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Is Your Mindset Keeping You From Reaching Your Dream?

Everything I have achieved in my life has started as a thought in my head.

My thoughts have gotten me to where I am today.

And if I’m honest with myself …

My thoughts have held me back from achieving some of the goals I set for myself.

It has taken me a very long time to recognize the power of this simple reality.

If you believe the mindset experts, here’s how it works:

Thoughts generate feelings.

Feelings spur you to take action.

Action leads to results.

Your results will improve when you align your thoughts, your feelings, and your actions.

This, to me, is the key to managing your personal business mindset.

You may wonder …

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Inspiring business quotes to keep you going!

Business Got You Down? 12 Inspiring Quotes to Make Your Spirit Soar

When you’re going through a rough patch in your business, the exact right quote can be a balm to your soul.

Here’s the thing I’d love for you to remember: Hundreds of thousands of people have trod the path ahead of you, and left behind their advice, guidance, and encouragement.

Let’s listen to some wise business guides today.

What follows are some of the most inspiring business quotes I’ve found.

You can enjoy them on screen. They’re set up to be easily shared on Pinterest with a single click on the images. And I’ve created free printable bookmarks out of the designs I created so you can keep them close by. See below for how you can get the bookmarks in your inbox.

The quotes are divided into four sections:

  • Getting started: when you need encouragement to take your first steps
  • Getting things done: when you want to keep your momentum going
  • Relationships: because your business is only as strong as your network
  • Forging ahead: motivation for your future journey

I enjoyed designing these for you! I hope you find something here that inspires you today.

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Digital Versus Analog: Which is Better for Productivity?

Needle down. Crack… Pop…

“Let me tell you how it will be

There’s one for you, nineteen for me

Cause I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman”

Sound from the spinning black circle filled our living room and it was fantastic. Not that The Beatles’ Revolver album could ever sound bad. But there’s something special about hearing it on vinyl for the first time.

The whole analog experience presents something different in a world moving increasingly toward the streaming of digital files, apps, and transactions in the cloud. The act of touching and experiencing something with all of your senses is becoming rare.

Which is why, last year, I decided to go analog in another area … productivity.

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You’ve Gotta Be You

To be nobody but myself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting. –e.e. cummings, poet (1894-1962)

make your brand stronger by focusing on the qualities that make your business unique

This is such a sweet time of year. The hectic days leading up to the major December holidays are over. We’ve celebrated, relaxed, and are turning our gazes toward the year ahead.

Ready to Ring in a Fresh, New Year?

I have a tradition I like to keep. During this last week I spend some time looking back at the year that’s done, and looking ahead at the year to come. These slower days provide an opportunity to reflect, plan and make adjustments.

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The Top 4 Things the NFL Can Teach You About Marketing

I’m very happy to feature a guest post from Laura Petrolino today. As you’ll see, Laura has a favorite past time: football. When you read her bio at the end of the post, you’ll ask the same question I did: “how does this woman have time to watch football?” She does, though, and this post is proof that she gets a lot out of it! –Pamela Wilson

brand marketing with tips from the NFL

Football is like life — it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority. –Vince Lombardi

brand marketing with ideas for your business from LauraFootball is more than a game. It is about strategy, about fully utilizing your resources, about adjusting to sudden change … and, of course, about pleasing your fans.

We can learn a lot about life from the game of football. Whether it be business, personal, spiritual or psychological; many of life’s great questions can be answered by analyzing the way things are done on the field, and marketing is no exception.

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