The Startup Project: OLEO Part 2 – Idea Formulation

Looking back now I wish I had been documenting this from the moment of idea inception back in September 2016. I had quit my job at Jiffy Lube that April and was working at Muirfield Village Golf Club as a bartender/server to make some cash and pay the credit card bills I had started to …

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The Startup Project: OLEO Part 1 – Introduction

As many of you know I founded a mobile oil change service called Oleo in Columbus, Ohio. I've been thinking of ways to produce content and add value outside of the service I provide, and what I've found is that people are much more interested in people's stories and journeys than "3 ways to maintain your …

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The “Humility” superpower.

Looking back on my post about the trust bank, I’m starting to see the amazing similarities between the concept of the trust bank and almost every other topic that has to do with interaction and relationships between people. Remember that episode of The Office where Michael falls into the Koi Pond? His initial defensive and …

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“Be Obsessed or Be Average” – Grant Cardone Review

Be Obsessed or Be Average by Grant Cardone was recommended to me by Alex Ogorek. The tone of this book is obvious from the moment you see the cover -- Grant Cardone in a tailored suit and no socks straddling the jet turbine of his private aircraft. Grant has lived an incredible life filled with …

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There is no such thing as an overnight success.

I think a lot of people, but especially entrepreneurs get so hung up on rapid growth and sales, that they miss the critical story behind every single one of these seemingly “overnight successes”. The truth is that almost all successful enterprises experience hockey stick growth -- meaning progress is level or barely increasing over time, …

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What I learned working at Jiffy Lube for 4 months.

Of the 8 people on the schedule, I was one of two people who hadn't been to prison at least once. As a middle class white boy who played lacrosse in the affluent Denver Suburbs -- I was as far away from my comfort zone as I could be… From December 2015 to April 2016, …

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That time I flipped my car in my driveway.

Being at home for the holidays and spending time with my high-school age sisters has made me introspective about my high school experience. Here was one of my high-school defining moments. We lived out in the Colorado country, about 20 minutes away from civilization, so our driveway was a quarter mile long, unpaved, and a …

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How to tell your story in a noisy social world – “Jab, Jab, Jab, Right hook” by Gary Vaynerchuk

“Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook!” is the 2nd book I’ve read by serial entrepreneur and marketing visionary Gary Vaynerchuk. JJJRH expands upon Vaynerchuk’s main premise -- that every platform should be treated like a social networking platform because that’s how the world is choosing to connect and spread information today. Social media isn’t just a …

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