How to Deal With Haters & Trolls

how to deal with haters and trolls

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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Dealing with Fear of Failure

fear of failure

The number one reason people don’t start businesses is fear. Fear is paralyzing. It’s the voice in your head telling you you’ll fail and run out of money. Your children will go hungry, and you’ll look like a fool. You’re not smart enough, and your skills are too shallow. You’re too young or too old…

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Today’s My Bday, Let’s Do Something Cool


My mother birthed me 28 years ago today, and well, let’s all just say what we’re thinking… God bless Momma Lien! For my birthday, I want to do something that matters to the world, and support something bigger than just me. Since it’s my 28th birthday, I want to see if we can raise $1,028…

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Biz Lessons #4: Speed is Greater Than Perfection

The pursuit of perfection in our work more often than not leads to procrastination, or worse, never completing projects or launching new ideas because we want it to be “just right.” Don’t get caught seeking perfection, just get it 90% of the way there and make tweaks as you go after the launch. Go Subscribe…

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