5 Tricks for Focus

(Image Credit)   We all have that one friend that always seems to get more done, even though they’re working with the same 24 hour day as everybody else.   How do they do it? In short, good habits that increase focus and productivity.   We talked plenty about productivity and using your time wisely…

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Finding the Time

(Image Credit)   There should be no illusions about this fact: great results come from hard work. There are no overnight successes, despite the way it may be reported, represented or seen from the outside.   We often only hear about the “event” (e.g. receiving seed funding, a buyout, or going public, etc.), versus the…

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Level Up Your Life with a Mentor

  All entrepreneurs have an adventurous spirit – that’s why you’re doing it on your own instead of working for someone else, right?   That’s a great quality to have, but don’t think you don’t need some guidance now and again. In business, you can always benefit from some well-intentioned outside opinions, even if you’re…

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Strategies to Help you Thrive as a Creative

  When we’re younger, we all have romantic visions for our future.   While you may have wanted to be a rock star, your baby brother may have been more inclined to be the next Michelangelo (the artist, not the Ninja Turtle…)   Yes, when we’re young the future looks so bright, where anything and…

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Books that Inspired in 2016

A Year-End Round-Up   While you can’t move forward while looking backwards – it’s always a good idea to check your rear-view mirror from time to time. So rather than try to project forward what 2017 might bring for us here at Testing the Muse, I really enjoyed pulling together last year’s round-up of “What’s…

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