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How To Research, Recruit, And Compensate Great Advisors For Your Business

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Am I the only one whose Apple Watch is always dead?

I can’t seem to remember to charge it up…

… anyway, I digress.

When I started Clarity I put in the time to build one of the best advisory boards for the business.

It cost me time and $$$ but in the end, the ROI was 100X.

Having the best people in your corner to help guide strategic decision, solve major issues and pull you up when you’re feeling like a sack of potatoes is invaluable.

The challenge is finding them, negotiating compensation and deciding how to best leverage them. Read More

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“Founder Dinners” a Micro-Doc

By | Community, Life Hacks, Personal | 5 Comments

Want to learn how I got invited to spend a week with Richard Branson?

… or how I ended up meeting Mark Cuban, who eventually invested in my last company?

It all started back in 2004.

After 2 failed companies I decided to give it another shot but this time it would be different… I decided to READ!?!

This was the list I started with.

What you won’t find on that book list is THE book that changed my life. Read More

You Can Only Keep What You Give Away by Dan Martell

You Can Only Keep What You Give Away

By | Community, Financial, Leadership | 19 Comments

I’m about to challenge you in a really BIG way, .

There’s even a chance it’ll make you feel slightly uncomfortable…

Maybe even have you reaching for the tiny X in the corner of your browser.

But that’s perfectly alright…

Cause as an entrepreneur committed to your growth and success, it’s a message you absolutely have to hear.

There’s just no escaping it.

It’s the topic of GIVING.
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How To Get The Most Out Of An Event by Dan Martell

5 Pro Strategies For Getting The Most Out Of An Event

By | Community, Events, Personal | 9 Comments

Conferences, summits, meetups and masterminds.

All things that involve you zipping up a Samsonite, kissing your family goodbye, and investing a few thousand bucks for the chance to connect with your fellow entrepreneur (while perhaps picking up a key insight or two).

And maybe you absolutely thrive at these events.

Or perhaps like so many others you shrink up and do your best to become invisible.

But regardless of where you fall on that spectrum, one thing is absolutely certain.

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5 Ways to Create Your Own Personal Accelerator | Dan Martell

5 Ways to Create Your Own “Personal” Startup Accelerator

By | Community, Startups, Strategy | 11 Comments

Have you ever dreamed of getting your company accepted to a startup accelerator?

For many founders, getting picked by a top accelerator program feels like the holy grail of early stage entrepreneurship.

Overnight, you and your team are given access to world-class mentorship, tight accountability, educational events, and primetime pitching opps.

In short – all things needed to get you to the next level – FAST.
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How To Build a Startup Community

By | Community, Leadership, Startups | 10 Comments

If you’re feeling lonely in your city (don’t know any other entrepreneurs)… or that it lacks a real sense of community, here’s 3 strategies that will help you create a startup community super quick.

A few years ago when I moved from San Francisco, back to a small town in Canada (to raise my kids)…

I realized I knew more entrepreneurs in every other city in the world than I did in the city I was living in.
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3 Ways To Build An Audience BEFORE Launching Your Startup

By | Community, Events, Marketing, Startups | 11 Comments

Building an audience BEFORE you launch is something that I’ve done for every one of my companies and is a question that I get asked about all of the time.

There’s this misconception that people think that if you can launch a product – then you’re automatically going to have success.

“If you build it, they will come” is NOT true.

Are you familiar with Basecamp (a product from 37signals)?
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50 Years, Not 15 Minutes

By | Community, Life Hacks, Strategy | 6 Comments

Imagine that you met someone at a conference and instead of thinking that you were just going to know them for the next 15 minutes, you actually reframed that and asked yourself, “What if I would know this person for the next 50 years?”

It’s a really interesting question and something that I decided to shift in my thinking about seven years ago.

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