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…

GROUND ZERO: 6 Books Every Entrepreneur, Creative and Hustler Should Read

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / July 27, 2016

If you want to start a business, there’s simply no excuse to be clueless anymore. Imagine the fact that a world class expert can work for 30 years to figure something out, completely devoting her entire life to one particular question — and you can get all of her knowledge on that subject in a 200 page book that can be read in a weekend. Consider the fact…

Quick pro-tip to get a LOT of reading done very quickly

by / ⠀Blog / July 25, 2016

Quick pro-tip to start your week off productive. Here’s how you get a LOT of reading done very quickly: Buy both the regular book (hardcover or paperback) then get the unabridged audio version on Audible and crank the speed up to 2x or even 2.5x. Follow along the words with your finger or a pen. You’ll get all the info without missing a beat because it’s like force-feeding…

What countries are on your “bucket list”?

by / ⠀Blog / July 20, 2016

What countries are still on your bucket list to visit before you die? I still have a few: Japan, Italy, Australia, Russia, Kenya, Brazil come to mind! When I first met my homie Matt Wilson , he was chipping away in New York, making world-class content for Under30CEO. But Matt had a serious vision to travel the world while he was still young — and he wanted to…

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