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5 Reasons Why Success Isn’t The Most Important Thing In Life

Painful as it might be to admit, we all lose ourselves in success at some point. For some, it happens immediately. You know the type. They’re promoted. They put their name on the door. And before you can even ask how their day’s going, they’re spouting off orders and belligerently

The Most Effective Way To Network: Building Business Relationships 101

There is an art to building strong relationships in business. Unfortunately, most people never learn the art. Instead, they wear Hello, My Name Is name tags and attend big, fancy networking events. They get hundreds of business cards printed and hand them out whenever possible. They approach relationship building with the mentality

6 Important Life Lessons You Can Only Learn Through Failure

Nobody learns the hard lessons in life without some element of failure. When we let someone down, we learn why. When we fall short of our own expectations, we become aware of our growth edge. When we crumble under pressure, we become attuned to our weaknesses. There is a “lesson”

5 Brutal Lessons About Entrepreneurship I Learned My First Year As A Startup Founder

A little over one year ago, I convinced one of my closest friends, Drew Reggie, to quit his job and join me on my entrepreneurship crusade. I had left my job in advertising just a few months prior and was making a comfortable living as a freelance writer. He was

The 20 Life Skills You Need To Be A Successful Entrepreneur

Let me be blunt: The skills you think are important in order to become an entrepreneur, aren’t. And the skills you don’t consider to be important to be an entrepreneur, are. Here are 20 of them, if you want to be successful: 1. Patience. If you don’t have it, good

5 Unspoken Truths About Entrepreneurship In Silicon Valley

The week before I moved to Los Angeles, I had a memorable conversation with a friend of mine in Chicago. We were both new entrepreneurs. He was 9 months into his new agency and had started to employ a few people. I had very recently taken the leap, fell into

How To Become An Entrepreneur (Especially If You’re New To Business)

I accidentally built the greatest “first business” an entrepreneur could ever have. When my co-founder and I first decided we were going to build a content writing and thought leadership agency, we had no idea what we were doing. But, just like every single first-time entrepreneur in history, we made

The Hardest Step of Becoming an Entrepreneur is This

It was almost one in the morning, and we were standing on the balcony of his apartment. “What do you have to lose?” I said, and the moon overhead agreed with me. I was talking to Drew, one of my closest friends and soon-to-be co-founder. Over the course of our

The Art of Managing People: The Real Reason Startups Are So Hard

I’m a 28-year-old founder, and I spend more time talking to founders of successful companies than I am, peers my own age. The reason is because my first (and current) company is a Thought Leadership agency for founders, executives, investors, and industry experts called Digital Press. Not a single day goes

Content Marketing 101: Have Something Meaningful to Say

This is the kind of marketing that pays you back for years I’d like to explain to you why I believe content marketing is the most effective form of marketing on the planet. But first, I’d like you to know where my perspective comes from: Content marketing is how I

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