7 Lessons Learned from Doing 50 Sales Calls
Over the past few months, I’ve done close to 50 sales calls. That’s 50 hours on the phone (a little more than one full work week), listening to people I don’t know who have found content I posted on the internet. Here's what I've learned so far...
How to Get Swagger
I have a confession. It’s something I’ve never really admitted to anyone… One of my biggest lifelong problems has been a lack of SWAGGER.
Need a job? I’m hiring.
I‘m hiring an assistant. I need someone who’s great at sales to help me spread my two core messages: how to create your dream career, and how to motivate Gen Y at work.
The Best Online Content I Read in 2013
Last year, I came across a lot of great content that really struck a chord with me. These pieces continue to resonate and shape the choices I make each day. If I had to choose the best non-book content that could change your life for the better, these would be it. Enjoy, and happy new years!
How to Crowdsource Editing (and Early Reviews of My Book)
A lot of writers have George McFly syndrome: “Oh, I never let anyone read my stories… What if they didn’t like them? What if they told me I was no good?” I struggle with this myself sometimes.
How a 29-year old street artist got his own Coca-Cola Commercial
Years ago, my friend Jeff Waldman embarked on a whimsical project - installing a swing in Golden Gate Park. Armed with inexpensive supplies, a friend, and a Flip camera, he set up his first swing. Little did we know, hundreds of swings were to follow...
“Who should I work for?”
Readers of 'Recession Proof Graduate' often wonder who to work with. Mostly, they either offer to work free for all industry companies (a dreadful idea) or approach authors with free work proposals. Here's a better approach...
The 8 Levels of Employment
It’s been five years since I graduated from college, and I still hear the same complaints: “The market is a nightmare. I’m competing against hundreds for jobs I don’t want.” “I keep sending out my résumé, but nobody responds to me.” Without further ado, here are “The 8 Levels of Employment”
15 Years of Apple’s Homepage
I was looking at screenshots of Apple.com’s former homepages (using the Internet Archive Wayback Machine) and decided to compile them into a slideshow. With the exception of Apple’s homepage in 1997, it’s pretty remarkable how little the core design has changed.
The Apocalypse Begins Tomorrow
Dear Doomsdayers, tomorrow the Illuminati and Bilderberg group will announce the apocalypse. All of your preparation will finally pay off as hell occupies earth for one week, and ends in rapture. Oil fields will burn, crops will wither, and rivers will run dry.