Business Category Archive

Moving Beyond Copyright

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

An inspired idea came to me today, one that struck me multiple times over the past few years. Until today I couldn’t bring myself to act on it. Now I’m ready to move forward with it. The short version is that I’m going to give people permission to republish my articles far and wide, including […]

Spanked by eBay

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

A few hours ago, eBay removed my listing for a 60-minute phone consultation. The last time I checked, that auction had received dozens of bids and was up to $1000. There were still 2-1/2 days left in the auction, so I suspect the final price would have gone much higher. I checked my email and […]

How to Raise Your Hourly Rate

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

If you work as an independent professional or employee whereby you get paid by the hour, then your income depends heavily on your hourly rate. So obviously if you can raise your hourly rate, you can earn more money without working longer hours. But when does it make sense to raise your hourly rate? How […]

Contributing to Your Field

Friday, April 9th, 2010

A good way to attract interesting and inspiring people into your life and to boost your overall success is to actively contribute to your field. Contributors get noticed and attract new friends and opportunities easily, and contributing is much easier than you might assume. Tired of Isolation When I worked as an indie game developer […]

Master Your Workday Now

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

I recently had the privilege of reading the book Master Your Workday Now! by Michael Linenberger. I daresay this is the best book on workflow management I’ve ever read — and I’ve read a LOT of books on that subject. The book just came out this week, and last I checked it was in the […]

One Week On, One Week Off

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

If you’d like to boost your productivity far beyond the results you get with the 9-to-5 grind, an interesting alternative work schedule to consider is the One Week On, One Week Off approach. Instead of working week after week, you alternate between one intensive work week followed by one vacation/personal week. This method isn’t very […]

2010 Focus

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

Happy New Year! Around this time of year, I like to decide upon a primary focus for the upcoming year. I’ve held to this practice for several years now, and it’s never failed to stimulate major breakthroughs within the area of focus. I like to blog about my annual focus publicly because it helps solidify […]

SBI Buy One Get One Free Holiday Special

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

SBI is currently offering a┬áspecial buy one get one free holiday promotion. This is their best offer of the year. This is an extra optional bonus where you can get a second SBI subscription for a friend or relative (or even yourself) for FREE instead of the regular $299 price. This offer is only good […]

Save $100 on CGW Through December 15th

Monday, December 14th, 2009

The $100 early registration discount for the next┬áConscious Growth Workshop expires at midnight on December 15th. This workshop will be held January 15-17, 2010 at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas. Dozens of people have already registered, including many return attendees from the previous CGW, so it’s great to know that we’ll have another amazing […]

A Fixed Income Is a Sucker Bet

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Do you live on a fixed income, earning the same amount of money paycheck after paycheck? Maybe you pick up a cost of living adjustment or a raise now and then (or suffer a pay cut or reduction in hours), but barring any major changes like getting promoted, fired, or laid off, is your income […]