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5 Important Elements of a Financial Business Model

By | Financial, Growth Engine, Metrics | 4 Comments

Have you ever felt stupid?

I have.

For pretty much my entire teenage existence I felt like I didn’t understand the world around me.

When I got into business at 17 it was no different.

I’d watch these “businessmen” talk and I had no clue what they were saying….

… but over time I decided to learn.

I put in the time to study books on marketing, finance, leadership, design, etc..

After a while, I could understand what they were saying and actually challenge some of their views.

Once you learn business, it’s really not that complicated.

It comes down to 5 core elements that need to be understood. Read More

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The Way Richard Branson Manufactures Time

By | Leadership, Productivity, Strategy | 4 Comments

Reading time: 10 minutes
Hours it will save you in 2017: 1,000+
Return-on-reading time: Infinite.

Only read if:

Your business is doing over $250K in revenue.

Must read now if:

You’re a busy, growth-minded founder of a quickly-scaling company with too many tabs open on their browser (yes, I can see you on your computer).

Download for later if:

You’re thinking of starting a business, don’t make any money, or spend all your time going to events.

On April 2014, I was invited to spend a week with Richard Branson at his lodge in Verbier, Switzerland, for the work I was doing to support entrepreneurship at a global level through my startup, Clarity.fm.

To say I was excited would be an understatement…up until I saw Richard walk into the living room for breakfast, I didn’t think the meeting was actually going to happen.

Over the next seven days, I got to spend time with some incredible entrepreneurs like Tim Ferris (4 Hour Work Week), Bryan Johnson (Founder of Braintree / Sold to PayPal for $850M), and Randy Reddig (Co-Founder of Square) just to name a few.
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The Ultimate Strategy To Drafting Your Business Growth

By | Growth Engine, Marketing, Startups | 4 Comments

The best aspect of sharing everything you know is that others will share back.

A few months ago I was in NYC shooting a Facebook Live video on how to draft on other people’s success.

Simple concept: high tides rise all boats.

Afterwards I check my email, and Mike from London emails me recommending a book.

Rising Star by Rich Koch.

I hadn’t read it, but knew the name … he wrote The 80/20 Principle which I had read 10 years prior.

So I bought the book on my kindle, and realized we share some of the same strategies for picking investments and markets to build companies in… Read More

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The Top 5 SaaS Metrics

By | Financial, Metrics, Startups | 8 Comments

Are you a SaaS entrepreneur?

If not, probably best to skip this blog…

… but don’t worry, next week I’m going to share a killer strategy on how ANY business owner can grow their company by “drafting” on other people’s hard work.

Simple strategy, but powerful results.

However, if you ARE a SaaS entrepreneur, then let’s talk numbers.

Every day I get someone asking:

“What are the key metrics I should be monitoring in my startup?”

Even though it’s a loaded question, when it really comes down to it… Read More

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5 Questions You Should Never Ask Your Mentor

By | Leadership, Motivation, Strategy | 6 Comments

A few weeks ago I was asked by an old high-school friend for business advice.

He was just starting off and was wondering if he should go to the bank and take out a $10K loan to get started.

Fearing a series of bad decisions on his part, I invited him to a Founder’s Dinner so he could meet successful entrepreneurs and learn from real world experience…

… not what the people down at the “Business Center” in my hometown were telling him.

During that lunch, he sat quietly and listened super attentively.

Then, with little warning, he broke his silence to ask a dangerous question to one of the entrepreneurs. Read More

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7 Types of Content Marketing That Converts Customers

By | Marketing, Sales, Startups | 4 Comments

My brother Pierre builds houses.

Huge, jaw-dropping, “how-do-those-even-exist” kind of houses.

A few years ago he asked me what he should blog about to attract the type of customers who could even buy those kinds of houses.

And I said…

Anything that you think they would want to read.

So he took action – that’s my brother – and started writing things like this: Read More

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How To Scale Your Team Using The 5 Step Framework

By | Leadership, Startups | 10 Comments

Don’t you love how your parents can ask questions that cut right to your core?

After my second failed venture, my dad pulled me aside and asked me why I didn’t just get a normal job?

“Normal job? WTF… I’m unemployable.” was my response.

I was determined to figure it out.

That’s when I went deep and started mirroring the habits of the world’s most successful business leaders.

I started with the simple things… Read More

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What Can Entrepreneurs Learn From CrossFit?

By | Metrics, Startups, Strategy | 21 Comments

Do you have a friend who does CrossFit?

Is that all they ever talk about?

Gets annoying right?

One of my best friends, Marty, is that guy.

We always joke that at least he’s not a vegan too 🙂

That being said, I owe everything I’m about to share to Marty.

About a year ago, after his persistence, I finally gave CrossFit another try.

This time it stuck.

Now I’m “that guy” and I literally don’t give a fuck.

Why?

Because it’s not about CrossFit. Read More

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The Four Filters: Founders Risk Assessment Strategy

By | Startups, Strategy | 4 Comments

Do you have a friend who keeps failing in business?

No matter what they start, it ends up in flames and burns down everything they’ve ever built in the process?

It’s a sad reality for many founders.

But it’s also one they could’ve fully avoided with the right risk assessment strategies.

Cause here’s the problem…

Every time they start a new business, they put everything on the line.

Which wouldn’t be a critical flaw in itself unless… Read More

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