Dan DiPiazza

FYI: Not All Rules Are Worth Following

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneurship / April 22, 2015

You don’t have to follow the rules. Not all rules are worth following. They often sound like commands, but they’re not. They are often overlooked — even by those tasked with enforcing them. Remember the old saying: “It’s better to ask forgiveness than permission.” It’s true. And let’s be honest: If you’re not granted forgiveness later, you’d probably never have been given permission in the first place. So…

3 Steps To Starting Your First Freelance Business

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / January 16, 2015

So you want to start a business, but you have no idea where to start. Many beginning entrepreneurs have faced the same dilemma. The answer: start with freelancing. The word “freelancing” may sound scary — but the concept is pretty simple. All you have to do is find skills that you already have, then find people who will pay you for those skills. Before you know it, you’re in business.…

How to Use Sneaky “Psychic Powers” to Validate Your Business Idea

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / November 10, 2014

When you start a new business, you have to know what product your potential clients want first — then, you can build it. And even more importantly than simply knowing what they want, you have to know what makes your service/product/idea DIFFERENT. This is called a USP (Unique Selling Proposition). I created a great USP when I was working on one of my first products ever — a…

7 Deadly “Mental Traps” That Sabotage Your Success

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / November 3, 2014

One of the funniest things about the human brain is how it’s able to manipulate surroundings and perceptions to make almost any situation fit our internal dialogue. Case in point: The blog you’re reading right now. When I started writing in November 2012, I had to actively overcome dozens of excuses for why it wouldn’t work. I thought to myself: “Ok, I’ll start a blog…but I really need…

Are You A Lion Or A Gazelle?

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / October 27, 2014

Did you watch The Lion King growing up? Trick question…of COURSE you did. I liked that movie because it wasn’t all fairytales and rainbows. It was some REAL ish. Dude…Scar was a bad mofo. Definitely a gangbanger of the animal kingdom. Scar straight up killed his brother, then shamed his nephew into exile AND tried to get with his sister in law. OG. I saw it come on…

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