Category Archives: Start a Business

My new “student” made his first sale! (You’ll never guess who my “student” is!)

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3d illustration: sunglasses. Concept of a cash registerI just got back from an international trade show.  Believe it or not, this was my FIRST trade show of my life!  It was such a great experience- very eye-opening in many ways.  I plan to write more about the experience soon, but today I wanted to share something exciting! Continue reading

Turning Your SOS (Shiny Object Syndrome) into Bright Ideas!

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shiny object to bright ideaIf you’ve been looking into new ideas for  making money online for any amount of time, you’ve probably come across articles, forums or blog posts (like this one) that talk about the “Shiny Object Syndrome.”  The idea is that people jump from idea to idea every time they hear about the “next big thing”.  It grabs their attention- things like “make $20,000 in just 24 hours” or “make a full-time income on autopilot” etc  It’s these kinds of headlines and products that are designed to be seen as “shiny objects” much like a bug is drawn to light.

I’ve had my share of the “shiny object syndrome.”  I would dare say, however, that a degree of this “syndrome” is necessary for success.  Continue reading