Startup Advice

How to Stop Taking Yourself Too Seriously

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / January 23, 2015

  When you picture a a duck, what do you see? What’s the first thing that comes to mind? If you’re anything like me—a hopelessly devoted child of the 90s—you think first of Gordon Bombay, Charlie Conway, Julie “The Cat” Gaffney, and everyone’s favorite fat guy, Goldberg. You know, thatgroup of Ducks. The capital “D” Ducks. If you’re a true fan, you may even catch a glimpse of Dean Portman stripping in…

The #1 Challenge Tech Startups Must Overcome

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / January 20, 2015

  Challenges never stop when starting a business. While trying to break into the startup world, I learned as much as possible about startups, founders, networking, investing, and anything related to entrepreneurship. I interviewed founders, made cold calls and emails to entrepreneurs I respected, and even snuck into a premier event to meet my idols in person. Getting this information and feedback helped me build a strong network…

How to Stay Sane When The World is Crumbling Around You

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / January 13, 2015

I’m currently homeless. It’s really not a good look when women ask me where I live. I’ve set foot in six countries so far this year and it’s only January 10th. Wtf, I ask myself? How do I stay sane? How can I create a home away from home that keeps me grounded, healthy, productive, and happy? It all comes down to habits. Forget your external environment– what is important…

My Top 10 Favorite Productivity Experiments

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / January 2, 2015

During the past couple of years, I have tried dozens of ways to improve my productivity. Fancy to-do apps, GTD, Evernote, Pomodoro technique; inbox zero and to-do systems by so called productivity gurus. The list goes on and on. However, only a few of them actually brought real productivity gains. Here are 10 productivity experiments that became cornerstones in improving my productivity.   #1. Simple To-Do’s My journey…

Why It Pays For Young Professionals To Focus On the Now

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / December 27, 2014

A word that many young professionals don’t like or want to hear. What do we want? We want immediate gratification. Immediate results. While we ultimately have to take responsibility for this mentality, there’s no denying that advances in technology have played a significant role in conditioning our minds to think like this. THE PROBLEM It’s this mentality of immediacy that results in many of us being stressed and…

Take Advantage of Your Business Ruts

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / December 19, 2014

Everyone has their own set of routines. Routine keeps us grounded. At the best of times, it keeps us consistent—and perhaps, sane—as we navigate both the calm and tempest waters that life throws our way. At the worst of times, however, routine can lead to warm, I-don’t-want-to-get-out-of-bed comfort. And this, folks, is a terrible symptom of an emerging business rut. But I’m not here to tell you all…

Family & Friends Critical Of Your Startup? Here’s What To Do

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / November 7, 2014

You are part of a society that, while beginning to become more flexible, more encouraging, more fluid, is in many ways still incredibly rigid in its definition of what is acceptable. Whether we are looking at the educational system, the way we live or love: the structures of do’s & don’ts are somewhat firm. When it comes to social structures, there are two types of people: the ones…

3 Signs You’re Sacrificing Happiness for the Sake of Your Business (and How to Fix It)

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / November 1, 2014

  In a digital world that never sleeps, it can be difficult for business owners to strike a balance between success and happiness. As soon as you set your mind to one task, five more appear. If one gets overlooked, 10 other balls drop. You probably feel like it’s a zero-sum game. You either keep your business moving forward or you take time for yourself and allow your…

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