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8 Soft Skills You Need To Work At A High-Growth Startup

It takes a certain type of personality to want to work at a startup — and the crucial qualities of startup employees you decide to hire. When I was 26 years old, one of my closest friends and I decided we were going to start a company. He was still in the

5 Serious Things You Should Know About Money Before You Turn 30

Money, and “financial freedom,” is a skill. No one ever tells you what you should know about money when you’re young. There isn’t a class in high school, or even college, where a professor sits you down and says, “Now listen up: mastering money is no different than learning how to shoot

How Do Some People Succeed So Quickly? They Approach Life Like This

Life is all about perspective. The exact same situation can be perceived in very different ways by two different people. One might see loss — the other, opportunity. One might feel like a victim — the other, a change-maker. Which means, as far as “absolute” truths are concerned, the first

How Much Money You Need To Quit Your Job: 7 Steps To Take The Leap

The moment I graduated from college, I made it my mission to become a full-time writer. I knew if I wanted to turn “what I loved” into a career, then I was going to have to be the one to figure that out for myself. For three years (and a

The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Brutal Honesty

People say there are two kinds of advice: The kind you should keep to yourself, and the kind you shouldn’t give but you give anyway. Brutal honesty rarely happens. Brutal honesty is sitting at a table with your entire family, extended family cousins, aunts, uncles, etc., and when Grandpa Gene makes

The Definition Of Success (Even If You Don’t Know Your Main Goal In Life)

Some mornings, I really really REALLY do not want to get out of bed because it’s chilly outside and my blankets are warm and for whatever reason I’m just feeling lazy. But I get out of bed anyway. Success. Some days, I really really REALLY want to eat super unhealthy.

Why Most People Fail When They Try To Completely Change Their Life

Here’s the thing about change: Where most people go wrong is they try to change everything at once. I am going to give you a challenge: First, I want you to write down your ideal day. Write down, from the moment you wake up to the moment you go to bed,

6 Ways To Get Free Marketing (On Your Books, Articles, Products, Etc.)

Do you know my favorite free thing that nobody knows about? Free marketing. I work in advertising. I’ve done big brand ad campaigns, I’ve done local ad campaigns. I’ve done print. Digital. Billboard. Sales funnels. Etc. And the first thing everyone thinks about when they think “marketing” is PAID marketing. Well, on my

How To Build a Personal Brand Without Any Money

Every step I took to go from college graduate to writer and agency founder I started building my personal brand online when I was 23 years old. I had just graduated from college, had spent about six months working my first full-time job, and felt like “real life” had just

10 Quick Life Hacks For Catapulting Your Career

We all have the same 24 hours in a day. When you see certain individuals achieve a level of unimaginable success, it’s not because they have more hours in the day than you. It’s because somehow they’ve figured out how to deploy those hours in a way that is more

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