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Productivity & Focus

Let’s Bury The Hustle

Today I’m going to get straight to it. Change and transformation start with a decision to let go of an old way of being. The things that got us to where we are are most likely the exact things that will keep us stuck there. Take a quick inventory: Are you hustling hard to make it work? Well, you can …

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What To Do When Work Takes Over Your Life

Jill and I like to take mini-vacations. We pack up the Winnebago (Shorty), grab the dog (obviously), and head for a nearby oasis to slow down give ourselves a break. In fact, we’re sitting at the beach right now! Does it ever feel like we have the time to be doing such lavish things? Absolutely not! Is it absolutely necessary? […]

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Say Goodbye To More

99% of all business advice tells you pretty much the same thing. That you should be doing more. More marketing, more networking, more hours, more clients, more sales calls, more webinars, JUST MORE. Here’s the truth about the whole “do more” thing. It’s total bullshit. And it’s unrealistic. We know that the only difference between us and Oprah isn’t that she just sets her […]

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Narrow Down and Find Focus

One of the hardest things I’ve had to learn as a new solopreneur is to narrow down my options and find focus. Starting out, I was all over the place. And this served me at the time because I was exposing myself to many new ideas and ways of doing things. But there comes a time when you must narrow […]

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How Do You Deal With Resistance?

An important part of my journey towards doing more meaningful work is reading books that inspire and challenge me. I am shooting for a book a month. And I have decided to share my thoughts about the books that have a direct impact on doing work that matters, escaping the corporate treadmill, earning money in your own business, etc. The […]

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Are You Working Towards What You Really Want?

I just finished reading ‘The War of Art’, a book about facing resistance as we go about leading a life of authenticity and creativity. Talk about a wakeup call! The author really snapped me to reality with one simple statement: “To labor for any reason other than love is prostitution!” This is not the revelation that I was hoping for. […]

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Book Review: The Art of Non-Conformity

One of my goals with The Startup Sessions is to learn from other peeps that are making a living doing what they love. Nobody does this better than Chris Guillebeau, author of The Art of Non-Conformity. Chris Guillebeau has been a big influence in my decision to launch The Startup Sessions. I have followed his popular blog and attended his […]

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