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6 Ways to Stop Overthinking Everything

Photo by Štefan Štefančík on Unsplash My grandmother once said, “Most of the things you worry about will never happen while you worry and overthink.” However, the habit was difficult to resist. I used to overthink every aspect of my professional life and focus on the “worst-case scenarios” to protect myself against the feeling of facing disappointment. Source: […]

Stop Waiting There Is No Right Time to Start Your Business

Photo by Chris Spiegl on Unsplash Keep growing, learning and moving forward. You can’t be great if you don’t commit to the first step. According to banking behemoth JPMorgan, there’s an 18 percent chance of an economic recession during the next year. The risk increases to 52 percent within the next two years and reaches a staggering 72 percent by […]

Top VCs and Founders Are Sharing Their Most Unpopular Opinions. Prepare to Be Shocked

Photo by Hardik Pandya on Unsplash Silicon Valley and the world of startups in general is supposed to be a safe space for unconventional thinking and weird ideas. But spend much time reading about startups and talking to those involved in them and you quickly realize that, like every other segment of the population, VCs, entrepreneurs, and techies have their orthodoxies. […]

After Spending A Day With Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuk was in Melbourne recently and I spent the day listening to his advice. A lot of what he said was like a slap in the face combined with a bucket of cold water thrown on my head every ten minutes or so. He speaks the truth and he does not hold back. He’s gone from […]

The fearless entrepreneur is a myth

Photo by Nicholas Kampouris on Unsplash Many people believe that successful entrepreneurs are born to take risks. Either you were an eight-year-old with a lemonade stand or you don’t have the right stuff. I disagree. I’m not fearless and I don’t take risks. by Aytekin Tank Founder and CEO of JotForm Source: The “fearless entrepreneur” is a myth: why you don’t have […]

Startup Pitches That Fail the Most, End Up Being the Best. Here’s Why

Photo by Eloise Ambursley on Unsplash When you’re raising capital, a great startup pitch can make or break your funding efforts. I’ve heard thousands of pitches over the years, given quite a few of my own, and spoken to hundreds of entrepreneurs about their experience with raising capital. What I’ve noticed is a pattern that emerges again and again: the […]

6 Simple Steps to Build an Effective Marketing Funnel

Here is a simple game plan to create a marketing funnel that works. Earlier this week I was talking with a business coaching client who runs a $10 million a year professional service firm. He shared with me that it had taken him several monthly to build out his core marketing funnel for a new service he […]

The 8 Stories That Really Matter in Business

Photo by Frank Okay on Unsplash The stories we tell ourselves But it’s not just the company story. In business, you’re entangled in a web of stories that inadvertently affect all of your actions. In fact, you are constantly surrounded by at least four types of stories: Source: The 8 Stories That Really Matter in Business | Inc.com