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Personal Growth

If I Had to Start Over (Part 2): Ready, Fire, Aim!

Aloha! Tom Gaddis, here. New entrepreneurs often ask me what I would do differently if I had to start over again. They want to know what I can tell them about getting a business off the ground with the knowledge I’ve gained. The first step? Change your mindset about preconceived ideas, but once you’ve made…

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If I Had to Start Over: Mind-shift

Hi! Tom Gaddis, here. Are you stuck in The Matrix of living life on someone else’s terms? What if you could break out of that matrix, start meeting your own goals, and create the life of freedom and fulfillment that you’ve always wanted? When I started out as a marketer, I had no connections or…

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How to Reinvent Yourself For Success Part 2

For the past couple of posts, we’ve discussed how to reinvent ourselves for success. This topic originally came from one of my very first podcasts. Some of it was by the COVID-19 pandemic, which required many businesses and their owners to reinvent themselves to stay relevant and survive the economic turmoil. A year later, the…

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How to Reinvent Yourself for Success, Part 1

Aloha, Tom here. How is your business doing? Throughout the past year or so, I’ve seen plenty of people start new businesses. I felt encouraged seeing so many people following their dreams and escaping the 9-5 grind. I even got to teach people a thing or two about succeeding in online business. Whether you’ve been…

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Never Let Failure Go To Your Head

There’s a phrase I hear tossed around in the entrepreneurship and self-improvement world. It often comes up when somebody begins winning in their online business for the first time, kind of as a way to curb their enthusiasm and help them think clearly. It goes, “Never let success go to your head.” Put differently, don’t…

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Keep Your Eye On the Ball: Taking Hold Of Your “Someday” Today

Did you know most baseball players’ vision is better than 20/20? It needs to be. Players need to see the ball in the pitcher’s hand sixty feet away and make the snap decision of swinging the bat. The best batters in the league can see the ball clearly and predict its approach. If everything goes…

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We Don’t Need No Education: A Guide to Informal Learning

Traditional education is a controversial topic with would-be entrepreneurs. Talk long enough about entrepreneurial success, and someone is bound to mention a wildly successful person who dropped out of college. These illustrious ranks include people like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, Rachael Ray, and many more. Bill Gates is perhaps the most…

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Don’t Hate The Client

3 Tips for Overcoming Frustration Why did you sign up to be an online entrepreneur? I mean, besides the thousands of adoring fans, millions of dollars, and dream vacations in sunny places? Okay, I’m kidding. But seriously, take a couple of moments and think about why you began this crazy adventure in the first place….

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If I Had to Start Over

I hope there are parts of your story, as you start your entrepreneurial journey, that are different from mine. But I meet enough “rookie” business owners to know, they’re always going through at least a trace of something I experienced. I started out because I was desperate. I was unemployed, with only a few weeks…

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The Ultimate Guide to Working At Home In Your Underwear

Three No-Nonsense Productivity Tips So there I was, sitting in my underwear, feeling like a complete fool. No, this isn’t the start of some cheesy movie. It’s the result of an experiment I tried during the early days of my entrepreneurial journey, when working from home was my only option. I saw tons of Facebook…

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