Don't build a career, build assets

There are a select group of people who want to be millionaires, a larger population that want to get a good job. Everyone wants to be happy and do something they like.

Most will fail.

The problem is not that you're not chasing down a job hard enough, or that you're not committed enough to your business.

The real problem is that you have tunnel vision. Instead of chasing money, create assets that will bring luck your way. Save money and learn to invest.

How-to: Easy Duplicate Contact Merging in Nimble

UnDupe takes out the hassle of manually merging duplicate contacts on your Nimble by doing it for you. All you have to do is give a one-time access to Nimble and sit back and relax. You can be rest assured that the merging will be done without any mistakes as UnDupe has algorithms that can correctly identify similar contacts and merge them. It also gives you a history of contacts merged as well as the reasons they were merged. If you want to confirm your duplicates before they are merged, UnDupe...

3 New UnDupe Features You'll Love

I love customer feedback. Since developing and launching UnDupe for Nimble last July, I've learned a lot about what customers want and don't want. I listened, and decided to roll out a few features that customers were asking for since the launch.

So let me show you a few of the features and why they'll make your life that much easier:
1. No more blind merges
The biggest concern users had was not knowing which contacts were considered as duplicates and which contacts wer...

Doing nothing is better than making the same mistake twice

If you make a mistake, learn from it and resolve never to make it again.If you make the same mistake twice, you basically wasted time, money and resources.Doing nothing, or better, getting advice, learning how to fix what you did wrong, getting a really deep understanding of what went wrong is better than spending another year hacking away to make the same mistake... again.Action is great... but not if it leads to nothing.Especially, when there's so much else you could be doing instead....

Gain oversight and insight by unbusifying yourself

There are a few different types of high achievers:The grinder who puts his head down and focuses just on one thing for a long time.The thinker who manages to get people working for himThe guy/gal that does both thinking and doingThe problems with the first two:Manages to poke his head out of the office long enough to see that his business is doing great but his life is in shamblesDoesn't really add a lot of value at the end of the day, unless he has a strong ability for leadershipSteps back, loo...

Know your tools well

If you use tools every day to do your job, you're wasting time doing things that could be done easier.If you use git, read all of the git docs. If you write Javascript, read the full specifications. If you're a marketer, know everything about marketing.Knowing is not everything, but it helps....

Lean startup your life

A 5 year plan does nothing for sanity. 10 and 15 year plans assumes that we live in a static world, when in fact we don't.Long term planning kills your leverage and limits your ability to "pivot" your way through life.Lots of the best things in life never came planned.A one year plan is more accurate, but that might even be a far cry. If you can plan 6-8 months into the future, based on not too many shaky variables, your plan is much easier to execute.Long term vision is important. But the plan ...

Entrepreneurship is not a way to run from your problems

The garage door doesn't work. Your phone sucks. The house is a mess and so are your finances.Just "waiting" for your business gig to take off isn't going to solve any of these problems.Entrepreneurs like to rattle the phrase "Once this takes off, we'll be able to X" or "When the business is going good, then I'll take care of that"We all just think that one day our business is going to take off, then everything else is just going to fall into place. Easy right?As budding entrepreneurs, we love he...

Who are entrepreneurs?

Now that you've learned about business and know that it's the only way you're going to make real money (right?) you've decided you must quit your technical job so you can become a CEO of your own company.You stamp yourself as a CEO everywhere you go, letting your technical skills die and looking forward to being a mogul.But if you're the only person in your company, or one of ten, you're fooling yourself by saying your CEO.I think the corporate master image is overdone and is laughable for small...

Thinking logically and creatively

Thinking logically helps you get out of your emotional head. It puts you into calculation mode, harnessing the power laws of mathematics.A skilled logical thinker can break apart an argument, ask questions that other fail to ask, think of variables that others fail to see, question ideas that are taken for granted as fact. They can isolate a variable and at the same time see how it fits in with the big picture, and how it dynamically changes in an environment with other variables.Creative thinki...