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How To Fall in Love with Your Job

When was the last time you fell in love with your job? Hopefully you’re not thinking, “I never did, what are you talking about?!”Falling in love with your work can be as simple as recognizing who your real employer is. Let me give you a hint: It’s not where you work, it’s who you work for—namely YOURSELF!

Even if you’re not a business owner, you are still self-employed! Who filled out and submitted your application? Who did the preliminary research? Who went to the interview? Who called back and accepted?

Sometimes it’s easy to forget who is responsible here.

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Barter Your Art to Boost Sales

By Barnsley Brown – Published in the Chapel Hill News, Wednesday, Nov. 14th, 2007
What is one of the most cost-effective, enjoyable methods for artists to get the word out about their art and let it reach a larger audience?
The answer is barter! Did you know that the U.S. Department of Commerce estimates barter to be 20 percent to 25 percent of world trade as well as a $20 billion industry in the corporate world?

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Setting Boundaries for Success!

This article appeared in the May 2006 issue of Spirited Solutions’ E-Newsletter.
In one of his most famous poems, “Mending Wall,” Robert Frost wrote, “Good fences make good neighbors.” Frost was known to be a bit of a curmudgeon, a somewhat difficult person, but his line points to the vital importance of setting firm boundaries with others, both personally and professionally.

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What One Thing Makes The Biggest Difference In Your Success?

This article appeared in the April 2006 issue of Spirited Solutions’ E-Newsletter.
Let’s face it…It takes incredible courage and commitment to face the challenges that life brings our way and to lead others. But it also takes incredible courage and commitment to lead ourselves, to lead our lives in ways that articulate our fundamental values!

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How To Get Your Life Back!

This article appeared in the January 2006 issue of Spirited Solutions’ E-Newsletter.
Imagine this scenario. It’s late at night, my dogs are barking up a storm, and I look out in the back yard to glimpse something in the corner. I grab a flashlight and focus in on a furry little ball, some animal my dogs have no doubt been tormenting.

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