Entrepreneurs! Are you making yourself dispensable?

The Case for making yourself DISPENSABLE!

How often have you heard the advice to make yourself indispensable so that you will never have to worry about losing your job? The standard thinking in the corporate world is making yourself indispensable equals job security which equals money which equals freedom. While this might be a valuable train of thought for these people, once you start your own business, your goal is to make yourself replaceable.

Here's why...

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Internet Marketing 2016: an Odyssey

Make Money While Sitting on a Beach! All you need is a laptop and an internet connection. How I made 8000$ a day while traveling Abroad! You hear claims and stories like this every single day. Is it possible to turn on your computer and simply have it shit out money? The answer is complicated.

Internet Marketing...its a jungle out there

Yes there are people making a ton of money, but if you're just getting started its very easy to get overwhelmed. We live in a fast changing world technology wise, however not much has changed in human behaviour. We still buy from people we like, know, and trust. We still buy things for the same reasons. Once you understand that, everything will start to make more sense.

There are so many terms out there that it is very easy to get disoriented when you're first starting out. For starters there are your CTA, CPM, PPC, SEO, SEM, CPA,  Conversions, Impressions, Pixels, LTV, Affiliate Marketing, Email Marketing, and SMM. This is an attempt to try and help demystify the IM world for you.

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Motivating Oneself

All people struggle with motivation from time to time. One of the biggest indicators of success in life is our energy levels which can be measured as early as three years old. If the journey to success were a car, your motivation would be the fuel. However just like a car, sometimes parts break down which causes performance to drop. Have you ever struggled with procrastination? If so, this article is for you.

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The Sales Blueprint

Here is a little excerpt from my new Sales Blueprint e-book.

I love sales, it’s in my blood. I tried to fight it for a long time and go the traditional educational route with engineering but in the end I came back to it. I’ve sold everything- car parts, jewelry, food, travel, telecommunications, even solar panels. Whether it is in a retail setting, over the phone, on the internet, or door to door, I’ve done it. I’ve worked with huge companies and small ones and if I had to make a training manual for my employees with everything I have learned, this would be it.

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Strategic Thinking 101

When I think of strategy the first thing that comes to mind is a War Room full of Generals or Sun Tzu's The Art of War.
Whether you are a coach for a football team, a business person, the general of an army, or you are simply trying to get your life on the right track, learning how to think strategically is an essential skill. Strategy is just a form of deep thinking, and the thing about thinking is that its hard work- therefore not very many of us do it. This is why you probably work for someone who mastered this skill. I'm going to break down exactly what it means to become a strategic thinker, and what you can do to work on this skill. Welcome to strategy 101.

The Game of Kings
The Game of Kings

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The Mastery Mindset

All of your results in life begin with your mind, this is a basic law of life. In order to get the results you want, you need to start by changing your mindset. You start with adopting a new mindset or framework of thinking, this changes your thoughts, which changes your feelings, which changes your actions, and finally changes your results. In order to simplify this process, I have reduced mindsets down to two fundamentals: Growth and Fixed.

To succeed in life you are going to need to follow a path to mastery and abandon the fixed mindset. That is a commitment to becoming the very best at whatever you do. In order to do this, you must adopt the growth mindset.

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What is your Awareness Factor?

Ah awareness, a topic that the general public is for lack of a better word-not very aware of.

This concept was first really brought to my attention and drilled into my head by Tai Lopez. It happens to be the very first step in his 67 day program. I'll admit that for most of my life my awareness factor was awfully low, a 5 at most out of 10. Tai believes that awareness is a critical building block of success and  he says that it is a trait that virtually all of his successful friends and mentors have in common. He mentions a certain test that Mensa created to determine if your toddler is going to be intellectually gifted. They place your child in a room with lots of other babies and then they see if they notice things that nobody else does. While we didn't all start as genius babies with naturally high awareness, we can learn to cultivate this trait and put it to work in our life today. I personally break awareness up into three categories and they are: general, self  and professional.

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