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13 Tips on How to Become More Successful in 2017

13 Tips on How to Become More SuccessfulHappy 2017 everyone! A new year is upon us and I figured I’d start off this year by sharing some tips and ideas on how we can all make this year more successful than the last.

Many people struggle with how to become more successful. Whether our goals are to start our own business, live a healthy lifestyle or develop better relationships, success is difficult for most people.

But as each year passes, we should strive to make the changes so that the future will be better than the past.

If you feel stuck and are looking for change, here are a few tips to help you succeed.

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Why Following Your Passion Is Bad Advice for Starting a Business

A common piece of advice that I hear frequently for people wanting to start their own business is to “follow your passion”.

This piece of advice has become popular for several reasons.

First of all, people want to believe that running their own business will not only be highly profitable, but also fun.

Secondly, when doing something for a long period of time, it makes it much easier and sustainable if the process is enjoyable.

Why Following Your Passion is Bad Advice for Business via @sbizideasblog

However, to understand why this can be dangerous advice, we should first look at the definition of passion.

According to dictionary.com, passion is defined as follows:

“any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling, as love or hate”

 

The problem with passion is that “passion” is an emotion. And emotions eventually fade. Emotions are temporary, but businesses require ongoing execution to survive.

Running a business requires perspective and sustainability. And truth be told, while some parts of running a business are enjoyable, there are probably other aspects you may not enjoy.

So why else is “following your passion” not the best advice for business and what should we do instead?

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Productivity Tips for Working at Home

One of the best parts of having an online business is the ability to work from home. You can get up well rested and you have more flexibility with how you run your business. However, it is very important to set some rules for yourself so that you remain productive.

In this post, I discuss some of the things that I do to stay focused and get work done.

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Why You Shouldn’t Compete on Price

For many business owners, setting prices is a sensitive topics. Many people feel that they have to set prices low to be competitive with other businesses. There are times when pricing low can be advantageous and times when it should be avoided. Here are some general tips and ideas for pricing your products and services.

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The 5 Biggest Reasons Businesses Fail

And How to Avoid Them

Lots of people dream of starting their own business. After working for awhile, a lot of people feel like business offers the best path to financial freedom and ultimately independence.

We all have ideas in our minds about things we could do to launch a massively successful business. But before you start, it is important to know the top reasons why businesses fail and what you can do to avoid failing as an entrepreneur.

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