How to run a profitable consulting business

How to run a profitable consulting business

I get emails weekly from consultants who are struggling to make ends meet. And this always makes me sad, because when you run a consulting business the right way you can absolutely print cash and really change your lifestyle for the better. Contrary to what some think, I’m not just about making money. Making money […]

How to find and hire a personal assistant

How to find and hire a personal assistant

Virtual assistants have been a hot and contentious topic since Tim Ferriss’s The Four Hour Work Week (aff link) came out ten years ago. I first read it in December 2008 but the virtual assistant thing struck me as “Oh that’s nice but not realistic” because I was working a 9-5 and was 24 years old. […]

2018: The Year of No “Hustle”

2018: The Year of No “Hustle”

Is anyone else in the tech world super tired of being told to “hustle”? Are you also incredibly tired of “X ways to scale your company SUPER FAST RIGHT NOW!” posts that seem to proliferate across publications like Medium and Forbes? Don’t get me wrong, there are some incredibly good tech publications out there, like […]

The Power of a Coach (TED talk)

The Power of a Coach (TED talk)

Today I finally watched a TED talk that I’ve been meaning to watch entitled “Want to get great at something? Get a coach.” I’ve embedded it below, followed by a short video I did earlier this year about why every professional needs a coach. I wanted to watch this video because for the last few […]

Popular vs Effective

Popular vs Effective

Today I saw a tweetstorm from someone I respect in the consulting space who was essentially saying that as a leader or an executive, your job is to make change happen, not to be popular. He went on in that to tell the story of doing away with a margarita cart “tradition” on his team […]

CaboPress

CaboPress

Last week I was fortunate to attend one of the most impactful conferences I have ever been to. It’s called CaboPress and it is put on by Chris Lema, who has been a mentor and guide to me over the last year and a half as I have been building my company. Every year Chris […]

Entrepreneur’s Schedule: How I Manage My Day

Entrepreneur’s Schedule: How I Manage My Day

I’ve written some about productivity as an entrepreneur on this blog before, but in recent months as my schedule has become busier I’ve had to become quite good at managing not only my time but also my energy. I run two companies actively and try to have a life outside of work, as I have a wife and dog who love spending time with me and going on adventures.

And let’s be honest – I love going on adventures too.

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Hi, I’m John and I’m a workaholic

Hi, I’m John and I’m a workaholic

“Hi John” you say.

I’m an entrepreneur. I’ve been making money in some shape or form since I was 11 years old getting paid $1 per horse stall I cleaned. I became so efficient at it that I was making $6/hr.

Not bad for an 11 year old.

22 years later (I turned 33 on Monday), I’ve been running my own company for almost 2 years. That’s crazy.

But I work a lot.

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