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Love What You Do, Or Get Out Of The Way

Passion is a powerful force that can drive us to achieve greatness, overcome obstacles, and find fulfillment in our pursuits. Regarding our careers and life endeavors, being passionate about what we do can make all the difference between mediocrity and excellence. Passion in our pursuits is imperative, and the truth is that you should either…

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The Gigantic Guide To Thinking Big (And Not Getting Stuck In Doorways)

Greetings, fellow dreamers, schemers, and big thinkers! Every year, every human being on Earth and other planets should be setting goals. Unfortunately, it is estimated that 70% of all humans sadly have no goals; 28% say they have goals, and 2% have solid, clear written goals. And those with written goals usually dominate the success…

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Dream Big, If You Still Remember How

I have been called many things in my life. The one though that I think I’m most proud of is when I’m called a dreamer. The fact is, I’m an unapologetic wild-eyed dreamer of things that others might feel impossible. I always have been. I was born a dreamer, and I am proud to report…

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Video Marketing Tips from a Pro

In just the past few years, video marketing has evolved into a marketing tool available to any person or any size of business. Video was once the tier-one marketing strategy for well-heeled, big-budget companies. Today, high-quality digital video marketing can be created with just your cell phone and a few editing tools. Video marketing is…

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Finishing Stuff

I am always talking about how easy professional or personal success is if you master the basics. It’s those foundational skills that make all of the difference. However, sometimes success is just a matter of understanding a few fundamental truths. One of those truths is: Starting stuff is really, really easy. Finishing stuff is really,…

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What it Takes to be an Entrepreneur

I am an entrepreneur. And I became one the hard way: minimal funding, a big idea, and lots of trial and error. Today, as a Master Business Coach, I work with people who want to be entrepreneurs or think they already are. I have the privilege to speak to thousands of people every year, all…

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Work, Work, Work

Doesn’t everyone seem to be trying to figure out how to work less? Whether it’s a quality-of-life issue, trying to scam the system of just seeing how much you can get away with, working less and making more seems to be the game of the day. However, some pockets in the world are precisely the…

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Shaqtrapreneur

I have a sign in my office that helps me keep my entrepreneurial edge whenever I read it. The sign says, UNDERESTIMATE ME. THAT’LL BE FUN! That’s my life story. A farm boy, short on formal education, has traveled the world, written six books, helped start 15 companies, and trained, consulted, and coached billion-dollar companies.…

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Naked and Afraid

I can’t tell you how often I’ve stood before a group of starry-eyed entrepreneurial wannabes and said, “So you think you’re an entrepreneur?” Most budding business owners, future franchise owners, business school graduates, or people who think they have a great idea that should be a business have never thought about what it means to…

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Retirement is Stupid

Retirement is such an ugly word. In fact, I think it’s a ridiculous concept. Just hear me out. If you work at a job long enough, you eventually get to stop working or are told you will stop working; you get a party, go home, and sit back and watch television for your remaining years.…

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