Giving it 200 percent: Marketing your product

A common mistake people make is that they’ll spend 500 hours creating a product and then 20 hours promoting it. Then they wonder why no one is buying.

Self-discipline and the power of social pressure

A big part of self-discipline comes from social pressure. This is how people in the military can become very disciplined, particularly in special forces. They don’t want to hold their team back, so they have to do their best.

“I don’t know how” is not a valid reason

If you don’t know how, learn how. Use that fancy brain that learned how to walk, talk, and read. It’s still capable of further learning, is it not? Of course it is!

Smart tips to reduce clutter & organize your home office

Organizing can be broken down into a step-by-step process that anyone can follow.

The no-excuses guide to getting rid of lousy excuses

Excuses are lies we tell ourselves to avoid dealing with unpleasant truths. But as long as we buy into those excuses, we can never move past them.

One key to setting goals you will actually achieve

When people consider a particular goal, they often worry about the time commitment: ‘If I start a business now, it could take years to make it profitable.’ Such thoughts reveal a total misunderstanding of the nature of time.

33 ways to boost your productivity

When a problem is large or complex and the optimal solution is unclear, here’s how to begin making progress towards a solution even though you can’t visualize the entire path.

How to make your beliefs work for you

None of us make decisions based on reality itself. We make decisions based on our beliefs about reality.

How to take charge of your time with timeboxing

Timeboxing is a simple time management technique you can use to take control of your time.

Keep your goals in front of you to jump-start the day

Keep refreshing your goals in your mind, so you think about them often. Here are some ways to do just that.

How & why you might want to create a belief board

If you don’t believe you’ll succeed, then some parts of you will resist your goal, and your progress will be frustratingly slow.

Can you speed it up?

It’s a huge limiting belief to assume that going faster means you’re doing something wrong and creating too much stress.

10 ways to relaxify your workspace

Some people claim they work well in a high-stress environment. I’m not one of them.

Happiness first, then everything else

If you accept a job, a relationship, or a lifestyle that you merely tolerate — but don’t appreciate — you’re putting other concerns ahead of your own happiness.

Why to give back by contributing to your field

Contributors get noticed and attract new friends and opportunities easily, and contributing is much easier than you might assume

Business is a social game

If you want to be an effective entrepreneur, you should have at least 10 good friends who are already successful entrepreneurs. Few entrepreneurs succeed in isolation, because, business is a social game.

Don’t die with your music still in you

What if you currently live a very comfortable lifestyle and you have a lot of assets? How can you justify running off to do what truly makes you happy if it might put all your current assets at risk?

Guess what? You are self-employed already

Everyone is essentially self-employed — and that even if you’re an employee, you should think of yourself as the President of your own personal services corporation.

Business plans: Thinking long-term

A lot can change in 20 years. If you had a PC 20 years ago, you probably had a 386 or 486 running MS-DOS 5.0 and possibly Windows 3.0. No smart phones. No iPods or iTunes. No web browsers. No Google or Yahoo. No YouTube. No social media unless you liked BBSing.

How to kickstart creating a sound business plan

It’s true that you don’t need to create a formal business plan in order to start a business. You can kickstart a business very quickly without...