Don’t Take a Chance on Luck

Luck seems to have a peculiar attachment to work. I'm sure that you have heard the Dave Thomas quote: "It seems the harder I work, the luckier I get." I would tend to agree with that statement, but I think there are a few other conditions that affect your "luck" --...

Business in Booms and Busts

A Question for Michael Masterson: "Are you approaching business any differently in today's economic climate? Baby boomers never experienced a severe depression or hyperinflation --therefore, I think their worldview of business is skewed." D.M. Plano, TX Michael's...

Springing Yourself From the Trap of Financial Dependence

Are you a doctor, lawyer, or other professional? How about a salaried employee? If so, you're in a trap. And you'll never get out unless you listen to me today. In my book Automatic Wealth, I talked about this "trap." Here's what I said... "At the end of the day, you...

What You Know Can Make You Richer

I am constantly besieged by nice, well-meaning folk who desperately desire to be writers, consultants, coaches, speakers, and information marketers. Many of these people actually have a talent for writing, consulting, coaching, speaking, and authoring information...

How to Get Paid for Interviewing Executives and Celebrities

Did you know that you can get paid for asking questions? It's true! And in the process, you'll meet interesting people, make powerful contacts in various industries, and, most important, be doing "work" that is fun and easy. In fact, I made more than $10,000 in my...

Do You Have What It Takes to Succeed at Internet Marketing?

When you hear about all the folks who are making thousands of dollars a week in passive income by selling information products on the Internet... and "working" only a few hours a day... ... it's tempting to want to jump on the bandwagon. But before you take the leap,...

The Power of Trust

My friend "Roy" is a talented businessman and -- in most respects -- a natural-born entrepreneur. He's made several fortunes in his life, but he's lost them too. As I write this, he is starting over again -- for the fourth time. "My life has been a roller coaster," he...

Stealing the Thunder

I've been working with our copywriters on a daily basis for about six months now. I have noticed that many of them make a lot of the same mistakes. Today, I will focus on one of them. I call it "Stealing the Thunder." Here's an example. The following is a lift note...

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