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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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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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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

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 Create an Authority Engine by Dan Martell

How To Create An Authority Engine (Personal Brand)

By | Leadership, Marketing, Speaking, Startups | 17 Comments

Do you consider yourself to be an expert in your field?

So many founders that I meet aren’t shy to make that claim.

And like them, perhaps you’ve also paid your dues, put in the time, and built something awesome.

But unless the market actually PERCEIVES you as an authority on that topic, all that hard-earned domain expertise isn’t providing you leverage.

That’s just the truth.

Cause here’s the thing…
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