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Starting 101 : Get Your Project off the Ground Successfully

I mentioned in my last blog post I’ve been traveling across the country to the World Domination Summit in Portland, Oregon. Well, the event is over and it was pretty wild. I met a lot of great people in person and had the opportunity to listen to some great speakers. Don’t worry if you missed it though – I took a lot of notes and plan on compiling them into an eBook.  Keep your...

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...

The Certain Path to Success

One Habit When my thoughts beckon my tired body homeward I will resist the temptation to depart. I will try again.  I will make one more attempt to close with victory, and if that fails I will make another.  Never will I allow any day to end with a failure…I will persist until I succeed. [The Greatest Secret in the World] If you could create one habit this new year, what would it be? How...

How to Start Multiple Businesses, Blaze Your Own Path, and Instigate like a Professional: an Interview with Clay Hebert

In the Trenches: Episode 2 Here is the 2nd episode of “In the Trenches: The Resistance Broadcast Interview Series” and today I had the honor of interviewing Clay Hebert. [Listen to the Interview by clicking this link] Clay is an entrepreneur, blogger, multitasking ninja, and all around instigator. Clay began his career at Accenture.  After ten years at Accenture, Clay left corporate America and...

Why Keeping Your Options Open Could Destroy Your Project

Starting down the path to success is simple. To be successful at anything, you must commit. But committing to anything means you make a transition. When you commit, you transition from someone who dabbles to someone who goes all in; from someone who quits when things break to someone who takes it all the way; from someone who lets the claustrophobia of determination keep them from pursuing...

in the trenches: an interview with Al Pittampalli

Today I thought I’d try something a little different. Instead of writing a mindblowing and inspiring blog post (at least that’s my intention with every post I write), I decided to interview a successful entrepreneur, published author and good friend of mine, Al Pittampalli. This is the first in a series of interviews I’m doing with some really incredible people. I’m calling it...

asymmetric goal setting and creating your own luck

We deal with uncertainty, randomness, and luck every day. Every project we undertake is, by its nature, an uncertain endeavor (because it hasn’t been done before – if it had, it would be certain, and there’d be nothing to start). Uncertainty means we can fail. But it also means we can succeed – that there is the potential for success infused in every endeavor, right from the start. If...

over the top

On July 1st, 1916, in the early morning dusk, the whistle blew. Thousands of men emerged from the trench line and charged into No Man’s Land. The largest army the British had ever fielded began advancing across a poppy field in the hope of pushing the Germans out of their entrenched position and routing the German lines. That was the plan at least. As the British advanced, German machine gun fire...

going to war

The War in Your Brain Right now, as you read this, the nerves in your brain are battling one another for territorial command of brain space. In fact, if you continue to read this (and all the other blog posts I write), you’re helping one side dominate the other (the nerves associated with reading, learning and instigating). The Enemy Who are these nerves fighting? They’re fighting the multitude...

draw your own map

It takes guts to create something from scratch. It takes guts because you’re in uncharted territory.  If you’re inventing, designing and building something from the ground up – from idea to physical, tangible product – there is no template to follow. It takes guts because your project might fail.  Your product (or service, or initiative, or speech) might not live up to your expectations, or...

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