In my early 20’s I was a workaholic.
It took a toll on my health, my relationships and my business…
… although I didn’t know it at the time.
Even though the financial outcome of that work ethic resulted in the acquisition of my company Spheric at 28 years old…
… I wouldn’t do it again.
It was stupid. Read More
When I was 26 I spent $150K to hire a business advisor/coach named Stew.
It was almost all the cash I had left in my business at the time, but I knew if I wanted to play a bigger game I needed to invest in myself and my business.
Here’s one of the many big ideas he taught me:
“Right time, right action.”
This is the way it works… Read More
My hope for this week’s video is to help you avoid burnout.
A few weeks ago I was coaching a client, a modern day martyr who voluntarily went through a 5 year grind of 100+ hour works and missed out on watching his kids grow up.
He was first to leave in the morning and came home after they were in bed.
All in the name of “doing it all for his family.”
That’s such a tonne of crap.
Your family doesn’t want all the “riches”.
They want you.
A present parent. Not an inconvenienced entrepreneur.
No one told you you had to grow your business by 3X over the next 12 months…
… that’s a self inflicted wound.
The good news is I was able to show him a different way.
A more productive way.
One where you can still be driven, grow and build a great business… Read More
How much value did you create today? What about yesterday?
Want to know the best way to score yourself?
You need to learn the Entrepreneurial Scorecard (all credit goes to Todd Herman, creator of the 90 Day Year).
This framework is the only one I’ve found that allows founders to self evaluate their daily activities and accurately measure how those tasks measure up with your business’s growth.
Warning: Read More
IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!
(and I’m wearing my party shirt today!)
It’s also the 100th episode of my YouTube business channel?!
… both fell on the same day!
You think it’s a sign? You betcha!
So, today is a special video 🙂
Over the past 100 weeks I’ve published a video every Monday with insights and strategies to live a bigger life, and grow a bigger business.
Honestly, at first I was worried I’d run out of things to say… Read More
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.
Are you struggling to achieve work/life balance?
So was I…
… actually, I sucked at it.
I was that guy that would show up to parties and family functions strapped to his laptop – don’t judge :).
I hope you’re as lazy as I am.
Which I’ll admit is a very strange thing to say.
Because at first glance, “laziness” is the very antithesis of what being an entrepreneur is all about.