The Critical Number: The Strategy that Facebook and Netflix Used to Stay Focused

When you’re running a business, it can feel as if there are a thousand tasks at any given moment.

You’re trying to grow revenue, but you’re stuck in the whirlwind of endless meetings and other people telling you what to do.

The problem is every team member has their own priorities. It can feel like you’re trying to row the boat forward, but everyone’s paddling in a different direction.

The 6 Best Tools to Discover Business Trends in 2020

“You know it’s time to sell when shoeshine boys give you stock tips”

This is a famous quote in the stock market. It means when everyone’s talking about a subject; then it becomes too popular for its own good.

I knew I should’ve sold Crypto when my uber drivers and barber started talking about their portfolio. Everything crashed a week later!

Want to Get Rich Quickly? Here are Your Frameworks

For the past several years, it seems like every week I get a question from someone asking “how to get rich quick.”

“How can I be a millionaire within the next two years.”

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You’ll see these guys in affiliate forums declaring that they want to make $10,000 a day within a few months.

Measuring Vanity Metrics vs. True Progress in a Business

How do you tell if someone is wealthy or not?

When I was growing up, my framework was the same as everyone else’s. If a family lived in a nice home, drove fancy cars, and went on exotic vacations, then they were rich.

But then a few things happened that changed my perspective.

The 20-Minute Game Plan: How to Create an Affiliate Campaign Canvas

I remember taking a class once in university where we had to learn how to create a “business plan.”

The professor gave us a fictional business idea and we had to theorize what the next few years would look like.

  • How would we spend the initial capital?
  • Where would the customers come from?
  • At what point would the company start generating a profit?
  • 5 Clever Ways to Come Up With a Name for a Company or Product

    Here’s one of the most powerful things I’ve learned about marketing: people make most of their purchases based off of the identity that they want to achieve.

    Your “identity” is the image of yourself – it’s not who you actually are.

    We all have an “Identity” that we’re trying to achieve, and an “Identity” that we want other people to see us as.

     
    Reality: John is a 20-year-old, broke college student

    Some Things I’ve Changed My Mind About in Business

    I was listening to a podcast the other day, and the host asked the guest an interesting question:

    “What business beliefs did you strongly hold before, but you have since changed your mind about?”

    This is a powerful question because shows how someone can adapt and evolve.

    I always think it’s dumb when people brag about how they’ve “never changed.”

    My core value in life is progress.