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Missi Holt

8 Reasons Your Clients Aren’t Paying You

By Early to Rise | 11/1/2016

You did the work. Actually, you did the work extremely well. In fact, not only did you do the work extremely well, you completed the entire project under budget and ahead of schedule. So why isn’t your client paying? All invoicing businesses, from freelancers to major firms, experience delinquent payers.…

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How to Transform Your Copy in 3 Steps

By Brian McCarthy | 11/1/2016

Writing copy can make you feel — as Kurt Vonnegut once said, “like an armless, legless, man with a crayon in his mouth.” Even if you’re passionate about what you do, the keyboard has a magical ability to zap your mojo. The brilliant ideas rattling in your head morph into…

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The 5 Skills to Make You Rich

By Mark Ford | 10/26/2016

Longtime readers of mine know I’m always harping on developing skills that will bring their business more revenue. Recently, someone I respect and admire has been humming a similar tune. Doug Casey, founder of Casey Research, echoed my opinions in an essay titled “The single wisest thing you can do…

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Why Split Testing is Pure Profit Science

By Craig Ballantyne | 10/25/2016

The second Monday of October is Canadian Thanksgiving. Yes, we Canadians have our own Thanksgiving, six weeks earlier than America. It’s one of my favorite times of the year. The weather is often sunny, starting off with crisp, clear mornings followed by comfortable afternoons, and finishing with beautiful early evening…

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10-Step Action Plan

By Craig Ballantyne | 10/24/2016

I love telling this story about the power of the deadline. It takes place in Toronto back when I was living there in 2008, and years before I was able to take over Early To Rise. At the time I was focused on building my online fitness business, Turbulence Training.…

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How to Find a Career in Economics

By Early to Rise | 10/21/2016

Not everyone loves numbers and the study of economics, but for the many that do, the study of production and consumption could not be more invigorating. In fact, considering the fascinating insight economics can provide into the human psyche ― how economics works to disassemble and understand human behavior to…

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What Facebook Did Right With Employees

By Craig Ballantyne | 10/21/2016

On a cold winter’s day in February of 2004, in a Harvard dorm room, a 19-year old Mark Zuckerberg officially launched TheFacebook.com (Facebook’s original digital home). Membership was originally limited to Harvard College but soon spread to other Ivy League schools, and eventually to the world. Facebook grew rapidly, and…

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The Paradox of ‘The One Thing’

By Craig Ballantyne | 10/19/2016

Last week I received an interesting question… one that deserved a longer answer than I would give in a normal Q&A. Q: Craig, I just spent the last hour Googling you.. and I found all sorts of stuff. The thing that amazed me was that there wasn’t a single entry…

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A Surprising Thing I Learned About Setting Goals

By Mark Ford | 10/18/2016

Why is it, I kept asking myself, that nobody follows my advice on personal productivity? Every January, I write an essay bragging about all the things I got done the previous year, urging readers to use my personal productivity program. But it seems like I convince no one. We get…

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The Truth About People

By Craig Ballantyne | 10/17/2016

Recently an ETR University student reached out to me. He’s struggling in his relationships. Craig, he wrote to me in an email, “You said life is about the people you spend your time with and the experiences you have with them.” “But you also wrote, ‘The harsh reality is that…

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The Best Lesson from the Worst of Donald Trump

By Craig Ballantyne | 10/13/2016

First things first, let’s be clear. What Donald Trump said is repugnant and inexcusable. And yet the Trump apologists are out. His polling numbers have not fallen off a cliff, as one might expect. Instead, his followers have stuck loyally by side, as reported by The New York Times. But…

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Why Smart Investors Apply Next-Level Thinking

By Vern Gowdie | 10/12/2016

Being ignorant of your ignorance is fatal in the world of investing. You could be taking on far more risk than you know. Recently, I was asked at a social function about the volatility of the share market. My distilled response was “The market is reacting to deflation and there’s…

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