November 2010

For the next three days 23 contributors have come together make an incredible offer. 23 guides on self-employment freedom will be sold for $97, a price that would originally be $1,052 if you bought each of these guides individually. That’s the regular price total of what these guides sell for daily.

I’ve had a chance to contribute to this sale with my own ebook, Reclaim Your Dreams (+ the action worksheets), and I can tell this is something you don’t want to miss.… Click to read more

How much progress has thinking about something gotten you?

You might think that thinking about, gathering knowledge and plotting your route to success is important. But it doesn’t amount to much.

There are plenty of systems you can implement to help you become more productive. You can hack moleskins, read articles on “33 tips to boost your productivity,” and create mind-blowing mind-maps.

But at the day end of the day what adds up is what you do, not what you think about.… Click to read more

Today is mine and  Ev’Yan‘s fourth anniversary, and it’s got me thinking a lot about love and business.

A lot of people don’t tie these two things together, but over the last two years of running my business with my wife, I’ve been wondering how things would be different if I didn’t.

I can’t imagine what operating Illuminated Mind would be like if it wasn’t completely and utterly injected with love, and given everything I have to give. The reason I’m able to give myself completely to this pursuit is because of the support of my wife, her devotion and inspiration.… Click to read more

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Art Decker.

“Getting to know yourself” has become a billion-dollar industry. Self-help books have carved quite a niche out of it. Myers Briggs and countless others reap quite a profit every year from people like me who hope to “find themselves” by plugging some information into a magic formula and then expecting to look over to the other side of the equation to discover who we really are. But is it really that simple?… Click to read more

It’s all very well to have a website that generates traffic. But unless you can convert that traffic into buyers, it’s like having a money bag with a hole in it. No matter how much gold you pour in, it just keeps slipping out the bottom.

Chances are that your website or blog could be making more money than it is. A lot more.

There are a lot of ways you can start making more money: affiliates, traffic, etc. But if your website isn’t built intelligently to get people to click “buy” then you’re letting money slip through your fingers every day.… Click to read more