13 posts from month 10/2009

You’ve Got the Mind of An Entrepreneur Whether You Like It or Not

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It's true

No matter what you're doing, whether you're a therapist, coach, or artist, if you're selling products or services, you're an entrepreneur. It's a mindset, not a title. An entrepreneurial-minded person comes up with creative avenues to generate income. It doesn't matter how they do it or what they know when they undertake it. All that matters is that they are building a system to make money.

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The Duty to Stay Connected

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We'll connect when I'm good and ready

Why do we feel that it is our duty to be available whenever someone wants us? I am working to relinquish myself from this self-imposed duty to stay connected. I like to connect, but I am not easy to connect with. Relatively speaking. I don't list my phone number and most phone calls are left for the machine to answer. I don't own a smart phone and my emails are read and answered twice a day. I'm not on FaceBook. And I rarely instant message.

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Wal-Mart’s Leading a New Parade

Wal-Mart by pantagrapher I used to have a serious problem with Wal-Mart. It rudely assaulted my value-based beliefs with it’s focused and crude quest for “cheap”. They seemed to knew the cost of things, but not their value.

Marvel at the Meaningful Capitalism spectacle

In July, Wal-Mart changed the “cheap” game forever, rolling out an environmental labeling program that makes it mandatory for every product to be labelled with the environmental costs of making it.

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It’s Getting Radical Around Here

radical I've been thinking about this idea a lot lately: In the face of so much evidence that life hurts and is fraught with adversity on all fronts, a willingness to feel good and create a crazy beautiful life is a genuinely radical act.

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What Tune Does Your Business Sing?

frequency Think of your web presence as a radio signal. It is constantly sending out a frequency. The frequency is determined by your online content -- the words, images and feelings you express online. And like a radio signal, people gravitate towards and listen to frequencies that they connect with. Frequencies that share their worldviews, interests, needs and desires. People tend to listen to frequencies that are similar to their own.

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