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When One Door Closes another Door Opens

When One Door Closes another Door Opens

You have likely heard the phrase, "When one door closes another door opens." I heard it first a few years back. At the time, I was focusing so hard on the what I was losing I almost missed the meaning in the words.

However, later that day it came back to mind. For a few minutes, I wondered…

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Added by Seth Haigh on January 9, 2013 at 10:21pm — No Comments

The Healing Power of Music - Story of Discovery

A Personal Experience

Over the past few years, life taught me some unexpected lessons (a good thing). One lesson includes a greater respect for the healing power of music. This lesson wasn’t learned in a classroom, book or from a friend. Instead, it was experienced firsthand.

30,000 Foot View of My Life

Over the past 45 years, my time was spent…

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Added by Seth Haigh on December 18, 2012 at 10:14am — 1 Comment

Learn Acoustic Guitar Songs at Home

Learn Acoustic Guitar Songs at Home

After a recent surgery, I found myself looking for things to keep stress down and a good attitude up. I found exactly that when I picked up my step-daughter’s guitar and decided to learn acoustic guitar songs while I healed from surgery.

At 45 years old, I was surprised to find a free, easy, fun, and healthy hobby…

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Added by Seth Haigh on December 18, 2012 at 12:27am — 2 Comments

Handling Difficult People

Handling Difficult People

We all eventually find ourselves trying to improve our skills for handling difficult people. There is likely even someone you know who sets you off like an atomic bomb. Maybe they constantly criticize you, put you down in front of others, take credit for your good…

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Added by Seth Haigh on December 13, 2012 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

What to Include in a Resume

Over the past 25 years I’ve helped countless co-workers, supervisors, fellow-students, my own students, friends, and family figure out what to include in a resume. I’ve also personally helped a few dozen people get hired based on a resume we wrote or rewrote together.

After researching what works today (as part of updating my own resume), I decided it was time…

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Added by Seth Haigh on December 10, 2012 at 6:51pm — 7 Comments

Improving Communication Improves the World

The world around you improves each time you ask yourself and others how to improve your communication abilities. Everyone knows how to communicate…right? The truth is everyone does communicate. However, some of us seem to do it better than others?

If you’re anything like me, you want to put and keep yourself in the group of people who do…

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Added by Seth Haigh on December 3, 2012 at 5:48pm — No Comments

Ten Time Proven Principles of Success

Ever wish a book of answers to life's questions would fall out of the sky? Careful, it may land on your head. Here is Chapter 1 - The Principles of Success.

I recently came across a list of 10 factors the Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) published in answer to the question, “What is the Secret of Success?”. The IBD studied industry leaders, investors, and…

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Added by Seth Haigh on November 30, 2012 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Thanksgiving Day Quotes and Toast

The tradition of the Thanksgiving Quotes and Toast exists in many forms in homes across the world. It is often as simple as a lone traveler thinking few quiet thoughts over a meal at a truck-stop. Sometimes, it coalesces from the hearts of soldiers, sailors, and airman who share a meal on foreign soils (god bless and thank you). Other times it takes on…

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Added by Seth Haigh on November 22, 2012 at 11:16am — No Comments

How to Negotiate (Priceless Fundamentals)

Knowing how to negotiate is a key part of successfully executing strategy in pretty much every aspect of your life. The truth is that resources are limited. With limited resources, you’ll find that if you give out more than you take in, you’ll end up with less than when you started. In relationships, business, career, salary,…

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Added by Seth Haigh on November 21, 2012 at 11:45am — No Comments

Small Business Survival & Principles that Help

Small Business Survival:

Small Business Survival depends heavily on developing good strategy, principles and tactics. This article/post focuses on principles, for a better understanding of strategy, read my article/post titled (What is Strategy?).

If your small business will survive; you must first understand the…

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Added by Seth Haigh on November 14, 2012 at 10:57am — 6 Comments

Why always so angry?

Have you ever asked yourself, "Why am I always so angry"?

Understanding why people find themselves asking that question is an issue for hiring authorities, HR types, supervisors, teachers, parents, civic leaders, and individuals alike. This hit home for me recently while I listened to helicopters hovering over my step-daughter’s school and our…

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Added by Seth Haigh on November 11, 2012 at 11:43am — No Comments

What is Strategy?

What is Strategy? 

When we start wondering, "What is a Business Strategy", we are usually playing around with a new or important idea. This leads us to question what exactly strategy is and what strategy will work best for our unique situation. We do this because we rightfully "want" to succeed.

Be Warned

Success is important and having a perfect…

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Added by Seth Haigh on October 17, 2012 at 10:28pm — No Comments

What is Relationship Marketing?

What is Relationship Marketing?

First, it is nothing new. Relationship Marketing (in its basic forms) has been around since the beginning of human history. Truly successful businesses have always benefited from developing and nurturing healthy relationships within their target market.

Dictionary.com defines it as, “a marketing…

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Added by Seth Haigh on October 16, 2012 at 9:55am — No Comments

Helping vs. Enabling?

Difference between Helping and Enabling

Relationship marketing requires a great deal of emotional intelligence. Lots of people get out there, and establish relationships with their target market only to find out months or years later that there is no reciprocation to…

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Added by Seth Haigh on October 16, 2012 at 9:46am — No Comments

Questions to Ensure Business Plan Success

Asking tough questions helps ensure business plan success. Starting a business is tough and making it grow successful is even tougher. If you took the time to make a plan, you realize good plans lay the foundation for successful businesses. If you want your success to last, get feedback on your plan early and often.

The most objective (and…

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Added by Seth Haigh on October 5, 2012 at 3:10pm — No Comments

The Pursuit of Happiness

The Research

By studying identical twins, researchers have determined approximately about 50% of the variation in our happiness levels is determined by our genes makeup. This is called a genetic set point / range. This is the range of happiness we return after really good or bad things happen (our default operating zone). By studying data from different people in…

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Added by Seth Haigh on October 3, 2012 at 10:19pm — 3 Comments

How to Interview - the Process & Elevator Speech

Tina asked:

I applied for a job online at a really large company, got a missed call from someone from their HR department that If I am still interested in the position call her back. I am going to return her call. Should I be prepared for a phone interview? I mean, what is the process? do they usually call to schedule an interview or ask some human resources questions to see if you are a good candidate for them? If so, how well do they expect us to…

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Added by Seth Haigh on October 3, 2012 at 10:21am — 2 Comments

Free Beer With Dinner!

Free Beer With Dinner

Free beer is a good thing, but the fundamental theme of this video post includes a tip that will make sure sustainable results if you are looking to increase your revenue per customer.

It doesn't matter if you are getting your sales staff focused on inside sales, up-selling, and marketing added services. It doesn't even matter if…

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Added by Seth Haigh on October 2, 2012 at 1:38am — 3 Comments

Tips for Using Social Media to Grow Your Business

Everyone benefits from a few good tips for using social media. Hopefully, this post will do that and go the extra mile too. Since the birth commerce, merchants have dreamed about how great it would be if they could spread awareness of their products and brand, dramatically increase their customer base, and make more sales without spending anymore money (or trading…

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Added by Seth Haigh on October 1, 2012 at 5:36am — No Comments

Don’t need a Small Business Exit Strategy – Think again!

Plan ahead for your Small Business Exit Strategy – The Basics

In all aspects of life, an exit strategy can come in handy if you find yourself needing to extract yourself from a given situation. In romance, this is referred to as coyote love because is the point where you’re willing to chew your own leg off to get out of the trap you find yourself in. Many a business owner…

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Added by Seth Haigh on September 26, 2012 at 9:33pm — No Comments

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