Are you DIY or DFY?

Can you finish this old saying? If you want something done right… We all know that the final words are “do it yourself”. Supposedly, the first one to utter this saying was Charles-Guillaume Etienne, a 19th Century French dramatist. Since then, it’s been regurgitated by gurus, parents, coaches, and anyone preaching self-reliance and rugged self-reliance.…

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Worth Millions…Still Uses a Calculator!

Richard Koch is the author of “The 80/20 Principle” and several other business books that have sold millions of copies worldwide. He’s also an uncannily successful investor, with a net worth of over $250 million. But when it comes to analyzing investment opportunities, Richard doesn’t use sophisticated financial modeling software or poor over numbers churned…

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Two Paths to Success…Which Will You Choose

Have you heard this legend about Pablo Picasso? Apparently, one day a woman recognized the famous artist at a market. She approached him and asked, “Mr. Picasso, I’m a fan of your work, would you please draw me something?” Picasso quickly drew a tiny piece of art on the paper she had handed him. Then…

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Hardwork Is a Lie…Here’s Why

Some simple math for you. Assuming you work 40 hours a week for 50 weeks a year… If you want to make $100,000 per year, you must earn $50 per hour If you want to make $200,000 per year, you must earn $100 per hour If you want to make $1 million per year, you…

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What Impacts Your Success More than Anything Else?

What has the biggest impact on your success? Is it brains? Is it hard work? Is it where you come from? Is it the skills you develop? No. All those things are, of course, important. But one thing determines your success far more than any of these. I’d say, far more than any of these…

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The Orville & Wilbur Traffic Philosophy

If you’re frustrated marketer, one of your least favorite phrases is probably “It’s a numbers game”. You’ve heard the advice, “Just run the numbers”, right? It’s a tired old cliché. I personally hate it. It’s tossed out by gurus to get their affiliates members to keep plugging traffic through a system that simply does not…

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How to Get off the Hamster Wheel

There are three kinds of people in this world… There are people who are made to stay on the hamster wheel their whole life. And there are people who will do absolutely anything they can to never get on the hamster wheel in the first place. And there are people who find themselves on the…

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Why Bad Traffic Can Kill Your Business

Perry Marshall is one of my favorite online marketing experts. Perry made his fame as the “Adwords Guy”. He literally wrote the book on pay-per-click (PPC) advertising, The Ultimate Guide to Google Adwords. The guy knows PPC traffic. But, if you sign up for his Adwords email training course, one of the first messages you…

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Why You Don’t Have to Put in 10,000 Hours

Have you read Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers: The Story of Success? In this 2008 best-seller, Gladwell examines the factors that contribute to high levels of success. And one factor that he mentions time and time and again is the “10,000 Hour Rule”. According to Gladwell, one of the main reasons for the phenomenal success of…

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Are You Fighting this Universal Law?

Are you familiar with the “80/20 Principle”? I think it should be called the “Universal Law of 80/20” because it applies to so many aspects of life. Most of us have heard it used in business terms… 20% of the salespeople in a company make 80% of the sales. 20% of a companies customers are…

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