There is much happening in my world. As you might have gathered from the subject line, I have been quite busy. However, despite evacuating Florida last week and Hurricane Irma making landfall in Southwest Florida very close to my home (Thank you God for my abode being intact), my business is still running, for which I am giving myself a proverbial pat on the back. As I write this, my neighborhood has no potable water, insufficient sewage, no power, spotty cell service, limited gasoline and food supplies and debris strewn about.  Paradise will return to Naples soon!  Irmaggedon will not keep us down!

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Where can you get a third mind?

Ten Reasons to Join a Mastermind Group

Mastermind groups were touted by Napoleon Hill as a key to success. Hill, long thought of as one of the founding fathers of the field of personal development, believed in regular meetings with a group of 2 or more committed individuals who shared a common goal of success. He formalized this idea in the 1920s and 1930s. He said, “a mastermind is the coordination of knowledge and effort in the spirit of harmony between 2 or more people for the attainment of a definite purpose.”

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What are the 10 mutable laws for entrepreneurial success? – Part 2

[This is the second in our series on this topic.]

Mutable law #2: To compete in today’s marketplace as a small entrepreneur, you must be ruthlessly efficient.

Despite what courses and books proclaim, I believe that “time management” is a misnomer. No one manages time. Time marches on quite nicely regardless of how you choose to interact with it. Nevertheless, what you must do as a small entrepreneur is to effectively use your time. [Read more…]