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My newest TED talk, from TEDxSalem. I hope you enjoy

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Forbes Feature – The Millennial Game Plan: Career And Money Secrets To Succeed In Today’s World

  Today, the newest book in the Forbes Signature Series was released. It's The Millennial Game Plan: Career And Money Secrets To Succeed In Today's World by Laura Shin. It features some very personal stories with yours truly. Yes, it's true that I originally dropped out of college to be a rockstar and that I was laid … Continue reading Forbes Feature – The Millennial Game Plan: Career And Money Secrets To Succeed In Today’s World

Interview with Business Info Guide

I recently did an interview with @bizauthor of Business Info Guide about the inspiration behind my book, How to Get Sponsorships and Endorsements, as well as how I like to stay organized for productivity. Check it out here.

Thoughts about the Status Quo

During a long drive today, I had some time to think about the status quo, tradition, and people who justify their actions because "that's the way it's always been done." Here are some thoughts about that: If you do what you've always done, you'll never achieve more than you ever have. In fact, the law … Continue reading Thoughts about the Status Quo

Leadership Lessons from the Lion King

While watching the Lion King last night, I couldn't help but think of Simon Sinek's quote, "There are leaders and then there those who lead." It's like the old leadership proverb, "He who thinks he leads, but has no followers, is merely taking a walk." For those unfamiliar with the story, Scar is the disgruntled … Continue reading Leadership Lessons from the Lion King

Creating the Right Team: Passion Makes the Difference

  During the past month, I've been a part of two hiring committees and served as an advisor for the recruitment efforts of four other groups. I've combed through hundreds of resumes, read responses to supplemental questions that have been asked, and have had the privilege of meeting some incredible talent. Anyone who has been … Continue reading Creating the Right Team: Passion Makes the Difference

When Google Alerts Doesn’t Work

If you are responsible for brand monitoring, vanity searching (aka Googling yourself), or measuring social media temperament for your company, you're probably using Google Alerts. If you aren't, you should go and sign up for their notification system. It's pretty good.If you have been using Google Alerts for a while though, you might notice that things sometimes … Continue reading When Google Alerts Doesn’t Work

From Business Bolts: 46 Entrepreneurs Share Their Tips for Staying Motivated in Business

  I was recently asked to provide some advice to entrepreneurs and aspiring businesses on how to stay motivated. I was joined by 45 other entrepreneurs in this article on Business Bolts: 46 Entrepreneurs Share Their Tips for Staying Motivated in Business

12 Productivity Tips That Give You More Time

One of the most commonly asked questions of me is about my sleep, or more specifically, when I find the time to sleep. In addition to working full time and participating in a rigorous MBA program full time, I also run three businesses, am starting a nonprofit (and volunteer/sit on the board for six others), … Continue reading 12 Productivity Tips That Give You More Time

How to Get a Free Lunch

  Earlier today, I received a notice that a certain restaurant chain was interested in providing me with some free meals in exchange for reviews and tweets about them. When I shared the news with a friend, they asked "how can I get a free lunch too?" Here's the secret: there's no such thing as a … Continue reading How to Get a Free Lunch