break the rulesDo you like doing it wrong?

Or marching in lockstep?

This post is only 83 words long, but I love his 1.5 year old message.

Why?

Since I’ve started blogging, 92.15% of my focus has been on content. So, it’s nice to hear Seth preach to a choir of one. (A kid needs a little validation from time to time).

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How-to-grow-your-businessWhat were you doing in 1995?

My Horse and Buggy Era
I started my business that year, when many were just learning about the World Wide Web.

Working from a converted attic in a 1200 square foot house in Seattle, I spent many summer days (and nights) in that hot box trying to find clients.

My tools of choice?

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Want-customers-to-love-youIf you’re selling a product or service whom are you selling “it” to?

The warm bodies you meet online just might come to love you and buy from you, but only if you know what problem you’re fixing and exactly whom you’re talking to?

But what’s the most important component to online love? (um, get your mind out of the gutter and keep reading.)

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3 Ways-to-Be a-More-Persuasive-BloggerDo you consider yourself a great writer?

Me neither, but I’m trying to get better.

A true work-in-progress.

You too, huh?

But you do want to become a better writer (um, blogger), yes?

Well, of course you do, but how do you morph into a content marketer extraordinaire? A magnetic blogger?

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You’re a dreamer, right?

Maybe you’re a small business owner, a blogger or you’re seeking to change careers and get more out of life.

But, man do you have some wild eyed dreams.

This appetite for success is oh so fine and dandy, but how are you going to make “it” happen?

How will you take your small business to the next level?

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Craig-McBreen-Why-Solopreneurs-Will-Rule-the-WorldAccording to Daniel Pink, the salesperson is not dead, but alive and kicking, in the form of You.

The nontraditional workforce is quickly on the rise and by 2020 or so could quite possibly be the majority of the labor pool, with over 1 billion worldwide.

We are undergoing a paradigm shift of epic proportions and like it or not, you are leading the charge. You, the freelancer, the consultant, the solopreneur … the Soloist.

As a force, we’ll be unstoppable.

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chooseyourselfbookIf there is one person I pay particular attention to online, it’s James Altucher.

For that I thank, Mr. Srinivas Rao.

Okay I admit, I’m a fanboy, but I can’t help it. I agree with just about everything he writes, plus he’s authentic, creative and inspirational.

He writes about Choosing Yourself quite often, and I’m 100% on board.

Tuesday’s post was no exception, and it really resonated with me, especially this paragraph:

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Want-to-Reach-Your-Ideal-Customer?-Read-ThisSo what do I know about finding ideal customers?

Two years ago I was a babe in the blogging woods.

Overjoyed, but lost.

Merrily dancing around the campfire with my pals, singing kumbaya.

I was happily typing away every morning, but something was seriously wrong.

I was furiously working away at nothing.

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Get-unstuck-through-the-power-of-branding-designIf you’re feeling a little stuck, please read on.

How do you think people felt in northern England in the late 1700s?

This was the birthplace of the first industrial revolution. Our new born factory model.

Or how about the vision of all those model Ts leaving the factory floor in the early 20th century? When good citizens saw the possibilities of mass production?

Now think about our current situation. “The internet of things” is looming. A new world where “www” extends to your 3D world of objects and thingamajigs.

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gossip girlHave you ever watched Bob Ross?

The late Bob Ross hosted the PBS TV show “The Joy of Painting.” And for many of years he lured people in with his dulcet tones – A hypnotic whispering that put you in a trance-like state. So subtle, but so alluring in a strange kind of way.

Do you ever get that feeling? A certain tingling running down your spine? A sensation Andrea Seigel describes as “starbursts in your head.”

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