Archive for 2013

5 Things To Do Right Now That Will Make 2014 Your Best Year Yet

By: Darcy Juarez on: December 31st, 2013 21 Comments

This time next year you can be celebrating the fact that you’ve achieved your biggest goals of the year… Or… if you don’t plan right, you can be vowing that you will not do the same thing and that next year will be different. To avoid spending next New Year’s Eve wishing you’d achieved more, here are five things you can do to get ready for 2014. 1) Make a list of big goals you[…]


How I Ended Up In The Top 2 Percent…And How You Can Too

By: Darcy Juarez on: December 28th, 2013 1 Comment

Besides marketing, one of the things I enjoy doing is coaching women’s volleyball at a local university. I began coaching after I was a four-year letter winner and scholarship player as a member of the Redbirds volleyball team at Illinois State University. Not to “toot my horn,” but according to CBS news Money Watch, only about two percent of high school students win sports scholarships every year at NCAA colleges and universities. And while I’m[…]


Why Outliers: Story Of Success, Got It Wrong

By: Dave Dee on: December 26th, 2013 21 Comments

It was a number one best seller on The New York Times and The Globe and Mail. It held this position for eleven consecutive weeks. Written by Malcolm Gladwell, his non-fiction book, Outliers: The Story of Success, examines the factors that contribute to success. Gladwell defines outliers as people who are exceptional people that do not fit into our normal understanding of achievement. These are people who are smart, rich and successful and operate beyond[…]


THE Single Biggest Difference Between Successful People And ‘The Mediocre Majority’

By: Dan Kennedy on: December 24th, 2013 14 Comments

This coming spring, I’ll celebrate my 10th anniversary of having my Professional License for harness racing. Getting this license fulfilled a lifelong dream for me—to be able to drive as a professional driver at the track I grew up at as a kid, Northfield Park, in Cleveland, Ohio. When I’m harness racing and things go right, these two minute races are the best times of my entire life. I would rather do this than anything.[…]


The Latest (Worrisome) Trend For Getting Money…

By: Dave Dee on: December 22nd, 2013 10 Comments

Recently, I went to a sports meeting at the high school my fiancées son attends. I was impressed with the dedication the coaches, who get paid very little, and the parent volunteers have. As expected, the majority of the meeting focused around raising money and asking for money for various things. If you’ve been to these things, you know that my wallet was coming out of my pocket more than once. Then one of the[…]


Three simple concepts that will help you take your next step towards success

By: Dave Dee on: December 19th, 2013 No Comments

She started out taking the typical career path, going straight from college into corporate America. Having a deep desire to make things better, she put her all into every place she worked. Then finding something she was truly passionate about, she became part of a team and helped grow revenue from a couple hundred thousand to over a million dollars in a few short years… Then she got the call. The week of Christmas Eve,[…]


Six Sales Lessons From Smart Phones

By: Darcy Juarez on: December 17th, 2013 7 Comments

Recently a friend of mine took her 79 year old parents to buy their first smart phone. Having purchased their last cell phone more than a few years ago, they were shocked by the price. Expecting to pay under $100, they quickly found that instead these phones were closer to $200 and up. Their first reaction was to ask for the cheapest phone they offered. Sensing their shock, the sales woman showed them the lowest[…]


A Confession And Insider Tips On How To Effectively Market On The Internet

By: Dave Dee on: December 12th, 2013 5 Comments

I confess, when I first started marketing on the Internet, I wasn’t making much money there. Maybe around $500 a year. But once I learned how to successfully use online marketing, I quickly took that to $500 a week and then even to $500 a day…and you can too. Even better, the fact that you read and follow GKIC and are likely already marketing your business with offline media means that when you integrate your[…]


Shocking. Over 50% Of Small Businesses Don’t Do This…And Why YOU Must.

By: Darcy Juarez on: December 10th, 2013 5 Comments

A few days go as I was leaving work, I pulled out my iPhone to search for a local shop to buy a bottle of wine. I quickly found a website that listed locally owned and run specialty wine shops. With an interactive map, I could see where these shops were located and then click on “pins” on the map to see more about each shop. As I viewed the list, I found myself, rightly[…]


One Of The Best Success Parables Ever Crafted…

By: Dan Kennedy on: December 5th, 2013 9 Comments

Every year about this time, as I bump into Santa in a shopping mall, I think about motivational speaker Glenn Turner’s Santa Claus story. It’s one of the best success parables ever crafted. While it’s told much more artfully than I can hope to  summarize here, you’ll be able to get the gist. Turner talks about being a boy in a very poor family, and each year asking Santa for whatever his cousins (in a[…]