Blog Category: business

From Carjacking To World Excellence

John Wallace, former star pro athlete was telling me how great an athlete I was. “I saw you break dance, man,” he said, “that requires athleticism. That requires coordination.” He said, “I…

John Wallace, former star pro athlete was telling me how great an athlete I was. “I saw you break dance, man,” he said, “that requires athleticism. That requires coordination.” He said, “I used to break dance every day. I’d get into battles. You got it.” “OK then,” I said, “We’ll battle after the podcast.” But […]

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Don't Say You Are An Entrepreneur

I stopped sleeping for fifteen years the first day I left my full-time job to go to my own business, which had been operating already for 18 months. I worked all day…

I stopped sleeping for fifteen years the first day I left my full-time job to go to my own business, which had been operating already for 18 months. I worked all day at my full-time job and then all night at company, along with my dozen or so employees. I stopped having friends for at […]

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How I Used The Force To Save My Business

I needed $20 million or I was going to die. That’s how I felt. I had a business, $20 million was invested in it, and then my investor went broke and needed…

I needed $20 million or I was going to die. That’s how I felt. I had a business, $20 million was invested in it, and then my investor went broke and needed the money back. But that would put me out of business. And then I would go broke and die. He threatened me. He […]

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Financial Fridays: Basic Mistakes Every Entrepreneur Makes

I love you so I don’t want you to do these things. Save the world instead. A) IGNORING THE “SIX MONTH RULE” I was on the board of a business where we…

I love you so I don’t want you to do these things. Save the world instead. A) IGNORING THE “SIX MONTH RULE” I was on the board of a business where we all got the financials for that month and realized that the company had six months of cash in the bank. I called the […]

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Ice Cube Explains Art In One Line

I had to physically force Claudia to go see “Straight Outta Compton”. And there were a lot of sex scenes but I didn’t care. I took my 13 year old and 16…

I had to physically force Claudia to go see “Straight Outta Compton”. And there were a lot of sex scenes but I didn’t care. I took my 13 year old and 16 year old daughters. Even in a couples therapy session, Claudia said to the Doctor, “He keeps insisting I see this. I don’t want […]

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The Horrible Things About Being A Full Time Writer

First off, you lose all of your friends. But hold off on that for a second. Because it gets worse. I got thrown out of graduate school because I spent all my…

First off, you lose all of your friends. But hold off on that for a second. Because it gets worse. I got thrown out of graduate school because I spent all my time writing novels that never got published. I failed five classes in a row and eventually they asked me to leave. Was it […]

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How To Not Succeed In Business Without Really Trying

I met a girl in a bar. Which is the first and only time I had ever done that. She said, “try this”. It was a drink. I tried it. We ordered…

I met a girl in a bar. Which is the first and only time I had ever done that. She said, “try this”. It was a drink. I tried it. We ordered two more. Then two more. Then two more. then two more. I went to the urine-stenched bathroom. I came back. She was kissing […]

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