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Hold Your Head High and Your Expectations Higher

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneurship / May 8, 2015

  Reality – Expectations = Happiness That’s the formula right? If you got out of bed today expecting every person you looked at to punch you in the face, then you could probably have a pretty great day when no one actually did that to you, huh? The premise is that if you don’t get overly excited about anything, you won’t be disappointed when it ends up being mediocre.…

The Art of Non-Doing

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneurship / May 5, 2015

Some days I don’t feel like doing anything. But most of the time, it’s to-do list central.  I have tons of energy but still not enough time to do everything on my agenda. I rush through my list, my brain races, and then by about noon I can hardly see straight. I bet you know the feeling. YES, I am crushing tasks.  But wtf, why am I going through…

Time to Admit What You Truly Want Out of Life (and get it)

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneurship / May 1, 2015
life purpose

Making decisions… this is the defining ability of humanity. What is your life purpose? We can do more than react to life’s challenges instinctively. We can look forward, decide what we want, and act accordingly. This ability gives us power beyond our wildest dreams and yet so few of us utilize it anywhere near it’s full potential. It is hard to find a life purpose That’s why decisions even…

Why the Balance Between Your Left and Right Brain Is Killing Your Creativity

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneurship / April 28, 2015

I have anxiety.I still get antsy.  I still get nervous.  My mind still races.Too many things to do.The other night I woke up at 4:30AM worrying that my groups of travelers wouldn’t make it to see Machu Picchu because of something I screwed up.The computations in my mind started running…  100% Money Back Guarantee… 16 travelers x 3 trips x $1395 early signup price… that’s a $66,960 mistake.I…

Training For Life As An Entrepreneur

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneurship / April 3, 2015

Recently I was listening to the final episode of this podcast titled Start Up. In the episode one of the first investors in Uber was talking about Uber CEO Travis Kalanick’s quirks and really calling attention to how strange a species guys like him are. This got me thinking about how strange all successful entrepreneurs are.  Myself included. For the most part we are far from normal. We…

Kanye Gave Me The Green Light

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneurship / April 2, 2015

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend a veterans hiring training program. The program was presented by The Coalition for Government Procurement. The primary purpose of the event was to share veteran hiring strategies with hiring managers and employment recruiters. A considerable amount of notable companies were represented at the event: i.e. General Dynamics, Harris Corporation, etc. There I was – Wide-eyed and young accompanied by my Nikon…

Listening To Your Gut

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneurship / March 31, 2015

How to give yourself some credit and realize that you know more than you think you know. Have you ever had a “gut” feeling? Also called a hunch, a feeling, and intuition. Pretty much everyone has. A gut feeling is when you feel very strongly about something even when you cannot see the whole picture. You start saying things like “I feel it in my bones that this…

The Definition of Success

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneurship / March 27, 2015

I was watching a documentary called Nothing To Lose about the Co-founder of Visalus, Ryan Blair, and heard something that really caught my attention: In 1806, the definition of Success in the Webster dictionary was to be fortunate, happy, kind and prosperous. In 2013 the definition of success is the attainment of wealth, fame and power. This change in the definition of success tells a great deal about…

7 Ways to Avoid Legal Mistakes Commonly Made by Entrepreneurs

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneurship / March 19, 2015

Even if you have an amazing and brilliant business idea, and even if you have solid financial backing, a small legal mistake can sink your entrepreneurial ambitions and dreams quickly and permanently. As all entrepreneurs learn, many times the hard way, the devil is in the details, and launching and building a business is filled with small but complex legal details. There is a wide range of business…

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