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55 years ago, a timid, unassuming high school student changed the world forever. After his uncle had been killed by a burglar, he took it upon himself to hunt down the perpetrator. Soon after starting his search, he found the burglar, and as they stood face-to-face, he realized something … The criminal was someone he’d seen before.
Sometimes the simplest set of rules tend to be the most effective. Think about the Ten Commandments – there are only ten of them, but considered as a single entity, this code of conduct addresses most aspects of human life. You may be wondering what this has to do with financial practices and small businesses.
We see a lot of spin-offs and reboots on the TV and at the movies these days. So why not apply the same logic that what was popular once will probably be popular again to your blog? Spin-offs, sequels and adaptations have always been prevelant. Take The Andy Griffith Show, for example. This 1960’s gem churned out not one but two spin-off series: Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. and Mayberry R.F.D.
From the time we’re young, we’re told to choose one goal at a time and give it everything we have. Many of us follow this conventional wisdom, but what happens when the path to meet said goal is multifaceted? For example, to become a better athlete, one must train their strength, flexibility, and endurance. Millions of Americans try to get in shape ever year and fall short.
I chuckle whenever someone says “I can’t write.” I know – for a fact, that all of you reading this right now love to write. I mean, hello? It’s 2017 and we live in the world of posts, comments, updates, texts, and tweets! So the truth is, we write all the time. Writing’s how we get ideas out of our heads. Writing’s how we express our feelings.
Working remotely can be liberating. It’s also something a lot more entrepreneurs are doing. Pete Rojwongsuriya, founder of Travelistly and Bucketlistly, recently told Forbes: “What [people] do not know is that the global workforce is moving toward this direction, and the types of skills required to work remotely have expanded in recent years.
Many of us know of David Livingstone as a well-known Scottish explorer of Africa, perhaps most famous for being greeted with the underwhelming line, “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?” At the time of the famous greeting, he’d gone years without any kind of contact with the outside world, hence the fame surrounding the memorable, first-time interaction.
Ever heard of a “matryoshka” doll? If not, you’re probably not all that familiar with the Cyrillic script. No worries – in simpler terms, it’s a Russian doll. You might’ve played with one or two at your grandparents house while growing up – from what I’ve seen, the elderly tend to cling to these sorts of things.
It might surprise you to hear that statistics say you’re just about the last person your audience wants to hear from. According to Crowdtap, millennials are 50 percent less likely to trust material from traditional sources (that’s us), than user-generated content. But don’t take it personally. It turns out that this unwillingness on the part of millennials to trust and enga ...
Why do you do the things you do? I’m being serious. What made you want to wear the clothes you’re wearing? Why did you decide to work in the industry you chose for a career? Why do you like the music you frequently listen to? If you’re like most people, you made these decisions as a result of watching influencers. And I’m not talking about social media influencers… yet.
Whether it’s your first day at school or a new job, there’s something to be said for starting off on the right foot. Launching a new blog is no different. Think about it – in the coming days, weeks and months, you’ll be devoting hundreds of precious hours to this thing. You might as well give it all you’ve got right from the get-go, right? This is where the value of a name comes into play.
Recycling is important, isn’t it? Though most of us aren’t going to chain ourselves to the base of an old oak tree in protest of its removal, generally speaking, people are happy to get involved in some sort of community-driven recycling program. Sure, we’re not willing to go out of our way to build a cooperative raft from leftover Pepsi bottles or anything quite so extreme, ...
I’m a millennial. One of those generation Y types, ya know? To be completely honest with you, it’s something about which I’m fairly excited. While the aforementioned might be a rather damning admission in some professional circles, in my line of work – and yours, if you frequent this blog – this can openly be considered a true point of pride.