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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Leverage Your Content

(Photo credit)   As a content creator, you’re not just sitting in a dark room by yourself – creating for the sake of “art”.   You have a message you want to get across – and you want that message to spread far and wide.   Whether you’ve been writing for years; or just had…

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10x Your Fans

  “Your talent is a seed; cultivate it, and in no time, you will harvest success.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo   I don’t know if it’s because Spring is in the air, or what, but a theme has sprung up organically within my posts from May to June… creativity, the artist, the startup and content creation…

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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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Wielding the Tools of Titans

This week marks the release of Tim Ferriss’s latest book, Tools of Titans – The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World Class Performers. While Mr. Ferriss is a master promoter, and therefore needs ZERO help from me, I still couldn’t help myself from sharing my excitement about this book.   What’s Tim…

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Finding Success in Failure

(Photo Credit) 9 out of 10 businesses fail; so I came up with a foolproof plan – create ten businesses. – Robert Kiyosaki (Click to Tweet) Kiyosaki’s quote embodies the spirit of ensuring success. But when it comes to entrepreneurship, there’s really no foolproof way to avoid failure. Fairly fresh off the heels of our…

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