for their demise….

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From Subs to Supps: Rise of the YouTube Sport Supplement Brands

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I am a former obese man. Having struggled with nutrition and being overweight as a young man, I found myself  looking down at a scale in 2002 that was climbing past 325 lbs. I couldn’t look at what that final…

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What I Learned From A WordPress Security Nightmare

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It seems we can’t go a full week without reading a headline about a website security breach. Usually the story is about a big corporation because in headline news, the old adage “if it bleeds, it leads” is still applicable…

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What Is A Mobile-Friendly Website, And Why Does It Matter?

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Google sees that we search for content on mobile devices with increasing frequency, and they are making big changes to adapt to our changing search habits. As of April 21, 2015, Google will rank mobile-friendly website higher than those that are…

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In Defense Of Using A WordPress Theme

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Those of us who create websites for a living have a lot of foundational agreement on how great WordPress is as a platform. Yet there is topic area that I cannot agree on with my peers: The idea that pros don’t use themes for WordPress;…

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“Entrepreneur Mind Hacks” Interview

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Per my last post about being a contributor to Carey Green’s 2-book series, “Entrepreneur Mind Hacks,” I chatted with him about my contribution to the books on the topic of Staying Productive. Watch below, and remember, if you want to pick up…