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12 Steps to Financial Freedom in 2012

12 Steps to Financial Freedom in 2012 | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

We discuss many aspects of personal finance at Get Rich Slowly. We explore ways to earn more money, get out of debt, and build an emergency fund. We talk about the psychology of money management, and we share tips and tricks for making the most of your savings and your career. Basically, we do our best to help readers take control of their financial lives.


Sometimes it’s easy to get lost in the little details of money management. Sometimes we forget the Big Picture. Because of that, I like to devote my annual Happy New Year post to a colossal summary of the collected wisdom at this site.


If you’ve resolved to take control of your finances in 2012, this article is the place to start. It’s packed with tips and resources for making the most of your money. And as I do every year, I’ve added one tip to the list.


Here then are twelve simple but effective steps to take control of your finances in 2012...

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How to Manage the Risks of Having Your Own Business

How to Manage the Risks of Having Your Own Business | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

Starting a business is risky. Horribly, terrifyingly risky.


Nearly all new businesses fail — that’s the official statistic, right? Some say 4 out of 5, some say as many as 95%.

 

Successful entrepreneurs have a different kind of DNA from the rest of us. Ice water runs through their veins. They thrive on risk. The more insane the odds, the better they like it.

 

For those of us who have families, or who just don’t feel like living on ramen for the next four years, we’re probably better off keeping the day job.

 

Do you believe any of those?

 

Because I call B.S. on all of them...

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SPI 026 : The Two Types of Relationships You Must Develop Online in Order to Succeed

SPI 026 : The Two Types of Relationships You Must Develop Online in Order to Succeed | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

In this session of the Smart Passive Income Podcast, I talk about the importance of two different types of relationships that we need to develop and why they both play a major role in the success of an online business.

 

In the online world, if you try to go at it alone you’re going to be left behind. Here, I provide you with some helpful strategies, tips and examples that you can use to develop strong relationships with both your audience and your peers, which will help take your business to the next level...

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Tips and Resources for Being a Freelancer

Tips and Resources for Being a Freelancer | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

Being a freelancer is challenging in many ways. For the most part you’re a one-person show. You have to handle everything: sales, marketing, operations, billing, etc. As a freelancer you’re running a mini-business, with all of the trials and tribulations that come with that.


But going freelance has its benefits too. You have much more control over what you do, how you do it and when. You are the “master of your domain” (if you exclude customers, who are generally, always the masters…) Typically freelancers can be more creative, experimental and certainly get to see a more direct link between their work and the results. There are less politics, and more upside potential...

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The Happiness Project: 8 Tips to Stop Procrastinating.

The Happiness Project: 8 Tips to Stop Procrastinating. | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: Eight tips to stop procrastinating, and get yourself to do something you don't want to do.

 

How many times each day do you try to work yourself up to tackle some undesirable task? If you’re like me – several. Nothing is more exhausting than the task that is never started, so I've come up with some tricks to use on myself, to prod myself to get started:

 

1. Put yourself in jail. If I feel pressure to jump in and finish something in a rush, and therefore can't bear to start, sometimes I put myself in jail. If you're in jail, you have all the time in the world. You have no reason to hurry, no reason to cut corners or to try to do too many things at once. You can slow down, concentrate. You can take the time to get every single detail right.

 

2. Ask for help. This is one of my most useful Secrets of Adulthood. Why is this so hard? I have no idea. But whenever I have trouble getting started because I don't know exactly what to do, and I ask for help, I'm amazed at how much it...helps...

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Four Procrastination Myths Debunked

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This article debunks four common procrastination myths we often tell ourselves in order to avoid doing the hard work that needs to be done.

 

There are less than one hundred days left in 2011.
If you have a backlog of projects that you meant to work on this year, but which you haven’t gotten around to, it’s very likely that procrastination is the culprit.


Timothy Pychyl, Ph.D., creator of the popular web site procrastination.ca, is one of the world’s foremost experts on procrastination. Dr. Pychyl defines procrastination as “the needless, often irrational, voluntary delay of an intended task”. That is, you intend to work on a task but you go off and start working on something else which you know is not as important, and which doesn’t need to get done right away...

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How to Practice the Art of Detached Focus to Achieve Your Goals

How to Practice the Art of Detached Focus to Achieve Your Goals | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

Focus: Effort, Attention, concentration, motivation, application, single mindedness emphasis, to name but a few of its synonyms.


Having the ability to decide at each moment what merits your attention is to me one of the secrets of success. It’s been proven time and again by sports stars and high achievers If there is something you want, fearlessly focusing on it will give you a much higher probability of achieving it.

 

Can we focus too much?
But what happens if we focus too much on our destination, when the object of our focus becomes our waking thoughts, our daily deliberations and our midnight meditations? Can this intense concentration bring us the results that we desire?

 

The answer unfortunately is no, those people who set goals and struggle daily for their goals to manifest generally don’t achieve them, holding on to the goal too tightly will not assist in its acquisition...

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