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I Am Becoming: Michelle Obama

What I Learned at Becoming: An Intimate Conversation With Michelle Obama We Are More Alike Than We Think I returned from from Cleveland yesterday, after attending Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama, former First Lady of the United States. The event was one of the most inspiring I have ever attended. It was also…

Facebook and Instagram

Why I Don’t Care That Facebook and Instagram Are Down My House is Not Built on Rented Land I was on my way back from a meeting earlier today, when one of my team members texted to tell me that Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp were down. She forwarded me an article, which I have not…

Book Club: Free to Focus

Book Club: Free to Focus by Michael Hyatt Achieve More by Doing Less As great as technology is, it also has the huge downside of being a massive distraction. Leveraging technology without being intentional and focused usually spells disaster for you, in life and in business. But it’s not just technology that threatens to prevent…

7 Steps to Recurring Revenue

7 Steps to Recurring Revenue A Proven Path to Freedom, Fun, and Finances Recurring revenue is all the rage today, but when I launched the Indie Business Network in January 2000, the term didn’t really exist. Up until then, no one had ever led an online business with a recurring revenue model. I actually think…

20 Easy Blog Post Templates

Tiny Books™: 20 Easy (And Fun!) Blog Post Templates Never wonder what to blog about again! In over a decade of blogging, I have published 2,096 blog posts in categories ranging from Success and Entrepreneurship to Social Media and Leadership. While I rarely have trouble coming up with new blog post topics, I do find…

How Often Should You Blog?

How Often Should You Blog? Less Often Than You Think Everyone knows of my strong belief that blogging is a tool that every Lifestyle CEO should use to grow their business and expand their reach. As a result, I am frequently asked how often one should blog in order to achieve positive and consistent results…

My Favorite Blog of All Time

My Favorite Blog of All Time The Blog of Seth Godin My favorite blog of all time is the The Blog of Seth Godin. I’m not sure why or when the question of what blog I love most popped into my head, but it did. Using criteria that are important to me, I considered several…

My Current Favorite WordPress Plugins

My Current Favorite WordPress Plugins These are the Plugins I Cannot Do Without Now that I’ve shared the importance of consistently blogging, I thought I would take a few moments to quickly post my favorite WordPress plugins. I use the free versions of the plugins featured here. (Yay!) I use plenty of good plugins that are…

Why You Should Blog Consistently

5 Reasons Why You Should Blog Consistently Nothing Builds Online Credibility Like Consistent Blogging No matter what you sell, you must establish and maintain credibility in order to sell it. There are many ways to do that, but as an online entrepreneur, blogging consistently is one of the best. A blog is a website that…

What is a Lifestyle CEO?

What is a Lifestyle CEO™? We Are Different From Traditional Entrepreneurs A Lifestyle CEO™ is a person who owns a business in order to enjoy the entrepreneurial benefits of freedom, flexibility, and fun, usually through a recurring revenue business model. I coined the term Lifestyle CEO on February 25, 2004. I knew immediately, that it…

6 Steps to Hiring a Virtual Assistant

6 Steps to Hiring a Virtual Assistant Start With a Success Recipe I hired my first virtual assistant at the Indie Business Network, over a decade ago. I shared a bit about the experience at Indie Business Blog. Today, I work with a very small team of people who help me manage the day-to-day tasks…

Rule No. 1: Don’t Trade Your Integrity

Rule No. 1: Don’t Trade Your Integrity Earn Everything The first and most important rule of Lifestyle CEOs is this: do not trade your integrity. For anything. This does not mean you don’t make mistakes. It does not mean you don’t do things incorrectly at times. But since the brand building actions you take in…

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