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The Fastest Way to Build a 7-figure Business

By Cranky Millionaire | 02/10/2016

Making a million dollars is not hard. I’ve done it over and over again. At the same time, most budding entrepreneurs I know (along with many “seasoned” veterans) are still concentrating their efforts–and an insane amount of time–on painfully slow business building methods. What you are doing now is likely…


Criticism Is the Price of Success – Prepare for It and Profit From It

By Mark Morgan Ford | 02/5/2016

One of the most surprising and disappointing things about reaching an important goal is that many people won’t share your happiness when they hear about it. Some will even criticize your achievement.


The Problem With Your Business Idea

By Craig Ballantyne | 02/1/2016

My business coaching client John thought he had found the woman of his dreams. No, I don’t mean his true love. I mean his business savior. “Craig,” he said, “I’ve met this marketing expert that says she’ll create a great sales presentation for me. She says this will make a lot more…


A Harsh Lesson About People from Russia

By Dan Kennedy | 01/29/2016

In the book Once Upon a Time in Russia: The Rise of the Oligarchs – A True Story of Ambition, Wealth, Betrayal and Murder… a book I highly recommend… on the first page, an old Russian proverb: A GOOD MAN, MAYBE. BUT IT’S BEST TO SHOOT HIM. Harsh. Harsh reality. Russians are very…


How to Convince Skeptical People

By Craig Ballantyne | 01/25/2016

If you can’t trust a pastor, who can you trust? That was my thought when I added a testimonial from Pastor Luciano Del Monte’s to the sales page for my new book. Whenever you are trying to persuade someone with a testimonial, I recommend including as much detail as possible,…


2016 Marketer of the Year

By Craig Ballantyne | 01/21/2016

T’is the season for handing out awards. While we don’t have a vote for the Oscars here at ETR it seems fitting to choose the Marketer of the Year. This year’s winner is not going to be a popular choice. But you have to put politics aside and look objectively at what…


The Power of Broke

By James Altucher | 01/20/2016

I was starving all the time. I lived in one room, had one futon and had a three-inch screen on the floor next to the futon. But the TV didn’t work because you needed cable and I couldn’t afford that. So I started a business. Many people think, “I have…


The Little Book that Made Me Millions

By Craig Ballantyne | 01/18/2016

The year was 2003. I was broke. During the day I was grinding away in my personal training business, and I spent my nights trying to grow my online business. My workday ran from 4:40 a.m. through to 9 p.m. My only breaks, if you could call them that, were…

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10-3-2-1-0 Formula to Get More Done

By Craig Ballantyne | 01/14/2016

When you follow this formula to get more done, you’ll stop letting big opportunities in your life slip away and live a healthy, productive life.


Push Fear Aside — And Just Start

By John Lee Dumas | 01/6/2016

After ironing my button down shirt, looping my tie just so, pouring a cup of coffee in my to-go mug, and grabbing my lunch, I took a quick look in the mirror as I walked out the front door. Sigh. I was on my way to work, which on this…


The Best of 2015: Mark Ford

By Early to Rise | 12/23/2015

From the editors: The end of the year is a time of reflection. To that end, ETR editors have picked the best of this past year’s essays from Craig Ballantyne, Mark Ford and Joanne Stern to share with you this week. Whether you’ve been with us all year, or are…


How to Achieve What You Want in Life

By Craig Ballantyne | 12/18/2015

When it comes to contemplating what you want to achieve in life, this quote, for the most part, is true. “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napolean Hill It’s worked for me countless times in my life, most notably the goal of having a business “just…