5 Success Foundations

5 things every online business person needs to succeed. In business school, they teach you many things like how to create a business plan, marketing, human resource management etc. They may touch on some of the 5 things I’m about to talk about but perhaps not enough emphasis is given to these critical items. I guess it depends on how savvy your instructor is. I’ve … Continue reading 5 Success Foundations


How Hard Should You Work

Back in 1916, the British government decided that cutting back on work hours and giving a day of rest increased productivity of factory workers working to keep the war machine in arms. A guy named Pencavel from Stanford University dug up the government report and decided to put it to the test. His results are interesting. He actually put some numbers to the report. “[B]elow … Continue reading How Hard Should You Work

Social Media

How to Get Facebook Traffic To Your Blog

Data from GlobalWebIndex recently showed that social networking accounts for nearly 30% of the average internet traveler’s daily activity. What does this mean for a blogger? Well, it means you should have a presence on social media to promote your blog. Studies have shown that 91% of marketers who invest as little as 6 hours per week on social networks increased exposure for their business. … Continue reading How to Get Facebook Traffic To Your Blog

15-5 Rule For Blog Creativity

  People new to blogging and even some veteran bloggers have trouble thinking of what to write about. Some get so overwhelmed with too many subjects, some not enough. What you need to do is to train your brain to creativity. Set aside 15 minutes each day to just start writing. Write whatever comes into your head. It might be about that fly on the … Continue reading 15-5 Rule For Blog Creativity

How To Improve Your Mindset

When I was a girl growing up my mother told me a story of an incredible feat performed by a mother to save her children from a burning barn. The woman’s children were playing in the loft and apparently, the hay caught fire and the children were trapped behind a huge hay rake. A hay rake can’t usually be moved by hand and uses gears … Continue reading How To Improve Your Mindset

One Unlikely Place to Find Hundreds Of Blog Topics

Nothing is more debilitating that staring at a blank sheet of paper waiting for inspiration to come. You’ve got your personal blog and know who you want to target but you just don’t have inspiration. If only you could come up with a list of blog topic ideas or maybe find a blog topic generator you’d know what to write about. But there are places … Continue reading One Unlikely Place to Find Hundreds Of Blog Topics

Making others happy

I love to make things out of wood. Specifically, I like to make toys. I started making some toy swords and sold them to kids at a local fair. It was such fun watching them be transformed into knights in shining armor battling evil. I also made a little push toy with frogs that jump up and down. My little grandson loved it. So what’s … Continue reading Making others happy