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Kick-A$$ Guide to Mastering Your Goals

Kick-A$$ Guide to Mastering Your Goals

| July 14, 2014 | 1 Comment

Hey, how’s it going? It’s Mike Gowans. Do you got that friend that’s like he always comes around, and he’s always in a weird mood, kind of like cheerful but maybe not, and he’s always talking about oh, my job, blah, blah, blah? Well, the other night, I was actually out to eat with my […]

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How to Turn the Customer from Hell into an All-Star

How to Turn the Customer from Hell into an All-Star

| July 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

“Why the hell isn’t this project done?!” “I’m going to initiate a chargeback on all the money we’ve paid you for the last year, since you can’t get this done.” Our customer was angry. He felt we weren’t doing our jobs. Except for one problem. Our customer was the reason his project wasn’t done. We […]

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Depression F-ing Sucks! 5 Things You Can Do RIGHT NOW to Overcome It…

Depression F-ing Sucks! 5 Things You Can Do RIGHT NOW to Overcome It…

| July 9, 2014 | 7 Comments

  Okay, depression really fucking sucks. It’s like doing everything you can, day in and day out, just to have the chance to take a positive step in the right direction. Every day is an accumulation of all the shitty days that came before, piled onto your back like 49 contestants from the Biggest Loser, waiting for […]

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3 Ways to Maintain a Successful Entrepreneurial Mindset

3 Ways to Maintain a Successful Entrepreneurial Mindset

| July 8, 2014 | 5 Comments

Starting a business definitely comes with its fair share of difficulties.  The process often feels like a roller coaster.  Some days, weeks, and even months on end will run smoother than you ever could have hoped for.  Then just when all feels safe, bam.  In the blink of an eye you are free falling without […]

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Finding True Workplace Happiness: The 70% Rule

Finding True Workplace Happiness: The 70% Rule

| July 7, 2014 | 18 Comments

A little more than three years ago I graduated from college, ready to kick off my career with a job lined up starting one week later. Taking my first official step into the oft-talked about “real world” I had so many thoughts about what it would be like. I couldn’t wait to put my marketing […]

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Using The Customer from Hell to Attract All-Star Customers

Using The Customer from Hell to Attract All-Star Customers

| July 2, 2014 | 5 Comments

“Are you fuckers listening?”  “uh…wha…what?” I sputtered. “I know what I want done and I want you fuckers to listen.” Ignoring his insult, I ask a direct question. “This thing you’re asking us to do, you know it’ll hurt your business if it doesn’t work, right?” Our toxic customer had asked us to do something […]

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6 Simple Words That Can Save You Time, Money, Heartaches, and Headaches

6 Simple Words That Can Save You Time, Money, Heartaches, and Headaches

| July 1, 2014 | 7 Comments

  One of the main reasons I love the TV show Shark Tank is because I learn so many nice ways to tell people no. The sharks have the uncanny way of letting entrepreneurs (people) down while building them up. The phrase “and for that reason I’m out” have become a regular member of my […]

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A Guy Just Lost My Business. Are My Reasons Petty or Justified?

A Guy Just Lost My Business. Are My Reasons Petty or Justified?

| June 27, 2014 | 16 Comments

  A guy just lost my business. Some of you may find my reason petty, but others will completely agree. So here’s the deal once a month I spend $80 with this guy. And I’m talking for the last 9 years. So $960 a year and my lifetime customer value to him is $8,640 for […]

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How to Conduct a Virtual Brainstorming Session

How to Conduct a Virtual Brainstorming Session

| June 24, 2014 | 3 Comments

  Brainstorming is one those strategies that garners a lot of enthusiasm… but very few results. In theory, the idea seems sound. A group of people get together and think up different ways to solve a problem until they find a workable solution. Too bad the idea is a bust in practice. As study after […]

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How To Get an MBA in Entrepreneurship

How To Get an MBA in Entrepreneurship

| June 23, 2014 | 5 Comments

  A few years ago a friend told me he was taking an “Entrepreneurship Class” and I remember raising an eyebrow. How do you take a class to learn how to be a certain type of person? The word entrepreneur is defined as: a person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on […]

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