Monthly Archives: October 2016

5 ways to take inspired action and get results

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As a business coach for creative entrepreneurs and freelancers, I’m always interested in what makes a person or company successful, while others struggle (and ensuring my clients fall firmly into the first category!) I once went to a networking event where one of the speakers was a Facebook executive. She said that the company motto… Read more

My 5 Tips for new Freelancers

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It was a very hot night in august of 1994. Like every teenager in Cuba, I was serving in the military for two mandatory years the government imposes on every able-bodied 17-year-old. While on security duty at the front gate, my partner Jesusito as we use to called him, told me about a plan his… Read more

6 Reasons Why It’s Ok To Get A Job

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I get it. The idea of working for someone else is repulsive, right? My friend once described it as, “renting someone else’s desk.” Every single person I know that’s in business school and isn’t planning on a career in law or accounting are all thinking the same thing; how can we start a business right… Read more

How To Be More Interesting (Backed By Research)

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We’ve all attended events, parties, conferences or get-togethers and gotten stuck conversing with a stick-in-the-mud. It’s one of those things that once you experience it, you pray and hope to avoid it in the future, at all costs. Being labeled as someone who is boring is one of the worst things that can happen to your… Read more

Have the Life You Want – Now

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We all want a better life. We all want a little more control over how the day goes, over what we do with our hours, and what we are able to achieve. Fortunately, gaining greater control of your life is possible, although it often requires an unconventional approach. I’m a lucky man. Early in life… Read more

How to Choose the Right Type of Mentor for your Startup

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Over the past few days, I was attending several mentoring sessions, part of the open startup days we conducted at my company, EVC Ventures. New and aspiring entrepreneurs were invited for free mentoring and experiencing the culture of profitable startups working their way out. At the end, they were invited to ask specific questions to… Read more

Six Productivity Hacks for Anyone Who Works From Home

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Since leaving my 9 to 5 to start my own business, I’ve been working from home mostly, but also keeping a few local coffee shops in business and meeting with clients at their offices, too. I’ve made the choice not to open a new office space and it’s been working out well. For many marketers,… Read more

Raising Your Seed — 3 Core Principles

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If you are raising a seed you are probably thinking of many questions along the lines of “Do I have just a deck or a full-fledged product?”, “Is having a great co-founders good enough or do I need a whole team” and “If I show a detailed plan will the investor appreciate it or laugh… Read more

5 ways to identify your purpose and unique talent

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How many of you “get” the concept of finding your passion and building a business around it, but are struggling to make it happen? I get it. Being told to find your passion is like being told to cheer up when you’re feeling depressed. Not only is it not helpful, it’s counter-productive because it just… Read more