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The 5 Essential Steps for Connecting with Influencers

Networking
We all know that making meaningful connections with influencers can be very helpful to achieving our entrepreneurial dreams. But how do you do it? How do you connect with influencers? In January of 2017, I was listening to Pat Flynn's Smart Passive Income podcast and out of the blue, I looked at my wife and declared to her, "One day, Pat is going to interview me on his show." My wife gave me the "I don't believe you" look and said, "I'm sure it'll happen... some day." Then she turned away. Lo and behold, only 10 months later, my wife and I recorded a podcast interview with Pat! For the uninitiated, Pat Flynn is a major influencer in the online entrepreneurship world. As of January 2, 2018, Pat's podcast has…
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Top 10 Takeaways from How to Read a Book by Mortimer Adler

Book Insights
Here's a confession: throughout elementary school, middle school, and high school, I never finished the books that were assigned to me because I didn't enjoy reading. It was a chore and I simply didn't understand much of what I read. I thought reading was boring.   That all changed in my 1st semester of my 2nd year in college. In those 4 months, I finished more books than I had ever read in my entire life! Having a strong appetite for reading also inspired me to become a better reader so I did what any book reader would do: I searched for books on how to read books.   That is when I came across the old classic, How to Read a Book by Mortimer Adler.   Adler was an…
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The Tools I Used to Generate $20,000 in 7 Days

Tools
I ran a crowdsource campaign on our e-commerce store for a children's board book that my wife wrote and in 7 days, we generated $20,000 in sales. You can hear our crazy story on the Smart Passive Income podcast with Pat Flynn. In this post, I want to share with you the specific tools I used to make it all happen. In full disclosure, some of the links below are affiliate links which means that I'll make a small commission at no extra cost to you if you buy through these links. Here we go! E-commerce platform: Shopify Shopify makes selling online super easy. Because of that, there are over 500,000 active Shopify stores online right now and it's only growing! Shopify has run Build-A-Business Competitions where the winners have…
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Top 10 Takeaways from Launch by Jeff Walker

Book Insights
Jeff Walker is the creator of the internet famous Product Launch Formula. Jeff has personally generated millions of dollars with his own product launches and his students have generated over $500 million collectively with their product launches. In other words, this guy knows what he's doing. In 2014, he published his book, Launch: An Internet Millionaire's Secret Formula To Sell Almost Anything Online, Build A Business You Love, And Live The Life Of Your Dreams.  Here are my top 10 takeaways from the book Launch. "I believe that entrepreneurs are the future of humanity. They're the ones who are driving human progress, creating jobs, and building real value in the world. And that's one of the reasons I'm so passionate about my business – it's all about helping entrepreneurs and…
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