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8 Key Roadblocks to Achieving Your Goals

8 Key Roadblocks to Achieving Your Goals

Insights from Success Principles Trainers As we move through the days and months of our annual cycle we might start asking ourselves “Why am I struggling to reach my goal?” Being a Jack Canfield Certified Success Principles Trainer, and author of the Book, ‘The FUNdamentals of Business Success’, I love to discuss with other trainers … Read more

email deliverability concepts highlighting Google and Yahoo's 2024 email policy updates for small businesses, featuring symbols of SPF, DKIM, and DMARC authentication.

Email Deliverability Update 2024

If you are anything like me, this alphabet soup of email deliverability, including SPF, DKIM, and DMARC implementation, can be a little frustrating. It seems many people have figured out they can sell a bill of goods to small business owners through the fear that their emails won’t be delivered if they don’t hand over … Read more

2024 Decorated Apparel Industry Outlook

Navigating 2024: Trends and Opportunities in the Decorated Apparel Industry

As 2024 unfolds, we are nearly four years past the onset of the COVID pandemic, a period that has seen transformative shifts in various sectors, including the decorated apparel and personalized gift industry. These years have not only witnessed a departure from traditional methods but have also ushered in new, innovative approaches to better serve our customers in the evolving landscape of the personalized apparel industry. Despite the challenges that remain, each obstacle presents unique opportunities for growth and innovation. In my conversations with numerous industry professionals on the 2 Regular Guys Podcast and through my work with Our Success Group supporting hundreds of small businesses, I’ve gained insights that shape my forecast for the decorated apparel trends 2024 and the broader personalized products community.

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Become a Goal-Getter: Transform Dreams Into Reality

Become a Goal-Getter

Transform Dreams Into Reality

Becoming a Goal-Getter. I know it sounds like a fun twist on words, but it’s more than that. I’ve seen a lot of folks, and hey, I’ve been there too, running after big dreams but somehow never really catching them. I hear people saying they don’t want to set goals or New Year’s resolutions because they just don’t believe in them anymore. And I get it. I’ve spent plenty of years trying to be better, to do more, and just pushing hard until I made it. But guess what? I didn’t always make it, and yep, it was pretty discouraging. Then, something cool happened. I learned what makes a Goal-setter different from a Goal-getter. Continue reading as we dig into those differences. And if you’re curious about more tips and tricks on this, just give me a shout at ConsultAaron.com. Ready to see what it means to turn goals into reality?

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Managing overwhelm

Managing Overwhelm and Busyness: 10 Key Strategies for Success

How many responsibilities are you currently juggling? Feeling a little overwhelmed? If so, you’re not alone. Many of us find ourselves caught in the whirlwind of busyness, struggling to manage our commitments effectively. Let’s explore the common challenges of busyness and provide you with a set of practical strategies to regain control of your time.

The Overwhelm Conundrum – In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the sheer volume of tasks and responsibilities we face. Often, the effort to juggle everything can make it seem like there’s no time for the things that truly matter in our lives. So, what does matter most to you? It’s crucial to gain clarity on your priorities, whether they include family, relationships, health, goals, or dreams, as these are the pillars that make life worth living.

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How can I Spend More Time Working ON my Business?

How can I Spend More Time Working ON my Business?

As we work to create a growing business, we often find ourselves caught in a relentless cycle of day-to-day tasks, leaving little room to step back and view the bigger picture. The concept of working ON your business, rather than getting bogged down working IN it, is a transformative mindset that promises not just growth, but a rekindling of the passion or zest for why you started your business to begin with. “I don’t have time for that,” you might think, or “Isn’t that just diverting from crucial daily tasks?” But what if I told you that finding time isn’t about searching—it’s about creating? And it’s not just beneficial; it’s non-negotiable for your business’s growth and your fulfillment.

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Why Spend Time Working ON Your Business

Why Spend Time Working ON Your Business

Ready to talk about an uncommon mindset that I believe is a FUNdamental topic that every business owner must understand? That mindset is the distinction between working ON your business and working IN it. I want you to understand why you must make the distinction and why you must find a way to commit time to work ON your business, not just always in it. This distinction might seem subtle, but it can be the game-changer in how you approach your business and, ultimately, how successful you become. Share in the comments your thoughts on working ON your business versus working IN it. Do you make time to work ON your business currently? If not why? Do you see the value in working ON your business?

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Embracing an Entrepreneurial Mindset: Why It’s Essential for Small Business Success

Embracing an Entrepreneurial Mindset: Why It’s Essential for Small Business Success

In the journey of a small business owner, the transition from an employee mindset to an entrepreneurial one is crucial when coming from struggling to seeing success. This shift is not just about working more or fewer hours; it’s about embracing a way of thinking that prioritizes long-term vision, innovation, and a deep sense of purpose. As my wife, Kylene, and I were discussing our non-negotiables for our life and business, we realized how vital an entrepreneurial mindset is for success. While I’ve been surrounded by an entrepreneurial environment from an early age, Kylene’s insights help illuminate the blind spots my upbringing might have left me with compared to other small business owners. She grew up in a more common mindset home where work was work and life was life and you worked Monday to Friday 9 AM to 5 PM.

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Building Success Through Integrity: A Practical Guide for Entrepreneurs

Building Success Through Integrity: A Practical Guide for Entrepreneurs

A practical guide for entrepreneurs about integrity? This might be what you are thinking. Shouldn’t all business owners have integrity? However, integrity is often perceived as a moral compass. For a small business owner, I argue that it’s a lifestyle or way of operating for those who really want long-term success. The term has its roots in the Latin word “integritas,” which means ‘wholeness’ or ‘completeness,’ and extends to the concept of integration. Integration also has its roots in “integritas,” which is also about harmoniously melding values, principles, and actions. But how does this abstract idea translate into the practical sphere of business?

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Crafting Powerful AI Prompts for Better Results

AI is all the rage lately because of how much it is transforming the way things are done. It is both scary and wonderfully amazing at the same time. And what it is for sure is a technology that is here to stay and it will continue to change the way things are done. I realized that scared or not; I had better embrace it and lean into utilizing it. And unlike some who utilize AI to write all of their articles and blogs, I still write my own. But that is not to say that it is not an extremely useful tool for ideas, help in editing, and even just digging down deeper into things you want to learn and know. Of all the AI technology popping up, I have found myself using ChatGPT the most. And no matter how amazing it is or will become, it is like all things that require input, garbage in, garbage out. The better your prompt, the better your results.

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