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
Right on the heels of my insightful, intelligent and entertaining post on Channeling Your Inner Howard Stern, I am back with more nuggets of wisdom…today extolling the virtues of channeling your inner Kardashian for fun and profit.
Now, I realize not everyone has the ‘junk in the trunk’ that Kim Kardashian possesses (I personally think she had a basketball implanted) but fear not…that is not the only reason why the Kings of Calabasas rule Reality Television and Social Media.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
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
‘When he reached the New World, Cortez burned his ships. As a result his men were well motivated.’ – Character Captain Ramius (played by Sean Connery) in the movie ‘Hunt for Red October’
Question: If you knew an endeavor you were undertaking would absolutely succeed, how likely would you be to quit?Continue reading
New Year’s Resolutions.
“Starting January 1st I’m going on a diet and losing 20 pounds!”
“After the New Year I’m going to start my new business and make 70K in my first year!”
‘I’m not going to change anything.”
Now…which one to you sounds the most ’empowering’?Continue reading
Doubting yourself in any area of your life is never a fun place to be in.
But doubting yourself in your business can be especially bad, mainly due to the pressure it can put on you.
Now make it even worse: People who support themselves (and their family) with their business. That’s your lifeblood…and no doubt can derail you very quickly if it’s not addressed.Continue reading