How to Use Instagram to Plan Your Next Party

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I wanted to share a novel approach my family recently used for our Halloween Party. In this quick tutorial, you’ll learn how to use Instagram as the main communication channel for planning your next party. It was easy to use, quick to complete, and something new and fresh for those invited. Why Instagram? It’s important to leverage existing tools and social media channels whenever you can as they provide built in networks that have been established over … Continue reading

CDL 030 – Bring Clarity Back to Your Twitter Feed

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download The Twitter Feed Is your Twitter feed a mess? Do you constantly miss important tweets you want to see but they simply scroll by too fast? If you are like me, you probably find Twitter frustrating from time to time. While Twitter can be an amazing resource for interacting with people online and for growing a community, it can also be maddening when you are lost in the … Continue reading

CDL 029 – How to Recover from the Pitfalls of Taking Breaks

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download We all need breaks. If you aren’t incorporating breaks into your life, you need to. There are  a number of benefits you’ll realize when you take the time to simply step back. You may need to recharge your battery. You may want to focus on something else, something you truly love. You may want to sit on the beach and sip Coronas. I like that last one. But, … Continue reading

Life Lessons From the Top of an Egg McMuffin

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This morning I was driving away from McDonald’s after picking up one of their breakfast combos. I don’t typically eat at McDonalds as I try to eat healthy but this morning just happened to be different. As I peeled back the wrapper on the Egg McMuffin, something terrible happened. I watched in semi-attentive horror (my eyes were on the road ya know!) as I saw the top of the Egg McMuffin fall from my hand. It … Continue reading

CDL 028 – Using IFTTT to Jumpstart Your Productivity

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download If you’re like me, you probably have a load of things on your plate. You are constantly running around either for your kids or for your job. Finding time to complete some of those menial tasks is typically not possible. You find yourself forgetting or just skipping doing some of those items that are easiest to actually execute. On this week’s episode I dig into an awesome automation … Continue reading

CDL 027 – How to Write and Publish a Book in a Weekend – Part 2: Publish

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download How to Publish your book on Amazon Ok, so you’ve written the next War and Peace and you want to let the world know about it. How do you take it to the next level, format it, and put it out there for the world to read your inspiring words? In this episode, I dig into the details on how you go about formatting your masterpiece for Amazon, … Continue reading

CDL 026 – How to Write and Publish a Book in a Weekend – Part 1: The Book

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download Have you ever wanted to write a book but felt as if you didn’t have enough time to do it? I’ve done the same thing. For over a year I’ve started and never finished books. I have a few that are close to being completed, but just haven’t made it across the line. That all changed this past weekend. In this week’s podcast I share my experience from … Continue reading

How to Populate a Facebook Unpublished Page Post, Without Screwing Up

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Have you ever tried to create a Facebook ad using an unpublished page post? When you finally got to the end and were ready to populate the ad fields, did you get lost in which field would go where? I know I have. And what really sucks is you can’t edit an unpublished page post ad after you’ve created it. So, if you put the wrong content in the wrong box, you have to start … Continue reading

CDL 025 – 14 Simple Ways to Generate Blog Post Ideas

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download [To Listen Now - Click the GREEN Podcast Player Above the Photo] Tell me if you’ve been here before… You’re sitting  in front of your computer. WordPress is open. You’ve clicked to add a new post, and the cursor is blinking rhythmically, taunting you as your fingers hang motionless over your keyboard. Yep, you’ve got nothing. You have no idea what you are going to write about in … Continue reading

CDL 024 – How to Find Facebook Communities that Matter to You

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download Facebook Communities…and why you should care One of the most important aspects of the internet is the concept of community. It’s a key reason we enjoy the online world as much as we do. It’s also a major contributing factor to the growth and dominance of social networks like Facebook. So, what does this mean to your online business or side project? As an entrepreneur, you need to … Continue reading