If you’re working from home as an entrepreneur, it’s pretty much guaranteed that you’ll have to battle some ongoing distractions and interruptions in your home environment.
No matter how you slice it, a home office just isn’t the same as a corporate environment. Whether it’s the people you live with, the noisy neighbors next door, or your own inability to stay focused — you must find ways to cope with distractions.
Working from home doesn’t make your work any less important. Boundaries must be established.
After surviving in this environment for years on end, I’ve learned a few little…
In my experience, the best real estate deals don’t take a lot of haggling, slick salesmanship, or psychological manipulation to get an offer accepted.
I just have to talk to the right person, at the right time. I also need to know what a property is truly worth to me and be confident enough to stand my ground.
There was one deal I’ll probably never forget because it illustrates this point perfectly. It would’ve been very easy to overpay for this property, but I ended up getting it for an unbelievable price (and I made a killing on it too).
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If you’ve ever needed a good logo (or ANY type of design work — whether it’s for your website, book, packaging, clothing, merchandise, etc), you probably know there are a lot of good designers on the internet who can get the job done.
I’ve used a handful of different designers from websites like Upwork and Fiverr in the past, but when I look back at all the design projects I’ve hired for over the past decade, a website…
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been on the lookout for wisdom.
The funny thing about wisdom is that it comes in many different forms, it can be gleaned from all kinds of situations and you’ll hear it in all kinds of places. One unexpected place where I’ve found MANY such examples of this is from LifeProTips on Reddit.
There is some CRAZY good advice here! After several months of collecting the best nuggets of wisdom I could find, I decided to compile 20 of them here, because I think they’re all worth taking to heart.
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As a real estate investor and business owner, I’ve always taken pride in being easy to work with.
Of course, we don’t always pull it off flawlessly, but it’s a big, underlying goal in the businesses I run.
And in this day and age, convenience has never…
Earlier this year, my wife and I went on vacation to Mexico.
During our stay, we spent about 90% of our time sitting on the beach (and I burned to a crisp… but that’s another story).
Now, sitting on the beach might sound like an easy thing to do (and it is, for the most part)… but there’s one problem I have with sitting around all day.
I’m not a big fan of doing nothing.
My brain always needs to stay engaged. Whether it’s solving a problem, working on a deal, listening to a podcast, reading a book, etc.
Over the past few years, I’ve discovered an endless treasure trove of inspiration, wisdom, and education on YouTube.
Every now and then, I stumble across a clip that rocks my world and helps me see things from a new perspective. Whenever I find these gems, I’ve made a habit of bookmarking them for such a time as this.
Today I want to share with you 15 of the most powerful, inspiring and important YouTube videos I’ve ever come across. …
Before you read another sentence, make sure you’re sitting down.
In the next few minutes, I’m going to show you some unbelievable things about real estate that will make you question the nature of reality.
2. The domed top of the Seattle Space Needle was built to be perfectly balanced, so the restaurant could be rotated with the help of a tiny 1.5 horsepower motor.
The term “side hustle” has become a major buzzword over the past decade.
If you haven’t caught wind of it yet — a side hustle (which is fairly self-explanatory) is simply a project, business and/or entrepreneurial endeavor that can help you earn extra cash in your spare time — apart from your day job and your other daily responsibilities.
As author Chris Guillebeau defines it,
“A side hustle is not a part-time job. A side hustle is not the gig economy. It is an asset that works for you.”
When I think of a side hustle, I think of hope…
These hideously ugly “Quick Response” codes are nothing new, but over the past decade, people and companies have started getting more and more creative with where and how they use them.
Now, I’ll be the first to admit — I generally don’t do anything with QR codes when I see them (because they’re usually not explained well and I have no idea what will happen if I scan them)… but it wasn’t until…