How to Be Indispensable

How to Be Indispensable

I was recently talking to a COO at a public company about our comparative experiences hiring people. Him, on a giant scale. Me, on a micro-scale. And, what became clear to both of us was... Scale aside... There is a single quality that is so rare, when you find...

The Biggest Lie: “It Takes Money to Make Money”

The Biggest Lie: “It Takes Money to Make Money”

"Congrats Steve, you just made $100,000 today," a lawyer said to me this week. I just bought a property, cheap. The lawyer thinks I could sell it for a six-figure profit right away. A friend of mine heard about this deal and said, "Well... it takes money to make...

Truth About Partnerships

Truth About Partnerships

Recently in our Virtual Mastermind group for online business owners we have witnessed a couple of great example of partnerships gone right. When you get two positive people teamed up with a commitment to add value to the world, then everyone wins. But... Partnerships...

This is Still Possible

This is Still Possible

The average Nicaraguan is born in a shack with a dirt floor and earns less than $60 per month. Enrique, my handyman/gardener in Nicaragua, does better than that. He makes about $150 per month in salary and another $50 or so in tips and side jobs. In the United States,...

Unexpected Side Effects of Making Money

Unexpected Side Effects of Making Money

My life changed when I decided, one day, that "make a lot of money" would be my number one goal. Focusing on that goal and making it a priority changed my income, from about $50,000 a year to seven-plus figures. It changed my business status from that of a nameless...

Three Quick Questions For You

Three Quick Questions For You

Everything you know about marketing a business is wrong. Forget everything you've heard about systematically marketing, strategically building a list, ruthlessly promoting yourself and writing out your marketing calendar 12 months in advanced. That stuff is anxiety...

Why Your First Time Matters So Much

Why Your First Time Matters So Much

Picture this. You're 10 years old again, standing on the top of hill that is covered in snow, that perfect packing, snowball-rolling type of snow. Your goal: To create the biggest, baddest snowball your neighborhood has ever seen. So you start. At first, it's small....

Your First Priority in Business

Your First Priority in Business

Back in the mid '80s I obtained a job working for a swimming pool builder near Daytona Beach, Florida. I was 20 years old, eager to work and wanted to learn as much as I could. The fact that I would be working outdoors in beautiful Central Florida around swimming...

How to Fix Your Economy

How to Fix Your Economy

This is the type of article that will either send you to the "Unsubscribe" button or will finally wake-and-shake you into action. The right action. I'm seeing a disturbing trend in stores, restaurants, among business owners, and even in our Virtual Mastermind forum....

Getting Momentum in Your Life

Getting Momentum in Your Life

I was personally offended. It felt like I had been punched in the gut and as though someone had dishonored my family name. That sounds harsh, so let me give you a little background... Matt Smith and I were sitting in the offices of the old Early to Rise in Delray...

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