Yesterday, Amazon agreed to buy ‘Ring’, a company that makes WIFI enabled doorbells and other ‘smart’ products for a reported 1 BILLION dollars.
But it was far from easy to get to this point…
In his quest to raise money, the company’s founder, Jamie Siminoff, ran out of money and was rejected by ‘Shark Tank’ in 2013. But that did not deter him.Continue reading
“‘I don’t have the money’ and ‘I don’t have the time’ has to be the two lamest excuses I’ve ever heard for someone who won’t pursue their dream.Continue reading
“Hey man…let go of my hand.”
His tone was measured but stern. And he was none too happy.
It was 1998…Houston, Texas. I was still knee-deep in to my drumming career and had just seen one of the greatest all-time American rock bands tear it up in the Lone Star state…Continue reading
As I have just had a birthday claiming my place firmly in my 50’s (!!!), I notice that the ‘younger generation’ has a fixation on ‘easy’.
Dare I say, the Millenials are championing the cause of the ever-popular ‘shortcut’. Maybe I am wrong (and sound off if you think I am), but I think there’s quite a few people who need a reality check when it comes not only to online marketing, but life in general.
Watch my video where I explain:Continue reading
It seems in recent years that sweepstakes and state-run lotteries have cropped up everywhere breeding more and more of what I call the Lottery Mentality.
You’ve seen it (and perhaps you’ve played it): Hordes of people flock to the nearest liquor store or supermarket to grab their ticket when the prize reaches in to the hundreds of millions. Even when I see the lottery up to 200, 300, 400 MILLION, I get a little intoxicated thinking about it…and who wouldn’t.
After all. that is beyond life-changing money…Continue reading
Have you ever said to someone ‘I will try’?
Of course you have. I have. We ALL have.
You KNOW why you say that, don’t you?
It’s because you more than likely will not do what you say.
It doesn’t make you (or me) a bad person…sometimes we say ‘I Will Try’ because we’re afraid to hurt someone’s feelings by saying….’no’.
However, you need to be careful what you DO say for your own mental health and overall success in life.Continue reading
“You are not my friend anymore.”
That was the message I received in my Facebook Inbox from someone I had known for 20 years. They then unfriended and blocked me.
You could probably guess by now this had ‘alot’ to do with our U.S. Presidential election.
So this prompted my video today.Continue reading
Do you sometimes feel like everyone is a flake?
I used to feel that way…but not anymore. Why? Because I embraced (and put in to practice) a rule that has changed everything.Continue reading
The nightmares of my senior year…
In my ‘dream’…I’m trying to find my high school locker. I eventually find it. Then, I cannot remember the combination. Then the school bell rings. I’m late for class…but then cannot find my classroom.
This went on for years. And I remember waking up sweating and thinking to myself, “I have NO IDEA what I’m doing here in school.”
Because I really didn’t.Continue reading
Most people know the story of Bill Gates.
The founder of Microsoft became a multi-billionaire (cue Austin Powers) and one of the wealthiest men ever.
Then what did he do? He quit Microsoft to start several philanthropic efforts. He also gave away over 90% of his money.
Why would he do this?Continue reading