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How to Use Sneaky “Psychic Powers” to Validate Your Business Idea

How to Use Sneaky “Psychic Powers” to Validate Your Business Idea

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

When you start a new business, you have to know what product your potential clients want first — then, you can build it. And even more importantly than simply knowing what they want, you have to know what makes your service/product/idea DIFFERENT. This is called a USP (Unique Selling Proposition). I created a great USP […]

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Strapped for Cash? 11 Tips to Get You Out of the Red

Strapped for Cash? 11 Tips to Get You Out of the Red

| November 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

What is one thing I should do right away if my business is suddenly strapped for cash? The following answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. 1. […]

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3 Principles to Be a Great Business Leader, Not a Manager

3 Principles to Be a Great Business Leader, Not a Manager

| November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

I have a pretty straightforward philosophy on the types of head honchos that are out there. Simply put, there are the leaders and there are the managers. I think the biggest misconception about leadership is that being a leader and being a manager are mutually inclusive, that one can’t exist without the other. Not true. […]

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7 Deadly “Mental Traps” That Sabotage Your Success

7 Deadly “Mental Traps” That Sabotage Your Success

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

One of the funniest things about the human brain is how it’s able to manipulate surroundings and perceptions to make almost any situation fit our internal dialogue. Case in point: The blog you’re reading right now. When I started writing in November 2012, I had to actively overcome dozens of excuses for why it wouldn’t […]

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Are You A Lion Or A Gazelle?

Are You A Lion Or A Gazelle?

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Did you watch The Lion King growing up? Trick question…of COURSE you did. I liked that movie because it wasn’t all fairytales and rainbows. It was some REAL ish. Dude…Scar was a bad mofo. Definitely a gangbanger of the animal kingdom. Scar straight up killed his brother, then shamed his nephew into exile AND tried […]

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How to Use Asana to Be a More Productive Entrepreneur

How to Use Asana to Be a More Productive Entrepreneur

| October 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

As entrepreneurs we are faced with some hectic schedules. These schedules aren’t made any easier when you factor in the random day-to-day tasks that pop-up from wearing multiple hats, random meeting requests, drop-ins, phone calls, etc. Being task oriented is critical to my success. I’m a “D” in the DISC model. So staying on top […]

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When to Say No: Not All Client Partnerships are a Match Made in Heaven

When to Say No: Not All Client Partnerships are a Match Made in Heaven

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

As an entrepreneur, I’ve made a life for myself by taking and embracing risk. I am the first to understand that no business is possible without risk, but at the same time, not all risk is good for business. In the entrepreneurial world, I think there is a common assumption that no client partnership is […]

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11 Practices You Should Add to Your Schedule

11 Practices You Should Add to Your Schedule

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

What is one thing you make sure to accomplish every day? The following answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. 1. Identify the Victories […]

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7 Hacks to Get Through The 3:00pm Work Slump

7 Hacks to Get Through The 3:00pm Work Slump

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

We all know the feeling of that mid-afternoon energy lull. Slumped in the office chair, we find ourselves mentally checking out, and probably falling into the vortex that is social media. Research suggests that 2:55pm is the twilight zone of productivity, the time where nothing gets done except perhaps a bit of quality daydreaming. But […]

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Refusing to be Normal – 6 Unconventional Ways to Achieve Success

Refusing to be Normal – 6 Unconventional Ways to Achieve Success

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

I define success as maximizing my own physical and mental potential, while improving the lives of others around me. I didn’t set this as an objective and then change my behavior to match it – I always found myself testing the limits of my personal abilities and realized later that it was my primary source […]

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