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3 Deadly Traps That “Wantrepreneurs” Fall Into

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / May 12, 2014

In 2011, I went from working at a restaurant making $2.17/hour (plus tips…) to launching one…then two…then THREE successful, profitable businesses with literally no startup capital. How did I do it? Did I come up with the next Google or get a loan from a rich uncle? Hell no. I simply learned how to take skills I already had and create products and services that people would pay…

Why I Wrote A Check To The Nazis For $1,000 (Trust Me, There’s a Good Reason)

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / April 21, 2014

  Wow. Never thought I’d type THAT title into the subject line of this post. Today, my friends, I wanted to give you some quick insight into a last resort strategy you can enact to finally get yourself to take action when other methods have failed. It’s very simple: Punishment. I’ve had an annoying psychological barrier lurking in the background of my brain for 25 years. I call…

What To Do When You Fall Out Of Love

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / April 18, 2014

I can still remember what it felt like to tell my first girlfriend, “I don’t love you anymore.” I’d just gotten back from traveling through Greece and the Middle East (read my adventures) and I thought I was such a worldly, cultured man now. I thought I needed to explore the world and see if there was anyone “better” out there. But the truth was pretty simple: I’d…

4 Tips for Keeping Your Company’s New Year’s Resolution

by / ⠀Career Advice Startup Advice / February 13, 2014

Each January millions of people around the world make resolutions to help them live a better life throughout the year. Common resolutions include goals to improve health and wellness, financial status and even reconciling relationships. As a small business owner or nonprofit leader, it is likely that your New Year’s resolutions are not just for your personal well-being, but for the betterment of your organization. As recommended by Forbes Magazine this year,…

The Circle of Consequences: The Importance of Accountability

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 22, 2013

Accountability means answering or accounting for your actions and results. It is something every leader wants more of from his or her team. Accountability is like rain—everyone knows they need it, but no one wants to get wet. It’s easy to talk about how “they” need to be more accountable, but it can be uncomfortable when we apply it to ourselves. When is the last time you heard…

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