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Great Meditation Apps to Help You Be More Mindful

I'm a mindfulness junkie. And by junkie I mean that because I'm not a naturally mindful person, I surround myself with mindfulness-related things (books, blogs, conferences, apps) in order to encourage myself in a direction I'm not otherwise inclined to lean. If you've ever wanted to be more mindful, I'm likely not going out on a limb when I say that it's likely also a struggle for you in your daily life. Indeed, despite our best efforts … [Continue Reading...]

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Great Meditation Apps to Help You Be More Mindful

I'm a mindfulness junkie. And by junkie I mean that because I'm not a naturally mindful person, I surround myself with mindfulness-related things (books, blogs, conferences, apps) in order to encourage myself in a direction I'm not otherwise inclined to lean. If you've ever wanted to be more mindful, I'm likely not going out on a limb when I say that it's likely also a struggle for you in your daily life. Indeed, despite our best efforts … [Continue Reading...]

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Do You Have a Confident Heart?

I'm a huge fan of devotionals, and throughout the course of each year I work through a few different ones during my morning routine -- which I call my PRESENT time. (See here for a full outline of what I do each morning.) So when I heard that bestselling author Renee Swope had released a new devotional to accompany her book, A Confident Heart, I was thrilled. After connecting with Renee through a friend last year and first hearing her story, I … [Continue Reading...]

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5 Secrets to Becoming a Success

Until tomorrow, get all 10 of my ebooks for just $13. Woot! This is a guest post by Emily Wierenga. Emily gave me an early copy of her memoir, Atlas Girl, and I loved it! She's giving away 2 copies -- just leave a comment on this post to enter;)  I’ve always wanted to be famous. We were walking home from college one day, my boyfriend and I, the sun on our faces, the wind at our backs. Trent was asking me what I wanted to become … [Continue Reading...]

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The Best WordPress Plugins

  I've talked before about why Wordpress is the hands-down best blogging platform around these days, and I'm sure I'll talk about it again. Once you have a blog set up, though, the next most important thing is to have the right plug-ins. [Don't yet have your blog set up? See my recent … [Continue...]

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How to Set Up a Blog

I love to talk blogging, and enjoy sharing why I firmly believe that most entrepreneurs and business folk can benefit from blogging. To get a blog going, though, you do need to set it up. In this post I want to point you to some of my resources detailing exactly how to go about setting up a … [Continue...]

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Why the Demise of Hotmail is the End of an Era

This week, a tiny little news item appeared on the right side of my screen as I scanned something vastly more important. In no uncertain terms, it alerted me to the end of an era. Hotmail is dying. Yes, folks, it's true. The 350 million of us who at one point signed up for accounts with … [Continue...]

Recommended Restaurants

Here are some yummy places I have either eaten in, or want to eat in. Miami Prime One Twelve New York City Fred's Soho House Los Angeles Cecconi's … [Continue...]

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Why We Pay for Mentors (A Firsthand Account)

  I've been talking about mentoring of late, and today is no different. Want to catch up? Read these recent posts on mentoring: How to Find a Mentor Why You Should Pay for a Mentor How to Get Me to Be Your Mentor After the post I wrote about why you should consider paying for … [Continue...]

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How People Find ClaireDiazOrtiz.com

Back when I started my first blog, back in 2006, I had the unique pleasure of discovering a new, favorite past time. No, not blogging itself, but rather looking up what people are searching for when they find my blog. Over the years, this passion has only increased. Here's a compilation of … [Continue...]

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How to Get Me to Be Your Mentor

 A Guest Post By Pamela Redmond Satran. Pamela Redmond Satran is the New York Times bestselling author of 18 books, including the novel The Possibility of You and the forthcoming humor book Rabid.  She is a co-creator of the million-visitor website Nameberry and a columnist for Glamour.   I … [Continue...]

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Why You Should Pay for a Mentor

Last week, I wrote a post that ruffled a few feathers. Specifically, I argued that paying for a mentor can be a smart business move. As I explained, many individuals these days pay for the mentoring they seek. It's a simple business transaction that satisfies both parties: the mentee gets what … [Continue...]

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Three Ways to Turn a Professional Credential into Cash

A Guest Post by Cassie Boorn. Cassie is a writer, social media specialist, entreprenuer and PR girl who has built digital programs for Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, small businesses and bloggers. You can find her shelling out PR and career advice weekly … [Continue...]