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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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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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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What I learned writing for 30 days straight.

One month ago today, I started publishing my posts publicly to all of you. I did a “halfway” check in a couple weeks ago, but I wanted to take this post to reflect on what I learned and gained from doing this little experiment. After 30 posts and 1,267 pageviews, I have completed a full …

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You are going to fail your New Year’s Resolution. (Part 1/2)

People get in the habit of starting to think about their New Year's Resolutions in November and December, saying “I really want to start writing/swimming/studying/exercising/reading more in 2017” , as if the date January 1st is a magical date that makes it easier to reset and start anew. Now some people don't really care about …

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