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We as humans can learn a lot from ants. Don’t be nice, be kind.

When you know better, you do better

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I would always hear stories of people getting their wallets hacked. I never thought I’d become one of them, yet here I am.

It happened on February 9th. I didn’t notice until a month after the attack. I hadn’t been checking my account as I usually do because my assets weren’t worth much at the time. Silly me, right?

With Ethereum (ETH) fees on the rise, I couldn’t afford to transfer my coins to another wallet. My plan was to wait until I had enough Ethereum to make that happen.

Fast forward to the end of March. I look at…

Free trials. Ah, yes. Don’t you love them? What better way to test the waters and show customers why they should keep that membership active. For many subscription-based companies, this is where they will either grow tenfold or fold under pressure. It’s easy to give something away for free and it’s sometimes a pain to get them to stay. To better understand this, we have to see things from a customers perspective in order to keep them coming back. Like courting in a sense.

Companies that offer free trials (or freemiums) should understand that trials are feelers for customers who…

The similarities may help you become more successful.

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Dating these days is hard. That’s something we all know all too well.

Business is about finding a mutual benefit. We position ourselves in a way to show potential clients why working with us is worth it. A business mindset sounds like the least romantic approach to take, but it can help those looking to go the distance. The problem with dating comes when we lead with our hearts and emotions instead of our brains. If we take on this new perspective, we will do a better job of filtering “the bums” from “the one.”

Come up with a plan

In business, a plan helps…

A few tips to learn the ropes without getting entangled

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Leading a startup is tough. Investing in them is another kind of tough. No matter how many exits or notable companies someone has under their belt, it doesn’t change the fact startup investing is like throwing darts at a dartboard.

Thanks to the JOBS Act, we have the ability to help small businesses get adequate funding for growth. A modern perk of startup investing is you don’t need thousands of dollars or have to attend college. Anyone can learn from the internet and apply the knowledge learned. …

A poem

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One day, I’ll call it quits
the lights, the camera, all that comes with it
a life away seems so appealing
longing for a newfound feeling

The countryside is calling me
those dirt roads I hope to know
acres of land I’ve yet to explore
residing where the cottontails grow

The city life is great for sure
but I was always meant for more
A chance to live, wild and free
like a bird singing in an orchard tree

Someday, I’ll leave it all behind
believe me, I’ve made up my mind
a new chapter in this life of mine
filled with miles…

A Poem

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I should've told you how I felt
I could see it in the way you looked at me
that you wanted me to express it with words

I should’ve been there for you
when the world was closing in on you
out of all of those hands that reached out
you were looking for mine

Caught up in my own life
I should’ve been closer
the affectionate words that left my lips
never touched your ears

Hindsight is 20/20
and for the last 365 days
we’ve exchanged not one word
still, I think of you

I’m not a regretful man

Not having the answers isn’t such a bad thing

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I remember helping my sister with her homework. When I would ask her questions, she would hesitate to give an answer. After a while, I told her:

“It’s okay to be wrong. It’s okay to say you don’t know.”

I believe any answer is better than nothing. Not knowing means you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Why Don’t We Like Being Wrong?

Being wrong is scary. We see being wrong as a personal attack instead of an opportunity to learn. Could the embarrassing feeling stem from shame? I believe so.

I remember trying to do a math problem in 4th grade. The assistant…

Everything you’ve been taught about money is wrong

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There’s a pandemic that predates 2020.

That pandemic is poor money management. For decades, we’ve seen how someone’s understanding of money helps or hurts them.

Jungle Scout’s Q1 Consumer Trends Report reveals more than half of Americans (56%) claim to live “paycheck to paycheck” and 48% have experienced unexpected financial setbacks in the last 3 months.

Lack of financial knowledge leads people to become victims of account-killing habits. These habits are contagious and spread from person to person. Once we figure out the symptoms of our hurting bank accounts, we’ll be able to provide a vaccine known as financial literacy.

Saving Money Is Hurting Your Finances

Arron Fornasetti

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