Blog Category: success

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 To Find Success Late In Life

When I was ten I wanted to be an astronaut, a writer, a spy, a superhero, and an advice columnist. I wrote a play. I did spy on people. But I couldn’t…

When I was ten I wanted to be an astronaut, a writer, a spy, a superhero, and an advice columnist. I wrote a play. I did spy on people. But I couldn’t figure out how to be a superhero. I read collected columns of “Dear Abby” (an advice columnist) every day. The only advice I […]

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10 Things Successful People Never Do

I have done all of these ten things and seen the results. I was very unhappy. Before I can give you the rules I must establish my credentials. I have started about…

I have done all of these ten things and seen the results. I was very unhappy. Before I can give you the rules I must establish my credentials. I have started about 20 businesses and failed at 17 of them. I have failed as a husband, as have many. I hope I don’t fail as […]

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I Love Penn Jillette

I like Penn Jillette because he went to clown college. My parents wanted me to go to a school where I could get a job as a lawyer and a businessman and…

I like Penn Jillette because he went to clown college. My parents wanted me to go to a school where I could get a job as a lawyer and a businessman and a doctor and make money and learn “normal” things. While Penn was learning to juggle, to do magic, to walk a tightwire, and […]

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Why Do Some People Always Succeed In Life?

“Why Do Some People Always Succeed?” someone asked me. There’s pain baked into the question. This a question wrapped around a question. The inside of the question is: “Why do I often…

“Why Do Some People Always Succeed?” someone asked me. There’s pain baked into the question. This a question wrapped around a question. The inside of the question is: “Why do I often fail?”. Those people who ALWAYS succeed…it seems wrong. How did they get that way? It seems creepy. I’ve finally been given permission (there […]

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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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10 Things The Aliens Forgot To Tell Us When They Left Us Here

I wish someone had told me all of this when I was 15. I would NOT have joined that cult. I wish someone had told me all of these things when I…

I wish someone had told me all of this when I was 15. I would NOT have joined that cult. I wish someone had told me all of these things when I was 30. I would not have read all of those BS self-help books. People have a hard enough time helping their “self”, let […]

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