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Hi - I run three successful companies of varying sizes. It can be done, but it is not easy to accomplish and it is easy to get sidetracked if you are not intentional about developing focus each and every day. I've written and podcasted a fair bit about this subject (http://wisenapkin.com/tag/foc...

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This is a great question to explore. It is difficult to reach everyone. The narrower your niche to greater opportunity you have to become the expert in that space. I would first look to what group of people you enjoy working with the most. Is this women working in Law? People dressing for publ...

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If you like it, go for it. Blogging takes a lot of energy and commitment, so go with a name that resonates with you first and foremost - you want it to be a place you really enjoy writing. That said, it can be helpful to 'brand' something in a way that's easy to remember - easy to spell, easy to ...

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We (corporate leaders) should indeed measure contribution but also engagement, innovation, adaptability and growth. Because these are "gray" or "squishy" areas, they're uncomfortable for many managers to use as metrics of performance assessment. Asking leaders who work in a metrics-based envi...

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You can't verify anything, unless they give you their tax returns. You can do revenue share deals, where gurus are paid a percentage of profits they generate. Tip: True Gurus (upper 'G', rather than lower 'g') are busy generating cash. You'll rarely meet them + hardly anyone knows them. To mee...

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In my experience, no entrepreneur is fully prepared for the journey they are embarking upon when they start a new business endeavor. You simply can't have everything you need before you begin this journey. Being an entrepreneur is about being resourceful, or as Paul Graham puts it, being "relentl...

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If you are going to lead the workshops: Start with personal branding. Workshops and coaching are by experts and I'd recommend building a personal brand first. People should build trust in you. Then your offerings. Each offering that you have - a workshop, a coaching program etc. - should have i...

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You seem to think there is only two options for you: Stay where you are or go to this possible low-satisfaction job. Why can't you continue to search for a great job that fits all your requirements? Also - are you sure this new job is a 50-60+ week job with low-job satisfaction? Or are you jus...

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The best way is to offer early adopters a discounted rate and lock it in for life. Make it a no-brainer for them with the understanding that they are your beta group and that you will ping them from time-to-time for feedback on concept improvement.

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This is a common problem with "Doer" business owners. It won't be easy to find someone to work on commission. Truly able commission-based salespeople know they are a) in demand, and b) capable of setting their own price. So why should they work for you? They're going to go to where making sales ...

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