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Johnny Ward: The Guy Who Earns $1 Million While He Travels the World

What if I told you that you could travel the whole world and earn $1,000,000 dollars in 3 years while blogging? Johnny Ward, a 31 year old Irish traveler who has now been to over 140 countries, says it is possible! The…

In Need of Inspiration? Here Are 21 Ways To Do It (Infographic)

Who doesn’t need inspiration from time to time? Who doesn’t hit a wall and feels like throwing the towel when running a business or building a product? Inspiration is not only the fuel that keeps our spark running, but it’s the…

Jeff Thompson: A Movie/Game Production Entrepreneur Set On Building An Empire

Shooting a movie out of St. Louis about a local legend using an iPhone. Now that might sound like a high school project for some, but when you add in to the mix a passionate young man who dreams, breathes,…

Why Rejection Is Just An Invitation To Try Harder

Every entrepreneur at one point in his or her life will encounter rejection, from the simple “your idea is shit and won’t pick up” to the hard hitting truths from investors who tell you that your money ask is just…

No Means Yes: 10 Famous Failures Who Turned Into Successes Stories

All too often, we are easily discouraged by a few failures. Failed business ventures, failed relationships, failed tests…each of us are faced with these detours in life, some more often than others. From an emotional level, it’s easy to get discouraged…

8 Ways To Quit Your Day Job To Pursue Your Entrepreneurial Dream

I don’t know when the shift happened. I went from thinking I could never quit my job, to sitting down with my boss and confidently informing her that I would be traveling, and therefore, would be ending my contract. Prior…

Go Green: 5 Ways To Get Into The Legal Marijuana Business

These days, the burgeoning marijuana business is where it’s at, with four states having passed legislation that allows for the consumption of weed for recreational purposes. And, according to a 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, five million people use marijuana…

Successful People Don’t Live By Quotes, They Live To Be Quoted

I love a good quote — so do most people– but I don’t live by them. I read them from time to time as an extra motivational boost — a way of nudging myself back in the right direction whenever…

The Six Things The Most Productive People Do Every Day

I admit I stole this title. Part of being productive is to piggyback on the shoulders of greatness. So I decided to write down what six things I do every day that help me with productivity. They make work for…

From Poverty To A $3 Billion Fortune: The Incredible Rags-To-Riches Story of Oprah Winfrey

As a child, Oprah Winfrey wore potato sacks because clothing did not always fit into the budget of her poverty-stricken family. Today, Forbes estimates Winfrey’s net worth at $3 billion, and she is the only black woman on the publication’s list…

Revealed: Best Spot To Conduct Business Meetings and Close Deals In Dubai

Dubai is by far the Mekkah of Business and deals. Whether you’re a diamond trader, a tech evangelist, a real estate tycoon, an arts curator or an oil magnate, you’ve probably been to Dubai at one point in your life….

Richard Branson: What I Learned From Alibaba Founder Jack Ma

When he finally made it into further education, he made sure to also spend time working practically. He was employed as a guide in China and learned from working hard and interacting with locals and tourists. He began to develop…

Team First, Ego Last: Why Leaving Your Ego At The Door Is The Ultimate Mantra For Successful Startups

Think of the most successful entrepreneurs and the attributes they exemplify: innovation, vision, creative genius, perseverance — and ego. People who don’t believe in their ability to create the new and different won’t get very far. And certainly, there are…

Peter Thiel: Luck Is Just an Excuse For Not Working Hard Enough (Video)

Peter Thiel is no stranger to success. His rise from zero to $2.2 Billion hero is an inspiration to every hustler and entrepreneur out there. From co-founding Paypal and acting as its CEO to founding Palantir of which he is…

Profit From Passion: Increase Your Net-Worth By Doing What You Love

Have you ever heard the saying, “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life?” It’s a secret that people who are passionate about their work have come to understand. Many struggle to know what it is they…

Snapchat CEO Explains What It Was Like Not Selling His Company For Billions Of Dollars To Facebook

Evan Spiegel, Snapchat’s 24-year-old CEO, spoke at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business commencement on Friday. Spiegel came up with the idea for Snapchat while working on a class project as a student at Stanford in 2010. He initially called…

The Real Differences Between A Want-A-Preneur And An Entrepreneur

I’ve recently, yet again, left a company I was working with to start something new. I’ve been jumping from project to project, company to company for the last seven years or so now, each and every time a slightly more…

No Excuses: The Power Of Unsettling, Risk Taking And Dream Chasing

Have you ever thought it would be easier to start doing work you love, if only there were fewer things holding you back? Maybe you’ve thought it would be easier if you didn’t have kids. You could afford to unsettle if…

The Zuck Effect: Here Is How Mark Zuckerberg Started Out

How Mark Zuckerberg really started is not how the movie The Social Network showed it. Mark Zuckerberg meets a computer His father, although not an engineer, was an early computer enthusiast. Running a dental office he had a vision that computers would…

Locked Up: 5 Harsh Lessons I Learned In Prison That Made Me a Better Entrepreneur

The full body tattoos, obnoxious screaming, and violent conflict resolution were foreign to me as a nerdy, upper-middle class kid with thin wire-frame glasses. Keeping my head down and ears open was the only thing I could do to prevent…