27 Fun Ways to Learn a Language Quickly

by / ⠀Startup Advice Travel / April 1, 2013

The world is getting smaller everyday and knowing multiple languages is more important than ever. It doesn’t just make traveling more enjoyable but as business becomes more global it opens up more opportunities. If you are into marketing, learning the language nuances is also important because sometimes translation mistakes can cost you heavy. The toughest part is of course learning the language but it can be fun! Here are…

How I Got Three Free Vacations in a Month

by / ⠀Startup Advice Travel / March 18, 2013

I have an absolute passion for adventures. I have a talent for going on them because I know how to recognize opportunity. Many people complain that they don’t travel because it is too expensive. The reality is people never get out because they keep a narrow mind. Our culture’s idea of vacations is working all year and saving thousands of dollars to go somewhere we have been a…

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…

Survey: Business Leaders Give School Trips High Marks

by / ⠀Startup Advice / November 29, 2011

Remember all those school trips that you would beg your parents to let you go on? It turns out it wasn’t only fun and games. The results of an online poll suggest those trips could have been the key to the future success of entrepreneurs and business leaders. According to the Brightspark Edu-Travel Report, 94 percent of American business leaders believe being well traveled translates into a competitive…

Tips on Building a Business From a Homeless CEO

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / May 23, 2011

Remember when the internet was supposed to free us from our offices and desk jobs and allow us to hang out on beaches (where there was apparently no wind or sand to damage hardware) and do our work while we all lived mobile, stress free, well tanned lives? That promise never really came true, in spite of what all of those late nineties commercials had us believe. The…