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The Art of StorytELLING

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Podcast / June 19, 2015

In 2009, Joshua Glenn and Rob Walker decided to put a price on storytelling. The pair would buy “junk” worth little to nothing and then re-sell it for 300 times its original value. All the proceeds were donated to charity. Why did they do this? Simply put, making a killer profit wasn’t their point. I believe the point was to reveal the value of StorytELLING in the process…

Pursuing Passion: 4 Things I’ve Learned From Passionate People

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / August 28, 2014

  “…the saddest people I’ve ever met in life are the ones who don’t care deeply about anything at all….” – Nicholas Sparks, Author of The Notebook These days, you’re urged to “follow your passions” – “follow your heart” – and “lean in”–but what if you’re not sure where your particular passion lies? What if you don’t know which way to lean? The modern definition of the term…

The #1 Reason Most 20-Somethings Get Stuck

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / July 21, 2014

I can remember, just a few short years ago, when I would have done ANYTHING to get “unstuck”. I had “played the game” just like I’d been told. Went to school, picked a major that made sense, got good grades and followed the rules. (I can see you nodding your head in agreement with me — we’ve all been there.) But as college ended and the real world…

What Would You Do If Money Were No Object?

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / June 16, 2014

There’s a question someone asked me once that I would like to ask you: What would you do if money were no object? Watch the video below, and then read on. A Question Most Can’t Answer A powerful question, isn’t it? Most of us have heard this question before, or at least thought about it in one way or another. Yet we view it as unrealistic to live…

The E-Life with Ulife: Interview with Abe Choe

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / May 6, 2014

Ulife founder Abe Choe had a simple request after receiving a new laptop – he wanted a University of Oregon laptop cover. Seems like a simple enough request, but after a couple frustrating searches for a laptop cover without any success, Abe decided to create his own. Several years and thousands of orders later, Ulife is a collegiate merchandise brand that makes licensed products including laptop sleeves, iPhone…

Fuel The Desire To Win

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / April 21, 2014

It’s easy to talk to look back and laugh at the tough times after a big win. But what about the time before you win or lose? The unsure moments when the days of the week become one big day and time hurtles by as the desire to win grows stronger. Finding footing during this time can be tough and it’s easy to lose sight of what’s important.…

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…

5 Life-Changing Tips We Learned From A Sport We’d Never Heard Of

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice Travel / April 9, 2014

It’s like you’re tiptoeing a thin guardrail on the side of a bridge. You’ve been to this edge before, over and over again in your mind. Calculating the possibilities, pondering the rationality. The water is dark below. You can’t see the bottom, but you’re pretty sure it’s deep. There has never been anything that has felt so right, like you must do it. At least you’ll survive to…

How To Raise $10,000 For A Project You Care About

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Funding / March 24, 2014

We have all these plans for projects, and dreams of things that we want to accomplish — but it’s SO hard to see them through to completion, isn’t it? How many of us have goals, and in our hearts, we’re just not sure if we’ll ever accomplish them? I know I’ve been there. However, there’s also something very special and unique about our generation. Check out this email…

Roll Out the Red Carpet

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / March 18, 2014

I watched pieces of the Academy Awards ceremony last week in between working out and having dinner when this idea popped into my head that I want to share with you. Traditionally, red carpets are used for extremely exclusive events and they are a sign of wealth and class status. When someone says “red carpet treatment” what they mean is to provide the best to one’s guests. What…

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