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First and Best Aren’t Necessary for Success, but Competent and Different Are

So much advice in business and entrepreneurship tells you to be the very best at what you do, or to get a big first-mover advantage to stand out. Much of that

Does What You’re Writing Have Leverage?

I’ve given a lot of talks at writing conferences and travel conventions on different subjects and much of the advice┬áhas a common thread: leverage. If what you work on will last,

Find Travel Writing and Blogging Success Through Mentoring Advice

I strongly believe that if you stop learning in the Travel Writing 2.0 age, you are going to move backward like a dead fish in a fast-moving stream. To be the

Why Buying a Website or Blog Can Be Better Than Starting One

Almost any successful blogger will tell you to be prepared to put in six months, a year, maybe two years before you start making real money from a travel blog. There’s

Are You Working in a Focused Way…or Just Looking Busy?

“I’ve been busy, so busy” people love to say, like it’s something to be proud of. I prefer the quote, “Busy is a sign of weakness.” It means you don’t know