The Value Proposition – The Real Key to Partnerships

Partnerships, affiliate agreements, or joint ventures – it doesn’t matter what you call them, they are all part of successful internet marketing. My company is a partnership and we have on-going partnerships with others that work very well for both sides. Continue reading

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Just Say No to New Year’s Resolutions!

We love New Year’s Resolutions, making them, breaking them, and making fun of them (it’s the number one subject of the first Sunday comic section of the New Year). Anything but keeping them! Research suggests that about 45% of people in the United States make New Year’s resolutions and 75% of them keep them going through the first week of January (that would get you a C in school!) 46% make it six months, which is pretty impressive given that first week failure rate, but only 8% last the whole year. Not a very good showing. Continue reading

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Entrepreneurs – What Happens When You Plan Poorly

I have a small parcel of undeveloped land, about 90 acres, in the middle of the Texas Hill Country. It is within easy driving distance of the Eckert James River Bat cave which is one of the largest bat nurseries in the country. During the height of the season, sometime between mid-June and mid-July 4 to 5 million female Mexican Free-tailed bats give birth doubling the population. Seeing them swirl out of the cave like smoke is a sight worth seeing. Continue reading

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5 Myths about Business Travelers

Traveling a lot for work recently has provided me with some unique opportunities to observe people.   There are lots of stories and jokes and stereotypical characteristics about road warriors – people who travel a lot on business – and I expected to run into a lot of confirming examples. But what I’ve discovered is the few are creating an image to the detriment of the many.  Here are 5 debunked myths about road warriors that may surprise you: Continue reading

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Limitations – What, Me?

By Lynda-Ross Vega

“Which is harder, do you think, owning your strengths or accepting your limitations?”

This question was posed to me recently by a coaching client I’ve been working with for a couple of months. You may be surprised at my answer. Continue reading

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Discovering the Keys to Successful Partnerships

Have you ever sat down to write an article or prepare a presentation on a subject you thought was going to be a snap only to discover more complexity than you first suspected? This happened to me recently while I was preparing my presentation on partnerships for my first conference appearance of 2013. Continue reading

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How to Find Your Natural-Born Genius

I believe that everyone has innate talents – skills for which they have innate capacity, but “I’m not particularly talented at anything,” is a phrase that I frequently hear from my coaching clients. Continue reading

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