Expand Your Opportunities by Thinking “Outside the Box”

Do you ever think, “I wish I’d thought of that?” Chances are you have. We have all from time to time recognized a great idea for its value, and of course wished we’d been the one to have the idea. The truth is, you can have great ideas of your own. All you have to do is think outside of the box.

What does outside-the-box thinking mean?

Inside the box is where we live 99% of the time. It’s where the rules are. It’s where our habits, beliefs and limitations keep us. Inside the box is safe because it’s what we know. We can therefore predict with a certain level of certainty, the potential success of any thought or action inside the box.

Give Up Perfection to Become a Happier You

Perfectionism can rob you of your self-esteem, undermine your relationships, and keep you from enjoying life. It’s often a lifelong habit that is hard to break, but a little bit of effort can go a long way toward changing the perfectionist pattern. Here are some tips if perfectionism applies to you:

1) Weigh the cons. List all of the ways in which your perfectionism is hurting you, your family and friends. This exercise will help motivate you to make a change.

Do You Earn What You Are Worth?

In today’s economy, everyone is looking to make more money if possible, and many businesses need to cut prices to get business. But, are you making what you should be making?

To find out what you’re worth, you can start by shopping around to other people who do the same things. There are lots of sites that people can use to hire businesses, and often they let you see competitor’s prices. You may also speak to potential clients and ask for what they normally pay, though many will be tempted to give you a lower rate to get a better price.

Why Honesty and Good Business Ethics Pay Off

Honesty in business is important. In the small business world, news quickly gets around about business owners who value their customers and conduct themselves in an ethical way – the same holds true for businesses that are not so ethical.

In a competitive world where small businesses need to stand out in order to survive, honesty is even more important. Here are a few tips for running an ethical and honest business:

Use A Virtual Assistant To Give You Extra Time In The Day #SponsoredPost

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As small business owners, we usually wear many hats. Small business owners are the human resources department, finance department, and marketing department all wrapped up in one person. Oh and we also have to actually deliver our products or services to our clients. Our families expect to see us at some point in the day as well. Some small business owners work a regular job in addition to running their business. So how do you balance all of these responsibilities without pulling your hair out? Quit trying to do everything yourself. If you’ve been following me for any length of time, you know I’m a big fan of delegation. Using a virtual assistant can help you get add some extra hours in your day. Read the rest of this blog post to discover how a virtual assistant can help you in your business.

Small Business Owners, Use The Resources Around You To Achieve The Success You Want In Life

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If you want to be successful in your business this year, you can’t ignore technology. Technology moves at a rapid pace these days. It’s important to have a mentor that can help you achieve your goals quicker. You need a place to go where you can have access to all the latest gadgets. You need somewhere where you can collaborate with other like minded entrepreneurs. When you are surrounded by people trying to accomplish the same thing you are, you get fresh ideas. You can see that other people are going through the same thing that you are going through. You may be wondering where you can go to find these things. This article will give you more information about where you can find the support system you need to become a successful small business person.

General Small Business Tip: Don’t Make It Difficult For Customers To Cancel A Service

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Why Running A Company Is The New Retirement (infographic)

You’ve probably seen all the stories about the young entrepreneurs making it big in their twenties. Does that mean you’ve missed your opportunity for success as a small business owner because you are older than that? Not at all. In fact, you may stand a better chance at succeeding in your business because you are older and wiser now. Check out this infographic about why running a company is the new retirement.

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Weekly Roundup of Posts From Thanksgiving Week

Last week was a short week for me. I decided to take the holiday off from blogging. So I only have two posts to share with you today.

Tuesday Tutorial: How To Convert HTML Into A WordPress Theme

WordPress Wednesday: How To Install A WordPress Plugin

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How To Turn Your Ideas Into Actionable Plans

It has been said that many of us have a million dollars in our head. I know you may be wondering what I mean by that. Many successful businesses and products came from ideas their creator had. Ideas are all around us, and nothing feels more exciting than coming up with a fantastic idea that you know will absolutely work. The difficult part for most, however, is taking those ideas and turning them into an actionable plan.

Here are a few tips to help you get started: