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Stressing as an Entrepreneur? Laugh a Little!

| September 9, 2009 | 26 Comments

img_2424-copytan7Whats better then being an entrepreneur? You get to run a business. Build a personal brand. Make your own hours and lifestyle. Build things that you can truly call your own. There is no downside!

Well wait a second. What about struggling to make a sale. Getting negative feedback. Not knowing what your next move will be or even how you will pay your bills tomorrow.

There are a ton of stressful times as an entrepreneur but one of the keys to successful entrepreneurs is they never put their heads down. They never give up and always find a way to push through things. This is where a new company Laughtub.com comes in. Started by ambitious 19 year old Logan Lindabury in May 2009 Laughtub aims to bring a little more happiness to the world everyday. When asked why Laughtub matters Logan stated “Because you matter.  Because your happiness and positivity matter.  Laughtub allows you to find all these (happiness, positivity, and more) all in one place!” Logan wants you to go Laughtub.com when the going gets tough in your business or your life.

Laughtub has many resources to get that smile on your face. Maybe it will be a game, joke, a video or even a true success story of happiness. There are clips from SNL and The Office. There are also some true and inspiring stories of people and their lives.

Laughter and happiness overall is crucial for any entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs thrive on creativity, energy and that drive to wake up early and go to bed late everyday. One of the main reasons people start their own businesses is because they want to change their lives and they think it will make them happier. This happiness is rarely achieved overnight. It takes a lot of time and work to really reach that pinnacle and what your vision was at the start. So during those tough times keep that head up and keep making those moves. People like Logan are here to help everyone keep their heads up and their eyes on the goal.

Check out Laughtub.com when your down or even just for a little laughter each day! If you enjoy it, subscribe.  It’s two emails per week, with jokes, stories, and even discounts from stores.

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  • http://under30ceo.com MattWilsontv

    What's amazing to me is how quickly funny things go viral on the internet. LOLcatz, youtube videos, ridiculous stuff that people see when they are bored at work. I read an article in entrepreneur magazine about a guy whos empire brings in millions off google ads because of he purely buys funny sites and drives traffic to them.

    I think Laughtub has a good chance of becoming another one of these sites, no doubt about it. Look at the ridiculously large empire the College Humor guys have created

  • http://twitter.com/TampaChica Jessica Gonzmart

    Laughter is essential to “making it” in this world. If you can't laugh at the world and yourself then youre going to end of a puddling stressful mess on the floor everyone kicks around. Being able release frustration, whether it be working out, painting, or writing is an absolute necessity when being a young Entrepreneur. Dont let YOURSELF be the thing that holds you back from conquering your dreams!
    Many Cheers to laughtub.com for helping all of us keep from pulling our hair out!

  • Laughtub

    Thanks Matt! I actually was looking into using some of the content from College Humor but haven't heard back from them yet. Laughtub is growing, that's for sure! In 4 months I've gotten 100s of emails of funny stories, jokes, and so much more. To say my life is filled with laughter (because of Laughtub) would be an understatement. =)

    Laugh a little, live a lot, with Laughtub.

  • Laughtub

    I agree! Yesterday I was vacuuming and I was so proud of my work. I turned around to look and was amazed. The vacuum malfunctioned and the debris was literally flying all over the place. My jaw dropped and then I started laughing uncontrollably; for about 3 minutes. Just thinking about it now makes me smile.

    Point? Laugh at virtually everything. Take yourself less seriously and watch how much more fun you’ll have. =)

    Laugh a little, live a lot, with Laughtub.
    _Logan Lindabury

  • http://twitter.com/drewpeneton Drew Peneton

    Definitely makes me think of College Humor and the success they have had. Combating boredom effectively for a large group of people takes a dedicated individual with a unique sense of comedy to keep readers coming back time after time like CH has done. Logan has it dialed in, and with the right touch could be equally successful, right on the heels of FAIL Blog (Part of Lolz) and the circulation it gets. Thanks for the chuckles, Logan; keep it up!

  • Laughtub

    Thanks Drew! I certainly will! I try to add funny aspects that anyone can enjoy. I want laughter and happiness to be experience by all, not just a select few.

    I actually found out about College Humor from my sister, about 2 months after I started Laughtub. So much for my “extensive research.” lol!

    Laugh a little, live a lot, with Laughtub.
    _Logan Lindabury

  • http://www.ProfessionalEncourager.com David – aka @threedot

    From the Laughtub site – “Laugh more, live longer”

    I couldn't say it any better than that. It is critical that we keep our sense of humor about us when we are in the trenches trying to reach our entrepreneurial goals. If you can not laugh in the midst of the trials of building a personal brand and building a business, you won't last long.

    When you feel your stress or frustration rising, take a breath, take a break, and find a way to have a laugh. You will feel better, you will be more productive, and you will be more healthy. There is no better stress reliever than a good, hard laugh and it sounds like Laughtub.com will certainly help you do that.

    Having regular reminders like those from Laughtub.com is a wonderful way to keep your perspective. I love the concept of this service, and I think it will be a great tool for all of us who are trying to live our dreams.

  • Laughtub

    You said some incredible things; as did everyone. I am going to ReTweet some of these things in the coming days. Thank you so much!

    Laugh a little, live a lot, with Laughtub.
    _Logan Lindabury

  • http://www.ProfessionalEncourager.com David – aka @threedot

    You are quite welcome – glad to support anything that helps people smile more and take things less seriously.

  • http://www.twitter.com/johnexley JohnExley

    This article makes me think of how my mom used to tell me 'laughter is good for the soul'. Nice review Jared, a very useful site founded by an entrepreneur under 30. Very fitting!

    When isn't it good to laugh?

    Ever seen The Secret? I agree with a lot of the concepts presented in the movie. Cultivating positive energy and having fun enact the law of attraction and bring good opportunities your way.

    Also, this makes me think: laughter is contagious, right? It goes along with your point Matt, posts or videos that are funny go viral because people are attracted to the them the same way that one person laughing can cause a spontaneous reaction of others to start laughing.

    Regardless, it's a cool business idea and something I'll definitely check out more often in the future. Can't beat The Office!

  • http://www.twitter.com/scottbradley @ScottBradley

    What a cool idea! Love it! :)

  • http://under30ceo.com MattWilsontv

    Laughtub sounds like a perfect example of someone creating a business around what they love. I'm sure you are very passionate about humor and the content on your site. U30 is all about designing your life so that you can have as much fun as possible.

    I've always wanted to do an article on “Funniest Businesses” and highlight people like the College Humor guys, someone with a clown business, a humor critic, etc… maybe you want to guest contribute?

  • http://under30ceo.com MattWilsontv

    Hey Jessica, pretty serious thought about not letting yourself be the thing that holds you back from conquering your dreams. People who are a big ball of stress all day certainly can't be as effective as someone who is relaxed and ready to pounce on the task at hand. Great point.

  • http://under30ceo.com MattWilsontv

    My grandma always says “a good laugh is like a dose of medicine”. I can certainly see where laughter and positive energy creates a fun work environment. If you are in an enjoyable atmosphere you'll want to come to work, accomplish things and feed off other people's energy. Working with people everyday who I get a kick out of really gets me going.

  • http://under30ceo.com MattWilsontv

    Logan, I like how you've been using your tagline after every comment you leave. It really stands out from the other comments and drills that into people's head. In social media you have to do everything you can to stand out from the crowd and you are doing it.

    I had a quick idea actually about somehow getting your site viewed by sick people who need the positive energy. I bet you could team up with some non profits and both raise awareness about an illness as well as your site. Sick people need humor in their life–you could throw a charity event, or maybe raise money on your site asking for donations after they view one of your games or videos… just an idea, but I think it has legs.

  • Laughtub

    I'd love to contribute. Sling-shot over an email and we'll talk more. email [at] laughtub.com Thanks for the opportunity! =) Takl soon!

    Laugh a little, live a lot, with Laughtub.
    _Logan Lindabury

  • Laughtub

    The Secret is an amazing thing! I watched it a few years ago, and again just recently. Laughtub harnesses many principles of The Secret. =) Good point, John!

    I want to start making videos, but I'm not sure what to say. That and I don't have a video camera, nor the know-how. All things I can learn/obtain though. =)

    There are some clips from The Office on Laughtub. http://laughtub.com/videos
    Thank you for the great comments! Talk soon

    Laugh a little, live a lot, with Laughtub.
    _Logan Lindabury

  • Laughtub

    Me too! So many fun things to do right on the website. Laughtub is here to bring the smiles, laughter, and positivity. =)

    Laugh a little, live a lot, with Laughtub.
    _Logan Lindabury

  • Laughtub

    Repeitition (spelled right?) is key! =)

    I really like this idea. Definitely something I have to write down and look into. By “look into” I mean look into my brain, figure out the details, and then act. Thank you so much!

    Laugh a little, live a lot, with Laughtub.
    _Logan Lindabury

  • http://under30ceo.com MattWilsontv

    Hey Jessica, pretty serious thought about not letting yourself be the thing that holds you back from conquering your dreams. People who are a big ball of stress all day certainly can't be as effective as someone who is relaxed and ready to pounce on the task at hand. Great point.

  • http://under30ceo.com MattWilsontv

    My grandma always says “a good laugh is like a dose of medicine”. I can certainly see where laughter and positive energy creates a fun work environment. If you are in an enjoyable atmosphere you'll want to come to work, accomplish things and feed off other people's energy. Working with people everyday who I get a kick out of really gets me going.

  • http://under30ceo.com MattWilsontv

    Logan, I like how you've been using your tagline after every comment you leave. It really stands out from the other comments and drills that into people's head. In social media you have to do everything you can to stand out from the crowd and you are doing it.

    I had a quick idea actually about somehow getting your site viewed by sick people who need the positive energy. I bet you could team up with some non profits and both raise awareness about an illness as well as your site. Sick people need humor in their life–you could throw a charity event, or maybe raise money on your site asking for donations after they view one of your games or videos… just an idea, but I think it has legs.

  • Laughtub

    I'd love to contribute. Sling-shot over an email and we'll talk more. email [at] laughtub.com Thanks for the opportunity! =) Takl soon!

    Laugh a little, live a lot, with Laughtub.
    _Logan Lindabury

  • Laughtub

    The Secret is an amazing thing! I watched it a few years ago, and again just recently. Laughtub harnesses many principles of The Secret. =) Good point, John!

    I want to start making videos, but I'm not sure what to say. That and I don't have a video camera, nor the know-how. All things I can learn/obtain though. =)

    There are some clips from The Office on Laughtub. http://laughtub.com/videos
    Thank you for the great comments! Talk soon

    Laugh a little, live a lot, with Laughtub.
    _Logan Lindabury

  • Laughtub

    Me too! So many fun things to do right on the website. Laughtub is here to bring the smiles, laughter, and positivity. =)

    Laugh a little, live a lot, with Laughtub.
    _Logan Lindabury

  • Laughtub

    Repeitition (spelled right?) is key! =)

    I really like this idea. Definitely something I have to write down and look into. By “look into” I mean look into my brain, figure out the details, and then act. Thank you so much!

    Laugh a little, live a lot, with Laughtub.
    _Logan Lindabury