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8 Questions to Prevent Failure in Business, Investing, & Life

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / September 27, 2013

After reading hundreds or perhaps thousands of articles, speeches and books on business, investing, psychology, and people, I’ve come to believe that much of the advice on business and investing available to young people is painfully vague, unhelpful and/or generic. Self-improvement and general business advice seems to be ubiquitous these days, and it does hold value, but at the end of the day success in business and investing…

The Most Important Decisions in Our Lives Are Made in a Split Second

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / September 26, 2013

As a coach I’m constantly working on building my network while adding and exchanging value with other business professionals.  On a recent week-long business trip to Chicago I was scheduled to meet Justin at 4 PM Friday night downtown but thought I would leave Chicago a day early so I asked if we could meet Thursday night instead.  Although hesitant because he had to rearrange his schedule he…

A Response to 9 Reasons to Quit: 9 Reasons Not to Quit

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / September 26, 2013

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article 9 Reasons to Quit, I was touched by dozens of people who reached out to me saying how the article resonated with them. But I didn’t want people to get the wrong impression and start quitting everything they started. Because quitters never win and winners never quit – and I don’t know about you, but I’d rather be a…

True Life: I’m Married to My Cofounder

by / ⠀Career Advice Uncategorized / September 24, 2013

By day, I’m a research loving social worker whose full-time career is in child welfare.  By night, I’m a struggling entrepreneur who shares a bed with my start-up’s co-founder.  To make matters worse, we’re also newlyweds.  This is either genius, or crazy.  Most nights I lean towards crazy. We’ve been married for two short months (June 8, 2013), committed for over 3 years, and co-founders of Animal Lover…

Things Our Parents Told Us In The 90’s That We Must Re-evaluate, Part 2

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / September 24, 2013

Here are a few things our parents told us in the 90’s that we must re-evaluate. For the first 4 things our parents told us in the 90s, check out Part 1. 5.      If you’re sick, go to the doctor When I was growing up, the doctor was the professional.  They were where you went when you got sick, and if anything happened, you would immediately schedule a visit…

Starting Up With Your Spouse? 8 Tips to Make It Work

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / September 21, 2013

When I was 24 years old, I started a business with my fiancé (now husband) and one of our best friends. Three years later, our business and marriage are stronger than ever (thankfully!) but not without a few bumps along the way. If you’re considering starting a company with your spouse or significant other, or if you already have a business and you’re considering bringing your significant other…

Part 2 of “The Entrepreneur In Time”: How to Get People to Like You

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / September 18, 2013

This article is the second in the series “The Entrepreneur in Time” which is exploring some of the basic assumptions about entrepreneurs from the emergence of entrepreneurship in capitalist business writings up until the present day. I embarked on this topic to discover if the character of the entrepreneur has always been the same, or if the idea has developed over time. One hundred years ago it was…

Things Our Parents Told Us In The 90s That We Must Re-Evaluate, Part 1

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / September 17, 2013

They had the best of intentions, they really did. Whoever you grew up with, whether it was your parents, grandparents, or someone else, really aren’t to blame.  They were there to provide you with love, support, and affection because they wanted the best from you. However, they probably weren’t economists. They weren’t visionaries who could tell you what the future economic climate will look like.  We should respect…

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