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How You Know You’re Ready to Quit Your Job

by / ⠀Blog / September 8, 2016

Ok, I get it! You’re fed up! You’re ready to leave the 9-to-5 forever. But hold it right there… Should you quit your job? When is the right time to quit and how will you know when you’re ready? Keep watching to learn exactly what you’ll need to know. If you liked this, take a quick second to subscribe to my new channel on YouTube.  …

STOP NITPICKING. START STARTING.

by / ⠀Blog / September 5, 2016

About two years ago, my friend Marcel Benson (Barry) wanted to start a watch company. A lot of people probably thought that was a dumb idea. Watches? The world doesn’t need more watches! But that’s not what Barry thought. He liked watches. He’d always been fascinated with them. He had a whole collection, even as a kid. So that’s what he started working on. And when he worked,…

The 70% Solution: Just Do It

by / ⠀Blog / August 29, 2016

In the words of Renee Zellweger’s character in Jerry McGuire, the geniuses at Nike’s marketing department “had me at hello.” What other company on the planet besides Nike has been able to create an iconic brand around 3 words? Just Do It. It’s so simple, yet the concept of just doing something sheds light on the fact that in many cases, we just aren’t doing anything. Or we…

3 Reasons Your Idea Isn’t Taking Off (And What To Do About It)

by / ⠀Blog Over 30 Advice / August 26, 2016

You have an idea. You think it’s awesome. You get pretty psyched about it. Maybe you mention it to a friend or two. Maybe you even mention it to your mom. It feels like this could be “The One” — even though in the back of your mind, you know the “perfect idea” doesn’t really exist (along with 6 other weird cognitive distortions you probably have). So you…

Learn How to Live a Longer, Happier Life & and Optimize Your Environment

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneur Interviews Health & Fitness Podcast / August 22, 2016

Under30Experiences founder Matt Wilson interviews Tony Buettner for the Live Different Podcast as they discuss Blue Zones and how to live better… Nine to five is the new cancer,” – Tony Buettner Tony is a National Speaker and the Senior Vice President of Blue Zones. ‘Blue Zones’ are pockets around the world where people reach age 100 at rates 10 times greater than in the United States. The mission…

How I Pitched Mark Cuban My Business Idea Without Ever Going on ‘Shark Tank’

by / ⠀Blog / August 8, 2016

Back in late 2011, I got the opportunity to pitch Mark Cuban. I was just a student at the time, at Howard University, and cofounder of a company — no longer existent — called My College Hustle, a bartering platform for college students. Hoping to grab a $25,000 prize, my business partner Edward Lyles and I participated in a Shark Tank-style competition, in New York, that actually predated…

10 Insider Secrets From App Empires

by / ⠀Blog Startup Advice / August 5, 2016

 Almost daily, someone tells me about his or her amazing app idea. It will blow up into something huge, gain millions of users and make millions of dollars. All with word-of-mouth marketing. That enthusiasm makes sense, really. Apps are massive right now and show no signs of slowing down. Developers make billions of dollars in the app store every year, so people naturally chase any idea that could…

3 Steps to Perfect Mornings, More Productive Days and a Happier Life

by / ⠀Blog / August 3, 2016

The day begins when you go to bed. If success is trackable, then look no further than the night before. To wake up early, you have to set the stage for success by purposefully designing a bedtime ritual for yourself. In my case, this involves a few things every single night: 1. No tech. I try my HARDEST to ban screens (TV, computer, phone) 60-90 minutes before bed. The…

Are you Unmistakable?

by / ⠀Blog / August 2, 2016

Are you unmistakable? Here’s what I mean… When something is unmistakable, it’s so distinctive that nobody else could have done it but you. It’s immediately recognized as something that you did. It has your stamp on it. Ever seen a phone designed by Apple or a car designed by Mercedes? Just a quick glance at these distinct brands and you know exactly who they are. They are boldly…

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