Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Motivation Through Procrastination

Another issue related to motivation comes when there are tasks you procrastinate on because you don't enjoy doing them.

Procrastination becomes a problem when you are procrastinating on projects that are important. Projects that are not important should be delayed or outsourced. The key is using the motivation tips you offer to get away from procrastinating on these important tasks.

If tasks are both important and unpleasant then moving through them quickly is key.

The following article has some great ideas:

Other ideas to beat this kind of procrastination:
1. Provide a small reward for yourself when you finish.
2. Do it first off in the morning before you move on to more pleasant tasks.

What other ideas have worked for you?


Monday, June 23, 2008

Develop a Marketing Plan For Your Business

Last month I wrote about having a REAL business plan for your business. (ORIGINAL POST HERE)

Part of your business plan should be a marketing plan. John Jantsch is the expert on small business marketing. Here are his thoughts on what should be included in a marketing plan:


Saturday, June 21, 2008


Motivating yourself is the key to many areas of life. If you are self-employed it is even more important.

Here is a good post on how to sustain your motivation over the long haul:


Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Secret - It's wrong, but it works.....

The Secret has been a powerful Best Selling book. It has also sparked lots of controversy. There are some things about the Secret that I like, but a number of things that I have a real problem with.

This post is a good explanation of why The Secret is wrong, and yet still works. You can read it here:


Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Why I Love My Home Business

One reason that I love my home business is because it gives me the ability to travel more. The residual income comes in whether I work or not, and it provides extra funds to travel more.

Here are some recent photos from our travels:


Cesky Krumlov – A UNSECO World Heritage Site in Czech Republic.

Auschwitz & Krakow, Poland

Danny Gamache
PS. Because of the ability to delay posts, this post is going out while I'm sitting on a beach in Southern Turkey... :)

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Urgent Personal Financial Advice

Seth Godin has a GREAT post titled "Urgent Personal Financial Advice". Some of it is pretty obvious, but his urgency is important.


Thursday, June 12, 2008

5 Steps For Becoming a Better Networker

Here is another great post from "The Dumb Little Man" blog.

Follow these five steps and you will become a better networker. If you are a better networker, you will grow a better business.


Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Ten Things You Didn't Know About Facebook

Guy Kawasaki has a great guest post from Jesse Stay, co-author of "I'm on Facebook--Now What???: How to Get Personal, Business, and Professional Value from Facebook".

I'm a big fan of Facebook and this article shares some great tips:

You can find me on Facebook here:


Sunday, June 08, 2008

Three Steps to Financial Independence

The "Simple Dollar" blog has a good post about the steps to financial independence. Following these steps can be a great strategy for growing your home business.

Step #1: Freedom from financial reliance on loved ones

Step #2: Freedom from financial reliance on creditors

Step #3: Freedom from financial reliance on employment

By building a part-time home business that provides residual income you can use the residual income to complete steps #1 and #2 all the while developing your future income through step #3.

Personally I like adding an extra step between steps #2 and #3. Step #2 could be freedom from reliance on creditors other than your mortgage. Step #3 could be freedom from your mortgage including an emergency fund.

You can read the article here:


Friday, June 06, 2008

Free Copy of Duct Tape Marketing & Free Webinar

John Jantsch, author of "Duct Tape Marketing" is offering a free webinar for small business owners. This would be newsworthy enough on its own, however it gets even better! Not only do you get the webinar training, but you also get a free copy of his book.

The website is here:

Unfortunately I'll be on vacation and away from internet access at the time... :(.



Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Beware: Gifting Programs

One type of home business that you need to beware of are often called "Gifting Programs". While these programs vary significantly, they generally involve receiving tax receipts for your initial "gift" (or investment), and you can also earn money by referring others and helping them "give" money. These companies are (almost ?) always illegal.

A recent version in Canada involved a company which gave tax receipts for much larger amounts than the donations that were given.

You can read the story:

Whatever the case, beware of these "opportunities" that makes "giving" sound like it can make you a profit.


Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Seth on Persistence

Seth Godin has a great quote on persistence. He write:

"Persistence isn't using the same tactics over and over. That's just annoying.

Persistence is having the same goal over and over."

Very powerful.

The original quote is here: