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I was checking my email on my iPhone this morning when I deleted something. A second later, the contents of the email clicked in my brain, and I immediately undeleted it.

Does this often happen to you? You are cleaning out your email, and a second after you delete something, the words click with you? It happens to me all of the time.

This email was a Groupon email, and what clicked in my mind were the words “Free HBO.” I recovered this email, read it, and still deleted it.

I’m one of those people who often leave emails in…


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I stepped on the scale the other day, and what I saw knocked me into reality.

I wasn’t surprised by what I saw because I knew deep down that I had gained substantial weight. I can feel it when I walk or sit in a chair. I can see it when I look in the mirror or at selfies I take on my phone. I’m reminded of it every time I put on my fitted dress shirts, and they look like I’m ready to snap buttons off.

My scale told me that the last time I weighed myself sometime in…


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I’ve always been a bit of a loner. Before I got married, I enjoyed going to restaurants to eat by myself, taking trips by myself, and going to movies by myself. It never really bothered me.

Then I met my wife twenty years ago, and that changed. We dated for about a year and a half before we married in 2001. Although I love going out and doing things with my wife, I still appreciate my own time, as I’m sure many of you do as well.

Sneaking in time for myself is a challenge, especially now that I have…


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I’m talking about personal bridges that we haven’t burned but that we let deteriorate because of our failure to act on an opportunity. It isn’t quite the same thing as burning them because you didn’t necessarily do something intentionally or malicious. However, cleaning them up and making them passable again may take some time.

We’ve all let opportunities pass us over. I’m talking about friends or co-workers that offered to help you in some way and you didn’t seize the gift they offered. It may be a business opportunity, investment opportunity, or personal event. Whatever it is, not seizing on…


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Writing is the basis for all communications. Using your words effectively and then delivering them to your target audience is necessary for success in business. Hiring a copywriter to write your words for you can save you big.

Whether it is a social message to those in your community or a professional message to your employees and customers, the effective use of words is crucial. Saying too much or too little can cost you time, customers, and money. Do you have the confidence that you are doing this effectively? Do you get responses to your written words? …


Reach the Most Customers: Necessary Media Formats for Your Marketing Literature

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Introduction

To reach the highest number of customers in today’s business environment, it is critical to have multiple media formats for your marketing and business literature. This article discusses those formats and highlights the importance of having an experienced full-service graphic designer firm or individual contractor that can provide them.

Your business should possess a print version that can be handed out or placed in locations where potential customers will take one, an electronic version in PDF that can be posted on a website for download and printed by…

Marc Bollon

I’ve been adulting for 30+ years and am just starting to “get it.” Perhaps I can help you get it before its too late. B.A. Psych & Master of Liberal Arts — SMU.

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