2012 Was A Reasonably Successful Year

Happy New Year. As one year ends and a new one is about to begin it’s time for me to look back at the year that was and remind myself of the goals I set. It’s time to reflect and decide what I did and didn’t accomplish in 2012. Later in the week I’ll look ahead to the year to come and share some goals I have for 2013.
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Why Following Your Passion Is The Best Path To Success

Follow your passion. I’m sure you’ve heard the advice before. It’s advice I strongly believe, but advice I also think gets misunderstood at times. I’ll talk about it specifically in the context of starting and running a business, but I think the idea of following your passions works across your entire life.
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Is It Smarter To Focus On Your Strengths Or Your Weaknesses?

We all have strengths and weaknesses and ideally we should consistently work to improve both. We should make areas of strength stronger and help eliminate areas of weakness. Is it more important to focus on one over the other, though?
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Why Quality Impacts Your Bottom Line

Recently I was engaged in two conversations that dealt with the importance of quality. The first was in a thread on my small business forum and the second was in the comments on an older post here.
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Advice For Starting A Successful Freelance Business

A friend of mine is getting ready to venture out on her own and start a freelance business. Since I’ve been emailing her advice and support, and generally thinking about starting and running a freelance business, I thought I would share some of what I’ve been sharing with her.
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