art of living

The Secret to Becoming a Master in the Art of Living

  Video Version   Text Version Total Reading Time: 4 minutes.   The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love in his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he’s always doing both. – James A. Michener   What Is a Master in the Art of Living? This quote changed my life. ...

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being empathetic

This Is What the Latest Science Says About Empathy

  Video Version   Text Version Total Reading Time: 3 minutes. Being Empathetic is More Than Just Putting Ourselves in Another’s Shoes There were some really interesting findings recently published in the journal of cognitive enhancement about empathy. Now empathy, of course, is the ability to understand someone else’s world. To feel and understand why they feel the way they feel. To take our feet and put them in their shoes. To put ourselves in their body, in their mind, and understand how they feel — right? Well, you would assume the way to do that is to just get ...

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human survival

What Made Us Human May Actually Cause Our Extinction

Total Reading Time: 2.5 minutes. What Makes Us Human? Is it our capacity to love, to laugh, to cry… to be self-aware? Some would say it’s the fact that we manage to put on clothes every day (and as you know many solopreneurs don’t even do that every day). Others would say it’s our amazing brain or our ability to speak using the larynx (the voice box). While all of these are true, we wouldn’t still be here today were it not for our innate desire to connect, collaborate, and be an accepted member of society. This amazing human trait is what allowed a ...

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grow your startup

3 Fast Ways to Grow Your Lean Startup with Eric Ries

  Video Version   Text Version Total Reading Time: 4 minutes. I want to go through three ways to grow your startup. I was first introduced to this idea in the book The Lean Startup by Eric Ries. Now this isn’t something completely revolutionary, but it’s a fundamental and essential strategy all entrepreneurs, solopreneurs and anyone in business definitely needs to be reminded of.   1. Grow by Selling to Current Customers The first method that The Lean Startup talks about is known as the sticky engine. The sticky engine is when you take the existing customers that you already ...

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create a vision

How to Get out of a Funk and Create an Exciting Vision

Total Reading Time: 6 minutes. Do you ever find yourself stuck in the weeds of inertia? It might be the fear of failure, the desire for perfection, or something else entirely…but none of us seem to be able to fully avoid that feeling of being locked down by an invisible force at times.  The amazing thing about human beings is the software we come into this world with. What most people don’t realize is that their mind is programmable. It cannot be taken beyond its limits (for now), but it can be optimized. Unfortunately, we don’t come with instruction manuals ...

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vocation identification

The Key to Identifying Your Vocation and Career Path

  Video Version Text Version Total Reading Time: 3 minutes Vocation identification is something that I’m continually working on, and I’ve actually partnered with a couple of cognitive psychologists and data scientists to develop a test that helps people identify their unique craft. The first email that automatically goes out to people that join my private email list addresses their biggest pain point: What’s something that you’re currently struggling with right now when it comes to finding your career path? So many people say things to me like…”I don’t even know what my passions are. I don’t know what I care ...

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dream job

How to Stop Competing and Get Your Dream Job Today

Video Version   Text Version Total Reading Time: 4 minutes The Question We All Ask One of the questions we all often ask ourselves is, “What can I do to ensure I get my dream job?” And this applies to everybody, not just people that work in the corporate world, but even in the world of solopreneurship as well. There is this idea that if you really want to be successful in your chosen field, you have to go and find the model. You have to emulate success. One of the easiest and fastest ways to do that is to go and ...

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The Money Paradox Formula: An Odd Methodology That Teaches You How to Earn More Money

  Video Version Text Version Total Reading Time: 1 minute What is the Money Paradox? The money paradox is very simple. When I started my journey into solopreneurship and the freedom lifestyle, I struggled like many solopreneurs. It’s a roller-coaster ride. But I think the biggest reason I struggled was because I was only focused on making money. I was so concerned with how I was going to make my next dollar, that I was not able to do something that’s so critical — deliver massive value to my audience, to my prospects, to my customers, to my future customers. ...

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blogger to ecommerce entrepreneur

7 Easy Steps to Go from Blogger to Ecommerce Entrepreneur

Total Reading Time: 11 minutes. When Patrick Foster of Ecommerce Tips contacted me about doing a guest post on helping people transition or evolve from blogger to ecommerce entrepreneur, I had to say yes. I’ve had a similar evolution myself, but sadly, had to figure it all out on my own. As a solopreneur who began as a blogger, created information products, became an expert copywriter, took on consulting, created my own physical ecommerce product, and now run multiple companies and teams — I would have benefitted tremendously from the tactics laid out below. I’m hoping this in-depth article gives you ...

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interview hire google

How to Interview and Hire Like Google (Insights from a Former Googler)

  Video Version   Text Version Total Reading Time: 6 minutes. Why Is Hiring So Difficult? Hiring is one of the most difficult things to do. But it’s also one of the most important. We all know that if we can align ourselves with the right people and bring in the best talent, that’s what will take a company or a business to the next level. And if you’re working for a company and responsible for doing the interviews, there’s an equal responsibility there. If you’re starting to scale as a solopreneur/entrepreneur and you’re bringing on different kinds of people into ...

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