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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...

How to build an antifragile business that gains from disorder

The Incredible Hulk is a pretty rad superhero. When he gets angry, he becomes indestructible. Actually, better than indestructible; the more people mess with him (shoot him with bullets, RPGs, lasers, whatever), the STRONGER he gets. At one point, Hulk even went up against Superman (supposedly the strongest / most invincible hero in comic-world), and it ended up a draw. Talk about one nasty honey...

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...

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...

8 Fears Every Creative Entrepreneur Experiences on the Path to Success

Obstacles When starting a new project, you deal with a lot of obstacles. The web design you outsourced might not function how you wanted, or the first shipment of products come in completely the wrong color or size, or your plans for a successful launch don’t pan out the way you hoped they would… All of these are difficult to deal with. They hurt, they’re painful, and they disappoint us...

5 Things You MUST Do To Ship Your Project Successfully

Doing the Work I’ve been busy recently… Very busy. January came and went with the initiation of several big projects – stuff I didn’t think I would finish by February… But, somehow, I’m on track to ship (subscribe to my blog to get insider sneak peaks and first releases of awesome content, products and projects before everyone else). Here are a few things I did...

The Creative Entrepreneur

The Conventional Entrepreneur en·tre·pre·neur: “The owner or manager of a business enterprise who, by risk and initiative, attempts to make profits” The entrepreneur seeks to make a profit – at least, conventionally speaking. The conventional entrepreneur believes he can do something better (cheaper, faster, closer etc.) than what exists in the market place. He builds something to...

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...

7 Essential Tools for the Creative Entrepreneur

The Tools of the Trade The role of the creative entrepreneur is to invent, design and build something profitable, personal and creative. To do that, we need a set of tools that enhance our work and magnify our impact. The following is a quick list of tools I’ve found ESSENTIAL in designing my new company (more on that later), writing my book, and building my blog. A caveat: tools can’t do the...

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