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4 Success Lessons from Django Unchained

4 Success Lessons from Django Unchained

| January 17, 2013 | 1 Comment

“This is my world and in my world you gotta get dirty. So that’s what I’m doing. I’m getting dirty.” – Django  It was 10:30 am on New Year’s Day when I watched Django Unchained with my wife. The signature Tarantino western movie had been sold out almost everywhere the day before. After three hours of […]

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Act Like a Leader and Think Like a Manager

Act Like a Leader and Think Like a Manager

| June 26, 2012 | 7 Comments

Act like a leader and think like a manager. Really? Shouldn’t it be the other way around? No, because leadership is action, period! And if you don’t remember anything else from this article, remember that people judge you by your “actions,” not your thoughts or “intentions.” When it comes to leadership and management, many people […]

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Building Your Brand: Small Business Lessons from Lady Gaga

Building Your Brand: Small Business Lessons from Lady Gaga

| April 1, 2012 | 10 Comments

In roughly four short years, Lady Gaga, the eccentric pop star phenom has become a household name by building an iconic brand that has resulted in earnings of nearly one hundred million dollars last year. Although she came from a fairly well off family residing in New York, as a teen she throw it all […]

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The Fabulous Four Qualities of Top Performing Teams (Part 1)

The Fabulous Four Qualities of Top Performing Teams (Part 1)

| October 27, 2011 | 1 Comment

What is it that makes certain people in a company or organization come together and accomplish extraordinary things? How can a team of people who may only be average performers individually, produce remarkable results when they work together? How do they consistently exceed expectations every year and have the audacity to set even higher goals, […]

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Top 6 Reasons Beginning Entrepreneurs Fail

Top 6 Reasons Beginning Entrepreneurs Fail

| April 19, 2011 | 15 Comments

6. They focus on fixing their weaknesses. Forget your weaknesses and focus on enhancing and blowing up your strengths so your weaknesses become irrelevant. Put in the hours of “Grind Time” honing your strengths, business expertise and building your brand. Your brand is simply the personality of your product. Allow people on social media and other mediums to […]

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The Credit Card Entrepreneur: How to Start a Six Figure Business on a Credit Card

The Credit Card Entrepreneur: How to Start a Six Figure Business on a Credit Card

| March 13, 2011 | 6 Comments

When I was homeless and going from job to job, moving from apartment to apartment running from the “repo man,” he finally caught up with me and repoed my car. My credit score was now 500. After I began rebuilding my credit, I started receiving credit card offers in the mail. I soon discovered that […]

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How to Make $250,000 From Your Dorm Room, Garage or Trunk of Your Car

How to Make $250,000 From Your Dorm Room, Garage or Trunk of Your Car

| February 23, 2011 | 9 Comments

Homeless after high school, broke and bad credit after college, my fear of failure and poverty forced me to think about how I could become a successful entrepreneur. What can you do when you only have $1,000 saved from college, no experience or business plan. The answer was easy, just do the damn thing by jumping off the cliff […]

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