Posts From the monthly archives: "August 2010"

The Anatomy of a Start Up


You think it’s all glitzy and glamorous don’t you? You imagine I’m sitting on a beach somewhere, sipping a Mai Tai and living the good life as this damn start up starts itself! Well you’re wrong I tell you, wrong! I haven’t gotten my beauty rest in days and I’m about to throttle people!

phew… sorry for the rant, I’m operating little sleep, a half a bagel and nursing a raging head ache… I’m a little testy as you can see!

Anyhow, I am writing this for two reasons. First off, I want to explain to you what it REALLY takes to start a start up or any kind of business for that matter.

Zen Entrepreneurship an Interview with Leo Babauta of


If you haven’t already heard of Leo Babauta, the well spoken & written blogger behind one of the largest blogs on the web then you really must check out what he’s up to. Leo has gone from zero to every entrepreneurs dream in a short amount of time, mostly due to his amazing attitude and the passion he puts into his blog business. Leo said in this interview he thinks, at this point, he has over 200,000 subscribers and his site has blossomed into a blogging empire.

The Start Up Diet


For too long, early on in my life, I thought that one of the major parts of being happy was being rich.  I think back on it now and realize that all the things I thought one had to be rich to enjoy were actually just things you had to be FREE to enjoy. Like taking long walks on crowded city streets (I’m not much of a nature person) or eating yummy hot dogs from a food cart (again, my desires are simple &  urban). When I hit this realization it changed everything for me, I got rid of tons of crap I kept for no reason other than the fact that having more stuff made me feel wealthier.

This Post Could Save you $10,000 and Hundreds of Hours


I’ve always been one of those people who go in 100 directions at once, like so many other entrepreneurs I’ve always had a nasty case of ADD which has been both a blessing and a curse. The upside is I am never at a loss for new ideas, inventions or inspiration – the downside is that every idea I have I want to pursue, which can lead to disaster… fast.

About two months ago I finally came to the realization that I had wasted around $10,000 bones (slang for dollars) and hundreds of hours of my life chasing down 7 different projects at once and trying to basically be Super Woman.

How Many Irons Can You Have in the Fire?


This is a post by Clark Benson, I first heard of Clark while doing my daily routine of listening to the great business tips on Clark is a serial entrepreneur, currently involved with & was gracious enough to answer a question I had for him in the form of a guest post so everyone could benefit from it. This guy is the real deal, so listen up and you may learn something epic!

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