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Rock Your Discipline for Online Business Success

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How’s your discipline? Mine sucks. Yet I’ve still managed to start a business and launch a blog. And I’m working on my first ebooks. What really sucks, though, is that I probably could be further along with all my business activities if I had better discipline. Even with a 40-hours-per-week day job, I could get so much more accomplished if I were more focused, more organized, and more responsible with my time.

So I’m here to give you a warning…and an invitation. It takes a special breed of person to start an online business and not succumb to blog-fade (where you slowly stop posting until your blog is just a memory…a bad memory). Continue reading

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Less Info, More Action

Listen up, all you Internet business information junkies out there! It’s time for a little cold, hard reality; time for a slap in the face; time for some tough love.

How long have you been thinking about starting a blog or even an Internet business empire? How long have you been reading all the blogs from all the gurus of Internet business? You’ve been devouring all the latest business podcasts and you’ve sunk quite a few dollars into books, online courses, and all the latest whiz-bang techno-gadgets designed to help you get your blog and Internet business going fast.

Yet, here you are, still consuming more information, still planning, still brainstorming…and still no business. Continue reading

Host Gator Black Friday Blowout: 50% – 80% Off Everything!

 

If you’ve been thinking about setting up some websites and you need hosting, Host Gator is offering an awesome deal for Black Friday. I chose Host Gator over a year ago because with their standard pricing you get a lot of bang for your buck. But, with this Black Friday offer they’ve really made it a no-brainer. Check out these deals:

 

Don’t Miss Out! This Black Friday promotion starts at

12:00 AM Friday November 26th CST (-6 GMT)

and will run until

11:59PM CST (-6 GMT) 11/26/2010

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Finally! Get Organized and Get It Done.

DisorganizedI’m gonna let you in on a secret of mine. Don’t tell anyone else okay? I suck at the whole “getting stuff done” thing. Not just a little. I mean like 13 shades of suck. I was born without the “time management” gene.  I truly admire people who can juggle work, kids, hobbies, and 5 to-do lists and still have time to pee and sleep. Amazing. I’m not one of those people.

If you can relate, then read on. I may have (finally!) found a solution to help me get on track, stay on track, and get things done before the proverbial “hell freezes over” scenario. If you’re struggling with getting things done, maybe it’ll help you out too. No affiliate links here, just a really awesome program I found that I wanted to pass along to you in case you’re struggling with time management.

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Need a Swift Kick in the Butt? We Did.

There are a ton of good, positive things to be said about having an internet business. And we are all too aware of all the “bad” stuff that comes along with having a typical 9-to-5 “rat-race” job. Most people would agree that one of the greatest things about an internet business is all the freedom it gives you. You can work pretty much any time and from any place you want. You can take time off when you want, and there’s nobody looking over your shoulder making sure you meet some ridiculous deadline. Having an internet business means you never have to come up with a new excuse for missing work or being late. And you will never have to rely on someone else to give you a raise or to approve an additional day of vacation after you’ve worked your butt off for 5 years. Whoopee.

But hold on there, Sparky. If you’ve been in the Rat Race for years and you’re thinking about starting an internet business, there’s a little dose of reality that you may as well face now: It’s probably not going to be as easy as you think. For all the great benefits of internet business and all the headaches that go along with the Rat Race, there’s one thing that holds true for most people regarding work habits. That is, you will be more likely to “get it done” when you are somehow held accountable, and when there are some undesirable consequences for not getting it done.

Think about it. As much as you dislike your job and want to get out of it, you continue to go to work every day and do what needs to be done. Why? Because if you don’t show up, you’ll have to answer to someone and you’ll probably face some consequences that you’d rather avoid. If that’s not enough, there’s always the risk of losing your income and any other benefits that come along with the job. If you had no one to answer to and there were no negative consequences, do you think it would be harder to make yourself go to that job every day? Yeah, it would. The reality we’ve been facing lately is that, even if you’re talking about starting your own business, being your own boss, and doing something you enjoy, it’s still sometimes tough to “get it done” – for the lack of the very things we hate about the Rat Race! There’s nobody telling us what to do and when to do it, and there’s no “punishment” for putting it off  ”just one (more) day.” At least, not until recently… Continue reading

Doing Nothing Won’t Change Your Life

Though I realize that this statement probably isn’t a news flash to anyone who reads here, sometimes it helps to be reminded of what inspired you to want to change your life. If my hunch is correct, you found A Couple of Quitters because you were searching for something. Maybe you don’t even know exactly what it is that you’re searching for. But I’m pretty certain that the impulse that started you out on your journey to find or create more meaning in your life began because you hate your job. Even if it’s not that, there’s something missing in your life and it probably relates to your present work or unemployment status.

A Clean Slate
There are a whole lot of people who are reflecting on their lives and wondering what they’ve accomplished. But I’m here to tell you that spending your time thinking about the past is worse than making the choices which created it in the first place. Let’s do something right here and now. Let’s wipe the slate clean. The past is in the past and there’s nothing you can do about it. But this moment, my friend, is special. What you do in the next moment is totally up to you. What you do in ten seconds is completely your choice. Where you spend your precious time next week is something in which you have a vote. Give yourself permission to stop thinking about how your sucky choices have created less than what you expected of yourself in life. And start doing the very thing you’ve been considering…DO SOMETHING!

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Video: Sneak Peek Inside Internet Business Mastery Academy

Internet Business Mastery AcademyAbout a year ago, Scott and I decided we were finally going to start internet businesses. Making that decision was the easy part! We then spent way too much time reading about internet business, scouring the internet, and blog-hopping from one “expert” to another in an effort to figure out exactly what we needed to do and how to do it. The payoff for all that time and effort was that we quickly got ourselves completely overwhelmed and were trying to move forward in about 14 different directions. Information is good. Knowing stuff is good. Sometimes trying to know too much stuff is just counter-productive. We desperately needed a step-by-step “roadmap” from one reliable source that would take us from start to finish without us having to figure it all out ourselves. When our heads stopped spinning, we re-grouped and decided to join Internet Business Mastery Academy. This post is somewhat of a review, but we really want to help you make your own decision about whether or not IBMA is the roadmap you need to get yourself  started (or unstuck) and to start making money online. The best way I know of to do that is to give you a peek behind the scenes. I’ll do that with the video below.

The other reason we wanted to give you this “behind the scenes” look is that the pricing structure for IBMA membership will be changing soon. If you’ve been “on the fence” about joining, now is the time to decide. We want to give you all the details you need to make an informed decision and get in on the current price before it goes up. If you get in now, your membership fee will remain at the current price even after the price goes up. Continue reading