We are always complaining that our days are few, and acting as though there would be no end of them. ~Lucius Annaeus Seneca [tweet this]

I had mentioned in an earlier post that I was recently taking an inventory of my daily activities in an attempt to find out how am I doing in the area of managing my priorities and my daily agenda. I do this activity towards the end of each year to reflect upon how I have been doing on the time management front during last several months.

I decided to write today on procrastination because one of the reasons I do my personal activity tracking exercise is, to find out how much I am procrastinating these days. Procrastinating Today's Work Only Adds More Work For Tomorrow - Girl Procrastinating Work At Office

According to research reports that I came across, indications are that 90 to 95% of people procrastinate in one way or another. I do as well, and therefore I plan each time to take action steps diligently everyday to overcome the procrastination challenge. Continue Reading…

A couple of days ago, as I was taking an inventory of my daily activities, I was amazed to see the list of things I got done just in one day. My list had activities starting from paying bills, dropping and picking up kids from school, going to meetings, meeting potential customers, attending networking events and all the way to publishing a new article for this blog.

Living Positively And Powerfully Every Single Day

Wow! It is just amazing how much we can get done just in a day these days. With all the new technologies, gadgets, fast paced life and new ideas coming our way, our lives are so much better already.

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The rewards of blogging are awesome. However, your blogging challenge begins as soon as you get engaged in choosing the best suited platform for your blogging needs. It is an important point to think about if you are just starting out on the journey and it also confuses many aspiring bloggers, naturally.

How To Choose The Best Blogging Platform For Personal Branding, Internet Marketing Or Blogging For Business

We discussed earlier, why blogging is important for your personal branding, and now, having established the need for blogging, let’s discuss what is the best platform for your blogging needs.

Today, there are several blogging platforms to choose from as you get ready to start. However, the best thing is, you aren’t stuck for life with the platform you choose today. If you get started with one platform and later decide that you want to switch to another, it’s very easy to do that as well. Therefore, it should make your decision much easier. 

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As an entrepreneur, soon after starting my first business, I realized that starting a business and then managing it properly is way more complicated than I originally thought it would be. In my case though, I did not even expect to make any money. I just started out to learn what it means to be in business for myself. I wanted to get a taste of entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneur Planning To Start A New Business Venture

However, on the way, I started to believe more and therefore, started to commit more towards making it happen. I think it all worked out great in my case since I started with no expectations.

What I’ve noticed though is, almost everyone who has worked for someone has at some point thought about going into business for themselves. It’s a great idea and because you can work for yourself, express your own creativity, and if you’re lucky, you may even have absolute financial freedom. Continue Reading…

Speaking of Personal Branding, first of all I encourage you to visit the post I wrote while launching my e-book Personal Branding GPS. If you haven’t taken a look at that article yet, go ahead and take a peek to see what Personal Branding is and why is it important to you no matter what your personal or professional goals may be.

Why Blogging Is Important For Personal Branding For Professional And Business Success

To briefly recap, you might want to be recognized for your talents, you might want to create a reputation in the online world to reach out a wider range of audience or you might want to build a business online using the talents and abilities that you are proud of.

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I was watching a Bollywood movie, Shaarabi recently where the multi-millionaire father is so busy building and managing his business that he has no time for his only son. As the story goes, the son (though kind hearted), turns into an alcoholic who hates his own dad.

Family Time Together-Parents Playing With Kids At The Beach In The SunPhoto courtesy of © Depositphotos/Yuri_Arcurs

While the movie is very entertaining it reminded me of the dangers of ignoring our family, our own loved ones, while we search for future happiness.

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Just a few weeks after I had finished reading and writing my book review on the awesome Go for No! Yes is the Destination, No is How You Get There, I had an opportunity to grab a copy of Bypassing NO in Business – Selling Your Ideas with Ease, an awesome new book by Vincent Harris and Harlan H. Goerger full of new body language and influence strategies to eliminate or reduce resistance to anything.

Bypassing NO In Business By Vincent Harris and Harlan Goerger

I love to read the research reports and I am very impressed at the first sight when I found out that this book was based on a 20 years of research work. And true to the claim, the book has distinct 30 new ideas spread across it’s well organized 30 little chapters with amazing illustrations.

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The superstar motivational speaker and personal development legend, Zig Ziglar passed away on November 28th, 2012 at age 86. The sad news came along with this quote from him that has been a driving force in my life:

You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want. ~Zig Ziglar [tweet this]

Zig Ziglar - The Motivator Speaking To The Audience From The StagePhoto courtesy of Bill Butler

He was known for his clever way with words that inspired millions of people around the world to stop looking for shortcuts to success; and instead, earn it the old-fashioned way by rolling up their sleeves and getting to work.

His book, See You at the Top: 25th Anniversary Edition has been my all-time favorite. The incredible life lessons he shared in this book have inspired people from all walks of life around the world to take charge and make a difference in their lives. Continue Reading…

Knowing what not to do while using social media for business is at least as important as knowing what we must do to leverage social media for busness. Earlier, I shared how to leverage social media for business where we discussed some of the basic steps for the entrepreneurs to take control of their personal brand and online reputation for business success.

Social Media Marketing - What Not To Do While Using Social Networking

Social media is the most powerful tool in hands of an entrepreneur who can leverage its power for business growth. If done right, the benefits of using social media platform are tremendous.

However, it is equally important to know and remember the cardinal rules of using social media for business. If used inappropriately, social media is powerful enough to only increase the pain.

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I have two little boys and sometimes when they discuss about money, it’s fun to see the way they have a naturally abundance mindset. There is nothing they can’t afford. The big planes, the big cars, millions of dollars in their piggy bank to buy such things…. There is absolutely no limit on what they can buy.

What To Teach Your Kids About Money

We all had that abundance within us. But as we started to grow up, our self-image started to decrease along the way. Through the years of education, we start to believe that those cars, those big houses are not attainable in this lifetime and then, excuses take place of those dreams.

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