7 question check up for the health of your online business.

7 question check up for the health of your online business.

7 questions you need to ask yourself when performing a quick check up on the health of your online business. So, I’m sitting in my home office last night reviewing survey forms from one of our current marketing campaigns regarding online business startups. What caught my attention was a particular response from an individual who […]
Why investing in a mentor grows your business even if you already have a great track record

Why investing in a mentor grows your business even if you already have a great track record

How serious Are you about growing your business? Investing in a mentor grows your business even if you already have a great track record The saying “When one door closes another one opens” is an expression that holds a lot of truth for me.  When the day finally arrived and I ended my long career […]
5 important keys I discovered from Photography that unlock the mystery of creating a successful business. 

5 important keys I discovered from Photography that unlock the mystery of creating a successful business. 

One of the pleasures of operating a business like mine is the ability to schedule and control your own work hours, most of the time (we all know that sometimes fires happen).   So, this morning as I watched the sun rise over the horizon and sipped my second cup of coffee (sorry Doc, but I […]
The Life-Long Line to Retirement

The Life-Long Line to Retirement

Whether you know it or not, most of your life is spent waiting in line. Sometimes it’s obvious, sometimes it’s not. Sometimes you’re waiting in line at the DMV, other times you’re waiting in line at your job. In fact, from the day you stepped into a school you’ve been in line. You waited to […]
The 1% Secret

The 1% Secret

Have you seen those new Sprint commercials?  It is the perfect example of the 1% Secret.   The guy who used to star in the “Can you hear me now” Verizon commercials is talking to people about how a ton of people are changing over to Sprint because it’s cheaper than Verizon. Of course, there’s […]

Do you really want to spend the next 30 years working for someone else after you graduate?

During our most recent business trip, this time to Bali Indonesia, we had an opportunity to ask multimillionaires questions regarding business opportunities. I have young friends already accumulating college debt and worried about the lack of post graduation opportunity in the traditional employment market. http://it-begins-now.com/7FFF-order-pg Knowing their concerns I wanted to see what recommendations these young […]
Defeat Your Competition through Design and Definition, Part 1

Defeat Your Competition through Design and Definition, Part 1

Competing with companies is an inevitable challenge that all startups must contend with. But when those competitors are influential industry players, achieving a prominent place in the market can become a near-impossible task. However, in 2000, Eric Ryan and Adam Lowry entered the cleaning supplies industry and successfully took on multi-billion dollar corporations such as […]
The Right Time and the Right Place

The Right Time and the Right Place

Sometimes the unexpected happens, will you be ready? It’s funny, today was just one of those days when my work efforts just were not producing what I wanted. Frustrated, I took a break, grabbed my camera and sat at the water’s edge behind my house.   As I sat, the grass to my side kept […]
9 Ways to Shift your Mindset to Build and Scale Your Business

9 Ways to Shift your Mindset to Build and Scale Your Business

Training and networking with several very successful online marketers has really changed my strategy to build my online business. One of the biggest “take-aways” is learning to put pride away and accept that you will always face obstacles that slow or stop your business from growing.   The question becomes, do you want to lose productivity […]
6 Tips for Writing a Call to Action That Converts

6 Tips for Writing a Call to Action That Converts

Content is the foundation that you use for online marketing. While quality content is essential, a well-written blog post or email is less likely to convert if you have a poorly worded call to action. A call to action needs to grab the reader’s attention. It spurs them to take action. If you’ve noticed that […]
Improvise + Adapt + Overcome=Mindset (thank you US Marines) #2 [Let your WHY carry you past “failure” and into success]

Improvise + Adapt + Overcome = Mindset (thank you US Marines) #2 [Let your WHY carry you past “failure” and into success]

Let your WHY carry you past “failure” and into success I was over a friend’s house who recently returned after living a month in a foreign country while trying to decide if he wanted to move there during his retirement.   He asked if I would like to see some photos, and I’m thinking to myself “oh no!” As I […]
Improvise + Adapt + Overcome=Mindset  (thank you US Marines) #1 [What You Need to Know When Your Career is Coming to an End and Realize Your Business and Life is Just Beginning]

Improvise + Adapt + Overcome = Mindset (thank you US Marines) #1 [What You Need to Know When Your Career is Coming to an End and Realize Your Business and Life is Just Beginning]

What You Need to Know When Your Career is Coming to an End and Realize Your Business and Life is Just Beginning Take charge by channeling your real passions into your new life and create a lifestyle with the financial freedom that the average person only dreams about in fairy tales. A few weeks ago […]