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“Founder Dinners” a Micro-Doc

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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

How to Be Productive by Dan Martell

4 Ways to Design Your Productivity

By | Life Hacks, Personal | 16 Comments

On a scale of 1-10, how productive do you feel in your business?

5?

6 if you’re lucky?

For a topic so extensively discussed, it’s alarming to see how many entrepreneurs still struggle with productivity.

How even with the BEST intentions and most bulletproof “to-do” lists, our days can still be hijacked by busy work and flash fires, instead of the the needle-moving activities that actually bring us closer to our goals.
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Finding a Mentor Is Easier Than You Think

By | Life Hacks, Startups, Strategy | 31 Comments

When I was 26, I was on the verge of entrepreneurial collapse.

My company, Spheric Technologies, was in a rapid growth phase, and I found myself in a constant struggle to keep my head above water.

I was stressed out, running out of money, and unsure if I was fit for the job.

I was taking more punches than I could take.

One blow after another.

I was ready to throw in the towel.
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Proactive vs. Reactive: 5 Success Principles To Get The Most Out of Life

By | Education, Life Hacks, Personal, Strategy | 17 Comments

You either live a proactive life (where you decided what you want out of it), or reactive (where you react to the world around you).

Unhappy people live reactively. They believe their life happens to them and they have no power to change that.

Successful entrepreneurs are highly proactive.

They create the world they want to live in.
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Startup Family: How To Find Balance When Building a Company

By | Life Hacks, Personal, Startups | 18 Comments

4 years ago I was living in San Francisco when my fiancee came home and told me she was pregnant.

This happened to be the same week I started my new startup Clarity.

A few months later she decided to partner with a friend and start a new marketing agency Onboardly.

On top of that, we figured we wanted to be closer to family so we started work on a small summer home near our family back home in Canada.

In the middle of all this I raised $1.6M in funding to scale my new startup.
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How To Get Unstuck: 3 Strategies To Kick It Back Into High Gear

By | Life Hacks, Motivation, Strategy | 8 Comments

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Today I want to share with you something that’s near and dear to my heart… the idea of getting unstuck.

Recently I was sitting down with a friend of mine and I was asking him what his plans were for the rest of the year – since we were already half way through the year – and he told me that he just didn’t feel connected to his business anymore.

His business was doing well – he actually hasn’t worked a whole lot – and his business continues to go along. But what really threw me off was that he used the word “comfortable”… he said, “I just feel comfortable.”
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