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What Paper Airplanes Have Taught Me About Success

March 12, 2014

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Standing on the edge of a large cliff in the mountains of Southern Oregon, we prepared our plane for launch. The paper airplane glided back and forth across the valley below for what seemed like forever before it finally clipped the top of a tall Douglas Fir tree. It was almost magical. We had made […]

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What I’ve Learned While Working Remotely

February 25, 2014

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We are just wrapping up our month long visit to the Big Island of Hawaii. I say visit and not vacation because the first two weeks here I worked a regular work day. I extended our trip because I wanted to experiment with working remotely, and I wanted our family to be here as long […]

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The High School Startup

February 13, 2014

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As I opened the email three words jumped off the screen. High school students. Yes!, I said out loud to my wife. Some high school kids are doing this! Kyle and Nick, two high school seniors outside of Boston had started their own appliance business. Here’s their story. It started for Kyle at the age […]

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10 Things I Wish I Would Have Known in High School

February 6, 2014

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In our culture today, almost nothing is expected of our youth until after they reach adulthood, that glorious day that we have held up for decades, the day one graduates from college. It’s the beautiful day in which all young people are supposed to magically stop wasting all their time, blowing all their money, get […]

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Why I Started A School

January 21, 2014

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A year ago I got an email from a reader asking me how to get into the appliance business. I ended up coaching him for an hour, and 10 months later he’s made more money buying, selling and repairing appliances than at any job he’s ever had. After that, I went on to coach dozens […]

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Still Earning My Living on Craigslist: 2013 in Review

January 6, 2014

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I was really discouraged the other day as I looked out before me and could see nothing but obstacles. It’s easy for me to focus on the things that need to be worked on and lose sight of the growth and improvements that have recently taken place. So I started reflecting on this past year […]

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How I Got Out of Debt

December 5, 2013

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Three years ago this past month, I sat down for coffee with my friend Jeremy at a Starbucks near our house. Almost 25k in credit card debt, behind on all our payments and ready to walk away from the debts, he talked me out of it. He encouraged me to use the last of my money […]

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What Every Entrepreneur Needs

October 31, 2013

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Elon Musk describes life as an entrepreneur as being “like eating glass and staring into the abyss of death.” It can be painful, lonely and depressing. Discouragement is a frequent visitor to the often worn out entrepreneur. Though many entrepreneurs may be extremely gifted, they still need help. The self made entrepreneur is a myth. […]

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10 Tips That Will Make You More Money on Craigslist

August 25, 2013

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“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Albert Einstein Over the course of my life I have come upon many a problem that I was not able to conquer because I kept doing the same thing over and over again hoping for different results. Today I want to share […]

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Prepare for Opportunities

June 11, 2013

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As the man drove around the corner, something sitting by the curb caught his eye. He pulled over and loaded the newer electric dryer into the back of his pickup with the rest of his scrap metal. His truck now full, he started making his way out of the neighborhood towards the scrap yard. A […]

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