Many of us have the passion for writing - or at least the passion for our story. But how do we write a story that's as compelling as we lived it? Or how do we write a "how-to" book that's not going to put someone to sleep after the first sentence? We asked this same question … Continue reading How to write a GREAT first book (yes, it can be done).
Maybe you're not in the New Year's Resolution camp. Or maybe you do make those goals every year, only to find out your zeal for those lofty weight loss, finance and meditation dreams have yet again fizzled and faded by February (congratulations, you're a normal human being). Maybe this year you should think about just … Continue reading What’s your One Word for 2018?
Ready for the holidays? Well you can get ready quick with these small business and top ADS-approved Christmas gifts for under $100 (with few exceptions). Everything from stocking stuffers to fun ideas for the hardest person to buy for. Gifts for the ladies, babies, gentlemen, drone-enthusiasts, wine lovers and more. We even included our top … Continue reading ADS’s Top Small Biz & Fav Christmas Gift Ideas Under $100 (plus a few bonus ones above)
Ever since I realized it was World Kindness Day, I started looking for opportunities to be kind to people. More than usual. Ironically they both ended up being acts of business kindness. (1) A guy at The Gathering Spot was desperately looking for anyone who might have any kind of communications / English background. What he was … Continue reading Kindness Works.
When's the last time you truly sat down and thought about your biggest, craziest, wildest dreams? If you had to picture it, could you imagine how those insanely humongous dreams could actually break down to actionable tasks and goals? Can you see what your path to those dreams looks like 5 years out, 1 year out, … Continue reading What’s your ONE thing? [ Book Review: “The ONE Thing” ]
Accidental Entrepreneurship. That's exactly what I think of when I consider where I was one year ago today. I never thought I would even think of doing this until I was 40 (although, ironically, I'm not so far from that now!). In my 20s, I often thought to myself that by the time I'm 40 … Continue reading So ADS Begins: 24 Things I learned in Year One as an Entrepreneur
ABOUT HURRICANE DONATIONS: If you're going to send donations for any of the hurricane relief efforts, please DON'T send unuseful things like coats, sweaters, lingerie, soiled undergarments and prom dresses. Emptying your drawers and sending them to TX does not help, it HINDERS. Scroll through to the bottom of this article to find out the … Continue reading The Wrong Donations – Some Tough Words on Disaster Relief
Yes, leopard - and apparently any kind of animal print - is a neutral. The colors - tans, browns, blacks - are all neutrals. Zebra is a neutral. Snakeskin. Also, curvy girls can wear stripes, patterns can be mixed and - above all - positively everything must be tailored according to ADS Style Chat expert Morgan … Continue reading Leopard is a neutral (and many other style tips you didn’t know)
As entrepreneurs, everyone wants exposure for their business. Why? Because good exposure positively increases brand awareness. PR is a great way to do that “for free” so to speak – unlike traditional advertising which costs (print, digital, outdoor advertising on billboards, radio and TV commercials, etc.). Note: PR technically isn’t always “free” as many of … Continue reading Top 5 PR Tips that WORK (from one of journalism’s finest)
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