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3 Hacks to Focus Deeply and Be More Productive

by / ⠀Blog / June 17, 2016
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In the age of social media and modern technology, we’ve lost the ability to focus. A lot of people like to say that they have ADHD, and while it’s no surprise that numbers are rising you don’t exactly need to be medically diagnosed to feel totally scattered all the time. ADHD or not, you definitely ARE impaired. And it’s not your fault. Our lives are designed for distraction.…

Creative Geniuses All Have This in Common–and It’s Not What You Think

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneurship / May 25, 2016
Tupac shirtless

Twenty years after his death, Tupac Shakur is still making music. Can someone explain how that’s possible? Seriously. He’s produced 15 albums–10 of them posthumously. In a period of five years from 1992-1996 he created a dozen albums, eight feature films, countless commercials, music videos and even two books of poetry. And this was before the Internet. From one interview: “I’m coming at ’em 100% real. I ain’t compromising…

ARE YOU MISSING THE “GO!” FACTOR?

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneurship / May 23, 2016
Person jumping from one cliff to another

In 2003, the Human Genome Project was hailed a massive success. We’d officially mapped out the entire genetic makeup of human DNA, save a tiny percentage, with 99.9% accuracy. It doesn’t matter who you are, where you came from or what your mother’s maiden name is — scientists now know with astonishing certainty what you look like under a microscope. But does that mean we can grow another…

3 Steps to Starting Your First Freelance Business

by / ⠀Blog Career Advice / May 16, 2016
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I’m not going to sugarcoat it, sell you rainbows and unicorns, or tell you that becoming an entrepreneur will make you instantly rich. And I’m definitely not going to tell you that it’s easy.  Starting your own business is HARD. The biggest component to success is a high risk tolerance. I have repeatedly struggled to find my footing, pay bills, and get everything set up before finally finding…

Here’s how to make money doing what you love in the 21st century

by / ⠀Blog Career Advice / May 13, 2016
the 3 new truths about millennials and their careers

To my fellow twenty-somethings: Do you consider yourself entitled? I ask because Time Magazine is calling us the “ME ME ME” generation. …and that pisses me off. The common line of thought is that our generation wants more than we “deserve,” that we’re not willing to work for it. Our elders compare us to generations of the past. We don’t have any grit or follow-through, they say. I…

Hello from the NEW Under30CEO!

by / ⠀Blog Podcast / May 12, 2016
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4 years ago, I had the crazy idea to build a website and somehow, ignite a community dedicated to helping young people start businesses and build better lives. I thought my idea was special and unique…until I checked Google!! I stumbled across Under30CEO and it seemed as if someone had beaten me to the punch by 4 years! WTF!!! So, after a few tears, I did the next…

How The Top 1% Actually Makes Progress (aka the Seinfeld Solution)

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / August 13, 2013

Productivity sucks. For one, it’s hard. I mean, let’s face it – every single time I sit down to “get something done”, it almost never happens. At first, I thought it was just me. I thought that maybe there was some malfunction in my brain that made it physically impossible for me to focus on important tasks when the sweet, sweet Facebook newsfeed is only a click away.…

How to Stand Out When Your Competition is Bigger, Badder and Richer

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Finding Customers Personal Branding Startup Advice / July 9, 2013

Welcome to 2013. The absolute worst time in history for those looking to do something unique. Long gone are the days when to “matter” we just had to create something “pretty good” and scream at the top our lungs about it. Now there’s a sea of “us”. And they’re all doing exactly what we’re doing…or what we want to be doing. It’s depressing. And it’s noisy. Questions: What…

Must See Interviews With Amazing Entrepreneurs and People

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Startup Advice / April 2, 2013
These must-see interviews with amazing entrepreneurs from across the world will motivate, inspire, entertain, and educate you.

A few years ago we published a huge roundup of interviews with awesome people. However, since then, many of the links were broken as videos and articles had been moved and of course, many new interviews have been produced. Below, we have updated the links, added in more recent interviews where needed, and added a whole bunch of new people to the list. As a result, everything on…

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