One of my mentors told me a while back I needed to get on Snapchat. My first response was “I’m not 14 and don’t need to send naked pics…,” paired with a roll of the eyes and that holier-than-thou voice we all affect when rebuffing the latest trend. But as Snapchat has continued to blow up I finally decided to join, more from FOMO than anything else. Over the holiday break I started toying with the app and after some failed attempts at mastering the UI—I was hooked.
First off: Stop saying you are too old.
If I had a dollar for each time someone who was born before 1985 says “I’m too old for this” in regards to Snapchat, or any new technology really, I could fund my Starbucks habit for a few solid months.
As the Buddha said:
The mind is everything. What you think you become.
You aren’t “too old” to learn a new technology, even one with a confusing UI learning curve like Snapchat: you are either too lazy or too scared.
If you’re too lazy, that’s fine, just don’t complain when new tech and ways of connecting pass you and your business by. For a while, I too was in the lazy camp (which is my usual base camp before attacking any new social network). After poking around, watching some videos made by tweens, and asking a 16 year old for pointers—voila! Snapchat usability mystery solved.
For those of you interested in online entrepreneurship and bootstrapping this interview will rock your socks. First off Adii is quite open about where his company Continue Reading
The podcast is back! The podcast is back! I’m so happy that after going through the rigors of an incubator program and traveling for the entire month of March the Escaping the 9 to 5 podcast is back and better than ever.
This is my last podcast *gasp* (for a while at least) as I work hard on Virtual Zeta and make the move to SF.
Me in my Spirithood!
Ever wanted to start a company based on a passion and had people tell you that you’re crazy? If so… you’ll LOVE this interview. The product is called Continue Reading
As I prepare to leave tomorrow for beautiful Silicon Valley and for my first session at the Founder Institute I’ve been in a hurry to get my social outsourcing site Zirtual up and looking good.
I was listening to an interview Jason Calacanis did a while back and he kept talking about living your brand. It was an interesting idea so I started to explore it, and by golly I liked what I found.
I met MJ in Las Vegas with a few other entrepreneurial folks and was instantly amazed by his story. MJ went from literally nothing, less than nothing really and built a business around limo booking online that he later sold for millions and retired because of.
This interview talks about MJ’s methodology and his new book Continue Reading
This is the story of someone who bootstrapped her way up from nothing and grew her business into a Inc. 500, $15 million dollar + a year, 200 employee having (lol) empire. Susan Gregg Koger & her husband started Mod Cloth while attending college in 2002, they have grown it through creative thinking, simple good sense & a lot of passion.