Entrepreneur Chris Dufey on Why You Have to Change Yourself to Change the World

For a life worth living, set intentions and remember: Life comes in seasons. July 22, 2019 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this series called Member Showcase, we publish interviews with members of The Oracles. This interview is with Chris Dufey (pronounced DuFay), founder and CEO of Coaches Cartel, which helps fitness professionals get more clients and freedom. It was condensed by The Oracles. What was a defining moment early in your life? Chris Dufey: Shortly after marrying the woman of my dreams and discovering she was pregnant, I received an opportunity to move from Sydney, Australia, to the United Arab Emirates to start a new business. I decided to take the opportunity. With my wife six months pregnant, I said goodbye to her at 4 a.m. and got on a plane to Dubai. Even with the hope of starting a business that would […]

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Why People Really Hate Us Online

Pat Flynn: Stop talking, because nobody cares. You are a complete idiot— Speaker 2: You are a complete idiot from head to toe. Speaker 3: Go do something that actually matters. Speaker 4: Why were you even born? Pat: . . . I hate you. Speaker 2: I hate you. Pat: These are some powerful words that I’ve read online about myself. Now, nobody has ever said any of these things to me in person, but it doesn’t really matter because when I read these things online, it hurts. I don’t know if you’ve ever been targeted for hate online. Whether it’s a comment on a YouTube video, or your blog, or a reply on social media, or something that you read in a forum somewhere, it doesn’t matter. It never feels good no matter how much people tell you that those are things you should just ignore. I’ve been […]

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What These 5 Billionaires Would Tell Their Younger Selves

Success is when you’re certain you know what you would have done differently. November 19, 2018 9 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. As the saying goes, hindsight is 20/20. It’s easy to know the right thing to do once we can look back. Sometimes we wish we could go back and handle issues differently, or we think we could avoid certain problems altogether if only we had known what to do. Of course, none of us can go back in time, and all those setbacks and mistakes give us valuable lessons that make us who we are. Without having lived through something, mistakes and all, you wouldn’t have the experiences and perspective necessary to become who you’re meant to be. Nevertheless, who hasn’t wished they could go back and tell their younger selves something? What advice or words of wisdom would incredibly successful people want […]

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How Amy Novakovich Is Making the Financial Industry More Transparent

One woman’s journey to making a difference every day–from selling ice cream to raising four kids. September 12, 2018 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this series called Member Showcase, we publish interviews with members of The Oracles. This interview is with Amy Novakovich, CFP(R), CRPC(R), and CEO of Nova Wealth Management, which serves businesses, families, athletes, and entertainers. It was condensed by The Oracles. What was a defining moment early in your life?  Amy Novakovich: At age 11, I had the opportunity to sell ice cream at a rodeo in my small town in Wisconsin. I remember thinking, “Wow, I can have all the ice cream I want!” After a few hours of being on my feet in the heat and loud noise, I was so miserable that the immediate gratification of the ice cream wore off. I remember feeling like it would […]

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SPI 295: 35 Quick Life Lessons from 35 Years of Life—Plus a Pencils of Promise Birthday Challenge!

Guess what? Today’s my birthday! I am 35 today and very grateful to have lived this long and experienced so much. I wanted to share some of the lessons I’ve learned along the way, so today I’m giving you 35 quick lessons from 35 years of life. I’m also ending today’s episode with a challenge. This week, I want to give you the opportunity to reflect on the amazing things that you’ve encountered, experienced, and enjoyed in the life you’ve lived so far. Here at SPI, we’ve created a lot of great content, a lot of actionable items over the past several months—last month was Affiliate Marketing Month, for example—but today I want to shift gears and talk about my 35 life lessons. These are short nuggets of wisdom from my business journey and life experiences. This is what I’ve learned so far, in summary, about how to carve out your […]

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