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6 Lessons From 4 Years In Business

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / May 12, 2016

Recently my business, Idea Lemon, celebrated its 4 year anniversary. I use the word ‘celebrated’ loosely because really that meant Linkedin notified me it had been 4 years since I first added Idea Lemon to my profile, and I looked up at my Cofounder, Martin, and said, “Hey, apparently its our 4 year anniversary today.” He replied with, “Oh really? Cool,” and we got back to work. While there…

How To Shake Boredom & Become The Smartest Person At Your Company

by / ⠀Blog Career Advice Personal Branding Podcast / April 11, 2016

If you’re reading this right now, and it’s during the work day, there’s a preeeetttyy good chance it’s because you’re bored and searching for distractions. You know the boredom feeling well–You’re mindlessly scrolling Facebook on your phone, and then you open a new browser tab and type in “Facebook” only to realize you’re accessing Facebook in two places at the same time! It wasn’t always like this, though.…

Learn How to Level Up Your Life

by / ⠀Blog Career Advice Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship Health & Fitness Personal Branding Podcast Startup Advice Travel Uncategorized / February 9, 2016

Stop Procrastinating – Become a Super Hero – Go on an Epic Quest!   In this week’s interview, Steve Kamb (@SteveKamb) from NerdFitness tells us about his transformation from super nerd to super hero. Instead of reading Harry Potter for the 19th time Steve took a deep look at his behavioral psychology and learned how to turn into a badass adrenaline junkie. Steve has lectured at Google, Facebook, and Vanderbilt…

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…

The Real Reason You’re Not Successful

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneurship / March 24, 2015

We’re in the middle of a success crisis. The conventional routes to success have completely dried up. We’re graduating college without job opportunities. We’re overqualified for underpaid work. There’s simply not enough security to hold down the same job for 20 or 30 years like our parents did. Not to mention escalating student loans, evaporated social security, and the lasting effects of a recession. But even those of…

How To Deal With Negative People

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / January 16, 2015

An unfortunate side effect of becoming successful in what you do, is people talking badly about you, criticizing your work, or even making fun of you. A few weeks ago, I had an article published on a well-known website. I was so proud to be on the front page and really liked the article I had written. After feeling proud of my work, I did something I don’t…

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…

Breaking Mental Barriers to Achieve Success

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / October 23, 2014

Success is a journey. In fact, success is often one of the most difficult and exciting journeys we will ever embark upon in our lives. Years ago, I discovered a powerful secret that changed my life forever. I learned that success is a mindset. In the age of self-help gurus and motivational speakers we have heard so much about success. Yet it seems that we find ourselves living…

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