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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The worst week of my house painting career (Part 2/2)

Continued from part 1 linked HERE. The first thing I heard every morning at 6:00am was F.C.P.R.E.M.I.X by Fall of Troy (from Guitar Hero 2). My brother Simon slept on my couch the whole summer and used the song for his alarm. I literally haven’t listened to this song once since that summer and it causes …

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The worst week of my house painting career. (Part 1/2)

This is the story of the worst professional experience of my adult life (so far). Some background: From January 2013 to September 2015 I ran a house painting franchise through Young Entrepreneurs Across America - a company that provides real life business training for college kids by giving them the physical and mental tools to …

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The question I ask myself after a crippling failure

        Guess how many games we won my first year coaching lacrosse? Hint: There are 12 games in a season. One. We went 1-11 my first year. It wasn’t really anybody’s fault, though as the coach it was my job to take responsibility. We had a tiny team both in size and …

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How “the 1%” became the “1%” –Summary of “The Demographic Cliff” by Harry Dent Jr. (Part 2)

Part 1 covered my summary and review of economist Harry Dent Jr.’s book (The Demographic Cliff) and why he believes that there will be a “Great Depression Level” global market crash in the next 5 years. Check out this link to PART ONE. I want to make clear that I’m not some conspiracy or doomsday theorist. …

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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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