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  • Thirty Steps to Starting your Green Business

    Thirty steps on how to start an effective, profitable green business. E-version with instant download. The straightforward, easy-to-use tips in this book guide you through the startup phase of building a green business and creating a thriving, sustainable, eco-friendly, 21st-century company....

  • New at the Job? 4 Ways to Make a Seamless Transition

    Being the “new kid on the block” at work can be both fun and frustrating. For one, the newness of it all—new co-workers, new challenges, new environment—makes for a stimulating experience. With all the novelty, however, comes uncertainty. You don’t know exactly how you will take to your new...

  • The Key to Building Net Worth

    In the United States, it’s commonly known that retirement planning is a good thing.  Many employers offer retirement benefits, government agencies offer pensions, and Americans are generally encouraged to save money for retirement.  If the general public has an awareness that retirement...

  • My Top Ten List of what Every Child Should be Able to Do

    As I watch my children grow, it amazes me how much our parental involvement influences us  -- we learn deeply from how we are taught and I try hard, every day, to give my kids a fair, honest, and straightforward approach to what I think they need.

    I was struck by the fact that one of...

  • How to Make a Difference

    I believe that many of us are starting up, and supporting, green businesses, because when it boils down to the basics we have a great deal of respect for doing the right thing.

     

    There is so much poverty in the world. Many people do not have access to clean water,...

  • Identifying your Core Activities

    How does your day flow? Where does your time go? Are you aware of how much time you are spending doing which tasks?

    A typical day for me consists of my five main activities:
    1) Thinking, reading
    2) Researching and writing
    3) Organizing and planning
    4) Working on...

  • Advice for a Successful Life

    Advice for a successful life:

    1) Know, at your deepest core, what your life purpose is.

    Having knowledge about what you are here to accomplish gives you peace of mind, certainty, and comfort. Your life purpose  guides you and shapes your every decision. It...

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    We assist you in developing and cultivating a success mindset.

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    Join us as a registered member and commit to your success.

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  • Succeed by Breaking Your Big Goal into Smaller Chunks

    If I told you that you needed to make a million dollars, could you do it? Why or why not?

    .... while you're working on the ideas of why or why not, here are some brainstorm ideas to get you started on the "how" --

    What if I told you to come up with 20...

  • What's in my Toolkit? The Tools I Personally Use

    I'm often asked what kinds of tools I use in my daily work, web development, and writing tasks. Here's a sample of the types of tools and websites I use on a regular basis.

    Hardware
    Macbook running Mac OS 10.5.6
    Digital Rebel Canon photography
    Cell...

  • Business Infrastructure - for Beginners

    Are you self-employed? just starting out? Are you with a startup? Thinking about freelancing? Doing your own thing "on the side"? Recently laid-off and need a product or service up and running in the next thirty days? You're in business, ladies. Let's figure out your next steps to running,...

  • Lessons in Success: #13 Practice Mindfulness

    Practicing mindfulness runs counter to what much of the typical Western go-go-go culture requires.

    We run from dawn to dusk, never taking ten deep breaths to focus ourselves, listen to our hearts, and just be within our environment.

    I encourage you to practice mindfulness on...

  • Lessons in Success: #12 Measure what you want to Improve

    Measuring a benchmark always improves it. This is *always* true if you’re focused on attaining your goals. Whatever you measure is going to improve: so, if you want to improve, measure the correct number!

    What is your correct number to measure? This depends on what matters to you.

    ...

  • Lessons in Success: #11 Drink Water

    We are made of water.

    Now is a great time to institute a policy of drinking water every day.

    Go ahead and get up, pour yourself a glass of water, or get a large water bottle and bring it to where you’re sitting.

    When we drink water, we help rehydrate all of our cells.

    ...

  • Budgeting for Success

    I'm a big fan of monitoring your success "by the numbers," meaning finding a number and tracking that over time, to get a sense of how your project is going.

    For example, in a business, you could track income and expenses per month (your profit and loss statement) as well as your...

  • Lessons in Success: #10 Expand your Network

    This is one of a series of "lessons on success". This particular lesson is very important to me and ties in with the idea that we all work, live, and share in concentric circles of community.

    Your current circle of friends determines to a large extent:

    1) your ability to find...

  • Lessons in Success: #9 Starting New Habits

    It's a big step to create new behavior, and the way we achieve is by breaking our efforts down into microsteps. Positive habits can be broken down into micro-steps.

    Positive habits mean something that makes a proactive, effective change in your behavior in the field you're wanting to...

  • Lessons in Success: #8 Testimonial Time

    Testimonial Time: Let's face it, a third-party recommendation will always win over an unknown or random referral. For example, for the job-seekers among us: your friends, work associates, and other connectors that you know will be better sources for potential paid employment than if you read...

  • Lessons in Success: #7 Continuous Learning

    We are blessed with the ability to continue learning, even until late in life. Learning may happen through continuous education, through reading books, and through expanding our experiences.

    If you are taking a class or a seminar on an ongoing basis, good for you! If you have always...

  • Your Million Dollar Goal Deserves Your Million Dollar Idea

    The world overflows with abundance, and there are many ways for you to be able to share, create, add value, and be prosperous. When listing out goals for the new year, many people decide that they'd like to be millionaires, and they often take steps like investing in an e-book, "proven system,”...

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