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The 2 Most Important Business Lessons I Learned from Andrew Warner of Mixergy

Of all the cruel punishments the Greek gods bestowed on humans (and one another), the punishment of Sisyphus has to be the worst. Sisyphus was the king of Ephyra and the son of Aelius (ruler of the winds and son of Poseidon…the guy has some serious lineage behind him). He was also a prideful, deceitful, murderous ruler; not only was he a chronic liar (deceiving both gods and humans), but he...

A Simple Framework for Getting Your Project Unstuck

Breaking Out of Stuck Over the last few months, I’ve received dozens of emails from readers asking me how to get their idea or project unstuck. I’ve done my best to answer everyone’s question individually, but for every person who emails me directly, I can be sure there are two or three others with the same problem who haven’t spoken up. So today I want to talk about getting a project unstuck –...

9 Dos and 2 Don'ts for Creating Success in Business (and Life)

Tapping into Success Every day, hundreds of thousands of blogs are started, thousands of books are published, and hundreds of businesses are created. The majority don’t last. So what separates those that last from those that fail? The ones that succeed – do they do something different? Is there a common pattern, strategy or framework that successful projects use?  And if so, can we...

Do Great Work

The Most Likely Result This is it – your project is almost complete. You took the uncertain and difficult steps from start (creating the idea) to finish (bringing the idea to life), and now you’re ready to ship. It’s tough work, creating something from scratch, but you didn’t give up. And now is the moment of truth – the point where you reap the reward for your hard work and labor. Confident, you...

The Brutal Reality of Excuses and How to Conquer Them

What Do You Really Need? Do you really need more money in your bank account before you can create something worthwhile? Do you really need to develop a routine before you can start making something great? Do you really need more time in the day before you can dare boldly? Or is it possible that you can create something worthwhile regardless of the number of zeros in your checking account; or that...

Choosing Your Own Path

The Comforting Myth Coming up with a brilliant, life-altering idea is what matters. If you could only come up with that one perfect idea… It could re-energize you to tackle your project, inspire you to go after your audacious goal, and light your path to success, happiness and contentment. Of course, this is a myth. The moment we stop to really think about it, it’s clearly irrational – one idea...

Creating Your Character

I have an acquaintance I speak with on occasion. I’ve known this guy for a long time.  Since I’ve known him, he’s always complained to me about his job: he hates it. His hate for his job isn’t for lack of pay or perks – they are way above average.  The dislike is for the structure of the organization that employs him and the tedious, unchallenging and often pointless work he feels he is doing...

The Surprisingly Simple Way to Overcome Creative Block

The Block Have you ever tried writing a book, a blog, or business copy? If so, you’ve probably experience writers block: the inability to form your ideas into the perfect words, sentences, and paragraphs. But this type of block isn’t exclusive to writers. All creative entrepreneurs – from writers, designers, and inventors, to artists, marketers, and entrepreneurs, experience creative block...

On Starting

Starting a Project is Thrilling There’s something about that moment – the moment we finally write our ideas on paper – that’s both invigorating and scary. We move from day-dreaming to actualizing and everything seems at once entirely possible and wholly reachable. The goals we set not only excite us by their grandeur, but by the thought of actually reaching them. The moment you write your ideas...

4 Reasons to Start Before You're Ready

I talk to a lot of people – a lot of people with great ideas, great vision, and tons of untapped potential. But they’re stuck on ‘start.’ Instead of trying, attempting, and building, they wait around for the perfect opportunity, the perfect connection, and the perfect launch. News flash: perfect doesn’t exist. Besides Perfect Is good enough. You don’t need to...

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