You Really Can Make Money With Your Words

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We're not talking about something that would qualify forrepparttar 117123 Pulitzer prize in literature, just articles dealing with a topic that may be of interest to a group of people that also may happen to have an interest in your particular business proposition or activity.

While not as dramatic asrepparttar 117124 college professor's dilemma of "publish or perish", many Internet marketers have found thatrepparttar 117125 publicity and traffic that articles can bring to their websites is second only in importance to actually making sales.

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Organize your material (be it knowledge, thoughts, or opinions) into a logical sequence or order. Don't try forrepparttar 117130 finished product inrepparttar 117131 first draft. Just let your mind, and words, flow and get some stuff down on paper. This may occur in a single session or, for longer articles, it may be done in several rough draft sessions perhaps broken into logical sections of what will eventually become your finished article.

Intuition: The Entrepreneur's Secret Weapon

Written by Claudette Rowley

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Thanks, Claudette Rowley ============== Intuition: The Entrepreneur's Secret Weapon Claudette Rowley Copyright 2003

"The intellect has little to do onrepparttar 117120 road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, andrepparttar 117121 solution comes to you, and you don't know how or why." - Albert Einstein

I rememberrepparttar 117122 first time a boss asked me, "What's your gut feeling?" Before I was a coach, I was a social worker, atrepparttar 117123 time employed byrepparttar 117124 state of Idaho inrepparttar 117125 child protective services department. This wasrepparttar 117126 first time someone had asked me to include my "gut" or intuition in my decision making process. As I began to use my intuition, I noticed that it was usually dead-on right. My intuition allowed me to know things that my rational mind couldn't.

As an entrepreneur, your intuition is your secret weapon. Entrepreneurship requires risk taking, not to mention frequent forays intorepparttar 117127 unruly jungle ofrepparttar 117128 unknown. Not knowing where your next paycheck is coming from, putting your ideas out into world, and facing "make it or break it" decisions on a regular basis are all situations entrepreneurs face. Developing your intuition is critical to your entrepreneurial success. Sometimes it's all you've got.

What is intuition?

Intuition is simply knowing something without knowing exactly how you know it. In other words, intuition is a form of inner guidance. Connect back to a time that you had a "gut feeling" about something -repparttar 117129 job that you knew you shouldn't take, even though it looked good onrepparttar 117130 surface, or a relationship that just felt right for you. That's your intuition talking to you.

When I talk about intuition, clients often ask, "How do I tellrepparttar 117131 difference between my intuition andrepparttar 117132 other voices in my head?" Oftenrepparttar 117133 "other voices" arerepparttar 117134 loud-mouthed opinions ofrepparttar 117135 inner critic. For those of you who aren't familiar withrepparttar 117136 term "inner critic", it'srepparttar 117137 voice that says "What a stupid idea. No one is going to take you seriously." Or "You just maderepparttar 117138 biggest fool of yourself. Now everyone will know that you are a fraud." In contrast, intuition feels like a gentle internal nudge. It doesn't feel bad because it's not based in fear or judgment.

How do I hone my intuition?

Listen, practice and trust. Because intuition is largely intangible - it can't be seen, felt or heard in a concrete sense - it works better when you trust it. Intuition and your faith in it are closely tied together. You must first trust your intuition before you seerepparttar 117139 results of it in your life. So often, we want guarantees or tangible evidence before we trust. Believe me, once you start incorporating your intuition into your business and personal life, you'll never go back! It's one ofrepparttar 117140 most valuable skills in an entrepreneur's tool kit. We all have it, and many of us even hear its message, and still we dismiss it. How many times have you thought, "Something kept telling me that wasrepparttar 117141 wrong decision to make. But I made it anyway because intellectually it made sense."

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