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Are You Too Old to Start a New Business?

Are you starting over in life?

(Spoiler alert: It’s never too late.)

If you’re at the mid-point of your career — and your life — you have a lot of advantages, my friend.

You’re not a newbie in your field. You’ve acquired deep expertise. Sure — you’re starting over in life. But this time you’ve got experience and wisdom to spare.

And you’ve probably been knocked around by life, at least a little.

All of the above makes you a great candidate to start a business as you start over in life.

Your knowledge, coupled with your experience overcoming challenges, will serve you well on this journey.

In this article, we’re going to talk about starting a particular kind of business — an online business.

Online businesses are inexpensive and relatively easy to start. And as someone in the middle of life and your career, you are in an enviable position to create an online business that takes you through retirement and beyond.

Read on to discover why — and grab some resources that will help you get started!

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How to Adopt an Online Leader Success Mindset

Your “success mindset” matters. Here’s why:

There’s a strange disconnect in the online business world.

Online business owners tend to be introverts.

I mean, really … it’s the perfect job for an introvert!

You can do your work all by yourself without needing to interact with a single person in real life. Your computer screen provides comfort and cover from the world outside your doors.

And despite the fact that you’re working alone, your business can flourish.

But here’s the disconnect …

To really grow an online business, you have to be willing to step into the limelight and claim your authority.

You have to be willing to be a leader.

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Business Got You Down? 12 Inspiring Quotes to Make Your Spirit Soar

When you’re going through a rough patch in your business, the exact right inspiring business quote can be a balm to your soul.

Here’s the thing I’d love for you to remember: Hundreds of thousands of people have trod the path ahead of you, and left behind their advice, guidance, and encouragement.

Let’s listen to inspiring business quotes from some wise business guides today.

What follows are some of the most inspiring business quotes I’ve found.

The quotes are divided into four sections of inspiring business quotes:

  • Getting started: when you need encouragement to take your first steps
  • Getting things done: when you want to keep your momentum going
  • Relationships: because your business is only as strong as your network
  • Forging ahead: motivation for your future journey

I enjoyed finding these for you! I hope you discover something here that inspires you today.

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How to Love What You Do, Love Your Customers, Love Your Results

What’s the key to building the kind of business where you absolutely love what you do, love your customers, and love your results?

Let’s start with a simple question. What are you aiming for with this business of yours?

It may be …

  • BIG revenues: You want to earn enough to make a difference in your life, the lives of family members, and the family members of contractors and employees you may hire.
  • BIG impact: You want to make a difference, effect change, and watch as people benefit from the work you do.
  • BIG meaning: You want your business to add meaning to your life and the lives of people it touches.
  • BIG contribution: You want to contribute to a cause or a movement — that’s why you bring in revenue.

What’s your BIG?

Lately, I’ve been making this recommendation:

Think carefully about what motivates you before you put the time and effort into growing an online business.

Because the going will get tough. And when the tough times come, your BIG will see you through.

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Organize Your Year with this Free Goal Tracker

Organize Your Year with this Free Goal Tracker

With a new year comes new goals — both professional and personal. If you haven’t already, now is the time to get your goals in place and use my free goal tracker to make them happen.

Related: Take Stock and Plan for Your Future

Now’s the time to think through what you want your professional life to look like a year from now and set out a roadmap to make that a reality.

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How to Take Stock and Plan Your Future

7 Questions That Help You Take Stock and Plan Your Future

You might be thinking about how to plan your future.

I’m aware that the words “future” and “plans” might seem like they don’t belong together. Can you really plan your future?

And I agree — to a certain extent, the future unfolds and the best we can do is hang on for the ride.

But every day, we decide what to focus on. And when you’ve taken time to identify what’s important to you, you can make small decisions to plan your future that add up to real progress over time.

This is where a coach can help. And in today’s post, I’m going to show you how that coach can be you.

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