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GOOGLE EVERYTHING!

The two most important words in the English language for anyone who wants to know more about anything are “Google Everything”. Actually it was a close race where “Google Everything” barely edged out two other two word phrases for the title. The other phrases were; “Google It” and “Think Google.” No matter which phrase you like best, you would be well advised to burn it into your personal lexicon and make Googling a habit.

Googling is simply the easiest and fastest way to put the world of information literally at your finger tips. To be an expert Googler – “Think Key Words.” Just ask yourself; what are the most important and descriptive words that identify the item or issue of concern? Then go to Google.com, enter the words in the little box in the center of your screen and voila, the world at your finger tips.

Stop reading this for about 10 seconds. Put a link to Google in the lowest right hand corner of your computer screen (or other place where you can easily click on it no matter what else you are actively working on). Go ahead. Do it, right now!

Now you can be brilliant no matter who calls you, no matter what they ask.

Now you can be in the middle of drafting any document or correspondence and within seconds you can find or confirm any needed fact, quote, source, outlet, name, explanation, authority, instruction, alternative…the list is endless.

Now everyone is coming to you for answers, because answers come to you so easily and so quickly, why should they take the time to work things out. Oops! Not a good thing for a person whose time is valuable. So pass on this Blog item to anyone who asks too many questions.

Is it really that simple, that fast and that accurate? Well, almost. Enough so that it’s worth forming the Googling habit. As you get better at discerning the key words to enter and as Googling becomes second nature, you will appreciate both its value and limitation.

PS If your kid asks you one day; Mommy (Daddy), why is the sky blue? Take them to the computer. Have them click on the Google link. Have them enter the key words – why sky blue. Then ask them to read and react to what comes up on the screen. Just for fun, try it right now and see what comes up. Pretty cool, ha. Empower your kids and everyone else around you. Share the Googling habit.

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Gordon Bizar

Gordon Bizar - Expert Business Buyer and Finance Coach Gordon simplifies business purchasing and financing. He makes understandable the use of financial leverage to start, buy or build any business with little or none of your own cash. His unique expertise and success track record has led to his appearances on NBC's Today Show, PBS's Late Night America along with segments on more than 120 other radio and TV news and talk shows. He has been featured in articles in more than 25 of the nation’s leading newspapers including the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal. Gordon personally bought and built companies in fields as diverse as manufacturing, financial services and business education. He also served as Chairman of the California Task Force on Taxation and Regulation of Small Business during the Brown administration and is sought after as a consultant by businesses large and small and government agencies such as NASA for their technology transfer program.

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