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Entrepreneurship is not a job

You don’t apply. You don’t get a salary. No one picks you. Bragging about how much money you’ve raised or what your valuation is a form of job thinking. Entrepreneurship is a chance to tradeContinue reading

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Why Did You Give Up On Your Dreams?

As I was browsing Reddit, I accidentally fell on an AskReddit post titled: « Why did you give up on your dream? » I was curious to see what the community had to say because I’m sure aContinue reading

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12 Simple Steps to Waking Up Happier and More Positive

It may seem simple, and you’ve heard it over and over, but having a positive outlook on life can do wonders for you. Research now proves happiness positively influences health, leading to a better quality of life andContinue reading

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Does Entrepreneurship Have An Ageism Problem?

Quick—picture a successful tech entrepreneur. In your mind’s eye, how old are they? Maybe you instinctively default to an image of someone in their twenties—young, digitally native, ready to shake things up. You’re not alone.Continue reading

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Speaking up about what could be better

Solving interesting problems is the best work we can do. It’s a practice that has built the very best parts of our culture. Solving interesting problems begins with posing them–which means being willing to speakContinue reading

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Stop Asking for Permission

Act, don’t analyze. Over the years, I’ve coached thousands of entrepreneurs and small business owners on how to make course corrections in their own business models with the express idea of fixing broken businesses.  NearlyContinue reading

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What its like to be a blogger.

I’ve been blogging since 2014 and I wanted to share with you what it’s like. This serves two purposes: one it might inspire you to do the same or two it will show you the imperfection thatContinue reading

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The ruby slippers problem

Most of what we’re chasing is that which we’ve had all along. In our culture, the getting is ever more important than the having. There’s nothing wrong with getting, of course, as long as theContinue reading

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11 Ways to Add More Happiness to Your Life

Add more happiness to your life right now. We all could use a little more happiness in our lives and less stress. Many of us feel that we can’t be happy because of various situations such asContinue reading

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Entrepreneurship, Motivation

4 Easy Ways to Develop a Bias for Action Right Now

Let me guess, you’ve been putting something off recently. You’ve been dreaming of starting a business, writing a book, or talking to that attractive person in your office, but something deep inside you has stoppedContinue reading

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The beat goes on

That’s what makes it the beat. There are other things that stop. That start. That go faster or slower. But don’t worry about the beat. We can’t change the beat. The beat continues. When we’reContinue reading

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Are You Truly Innovative?

“Innovators” are a dime a dozen these days, yet most of what passes for innovation couldn’t be farther from it. And there’s a very simple reason for that: Innovation NEVER happens in a vacuum. Most ofContinue reading

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You’ve arrived

It’s easy to fall in love with the GPS version of the universe. There, just ahead, after that curve. Drive a little further, your destination is almost here. Done. You’ve arrived. Of course, that’s notContinue reading

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Your Body, Your Mind

4 Counterintuitive Stoic Principles That Will Help You Thrive

It’s the mark of a smart individual to recognize the importance of nurturing the inner life and learning to manage their emotions. That’s where Stoicism chips in. Happiness. Sadness. Love. Lust. Anger. As humans, weContinue reading

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300 seconds

Not stalling. Pausing. How many decisions or commitments would end up more positively if you had a five-minute snooze button on hand? Esprit d’escalier* isn’t as hard to live with as its opposite. The hastyContinue reading

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A Simple 7 Step Process to Mindfulness for Beginners

How many of you can relate to this? You’re living in a big city. You commute to work each day to a job you dislike. As you push past other commuters on the sidewalk or nudge up against strangers on public transport, you daydream about your last trip to somewhere exotic. You imagine planning your next trip, and you imagine a well deserved pint after work with your friends.

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Self-starters, needed

The self starter creates a spark, turning nothing, or what certainly appears to everyone else as nothing, into something. The self starter doesn’t see it that way. That ‘nothingness’ was actually an opportunity, a chanceContinue reading

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The Bannister Method

Roger Bannister did something that many people had said was impossible. He ran a mile in less than four minutes. The thing is, he didn’t accomplish this by running a mile as fast as heContinue reading

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Success Is Not What You Gain but What You Leave Behind

Our definition of success is falling to pieces “What you leave behind is not what is engraved on stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.” – Pericles My grandfather didn’t achieve success as a doctor.Continue reading