Category Archives: advice

6 things you should NOT ask me

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I like to consider myself a generous guy and am always delighted to help others however I can. But there are 6 major fouls in my book that happen more often than I’d like, such as: Asking for money. I will “loan” money only to friends, which means I don’t… Read more »

Starting from how much money you want to make is one of the most idiotic things I’ve ever heard

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I won’t name him, but a well-known marketer said that the way you should evaluate what business to go into should be based on an exercise that goes like this: If you want to make $150,000 per year, then find something you can sell for $1,000 every other day. 150… Read more »

Why I am so slow

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  The media and pundits value being first over being accurate. I believe in doing things well, creating content that stands the test of time. If your content is evergreen, as opposed to “news”, then what’s the advantage of being a few days sooner? The business owners and marketers who… Read more »

The ugly reason why your career is failing

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Today someone reached out to me seeking a job for a friend. This “friend” doesn’t have any credentials, isn’t interested in demonstrating their expertise, and above all…doesn’t know me. Their excuse? They’re too busy to build a professional profile. If someone is looking for work, what are the odds that… Read more »

My #1 tip for instantly filtering out the good leads versus the time suckers

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Especially if you’re a consultant or small agency, you have a lot of people wanting to sit down with you for a free consultation. You probably even have a form where they can book a free initial consultation with you. But most of these appointments end up from folks who… Read more »

Don’t work more than 4 hours per day

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My buddy Markus Frind famously claimed that he worked 10 hours per week building his website. All by himself, he was the CEO, CMO, lone support rep, server admin, PR agent, and everything else. Two years ago, he sold it for $575 million in cash. Not everyone will have that… Read more »

Nobody wants to admit this, but good people are the ones who kill startups

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You keep your great people and terminate the bad people- we all do that. But it’s the merely good people that will kill you. “Steve is a good guy”, you tell yourself. He didn’t do anything so egregious that he deserves getting fired. And maybe his performance will improve if you… Read more »

Your job will likely be eliminated in the next 5 years and I don’t see how to stop it

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Meet Sophia, Hanson Robotics’ human-like robot that may embody the androids of our future.Read more: http://cnb.cx/1M8gFg1 Posted by CNBC International on Thursday, March 17, 2016 Obama warns that robots will take over jobs that pay less than $20/hour. And retail activists lobby for a $15/hour minimum wage. Both will get their… Read more »

How I think about hiring and developing people

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We’ve recently tried out some new analysts at BlitzMetrics. Great way to test our 9 level analyst system. Most applicants are college-aged teen-to-early twenties, but people of all ages can join the program. However, it’s designed for students still in school, since we have college and classmate support.  Harder to go through the program… Read more »

Good people and good profits- my secret revealed

I’ve labored 20 years in business. Two decades. And here is a simple lesson I learned the hard way… The quick buck from shortcuts is a mirage. I’ve dabbled in affiliate marketing, toolbar installs, online gambling, dating sites, and many perfectly legal, but questionably ethical endeavors. Made millions on a… Read more »

I just don’t have enough

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Not enough time. Not enough money. I don’t have enough in every aspect of my life. And so I adopt a scarcity attitude, justifying my rude behavior towards others. After all, if there isn’t enough to go around, it’s a dog eat dog world, right? There are only so many… Read more »