Why Small Businesses Should Consider Bitcoin

Bitcoin can help cut costs by making transactions faster and easier. But there are caveats.

In 2015 bitcoin finally made its mark: More than 100,000 businesses, including industry giants like Microsoft, Overstock.com and Dell, accepted it. But, what exactly is this mysterious “cryptocurrency” everyone has been talking about for years? And, is it time your small business accepted it, too? Continue reading “Why Small Businesses Should Consider Bitcoin”

Someone in 2010 bought 2 pizzas with 10,000 bitcoins — which today would be worth $20 million

On May 22, 2010, a developer bought two pizzas using 10,000 units of a then-little-known digital currency called bitcoin.

Today, 10,000 bitcoins are worth more than $20 million (£15.4 million).

Bitcoin is going nuclear. Its price is tearing upward, with each bitcoin worth $2,128 (£1,638) — a little shy of its all-time-high of $2,185 (£1,682) reached earlier Monday morning.

Just a year ago, it was trading at just $443 (£341), after deflating from what was then seen as the giddy highs of about $1,100 (£847) in late 2013. It has since embarked on an epic bull run. Continue reading “Someone in 2010 bought 2 pizzas with 10,000 bitcoins — which today would be worth $20 million”

7 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Do Before 7 a.m.

Success always takes time, which is why the most successful people start early.

Entrepreneurs are a unique breed of people. We like to do things our way and are known for our almost obsessive attraction to habits. But, there’s a good reason for that. Habits help us achieve our goals, keep us motivated, eliminates wasted time, and improve our lives altogether. Continue reading “7 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Do Before 7 a.m.”

Types of Insurance You Need for Your Import – Export Business

You’ll need insurance for many aspects of your import/export business, from employees to cargo. Get the lowdown on the specific types of insurance you need to protect your import/export business.

Insuring your employees
Once you hire employees, you’ll need to think about caring for them. Workers’ compensation insurance laws vary among states; check with your insurance agent for details in your area. Workers’ comp covers you for any illness or injury your employees might incur on the job. If your employees work in your home office and get injured there, your homeowners’ insurance may refuse to pay on the grounds that it’s actually a workers’ comp case. Check with your insurance agent regarding what you need, then make an informed decision. Continue reading “Types of Insurance You Need for Your Import – Export Business”

5 Great Reasons to Read Books Aloud

“Fuming, Harry descended the stairs to Snape’s dungeon… ”

Moments ago in my family’s car, the 10-year-old and 16-year-old were bickering about whether the 10-year-old sings with a fake Scottish accent. Now they sit silently as, in the front passenger seat, I read aloud from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I pause for a sip of water. Continue reading “5 Great Reasons to Read Books Aloud”

7 Reasons You Need Mental Strength to Be Successful

Becoming mentally strong will separate you from the pack and help you achieve higher levels of success.

Everyone possesses mental strength to some degree. But the stronger you are, the more likely you are to achieve bigger and better goals.

Here are seven reasons why you need mental strength to be successful:

1. Mental strength conquers self-doubt.
Whether your ambition is to run a marathon, or your goal is to double your revenue, you’ll likely experience self-doubt at one time or another. Questioning your goal—and your ability to achieve it—is a normal part of the attainment process. But when you’re mentally strong, you’ll be able to reframe your negative self-talk so you can continue working toward your goal with increased confidence. Continue reading “7 Reasons You Need Mental Strength to Be Successful”

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

Oust the weak links in your thinking and behavior patterns.

For more than a decade in my work as a psychotherapist, I helped clients identify their existing talents, skills and support systems. Then we’d figure out how to address their struggles by expanding on their existing strengths. For much of my career, I felt like this positive plan of attack was an effective way to help people overcome adversity. Continue reading “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do”

How to Get Your Confidence Back in 5 Minutes or Less

Try these scientifically-proven practices to shift your mindset and conquer self-doubt.

There’s never a dull moment in business and life—not with the triumphant wins and the inevitable lows that come with them. The ups and downs can feel like a (crazy) emotional roller coaster ride. While common sense advice says to “think more positively” or see setbacks as just “bumps in the road,” failure is not an option for the time-crunched. Sometimes you just need an extra boost of confidence. Continue reading “How to Get Your Confidence Back in 5 Minutes or Less”

25 Books for Success!

Read these, achieve more.

You might wonder why your favorite book didn’t make the list. Well, we could’ve filled the magazine with dozens more books. Our top 25 are by no stretch of the imagination the only books you should read. To the contrary, we know reading about and applying techniques and success strategies are the best ways to discover and stay focused on your life’s journey. Continue reading “25 Books for Success!”

The Brain Warrior’s Way

Ignite Your Energy and Focus; Attack Illness and Aging; Transform Pain into Purpose

“A warrior is someone who is committed to master oneself at all levels, who develops the courage to do the right thing for yourself, others, and community.” —The Way of the SEAL by Mark Divine

The war for your health is won or lost between your ears, in the moment-by-moment decisions your brain makes every day. When your brain works right, your decisions are much more likely to be effective and add laserlike focus, energy and health to your life. When your brain is troubled, for whatever reason, you are much more likely to make bad decisions that steal your energy, focus, moods, memory, and health and lead to your early destruction and trouble in future generations. Continue reading “The Brain Warrior’s Way”