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What 3 Months Learning Muay Thai In Thailand Taught Me About Entrepreneurship

| May 30, 2014 | 1 Comment

I’ve been on the road for the past two years, slow traveling and jumping from one startup hub to another. It started in Chile, then Singapore and now Saigon. It’s always interesting meeting local entrepreneurs in different parts of the world and talking to them about their startups. It facilitates an exchange of knowledge and […]

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5 Pivotal Rules of Starting a Business

| April 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Building a startup company is something that one can not understand until trying to do it.  It is painful, arduous and at times seems absolutely impossible.  Yet at the same time, it can be one of the most exciting and rewarding things one can ever take on in their life. As a serial entrepreneur, I […]

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Letting Failure Fuel You

| March 26, 2014 | 2 Comments

Failure. It happens more often than anyone would like to admit. Oftentimes, failure can bring you so far down that it makes your actions seem like a waste and dreams appear unattainable. Another approach to failure is using it as fuel to push you forward, to prove the naysayers wrong. Consider the story of Reddit […]

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5 Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Fail Before They Even Start

| March 19, 2014 | 1 Comment

  It’s most people’s dream to become entrepreneurs. But just how many of them ends up being an entrepreneur? My answer, “Very few”. From my personal experience, plus a look at the wider community, I’ve come up with a list of five common reasons why entrepreneurs fail before they even start, some of which might […]

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The Key to Success Starts With Failure

| January 27, 2014 | 6 Comments

One major hurdle that many entrepreneurs face is the fear of failure. Will my product sell? Will I be able to pay my investors? Will I be a good leader? If you are an entrepreneur, I’m sure these are just a few of the many questions that have come to mind while running your business. […]

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3 Steps for Turning Failure into Lasting Success

| October 23, 2013 | 19 Comments

As young entrepreneurs, we are creators. Visionaries, if you will. As we dream up and build our businesses and startups entirely from scratch, we rarely (if ever) factor in the inevitability of failure at some point along the way. Why would you? In the beginning, it feels like nothing can stand in your way of […]

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Have You Failed? 5 Lessons You Can Learn From Failure

| June 4, 2013 | 2 Comments

Achieving the results you’re aiming for the first time around is rare. The best lessons are learned when things don’t happen the way you want them to and you find out what doesn’t work as planned. Tweaking a strategy or two, eliminating distractions, and regrouping after falling short of the desired result are all benefits […]

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5 Shortcuts To Starting A Successful Business in 2013: Why Most New Businesses Fail

| May 29, 2013 | 2 Comments

When you look for articles online about starting a business, you’ll find many which talk about marketing, SEO, creating Facebook pages and a social media following, AdWords and so on. In other words, they talk about technology, business skills and infrastructure. Not many, however, talk about you. And at the end of the day it’s […]

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Fail Forward: Are You Up For the Challenge?

| May 8, 2013 | 2 Comments

To whom much is given much is required.  Let’s just be clear the process of personal growth is NOT easy.  What I’ve learned throughout my time as an executive coach is that a lot of leaders and front line employees tend to over complicate their life and business. Everyone has different reasons for wanting to […]

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How to Conquer Rejection Forever

| February 7, 2013 | 4 Comments

Excerpt from 20,000 Days and Counting by Robert D. Smith   Rejection is a part of life that we have been trained to find unpleasant. But what if every rejection only meant you were one step closer to a yes? What if you considered rejection to be a crucial part of your search instead of […]

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