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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We started an Energy Drink Brand! Here’s why it didn’t work…

Wake Up Juice was an energy drink brand created by Simon and Me in 2014 during our time at Student Painters. The problem we (and everybody else on the planet let's be honest) were having was waking up in the morning with abundant energy. Wake Up Juice would be a beverage that you drank first thing in …

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I wrote a book, and someone hated it.

Imagine you are in bed trying to fall asleep. You toss and turn for a bit, thinking about your day and what you have to do tomorrow. You finally find a comfortable position start to drift off. Your thoughts wander and meander, and without warning or notice, a surge of fear grips you. You were …

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The worst thing a potential entrepreneur can (not) say about their idea.

As a person with entrepreneurial tendencies I try to run in a lot of circles with idea people. Commonly,  I’ll meet someone at an event or gathering and over drinks (which is a fancier way of saying in between flip cup games let’s be honest) we’ll start talking about our ideas. These idea conversations about …

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I don’t know what I want to do with my life.

Since I was very little, the seemingly innocuous question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” has caused me unbearable amounts of stress and anxiety. As someone with an endless number of constantly changing interests that seemingly have no correlation, having to pick ONE of my passions to build a life and …

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