Monthly Archives: December 2016

10 Things To Walk Away From Going Into 2017

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Want to make 2017 great? I’ve got the perfect solution. Walk away from the things that would slow you down from making that a reality. Walk away from the things that would cloud your judgment & perspective. Walk away from the 10 things below… 

Newbie Jitters: How To Get Your First Five Clients As A Freelancer

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Starting your own freelance business can be nerve wracking. The fear of not being able to acquire a consistent stream of clients is probably the biggest fear. For the last few years, I’ve worked as a freelancer and entrepreneur. I’ve spoke with hundreds of entrepreneurs from around the world about their experiences as an entrepreneur… Read more

Getting Acquired: Lessons Learned

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On January 30th, 2015 the company that I co-founded, Aurelius, got acquired by DataStax. It was the first time that I negotiated and executed an acquisition of substantial size (>$1M) and this post summarizes the lessons I learned in the process [¹].     First, let me give you some context on the acquisition. Aurelius… Read more

How to Master Self Discipline Once and For All

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  Regardless of what your goals are in this life; self-discipline is the one key trait that will help you to achieve them. In a 2013 study, Wilhelm Hofmann discovered that people with a higher degree of self-control are happier and more content with their lives as a whole. The subjects in Hofmann’s study were… Read more

The Ugly Truth of Entrepreneurship

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I am a tech “entrepreneur”. I run a successful startup that has funding, revenue, a great team, incredibly big name customers, and we even have acquisition offers. By most standards of “entrepreneurship”, we are exactly where we need to be, and I should be thrilled. But that doesn’t reflect myself, or the purpose of what… Read more