Professionalism Under Pressure

There have been some situations where professionalism was difficult for me to muster up. I recently had a run in with my “upline” in one of my lines of business where I learned that there is a way NOT to behave when dealing with business issues…read more…

Ok, so…LOTS of people are giving ClickBank a go and there are generally two VERY different oppinions aboout it. ClickBank is an affiliate marketer’s marketplace where affiliate marketers can go to find products to promote. Now, I will tell you that I do promote a couple of products on ClickBank. The difference between me and other people is that I find a product out in the world, try it, like it and then go search ClickBank to see if it’s available. I’ve only really found 2 or 3 products on there that I will promote because of my standards about not recommending products that I don’t belive in…read more…

 Depending on the line of business your are in, you may be considering the idea of paying for leads. The thing to understand about this, is that not all lead sources work for everyone. So let’s talk about what makes paying for traffic “worth it”. read more–>

The Power of Positivity

Have you ever gone to a resteraunt and the server was rude the entire time they were “helping” you? I have. Do you remember if you tipped that server well or not at all? I do.  I remember it well. Even a forced smile and tolerant attitude would have been a better way than the attitude that girl had. Her face told the story of how I was going to receive less than stellar service, right from the start. Technically, her service was fine. She took my order correctly, brought the food to the table in a reasonable amount of time, asked me if I needed anything else…but that wasn’t quite enough to make me want to give her the “garson” tip. (for me, the garson tip is a $20 bill on top of the standard 15%) That server gets the bulk of her paycheck in tips and cut herself off at the knees by not smiling or attempting to create a rapport with the people at the table. read more…

 “Work at Homers” spend almost ALL of their time at home. This can make it difficult to manage time. I find that being here in the house all day every day can skew my perception of time and urgency. I know my son gets a little frustrated with me because I tend to work A LOT more hours than most people with jobs outside of the house do. Heck, I wake up at 3 am to go to the bathroom, see my computer and end up doing SOMETHING  that has to do with my home businesses for a while before I finally give in to sleep again.  I also find that it can get a little hairy when it comes to deadlines. I’m so comfortable in my surroundings that I can be lax in my efforts to get things done on time and end up rushing to complete the task at the last minute. Let’s think about this for sec…I work at home to be available for my family and reduce stress…hm…read more…