Theme Your Content

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Themes are a great tool and template for scheduling your blog posts or updates. By using a theme for your postings, you'll be able to pattern your writing and create habits for both you and your reader. Theming on Your Blog For blog posting, you might theme days in such a way that every Wednesday has a certain flavor of post, and each Friday (or any day) might have a … [Read more...]

Dare to Be Different. Because You Are

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Dare to be Different. You already are different in many ways. If someone tells you that you, your business, or your product or service are the same as that other place, you'll find reasons and explanations to defend your differences. Yet, often we conform or comply in doing things just like the other person because it's working for them (or maybe it's a shortcut for … [Read more...]

DEVOTIONAL: Closing With a Hymn or Spiritual


There was a time, before my time, that displaying your faith in a loving and friendly manner was not frowned upon as it is today. A favorite singer of mine is Tennessee Ernie Ford. His most well-known recording is Sixteen Tons, which reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts for several weeks in 1955. Ernie Ford also had a hit television show which ran on NBC from 1956-1961. … [Read more...]

Doing Things Better, Simpler, Today in LIFT Clips 04/25/15

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We are always looking for ways to give small business owners a boost using the LIFT acronym. Here are a few videos that might help you in building a better business presence and a smoother work flow. LEARN - How to Make Videos with an iPhone IMPROVE - Your Google Rankings FIND FLOW - … [Read more...]

Goals: As Far As You Can See

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"Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you'll be able to see farther." - J.P. Morgan The difference between a goal and a deadline is clear. When you reach a deadline, it's time to put your pencil down. If you don't make your deadline - you missed it. When you reach a goal, pick up your pencil and create a new goal. If you don't reach your goal - you haven't got … [Read more...]

Shortcuts: Getting Results Without Effort

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Everyone is looking for shortcuts. Sometimes, to go faster, you must go slow. When I was in 7th grade, we would walk home from school through some forest and hills. One day, a friend suggested a shortcut he knew. We later found out, he didn't know it at all. He was guessing. Dead end. We ended up at the bottom of a steep incline, muddy sewage water soaking our shoes. The … [Read more...]

How Do Cooks Overcome Cooking Block?


Do cooks get cooking block? A cook with a block should use it to chop, Some onions or veggies in a pan to fry. Olive oil on medium high heat; Soon it will be time to eat; All because skills and imagination were given a try. Just start chopping. Dancing block? If a dancer is having a tough time choreagraphing a routine, they overcome it with toes touching the … [Read more...]

Getting Mobile-Friendly, Quick

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Google is changing how search results on mobile devices. If your business has any hope of ranking high so potential customers find you on their phones or tablets, you need to make your site mobile friendly. Frankly, if your site isn't mobile-friendly yet, these changes are a good thing for you. Your web site should be findable and usable on all mobile devices. Having a … [Read more...]