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One question to help you make better choices in life

As you know, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Wacky Wednesday, and a whole bunch of other cleverly named days are coming up… Each will present you with a plethora of discounted items, from TV’s and Furbies, to digital games, music, and software at bargain prices. I am actually a huge fan of this time of year. Not because it turns some people into stampeding, 28 Days Later zombies to get...

Target Audience: A Single Question to Help You Find, Market, and Sell to Your Ideal Customer

I watched the new Steve Jobs movie last week. Spoiler: he invents the iMac. The point of the flick: paint a portrait of the guy that created the iPod, the round, partially-translucent, magenta colored desktop computer, and giant smartphones called iPads. It seems the writer-director combo decided the best way to do this would be to time-travel the viewer to three (maybe four, I lost count)...

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...

What Makes You The Expert?

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...

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