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Stop Making Excuses and Just Go For It!

“I don’t feel like going running today…I’m too tired.” “I can’t believe that Jessie made so much money on his last company. I am way smarter.” “She’s so annoying…I can’t believe she said that to me. If I had my way, I’d give her a piece of my mind.” We all make excuses. It’s a [...]

Make More Money By Segmenting Your Customers

Several years ago I was talking to a Senior Vice President at a major bank. This guy had been in the business for 30 years and was one of the more successful professionals I’ve worked with; he made a lot of money yet never seemed overworked. When I asked him how it did it, he [...]

Earn More Money by Becoming More Interesting

One of the best ways to increase your earning power is to become more interesting as a person. This is because interesting people are generally more exciting to be around. This allows them to expand their network, build their personal brand, and more effectively sell products and services. So how do you become more interesting? [...]

Dean Graziosi and the Power of the Infomercial

(note: I do not receive any money from Dean Graziosi as a result of this post) A few nights ago, I was flipping channels on my television when I stumbled upon an “informational program” about how to make money from real estate investing. The “show” was hosted by Dean Graziosi, a self-made millionaire who has [...]

Relaxation 101: A Guide to Destressing

Two years ago, I was stressed all the time. I woke up every morning with some responsibility or pressure weighing on my mind. One day, I looked in the mirror and asked myself if this was really the right way to live, and I concluded that being stressed was actually a terrible use of my [...]

How to Build An Army of Profitable Salespeople Without Paying A Single Dollar in Salary

That’s right. You read the title correctly. Last year, I was in Santiago, Chile exploring a business venture. One night, I decided to check out a local pub.  I grabbed a seat at the bar and started up a conversation with the guy sitting next to me. In his own words, he was a “health [...]

BlogWorld 2010: A Lesson In Personal Branding

Last week, I was lucky enough to attend BlogWorld in Las Vegas. Overall, the event was a blast. I met a ton of fantastic bloggers, drank a lot of great scotch (courtesy of McCallan), and sang Karaoke with a live band in front of hundreds of people. I even got to enjoy a free helicopter [...]

What We Can Learn From Facebook’s Success

In 2003, Mark Zuckerberg was an undergraduate at Harvard University looking to start the next great internet company. Like many successful entrepreneurs, he had a unique vision: to enhance communication, openness, and sharing around the globe. Even before Facebook, Zuckerberg had founded several web enterprises, including an online version of the board game “Risk” and [...]

Motivate Yourself with the “Just For Today” Technique

Having big goals for ourselves is important. Unless we think big, we’re never going to develop the skills and the personal brand needed to earn the money we want. The problem is that big goals can often be overwhelming – whether it’s changing a behavior, learning a new skill, earning more money on the side, [...]

Six Steps To Making More Money With A Killer Sales Funnel

First off, a big welcome to readers from Smart Passive Income! A few weeks ago, I got a call from a good friend. He had recently started a marketing agency and was struggling to get clients. "I don't really understand," he said. "I'm having a lot of trouble getting leads, and when I do get [...]