Solopreneurship

5 Real-World Steps for Networking with Celebrities and World-Class Humans

  Video Version Text Version Total Reading Time:  5 minutes. If you retrace the steps that led to success for the most popular, famous leaders that we know today, you’ll often find that it was a single relationship that catapulted them to success. Here’s Uber in their early stages: @KonaTbone heres a tip. email me :) graves.ryan[at]gmail.com — Ryan Graves (@ryangraves) January 6, 2010 And we all know the value of relationships. We all know that your network is your net worth. That you’re the average of the five people you associate the most with. That’s not what this is about. ...

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Recovering from Rejection: The Painful Truth

Total Reading Time:  4 minutes. We’ve all faced rejection at least one point in our lives. We are vulnerable. Thanks to electronic communications, we are at risk of rejections in all shapes and sizes from social media, or dating apps, where we are connected to millions of people. No matter what size or where the rejection came from, it still hurts. This was something that I wrote back in the day…   Recovering from Rejection Today is one of the first times I’ve ever felt true, disappointing, gut-wrenching, soul-crushing, rejection. I’m sort of numb and confused. While I’ve definitely experienced my fair share ...

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3 Magic Self-Awareness Questions You Need to Ask Yourself Now

Video Version Text Version Total Reading Time:  5 minutes. I want to discuss this idea of emotional intelligence. This idea of increasing your self-knowledge and your self-awareness. At this stage we all know the importance of emotional intelligence. In fact, we know now based on the science of it that your IQ is pretty much fixed. By the time you’re done being an adolescent, that IQ that you have is mostly permanent. What we do know though is that your emotional intelligence (EQ) is malleable.     It can change, it can grow, it can increase, whereas your IQ is quite ...

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Surprising Ways Investing in Yourself is the Best Decision You’ll Ever Make

Information without implementation is absolutely useless. Click to Tweet   Audio/Video Version   Text Version Total Reading Time:  5 minutes. Greetings. I’m Arman Assadi. Welcome to our very first… I don’t know what we’re going to call these. It’s not quite a podcast. It’s like a minicast, an audiocast. We’ll call it a minicast. How about that? Welcome to our first minicast. Today’s topic is really important — about what the number one thing you need to be investing your money and hard-earned cash into. You work, you work, you work, you make money, and then you have to decide ...

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Why a Sabbatical Can Massively Boost Your Focus

Total Reading Time: 6 minutes. I’m going on a blog publishing sabbatical. Before you get sad and feel like you just stepped in a puddle and have wet sock (worst thing ever), allow me to share some reasons why you may want to do the same. I’ll also share my own motivations for doing this toward the end of the article. I once learned from a brilliant man—Eben Pagan, creator of my favorite program for work effectiveness Wake Up Productive—that it’s critical to be deliberate with our time. Eben is the archetype of the modern-day internet entrepreneur. He has made tens ...

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How to Create a Marketing Persona and Reach Your Audience When No One Is Listening

Total Reading Time: 10 minutes. I remember when it finally clicked. I had just finished creating and launching my first venture as a solopreneur, an online course on email management, Effortless Email, based around some education during my time on the Google Apps team. I was ready to finally start bringing in the sales. Everything I did was brand new to me. Creating screencast videos, editing, teaching online, understanding marketing psychology, creating landing pages, squeeze pages—I could go on forever, it was all brand new. Needless to say, I had invested a lot of time and energy. In this excellent personas article by Jodi Harris on Content Marketing ...

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5 Simple Ways to Find Supporters and Grow Your Business

Total Reading Time: 7 minutes. When I arrived at the El Salvador International Airport (SAL) that early Spring morning in 2009, I was greeted by a young woman with an infectious, heart-warming smile. That woman was Emily Moberly. A good friend of mine who’d recently met Emily convinced me to accompany him as a volunteer and help a nonprofit organization named Traveling Stories build libraries for impoverished children at orphanages throughout the country. This seemed like an incredible opportunity, but my expectations were low. After meeting Emily and helping the organization build the libraries, interact with the children, and watch the transformation ...

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Albert Einstein and Leonardo Da Vinci on Achieving Mastery in Your Vocation

Total Reading Time: 3 minutes. Total Watching Time: 6 minutes. Understanding is a kind of ecstasy.  – Carl Sagan If you’re a bibliophile (i.e., certified book addict) like me, the euphoric rush and ecstasy that comes with new knowledge entering the mind isn’t foreign to you. This is what true learners live for — that ecstatic, unexplainable feeling of growth. In this short video, I give you the framework that greats like Albert Einstein and Leonardo da Vinci used to find their vocation and achieve mastery. After working with millions of people and carefully studying the most fulfilled humans, Tony Robbins says that growth, ...

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The Surprising Similarity between Entrepreneurs and Alcoholics

What do successful entrepreneurs and alcoholics have in common? This isn’t a riddle, friendo. The surprising answer is what allows the best entrepreneurs in the world to continue building success after success. Watch the short video below to find out:   When I first learned about this step it really made me think. The similarities are surprising (and ironic), but it also makes a lot of sense. It’s so critical that we utilize this idea and believe in its effectiveness. From my experience, the results tend to show pretty quickly as well. – What are you doing in your career ...

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How to Instantly Upgrade Yourself with a Secret Mastermind Group

Total Reading Time: 6 minutes. In 1936 a man by the name of Napoleon Hill published a book that would go on to become the bestselling non-fiction book of all time. Within this book, Think and Grow Rich, are 13 steps for achieving anything (even riches), and living a fulfilled life. One of the most important steps in this book is forming a mastermind. I’m going to tell you exactly how to form your own, how I formed mine, and what I’ve learned from the process. When I first read the book years ago, it didn’t quite click. But since becoming a solopreneur, the principles have become ...

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