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Why Wait?

January 1, 2018
Why Wait?

This photo from Tommy Truong, a coach based in Northern California, is the perfect reminder that you don’t have to wait to do your work. I started my career doing marketing for major label music acts such as Bush, No Doubt, and Run-DMC. But what got me really excited about the music business were the […]

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Fiverr Logo Review — What You Get For $5

December 27, 2017
Fiverr Logo Review — What You Get For $5

Four years ago, when this site was known as Big Bold Impact and I was looking to get it up as quickly as possible, I hired a company called Logo Nerds to design a temporary logo. My review of the experience is here. Four months ago, I was in a similar position, this time setting […]

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You know who looks like a stripper? Your stepmom.

October 25, 2017
You know who looks like a stripper? Your stepmom.

“I’m not racist, but…” I used to hear that all the time when I lived in Mississippi. And it was always followed by something that sounded racist. Last week, after Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson called out Donald Trump for being insensitive, I made a joke on Facebook about the way she dresses. I didn’t think […]

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Rejection 1996

September 16, 2017
Rejection 1996

Your early work always sucks… But on a positive note, at least I remembered to put it on the tape I sent in!

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Entrepreneur Lessons From Mayweather vs. McGregor

August 27, 2017
Entrepreneur Lessons From Mayweather vs. McGregor

I’m no fan of boxing. I’ve got a good friend who was a Golden Gloves fighter. Today, in his 50s, he has almost zero short-term memory. As an example, we can take a five-minute ride and he’ll literally forget where we’re going. Too many shots to the head. Still, I respect the people who do […]

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Totality

August 21, 2017
Totality

I walked outside my house today and saw a 100% solar eclipse. My friend, just 11 miles away, was not in the path of totality. He saw about 99% coverage. There’s a big difference between 100% and 99%. For an eclipse, it’s literally like night and day. For business, if your book (or other creative project) […]

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