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What to Do When Disaster Strikes

When disaster strikes, all we can do is keep our cool. Things will go wrong. They will break. Your plan will take a different route. Your dog shits on the carpet. You spill coffee on your keyboard. You step in a slush puddle in Chicago. These are just events. They are neutral. Not good or bad, just events. How we …

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My Number One Traffic Strategy Is … Giving?

There is one thing that almost all online marketers struggle with. To some, it’s become this ‘mystical thing’ that it is reserved for only the elite online marketers. This couldn’t be further from the truth. That one thing is traffic (aka building your audience). I’ve been at this for over seven years and have a massive online reach with my …

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Two Things You Must Have to Grow Your Online Business

There are two things that business owners need to have a successful online business. Not so ironically, its the name of a very popular marketing conference. No, this is not a promotion for that conference, but you should attend anyways because you will learn something. Those two things are traffic and conversions. In my previous business before starting LearnToBlog.com, I …

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The Battle of Resistance Was Won

People don’t remember how you start; they remember how you finish. We all know that person in our lives who is a starter, but not a finisher. Finishing is something I am committed to because I was that guy. The one who gets really excited about something and then that fire gradually fizzles out. Not this time. Today is my …

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Why It’s Silly to Assume That You Are Your Customer

They were creeping through the neighborhood in her M-class Mercedes… “Why are we doing this again?” Dr. Bonner asks with one eyebrow raised. Julie didn’t lose focus as she was intensely studying the houses. Observing the cars in the driveway. Looking to see if there are kids playing outside. “We look suspicious.” the doctor continued with tension in his voice. Oddly …

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Is Talent or Hard Work More Important to Become Successful?

On ESPN.com the other day, I saw an interview with a fighter Conor McGregor. A fiery young fighter from Dublin, who has a piercing self-confidence. Something he said in that interview struck me. I’ll spare you from trying to quote it word for word and just sum it up nicely. Following his journey since a little boy, the story went …

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Finding Your One Thing

We were young and dumb. But, we did have heart and ambition. I think I can bring home an award or something for having the most business partners in a startup. There were six of us (it’s a long story). Please don’t ever do that. Morning came, and our board meeting started. The sun shined through the windows in our …