“He Just Thought It Up And Did It”

You don’t need permission to succeed. You don’t need someone to say you’re worthy. You just need to grab hold of your idea, wrestle it into submission, and then go out there and do it.

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It’s the doing it part that gets people hung up. Most of the time, it’s easier to talk about the project you’re “working on” than it is to actually do the work.

My friend Jeff asked me recently why I went through the hassle of hosting a seminar of my own. I’ve been thinking about that question.

I have lots of great-sounding reasons, but the truth is… it just seemed like a good idea, and I wanted to do it.

In the movie Apocalypse Now, the film’s narrator explains the extraordinary success of the iconic Colonel Kurtz this way: “He received no official clearance. He just thought it up and did it.”

If you feel that you do need permission, here it is (along with instructions): whatever it is that’s burning inside of you, go ahead, think it up and do it.

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#140: The Master Skill of Business Success [Podcast]

Is it possible there is one “Master Skill” that trumps all others when it comes to business success? I believe it’s not only possible, but that it’s absolutely the truth.

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In today’s episode, I’ll reveal what that “master skill” is, and how you can acquire it for yourself.

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5 Effective Ways to Get More Email Subscribers

If you operate any kind of business online, or if you are a writer, speaker, consultant, or coach… one of your most important assets is a list of email subscribers who are interested in hearing from you.

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When you have a permission-based email list, you can literally produce “income on demand”. You can quite literally produce “traffic on demand” for your website. All you have to do is send on an email to your list.

#139: 7 Reasons Why You Should Write A Book [Podcast]

You’ve probably heard it so much that you may even tune it out: writing and publishing a book is a good thing. But do you know why?

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In today’s episode, I’ll give you 7 good reasons why you should write a book, even if you think you’re “not a writer”.

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Why I Unfollowed You On Twitter

This is a guest post by my friend Ted Prodromou. Ted is an expert in search marketing for business, and one of the smartest guys I know.

Are you mad at me for unfollowing you on Twitter the other day? Did you even notice? I bet you didn’t!

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I decided to unfollow everyone and start fresh with Twitter. I joined Twitter near the beginning and experimented with it in the beginning.

#138: How To Get The “Ultimate Advantage” In 2015 [Podcast]

What if, in 2015, you could give yourself the “Ultimate Advantage” in every area of your life – faith, physical, emotional, and financial?

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In today’s episode, I’ll share some foundational elements and practical advice on how to do just that.

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In this video, one of my copywriting clients (Frank Kern) interviews another of my copywriting clients (Tony Robbins). Some truly great insights in this video, and it’s all to promote Tony’s new book, Money: Master The Game | 7 Simple Steps To Financial Freedom. 

For a short time, you can receive Tony’s book for almost free – it will retail for $28, but if you pay the $6.95 shipping fee, he’ll send you the book for free.

Here’s the fine print: “All of the author’s profits of this book have been donated in advance by the author, which in conjunction with an additional personal donation, will feed 50 million meals to people in need this year.” Pretty cool, right? Click here to see if any free books are still available.

Going the Extra Mile

This is a guest post by Rob Fischer. I first met Rob when he was the executive pastor of the church I attended. We have since become friends and spiritual partners. Rob is now a Certified Leadership Coach, the author of many fine books, and a freelance writer whose work I recommend highly. Rob offers free resources at the Fischer Leadership Coaching Website.
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We often employ the phrase, “Going the extra mile,” to indicate stellar customer service. Do you know where that phrase originated?

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In the first century, Roman occupation forces controlled Israel. At the time, it was common for a Roman soldier to force a resident into temporary service and carry the soldier’s gear for a distance. The locals were neither keen on the fact that a foreign nation occupied their land, nor that soldiers of this occupation force made such demands on them.