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Lead Story

Fraud, data breach concerns drive EMV support


Industry Update

Visa, MC allow merchant surcharging

CAPP provides FI security snapshot

ETA promotes Debit AID to assist EMV

NFC Forum SIGs map tech future

Square wins with Verizon, Angie's List

Federal court ruling may impact CFPB


International charity with roots at home

Acquiring Kilimanjaro, an ISO adventure

Mobile marketing and remote mobile payments transform holiday shopping in 2012

Stephen Kiene
First Annapolis Consulting

Research Rundown

Meet The Expert: Biff Matthews

Selling Prepaid

Prepaid in Brief

Plastic Jungle pilots retail gift card exchange

Researcher makes argument against prepaid regulation


Surveying the financial landscape in 2013

Brandes Elitch
CrossCheck Inc.


Street SmartsSM:
Lessons from that first call

Jeff Fortney
Clearent LLC

Confidentiality: A refresher on ISO, MLS obligations

Adam Atlas
Attorney at Law

Sustaining the mPOS (r)evolution

Venkat Kalyanaraman and Sunil Rongala
MRL Posnet Private Ltd.

Small businesses need big data, too

Rick Berry
ABC Mobile Pay Inc.

Company Profile

Super G Funding LLC

New Products

Interactive multilane checkout

iSC Touch 480
Company: Ingenico Inc.

Advanced breach protection

Voltage Secure Stateless Tokenization
Voltage Security Inc.


Take one invigorating step


GS 10 Years Ago

Readers Speak

2013 events calendar

Resource Guide


A Bigger Thing

The Green Sheet Online Edition

February 11, 2013  •  Issue 13:02:01

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Take one invigorating step

All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind.
- Martin H. Fischer

When was the last time you did something completely new, something outside of your area of expertise - a time when you took on a challenge no matter how uncomfortable or frightening it may have been? Do you remember how exhilarating it was to take the first step toward that enticing personal goal - and then how thrilling it was to attain it?

If you're like many of your professional peers, it's probably been a bit too long. You, as an ISO or merchant level salesperson in the payments industry, are a dedicated entreprenueur. As such, you shoulder multiple professional responsibilities, and in some cases, other people depend on you for their livelihoods.

Often it seems impractical, or even foolish, to set aside time to learn how to captain a sail boat, speak a new language, do salsa dancing, ride a surfboard, participate in a geological dig, build a cabin, make a quilt or any number of other things you might be drawn to that aren't directly related to advancing in business.

You might feel that you have to choose between taking on enriching personal challenges and pursuing your professional goals. If so, it's time to let go of that notion. It turns out that pursuing activities for the pure joy of it will bring you multiple benefits that will improve all areas of your life, including your work life.

Enjoy the benefits

Here are several benefits you can derive from taking on a new personal challenge:

Take action

So what's one thing you've been itching to do? Do you want to sing opera, play the banjo, become a skateboard ace or a chess champion? Whatever it is, take one step today toward making it happen. That will lead to another and another and another.

In time, you might be on stage enjoying applause from an admiring audience, deeply involved with a creative team designing a killer app or telling all your Facebook fans about the mystery novel you just wrote. But it won't happen unless you take that first step. Don't let anything stop you.

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