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How to Master Fear in Business from a Dating Coach

“Fear is an emotion associated with anticipated pain. Former Art Of Charm coach Sameem Rouhani calls it “the discomfort of uncertainty.” It’s useful because we survived as a species by avoiding pain. But social fear in all its forms typically boils down to avoiding a particular type of pain—rejection. As early humans learned, being part of the group was advantageous for survival; being abandoned or rejected by the group meant hardship or death.

The reason the Harbingers’ work with social anxiety in dating maps well to business is because business is inherently social: You’re making things for people, selling things to people, and working with people to make all that happen. And rejection—whether from customers, supporters, partners, investors, colleagues, bosses, “the market,” you name it—almost always feels personal.”

Ways you can battle that fear

  1. Collect Data (of successes)
  2. Use the principle of progresssive overload (pushing yourself a little farther) in a safe environment
  3. Flip your internal script (Change a negative outlook to a positive one)

That’s what progressive overload is all about. “There’s always going to be a fear of failure in business,” AJ says. “You need to be comfortable being uncomfortable.”

Read more: HOW TO MASTER FEAR IN BUSINESS: TIPS FROM LA’S TOP DATING COACHES

 

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3 tips for falling in love with your business

“Falling out of love with your small business can happen any time, not just in summer. Most entrepreneurs find they hit a period when they’ve lost their momentum and feel like they’re in a rut.

How do you fall back in love with your business and get back to where you once belonged? It’s time to get reunited.”  

  1. Remind yourself of your “bright idea”
  2. Reassess your personal goals
  3. Emulate your role models

Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/abrams/2015/07/23/small-business-columnist-abrams-love/30442633/

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Start Locally When Marketing

This is an excerpt from a post on Rescue a CEO which discusses how important it is to be hyper-focused before scaling out.

Many business owners become so fixated on growing large immediately that they forget about what’s in their backyard. Rather shooting for the moon, start pumping up your local connections and visibility. Be present in local events and start networking with community influencers to ensure everyone in your own community knows about you. By getting your community behind you, you can be sure that your brand will spread.

 

Remember, too, to think locally when it comes to the web. Be sure to have a proper local listing for your business so you can be easily found online when local customers are looking for your goods or services.

Read more: http://rescue.ceoblognation.com/2015/07/02/5-tips-for-growing-your-business-through-marketing/

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What Gurus Always Get Wrong About Blogging

This blog post from Gary Vaynerchuk discusses blogging, what the experts aren’t doing and what you can do to take advantage of the various blogging sites. Blogging isn’t dead. It’s just getting started.

If you write a blog, social media needs to be the gateway drug to your content and site.

 

Social networks, specifically Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest, should be treated as the stepping stones of content to drive to the aforementioned “home,” whether that’s a blog or media site or whatever.

Read more here: https://www.garyvaynerchuk.com/starting-a-blog-and-where-to-start-a-blog-1215151571.html

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Tips for Bootstrapping Your Business

Many businesses are started with just $100 or whatever is in that entrepreneur’s pocket. That is the definition of bootstrapping. Many entrepreneurs say they don’t have enough money to turn their idea into a business but often the ability to bootstrap a business and build it what makes the difference between success and failure. Check out these tips for entrepreneurs on how to bootstrap your business.

  1. Do your research.
  2. Be a jack-of-all-trades.
  3. Only hire people that are complimentary to your own skill-set.
  4. Make it personal.
  5. Be persistent.
  6. Don’t be above free or cheap.
  7. Start by scouring the “Freebies” section of Craigslist for items you might need for your office. They might be used but, like the saying goes, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”.

Read more here: 5 Tips for Bootstrapping Your New Business

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Tips for Small Business Travel

During the summer a lot of entrepreneurs and business owners will be traveling domestically and internationally. We came across these tips for entrepreneurs and business owners to help out with the sometimes bumpy road for traveling.

  1. Create Your Own HotSpot
  2. Use Messaging Apps for Communicating
  3. Use Prepaid SIM Cards
  4. Use Prepaid Phones
  5. Use Services Like Skype
  6. Travel During the Off Season
  7. Shop Anonymous Hotels
  8. Source Discounts
  9. Ask for Reduced Rates When Possible
  10. Call Before Leaving
  11. Compression Sacks
  12. Ostrich Pillow
  13. SeV Woman’s Trench Coat
  14. Travel kits
  15. The Train Reaction
  16. Check Out Smaller Companies
  17. Find Discounts and Coupons
  18. Start on the Weekend
  19. Go Further Afield for Your Rental
  20. Shop Around
  21. Watch Out for Extra Charges
  22. Back Up Your Computer Files
  23. Join a Rewards Program
  24. Book Nonstop Flights
  25. Dress Up a Little
  26. Charge Up the Gadgets

Check out the full post here: Savvy Tips for Smart Business Travel