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    There is NO other way to start my new blog off than with this picture. In 2006, at the age of 31, I left an incredibly lucrative position at an Ad Agency to start my own. This is me after finishing up Day One of our new agency’s first Commercial Shoot for our first and by far largest client at the start, Hilton Hotels. We had a photographer on site documenting Edge Interactive Media’s first big day, and he caught me here talking to my father after getting through that day flawlessly. Truly one of the best moments of my life. Especially in the life of a Serial Entrepreneur…

     

  3. FW: ​​How To Work 80-Hour Weeks And Not Burn Out​

    Have you ever wondered how Wall Street professionals and management consultants somehow work 80-hour weeks without ever seeming to need a break?

    In a recent Quora thread, “How do people work 80-100 hours a week and not get burnt out?”, users shared their best tips for balancing a hectic workweek with the rest of their lives.

    We pulled out some the best and highlighted them below:

    Understand your priorities. If you make the decision to spend most of your time working, then take responsibility for your choices. Acknowledge that you will not have as much free time to work with and then try to adjust accordingly. —Serena Bian

    Schedule time for your loved ones. Use your calendar to carve out time to call your parents or have coffee with your friends. Otherwise, meetings and conferences can quickly fill up your schedule, and you can very easily lose touch with the important people in your life. —Serena Bian

    Maintain healthy habits. Every day, you should eat a nutritious breakfast, drink a lot of water, and make sure you get plenty of exercise so you don’t easily lose energy or focus throughout the day. If you work late hours in the office, try not to eat pizza and fries every day, or you’ll probably suffer later. —Jared Broad

    Don’t over-rely on caffeine. Some people rely on energy drinks to keep them awake, but this is an unhealthy choice. Try to reduce your caffeine intake so that when you’re really tired and truly need it, it will actually be effective. —Serena Bian

    Change your sleep schedule. Instead of sleeping seven to eight hours in one go, try to recharge your body more efficiently. Some people use bi-phasic sleep schedules, where they sleep for six hours and then take a 25-minute nap later in the day. —Jared Broad

    Wake up early. Morning hours are often the most productive. You can take advantage of these extra hours of the day to get even more done. Waking up early will also allow you to work out in the morning, so you don’t have to disrupt your day by exercising in the middle of it. —Stephen Steinberg

    Follow a strict, disciplined schedule. Set a regimented routine for waking up, taking naps, going on runs, cooking, and spending time with loved ones. Even your coffee breaks should be taken on a strict schedule. —Jared Broad

    Have some quiet time. Many great leaders meditate first thing in the morning. It only takes 15 minutes, and it’s a great way to find some peace in a busy day. —Stephen Steinberg

    Take advantage of vacations. With such a hectic workweek, don’t feel guilty when you take vacations. While you are away, recharge as much as you can and enjoy the present moment. Try going somewhere entirely different from your work environment, such as a beach, mountain, or desert. —Serena Bian

    Get really organized. Clean surroundings make for a clean mind. Try to minimize wasted time by getting rid of clutter on a daily basis. —Joseph Gi

    Be more effective with your time. Try to work smarter, not harder. Use the 80/20 productivity rule — focus on the 20% of your activities that produce 80% of the results you want — to get more done in less time. Try reading “The 4-Hour Workweek" by Tim Ferriss or "The Power of Less" by Leo Babauta. —Dimiter Stefanov

    Communicate with your coworkers. You will be spending a lot of time with your team and your boss, so make sure you have a good relationship with them. Having good communication will also increase efficiency, so you won’t waste time doing something your boss or team doesn’t want. —Serena Bian

    Love what you do. If you’re spending 80-100 hours a week doing something you don’t care about, you are probably going to be miserable. If you truly love something, the small stresses and difficulties that inevitably arise will be easier to handle. —April Gunn

    Be grateful. Remind yourself there are countless people around the world who would trade for your life of “hard work” in a minute. Even having the opportunity to work can be considered a luxury. —Mathew Georghiou

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  9. FW: 11 Ways To Set Yourself Up For Success In Your Early 20s

    Feed: Strategy
    Posted on: Saturday, April 26, 2014 12:22 AM
    Author: Richard Feloni
    Subject: 11 Ways To Set Yourself Up For Success In Your Early 20s


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    Your early 20s are a strange time in your life. It’s usually the first time you’re figuring out what it means to be an adult.

    Whether you’re still in school or recently graduated, on your own or still living with your parents, you could benefit from some advice from those who’ve already figured out how to survive in the real world.

    In a recent Quora thread, users addressed the question: “What can I do in my 20s that will benefit my future self?

    We’ve summarized some of the best responses, beginning with several insights from Shikhar Agarwal, a young computer engineer living in Palo Alto, Calif., whose insights led the discussion.

    If you’re in your early 20s, Agarwal says you should…

    1. Learn to manage and balance your time.

    Without the structure of school, it’s up to you to figure how to organize your day. Since you’ll be busy laying the foundation for your career, investing in your romantic life, and trying to have time left over for yourself, you’ll need to figure out how to prioritize and juggle competing demands. Agarwal recommends experimenting with different approaches until you’ve mastered the art of time management.

    2. Put down your smartphone.

    This generation grew up with social media, and many are probably too attached to their smartphones. Realize that someone liking your photo on Facebook or upvoting your post on Reddit isn’t as important as what’s going on around you. If you’re living in the moment, you can actually learn something, listen better, and contribute to the conversation.

    3. Travel as much as you can.

    As Agarwal puts it, when you’re in your early 20s, “you are mature enough to go out on your own and immature enough to learn from others.” Take trips that introduce you to new cultures and open your mind to new ways of thinking. In addition to gaining confidence and social skills, you’ll make memories that will last the rest of your life.

    4. Pursue passion, not money.

    At this stage, you likely do not have a spouse, kids, and a mortgage to take care of. Use this freedom to follow your heart rather than a big paycheck. Agarwal referenced a Steve Jobs’ quote: “If you don’t love something, you’re not going to go the extra mile, work the extra weekend, challenge the status quo as much.”

    5. Figure out who you really are.

    Use this period in your life to figure out what truly drives you, what scares you, what your strengths and weaknesses are, and who truly cares about you. Understanding who you are and what you’d like to achieve in life will give you peace of mind and set you up for success.

    6. Remember that a larger world exists beyond your doorstep.

    As you become more successful, give back to society’s less fortunate. Whether it’s by volunteering or donating to charity, plenty of evidence shows that those who pay it forward lead much happier lives than those who don’t.

    Other Quora users weighed in as well, saying you should…

    7. Learn to ignore the voice that tells you to give up.

    Fight the voice in your head urging you take the easy route. If you don’t learn to ignore it, that same voice will plague you throughout your life, whether you’re trying to be healthier or gunning for a promotion. If you can overcome it, “you can push yourself to heights never imagined, and it will help you during hard times.” —Sang Young Noh

    8. Start saving.

    Even if you’re paying off student loans, you should start a habit of setting aside a portion of every paycheck in an emergency fund. Set a goal of having enough money to cover at least six months of expenses, in case of an injury or job loss. Make sure to also take advantage of a retirement plan offered by your employer, because you’ll appreciate the accrued interest years from now. —Drew Eckhardt

    9. Take care of your body.

    You’re in the prime of your life. Now’s the time to establish healthy exercise and eating habits, because it won’t be as easy to change once you grow older. And take good care of your skin to avoid the onset of wrinkles. —Mo Seetubtim

    10. Get as much education as possible, be it in the classroom or not.

    If you want to get a graduate degree, go for it. But even if you don’t spend any additional time in the classroom, read as much as possible, about as many things as possible. Learn a new language; get some writing published. You’ll never have as much free time and energy as you do now, so gain as much knowledge as you can. —Bill Welsh

    11. Accept your mistakes and learn from them.

    As you establish yourself in the world, you’re going to make mistakes in all aspects of your life. Don’t react too emotionally to any of them, and make sure that you learn how to avoid repeating them. “If you understand this, it will make you patient with other people who make mistakes, and you will learn forgiveness. It’s a very short hop from there to kindness, the greatest virtue a human being can have.” —Bill Welsh

    SEE ALSO: 10 Lessons That Will Help You Excel In Your 30s

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  10. FW: This Brilliant Pyramid Outlines The 6 Steps To Financial Success

    You’ve probably heard of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.

    It’s the ranking of primary human needs for psychological well-being as described by American psychologist Abraham Harold Maslow, and is usually illustrated not unlike the old-school food pyramid:

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    The financial blogger known only as Mister Squirrel recently shared his own version of Maslow’s hierarchy: the path to financial success.

    Here’s what it looks like:

    [FIRE Hierarchy of Needs (after Maslow)_edited]

    Squirrel, who “dreams of a non-corporate life,” calls his theory the Hierarchy of FIRE (Financially Independent and Retired Early). The idea is that once you’re operating in the highest tier with your money, you’re set up to be a financial success — and that applies whether or not you’re aiming for early retirement.

    While you can get a more in-depth explanation on his website, here’s how the tiers break down, from most essential to least:

    1. Surviving. Before anything else, we have to get our minds right when it comes to money. As Squirrel puts it, “If you think that the government will look after you, money will take care of itself, or you’ll win the lottery, then you’re not thinking about money correctly.” In this stage, you’ll also start living below your means, and spending less than your monthly income.

    2. De-debting. While everyone’s debt situation is different, ridding yourself of “bad debt,” (the kind that costs you money without giving you any clear value in return, like credit card debt), needs to be checked off your list before you can make real progress.

    3. Learning. This is where you set aside an emergency fund to keep you in the green should something go wrong, and start learning about the possibilities for your money. Which accounts should you use? Should you invest, and how? If you have a question, now is the time to find an answer. Luckily, you have the entire internet at your fingertips.

    4. Investing. Time to make use of those answers. Squirrel points out that this stage doesn’t have hard borders — it will continue on through the pyramid’s last stages.

    5. Optimizing. Now that you have your answers and have gotten your money in order, it’s time to start tweaking your plan to perfection: Plan for taxes, get a will, create a system to check on your money.

    6. Freeing. “When you get to this stage,” Squirrel writes, “you should be ‘there.’” Now that you’re financially independent and perhaps have even retired early, you have predictable expenses easily covered by passive income streams.

    The theory isn’t perfect — and Squirrel is the first to say that you should do your research before making any financial decisions — but it is a helpful template for thinking about your path to financial success.

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