Law of Success: The Untold Secrets

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Happiness Before Success

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

Many of us chase Success in order to become happy and fulfilled. The formula that was taught by schools, parents, the company we work for, or society says ‘If you work hard, you will be successful and then you will be happy.’ Almost two decades of research indicates this isn’t true.

Putting on a happy face is not what we are talking about here. Happiness is “learning how to cultivate the mindset and behaviors that have been proven to fuel greater success and fulfillment. It is a work ethic.” (Shawn Achor in The Happiness Advantage) Imagine! Happiness being a work ethic!

Not only does being happy improve relationships, performance, your health, and enables you to live longer, but it causes success and achievement. You’ve heard of the flight or fight response. Positive Psychology research has found that happiness has an evolutionary contribution that is called “Broaden and Build” (instead of shrink, freeze or flee). When our mindset or mood is positive we are more motivated, more creative, smarter, and more successful.

Negative emotions narrow our options and actions. Positive emotions opens us up to possibilities, allows us to think more creatively, become more motivated, and open to new ideas. “They help us build more intellectual, social, and physical resources we can rely on in the future (Achor).” Not only can we think better, we can also see more!!!!! We can physically see more, process more visual stimulation, and actually expand our peripheral vision when we have a positive mindset, or a burst of positive emotion. This is powerful data! I’ve been saying on this blog that scarcity consciousness contracts and optimism and thriving helps us expand. Now data shows that it actually does exactly that.

A couple of examples. Students who were told to think of the happiest days of their lives just before an exam out performed those people who didn’t think positive thoughts. A study using experienced doctors looking at descriptions of symptoms were able to get to an accurate diagnosis twice as fast as the control group. The thing that made them happy? They were given a piece of candy for no reason (but did not eat it) just before starting their analysis.

Guess what else it does? Positive emotions help undo stress and anxiety! This allows us to improve our focus, and function at a higher ability. If you are needing to perform for example on a presentation thinking of successful times that you have already presented, or imagining your presentation going well, or watching a video that uplifts you or gives you a smile, will allow you to make a better presentation.

When we give ourselves quick positive boosts, we can function better in the moment. When we do this over time, we raise our baseline of happiness. What we want to do is develop a list of activities, thoughts that can give us a quick boost, or remember times that makes us smile. A short humorous video clip, listening to a favorite song, petting your dog, having a quick conversation with a friend, cleaning your bathroom or kitchen, are things you might do to lift your spirits and give yourself an enormous boost in performance.

Shawn Achor gives a list of suggested things to do which give us a quick boost of positive emotions which can help us change and lift our mindset. Over time, if we do this, we raise our happiness set point.

  1. Meditate
  2. Find Something to Look forward to. (Put something on your calendar that you can have the pleasure of anticipating.
  3. Commit Conscious Acts of Kindness (giving to friends and or strangers decreases stress and raises your mood)
  4. Put things in your surroundings that bring you pleasure – like pictures of family near your computer at work.
  5. Spending time outside improves your mood, improves working memory, and broadens your thinking.
  6. Perhaps watching less TV, especially violent media. Psychologists have found that people who watch less TV are more accurate judges of risks and rewards, because they are less likely to see sensationalized or one-sided sources of information.
  7. Exercise. One study show that 3 groups of depressed people were studied. One was given antidepressants, and the second group was asked to exercise 45 minutes 3 times a week, and the third was a combination of both. All 3 groups showed similar improvements after 4 months. After 6 months, of the medication alone group, 38% had relapsed back into depression. The exercise only group only had a relapse factor of 9%. Exercise any way you want, because it gives you a long lasting effect.
  8. Go to activities like concerts, group dinners out or spend money on someone else.
  9. Exercise a Signature Strength. We are all good at a number of things. Whenever we do the things that we are good at, we experience a boost of positivity. You can take a survey at www.viasurvey.org to find out what your top five strengths are. The 24 character strengths that are assessed are the ones most contributing to human flourishing.
  10. While Achor did not list this, two posts ago, I listed writing into your book of positive aspects as something to do at the beginning of each day. Today, I am amending that to make a list of recent things that have made your smile or feel really good. And keep adding to it, because when you are not happy, you will not remember these things.

My friend Nisha told me today that our brains are wired to loop again and again with a playlist of how to stay safe (from our survival training of watch out for bears, lions, and tigers, or falling off cliffs). Smiles, and positive thoughts don’t make that playlist. That is why we have to consciously choose to reach for better feeling thoughts and experiences. I am hunching that this is what Dr. Achor meant when he suggest happiness is a work ethic.

So I was feeling down when I started reading The Happiness Advantage, and was so refreshed to read about the research that shows how remarkably reaching for a better feeling thought, a better feeling experience helps us to be successful in our lives, in our relationships, in our work, in our performance, in our earning ability. Being conscious about where we are emotionally pays great dividends.

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Alignment with True Self

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

Focusing on aligning my state of being with my deepest truest self has been most important to me these last two weeks.  One of the ways I do that is to listen to an inspirational uplifting message.   Today I was listening to a You Tube audio called Rampage in the Receptive Mode, published by Heaven on Earth.

I wrote down word for word what this spiritual guide suggested.

“If we were standing in your physical shoes, we would do these things every day.”  My intent was to bring into vibrational alignment my personal self and my truest self so that I would be in a state of being that is conducive to creating.  I have a category on this blog called State.  This is the description of that category.

Your state, state of mind, state of being, state of awareness, state of consciousness, is the single most important aspect to your success. If there is conflict in your state, your success is hindered. If you are aligned personal self and Source Self, you are unstoppable.”

Abraham went on to describe in the video I was watching the 4 steps they thought we physical humans would most benefit from, and I said “Aha”  I know these steps.  Am I doing them?

1. “We would meditate for 15 minutes every day.” Quietening the mind allows us to relax into the flow of being where we are aligned with the best and highest in ourselves.

2. “We would go outside no matter what the weather and we’d move around in it in an appreciation of this planet. We would look up and around and we would find things to acknowledge, and we would talk to them out loud.”

3. “We would create a notebook. We would call it my book of positive aspects. We would fill at least three, four, five is even better, pages of positives on five different subjects.  . . This is training your vibration into an upward place.”

4. “We would look upward and outward.  It would be best if you are standing outside or standing next to a window.  We would acknowledge that there are universal forces that are focused right at you.”  Abraham suggested that we call it by the name we  are comfortable.

What is your language for “God?”  I use such words as The Divine, Creator, Source, Universe, The Source that creates worlds.  But when I  am more contracted and smaller, I use the language that I learned in my church, which was God, or Jesus.  Abraham goes on to say something like the following.

Creative Source, “I acknowedge that I am the object of your positive attention and I am appreciating your continual gaze on behalf of my well-being. .. Today no matter where I am, no matter where I am going, no matter what I am doing and no matter who I am doing it with, I will be in conscious awareness that you too are there with me. “

Source, ” you are appreciating me

supporting me

assisting me

acknowledging me

inspiring me

guiding me

having fun with me

acknowledging me

supporting me

assisting me

inspiring me

helping me

guiding me

aware of me

loving me

showing me

inspiring me

guiding me

 uplifting me

showing me. . . . .”

Abraham suggests that we set up a continual loop of acknowledgement that might look like the above and suggests that we watch because as soon as even today, our life will begin to change.

Meditation is powerful.  I have written at least nine posts about Meditation.  There are many ways to meditate.  I’m writing a book about it and yet, I keep forgetting how important it is. I start the practice, and then get diverted by a health or emotional crisis, and then my ego kicks in and says, “it is hard to surrender to a higher power because I don’t want to lose my free will.”  What gobbledygook!

Going outside is so important.  In my blog entry  “Receptively Tuning In “I write about a meditative practice that I do sitting outside.  I can feel my whole being begin to soften, get into flow, become more alive as I walk out in nature, or sit out on my balcony and commune with the outside world.

Training ourselves to raise our vibration by writing about Positive Aspects is a powerful, powerful idea.  I usually journal and then write to my own inner guidance, but the idea of writing about the positive aspects of five different subjects is something I want to try.  In “Positivity, A Secret to Success” I wrote “Dr Fredrickson research indicates that we need a ratio of 3:1 positive feelings and experiences to thrive and flourish; to be the best version of you.”   I wrote in  “Strengths and Success”  “Everyone needs at least five positive interactions for every negative interaction. That is the magic ratio” which is suggested by Tom Rath and Donald Clifton in their book “How Full is Your Bucket.  I am looking forward to practicing this idea  by starting a positive aspects book.

I love the idea of acknowledging to Source that we know that it has us in its gaze, and doing the loop of acknowledgement.  Sounds very much like Prayer to me.  How very powerful. In “Vibration, the Law of Attraction and the Law of Success” I describe how Napoleon Hill, and Wallace Wattles both write about the secret of creating success and much of it was edited out of their work.  When we align our vibratory frequency with the greater reality of the intelligence of the Living God within ourselves, our best, truest self; we are unstoppable.  We can create anything that we can think of.

Let’s try these four ways of upping our frequency, getting into receptive mode, so that we can begin to manifest all the things that we have put into our vibrational escrow (which Abraham calls the Vortex).  Abraham says that what we have created is waiting for us to align with it, in order for them to show up physically in our lives.  I know its time.

 

 

 

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What Change Are You Truly Hungry For?

Monday, February 11th, 2019

A dear friend got very intrigued about opening a frozen yogurt shop in her small town. She did the research, got her husband on board, looked for locations, and choked just before she made the complete investment in this new business, and turned to her tried and true connection, her animal friends. Her husband dreams of being a semi-truck driver because he wants the freedom from supporting the family financially. He wants to get on the road and travel. Be away from bosses, and work obligations. Neither has reached the point where they are so hungry for happiness and success that they have found a way to change.

Two of my neighbors really want to be svelte and gorgeous. They struggle with their weight and their diet. One neighbor has been in a relationship that has been on again, off again during the whole time I known her. She describes that relationship as both very supportive and very abusive. She too threw herself into the relationship with her wonderful dog, until that dog passed away. Her new dog has challenged her to the max.

My son broke up with his girlfriend in December, and she immediately started dating a male friend with whom she had been dancing in a play. In January, he got laid off by the tech company in which he had invested 60 – 80 hours weeks. He was so tired and discouraged that he needed nine months to recover physically, before he could look for a new job and a new relationship. During that time, he was able to get clear. He wanted to move from the very small town in Vermont, be in a larger place where he would have opportunities to meet new friends and new work opportunities and not see his ex-girlfriends every time he went downtown.

He was exceedingly hungry for change. It came out of the adversity of his life. It made him hungry for happiness. Hungry for a different kind of success.

It took time. He took the time to focus on his food, and lose weight. He began to change his image. Imagine a 30-something male taking time to develop a hairstyle, skin regimens, and go through his wardrobe to really look his best. It was so fun to watch. And grueling for him. There was no guarantee any of it would pay off during his nine-months of not knowing what he would do next.

He now lives in Manhattan, across the street from where he works, on a less trafficked street where there is not as much noise. That’s important because he is a one of those people who has sleep issues. He’s got a job that he got easily. It came out of his hunger for change, and taking inspired actions. His hunger for success that wouldn’t hurt him and his body propelled him into living in a new way, and it has been amazing to watch.

I too am very hungry for change. I got very sick during the last five months. Lost my autonomy. My daughter had to come live with me, drive me everywhere, do grocery shopping, cook for me, do my laundry. And that is hard on our relationship. It scared me deeply. My huge hunger for my autonomy has propelled me to take longer and longer walks to build up my strength, and climb stairs. It has made me hungry to fix my own meals in the morning, which might be gluten free toast and eggs. It has made me hungry to really change my life core deep pattern that I have been carrying.

I was reading my September journal recently, and was blown away to see an entry where I was just so angry with so many things, and my guidance (to whom I was writing) said “well, you may just need to really experience being a victim, to really get this.” What?

My coach who has been working with me to help overcome life-long patterns and beliefs helped me identify that my core life pattern has been based on being a victim to circumstances, especially circumstances that I was born into. Circumstances that create survival and contracting. In January, my coach was asking me a really hard question. “Why are you not being able to drop this victim identification? You have cleaned up so many patterns, what is it that is still stuck?”

Grappling with that question really helped me understand how I got into this current health situation. I am a super-sensitive person. That gives me some wonderful strengths. It also makes me vulnerable to what other people think of me. Because of this I have had some really challenging times doing what is in my own best interests, and instead try to do what is expected of me. Here where I live, and with my pet-sitting clients that became particularly hard in October, when a client wanted to leave her brain-damaged husband in my care. I was able to state my concerns, but she left without getting them resolved. The result was that I needed to intervene with his family and then I got ill as a result. I was supersensitive, tried to be too nice, and didn’t take care of myself. So I created a circumstance where I got to live out once again being a victim to circumstance and learned the huge consequence to my health.

Now; from a much bigger (dragon’s eye view) perspective; I see that I got myself into a situation where I really became hungry enough to burst out of this major life identification, and I chose to get ill so that I could build the hunger deep enough to propel me past the blocks, past the reluctance to change that status quo, past all the gobbledygook that my small self throws out, and past all the resistance that would come up when I tried to change this core life issue.

Simultaneously that Universe gave me the opportunity to understand better how I got into this life-long pattern of being on the Victim, Perpetrator, Rescuer platform, where most of humanity hangs out. And how this Highly Sensitive Person Syndrome (surviving when the world overwhelms you) and my Active Alert Temperament are all related and have set up my body for this autoimmune condition I have been experiencing once again. I wrote a blog entry in 2016 called Resolve where I publicly resolve to change this core pattern and look at these temperament characteristics. That was just as I was beginning work with my coach. Finding that blog entry is another sign. Looking for Signs from the Universe is so important. Thank heavens I can finally have some larger perspective.

Because I was so hungry and driven to be able to answer my coach’s questions, I serendipitously ran across the book “The Deepest Well: Healing The Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity.” I needed to understand why I was having so much trouble. I like knowing. That birthed my last Post called Success and Acute Childhood Adversity.”

Knowing this research about Acute Childhood Trauma is a huge missing piece about the human condition and about my human and body condition. In the reviews on Amazon, there were a number of people who couldn’t read or listen to the book because the research did not make them hopeful, nor was there a lot of practical guidance about coping. But in the one of the five star reviews, writer and counselor Lucille Zimmerman who has done her own five years of research with this group wrote “Trauma can be the springboard that catapults people into higher and better ways of functioning than before. In spite of the pain and suffering, the trauma actually ends up giving some people an advantage in life.”

It actually can give you the huge hunger to change your life. When you are hungry to change, you can go past the barriers of self-doubt, and old ways of seeing and believing. It can give you the huge motivation to go beyond your deepest resistance.

It took me three years to get hungry enough to change my diet in a major way. I dropped sugar and alcohol, and other inflammation producing foods like dairy. And it has been pretty easy to stay on that plan, because the hunger for health and wellness was way bigger than the value of what I would get by having a piece of strawberry shortcake.

What is it that you are really hungry for? Hunger gives you a Burning Desire. Hunger gives you a Burning Goal. Your own largest self is calling you. It’s telling you what you are ready to do next. Looking for success for most of us is really looking for ways to be happy, and ways to step into our strengths and our best and largest ways of contributing. I am here to tell you that your own guidance and intuition is always there supporting you to find your way into your larger growth.

Sometimes we can’t hear the message, because our vision of ourselves has shrunk. And that might be a reason to reach out to someone like a coach who can hold the larger vision of you, help you see the bigger picture, and help you translate your hunger into an inspired action plan. We’ll talk about that in an upcoming blog. For today, you can ask the question of yourself, what is it that I am really hungry for?

Am I hungry for hope, am I hungry for the job of my dreams, and am I hungry for connection to deal with this immense loneliness that I feel inside? Am I hungry to have financial success because I am drowning in debt? Am I hungry to have the freedom to live my life the way I want, and it’s hard to be a parent, or have a partner or a family that I am having to support? Am I hungry to be healthy because I have chronic conditions like diabetes, asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome, heart conditions or something that is really debilitating my ability to enjoy my life? Am I hungry to express my creativity through art, painting, singing, sculpture, dancing, pottery, or some other way such as writing?

We are in times of change. Our hunger can tell us the direction of the change we are moving in. It can give us the powerful intention and motivation to change and be a success.

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Success is Impacted by Adverse Childhood Experiences

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

Donna had lost over 100 pounds two years ago but in the past six months she had put weight on again.  Dr. Felitti was concerned. Donna was 53 and had debilitating diabetes.  Here she was right back where she started.  While he was rattling off questions, he misspoke and instead of asking “how old were you when you became sexually active, he asked “How much did you weigh when you first became sexually active?” She answered forty pounds. “It was when I was four years old with my father.”

Why write to you about such a research program on this law of success blog? Because over the years, what I have found is that subconscious beliefs and patterns get in the way of success. Here is documented research that shows almost a causal relationship between childhood abuse and severe health challenges. How might this affect success behaviors? So lets hear more.

Patty had gone from 408 pounds to 132 pounds in fifty-one weeks.  What was so jaw dropping about these two people is that they dropped out of their weight loss program just as they were reaching their ideal weights. Patty had suddenly gained thirty eight pounds.  Her explanation was that she was sleep-eating, waking up to pots and dishes that were dirty that she could not remember utilizing. Why now? was Dr. Felitii question. An older work colleague was hitting on her.  “Patty had a lengthy history of incest at the hands of her grandfather starting when she was ten years old. This was when she had begun to struggle with her weight.” (Page 34).

After 186 patients, Dr. Felitti asked five other colleagues to screen their next hundred weight patients for a history of abuse.  They all turned up the same results; obese patients had some history of abuse.  It was this insight that led to a landmark research study by two physicians Dr. Vincent Felitti and Dr. Robert Anda called the “Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE).  It’s purpose was to identify:

  1. The relationship between exposure to abuse and/or household dysfunction in childhood and adult health-risk behavior (alcoholism, smoking, severe obesity), and
  2. The relationship between exposure to abuse and/or household dysfunction in childhood and disease.

Between 1995 and 1997 these two doctors asked 26,000 Kaiser health-plan members in San Francisco to participate where adults were getting comprehensive medical evaluations that contained the information they were looking for.  An astounding 17,421 of these Kaiser health-plan members agreed to participate by completing a questionnaire.

Based on the prevalence of adversities they had seen in the obesity program, the two doctors sorted their definitions of abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction into ten specific categories of ACE’s” (adverse childhood experiences(p. 36).  They wanted to know the patient’s level of exposure before the age of 18.

  1. Emotional abuse
  2. Physical abuse
  3. Sexual abuse
  4. Physical neglect
  5. Emotional neglect
  6. Substance abuse in the household (e.g., living with an alcoholic  or a person with a substance-abuse problem)
  7. Mental illness in the household (e.g. living with someone who suffered from depression or mental illness or who had attempted suicide)
  8. Mother treated violently
  9. Divorce or parental separation
  10. Criminal behavior in household (e.g., a household member going to prison.      (p. 37)

Their findings from this huge group of people showed astonishing results.

  • 67% of the their subjects had at least one category of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs, p, 37).
  • 12.6 % had four or more categories of ACEs (adverse childhood experiences). (p. 37)
  • Having an ACE score of two or more doubles someone’s likelihood of developing an auto immune disease. (P. 41)
  • The higher a person’s ACEs (adverse childhood experience) score, the greater the risk to his or health.
    • a) A person with four or more ACEs was twice as likely to develop heart disease and cancer.
    • b) A person with four or more ACEs was three and a half times as likely to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as a person with zero ACEs (adverse childhood experiences)(p. 41)

What was also mind-blowing was who this population was.  It was conducted in solidly middle-class San Diego.  70% of the people answering this questionnaire were Caucasion and 70 % of the group were college educated, and these patients of Kaiser had great health care!  These are not people you would expect to have childhood abuse. (p. 38)

If a person who answered these questions is exposed to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and avoids carefully smoking, drinking, physical inactivity, and obesity he or she can protect themselves from about 50 percent of the health risks. This is one of the most significant statistics of the study. No matter how clean they keep their health habits, they still have a 50 % increased health risk. These people are still much more likely to develop heart or liver disease. (p. 40) If that increase is that significant in heart disease, and diabetes, asthma or auto immune diseases which shows up in the body, imagine what this does to your self esteem, your confidence in yourself, and whether or not you are successful in your life.

Patty died at the age of 42 of pulmonary fibrosis, (an autoimmune disease). She put on weight and would lose it, eventually going through bariatric surgery.  Patty didn’t smoke nor had she been exposed to known toxins like asbestos.

The  author of this astonishing book called The Deepest Well, Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity is Nadine Burke Harris, M. D. This pediatrician was given her dream job of creating a clinic in San Francisco’s Bayview Hunter’s Point neighborhood areas where there had only been one pediatrician and to address the health disparities of the city. In this neighborhood the leading cause of death was violence. It was primarily an African American neighborhood, and she found that she was constantly trying to understand why her young patients  had asthma, or were in the smallest growth percentile.  But she didn’t find out about ACE’s  until 2008. “Everyday I witnessed tiny patients dealing with overwhelming trauma and stress and as a human being I was brought to my knees. As a doctor I got off those knees and began asking questions.”  She wrote this book.  She believes that ACEs (adverse childhood experiences) are at the root of a public health crisis in America and is also at the root of a public education crisis as well. I have written on this blog about my health challenges, and thought of writing a book called “Wellness, no matter what!”

No matter where you live or what group of people you are a  part of (Black, White, Immigrant, Native American, that there are bears that are populating the woods.  Poverty, Violence, Divorce, Addiction, Parental Illness, Depression are just a few. This leads to toxic stress which hurts body, soul and beliefs in self. How do we heal this toxic stress which she found in her research in her clinic, that led to a higher risk for

  • depression and anxiety
  • asthma
  • autoimmune diseases
  • food allergies
  • cardiac disease
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • migraines
  • fibromyalgia
  • reflux disease
  • chronic bronchitis
  • stomach ulcers
  • learning problems  (ADHD )
  • stress management
  • self regulation

In her Appendix she gives the 10 part question that allows you to figure out your Adverse Childhood Experiences Score.  You can find out yourself what your own Adverse Childhood Score is by going to take the ACE QUIZ yourself at https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/03/02/387007941/take-the-ace-quiz-and-learn-what-it-does-and-doesnt-mean.

More needs to be written about this.  But for some of you who have not felt successful, no matter how much you have gone for the American dream, or self initiated, I found Dr. Burke’s book very riveting. This work gives us a glimpse into why we have blocks to success, or may not be able to be the biggest self we wish to be, or why we forget, or why we have challenging relationships, or why we may not be able to mobilize ourselves into taking the steps forward necessary for the laws of success.

 

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TED 2019: How to kill a zombie rumour and fix Facebook  BBC News

From so-called zombie rumours - viral online stories that refuse to die - to the difference between misinformation and fake news, much of the talk at TED 2019 ...



50 Home Based Business Ideas You Can Start With No Money  Small Business Trends

You don't need a ton of startup cash to get a successful business off the ground. There are plenty of home based business ideas you can start with no money.



Child sex pic offender found to be running horse-breeding business under assumed name in Australia  Stuff.co.nz

A New Zealand man convicted of having child sex images has been found to be operating a horse-breeding business in Australia under an assumed name.



20 Business Ideas for Stay-at-Home Parents  Entrepreneur

Looking for a new way to make money from home? Here are 20 businesses that you can start with very little money.



50 Online Business Ideas  Small Business Trends

These days, one of the main tools you need to start a business is an internet connection. There are so many different opportunities out there to start businesses ...



How to Start a Small Business Online  Entrepreneur

There is a proven sequence of steps you can follow to guarantee your success when you're starting a small business online. I've seen thousands of people start ...



75 Ideas for Businesses You Can Launch for Cheap or Free  Entrepreneur

It takes courage and dedication to start your own business, but not much cash.



I started a business with less than $600 in just two weeks and it's already profitable after week one  CNBC

In just two weeks, I took an idea and less than $600 and turned it into a profitable business. Here's how.



How to Build a Profitable Business Online by Selling Nothing  Entrepreneur

Learn three simple strategies to help you stack on more revenue without the headaches of fulfillment and customer support.



5 Business Trends That Will Continue to Rise in 2019  Entrepreneur

On one hand, year-on-year improvements are what makes companies great; on the other, firms can't control many of the factors that dictate whether, say, ...



Easy-to-Start Online Business Ideas  Business News Daily

Modern technology has enabled entrepreneurs to do their work from almost anywhere. In fact, many companies operate in a wholly digital environment, lowering ...



The 13 best business ideas you should start in 2019  Startups.co.uk

Every year at Startups we reveal the top business ideas to start. From bespoke beauty to living for less, find out the most exciting start-up opportunities for the ...



27 businesses you can start for less than $1,000  CNBC

It doesn't take a fortune to become your own boss. Here are 27 businesses that cost less than a grand to start.



Five Online Businesses Anyone Can Start  Forbes Now

I want to start any kind of online business that generates a monthly cashflow. What's the correct way to start? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and ...



50 Offline Business Ideas  Small Business Trends

There are still plenty of offline business opportunities for entrepreneurs who aren't super tech savvy to consider. Here are 50 offline business ideas.



25 Businesses You Can Start for Less Than $100  Small Business Trends

Are there really businesses you can start for less than $100? The dating site eFlirt was started with $50 and a Twitter account. Here are 25 great business ideas.



In First, FinCEN Penalizes Bitcoin Trader for Violating AML Laws  CoinDesk

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has for the first time penalized what it dubs a “peer-to-peer cryptocurrency exchanger” for breaking ...



8 Online Careers You Can Start Today From Home  Entrepreneur

Want to start a business and avoid having to lease commercial space and take out massive business loans? Well, thanks to the internet, there are several online ...



Voices Starting your own CPA firm  Accounting Today

If you have kicked around the idea of starting your own accounting practice and think you are ready, then this article is for you.



50 Handmade Business Ideas You Can Start From Home  Small Business Trends

if you're looking for something that will let you exercise your creativity and work from home, then consider one of these 50 handmade business ideas.



These Are the 10 Best States for Online Businesses in the US  Small Business Trends

You may not think that location doesn't matter when you start an online business, but it can certainly help. Here are the 10 best states for online businesses.



50 High Tech Business Ideas You Can Start Small  Small Business Trends

Think high tech startups need to be big? Here are 50 high tech business ideas that can get off the ground with just a few resources.



Meet the 21-Year-Old Entrepreneur Trying to Sell His Failed ICO on Ebay  Cointelegraph

Follow up. The bear market has not been easy on the crypto market, especially when it comes to initial coin offerings (ICOs). The demand for small-value tokens ...



The Complete 35-Step Guide For Entrepreneurs Starting A Business  Forbes

Starting your own business can be thrilling and exciting, but also daunting. If you are considering launching a startup, these 35 invaluable tips covering all areas ...



Need a Business Idea? Here Are 55.  Entrepreneur

This article has been excerpted from 55 Surefire Home Based Businesses You Can Start for Under $5,000 and other great resource books published by ...



Rakuten Begins Registrations for Cryptocurrency Exchange Ahead of June Launch  Cointelegraph

News. Japanese internet giant Rakuten has begun letting prospective users of its Rakuten Wallet cryptocurrency exchange open accounts, Cointelegraph Japan ...



7 Low-Risk Businesses You Can Start Tomorrow  Entrepreneur

Say you want to start a business: You're not alone. Many people dream of being their own boss, calling the shots and becoming an entrepreneur. But there are ...



50 million-dollar business ideas you can launch for cheap (or even free)  Mashable

It's no longer taboo for people to ditch the daily 9-to-5 grind and start their own business. In fact, it's beyond easy starting a business for almost nothing these ...



100 Businesses You Can Start With Less Than $100  Entrepreneur

There are many obstacles to starting your own business, but money isn't always one of them.



8 Ways To Start Or Buy An E-Commerce Business In Midlife  Forbes Now

Starting an e-commerce business in midlife may be easier and less costly than you think. Here are eight ways to do it and advice from experts.



12 books you should read before starting a business  Business Insider

These 12 books offer essential advice for the budding entrepreneur, from digital marketing to creating a business plan.



Drive the entrepreneur in you: 15 business ideas that you can start from home  YourStory.com

It's actually not that hard to start a profitable business just from within the comfort of your home. Take these home-based business ideas, for starters.



25 Business Ideas Worth Millions That I Don't Have Time to Build  Entrepreneur

Here's a good business idea. Focus on one of the million problems people have that you could help them solve.



Start small to go big: here are 35 profitable businesses you can start in India within Rs 10,000  YourStory.com

The hunt for funding has been the bane of an entrepreneur's existence from times of yore. Many abandon their dream to build, create, and innovate in the face of ...



Can you operate an online business from home?  HowStuffWorks

"You never know what kind of greatness can come out of an American garage," promises a 2014 TV ad for Cadillac's CTS Sedan. From Disney and Mattel to ...



Checklist: How to Start a Business with No Money  Small Business Trends

Thinking about opening a business but have no cash? Lack of funds should not deter you. You can start a business with no money using this checklist.



50 Work-From-Home Jobs Paying as Much or a Lot More Than the Average American Salary  Entrepreneur

The money can be pretty good but you're on your own. For some people that's the best part.



20 of the Most Profitable Small Businesses  Small Business Trends

If making money quickly is your goal, then make sure you consider these 20 most profitable small businesses from the start.



How to start a telemarketing business 2019 | Guide by  Startups.co.uk

Starting a telemarketing company is a lean, scalable start-up idea. Click here to discover how to get started in this industry.



How This Mom Grew Multiple 6-Figure Businesses From Home  Entrepreneur

If you've ever thought about working from home or starting a home-based business, you'll want to familiarize yourself with Carrie Wilkerson, also known as the ...



10 Business Ideas to Make Easy Money and Change the World  Entrepreneur

If problems are opportunities to sell solutions, this world is very rich with opportunities.



How to Start an Internet of Things Company  Entrepreneur

The rise of internet of things (IoT) technology has many names, including The Next Industrial Revolution, Industry 4.0 and, simply, The IoT Apocalypse.



17 Accessible Small-Business Ideas in 2019  NerdWallet

When choosing a business idea, focus on your strengths and skills. Here are 17 smart small business ideas in 2019.



4 ways to turn your home business into an empire  BusinessTech

If you're an aspiring entrepreneur who works from home, or if you store your business' equipment or products in your home, then these tips are for you -…



Four Steps To Create A Scalable Lead Generation Business  Forbes Now

Looking to start a business? You may want to consider joining the lead generation industry. Most companies rely on a steady flow of leads in order to grow.



Revamp Your Online Business Presence with This User-Friendly Website Builder  Entrepreneur

Cyberspace, an information superhighway, the iNtErWeBz—whatever you want to call it, the internet is an increasingly vital tool for modern companies, with 97 ...



How to Start a Business With (Almost) No Money  Entrepreneur

You're excited to start a business. Maybe you have an idea, or you're just fascinated with the idea of launching and growing your own enterprise. You're willing ...



The 10 Best Jobs Working From Home  Forbes

There are literally hundreds of employers offering jobs from home. The rise of technology and the global economy are making it more necessary and desirable ...



8 Lucrative Careers You Can Start From Your Own Couch  Entrepreneur

The internet has given us the amazing opportunity to start highly fruitful businesses from the comfort of our own homes.



50 Small Business Ideas for Rural America  Small Business Trends

If you think you need to live in a big city to start a successful business, you're mistaken. Here are 50 small business ideas for rural areas to consider.



20 Actionable Ideas For Making Passive Income in 2018  TheStreet.com

Passive income can be the economic engine that drives more money into your bank account - even when you're sleeping. Learn more about passive income, ...



50 Cash Businesses to Consider  Small Business Trends

Running a cash business still has its benefits such as avoiding credit card fees and other expenses. Interested? Consider these 50 cash businesses.



Why You Shouldn't Quit Your Job to Start a Business  Entrepreneur

As the world becomes more digitized and access to the internet is something we all enjoy, more and more of us want to quit our day jobs to start our own ...



How to Start a Website for a Home-Based Business  The Dough Roller

This post is sponsored by GoDaddy. The *content* and opinions expressed here are the author's alone. So, you've decided to make the leap and become an ...



15 Things You Will Need for Your Internet Home Business  Small Business Trends

More and more people are staying right at home to run their small business. Here is a rundown of what you'll need to set up your Internet home business.



Step by step to starting your own business  Irish Times

There has really never been a better time to start your own business. Thanks to Government initiatives, start-up communities and entrepreneur networks there is ...



10 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting an Online Business  Entrepreneur

From not having a business plan to spreading yourself too thin on social media, here are a few things founders should avoid when starting a business.



Frustrated with home internet? Business-class service may be for you  Chron.com

When Sam Schrade moved to a new home on the west side of Lake Houston recently, he got a surprise. The internet access he'd signed up had some serious ...



How Long Does It Take to Make Money With an Online Business?  Business 2 Community

Cincinnati-born Spielberg is a pioneer of the New Hollywood Era, has been creating gorgeous and box office-breaking films since Jaws in 1975, and has a ...



Top Ecommerce Platforms of 2019 to Move Your Small Business Online  Small Business Trends

Are you finally ready to start selling online? Here are the top ecommerce platforms to consider using for your small business.



Why Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey Are Warming to Blockchain  CoinDesk

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk's advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT's Digital Currency Initiative. The following ...



Getting Your Startup off the Ground: Here's How Much Cash You Will Need  Business News Daily

Every business requires a certain amount of cash on hand to get started. Here's how to calculate some of the basic costs associated with your new venture.



7 Lucrative Online Jobs That Can Skyrocket Your Income  Entrepreneur

The digital revolution is in full swing. This behemoth that we call the internet has now made its way into even the most remote destinations on earth. Few place ...



50 Small Business Ideas for Those Who Love the Outdoors  Small Business Trends

If you love spending all your time outside, there are plenty of opportunities. Here are 50 different outdoor business ideas for you to consider.



10 Business Ideas for Making Extra Money After Work  Entrepreneur

If you already earn a steady paycheck and need some extra cash, an evening side job might come in handy. Thanks to the internet and advancements in ...



65 Part Time Side Businesses To Start  Small Business Trends

Looking for a part time business idea? This list of 65 side businesses will give you a wide range of ideas and industries to pick from.



How To Build Your Own Million-Dollar, One-Person Business: Advice From The Front Lines  Forbes Now

The number of million-dollar, one-person businesses and partnerships is rising every year. Here are strategies from five entrepreneurs who have hit the mark.



The Basics of Starting a Home-Based Business  Entrepreneur

The move from a fully-equipped office--with copiers, doughnuts and an IT specialist--to a home-based office can be tricky. What elements are essential and what ...



How To Start A Small Business For Less Than $1,000  Forbes

The United States has always been the land of opportunity; anyone has the right and “theoretical” opportunity to start a business and be successful. The risks of ...



Why You Should Consider Business Internet at Home (No Throttling or Data Caps)  How-To Geek

Most ISPs offer business internet plans that cost a bit more, but also offer great features like no throttling, no data caps, and even higher speeds. And the ...



50 Small Town Business Ideas  Small Business Trends

Just because a town is small doesn't mean there aren't plenty of small business opportunities. Here are 50 small town business ideas to consider.



Side gig opportunities: 27 businesses you can start for less than $1,000  USA TODAY

Want to make some extra cash without investing a lot at the outset? Think about what skills you have and how can you do it with low overhead — it's often ...



50 Ideas for a Lucrative Side Hustle  Entrepreneur

If you're looking for ways you can earn a few extra bucks with a side hustle, you'd likely encounter hundreds of strategies for make some money. However ...



How to Start and Market Your CBD Company  Entrepreneur

An immense market is developing quickly for CBD health and beauty products, including in states that have not legalized marijuana.



How To Start A Business With No Money  Forbes

If you are confident that you have a product or *service* people want, don't allow the lack of capital to deter you from your business goals.


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