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What People Really Want Out of Life: Excitement

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Travel / May 16, 2013

Everyday at Under30CEO we try to help young people get what they really want out of life.  For some it’s money, power, and fame, for others it’s time to spend with friends and family, still others embrace the journey and continue to search for what happiness might mean to them… Last week my friend Marcella Chamorro who joined us in her home country of Nicaragua for our Under30Experiences…

The Number One Metric of 2013: Quality Time

by / ⠀Startup Advice / February 5, 2013

The number one asset that you can become obsessed with is your time.  Why?  No matter how filthy rich you are, you can never buy more of it. Your time one Earth is limited.  How much time on average?  78 years for Americans according to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.  That’s 28,470 days, 683,280 hours.  Sleep away a third and it’s not that f*cking…

How to Make Big Problems Into Sexy Businesses

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / January 30, 2013

  I couldn’t decide what to title this post.  How do we drive views to a traditionally non-sexy topic like helping the poor?  I see it in our email open rates…  Write a title b*tching about how cold it is and everyone opens it.  Ask people to lend a hand to those less fortunate and nobody even notices… Our startup / entrepreneur / social media community is amazing.  Someone gets…

Why I Hate the Term “Lifestyle Business” & Why It Should Die

by / ⠀Startup Advice / January 17, 2013

I’m sick of it.  The term “Lifestyle Business”. From Wikipedia: A lifestyle business is a business that is set up and run by its founders primarily with the aim of sustaining a particular level of income and no more; or to provide a foundation from which to enjoy a particular lifestyle. Right, I get it, most people who live on the beach and teach surf lessons have a…

4 Steps to Freedom, Fun, and Finding Yourself

by / ⠀Startup Advice / January 15, 2013

I’m Not Finding Myself Bro. to find oneself  (verb)– accept and make use of one’s personality, abilities, and situation; grow – develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation. I get this all the time.  I’ve been location independent for over 5 months now, and people think I’ve gone mad.  They think I’m like Meetup.com Founder Scott Heiferman who decided to work at McDonald’s just for the hell of it.  The…

Nobody Likes You When You Break The Rules

by / ⠀Startup Advice / January 10, 2013

“You need to figure out how to close up shop Matt…” “It’s about time you moved on and worked for someone else…” “That site actually pays your bills?” Quotes from my motivation board.  At an Under30CEO event, Alexis Ohanian, Co-Founder of Reddit told us to make a negative reinforcement board with all the things anyone has ever said bad about ourselves… as motivational as it is, sometimes that…

17 Lessons from 17 Books to Learn From in 2013

by / ⠀Startup Advice / January 3, 2013

Here is our list of best sellers and top books for entrepreneurs and business owners, including our own personal must reads by the top authors in entrepreneurship. “You’ll be the same in five years as you are today, except for the people you meet and the books you read.” — Charlie “Tremendous” Jones This year I set out to read 30 books.  A serious goal–a book every 2.5…

The Digital Nomad’s Guide to Finding an Office Anywhere in the World

by / ⠀Startup Advice / December 14, 2012

Now that Matt, the co-founder of Under30CEO, has gone location independent, you might want to do the same. Thankfully, technology has finally caught up to your travel aspirations. First, follow Matt’s guide to breaking free. Once you’ve made arrangements to relocate temporarily or to travel permanently, you’ll need to sort out an office, or a desk, or at least an internet connection. As a digital nomad, you can work…

How to Stop Being Nice and Get What You Really Want

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / December 11, 2012

Want the key to making more money? Stop being so damn nice. I’ve worked on saying “No” for way too long, and I’m still not good enough. For me, it’s nature and nurture. I’m pretty sure I was born nice… On top of that, I was nurtured by the nicest woman alive—my mother. Why isn’t my business more profitable and more streamlined? Because all too often I let…

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