Double Your Income: How to Earn $150,000 an hour

Have you ever wondered why some people earn huge checks, while others live in poverty?

It is a small thing that makes the difference.

And the good part is that everyone can do that small thing.

There is a huge disparity of wages throughout the world.  Minimum wages range on low end of cents per hour in the poorest of countries, to the $8 per hour minimum wages in United States. 

On the other end of the spectrum attorneys and other professionals earn around $300 per hour or more. 

And at the very far end of the bell curve are the celebrities you can hire for obscene, but justifiable amounts of money.

So what differentiates these high paid people from the low paid and how can you immediately increase your own earnings?

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The Secret Psychology to Growing Your Business on Facebook

People do business with experts they know, like, and trust.  The challenge for you as a business owner is making that happen, with enough people, efficiently.

Your best customers will always come by referrals  but this can be rather slow and often reactive, instead of proactive. 

Instead of waiting, you may turn to networking or other passive advertising that can suck your life away, unless you really enjoy those events–which I do not.

If you are just starting out,  advertising funds are probably scarce which makes it difficult to get your message to enough for people. 

On the other hand, if you have an established business, you may not have enough time interest to attend networking events meetings.

If done properly, Facebook is one of the best ways to establish you as the expert in your field and get people to know, like, and trust you. Continue reading “The Secret Psychology to Growing Your Business on Facebook”

Make Money and Have Fun With Social Networking

Here is a brief introduction of the social media sites that will begin answering some of the questions I received about social media marketing after I was quoted in several news articles about Facebook, Twitter and Linked In.

If you’ve considered using Facebook to promote your financial planning practice, or any business for that matter, check out Kristen Luke‘s article The Three Best Ways to Market Your Business Using Facebook. I was fortunate to be quoted in her most recent article which is about which type of Facebook profile you should create.

Let me begin by addressing the many who may be reluctant to try social media.

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Chuck Rylant MBA Graduation Speech

Today I’m sharing the speech I gave to the Cal Poly MBA graduating class of 2007. I was honored my class invited me to speak so it was a special moment in my life. Reading this speech brought back some memories, both good and bad.

Within the week of my graduation, I lost my mother to cancer and my son was born a few days later. It was a very emotional time in my life.  Maybe I will share more about those experiences later, but for now, here is my speech:

Have you ever had a dream, but you were afraid to go after it? Have you ever passed up an opportunity because you were afraid to fail?.….… I have. Continue reading “Chuck Rylant MBA Graduation Speech”