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11 Power Tools I Use To Run a Virtual Business Empire

By on Jul 27, 2015 in Productivity, Software, Time Hacks | 0 comments

Hey Virtual Business Empire builders, we would all love to do more in less time.  The following are 9 power tools I use to get as much done in the least amount of time 🙂 Hopefully there’s 1 that might help you.  Here’s the video: Resources: SimpleMind :  A Mind Mapping tool that turns your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch into a brainstorming, idea collection and thought structuring device. Evernote Helper : A shortcut that easily captures your text, images, and whatever else in seconds and imports into Evernote. TextEdit : Simple text tool with plain formatting.  Stock in Apple OS. Skitch : Put annotations, writing, and notes on images. MySpeed : Change the playback speed of lectures, courses, and videos. Tab for Trello : The quickest way to use Trello. DayOne shortcut : Record life as you live it.  Easily captures your ideas. Jing for Video : Share ideas instantly through the power of video. 1Password : Simple way to hold all your website and ID passwords. YNAB : Simple personal budgeting software to gain control of your finances. TextExpander : Save all your common text responses to shortcuts.   As always these are tools, and you must take action to build your virtual empire 🙂 Is there any tools you love to use?  Put in the comments below! If you liked this post, subscribe to this blog and I’ll be sending you more cool blog posts just like this one. First Name: Email: Leave this field empty if you're...

Top 5 Music Apps For Internet Entrepreneurs That Want Maximum Productivity

By on Jul 13, 2015 in Apps, Productivity | 0 comments

As an internet entrepreneur, you need to get eliminate distractions and maximize your time/efficiency output.  Whether at a cafe, or beachside restaurant, streaming music is the future of how we’re listening to music. Lucky for us, there’s a number of different options to choose from.  Here’s the top 5 music apps for Internet Entrepreneurs that want maximum productivity…   1.  Spotify   Spotify is a streaming music service that made a huge splash in the music industry for being one of the first on the scene.  For working, I like the FOCUS section, which has a wide selection of music tailored to help you focus. You can listen to for free, or you can pay $9.99/month and be ad-free, unlimited skips, listen to in off-line mode, and HQ quality streams.  All in all, Spotify’s playlists are quite impressive.  They have an easy layout, good playlist selection, and it’s nice to see what your friends are listening to.   2. DI Radio   You looking for a dedicated streaming service focused on electronic music?  DI.fm is a fantastic choice.  I have 5 playlists saved, and usually work to high BPM (beats per minute) tracks to get me into flow.  Vocal Trance is one of my favourites.  Stimulates both my mind and emotions.   3. SoundCloud   Great for long DJ sets.  You’ll discover the newest electronic tracks on SoundCloud.  Subscribe to a few people that have good music you like, and you’ll get never ending feeds of DJ sets.  Create some playlists and you’re good to go with professional DJ sets.   4. 8Tracks   8Tracks is another favourite.  What’s unique about 8Tracks is you enter 2 words that resembles your mood, setting, genre, or artist, and then it narrows results based on what you chose.  Also, the playlists are submitted by the users, instead of internal staff, so you get some pretty cool music that you wouldn’t normally here before.  Type in Focus, and you’ll get music to suit your needs.   5. Apple Music   New on the scene is Apple Music, and they have big plans to eat up the competition.  Similar to Spotify’s format, it learns what you listen to and recommends a tailored play list, offline access to your music, unlimited skips, and integrates well with your Apple devices.  It’s still new, so time will tell how they develop Apple Music. Do you have any recommended music apps not listed?     If you liked this post, subscribe to this blog and I’ll be sending you more cool blog posts just like this one. First Name: Email: Leave this field empty if you're...

How To Pack For Bali If You’re an Internet Entrepreneur

By on Jun 29, 2015 in Travel | 0 comments

I get a lot of questions on how to pack for Bali. Many people travel from the around the world to get to Bali, so it’s a great question. Moreover, what if you’re an internet entrepreneur, or someone who works online?  This should give you some insight….   This is what I packed for this trip:   Laptop (pictured is my rental because my 15′ Macbook Pro broke down) Make sure to get travel insurance to cover electronics, this could’ve saved me over $1,500 Iphone 6+ (being used to take picture) I used to carry a SLR camera.  There’s no point now, camera phones are much better for portability and picture quality is great. Blender (Nurti-Bullet) I didn’t use this once because my blades got flagged at airport security.  You can get green smoothies for about $2 at restaurants. Knee brace – I brought this for kite-boarding Stand up desk (by Ninja) – I didn’t use the standup desk once…I always worked at cafe’s and co-working spaces Stand up seat (by Mogo) Travel luggage (Eagle Creek) – I don’t like big backpacks.  This rolling bag is so much easier an Eagle Creek has lifetime guarantees. North face jacket – I didn’t wear a jacket once. Travel clothes compactor (Eagle Creek) – This is awesome, it packs the clothes very compact. Portable harddrive – Essential. DJ cable (Griffen) – For those pool parties your wanna throw 🙂 Noise canceling head phones (Klipsch) – Awesome, water resistant, and I love the noise cancelling. Sunglasses (Oakley) – Great for on the scooter. Travel plug converter – You can get them in Bali for about .50. Wireless keyboard and trackpad (Apple) – Hardly used because I didn’t use my standup desk. Eagle Creek pack Notepad (Moleskine/Mont Blanc) Selfie stick – Used a couple times only. Toiletries Shoes (Dress, Vibrams, Native) – Vibrams are amazing, I brought flip flops last time but these are far superior.  I didn’t use my dress vans once…just Vibrams and Native shoes. Belt Shorts (3 casual, 1 swimming, 1 workout) Jeans (1) – I wore these once maybe. Tank-tops (3 casual, 1 workout) T-shirts (5 casual) -Icebreaker is awesome, perfect for all weather conditions. Underwear (4) – Icebreaker is awesome for these too, no odor, great for working out. Socks (3) – Didn’t wear these once aside from going to Singapore. Hat – It gets bright on the beach! Wrist sweat bands – Used for workouts and ecstatic dance. Travel towel – Great for going to beach. What essentials would I pack next time?   Laptop and case Iphone (See if there’s a wireless lapel to do videos) Travel luggage with day pack Travel packs (those one from Eagel Creek) 3 Casual Shorts 4 Tank Tops 4 T-Shirts (More Icebreaker) 3 Underwear (All Icebreaker) 1 Socks (Icebreaker) Hat Travel towel Shoes (Vibram, Vans, maybe thin flip flops) DJ cable Headphones Sunglasses Notepad Insurance for electronics 🙂 Remember, travel as light as possible.  Look at what you pack and ask yourself if it’s essential.  You can always by stuff here in Bali, but stuff like electronics and name brand clothes are harder to come by, or have premium pricing. Hope that helps!  Let me know if you have any questions. Do you have a must-have that’s not on that list?  Please share in the comments!         If you liked this post, subscribe to this blog and I’ll be sending you more cool blog posts just like this one. First Name: Email: Leave this field empty if you're...

Book Summary: Think and Grow Rich

By on Jun 15, 2015 in Book Summary | 0 comments

If you want to have a virtual empire that you can run from anywhere in the world, you’ve got to have the right mindset from the start. In this Exec Summary, I give you the juice to the famous book “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill.   To achieve your goals you must have a burning desire.   Have you ever been at the point where you’re low on money and all the sudden the terror kicks in?  The pain is so sharp, it causes you to become really stressed.  So stressed in fact, that you’re scrap all your plans and reprioritize your life!  You must get to that state. Lots of us wish to achieve our goals, but what separates those who do and those who don’t is a BURNING DESIRE.   The basis of every achievement is goal setting and planning.   Every success story begins with people who are clear on what they want.  If you have a goal that’s floating in some undetermined time in the future, you’ll commit half-heartedly to it. Get specific, write the goal down with a date. Next you must create a plan to achieve your goal. This plan must outline the precise steps you must take to achieve the goal.  Don’t over plan! Once you’ve got your plan, get cracking! Don’t waste time wondering if the plan is right, just get going!  Read your plan twice daily, once in the morning and once at night.   Have an unwavering faith in yourself.   Have an unwavering faith in yourself that you will achieve your goals.  You can only achieve your goals when you have confidence in yourself.  Once you start to see a little success, the confidence will grow and grow.  Having faith in ourselves has an enormous influence on our self-image.   Use auto-suggestion to influence your behavior.   To use auto-suggestion effectively depends on your capacity CONCENTRATE on a given DESIRE until that desire becomes a BURNING OBSESSION.  Read ALOUD twice daily the written statement of your DESIRE FOR MONEY.  SEE AND FEEL already in possession of the money! You must see the physical appearance of the money.  DEMAND and EXPECT your money!  Your subconscious mind will create the plans you need. Be on the alert for these plans, when they appear put them into ACTION IMMEDIATELY! When the plans appear they will ‘flash’ into your mind as an ‘inspiration’.   Knowledge is power.   Take the time to learn what you need to achieve your goals.  If you want to be successful you don’t need to stuff your head with a bunch of facts.  It’s much more important to acquire the right experiences and knowledge for the particular goal you want to achieve.  Know who you can ask for the knowledge.  Surround yourself with a network of experts who share the specialized knowledge you are seeking, it’s much easier to do this then learn it yourself.   Imagination is where you turn your dreams into reality.   Every success starts with an idea.  Einstein said “Imagination is everything.  It is the preview to life’s coming attractions”.  You must visualize and focus on your desire.  There’s creative imagination and synthetic imagination.  Creative is when you can come up with completely new things, like artists and writers.  Synthetic is arranging old ideas into new ideas, for example when Sony creating the walkman by further developing the dictaphone into the walkman.   Be decisive and determined.   Make a firm decision and stick to it.  Don’t let others make your decision for you, and don’t procrastinate.  The analysis of multi-millionaires revealed that they were used to making split-second decisions and once they made them, they stood firmly behind them.   Only the persistent will succeed.   Keep working towards your goals no matter what obstacles get in your way. Rise above the challenges that are thrown at you and keep focusing on your goal.  Never lost sight of your goals.   Power of a mastermind.   The bigger the goal, the more complex the planning; the more complex the planning, the more difficult the goal’s execution, the more difficult the execution, the more dependent the brains behind the project.  Surround yourself with like minded people who are working towards a common goal, this will create synergy which is an unstoppable force. “What the mind of human can conceive and believe, it can achieve”   If you liked this post, subscribe to this blog and I’ll be sending you more cool blog posts just like this one. First Name: Email: Leave this field empty if you're...

How I Went From Reading 1 Book Every 3 Months To 1 Book a Day

By on Jun 1, 2015 in Entrepreneurship, Productivity, Time Hacks | 0 comments

As entrepreneurs, if we’re not keeping up with the latest books, we’re being left behind. How many books have you read in the last month?  I’m guessing no more than 2. With so many great business books being released, there’s simply not enough time to read them all. So how do you plan to keep with all the business books? This is the question I asked myself every time I went to a bookstore.  I almost resented going to bookstores because I knew there were so many books I should be reading – but wasn’t.  My Amazon wish list is a non-stop, ever expanding list! Then one day I watched this video on the importance of reading books, and it really struck home: Tai mentions a few things that really made me think about reading more books. Namely, instead of trying to read the whole book and understand every concept, it’s better to be a gold digger – seeking out just one life changing idea. This is huge. Books have a general topic or theme and they’re usually filled with a bunch of fluff in order to sell the book.  At the end of the day, there’s so much wasted clutter. This spurred me to immediately take action.  I found an app I had in the past that did exactly what Tai was saying…it provided short summaries that described the key concepts of non-fiction bestsellers. The app is Blinkist, and you can download it here. Discovering this app has literally changed my life.  Instead reading 1 book every 3 months, I’m now reading 1 book a day! During my morning ritual, I read for 20 minutes after breakfast, usually reading the whole book.  Throughout the day, I’ll either finish reading the book or make highlights (it easily keeps track of all the highlights).  Then at night I review the highlights and remind myself of the key concepts.  Boom! One book a day, with highlights and review. The great thing is I actually feel like a read the book. If I find the book’s content resonates with me, I’ll buy the book to go more in detail. As one review states: “The app is so good, it feels like I’m cheating” Here’s to dramatically increase your reading speed, and your life! Have a question you want answered? Do you have something that works for you?   If you liked this post, subscribe to this blog and I’ll be sending you more cool blog posts just like this one. First Name: Email: Leave this field empty if you're...