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Why Imperfect Action Is Better Than Perfection

If you are waiting for fear to subside before you act, you will never move. The fear doesn't subside until you move. Only action beats fear.

Remember a time when you woke up in the middle of the night because of a nightmare or a strange noise you heard, and you were absolutely paralyzed? You literally couldn't move a muscle. You couldn't even speak, let alone reach over and turn on the lamp.

If you laid there waiting until the fear passed, it may have gone on indefinitely. But once you...

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This Laptop Lifestyle Income Is Perfect for Military Women, Wives, and Veterans

Like a lot of military women, you may not recognize the value of the skills, experiences, and expertise you gained as part of the military family.

You've probably handled responsibility way beyond your years, endured long separations, made life and death decisions, spent lots of holidays alone, navigated foreign cultures, and certainly lost a lot of household goods along the way.

You're ambitious, disciplined, adaptable, resilient, comfortable with change, and proven...

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How Military Women, Wives, and Veterans Are Earning Income as Photographers

Marketers, webmasters, bloggers, podcasters, writers, travel agencies and many others are all in need of good stock photography - that's where you come in.

Many military women and wives often became photographers because they saw the beauty in the places they lived, and wanted to record their family's travels.

Regardless how you got your start, if you're into photography, you have a perfect "laptop lifestyle" income potential - one where you can design your own rules, hours, income, and...

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Want to Work From Home? You Might Make a Great Virtual Assistant

Virtual Assistants  (VAs) work just like a regular office assistant, but as an independent contractor (freelancer) from their own home.

This has many advantages for someone with a mobile or laptop lifestyle. Here are a few:

  • You can work with clients located anywhere in the world.
  • You can work with people in any time zone.
  • You make your own hours and set your own prices.
  • You work when it is convenient for you and your family.

Some VAs like to call themselves Online Business...

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Move a Lot? Freelancing Is the Perfect Income

Think of a "laptop lifestyle" as the ability to live and work from anywhere.

Which is perfect for military women, wives, and veterans who tend to uproot their entire lives and move half-way around the world every couple of years.

Freelancing online allows you to:

  • build a career smoothly
  • choose your own hours
  • set your own fees
  • run your independent-contractor business from a laptop computer wherever you are

...hence the name "laptop lifestyle."

Places to Look for...

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How Military Women Overcome Fear

During basic training in the Navy, recruits are required to jump off a 32-foot platform into a deep swimming pool. To put that in perspective, that’s about the height of a 3-story building. They read about it, watch videos, observe others do it, and pace back and forth on the diving board.

But they can only learn to jump by stepping off the platform.

More advanced training lies ahead.

For some, it means escaping from an underwater helicopter simulator while upside-down and strapped to...

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How to Think Like a CEO (even if you're just starting your business)

Your financial success will be determined by your ability to think like the CEO of your business. If you make business and financial decisions from the perspective of someone “on the way up” you will always be in development mode.

This is great for your creativity, but not for establishing yourself as the mogul of your personal empire :-)

Using a simple example, let’s say you are trying to decide whether to replace your virtual assistant or not. If you look at that...

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