Business Mantra – Break Through The Chaos With Focus

Business Mantra - Break Through The Chaos

What’s your business mantra?  A mantra is a statement that you repeat to focus the mind.  The word itself goes back to ancient Sanskrit meaning “thought behind speech or action.” Using clear mantras to help guide your life and business is a powerful practice.  These short maxims anchor you, guide you, and more. I don’t share all […]

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Focus vs Down Time – Are You Striking The Right Balance?

Diffuse Mode. Striking The Right Balance.

I found this point from The Odin Project thought-provoking:”When learning, your mind will consistently switch between the following two states:Focus mode:This state occurs when you are consciously focusing on learning, reading, watching videos, or working on a project.Diffuse mode:This state occurs subconsciously, at times when you are not actively learning, such as doing the dishes, […]

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Here’s Why I’m Learning Ruby On Rails First

Michael Hartl Learn Ruby on Rails

I wrote recently about learning the Ruby on Rails programming framework.  That post outlined some initial thoughts on why I picked Ruby, but I decided to expand on this for readers with an interest in learning programming. There is a raging debate these days on whether new programmers should first learn Ruby and RoR or JavaScript […]

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The Entrepreneurial Curve

The Entrepreneurial Curve

You’re gonna flail, flail, flail till something goes hyperbolic*.  Or you quit and go get a job. The flailing is also called learning. *Hyperbolic doesn’t have to mean silicon valley style unicorn.  It might just mean you build a business that makes a nice living.  

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“Thought Blooms”

One of the most fascinating experience I have had as I walk the road of online entrepreneurship is what I call “thought blooms.” You grind along for days and days.  Slowly eking out progress.  Learning the trade.  Clarifying your focus. Then, out of nowhere

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Biting The Bullet – Learning Ruby On Rails

Learning Ruby On Rails

For those of you following along this merry ride, I decided over the weekend to learn Ruby On Rails.  I had been avoiding doing the dive into learning programming at a deeper level on the logic that, “We can’t learn everything.” However, I changed my mind for several reasons:First, I want to build web applications, specifically […]

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