Monthly Blog Archives: January 2009


Are you an Intelligent Optimist?
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I love this month’s cover story in Ode magazine, “In Praise of Intelligent Optimists”.  So much better of a name than being called “pollyanna”, don’t you think! This article really speaks to us as small business owners and in particular our entrepreneurial energy and skills.

The feature article talks about how the world has fallen into a dark state…as well all hear constantly and see results daily…and yet it’s times like this when we need optimism.  It’s easy to be an optimist when things are going fine but it’s a real mark of character when you can be optimistic during tough times.

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Blog Tag: 10 Honest Traits About Me…
Sandra P. Martini - Business Growth & Marketing Expert

Hey Everyone,

I’ve been tagged in a “blog tag” by my friend and Mastermind buddy Nancy Marmolejo of Viva Visibility.  These are so much fun and will give you a little more info on bloggers you like to follow.

The name of the game is for me to share 10 honest things about myself and then invite more people to do the same.

By Sandra P. Martini


Gonna Eat Some Worms
Marty Marsh - Follow-Up & Stay-In-Touch Marketing Strategist

How is it that one day you can get out of bed and feel like you are totally off track, you don’t know what you’re doing, you wonder why anyone would care what you have to say let alone buy anything from you and that, in general, the whole world is against you, nobody likes you, and everybody hates you?

Ever feel like that?

I had just one of those days yesterday and I have no idea where those feelings came from. No one had said anything untoward to me, nobody had unsubscribed from my ezine list, it was a warm and sunny day and yet I was in a fog of doom and gloom that I could not seem to shake.

By Marty Marsh


What the AZ Cardinals Can Teach You About Business
Michele Pariza Wacek (Michele PW) - Love-Based Biz Strategist and Copywriter

Brace yourself. The Arizona Cardinals, known as one of the most woeful franchises in all of professional sports (not just football), has done the near impossible and is now headed to the SuperBowl.

They’ve been the underdog in every single one of their playoff games (including their home games) — they’ve been disrespected, dismissed and disregarded. In fact, they’ve even been called the worst NFL team to make the playoffs in history. (And if they win, I suspect they’ll be called the worst NFL team to win the SuperBowl.)

By Michele Pariza Wacek (Michele PW)


10 Reasons a Blog is Better Than a Website
Terri Zwierzynski - The Solo-CEO: Content Marketing Strategist

When I started my business in 2001, it was a given that I would need a website. Just as I’d need business cards, a telephone, and a computer, I’d also need a presence on the web to truly be in business.

Times have changed — yes, your business still needs to be on the web, but increasingly, that presence is a blog, not a website (and sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference!) Here are 10 reasons why:

By Terri Zwierzynski


In Your “Selling Conversations” are You Forgetting to Appeal to Both the Feminine AND the Masculine Part of our Brain?
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Here’s a quick tip on why you can’t afford to ignore this important business-building skill…

I just received a call from one of my Platinum clients, sharing with me her success in signing up a new, high-end client.

Now, prior to this, she’d had difficulty getting any new clients, much less high-paying ones.

So what made such a dramatic difference in her ability to now charge more than double what she had been before?

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How Do You Measure A Year?
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A year is more than just 365 days, 8760 minutes or 525,600 seconds. It’s a stretch of time that can feel endless when you’re relaxing with your favorite book on a sun drenched beach, or can feel like it’s gone in a snap when you’re trying to juggle competing demands and priorities.

But what if, instead of measuring a year by how much you did (or didn’t) get done, you chose a different form of measurement?

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