Inspiration

Dec 232013
 
[VIDEO] Steve Jobs Commencement Address

The Lesson of Overcoming the Odds College graduation ceremonies are always filled with inspiring words, especially for those students about to enter the professional world. In 2005, Stanford University managed to wrangle Apple and Pixar CEO Steve Jobs, one of the most successful and innovative businessmen of all time, who offered three stories to the graduating student body. Jobs retells why he dropped out of college, how he got fired from his own company, and how he dealt with his diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. [read more…]

Sep 032012
 
[VIDEO] How to Get Your Ideas to Spread

How to get your ideas to spread Seth Godin is a marketing guru and successful entrepreneur who can tell you to how to stand out in a world saturated with products and time-strapped customers. According to Godin, you need to stop targeting the average person in the market, as they are very skilled at ignoring you. This is handy advice, as he points out all those brands that are doing it right. “The riskiest thing you can do now is be [read more…]

Aug 192012
 
[PROGRAM] MeditationFest

Exhale. Relax. Meditate. Stressed out entrepreneurs take note: MeditationFest is fast approaching, and it’s the perfect online event to take you from stressed-out to laid-back. Are you curious about meditation? Have you struggled with finding a consistent meditation practice? Would you like to explore different types of meditation? Imaging being able to do so…free of charge! Meditation is one of the most beneficial practices you can ever undertake. It has changed my life profoundly. For the first time ever, seven acclaimed teachers and mentors [read more…]

Jun 192012
 
[eBook] Brainwashed

Seven Ways to Reinvent Yourself When exactly were we brainwashed into believing that the best way to earn a living was to have a job?  There’s more leverage, more degrees of freedom and more opportunity today than ever before — if you’re up for the choice. Read / download the “Brainwashed” pdf from Seth Godin below.  

Jun 182012
 
[eBook] Thriving on Less

Simplifying in a Tough Economy “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein The recent economic recession has a lot of people worried, about their jobs, their businesses, their homes and their bills. When your income is dropping or in jeopardy and you still have a mountain of bills to pay, things can get pretty scary. However, tough economic times do not have to be a time of struggles! If you look for the opportunity in the middle of [read more…]

Jun 032012
 
[DOUBLE DIAMOND] TIP: Too Busy To Slow Down? Doubt It.

I have been taking it really easy lately which is definitely a good thing. I’ve been cranking out some work, and admittedly, I’ve been recuperating from too much over-indulgence. There’s definitely something to be said for stopping.  Just stopping whatever you’re doing and getting present. I received an email from a friend and potential business partner this afternoon that screamed ‘overwhelmed’ to me. I’ve been there so many times, so I know. You could just tell from her writing — the anxiety [read more…]

Jun 032012
 
[DOUBLE DIAMOND] TIP: Who Can You 'Kudo'?

After another late night of working into the wee wee hours, I decided to meditate to start my day off right. I always intend to take the time and do this, but I’m not always successful. Meditation is completely appropriate and much needed during any business launch period. Today’s guided meditation — one of my favorites — was on trust and surrender.  I find it  helpful to remember these two action verbs when bootstrapping my start-up. Entrepreneurs find themselves working long hours, day in [read more…]

Feb 032012
 
[GREEN] TIP: 50 Tasks in 90 Days To Start Your Biz

Is it time you start turning your dreams into reality? Over the last three months, I’ve been working like a fiend trying to get my new brand building company off the ground. In addition to the Resort Lifestyle Network that I manage, I had been providing consulting services on the side to generate additional revenue.  However, with more business coming in than I could manage, I decided to turn my ‘side gig’ into something more. And thus my new online [read more…]

Jan 132012
 
Corporate or Entrepreneur Path? Choose Well.

Should you go for it or play it safe? This open letter was written by the CEO of Ooga Labs,  James Currier, to the engineers at his alma mater one night. “Don’t make my mistake! So you’re going to take a cube job with slow Microsoft, bureaucratic Oracle, or with some boring financial company? C’mon! Do you want spend all of your life wearing modest habits of charcoal grey, driving your Volvo on the salty roads of the drab East Coast, paying [read more…]

Sep 192011
 
[Video] 5 Shortcuts To Finding Your Passion

  In this video, Jen Gresham of Everyday Bright explains to Leo Babauta of Zen Habits how to determine if your passion is worth pursuing.  Is your hobby just a hobby, or could it translate into a real money-making career?  She offers five shortcuts that will help in your decision making about what passions are worth pursuing. This video also discusses the anti-passions and why you can’t ignore them, why passion isn’t everything, the #1 mistake people make when choosing a passion [read more…]

Sep 132011
 
[DOUBLE DIAMOND] TIP: Take Time To Reflect

Like most people, I spent this past weekend reflecting on the last ten years since 9/11/01. The memorials certainly were top of mind, but the biggest reflection trigger was having what I hope to be the last garage sale of my life (although I’m not overly optimistic considering that was the exact same sentiment I expressed after the last three). This time, I do believe it is true.  I’ve changed. Clearing the Clutter No longer interested in acquisitions, I have officially entered [read more…]

Sep 082011
 
CAUTION: Average Is Over

I recently watched Thomas Friedman’s (Pulitzer Prize winning author and NY Times columnist) appearance on Piers Morgan Tonight, and I was struck by something he said. In talking about education in America and the new world economy, he suggested we ponder the serious question: “What world are we living in?” This discussion is one he addresses in his new book: . What World Are We Living In? Good question.  He certainly got me thinking about competition and the economic environment we live in today.  [read more…]