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“Business volume to our new targeted market increased by 300% in just 3 MONTHS! ”

~ Dave Brandt, Divisional Vice President, GE Financial Advisors, Genworth

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Your Inbox Empire – Wisdom from MaryEllen Tribby

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Two things I’ve learned about success in just over 56 years as a resident of this planet:

  1. It leaves clues. And…
  2. It doesn’t happen in a vacuum.

Success tends to occur as the result of very specific, predictable, principle-based reasons.

MaryEllen-TribbySo, when I got to meet one of my real-life action heroes, MaryEllen Tribby in person for the first time over lunch, and knowing of her huge past and current successes, I grilled her (with permission, of course…sort of) about her past.

Indeed, her very entrepreneurial beginnings at age 10 established a success pattern which she consciously continued while working her way through college and then while adding huge financial increase to the very large companies she worked with.

A couple of quick background accomplishments are: she led the growth of the online publication, Weiss Research to an increase of $55 million dollars in just one year. She then grew the inbox magazine, Early to Rise from $8 million to $26 million in just 15 months.

Now, as Founder and CEO of the hugely popular WorkingMomsOnly.com she’s done it again. And, just recently founded The CEO’s Edge.

Inbox-Empire-ProductHowever, when she told me about her newest project, Inbox Empire I asked HER if I could help her promote it.

Why? First, because I knew that for anyone who truly wanted their own lucrative online business and would be willing to learn from the master (that would be her), this would be of huge value. Secondly, because even a person was not interested in such, they could still learn a ton about business in general.

With that in mind, here’s a brief chat with MaryEllen where — after asking her to share with you some of those “learned-at-a-very-young-age” success principles that she shared with me over lunch — I ask her about a couple of very key mistakes that would-be entrepreneurs make, and how to avoid them. Please listen closely to this. Very important advice!

Then, I ask her to share her newest project with us.

Enjoy this very value-based chat with one of today’s true online business icons.

Wow! See why I have such high regard for Maryellen?! 🙂

Have you made either of the two key mistakes she discussed that many new entrepreneurs make? If so, have you overcome them already? And, if not, how can you utilize her great suggestions in order to do so?

To access her exclusive training and learn more about her new Inbox Empire program visit www.InboxEmpire.com.


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Avoiding Those Unnecessary “Headaches”

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Avoiding Those Unnecessary Headaches - Bob BurgAside from what is learned directly from reading an article, I find they often trigger ideas that can be applied in other, more specific areas. Not very surprising when realizing success principles are success principles and transfer across the board.

Such was the case when reading investment authority Steve Sjuggerud’s guest post recently in the online daily publication, Early to Rise.

The post itself was in regards to investing in property and the basic question he asked was, “Do you really want THIS PARTICULAR headache?” In other words, when you put the potential financial return against — not just your financial investment but — all the time, work, stress and other factors that you’ll incur, is it likely to be worth it?

Great question. And, while I’m not a real estate investor, I often struggle with where to invest my time and energy in terms of various projects.

Being a natural “shiny object pursuer” where most every idea looks good to me, I often find myself asking questions similar to Sjuggerud’s, though not with those particular words.

Well, the words are now changing. From now on, whenever considering a new project, idea, opportunity or any other investment of my time, I’ll ask myself, Burg:

“Do you really want THIS PARTICULAR headache?”

And, I see it being very clarifying.

What about you? Is this a question that would help you in the clarification process? What about  prioritization? What areas do you find yourself struggling to say no to because the object really does look kind of shiny? Feel free to share. 🙂