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7 Days to Ultimate Productivity

This is a guest post by Paul Minors, a productivity expert. Check out his latest books and resources here, sign up for his newsletter, and follow him on Twitter. My name is Paul and like you I’m really interested in the idea of self-improvement, productivity and achieving more. I currently work a 9am-5pm job and am building my website and business on the side. I’ve spent the last few years...

How to Find Your True Calling

Have you found your true calling? Seriously, have you? I know this question can come off sounding corny… After all, “finding a calling” sounds like something only hippies and hipsters (cousin of hippy) have time to ponder (over cups of latte or green juice, I’m sure). For the rest of us who are trying to make a living, a calling is just another “nice idea” that...

Success Hacking 101: How to Turn an Idea Into A Business Without Money, an Audience, or Technical Skills

How can you turn an idea into a business: if you don’t have a “technical” skill (i.e. you’re not an engineer or programmer)? if you don’t have a lot of money (nor do you want to spend a lot of money to get the idea started)? if you want to get it up and running without going all in and putting your life (or credit) on the line for it? That’s what Jon Nastor, ex-punk rocker turned entrepreneur and...

The 3 Step Pivot Framework: How to Turn Failure into Success

Last month I got an email from a friend. After 6 months of hustle, she’s throwing in the towel. Why? Not enough sales. No traction. No growth. I felt bad. I hate seeing people fail. I hate it even more when a project fails that hasn’t  been properly tested in the marketplace. In my friends case, she had only tried one option. It didn’t work. Surely there’s a better...

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...

Artisanship and Premium Prices in the Digital Age

“Once you decide on your occupation… you must immerse yourself in your work. You have to fall in love with your work. Never complain about your job. You must dedicate your life to mastering your skill. That’s the secret of success…”  – Jiro Ono (Jiro Dreams of Sushi) *   *   * For the past two months, my wife and I have been traveling around South East Asia. We’ve spent the...

How I Enlisted the Help of Steven Pressfield and a Dozen Other A-Listers to Bring My Vision to Life

Play / pause 1x 1.5x 2x 0:00 0:00 0:00 volume How I Enlisted the Help of Steven Pressfield and a Dozen Other A-Listers to Bring My Vision to Life iTunesGoogle PlayShare Leave a ReviewClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadSoundCloudStitcherSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSS Last week, I released the first-ever publication from my boutique publishing company: Insurgent Publishing. It’s called...

Life is for the Unreasonable

For the past two months my wife and I have been vagabonding through New Zealand. Vagabonding is probably the best word for it – the majority of the time we’ve been living out of our backpack and a tiny red hatchback (The Getzya!). The first weekend here, we rented a car (buses are too expensive and a car would give us more flexibility).  Since then, we’ve managed to see more of New Zealand than...

Into the Unknown

Maybe I’m Crazy… In fact, I must be. Right now, as I write this blog post, I’m sitting outside a Starbucks in Boise, Idaho… I’m thousands of miles away from most of my friends and family… And I’m Homeless and unemployed. That’s right – no job, no predictable income, no home… And I have no intention of trying to get any of those things...

Let Your Hands Go

Back in college, my boxing coach would remind us every day of the most important thing we needed to do as fighters. It didn’t matter if it was heavy bag practice, sparring, or between rounds at an actual match, he would say over and over again: Let your hands go. The instructions were simple enough – throw more punches. I didn’t really think much about it because I always threw as many punches as...

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