Category: BUSINESS

Templates Create Efficiency in Your Journal’s To-Do List

If your journal also houses your to-do list, then efficiency in creating those lists is necessary to get the job done. One of the biggest culprits of to-do list failure, of not achieving the goal, is the tedium of having to write and rewrite your list…

David Bowie on an Artist’s Popularity

There is an illustrated interview series on Youtube called Blank on Blank. One of the interviews I’ve recently run across is of rock star David Bowie on the subject of popularity and your own artistry.  What he says might apply to writers/bloggers, as well. “An audience…

Not a Morning Person? This might help.

When you are told during childhood that you are a night owl, not a morning person – that you are more energized at night then during the day- for the longest time you stick to that identity like a gnat on an overripe peach. It also…

A Custom-Tailored Life Restructures the Family Tree?

One December, I spent Christmas with family. I thought nothing of business and I stopping journal writing long enough to be in the moment, for once. I’m glad that I was, because I was attuned to an undergrad relative who clearly wanted to ask career questions.…

On Making Progress

The goal here is usually to write three times per week – Monday, Wednesday, Friday – for about a year, then scale back to once per week. I missed Wednesday due to pure fear. I have ideas, lists of things to talk about,  an editorial calendar,…

1 Business Tip to Stand Out from the Crowd

Remain distinct from your competitors by creating the shortest distance possible between the client’s problem and the solution you offer. This is how your company remains remarkable even with stiff competition. The greater number of steps between the customer or client and her end goal, the…

Dignity. Always, Dignity.

When dealing with anyone in any situation, look for the dignity of each person concerned. Preserve everyone’s dignity even if the other person does not seem interested in the same goal. Yes, there might be an irate customer or a disgruntled employee and they are irritating…

Teach Someone What You Know

Once you’ve succeeded at something, no matter how small, be sure to teach someone else what you know. What may seem like an insignificant accomplishment to you could make a huge difference in someone else’s life. Here’s an example.

How to Conquer Your Anxiety When Someone Un-Subscribes

When someone unsubscribes from your blog, stops following you on Twitter or un-“likes” your page on Facebook, what is your response? Some think nothing of it and move on with their lives. Some treat themselves to a reward to soothe the rejection. Some panic – as…

How to Plow Through Unpleasant Tasks

We’ve discussed how each lifestyle, even a dream life, will come with unpleasant parts to it  (that which we call “dirt sandwiches”). In Lessons from the Mouse, author and former Disney World employee Dennis Snow teaches us what we must do to eat the dirt sandwich with…

When Your Work Seems Useless

Zig Ziglar says that you can have anything you want if you just help enough other people get what they want. Bring value to the world, in other words. What if your work seems to be completely useless?

4 Books for Your Business

Do you need to read yet another business book? The stores and libraries are filled with them. You’ve read most of the popular ones and some of the obscure ones. At this point you’ve heard it all and now there is nothing more to do but…

10 Full-Time Bloggers You Should Know

Here, in alphabetical order by surname, are great bloggers whose expertise in their craft are useful to entrepreneurs, bloggers and other online creatives.  They each have garnered a full-time income from writing online. They are each generous to their readers. Read the squibs below about their…

6 Pinterest Tips to Boost Blog Traffic

You have a blog. Now you want to spread your reach and authority on a social media platform.  Pinterest.com might be useful to you.

Is Your Website or Blog Mobile-Friendly?

Google.com has become synonymous with searching online; it is even used as a verb. (“What’s the name of that guy in that film? Never mind. I’ll Google it.”) When this giant of information makes major changes in its search engine algorithms, people pay attention and adjust…

Why Your Blog Is Necessary

Your thoughtful opinions and observations are worthy of a hearing. Indeed, they are necessary. A blog is currently a great vehicle for those ideas. Let’s explore the reasons.

When to Stop Researching If You Are On a Deadline

One useful thing to learn in research is when to stop. In this era of unprecedented information access, where the acronym TMI (Too Much Information) is used to ask someone to stop sharing, it’s great to know when to push away the plate of info and…

How to Delegate Without Losing Control of Your Goals

An entrepreneur can be a great visionary who takes on far too many tasks to be effective. Today, we look at three steps to help you release your tasks to others while still remaining in control of your goals. Sometimes a dysfunctional team has disappointed an…