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…

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…

There’s No Time Better Than Now to Become Your Own Boss

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / August 29, 2014

It’s no surprise to me that everyone and their friend is interested in learning more about what it takes to ditch the corporate drone power suit and become their own bosses. It took three months out of college at a consulting gig to know that corporate life was not for me: too much red tape, not enough professional autonomy, and moronically slow growth, all to be labeled an…

How to do “First Times” Properly so you Actually Proceed and Dominate

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / August 21, 2014

We all kind of get uncomfortable when we think about doing something new for the first time.  A lot of that discomfort really comes from fear of failure and the fear of the unknown.  We think we will suck at it.  We don’t know how it will go and those kinds of thoughts can be really paralyzing. In fact, that’s the reason that most people never even try…

5 Secrets to Success

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / August 6, 2014

1.  Silence is golden. Throughout most of my life, I had always been a big talker.  I always jumped at the opportunity to hear myself speak. It has now become clear to me that saying less is much more powerful than talking.  Listening and asking questions is not only admirable and impressive-it makes you smarter and puts you in a better position. Shut up and listen, others will…

What Separates the Men From the Boys

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / April 18, 2014

When it comes to choosing whom to work with in business, there’s a huge difference between choosing to partner with a small startup versus a large Fortune 500 corporation. Both have their own merits and it really depends on what the end result is meant to be. Check out our list of what really separates the little guys from the big corporate companies below. Decision Making Speed In…

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