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  • Starting a freelance business? Are you making these 5 mistakes? Tips on how to solve these 5 issues.

    When you start a freelance business, there is a great deal to learn. You'll master your craft through trial and error. There are many mistakes people make when getting started. Here are the five biggest mistakes so you can avoid making them and speed up your learning curve. 1. Charging Too Little When you first get started, you may feel like you're living your best life ever. You're getting paid to do what you love on your terms. As a result, many new freelancers charge too little for their services. You may also charge less than you're worth to secure more clients. This isn't a good long-term strategy. The sooner you start charging what you're worth, the better. Three essential steps ....

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  • "I'm not a salesperson!" Sales are a skill that you can learn!

    Any business owner knows that at some point, you have to sell. But what if you’re not a “born” salesperson? Sales ability isn’t something you’re born with. Some people have an easier time selling because of their natural talents. Still, it’s a skill that everyone in business needs to learn. Even if you’ve always felt that sales aren’t your thing, you can still master these skills and become a great salesperson for your business. Build Rapport You may not like selling because you feel like a “salesperson” talking to a “prospect.” But in reality, it’s just you talking to another human being. Like any other ....

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  • How to choose the a proper business structure.

    Choosing a business structure for your company is one of the most crucial first steps to starting a business. Your business entity type has legal, financial, and administrative implications, so you must get started with the best entity for your situation. How Can Your Business Structure Affect You? Your choice of business structure will have an impact on these and other aspects of running your company: Who qualifies to own your company Whether you can—and what you must do to–transfer ownership of your company Taxes your company is subject to Your ability to get credit and funding Your personal liability The number of ongoing compliance requirements you need to satisfy ....

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  • They only love you when you do what they want you to do

    So back again for another brain dump, rant, rave, or in general, another writing that I hope someone can relate to. Hopefully, you can feel what I'm trying to get across in the title of this article. At times not always exclusively, and mostly from people who don't even know you. People around you will only love you when you do, or are doing what they want, or think that you should do. They only appreciate showing love or giving love when you're living your life the way they think you should live your life. So, where did this idea come from? I recently had a conversation with one of my friends where I laid out my argument for this article that I was thinking of writing. I gave the person ....

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  • What do you deserve?There is always talk about what we deserve. But what exactly is that?

    Full disclosure! Right now in my life, I’m having an interesting go of it. Nothing is wrong to the point that I can’t handle, but, as I said, things are very interesting for me right now. All of this thinking and interesting living has got me thinking. What is it that I deserve? And in asking that question, I want you to ask yourself the same. The reason that I asked myself this is because so often, after letting someone in on a portion of your life, the person might say something to the effect of either “well, that’s what you deserve” or “you don’t deserve that.” Which got me thinking, depending on the situation, what exactly is it that I ....

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  • Are you productive or just busy?

    Have you ever observed someone who seems busy all the time but doesn’t get anything done? Do you feel that sometimes you’re in the same boat? How do you know if you’re productive or just busy? ​ Do you have goals? Productive people generally have goals and focus all of their work on achieving those goals. Of course, there will always be distractions, but those distractions don’t prioritize the big picture. ​ Do you focus or multi-task? People who multi-task often seem very busy. They’re always doing something, but they’re rarely doing any one thing very well. You’ll be more productive if you focus on doing one thing at a time. ​ Do you ....

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  • 5 Unique Ways to Practice Self Care

    It's a well-known fact we need to be practicing self-care. But sometimes it seems a little boring. So we do the same old things: exercising, eating great, trying to do nice things for ourselves, but it never stops feeling selfish, nor does it seem to get any easier. It's time to change things up. So let's look at some unique and exciting ways to practice self-care in ways that make you feel good about what you're doing. Eat Right You already know the importance of a good diet. Now consider taking it to the next level. Make a practice of looking for foods that are healthy and natural. Look for home-grown items at a farmer's market. Consider sustainable foods. Remember, eating right ....

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  • Why Mindset is more important than Motivation.

    Motivate. Motivate. Motivate! There is Motivation Monday. There is an article that I wrote, "Motivation every day! Why limiting Motivation to just Monday's is holding you back." There are songs about Motivation, and it always seems that every meme known to man is dedicated to Motivation. We have social media celebrities showing off, telling us that Motivation is what got them to where they are. There is a job classification called a Motivational Speaker. I say all of that to show that Motivation is all around us. Wherever you turn, there is never a lack of Motivation. So if we are all surrounded by so much Motivation, why oh why do we still feel stuck? The answer. Drumroll, please. ....

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  • My First Blog Post. Motivation Everyday!

    Why you shouldn’t limit motivation to just one day of the week. Most people subscribe to the mantras of using each day as a focus for different activities. For example, people recognize days with the names "Spiritual Sunday," where Sunday is the day to get in touch with one's spirit and the universe around them. Or "Taco Tuesday," where a person, of course, eats tacos! There are Women Crush Wednesdays, Throwback Thursday's and Monday has a couple. Man Crush Monday's and everyone's favorite. Motivation Monday! I say Motivation Monday is everyone's favorite because that is when I see the most posts about getting your motivation on for the week. Now I don't want to make it seem ....

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