The Focused Hustle 5 | August 2020

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AUGUST 2020 MUST LISTEN PODCASTS Here are this month’s must-listen podcasts: PR Strategies to Book More Business With Courtney Love Gavin Taking Productive Action Now With Brian Fanzo Adding Comedy to Live and Virtual With Judy Carter Trusting Yourself and Taking Risks With Jason O.

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Class of 2020 Coming to NYC - Yes, You'll Have to Pony Up Broker Fee

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The standard broker fees had been 12% to 15% of the first year's rent. So, for the $2,500 a month one-bedroom apartment the broker fee, billed at 15%, would be $4,500. That means brokers can continue to charge their fees. Last June, the DOS blinded real estate brokers in New York City. They passed a law forbidding brokers from charging those applying for apartments in NYC more than $20. 

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Boies Schiller Flexner Brand (2015 - 2020)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Attorney fees. Fees paid to attorneys.   In addition, Boies Schiller has experienced 31 partner departures in 2020. Legal malpractice. Breach of fiduciary duty. Vicarious liability. Unjust enrichment. Restitution  Those are the allegations in the lawsuit "Telebrands Corps and Bullhead.com v. David Boies, et al." " It had been filed last Thursday, reports Law.com , in Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division, Bergen County.

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Maybe 2003 Was A Very Good Year - Compared to 2020

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  However, compared to 2020, now I get it: 2003 was a very good year. Here are 6 tips for search engine optimization (SEO) in 2020. Sliding scale fees. That famous book on my 2003 ordeal is "Geezer Guts," which you can read for free here. "Geezer Guts" had more than a million downloads. Around the world other down-and-outs contacted me, saying they too considered merchandising the sale of a kidney.

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Language - "Bluelining" Should Dominate Election 2020 Rhetoric

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Of course, the term "bluelining" should enter the rhetoric of Election 2020. Sliding scale fees. It's as simple - and legal - as billing a house, condo, coop, or rental at an extraordinarily high price. That puts in a play the new kind of discrimination. That's bluelining. In The Atlantic , Derek Thompson examines that and its implications. Only the wealthy can afford to buy or to rent, at least in those zip codes.

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Will 2020 Be Your Best Speaking Year Ever?

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Are you wondering if 2020 will be your best speaking year ever? The post Will 2020 Be Your Best Speaking Year Ever? Emerging Speaker Rising Superstar Speaker Seasoned Speaker Speaking Business Strategy best speaking year growing your speaking business money mindset raise your fee speaking business speaking business mindset wealthy speaker mindsetIt’s a part of my DNA to always be striving for improvement. I just can’t help it! How about you?

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My First Haircut In Covid-19 Time - May 15, 2020, Noonish (totally Twilight Zone)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  At the register, I found out that the fee for service had been increased about $2.50. In Ohio, hair salons opened today. For too many, that's all they knew. That is, that salons had reopened. So, when they headed to their usual salon they encountered a locked door and stern notice that they needed an appointment, along with a face mask. Not me. I had called ahead. I had gotten an appointment.

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Out of Touch in 2020, Like Chris Matthews? - You Will Be Subjected to Public Crucifixion (if in a glam industry)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  He or she could have clued Mathews in, with a lot of wit, about how people talk with one another in 2020. *. For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. Maybe a non-glam career is the way to go. At least in these times when being out of touch with the times merits a public crucifixion. Weeks ago and into today it was and is the decades-ago behavior of Michael Bloomberg that hoisted him up on the cross. Now, put up on there alongside Bloomberg has been Chris Matthews.

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Forced to Develop Business in New Ways, Law Firms Give Marketers a Seat at the Table

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The self-employed marketers or whose services include some kinds of marketing lament about the low fees being offered them.   Here  are 6 tips for search engine optimization (SEO) in 2020. So much of law firm marketing involved pitching in-person.

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The Very Peculiar Reward System in Law Firms v Corporations, Entrepreneurship, Wall Street Investing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The law firm Quinn Emanuel request for a $185 million fee in getting the $3.7 In addition, there exists the public's outrage about high attorney fees.  Here are 6 tips for search engine optimization (SEO) in 2020.

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The Occult - Booming Industry in Uncertain Times

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Some psychics have doubled their weekly business - and revenues - in 2020. As those in the occult loop explain, the wildness was expected right from the get-go in 2020 since there was a conjunction of Saturn and Pluto.   For individual coaching – sliding scale fees.

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We're Not Getting Any Younger, Climate Change Is Getting Worse - Dashed Dreams about The Forever Next

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Experts are predicting the 2020 hurricane season could be a whopper.    For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. COVID-19 will be over.

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Higher Education: Folly of (heroically) Planning to "Bring Students Back to Campus"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Meanwhile, the funds not coming in for room and board and so on, along with the legal fees to deal with the litigation, could close down permanently universities and colleges which had already been vulnerable. Here are 6 tips for search engine optimization (SEO) in 2020.

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A Very Different Time - When Sumner Redstone Built His Empire

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. The world pays homage to a mogul: Sumner Redstone. He has left this dimension of time and space, possibly for another. The latter remains a mystery.

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The Layoff - Media, Advice-Givers, Supposed Friends Stop the Platitudes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After that, sliding scale fees. This week 1.1 million filed claims for unemployment. That's up, documents Forbes , from 963,000 last week.    And, it seems noble to jump in, as Forbes does, with wise counsel for those who have lost their livelihood.

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Complex Ghostwriting Process for E-books - Compensation = $2,5000 (yes, it's come to this)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After that, sliding scale fees. Book ghostwriters had once been the elite in the field of communications. They were well-paid, all the way up to $100k a book. The average was about $40k. Also, they were treated with reverence.    That was then.

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The Virtual Political Convention: Another Blow to Journalism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The fee? The in-person political convention not only belonged to the politicos and those from Jersey City, New Jersey and Toledo, Ohio caught in a camera-panning.

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Madonna - Symbol of How Not to Age

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. What was entertainer (or, put more accurately former entertainer) Madonna doing on Instagram supporting hydroxchoroquine as COVID-19 treatment?    The answer might be: Trying to force the media spotlight back on herself. 

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Disney Can't Mickey Mouse With America Any More

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. Mickey Mouse had a good run. But now, the ethos of happiness through paying high prices visiting Disney theme parks is collapsing.

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Minimalism No Longer Simply Symbol of Lifestyle Cool - 41% Find It Necessity

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. Opting out of the consumer economy might be bad for GDP growth. After all, the U.S. economy is about 70% consumer-driven. But it has been the ultimate cool lifestyle, at least in some circles.

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Week of July 20th - Madame Clairevoyant Predicts Reflection, Change

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. There's a new moon in the intuitive Cancer, reports New York Magazine's Madame Clairevoyant. That means this week will be a time for reflection and change.    Sounds about right. Hysteria can't be sustained.

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Post-Sheltering-in-Place: The Piano Chair in the Middle of the Parking Lot

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. The ambiance was like that of a street fair. Folks drifted toward us.    And without the props of decorations, food, or carnival-type attractions, there was joy.

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Lifequake - Now, You Have to Put Together a New Story

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. "I don't know who I am." " That's how people in transition usually sum up how they feel.

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Week of July 27th, New York Magazine's Madame Clairevoyant Says Calm Down (learn to be your own psychic)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. It's what your mother would tell you. Or, if you had become your own psychic you would have figured out for yourself. 

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Aging & Work - Changing the Language (e.g. drop "career" for "earning a buck")

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. Older workers in the U.K. are, just as in the U.S., targeted for unemployment during the pandemic.    Forbes reports that the U.K.

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Getting Around the Law of Supply & Demand in Freelancing - Don't Sell Your Labor for Peanuts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. Those in the gig economy, including newly displaced journalists, have noticed this: Compensation is down. Frequently dramatically. That's how it is. And it extends across almost all the sectors, be they law or project management. 

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Graydon Carter: Message from The Coach

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. There he is again.    Graydon Carter.    He used to be a trend-setter. Had writers, editors, and photographers doing back flips to work for him. And  And knew how to throw a good party.

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Downward Mobility (possibly permanent) - 4 Ways of Coping

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On LinkedIn Updates, a marketing communications expert in the Philippines shares that those in marketing per se are having more work piled on them, withe the same pay or fixed fees as consultants. According to some ways of counting, about 20 million U.S.

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The Protestant Ethic Is Dangerous to Your Career: Stop Working Hard, Start Figuring Out How to Get Results

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Quinn Emanuel figures it has "earned" a $185 million fee in its legal work for health insurers who hadn't been paid by the Obama Administration.   However, the fee only represents 5% of the results, note supporters of Quinn Emanuel.

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Edelman's Job Just Got Lots More Challenging: Client Kodak Hit with Shareholder Lawsuit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The plaintiffs are seeking damages, attorney fees and other costs. It was U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren who noticed there might be something rotten in the state of Denmark - metaphorically speaking.

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Retired at 50 (and other realities for the aging worker during COVID-19)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The fee for dental care in Nogales can be a fourth of what it is in the U.S., The concept can be simple, such as providing services to the aging at a fee lower than what the competition is charging.  After that, sliding scale fees. Yet another COVID-19 shock.

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Corporate Onboarding: Should "The Scarlet Letter" Be Mandated Read?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After that, sliding scale fees. Those misfits who couldn't make it in the old country set up the most powerful economy in the world in the new land. Much of that success the oddball Puritans achieved was by creating their own economic rules.

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Mutt Branding - Hustling after Multiple Sources of Income

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. Multiple source of income. I call that "Mutt Branding." " Working at a number of employment situations is becoming necessary not only for the aging forced out their well-paying career jobs.

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Language - How to Talk to Yourself about Work After Being Forced into Early Retirement

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After that, sliding scale fees. COVID-19 is forcing more and more older employees into early retirement, notes MarketWatch. That trend probably won't abate once the pandemic is over. So, careers are getting shorter. 

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Stimulus Optimism - Stocks Are Doing Fine, Labor Market Isn't

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I can sit back and wait for an offer of work at a fair fee.    For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. The U.S. economy is about 70% consumer-driven. So, the stock market rejoices at any sign of financial aid from government to the people.

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British TV in Class by Itself - But UK Unemployment Pain Mirrors That of America

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. Who hasn't hunkered down with British television during shelter-in-place? And, since so few things have reopened, we are still clicking it on.    Such premium entertainment. 

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Cancel Culture: Add Norman Rockwell

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. On Wednesday, reports Daily Mail , the entire Nelson family, including the dog, died. That included father John Nelson, 44, his wife, 35, and their three children 12, 10, and 6. Yes, also the dog.

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Sign of Very Strange Political Times: Record Number Renouncing U.S. Citizenship

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to Enrolled Agents and Bambridge Accountants , during the first half of 2020, the percentage surged 1,210%. there is a fee involved to renounce citizenship. Here are 6 tips for search engine optimization (SEO) in 2020. The political climate in the U.S.    Plus, the tax situation. Those are what had been driving a record number of Americans to renounce their citizenship.

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Car Was Going Too Fast, Rabbit Not Fast Enough - For Whom the Bell Tolls

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"  Since March 2020, there has been so much suffering.   For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. Maybe the rabbit connected the dots and made the decision it was the lady with the bicycle whom he had to flee. I was wheeling my bike home. It was too loaded down with groceries for me to be able to balance on it. So I walked it home. In front of me was a rabbit. I stopped and stared. Maybe that was a fatal mistake - for him. The rabbit darted into the road.

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How the Endowment Effect can Affect Businesses

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A ‘free account’ which might even become redundant after a 14-day trial can have value for a customer, as compared to owning an account by paying a fee. Businesses can be affected due to consumer behavior that they might find hard to predict. Many theories, models and research have long tried to predict motivations of consumers for buying goods or services based on consumer preferences. In order to classify different types of consumers into market segments.

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The AAA Brand - Not What My Father Described to Me

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I purchased it for $800, plus fees and tax, from Point Place Power Sport s in Toledo. During the timeframe of March 2020 to when I donated that too to Kars4Kids in July 2020, it broke down five times.  Here are 6 tips for search engine optimization (SEO) in 2020. According to Nerd Wallet , maintaining a car puts us back, on average, more than $700 a month. Late last September, I decided to eliminate that fixed cost.

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Coronavirus ShutDown of AA Meetings - Attend Them Online, By Phone

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are 6 tips for search engine optimization (SEO) in 2020. Sliding scale fees. Those wonderfully packed meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), with SRO, are illegal in a growing number of states. Not enough social distance.    But that doesn't mean attending an AA is on-hold until the coronavirus crisis peaks and is considered under-control.    For years now, there have been online and Phone AA meetings. Here you can connect with the online ones.

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Higher Education - COVID-19 Accelerates the Disruption

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"  - Dave Kostiuk, Law.com , June 2, 2020. For the 2019 - 2020 academic year, Harvard College bills tuition at $47,730, the student service fee at $2,989, and the student activity fee at $200. Here are 6 tips for search engine optimization (SEO) in 2020. " … do institutions of higher learning technically owe their students a so-called life experience? A wave of litigation sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic press the question." 

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