6 ‘Shark Tank’ Contestants Share Lessons Learned From Their Failed Deals

Around six months ago, I connected with Julie Busha of Slawsa through Twitter. She read my blog and felt that I was quite experienced and could bring value to people in her business community. She then sent me samples of her product and invited me to join a community on Facebook, a private group of … Read more

The Top 9 Mistakes First-Time Entrepreneurs Make–and How To Avoid Them

Have you made any of these mistakes? What steps are you taking to prevent these from happening? For many, it’s the dream: Leaving your career and making the move to entrepreneurship. Some of us are even skipping college to get a head start on starting our businesses. I’ve worked for and consulted with a handful … Read more

Your Game Plan to Becoming a Better Version of Yourself

Once you stop growing, that is when you start dying. Each day, you either become an improved version of yourself, or you take steps backwards and regress to a prior state. We don’t really see these changes throughout each day we live. Instead, we notice subtleties within weeks, change within months and results within years. … Read more

I’m Standing Still on the Sidelines of Life Watching People Fully Live Theirs. How Do I Change This?

Take baby steps.  That’s what I did.  I watched everyone on Quora for a month and five days before I did anything.  Then I thought, hmm, let’s give it a shot.  Let’s try something out.  Let’s see if it works or not.  No one cared that I wrote anything, so I went back into hiding … Read more

I Got a Job Offer at Facebook. My Friends Stopped Talking to Me. Are They Really My Friends?

Someone on Quora asked: I recently got a job offer at Facebook and instead of being happy for me, some of the people I considered my closest friends stopped talking to me. Does this mean they’re not my friends? I kid you not, but the moment one of them found out I got an offer … Read more

What Decision Have You Made That You Are Most Proud Of?

The decision to accept myself for who I am.  When I stopped trying to become who I felt the world wanted me to be, everything started to slowly piece itself together.  That, alongside with when I redefined success to be measured by the impact I made on others as opposed to the impact on my … Read more

Sabeen Ali of AngelHack And Her Quest To Impact The World

Sabeen Ali has spoken at TEDx conferences on both sides of the world. Today she is the CEO of AngelHack, a global community of 50,000 programmers who do events within 52 major cities around the world. But how did she get to where she is today? Thanks to two of her phenomenal employees, Matt Wright … Read more

The Best Way to Deal with Failure

Pause, reflect, learn the lessons from each failure, take a break, find yourself, attain an attitude of gratitude, think of three things you’re thankful for each morning, get eight hours of sleep a day, eat two meals every day, exercise, eliminate your expectations, forgive all the people who have wronged you, forgive yourself, stop living … Read more