I gently tap on the bedroom door and peer in. I hear my husband David’s rhythmic breathing. “Are you awake?” I whisper. Nothing. I ask again, this time a little bit louder.
“What’s up, babe?” He asks, his voice dripping with sleep. My cheeks are stained with salty, almost-dry tears. My eyes begin to well up again. “Dr. Schneider died,” I say. “Oh babe, I’m so sorry,” he says. “Come here. What happened?”
I crawl into bed and tell my husband that a former member of my therapy group emailed me with news that my therapist of several years had passed. I hadn’t seen him in months because I moved to a new city. He was 83, but in great health, so the news shocked me.
If you told me three years earlier that I’d be crying over the death of my therapist, I wouldn’t have believed you. Me? Crying over the death of someone I paid to treat me? Someone I had a purely clinical relationship with?
But this is where I found myself just last year. *This isn’t the first time I’ve written in SUCCESS about being plagued by the physical, emotional and mental symptoms of anxiety. Rapid breathing, trouble sleeping, dizziness? Check. Catastrophic thinking, fear that everyone hates me, worry that I’m an impostor? Check, check, check. Read more
It’s often the case that when one wants to start a business, they think it should begin with an idea and a business plan. But while these are necessary ingredients in entrepreneurship, they overlook the most necessary ingredient of all: their own mindset. There’s a quote from author and entrepreneur Idowu Koyenikan that says, "The mind has a powerful way of attracting things that are in harmony with it — good or bad.” And it’s true. If you hit one obstacle in building your business and believe it’s a sign that you should give up now, you likely will. But if your mindset is focused on perseverance and success, you’ll keep at it.
Now, many words come to mind in association with an entrepreneurial mindset: optimistic, determined, persistent, unwavering. But what about the mindset required to just get started? Entrepreneurship has a way of taking over our lives, colluding with our identities and forcing us to confront everything within us. That’s why a strong mindset is the most powerful building block for any successful company. Read more...
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Stuck working at home? Unemployed due to the economic downturn? It might be time to consider a new project like building a website. Tools for building sites have improved recently, including the new GoDaddy Websites + Marketing builder, the Wix Editor X app for professional coders and designers, and new features in Squarespace that make it easier than ever to add a blog with rich SEO.
I decided to ask some experts about what to do after you build the site and how to promote it effectively. I dug through a mountain of feedback and picked the tips and tricks that stood out for being novel and unique. If you try any of these tips and they work, drop me a note by email and tell me your story.
1. Rely on websites that are getting significant traffic“Search for your main keywords and click through the top three links that you see on Google. Look at those pages and see how you could get your brand included on them. Is there a broken link in their content that you could fix? Are there statistics or information you could provide that would make their content more valuable? Or, could you offer them a promotional product as a trade for inclusion? If you find a creative way to be on their list, it will add significant traffic back to your own site. This is a great strategy for those who are just starting out and have a limited budget.” Read more..
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