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Get the Audience FIRST and Then 99% of Your “What Do I Sell People” Questions Get Answered For You

Myrtle Reed

“If we all tried to make other people’s paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.” – Myrtle Reed, Born Sep. 27, 1874. This really is the fastest and easiest way I know to get into business – especially online. Find or create an audience, and serve them what …

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Stuff You Choose Today Must Bear Fruit in the Future (Or Else Don’t Waste Time)

Donald Glover

“I started doing ’30 Rock’ and started writing ‘Mystery Team’ at the beginning of that. While I was doing ‘Mystery Team,’ I started practicing stand-up. While I was doing stand up, I got ‘Community.’ It’s like I planted trees six years ago, and now they have fruit.” – Donald Glover, Born Sep. 25, 1983. Here …

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Mashup Your Core Topic With Everything Else That Is Cool (And People Will Love It And Beg For More)

Horace Walpole

“The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well.” – Horace Walpole, Born Sep. 24, 1717. This is also a decent philosophy for thinking about your core content that you will use to build an audience around. You choose your central, main topic. And then …

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Put a Pin in Those Excuses. Instead: Produce. Publish. Profit.

John Coltrane

“You can play a shoestring if you’re sincere.” – John Coltrane, Born Sep. 23, 1926. Don’t let anything be an excuse that keeps you from doing what you want to do. “I only have an hour a day.” “I need a better computer.” “I’m working on my game plan.” “I was busy this weekend.” “I …

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If Your Wish is for Riches, Rub Pencil to Paper Instead of Polishing Magic Lamps

Rosamunde Pilcher

“There is no magic in all the world like that magic when you sell your first bit of writing.” – Rosamunde Pilcher, Born Sep. 22, 1924. Oh Rosamunde, you poor dear. The magic that exceeds your claim is the feeling when your words can sell things – yours or those produced by others – sell …

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“Success” can be a Dream, but SUCCEEDING is an Action Plan

Chuck Jones

“The rules are simple. Take your work, but never yourself, seriously. Pour in the love and whatever skill you have, and it will come out.” – Chuck Jones, Born Sep. 21, 1912. So many people WANT success. But they don’t want to succeed. Because “succeed” is a verb, and that means you have to DO …

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Success Might Seem 1000 Miles Away, But How Many Miles Did You Walk Today?

Walter Elliot

“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.” – Walter Elliot, Born Sep. 19, 1888. How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. If you have a massive project, which will take days (if not weeks) to accomplish, many people lack the organization and willpower …

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The Difference Between Worthless Information and Valuable Knowledge Is…

Sydney J. Harris

“The two words ‘information’ and ‘communication’ are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through.” – Sydney J. Harris, Born Sep. 14, 1917. A lot of people who market things on the internet care about having a “content strategy” as a way to draw prospective customers …

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