10 Uncomfortable Deeds That Will Make You More Successful

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T.S. Eliot was clearly onto something when he asked, “If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?” The very act of stepping outside of your comfort zone is critical to your success and well-being.

Our brains are wired such that it’s difficult to take action until we feel at least some stress and discomfort. In fact, performance peaks when we’re well out of our comfort zone. If you’re too comfortable your performance suffers from ...

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Things You Need to Put in Place in Order to Save Thousands of Dollars on Digital Marketing

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However, with the advent of the Internet, the number of marketing options available to both budding and experienced entrepreneurs has become staggering.

Sometimes, when I’m surfing the web—it’s what I do a lot—I find myself thinking, “Wow! So many tactics! So many choices!”

If I were just getting started in digital marketing, I would be in a total freakout mode. Where do I ...

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How to Craft the Perfect LinkedIn Profile: A Comprehensive Guide [Infographic]

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Your LinkedIn profile is a place for you to build your professional brand, showcase your achievements and skills, share content with other professionals, and connect with colleagues, business partners, and even potential employers.

And people will come across it in a variety of ways — whether they’re searching for employees at your company or in your industry, or they met you in person and want to remind themselves what you do or learn ...

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2016 Content Marketing Toolkit: 23 Checklists, Templates, and Guides

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If content marketing predictions made by leaders like Joe Pulizzi, Sarah Mitchell, Carlos Abler, and several others are any indication, 2016 could truly be the year when brands finally start to de-silo their content efforts and operate as fully functional publishers.

This means it’s time to significantly ramp up your content capabilities – or acquire them from other companies – if you don’t want to fall far below the competition when it comes to engaging with today’s tech-savvy and ...

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A Guide to Content Marketing

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By now, you probably already know how to pick the right SEO keywords and how to write a blog post that generates organic traffic and converts — but what about your content marketing skills and strategy? Are they as strong — and targeted — as they should be?

We’ve been studying and honing the craft for years, and we’ve seen content marketing work ROI wonders for all of our clients, from the national brands to ...

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10 Tried and True SEO Tactics That Will Pull You out of a Traffic Slump

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We’ve all faced disappointing traffic numbers and even heart-stopping dives.

It happened to me recently on this website. Two years ago, I was blogging along as usual, when wham, my traffic dropped!

As it turns out, it was a random algorithm update that killed things for a week or two. Several tweaks later, I was back up to even higher numbers than before.

I understand that algorithms can change, audiences can leave, and a website can suffer from penalties.

But I’m also ...

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3 Ways to Grow Your Consulting Practice Beyond You

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Can’t Grow Your Consulting Practice?

It’s a typical problem for consultants and coaches to get stuck. You grow your consulting practice to a certain point, but then your schedule fills up.

So, now what?

You have to scale. And scaling your business requires you to do 3 major things.

1. Automate Your Marketing

If you’re like most consultants and coaches, your marketing has consisted mostly of referrals, past clients, and your network. That’s a perfect way to get booked solid, as my mentor, Michael Port, ...

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The 3 P’s of 7-Figures and the 1 Skill You Need to Make It All Work

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Growing a 7-Figure Business

I don’t think it’s news to entrepreneurs to know that in order to hit 7-figures, you need a product. The trick is how you get there.

We tend to romanticize the tech start up celebrities who lived off ramen noodles and alternately slept in their car or on their friend’s couch for two years in order to get their company up and running. So, it’s not a surprise to me when many new entrepreneurs think this is the way ...

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6 Facts You Need to Know About Starting Your Own Consulting Business

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Thousands of professionals have dreamed about starting their own consulting business. It seems like a great career path. Hang a shingle, bring in clients, be your own boss, do awesome stuff and make bank.

Consulting, as it turns out, isn’t sexy, glamorous, or easy. It’s downright hard — harder than you might think. I encourage anyone with the moxie to start a consulting business. But I also offer cautions — a few yield signs that could save you a lot of grief ...

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Five Mistakes To Avoid As A Consultant

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One of the top ways I know to leverage your time and replace a lot of manual labor so you can often double (or more) your business income is by adding consulting or coaching.

Personally, I’ve made extraordinary profits by consulting. And I’ve taught hundreds of others to do the same.

As an example, consider Dr. Tom Orent.

In 1997, Tom found his dental practice, career and even his home in jeopardy. He put himself into rigorous study of GKIC-style ...

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