Andres Valencia Torres
How to Start a Virtual Consulting Business. Total Immersion: How I Learned to Swim Effortlessly in 10 Days and You Can Too. Is it possible to get good at swimming late in life?
Yes. (Photo: Shutterhack) Swimming has always scared the hell out of me. Despite national titles in other sports, I’ve always fought to keep afloat. This inability to swim well has always been one of my greatest insecurities and embarrassments. I’ve tried to learn to swim almost a dozen times, and each time, my heart jumps to 180+ beats-per-minute after one or two pool lengths. No more. In the span of less than 10 days, I’ve gone from a 2-length (2 x 20 yards/18.39 meters) maximum to swimming more than 40 lengths per workout in sets of 2 and 4. Scientific Speed Reading: How to Read 300% Faster in 20 Minutes. (Photo: Dustin Diaz) How much more could you get done if you completed all of your required reading in 1/3 or 1/5 the time?
Increasing reading speed is a process of controlling fine motor movement—period. This post is a condensed overview of principles I taught to undergraduates at Princeton University in 1998 at a seminar called the “PX Project”. The below was written several years ago, so it’s worded like Ivy-Leaguer pompous-ass prose, but the results are substantial. In fact, while on an airplane in China two weeks ago, I helped Glenn McElhose increase his reading speed 34% in less than 5 minutes.
I have never seen the method fail. How to Create a Million-Dollar Business This Weekend (Examples: AppSumo, Mint, Chihuahuas) Noah Kagan built three multi-million dollar online businesses before turning 28.
He also looks great in green. (Photo: Brandon Wells) I first met Noah Kagan over rain and strong espressos at Red Rock Coffee in Mountain View, CA. It was 2007. We were both in hoodies, had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mindmeld. It would be the first of many. The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, General Partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered just down the street from Red Rock.
Mr. Founder of Sumo, free marketing tools that help websites get more traffic (500,000 users)Founder of AppSumo, loved by entrepreneurs and moms everywhere (900,000 users)Employee #30 at Facebook, where he lost $170 millionEmployee #4 at MintPreviously worked for Intel (where he frequently took naps under his desk)Co-founder of Gambit, an online gaming payment platform and a multi-million dollar business.
6 Reasons why getting up early is hyper-productive [TPP#69] Home » Blog » Podcast » 6 Reasons why getting up early is hyper-productive [TPP#69] Getting up early is a common trait among many of the worlds top CEOs, creatives and top-performers.
TPP #5: 16 Productivity Tips for Part-Time Entrepreneurs. Sign In. 4 effective ways to manage the emotions holding you back at work. You're human.
So naturally, there are times you will feel emotions like anxiety, anger, and dread at work. You're also a leader. So these kinds of tricky emotions — if given free reign — can do way more than simply sap your own workplace motivation and happiness. They can also rub off on your direct reports (sabotaging their morale and performance), hurt your credibility with peers and higher-ups, and lead you to make terrible decisions, among other disastrous fates. But they don't have to. Choose Your Own Adventure: Have A Year ON. 7 Qualities of People with High Emotional Intelligence. EI determines how well you do at work.
Do you have the traits that define it? “If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far.” At least that’s what Daniel Goleman, Ph.D., well-known writer and researcher on leadership who wrote the best-seller Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, says.
Goleman has dedicated his work to finding out what makes people successful. And, his title spoiling the surprise, he says it comes down to their emotional intelligence. What exactly is emotional intelligence (EI)? 1. Tomato Timer.
Facebook 2014 - Web pages. Facebook 2013 - Web pages. Facebook 2012 - Web pages. Facebook 2011 - Web pages. TPP #5: 16 Productivity Tips for Part-Time Entrepreneurs. The Ultimate Collection of Podcasts for Startup Founders. I recently polled our team at The Pitch and asked, “What podcasts are you listening to that feed your inner founder?”.
And yes, your inner founder is a thing. It’s the little voice inside that says ‘Do It’ far too often. But I digress. So the team got back to me with their favorite podcasts. All 1,700 of them. Here’s the criteria for today’s collection of podcasts… We only include shows that are publishing new episodes.Only podcasts that cater to startup founders. Note: Marketing podcasts have been omitted from this list. 16 More Startup Metrics. A few weeks ago, we shared some key startup metrics (16 of them, to be exact) that help investors gauge the health of a business when investing in it.
But to repeat ourselves for a moment: Good metrics aren’t just about raising money from VCs … they’re about running the business in a way where founders can know how — and why — certain things are working (or not), and then address them accordingly. In other words, these metrics aren’t just for pitching but for discussing in subsequent board meetings, quarterly updates, and management meetings. As one reader shared: “Drive with them, don’t just ‘report’ them”. So (and with thanks to all the folks on Twitter who shared their feedback or built on our previous post), here are 16 more metrics that we think are important to add to the list.
And yes, it is a good thing that there are only 16 letters between the A to Z of our name…! #1 Total Addressable Market (TAM) TAM is a way to quantify the market size/ opportunity. . #2 ARR ≠ Annual Run Rate 1. Building Your Best Sales Deck Starts Here. This article is by Peter Kazanjy, co-founder of TalentBin, which was acquired by Monster last year.
This article is excerpted from a chapter in his forthcoming book, Founding Sales, due out next year, which tackles everything founders and first-time sales staff need to know about acquiring early customers, building and scaling winning sales teams. Here, he takes a deep dive into one of the most critical things in engaging and acquiring your first customers: Creating presentations that actually work. There’s something that most new sales professionals get wrong. And getting it wrong has big-time consequences. It’s not their fault. When you’re just getting started, speed is everything.