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This past June, my wife and I spent 15 days exploring Ecuador. Unlike the other countries we visited this past year, our Ecuador adventure involved a lot of bus travel. On the plus side, Ecuadorian bus travel is cheap. We traveled by bus from the Pacific Ocean to the Amazon jungle, with a couple stops in between for good measure, all for less than $100 USD. On the not-quite-plus-side, the bus...

How to Get Paid While Traveling Around the World

In the past twelve month, I’ve: Traveled to 5 continents Spent time in 12 countries Literally lived out of a car for two months in New Zealand Almost got stomped by an elephant in Africa Snorkelled the Great Barrier Reef Driven through the deserts of Namibia to find cave man paintings (found them!) Had way too many doble espresso con crema’s in Argentina Canoed around the Amazon And a lot of...

5 Reasons to Share Your Work

Today’s blog post is about a question I don’t ever get asked, but I wish people WOULD ask me: Tom, why should I share my work online? Great question, Tom! And I’ll explain in one second. But first, a backstory… I started my terminal leave from the Army 1 year ago this month (actually, 28 June to be exact, but I’m a little delayed on posting this). Terminal leave is the confusing name the Army...

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...

11 steps to building a heart-centered business from scratch

Last week, we wrapped up the The Flight Formula LIVE – an intensive, in-person, heart-centered business incubator program. For 7 days, a small group of motivated entrepreneurs met in the mountains of Asheville to discover their gifts, activate their purpose, and build heart-centered businesses from scratch. Jason and Asher led the way (with me providing a virtual support role from Peru) providing...

The Entrepreneur’s Journey

The Entrepreneur’s Journey: a map to help you navigate the trials and tribulations of creation. There it is. After grinding it out for years… After hustling every minute of every day…. After putting 100% of everything you’ve got into reaching your goal… You see the top. It’s within reach. Finally… You take a knee to pause and reflect… It’s been a long time coming. When you began, the wins...

Behind-the-Scenes of a $40k Launch (our strategy and techniques exposed)

For a step-by-step path to creating, marketing, and launching your first five or six figure product, read: Collaborate: The Modern Playbook for Leading a Small Team to Create, Market, and Sell Digital Products Online. In the fall of 2013, I resigned my commission in the US Army. It was a pretty great moment, I’m not going to lie. For the previous 9 years, I had been part of an organization...

How to get paid twice as much as a lawyer by letting people choose their price

I got an email last week from a Resistance Member asking about Pay What You Want consulting.  She wanted to know two things: Does it work? and… How well? Both fair questions. As you probably know, I’m currently doing a test run using Pay What You Want pricing for my consulting services (sorry, all booked up for 2014 and 2015).  But before I dig into my results – and more importantly: how I...

The Problem with Version 9.0 – why you should start with beta instead

This post is all about how to start, finish and ship a project (product or service). To help, I created a guide and workbook:  Get the “Quick Start Guide + Workbook” here. In February, I had the pleasure of speaking at The Game Changers Live event in Sydney, Australia. I gave a presentation on how to start, finish, and ship any creative project (from business to blog to movement). If...

Beyond the Beach (the creator's dilemma)

 Myrmidons! My brothers of the sword! I would rather fight beside you than any army of thousands! Let no man forget how menacing we are, we are lions! Do you know what’s waiting beyond that beach? Immortality! Take it! It’s yours! [Troy] Creators have a dilemma. We want the freedom to create whatever, whenever we want… But the market will only compensate us for what IT wants...

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