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Your problem is the simplest thing

Webcam doesn’t work. Could be the drivers, sound card, software conflict, cables. Hours of troubleshooting. (And once you start messing with setting and software, you’re causing new problems. Or maybe it’s this cute (but crappy) USB hub. Lesson: Always check the simplest thing first.

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I shouldn’t have said yes to that.

I agreed to do a quick webinar. It wasn’t hard and I’ll get some nice exposure. But the hour I spent prepping for it was an hour I didn’t spend on my business. But I used up that creative energy on a one-time promo instead of building long-term systems. There was something else I could […]

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Insert lesson about planning or foresight here

So I finally moved the 273 bricks from the pile on the side of the house to a neat stack by the back fence. Then I realized, “What the hell do I need 273 bricks for?” So I ran an ad on Craigslist, and within an hour someone came and hauled them all away for […]

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Why you should still read magazines

Everyone needs fresh ideas.  When you surf the web, you usually seek out the same stuff every time. Or you see the stuff your friends share. But magazine editors have a specific job: Find the best of the best, find new and different, and find what you didn’t know about already. Then, find a great […]

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An entrepreneurial lesson I wish I learned 10 years ago

Every business decision is a choice about how to use a resource. You have a finite amount of time, people, tools, and cash. Use them well and you thrive. Use them poorly and you stagnate. It comes down to a simple choice: I could use this $100 thing for project A or project B. Both […]

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A huge entrepreneurial lesson I wish I learned 10 years ago

Every business decision is a choice about how to use a resource. You have a finite amount of time, people, tools, and cash. Use them well and you thrive. Use them poorly and you stagnate. It comes down to a simple choice: I could use this $100 thing for project A or project B. Both […]

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