Entrepreneur thoughts you must avoid to be great

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We live in a spectacular age where the self-made business possibilities are nearly limitless. In fact, chances are, if you have a business dream that hasn’t come true, you’re to blame. Sorry, but most obstacles are self-inflicted. When you spend time alone, thinking of your dream, you feel great. However, when it comes time to [ keep reading ]

Creative ways to earn money: Poop alert!

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If you’re like many Hot Mess Press readers, part of your list for goals in 2020 might include thoughts about income. Are you trying to come up with creative ways to earn money? Who doesn’t want more money? I typically avoid thinking or talking about finances because I feel stressed when I focus on it. [ keep reading ]

Live video tips: Avoid these things like the plague!

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Entrepreneurship is the way of the future, which is great because kids don’t have to feel like college is their only option. I can think of five or six businesses that were created in garages. These are $25 billion-plus companies like Google, Amazon and Disney. This post isn’t about whether or not it’s cool to [ keep reading ]

Overwhelmed by the Stock Market? Consider an ETF


Successfully investing in the stock market takes time. Time to research companies, time to research the latest news updates and market trends, time to decide on a broker and time to do actual trading during market hours. To be a successful investor, you have to do your due diligence on your investments. When it comes [ keep reading ]

Is a Career in Voice Over Right for You?

I fell into my voice over career by accident. I attended a beginning voice over workshop on a whim, because I figured that, as an actor, it might be another useful skill to add to my resume. Much to my surprise, I ended up really loving it. Fast forward several years, and I’ve narrated projects [ keep reading ]

Incentive to quit smoking: How about paid time off?

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It often surprises me how many people continue to become addicted to cigarette smoking. The data has been available for so long to basically (IMHO) scare the wits out of anyone even considering taking up the habit. If you’re one of many who are currently battling this addiction, you might be looking for an incentive [ keep reading ]

The Gig Economy – is it Right for You?

This job I’m doing right now, as I write these words, is part of an emerging modern workforce. Around 57 million people in the United States and over 2 million in Canada are estimated to be part of the “gig economy.” If you aren’t familiar with the term, this is a portion of the labor [ keep reading ]

Subscription Services – it’s Not Just Magazines Anymore.

In my bathroom cabinet is my new toothbrush. I signed up for a toothbrush on subscription. The company will mail me replacement brush heads every three months, as dentists recommend, so I can stop telling myself that it’s perfectly fine that I only change mine every six months. In addition, I am looking at similar [ keep reading ]

Work from Home Ideas that are Doable with Kids

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It’s definitely not your great grand-mother’s world anymore. Gone are the days (which some are quite happy about) when family life typically followed a pattern. It was logically assumed that a mother would stay home and raise a family while a father left home daily to earn an income. Many married couples still live this [ keep reading ]

Perks: How Businesses Are Attracting and Keeping New Talent

The national unemployment rate, as of December 2018, is 3.9 percent. If you look at the data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, you can see the rate has trended downward over the past ten years. This is excellent news for people looking for work, and for our society overall. It does have one negative [ keep reading ]

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