How to Turn a Personal Pain Into a Powerhouse Business

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How to Turn a Personal Pain Into a Powerhouse Business

One of the purest seeds of innovation is personal need. Click to tweet You want something. A solution, a product, a service or experience, but it simply doesn’t exist. Or it exists, but it doesn’t do what you want it to do. So, what do you do? The average bear grins and bears it. The […]

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Pick Your 2% and Put Everything Against It

What if you blew up your schedule and rebuilt it around your ability to birth genius? What if you started with a blank, white schedule, then added in 4 to 5 hours a day, in fluid bursts, where you dropped into uninterrupted, hyper-focused “maker mode?” What if then, and only then, you added back in […]

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What If I Choose Wrong?

Man, I’ve heard that excuse soooo many times. You’ve got multiple interests, ideas, projects, passions, products, job offers, blah, blah, blah. They all sound cool. All have serious potential, pluses, minuses, risks and rewards. Which do I choose? And, oh my, what if I choose WRONG?!?! I asked this question to world-renowned thought-leader, bazillion-time New […]

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It’s Not The Critic Who Counts

One of the toughest things any creative person deals with is the fear of what will happen when we go public with our work. When we breath life into the mad ideas that spin in our heads and make them manifest for the world to see, to experience and to judge. Be it an entrepreneur […]

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The Day She Stopped Waking Up With a Smile

Eighteen months ago, Manhattan super-lawyer, Helene Godin, walked into her job as in-house counsel at a top Wall Street media company and resigned. She’d been practicing for 22 years. Loved nearly all of it. Great mentors, partners and fascinating work. But, on this day, she was done… How done? So done that, for her next […]

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How to Create A Possibility Playground

What if your approach to contributing to the world was “mission centric and medium agnostic?” Those powerful words tumbled out of Behance CEO, Scott Belsky’s mouth during a recent in-depth interview for Good Life Project™. Over the last 5 years, Belsky has built an extraordinary business around an unusual quest: to organize and empower the creative […]

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When Do You Know Enough To Teach?

I’ve had this conversation so many times. Maybe you have too… To make money, I’ve been told, you must position yourself as the wizard. The all-knowing sage who doth bestow knowledge upon the poor ignorant masses. You must be…the guru. The teacher of teachers. The ONE! I see this mindset in nonfiction book land in […]

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If Success Is Guaranteed, Is It Still Success?

Interesting question, right? And it came tumbling out of my friend, Chris Guillebeau’s mouth during a conversation we filmed for this week’s episode of Good Life Project™. We were talking about taking risks, going public with impossible quests and striving to bring ideas, businesses and really anything deeply meaningful and new to life. Any time […]

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Turning Play Into Pay

I don’t believe people who say they don’t know what they’re passionate about. They do know. YOU know. What you want to be when you grow up has been in your head since you were 6. At least the pieces, the core qualities that matter. But we get so wrapped-up in pre-judging the perceived “non-viability” […]

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Success and the Art of Personal Disruption

I’ve always suspected there was a connection between music, art and business. Some of the greatest entrepreneurs I’ve known (or known about) came out of an art background. Paul Graham, founder of Viaweb, which was later sold to Yahoo and turned into Yahoo Stores was trained as a classical painter. Paul Lemberg, also an accomplished […]

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