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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…

Just getting started is half the battle

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I recently watched the two latest episodes of Undercover Billionaire: Season 2. I’m a big fan of shows about business and entrepreneurship. (ex. Shark Tank, The Profit)

Season 2 follows Grant Cardone (Louis Curtis), Monique Idlett-Mosley (Monique Lemai), and Elaine Culotti (Elaine May Ringe) as they take on new identities with the goal of starting a million-dollar business in 90 days. If they fail, they will put up $1 million of their own money into the business.

Sounds easy, right? Here’s the catch:

  • They have to build relationships from scratch
  • They must trade their successful status for a new identity

A way to earn that doesn’t require a cheat code

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Video games are a part of countless childhoods. We spent hours on end achieving high scores and defeating evil bosses from lands afar. Parents would label the hobby as a “waste of time” and urge us to get a job. These days, that same waste of time has turned into a career that generates more income than those same parents.

You may not rake in millions like Tyler “Ninja” Belvins or PewDiePie, but you…

The award isn’t as special as you think

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Two months ago, I wrote my biggest article since joining Medium. Since then, I’ve been riding a wave of success. I’ve received the Medium $500 bonus twice and became a top writer in both Investing and Bitcoin.

According to Medium, the “top writer” award makes you more discoverable to readers. I haven’t noticed any change after becoming a top writer. I suppose it’s different for everyone.

Focus on the mission, not the reward

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Why do you want to start a business? Is it for money? Fame? Impact?

TV shows like Shark Tank show aspiring entrepreneurs convincing investors to fund their business ideas. We hear stories like Anthony Casalena, who started Squarespace from his dorm room and is now worth 2.4 Billion dollars. Between television, movies, and social media, we have many avenues that give a glimpse into startup life.

It seems like everyone wants to start a business these days. I welcome anyone who wants to try their hand at it. However, it’s not a lifestyle everyone is cut out for. …


There’s a better way to make gains

A few weeks ago, my friend Chris called to update me on his Safemoon holdings.

“Man, I’m 30x on my initial investment! This is crazy. When it goes to a penny, I’ll be a multi-millionaire!”

Chris was of the early investors in Safemoon. He told me about it in March before it went mainstream. I figured I’d try to buy some for myself, but alternating between different apps to buy the token became more trouble than necessary.

There’s no doubt that Safemoon has been making rounds online. Holders are making decent gains, however, anyone without bias knows Safemoon isn’t going…

Who doesn’t love getting paid to eat?

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I’ve always wanted to be a food tester. I mean, who doesn’t like to eat, right? I remember looking on the internet and finding out this was some people’s job.

Wait — people actually get paid to eat!? That sounds like a dream, doesn’t it?

While I didn’t land a food testing job, I was able to find the next best thing.

A few years ago, I stumbled upon a website called Flavorwiki. FlavorWiki pays…

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