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Want to Grow? How to Make Tiny Changes That Produce Enormous Results

Want to Grow? How to Make Tiny Changes That Produce Enormous Results

| July 23, 2014 | 2 Comments

  An Odd Interim I was in 7th grade. I rode around everywhere on my GT Mach One BMX bike. I rarely ever did my homework. I didn’t pay attention in class. And I didn’t care to listen to anyone, especially if it was unsolicited advice. I hung out with a sixteen year old homeschooled […]

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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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TRUSTING THE UNIVERSE: How to Quit Your Job and Create An Awesome Life

TRUSTING THE UNIVERSE: How to Quit Your Job and Create An Awesome Life

| June 13, 2014 | 7 Comments

I was on the traditional route in life up until I was 22 years old. I was raised in a Christian presbyterian household, completed all stages of education through college, and graduated with a BS in Engineering Science with a minor in Mathematics. After graduation I found a stable aerospace engineering job and worked there […]

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5 Ways That a Leader Might Be Hurting the Teams Motivation

5 Ways That a Leader Might Be Hurting the Teams Motivation

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

  Motivation is a tricky thing. It’s hard to start and get motivated, and it’s hard to sustain that motivation. To really keep motivated, you need a long-term plan. But even a good long-term plan can be sabotaged if you act the wrong way. When leading a team, motivation is key. You already know they […]

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How Stress Can Save Your Startup

How Stress Can Save Your Startup

| March 12, 2014 | 4 Comments

Stress. It’s a word that we entrepreneurs know all too well. Imagine the things you could do if stress wasn’t in the picture. Maybe you’d have more energy, a clearer mind, less anxiety, or more confidence to go after what you wanted. But I’m not buying it. In fact, I’m arguing just the opposite: STRESS […]

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8 Ways to Dominate Fear and Be a Rockstar!

8 Ways to Dominate Fear and Be a Rockstar!

| March 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

I am dyslexic! I have ADD and the fact that I come from an Egyptian Singaporean family, which grew up in Saudi Arabia. I had major fears of not fitting in. I was minority, minority, and minority. So why am I telling you this? You may not know this, but all fears root from childhood, […]

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Goal Setting: From “Get a Girlfriend” To “Own a Company”

Goal Setting: From “Get a Girlfriend” To “Own a Company”

| January 1, 2014 | 3 Comments

 I began thinking about how I started my company: the when, the why, and the how. I have always known I wanted to be an entrepreneur; it was just a matter of getting to that point. When I was 15 years old, I attended a 14-day, intense wrestling camp. It was truly grueling: up at […]

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How to Motivate Your Team at Work

How to Motivate Your Team at Work

| December 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

  Thanks to the likes of David Brent, it’s easy to see team motivation as excruciating at worst and slightly cringey at best. But if you’re in charge of a group of people then it’s your responsibility to commit time and effort to ensure they’re happy and productive. So the question is – how can […]

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Do You Know Your WHY? You Can’t Lead Without It

Do You Know Your WHY? You Can’t Lead Without It

| December 31, 2013 | 2 Comments

I find it very strange how often we’re asked, “So what do you want to do with your life?” or better still, the post-education version, “So what do you do for a living?” Oh the joys of small talk. The reason why most people hate this mindless (sometimes awkward) chit-chat is because it’s all about […]

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A Simple Exercise to Overcome Motivational Barriers

A Simple Exercise to Overcome Motivational Barriers

| December 13, 2013 | 1 Comment

  Have you ever wanted to know why it is you manage to talk yourself out of taking action on goals you were originally excited about? It’s so frustrating isn’t it? Most of you reading the under30CEO articles are probably highly motivated achievers, but I bet even you have some goals that just don’t work […]

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