Every person on this earth has the capacity to be creative in some way. Some people are creative in the arts, others in business, and others in more ways than can be described here. The thing that you need to know about creativity is that everyone has the ability. It already exists inside you; you only need to figure out how to bring it out

1) Be More Mindful

There are a lot of things we do every day without even thinking. We get up, shower, brush our teeth and go about our lives mostly on autopilot. Try getting up…


The truth is, the more focused you are on success the more likely you are to experience it. Most of you have probably heard of “The Secret” where they espouse the idea that putting out positive thoughts into the universe, and even being very specific about those thoughts, will result in you getting what you want. While it’s not really that simple, having a success-focused mindset will help you achieve more success. But, if you’re not naturally predispositioned to think in terms of success, how can you develop a success-focused mindset?

Developing a success-focused mindset starts with developing three important…


As a contractor you’re likely to be working on many projects together simultaneously. You might have five to ten clients with various projects at different stages. But, is it better to focus on one project at a time or multitask? Well, the verdict is in about multitasking: study after study shows that people who think they are good at multitasking really aren’t.

Therefore, the real question should be: How do I handle multiple projects by multiple clients in an efficient manner?

* Set Up a Workable System — You’re going to need a project management system of some kind, whether…


Your competition delivers a similar product to yours, to the same audience as you do. Studying your competition will help you deliver a better product or service to your audience than if you don’t know anything about them. Your business will improve by the act of studying your competition.

How Are They Different from You?

No competition is going to be exactly the same as you. You are uniquely you and they are, too. Identify the ways in which your products and/or services differ. …


Marketing your business with online content is the ultimate way to bring traffic to your website. You can use articles, newsletters, blog posts, social media updates, FAQs and more to help bring traffic, but there are ways to do it so that you can grow your business the right way. Having a lot of followers isn’t indicative of success. Earning money is. So, if you want to grow your business you have to know which resources to leverage.

Content Is Still King

Everything revolves around content. Content is needed for every aspect of your business. If you create information products…


When you decide that you want to get a business coach, you need to ensure that you find the right coach for you. Nothing is worse than hiring the wrong coach because it can be a large expense and you want to get a return on any investment that you make in your business. Therefore, if you do the research you need to do before hiring a coach, you’ll save yourself a lot of problems and missteps.

Before hiring any coach, they’re going to have you go through a lot of questions to make sure you are right for them…


One the best ways to give your own business a boost is to check out your competition. Your competition, even if your business is more popular, can give you a lot of insight to your audience and how you can improve to make your business even more profitable. One way to do that is to analyze your competition’s social media efforts. Here’s how.

* Follow Them on All Social Media Accounts — See how they are using each social media account to give information to their audience and how they get more followers. …


Networking is something very important to ensure that your business succeeds.

You’ve probably heard it said that “it’s who you know, not what you know” that makes you a success. While it’s not really true completely, it is helpful to know people and to make your business known to others. Whether you network with peers, your audience or educators, it’s nice to learn habits that can make the experience more enjoyable.

Learn Communication Skills

Communication takes two people — a person with a message and the person deciphering the message. It’s up to the person who is giving the message…


Outsourcing is an important part of running a business efficiently, and it can grow and become more profitable over time. After all, you don’t expect a CEO to do everything on their own; instead they have assistants and experts to do a lot of work for them. This is what makes them look amazing — their ability to pick and choose amazing experts to put on their team and motivate them to get work done.

1. Do More in Less Time — If it takes you two hours a day to go through emails that someone else could deal with…


According to anthropologist Edward T. Hall, up to 60 percent of all human communication is non-verbal. Understanding this fact will help you learn how you can demonstrate respect to others without ever opening your mouth. This is a great skill to learn because the more you listen and the less you speak, the more people respect you and perceive you as intelligent, helpful and creative.

Make Eye Contact

Eye contact is really tricky. You want to make eye contact but you don’t want to stare crazily at people and make them feel uncomfortable. …

Ana Lucia Novak

Former Digital Social Media Strategist & former Silicon Valley; Living in Ventura, California. Still into Gentle/Yin Yoga and daily walks with Priska, my cat.

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