How to seize the opportunity of a lifetime


“The opportunity of a lifetime must be seized within the lifetime of the opportunity.” –Leonard Ravenhill I’ve talked before about how to get lucky, but this is a complementary point worth adding to the conversation. These things are so commonly said (or thought internally): • “I never get lucky like he/she did! It’s not fair.”…

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The Decision to Close Down my Business

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This is fairly painful to write, but also not at all… If that even makes sense. I want to write down these feelings right now while they’re happening. Writing is therapeutic to me, but I hope this helps you too. Today I made the final decision to shut down FitFly, after about 15 months of…

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What’s more important, wins or losses?

success vs failure

Success. We (or at least I) romanticize it so much that when small successes happen, it’s easy to look right past them because nothing’s ever good enough to live up to the expectations we’ve set for ourselves. If it’s not a million dollars, then it’s zero. That’s the mentality. We’re failing until we’re “successful.” “Dream big,” they…

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How to Deal With Haters & Trolls

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Don’t drink the HATERade! Doesn’t taste good. No matter what you say or do, there will be people who agree, people who disagree, and people who are indifferent. We all have positive and negative experiences. It’s up to you which to focus on. There’s a difference between constructive criticism and being a “troll” (a person…

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How Getting Fake Fired Changed My Perspective About Entrepreneurship


It was just a regular ol’ Friday afternoon with the regular ol’ small talk buzzing around the office about what everyone was doing over the weekend and how they hoped we’d get to go home early as we sometimes did on Fridays. All I could think was, “be careful what you wish for.” Just before…

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Biz Lessons #5: The 80/20 Rule

The 80/20 rule is a principle that suggests that in most cases, 80% of results come from 20% of efforts. It was observed first by Vilfredo Pareto, an Italian economist, who discovered that 80% of income in Italy was received by 20% of the Italian population. Since then, the principle has shown itself to be…

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