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It's time to take responsibility for everything in your life. Tony Robbins once said, "The quality of your life is the quality of the meaning you give to everything in your life."

This idea is so powerful to me. I remember the first time this really hit me. I realized that I truly had the power to shape the story of my life. It didn't mean that I could control everything that happened to me. But I could control how I interpreted everything and how I responded.

This one principle has been a game changer for me, in all areas of my life.

That's why I wanted to share my thoughts about this with you in Episode 537 of 5 Minute Friday.

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The concept is simple -- more meetings equals more sales, which equals more income. Most salespeople understand the importance of setting meetings in order to crush their sales goals, but very few are doing the necessary work to make those meetings happen.

Setting meetings doesn’t have to be complicated or overwhelming. A little proactive planning can go a long way. Check out these seven tips for setting more sales meetings with prospects. Pick one or two to focus over the next few weeks, and watch as you fill your schedule with meetings:

1. Use an organized prospecting campaign.

When it comes to prospecting and identifying cold leads, most salespeople are doing without any sort of plan in place. But when you just pick up the phone and randomly call prospects, you’re bound to hit a wall -- an...

Even if you’re not a “morning person,” there are still a number of things you can do to jumpstart your day. And that doesn’t mean go on a five-mile run or answer every email before you get into the office. Instead, use your mornings to complete small, simple tasks.

Related: 5 Morning Success Hacks From Millionaires

When you wake up, try to fit in a few activities to improve your own well-being, such as working on a personal project or writing down things you’re grateful for. When you spend so much of your day at work, a personal project can let you focus on yourself and pursue your own passions. Practicing gratitude can help set you on an opti

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Why Only You Have the Power to Shape Your Life

It's time to take responsibility for everything in your life. Tony Robbins once said, "The quality of your life is the quality of the meaning you give to everything in your life."

This idea is so powerful to me. I remember the first time this really hit me. I realized that I truly had the power to shape the story of my life. It didn't mean that I could control everything that happened to me. But I could control how I interpreted everything and how I responded.

This one principle has been a game changer for me, in all areas of my life.

That's why I wanted to share my thoughts about this with you in Episode 537 of 5 Minute Friday.

Subscribe on iTunes,

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Sales

7 Tips for Getting More Sales Meetings With Prospects

The concept is simple -- more meetings equals more sales, which equals more income. Most salespeople understand the importance of setting meetings in order to crush their sales goals, but very few are doing the necessary work to make those meetings happen.

Setting meetings doesn’t have to be complicated or overwhelming. A little proactive planning can go a long way. Check out these seven tips for setting more sales meetings with prospects. Pick one or two to focus over the next few weeks, and watch as you fill your schedule with meetings:

1. Use an organized prospecting campaign.

When it comes to prospecting and identifying cold leads, most salespeople are doing without any sort of plan in place. But when you just pick up the phone and randomly call prospects, you’re bound to hit a wall -- an...

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Infographics

What Type of Side Hustle Should You Try? (Infographic)

Need some extra cash? Try pursuing a side gig. Side businesses are not only great for the extra income, but they can also be a way to pursue your passions or share your expertise. Of course, figuring out which type of side business to pursue can be a challenge.

Related: 10 New Ideas for Making Money on the Side

For starters, brainstorm all of your hobbies and passions and figure out if there’s a way to make some money off them. Do you like to make crafts? Try selling them on Etsy. If you’re into photography, try selling your images on Shutterstock. If you’re not sure that your passion can bring you some extra dough, think about your skills. If you have expertise on a certain subject, you can become a

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Money

6 Tips for Saving Money on Labor Costs

When it comes to your organization, labor costs can add up fast. Unfortunately, they often get so high that companies are forced to lay off employees and shrink bloated departments. But what if there were a different way?

The true cost of an employee 

When it comes to hiring an employee, there’s the salary cost and the actual cost. A lot of businesses -- and employees, for that matter -- only think about the salary cost, but that’s a mistake. The price tag is actually much higher. According to Tony Knopp, CEO of Spotlight Ticket Management in Los Angeles, it’s as much as 18 to 26 percent higher.

“Many see the salary and assume that is the number,” Knopp says. “It’s not.” In reality, an

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Project Grow

If You Want Success, Get Impatient!

In this ongoing series, we share advice, tips and insights from real entrepreneurs out there doing business battle on a daily basis. (Answers have been edited and condensed for clarity.)

Who are you and what's your business?

My name is David VanderVeer, Founder and CEO of Blastis.com, a cloud-based text marketing company. Text is the most popular form of communication today, so we created an inexpensive way for businesses to use trackable texts to grow and manage their business, and give their customers information, offers, coupons and alerts.

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Project Grow

Why, When You Fail, You Should 'Fail Forward'

Teachers described him as “too stupid to learn anything.” He got fired from two jobs because he was “non-productive.”

Related: 18 Ways to Bounce Back from Failure

Then he tried inventing something completely new. What’s even crazier is that he tried 1,000 times, unsuccessfully. When a reporter asked him how it felt to fail 1,000 times, the story goes, he replied, “I didn’t fail 1,000 times. “[The invention] was an invention with 1,000 steps.”

Through pure determination, Thomas Edison -- initially a failure -- made the world a brighter place to live in. If such good things come from success, then why do we choose to always look at the brighter days and

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Stress

Don't Be Like the Woman Who Poisoned the Office Coffee Pot -- Follow These 10 Steps to Conquer Work Stress

Recently, I heard of a woman in Sterling, Virginia, sentenced to three-and-a-half years for putting Windex and Ajax in the company coffee pot. Really? When asked why she did it, she replied that she wanted to make her boss sick. That’s one kind of stress.

Then there’s the kind of stress that they are experiencing in the White House, in which the staff must begin to feel something like what King Henry VIII’s wives felt. You never know when you might be the next to get beheaded.

Related: 10 Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Life

And of course, there

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Startup Basics

How to Run a Remote Startup Across Time Zones

It wasn’t long ago that office life was simply a part of every day life. A person with a “real job” made the daily commute to the office, like it or not. They chatted around the water cooler, and then wasted much of the day dodging the boss and avoiding nosy colleagues.

Times have changed, and anyone with an eye on trends could have seen it coming. As the world went web-based, so did the traditional office space. A study by Global Workplace Analytics says, "Regular work-at-home, among the non-self-employed population, has grown by 115 percent since 2005."

Innovative communication tools have evolved to accommodate this new work force. There are tools, apps and programs galore to reconcile time zone differences, connect people virtually and back up the promises of increased productivity.

But, r...

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Both ailments seem related for some of us to the excessive amount of "screen time" we're subjecting our brains to.