“If you’re going through hell, keep going” — Winston Churchill.
What a year 2020 has been. Let’s recap:
With so much uncertainty going on, it can be a chore trying to stay productive. On top of all these unprecedented times, we all have our own damn problems. Families to provide for. Bills to pay. Making sure we drink eight cups of water.
Trust me, I…
“Thought is powerful in all phases. Even in my career, even in my life, things end up exactly how I visualized them” — Nipsey Hussle
America is in the golden age of start-ups & entrepreneurship.
Google. SpaceX. Facebook. Reddit. Slack.
The list can go on forever.
What is rarely mentioned is what it actually took for these companies to achieve the level of success most people can only dream of.
Data from the BLS shows that approximately 20% of new businesses fail during the first two years of being open, 45% during the first five years, and 65% during the…
“Success is something you attract by the person you become” — Jim Rohn
For anyone looking to enter the business world, sales experience is mandatory.
It is one of the only skill sets that truly has no cap on income or potential.
It is an art that you must constantly develop, get better at, and practice over and over and over again.
The ability to communicate, build relationships, and persuade is something you can’t easily put a price tag on.
When I first started my journey in sales, it was an absolute nightmare.
I was the complete opposite of a…
We’ve all experienced the excitement & stress of entering the workforce. Perfecting your resume. Researching companies. Glassdoor reviews. Scrolling through hundreds of job listings. Linkedin. Indeed.
Entering the workforce can often be a job in itself.
Until you find the PERFECT opportunity. It’s everything you’ve possibly dreamed of. Great company. Competent leadership. Opportunities for growth. They even throw in some stocks for you. Only to be dismayed by the five words at the bottom of the job listing:
Bachelors in Canadian Studies Required
Your heart sinks. How can this be possible? What does this have to do with anything the…
When you look at people who don’t go to school and make their way in the world, those are exceptional human beings. And we should do everything we can to find those people. — Laszlo Bock. Former Google Senior VP of People Operations.
Generating over $50M a day in revenue, Google has surpassed McDonald’s as a more recognized brand on a global scale.
The number one search engine quickly expanded into various different niches and markets, from cell phones to big data & marketing in a matter of two decades.
It takes more than pure luck to get to this…
“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” — Jim Rohn
There’s no question your social circle has a big influence on both your success and failure.
Want to know your net worth in the next five years? Just take a good look at how your network is making their money.
Want to know if you’ll stay in shape in the next couple of months? See what health habits your closest friends practice.
When it comes to building your social circle, you need to treat it like building your dream home.
You need a…
Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it. — George Santayana. Writer. Philosopher. One-Hit Wonder.
History allows you to study the past and uncover our true human nature.
As humans, our DNA changes only 1% every 10,000 years. While society and the way we live shifts drastically throughout the years, our core human nature is something that will never go away.
There’s a lot of hidden treasure you can take with you from the past thousands of years that can translate into your business acumen and personal development.
Here’s how they’re all related.
“Motivation is what gets you going. Discipline is what keeps you growing” — Jim Rohn
Wherever you are in life, it is the result of your habits. Good or bad, habits make up who we are. It is our habits that form our neuropathways and ultimately shape who we become.
In order to unleash the productivity machine we all have inside of us, it is important to understand how to manage our routines.
Who are you? What’s the first thing you do when you wake up? How do you handle adversity?
There are habits that can make you a millionaire…
Put together by a 20-something-year-old.
Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?
The stupidest question to ask a 20-year-old.
Everyones 20s look a little different. Some people have kids. Others start a business. Some get married. Others travel the world.
For every awesome thing that happens to us in life, there is always an equal or opposite reaction waiting for us on the other side.
We all know how to handle the good. The tricky part about life is managing the inevitable lows.
Fortunately, there’s a ton of people who can give us some wisdom on how to…
“Your premium brand had better be delivering something wonderful, or it’s not going to get the business”
Warren Buffet said that. He is a self-made billionaire who built his wealth through the stock market.
I get it, all of us are not on Wall Street trading for the hottest stocks and bonds. But there is one striking similarity between owning a portfolio and your career: the goal is always growth.
Here’s what you need to do to make it big in your career, whether you’re an entry-level sales rep or a first-time CEO.
I write about foundational principles for building habits, wealth, and creating success | Contributor for Breaking the Mold & The Innovation