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Navigating the Competitive Landscape

Navigating the Competitive Landscape: Tips to Propel Your Business Forward

In the fast-paced business world, staying ahead means understanding not just your customers, but also your competitors. You are part of a dynamic environment, where every piece of information about your competitors can be a golden key to unlocking new opportunities. 

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BarterPay VI

Who B2B Bartering is for

BarterPay is for all businesses!

Do you have extra inventory, seats, space, or time available? Barter your spare capacity for credits that you can use to get anything your business needs.




You, your family, and your will

You, your family, and your will You cannot be without one

Wills and estate planning can feel extremely overwhelming, but it’s actually a lot simpler than most people think. Your last will and testament (often simply referred to as a will) is a legal document that outlines how you wish to distribute your assets such as property, money, or care of minor children after you die. Your estate includes all your assets— anything you possess of financial or other value.

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The Power of Clarity

So often we think that we explain things properly, concisely, and clearly but unfortunately the person(s) receiving the information or instructions don’t agree. Or worse yet, don’t realize that they don’t fully understand.

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What’s Time Management

People say to me, “Chuck, it's nice to say that you taught all this great stuff about planning and goal setting, but let's face it, I don’t have time to do this on a regular basis!”

How do we get all this done and still have time left at the end of the day for ourselves and our family?

I know that you have heard about time management, but do you really know how easy it is to do?

Do you know how much time you can actually save by applying it?

If you do, why are you not applying it?

If you don’t know how much time you can really save and do something you enjoy with it, charge ahead and learn how.

Have you ever heard the old saying that: "If you want to get something done - give it to a busy person?" How can that be you ask when God gave us the same 24 hours in a day? The secret is not how much time we have, but how we use it! Learn more...


Leadership and Listening Active Listening Exercises

“Listening is an overlooked tool that creates an environment of safety when done well. Several studies over the decades have estimated that we spend anywhere from a third to half our time listening and yet we don’t retain very much. Back in 1957, researchers found that listeners only remembered about half of what they’d heard immediately after someone finished talking. There’s no reason to think that ratio has improved since then”; comments Melissa Daimler in a 2016 interview.

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How do you find your purpose in life Top Ten tips

It is unbelievable to realize that…

Only 45% of people say that they are happy or very happy with their work.

Sadly, passionate comes up in only 20% of people describing their job.

Dead end is the sentiment of at least 33% of people.

And oddly enough only 21% are eager to change their careers.

How about you? How would you answer those questions? Learn more...


Who relies on you?

Set your goals to get Regular Physical Activity


Your life depends upon it! If you don’t think that makes it important enough for you, how about for your family. No matter what you think, they think that you are important. They may not say it often or even act like it often – but it’s true. You are important.

So take care of yourself.



We are getting older, we're living longer, and we're changing what it means to age. We're also entering new territory. how do we plan for longevity, what does it mean to age well, and how can we - and those we love - live safely, securely, and independently for as long as possible? Read more...



So here we have the proverbial conundrum, I am telling you to do one thing but the dictionary says that you will be doing the opposite. The MacMillan dictionary defines “blocking off” as meaning one of two things. 1. To cover or close something completely so that nothing can move through it; and 2. To completely stop something from happening or progressing. Yet, as far as I am concerned, you will not succeed unless you block off you time. Indeed, it is imperative to block off time in order to focus on what is most important in your life or your business.




Sounds rather extreme, but is it?

Overall, 28% of people feel that they have a good balance between work and their spare time. That means that a sizeable 72% are not entirely happy with their work/life balance. That is a lot – especially when we consider the negative consequences of such an imbalance. Read more...



The key to business life is to keep progressing, Progress has an aliveness and energy to it. Change will happen, good or bad. But progress is something you need to take charge of and allow it to drive you forward.

Have a vision for what you really and truly want. For the vision to work it needs to excite you. This vision needs the impetus to pull you and make you want to move forward. If you need to push, you will always be behind it and there is the possibility of losing steam, losing energy, losing impetus. Your vision needs to be compelling. Read more...



It’s no longer sufficient to make sure you have business plan in place, or a marketing plan, or an advertising plan - you need to take care of business. Think of the long haul, remember all the planning and research that went into starting your small business. Now, you need to maintain that momentum in investment in research and analysis and sustain your short-term success as you anticipate the future. Read More...