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Suffering from Pandemic Blues? Try This

We’re living in one of those movies where a virus threatens humanity; some of the leaders don’t pay attention to the scientists, and everything looks hopeless while the protagonists' race to save lives and find a cure despite the politicians best efforts to be total idiots.

Then the heroes save the day, all is well, and we can leave the movie theater relieved it was ‘just a movie.’

Except that now we are trapped on the movie screen, the director is gone, and there is...

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Life in Crisis - Done is Better Than Perfect

With the world essentially turned upside down right now, maybe it’s a good time to forget about getting things perfect and instead simply concentrate on getting them done.

Whatever your specialty is, reach out to people on social media and see who you can help. I think you’ll find that people are much more open right now to receiving help from a kind stranger.

Offer two ears to listen and one mouth to offer solutions to whatever they are facing. In other words, do more listening...

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When Keeping 10% Pays You 1,000%

There is an old piece of advice that says you should always, ALWAYS pay yourself first. Take 10% off the top of everything you earn and save it, invest it, and, most of all, keep it for yourself.

You save this 10% off the top before you pay any bills before you pay taxes before you buy food or pay the mortgage.

And over time, that 10% will add up to significant money and even financial freedom.

But there’s another 10% I want to talk about, and it’s time.

If you’re spending...

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Pandemic Readers’ Unprecedented Demand for These Items

motivation pandemic May 11, 2020
 

What is it that readers are searching for like crazy right now?

Hint: It’s not toilet paper.

It’s not the latest novel or diet book, either.

According to National Geographic, demand for this right now is unlike anything they’ve seen before.

Upworthy has seen an unprecedented level of growth for this in the past four weeks, with a 65% growth in followers on Instagram and a 47% increase in on-site page views in March. 

We are, of course, talking about good news.

The...

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What is a Marketer Supposed to Do when Everyone is FREAKING OUT about a World Pandemic and the Economy is in the Toilet?

motivation Apr 28, 2020
 

Are you a Phoenix in the making? I certainly hope so.

Greek mythology tells the tale of an enormous feathered creature with talons and wings, its plumage radiant and beautiful. The Phoenix lived for 500 years before it built its funeral pyre, burst into flame and died, consumed in its fiery inferno.

But soon after, the mythical creature rose out of the ashes in a transformation from death to life.

This story of rebirth has been retold countless times throughout history, but my favorite...

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Escaping the Timelord

Don’t worry, this isn’t going to be an article talking about time travel, daleks and cybermen. This is actually about the ‘other’ timelord, the one we’re conditioned almost from birth, not to truly see but to obey without question.

I am of course talking about the actual time, for example its currently ten past ten at night and I’m writing this article, granted to my own self-imposed deadline, but it serves as a useful example to illustrate the point...

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Develop Your Own "Bullet Time"

In 2001, a small games development company called Remedy Entertainment produced the video game Max Payne. Whilst the game went on to perform fairly well in gaming circles and spawned several sequels and even a movie, as well as being ported from the original Windows PC version to other gaming platforms, it never achieved the huge global success that the “Call of Duty” series of games have achieved.

But it had a couple of revolutionary features built into it, (and firsts for the...

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7 Foolish Ideas that Made Their Creators Rich

Throughout history, entrepreneurs have had a dream: To start that ONE business that makes them a FORTUNE.

Personally, I don’t recommend shooting for the stars straight from your first launching pad. Rather, I’d like to see new marketers and business owners learn the basics, get good at what they’re doing and gradually ramp up from there.

But I understand the appeal of getting rich from your very first business. Heck, if I’m honest, I had the same dream. Granted, I...

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Somewhere Beyond the Sea

In the past, men would seek their fortunes on and across the seas, setting forth from their homelands, sometimes headed for newly discovered and exotic countries, other times for careers at sea, all seeking adventure and riches.

Some found them, some strayed from the path of honesty and became pirates and rogues, others became military men or rich and powerful businessmen, but between them all they built great empires, be they countries or businesses.

Today we look to use the internet to do...

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London In The Snow

london motivation Dec 16, 2019

Have you ever seen London in the snow?

On normal days, London is not dissimilar to any other sprawling metropolis dotted around the globe. Compared to some it might have more history, it may look antiquated and quaint. But it has certain similarities to all of them, hundreds of thousands commute into London for work every day, some may live there, some not, some will socialise there, some not, there are people living and working in London that grew up there or have come from near and far,...

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