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More Value = More Money. What Every Entrepreneur Needs To Know.

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More Value = More Money. What Every Entrepreneur Needs To Know.

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. – Albert Einstein Want to know what separates the wealthy from the poor? Value. Yes that’s right…value. The secret that wealthy people have figured out, is they’ve figured out had to add more value, to more people. Take for example a teacher.  If the teacher has a class of students, they’ll make ‘X’ amount of money, but their earning capacity is capped.  Now take another teacher, who’s taken his class materials, put them on the internet and broadens his scope of how many people he can add value to, and now he can make millions per year. Same thing goes for any business scenario.  If you’re not getting the economic results you’re looking for, it’s simply you aren’t adding enough value to other people. The secret to economic success is to understand how to become more valuable in the marketplace.  To have more, you have to be more and give more.  We get paid for bringing value to the marketplace. We don’t get paid for time, we get paid for value. Stop thinking about the time you are putting forward, and think about the value you are giving. One person working at McDonalds counter can earn $5.60/hr, because they’re working in an automated job, versus the CEO of Disney earned $52 million/year, because he’s turned around the company and it’s made over a billion.  …stop thinking about time and think about value you contributing. Is it possible to earn 10x more then you’re currently making? Absolutely.  All you have to do to earn more money in the same amount of time is simply become more valuable. Your income is in direct correlation to your contribution. Money wealth = more contribution. Period. Stop focusing what’s outside your control, and focus what’s inside your control. Instead of thinking about 10x effort, think 10x value.  If you’re charging $10 for your product, then give $100 in value.  This is the real key. Find a way to improve yourself and your product, so you could serve more, do more, become better, and thereby adding more value to the marketplace. You can not earn without adding value. The only way to become wealthy is adding more value to people’s lives then anybody else is adding. Become obsessed to find ways to do more for others than anyone else is doing, in less time. If you wish to become great, learn to become the servant of many. Find a way to serve more, and you can earn more.  Find a way to serve millions, and you can earn millions.  This is the law of value. How about you? What are you going to do to add more value to the marketplace? How are you going to ensure abundance rather than struggle? 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...

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19 iPhone Travel Apps You Need To Know

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I love traveling.  Here’s 10 iphone travel apps that will make the most out of your time while traveling: Trello Great for capturing ideas throughout the day.  I use it to follow the GTD (Getting Things Done) methodology.  Simple and effective tool. Pomodoro For those that know about the benefits of the Pomodoro time system.  This is the best tool I’ve seen for it.  Also like the round tracking and daily goal total…it keeps you focused. Drive Google Docs is awesome.  Google Drive is the app that stores them all and gives you online storage for all your files.  Better then Dropbox right now because the office suite is  built in. iMovie Awesome for shooting and editing videos.  Gone are the days you need a computer, this app is awesome.  I create vision board movies and watch them daily. Audible The amount of time I spend on a scooter or in transit is a lot.  Therefore a subscription to audible with audio books is paramount to maximizing my time. Kindle Sure I love old school books, but to have ALL my books in my phone is priceless.  I read on it daily.  I love the highlighting feature for easy future referencing. Evernote Goes without saying that this is a killer app.  I scan all my tickets, my screenshots, and pretty much any other note.  Great app. Expense Keeping track of your finances is key.  This is one of the best that I’ve seen.  Simple layout, quick and easy to enter transactions. Day One Journals are very rewarding to get your thoughts out.  This is the best there is.  I do a photo a day as well. djay 2 Got a pool party?  Use this app to setup turntables, and combine their DJ cable for a complete DJ setup 8Tracks In the morning I listen to motivation playlists to get me juiced up, in the gym I listen to gym tracks, and for parties you can select playlists for that too. Instagram Visual app to showcase all your travel pics! Skype Communicate with your team, family, colleagues.  Setup a local number and make outbound calls from your hometown. Airbnb Search for awesome places to stay at! Time Buddy Easily convert your current timezone with people in other timezones. 1Password Store all your passwords, identity, and other card info in this app. TripAdvisor Great for finding fun things to do, restaurants, and other interests.  Rate it by ratings and you’re liking to find great stuff! Converter Convert currency, weight, distance and everything else in snap. Facebook Messenger I removed Facebook from my iphone recently and like the less distractions.  However I still love communicating through Facebook, this app makes this doable. There you have it, 19 awesome travel apps you need to know! Got other suggestions?  Let me know about them!   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...

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Experience Your Ultimate Potential By Using The 5 Second Rule

Posted by on 3:51 am in Lifestyle Design, Mindset Hacks, Productivity | 0 comments

Getting what you want is simple – but not easy.  It takes force. Watch this video: Today there’s more information then ever before.  You can go find information on how to do anything.  Start a business, learn a skill, build a house…pretty much anything can be found online.  You can find lots of blogs and model the exact person you want to emulate. Find someone you want to become, study them, become them. It’s simple – but not easy. In the video, Mel Robbins says we have two parts to our brain.  One is the Auto-Pilot mode, and the other is the Emergency Brake. Our brain wants to keep us on track.  It wants to conserve energy.  If there’s danger, it wants to have energy available in store to save us.  Our job, our friends, our home, our habits, our health…everything is kept in check by our brain wanting to keep us in routine.  If there’s sign of getting us out of routine, our brain puts on the emergency brake and keeps us in check. It’s the routine that’s killing us. People say “I’m Fine” to everything.  Their job is Fine, their body is Fine, their home is Fine, everything is just Fine.  The thing is, everything you really want in life, is just outside your comfort zone.  That girl you want to meet, that business you want to start, that vacation you want to take…the juice of requires you to push beyond your comfort zone (or as Mel say ‘Force’ yourself). How many times have you heard champion athletes, business people, celebrities and others saying they felt fear, but did it anyway.  This is the point you need to be at. You have things you want, so you need to act on your intuition. Mel Robbins, employs this by giving the 5 SECOND RULE.   5 Second Rule   To get past your feelings, and get on track to achieving your dreams, whenever you have an intuition to do something, do it within 5 seconds.  If you don’t do it within 5 seconds, your brain will turn the emergency brake on and kill the impulse. You’ll then not take action, and you wont get what you want.  You’ll be wasting your life away, being complacent, likely living for the weekends drinking and escaping life, rather then living what’s inside of you. Therefore, practice the 5 second rule by FORCING yourself to take action within 5 seconds, no matter what it is, and after doing so you’ll undoubtedly feel amazing by doing so. When you get in the habit of forcing yourself to act within 5 seconds, you’ll addicted to being living to your intuition, and then life will be in synchronicity, and amazing things will start showing up as it was magic…but you’ll have to consistently act within 5 seconds otherwise your brain will pull the emergency brake, and you’ll kill the impulses of your unique life. Go an impulse to do something now?  Go do it! 🙂   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...

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BOOK SUMMARY: The Four Agreements

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BOOK SUMMARY: The Four Agreements

BOOK SUMMARY: The Four Agreements: Your Guide To Personal Freedom   This book is a classic, its principles can be applied by everyone.  These four principles are essential concepts for your personal freedom.  When you incorporate these beliefs, the author, Miguel Ruiz, says your life will “become filled with grace, peace, and unconditional love.”   Be Impeccable With Your Word   Speak with honesty, don’t waste your breath.  Say only what you mean.  Speak from the heart.  Avoid speaking to gossip about others or against yourself.  Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.  Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.   Don’t Take Anything Personally   Nothing others do is because of you.  What others say and do is a projection of their own reality.  When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of pointless suffering.   Don’t Make Assumptions   Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you truly desire.  When communicating with others, communicate as clearly as possible to avoid misunderstandings, drama.  Apply this principle and you can see remarkable differences.   Always Do Your Best   Your best will change from moment to moment.  When you are sick for example, it will be difference then if your healthy.  Simply put, under any circumstance always do your best.  When you do your best, you will avoid regret, self-judgement, and live life to your fullest. Have you applied these principles?  Do you have any thoughts on the above principles?  Share your feedback. 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 human: activate javascript activate...

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3 Steps To Bouncing Back From Setbacks

Posted by on 11:41 am in Gratitude, Mindset Hacks | 0 comments

Recently while traveling, my laptop unexpectedly died.  Suddenly my productivity totally dropped, and things started to pile up.It was a vicious cycle. It seemed like nothing was going my way. I am very dependant on my computer to run my businesses, and right now I’m in a startup stage with two new businesses.  So the timing couldn’t be worse.  Add to that, the price to fix the laptop is equal to a 2nd hand car here, so it’s not the best thing to happen. So here’s the 3 steps I learnt to getting over setbacks:   1.  Be Grateful   For all the setbacks we have, think about how lucky you are to have the life you have.  For me, I’m in Bali…the weather is amazing, people have a great energy, food is delicious, etc. Even though my primary way to operate my business is taken away, many people will love to have the life I have. If possible, quantify the setback, and know you can make it back quickly. Recognize all the great things you have in your life. On the grand scheme, it’s likely a very minor thing, so don’t get caught up on it. Remember to smile 🙂 2. Forward-Looking Intentions   Instead of circling in the pity of your setback and becoming a victim, set your intentions on looking forward.  Don’t dwell on the past. Regain control and make a list of the things you can learn and apply so it doesn’t happen in the future. Learn the power of expecting, and expect great things to come into your life very soon. Even if you can’t how they’ll happen, trust that great stuff is coming your way. Know that setbacks happen to everyone, and that it happened for a reason to make you stronger and rise above. Champions fall, and bounce back stronger. Believe something good is going to happen, and you’ll attract good things. Focus on getting control of yourself, don’t get consumed by pointless social media browsing. Be resourceful.  Who can you contact to help you move forward?   3. Take Action   Now that you’ve reprogrammed your mind, it’s time to take action.  If you’re consistently playing things in your mind, but not taking any action, you want see any tangible results. Conversely, once you take action, you’ll start to build momentum.  At first it’ll be hard to take action, but you’ll very soon start to see results, and once you see some results, you’ll reinforce your belief, thereby taking more action.  Get around other people that are inspiring and you can connect with. Go to the gym and blast out a great workout. Do you have something that worked for you?  I’d love to hear it.  Post your 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...

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Top 7 Websites I Use While Traveling

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Top 7 Websites I Use While Traveling

I have a solid work routine when traveling.  These are the top 7 websites I use consistently while traveling to make my life easier and more enjoyable… DI.fm A huge selection of electronic music playlists.  I regularly listen to the vocal trance playlist while working because the high bpm and varitation in music gets me in the groove and keeps me focused. Recently I got some new headphones and bought the premium version of this site, giving greater sound and no ads.  A close alternative 8tracks or YouTube for music playlists. WorldTimeBuddy This is the easiest website I’ve seen for converting local time to other timezones, ie the time back home.  The interface is very easy to visually see the different times.  It’s a cinch to use and very efficient. Airbnb Porbably the easiest site to find places to stay.  Sure the prices will be higher then normal, but the ease of finding properties makes it worth while.  Otherwise you’ll be going through countless ads, popups, and other annying travel websites. Facebook For networking this invaluable.  Also for event invites.  Everyone seems to be on facebook, and its great to learn more about people that you meet or are about to meet.  It’s easy to get distracted, but if you can have discipline to use it, the powers are huge. Audible  While on the scooter, in taxis, or any downtime, listening and getting educated at the same time is great for maximizing any wasted time.  I get one new audio book a month and it keeps me exciting to get more and apply what I’m learning. Calendly For arranging call meeting times with anyone, this is a great website.  Just put in your local time, set the desired times for a call and the website does the rest by automatically changing to the persons local time so they can book a time that works for them. Tripadvisor A great database of restaurants and activities in many cities.  I go on here and filter the activities I’m interested in and the site will sort the top activities based on reviews.  It saves a ton of time searching for stuff to do.  A great community of users, with helpful information. There you have it, 5 really useful websites I use consistently while traveling.  Have any suggestions for other helpful ones, please let me...

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2 Life Lessons I Learned From a Wealthy Hotel Investor

Posted by on 7:58 am in Mindset Hacks, Productivity | 0 comments

Recently I had business meeting with a guy who owns 8 hotels.  If he were to walk by you on the street you would have no idea. Until you talk to him….he had a certain poise and conviction in his voice. He articulated his response emphasizing his words with subtle hand gestures, reaffirming his message.  His words had wisdom and sense of belief. We got talking about his past and wrote drove him to build so much wealth. (I’ll tell you his reasons, and then give you the 2 lessons after)   His reasons, were because he never wanted to be poor and the freedom the wealth gave him. He said he could pickup his phone and travel anywhere in the world, knowing he had a top notch team handling everything.  Simple yet profound reasons. But digging further, he was more interested in sharing his 2 lessons someone needed to reach his position.   1. Hard Work   We hear it all the time…work hard, work hard, work hard.  But what does this really mean? And then it finally clicked. Working loooong hours is working hard.  But are you doing the HARD and difficult work? Successful people have a habit of doing the Hard Work.  This is the crap you don’t want to do.  You know the stuff, you have it everyday.  But instead of doing the hard work, you do tons of the easy work…and by working long hours you think you’re getting shit done, but ultimately you’re doing a bunch of stuff that has little impact. Takeaway:  You only have so much willpower in your day, so get in the habit of doing the ‘hard work’ as early as possible when you have the highest willpower.  By doing so, you’ll get the important stuff done when you have the most energy, and then once you’re done, you’ll get even more momentum because you’ve accomplished the difficult tasks.  That’s doing Hard Work.   2. The People You Mix With    It’s often said that you are the average sum of the 5 closest people around you. For this guy, he surrounded himself with awesome people.  People that could get shit done.  People he could trust.  People that were better then him. He became the guy who put the talent together, and they took over from there. Get serious about who you hang with. For me, I created a contact list in my phone of my TOP 5.  These are people that I want to associate with. After regularly contacting the Top 5, I’ve been able to forge new business relationships, get access to lifestyle luxuries, and elevate my game to the next level. Takeaway:  You are the average sum of the 5 closest people around you.  Be proactive about spending time with people who are making tons of money, living the lifestyle you want, or any other goals you desire.  By regularly contacting them, you’ll eventually find a shared interest, and soon you’ll be operating their level. BOOM!  There you have it.  2 awesome lessons from a wealthy hotel investor. Go take action and rock it to the next level! 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...

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The Secret Tool I Used To Survive Burning Man

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Burning Man tests people on all levels.  The conditions are so extreme that at some point you will be tested both physically and mentally.  During the day it gets extremely hot, and at night it gets very cold (even though it’s in the middle of the desert). Aside from the weather, the music, art cars, and theme camps are blasting with music, cheering, laughter, and other background noise. All this commotion can literally go 24×7 for as long as the event – and it progressively gets more intense. If you want to survive and thrive the whole event, you must get adequate rest and relaxation. Thankfully, just before I left, a good friend gave me a tool that would greatly improve my burning man experience (and other times I need to get recharged). What is this secret tool? It’s called the Energizer Nap.  It’s an audio track that’s scientifically engineered to put you to sleep and then wake you up to a calm and alert state, using powerful binaural tones. The science behind the energizing nap, is it uses a series of binaural brainwave frequencies, instructed by a person’s voice, and combined with soothing ambient sounds to create the perfect power nap. The audio’s come in 3 versions (10 minute, 15 minute, and 20 minute), but I’ve found the 15 minute version to be the best.  Listening to the 15 minute audio, I felt like it was the equivalent of an hour or more rest. While others at Burning Man were trying to get hours of rest, I was listening to the Energizer Nap audios, getting highly focused power naps in a fraction of the time…resting my mind and recharging my body. I’ve since been listening to this audio whenever I need a power nap. It’s a power nap game changer! For your pleasure, I have uploaded the track here so you can use it. Download Here (Right Click and Save Link As) Get ready for the most rewarding power naps you’ve every had! 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...

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The Easiest and Most Powerful Goal Setting Program

Posted by on 6:51 pm in Lifestyle Design, Productivity | Comments Off on The Easiest and Most Powerful Goal Setting Program

Most people set the standard 1 year resolutions (and rarely review them), 1 month goals, and daily to-do lists.  But what if I said you could do more in 3 months then most people do in 1 year? The solution is the 3x2x1 program.  It breaks up the year into short time blocks that are close enough to make the sense of urgency real, and at the same time far away enough to make a bold/profound change.   3 Month Transformation Goals   It’s been said that in 3 months (90 days), you are able to make bold transformations and still be able to maintain a sense of urgency.  Anything beyond 3 months is susceptible to too many variables.  Therefore anything beyond 3 months should be treated as a ‘vision’, and 3 month targets should be ‘goals’.  These goals are close enough to excite you, yet far enough that if you take correct action everyday can make a HUGE difference.  So much so, that your 3 month goals could be someone else’s 1 year goals.  This short term focus will amp up your emotions and get you to take action, instead of procrastinating…because 1 year seems like a long time away.   2 Week Tasks   Next up is the 2 week tasks.  Instead of having just 1 month goals, why not increase the urgency, really maximizing on your time (and fulfillment), and make them into 2 weeks tasks.  A goal might be to earn ‘X amount’, but a task is to make ‘X amount of sales leads’.  The tasks are concrete action steps  you can personally take.  These have a clear quantifiable end point.  Each goal should have at least 1 task pushing it along.  Or you can have multiple tasks to amplify the momentum of reaching the goal. 1 Week Accountabilities   From 2 week accountabilities, you have your weekly accountabilities.  These are the tasks you set out to complete in the current week.  All these accountabilities should be quantifiable to achieve, i.e. I will do my morning ritual 4x this week. It’s also recommended to have an accountability group to hold you up to accountability of completing them.  This is one of the most ways to ensure you’re keeping on target and not slacking or being lazy. In a future post I’ll show you my exact template I use to categorize each goal area and supporting action steps, along with a vision board in each category. Hope you enjoyed this post! What goal programs do you use? What’s your biggest tip on goal setting? 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...

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7 Reasons Why Kiteboarding Will Train You To Be a Kick-Ass Entrepreneur

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7 Reasons Why Kiteboarding Will Train You To Be a Kick-Ass Entrepreneur

Typical kiteboarders are entrepreneurial, adventure minded, successful, and focused, but they’re also open minded, playful, and fun-spirited.  Most notably, kiteboarding attracts people who are willing to take a risk, in exotic conditions, in order for a potential huge reward.  It’s no wonder why kiteboarding is one of Richard Branson’s favourite hobbies. 1. Fundamentals are key.   There’s a big learning curve with kiteboarding.  Jumping in without proper training, and you’re sure to wash up on the beach.  Fundamentals are key.  You must check your safety gear, your riding equipment, and the water conditions before each ride. Similarly, entrepreneurs must assess market conditions, business plans, and human resource aspects before diving in.  Do the fundamentals.   2. Perfect conditions are rare, don’t procrastinate.   If you’re looking for perfect conditions to start, you’ll be waiting a long time.  Sometimes the wind is off, the water is choppy, or an array of other things aren’t as perfect as you were hoping.  The important thing is meeting about 80% of your criteria, then taking action. Just like in business, the market could be off timing, cost of goods could be high, or markets could be over saturated.  Research the market and jump in.   3. Starting is the hardest part.   With all the complex equipment, kiteboarding can be overwhelming.  Practice and perseverance are critical to getting over the resistance of starting.  Just like in starting a new business, there’s so many moving parts, from product development, lead generation, fulfillment, customer service, financials, etc.  Just get started one step at a time and eventually you’ll be riding with joy.   4. Create leverage.   For most new kiteboarders the kite is the scariest part.  However, learn how the kite works, and you can leverage it to create unbelievable leverage.  Point the kite in one direction, and it will create a surge of energy.  Same thing with business.  Look at the points in your business where you can put in minimal effort and get maximized return.  Delegate for ultimate leverage.   5. Commitment gets you the big air.   You won’t see kiteboarders mindlessly riding around.  The opposite, they are poised, focused, and committing to every move.  Once they see a wave, they commit fully and the results follow soon after.  They leap into the air…twisting, flipping, riding rails, or whatever reward they want to savour.  Commit and the results will follow.   6. Don’t blame circumstances, adapt to them.   In kiteboarding the wind is fickle.  The wind direction and speed change at a moments notice.  Kiteboarder’s who don’t adapt will be tossed around like a wet noodle.  Kiteboarders must anticipate great things, but if conditions change they must readjust their plans to deal with it.  Just like in business, you must adapt to customers feedback, new competitors, employee issues, or any other number of factors.  When changes occur, adapt quickly.   7. Tools don’t cut it, implementation does.   You could have the best kite, coolest board, newest harness, or any other piece equipment, but if you don’t know how to use them, it’s pointless.  In business, you can have the best computer, software, mastermind, etc, but without implementation you’ll never get the results you’re seeking. Implementation, implementation, implementation. Go out there and apply the things you know you should act on.  Forget about the ‘perfect’ day/time, just take action and adjust as...

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