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Forget Being an Employee


Every man must decide for himself whether he shall master his world or be mastered by it.
James Cash Penny

You are self-employed.

I don’t care if someone else signs your cheques or deposits money into your bank account. I don’t care if you clock into a day job (or three). I don’t care if someone plans out most of your day and gives you tasks to accomplish by a certain deadline.

You’re still self-employed because you’re the CEO of your life—your relationships, your career, your health.

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Forget Magic


Forget Magic

We often come to the conclusion that in order to make something magical, we’ll need magical events to occur to get there.
Seth Godin


I just had a conversation with a friend I’ll call Alex. She’s an artist. A woman who is very creative, brimming with ideas and enthusiasm. She approaches her craft with heart and she’s just told me how she’s going to make a lot of money this year.

She’s going to sell one of her special limited edition pieces for $500 a piece. Now all she has to do is sell this piece to 2000 people and she’ll be a millionaire by the end of the year.

Sounds feasible, right?

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Forget Focusing on Who You’re Not


Forget Focusing on Who You’re Not
Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.
Kurt Cobain

Around this time of year people focus on improving. Growth is important but…it becomes problematic when people start focusing on their weaknesses instead of their strengths.

Okay, so you’re carrying around an extra twenty pounds, but aren’t you a great friend and marketing whiz?

Your finances are on life support, but aren’t you’re a wizard at putting together an event on short notice?

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Forget Willpower


Forget Willpower
‘Tis better to be alone than in bad company.
George Washington

There’s a reason why some of the most productive writers I know have a dedicated writing computer/laptop. (For those who don’t know what that is, it is a computer not connected to the internet, has no games and can basically do nothing else beside word processing–like a typewriter. If you don’t know what that is, look it up).

Why do these authors use such a boring tool?

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