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4 Simple Steps You Should Follow To Turn What You Love Into A Startup

When I was 26 years old, I decided to quit my job and become a freelance writer. At the time, I had no real aspirations of becoming an entrepreneur. I remember having breakfast with my boss and mentor at the time, giving him my 4-weeks notice, and him asking me if

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10 Success Principles You Will Learn as a First Time Entrepreneur

Solve problems, be obsessive, and learn to manage yourself Two years ago, I quit my secure full-time job to start my own company. I ventured into the risky waters of financial insecurity with a small boat made of unpolished ideas and leaking self-confidence. I should have expected the storms that

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How To Fully Commit To Goals That Terrify You

“Nothing can resist a human will that will stake its existence on a purpose.” — Benjamin Disraeli There’s a shift that must happen within. Something clicks-in and your brain and biology can never go back. Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its

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The Single Best Advice I Was Ever Given As A Founder

Dedicated to: Ron Gibori “When everyone is rattled by the storm, you have to bring the calm.” I will never forget the morning I met my mentor for breakfast and put in my 2-weeks notice. He had been my boss for almost four years. I had gotten the job working for

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Why hyper-growth can be a huge detriment to the success of your startup

“The way [that] failures die is they run out of money.” It’s probably no surprise that these words were spoken by Paul Graham during an interview. What is even more interesting is what Graham says next: “If a place has really good food, it can be in an obscure location, charge

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11 Ways to Work Poorly with Creative Professionals

Being a creative person inherently means you enjoy living life according to your own rules. The problem is that then when fellow creatives come together, either brilliant collaboration is born — or violent arguments ensue, both sides fighting in the name of “creative freedom.” Us creative types can be quite

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The Hardest Part About Starting Your Own Company (Written By A Founder)

I’m a 28 year old founder, and I spend more time talking to founders of successful companies than I do 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

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Responsibility: Not Apologizing When You Succeed Or Complaining When You Fail

“The greatest form of maturity is at harvest time. This is when we must learn how to reap without complaint if the amounts are small and how to reap without apology if the amounts are big.” — Jim Rohn Don’t apologize when you succeed. Don’t complain or blame when you

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Never Buy a Bentley, and Other Important Advice

Some things you just can’t learn for yourself “A failure is a man who has blundered but is not able to cash in on the experience.” — Elbert Hubbard Most people have no idea how important it is to learn from the experiences of others. There is a sort of

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What Makes A Great Startup Employee? These 9 Traits

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

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