Every Failure Takes You One Step Closer To Success

Marine Corps Emblem
Yesterday while waiting in line I caught a t-shirt with the U.S. Marine Corps emblem and the following quote

Pain is weakness leaving the body

There’s a lot of wisdom in that quote and I wanted to relate it to business. I didn’t come up with a nice compact quote, but here’s the idea.
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Do You Really Need Search Traffic?

Jennifer Laycock is starting an interesting experiment where she’s out to prove a business can survive without Google. Actually she’s out to prove that a business can survive without any search traffic at all. In time the search engines will be allowed back in, but the idea is to show that search traffic while useful is not necessary to build a business and drive both traffic and sales. The best part is we’ll all get to find out how it goes and most likely learn a lot along the way.
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Safe Is Not Remarkable

One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
–Andre Gide

What are you thinking during that moment when you’re about to click the publish button on your blog? Are there times when you ask yourself if you should take out the paragraph that might offend someone? Are there times when you wonder who are you to be giving out advice? Are there times when you think you’ll look foolish because you’re going against common wisdom? What do you do in those moments? Do you publish anyway or do you play it safe?
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100 Free CSS Resources

I get a good amount of requests asking me to do things like exchange links or mention a specific piece of content. Normally I don’t respond, since the majority aren’t worth talking about, but a couple of days ago I had a request from Rich McIver asking me to take a look at a list of 100 Free CSS Resources. I did take a look and there are a lot of very useful resources worth calling to your attention.
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Do You Compete On Price Or Value?

Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.
Warren Buffett

And the perception of value is why you decide to buy. How much would you pay for an ordinary gray pebble? How much would you pay if I told you that pebble could perform tricks like ‘sit’ and ‘stay’ and included a manual for how to train your pet rock?
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