The Secrets to Transforming Your Life Are Simpler Than You Think

Jack Canfield breaks down some keys to working toward true fulfillment. July 31, 2018 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Making a major change to your life is no easy feat. The progress of making a larger transformation can be a slow crawl that requires ample motivation, resolute mindset and vulnerability.  In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jack Canfield goes through a case study of a man who was successful in his life but lacking happiness. Canfield describes how small moves towards transformation, combined with an unexpected medical wake-up call, helped him get a grip on his goals. Canfield describes how the man realized if he wanted true fulfillment, he had to take responsibility. The power to visualize the things that you want, as well as learning to share and vocalize your goals, contribute to seeing your dreams being made into reality. Like the man who reached out to […]

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Not Listening to His Investors Was One of the Best Decisions This Entrepreneur Made

Here’s why staying true to your creative interests brings great rewards in the end. July 18, 2018 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner MaRS Discovery District talks with the president of Coherent Path, James Glover. After starting his company in 1999 and receiving funding from Goldman Sachs, Glover was told launching a startup in his current location in Toronto was a bad idea. The investors recommended Coherent Path consider moving to Boston. Now, looking back, Glover considers setting up shop in Toronto one of the best moves the company could have made. The area is known to be very welcoming to startups and encourages creativity among a close-knit number of entrepreneurs. Coherent Path’s choice to stay in Toronto may have seemed slightly against convention at the time, but has now resulted in great rewards — such as working in a tech-conscious city like Toronto.  […]

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How Richard Branson Built His $5.1 Billion Fortune

Take a look at the Virgin Group founder’s career. June 26, 2018 6 min read This story originally appeared on GOBankingRates Virgin Group founder Richard Branson isn’t your average billionaire. Instead of living in a big city penthouse or a sprawling estate, the fun-loving tycoon makes his home in the British Virgin Islands. He prefers jeans and board shorts over suits and, despite his status as Sir Richard Branson, he’d rather be called Richard. Related: Elon Musk’s Essential Tips for Aspiring Entrepreneurs Fascinating to say the least, the self-made billionaire behind Virgin Airlines has a sunny disposition that draws others toward him. Take a look at Branson’s spectacular business success and fortune. (By Gabrielle Olya) Richard Branson net worth: $5.1B Image credit: Gustavo Caballero / Getty Images Seemingly born to be an entrepreneur, Richard Branson started his first business, a student magazine, when he was just 15 years old. In 1970, he opened his first business […]

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How to Find Your True Calling as an Entrepreneur

Don’t be afraid to move on in order to find your passion. June 20, 2018 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Rebecca Louise is a fitness entrepreneur and YouTuber who has amassed over 400,000 subscribers and 46 million views on her channel in less than three years. Her online empire includes nine team members, a fitness subscription service, her own app for iOS and Android, and multiple digital courses and products. She’s also led a tour of live workshop events in Chicago, Anaheim, Nicaragua, Korea, Prague and more. Her tips have been featured in Cosmopolitan, Allure, Shape and Oxygen and Fox News. But, what I love about her story is the journey to get where she is today. Related: How 5 Entrepreneurs With Household Names Turned Failing Businesses Into Successes If you know you’re entrepreneurial and have tried multiple passions so far, read on to […]

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6 Extraordinary Women Who Rose to the Pinnacle of Their Professions

Celebrate these women for overcoming the odds but never quit demanding a level playing field. June 19, 2018 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The average woman earns more than 20 cents less than every dollar a man earns doing the same job. Last year an embarrassingly low 2 percent of venture capital dollars went to companies with female founders. According to a January 2018 online survey from non-profit Stop Street Harrassment, just over 80 percent of women say they’ve been sexually harassed at work. These statistics show that pretty much any woman you see at work has had to overcome some challenging circumstances just to be there. This is why compiling a list of extraordinary women who’ve overcome remarkable obstacles to reach success wasn’t that hard. What follows are six examples of gifted and tenacious women who deserve our celebration. They serve as a […]

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How Paul Collins Overcame Childhood Illness to Become a Successful Entrepreneur

How Paul Collins overcame life-threatening health struggles, became an English as a Second Language teacher, and used Pat’s teachings to develop a successful online business. Pat Flynn June 18, 2018 Welcome to our second SPI community member feature! On our SPI Facebook Group, we have over 40,000 amazing entrepreneurs across all stages of business, and I wanted to start highlighting some of the amazing work the community members are doing with their businesses here on the blog. Brendan Hufford, our Facebook Community manager, wrote this post to highlight Paul Collins, whose business focuses on teaching English as a second language. You can also check out Brendan and his work at his blog. And if you haven’t done so already, click here to join the Facebook Group and be a part of the community! “Why would anybody pay for this?” That’s a question Paul Collins asked himself as he was starting […]

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From Prison to Y Combinator Graduate to Megamillion-Dollar Business

Andrew Medal chats with Frederick Hutson, the co-founder and CEO of Pigeonly. Hutson created a multimillion-dollar business after going to prison for five years. May 18, 2018 1 min read Frederick is the CEO and founder of Pigeonly, a low-cost communication and financial services platform that makes it easy for people to support an incarcerated loved one. He came up with the idea after serving time in the federal penitentiary for distributing 3,000 kilograms of weed. Hutson leads a growing team of over 20 people from Pigeonly’s Las Vegas headquarters and has raised over $5 million in funding from investors including Erik Moore (Base VC) and Mitch Kapor (Lotus). Related: This Entrepreneur Was Down to His Last Cent When He Got an Order for His First Product. Now, His Company Is Worth More Than $28 Million. Read_more Related posts: The First Black Woman to Own and Run a Billion-Dollar Company Says […]

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You’re Thinking About the Career Ladder All Wrong

My experiences breaking through the glass ceiling showed me there is no one ladder to success. May 18, 2018 6 min read The questions aspiring CEOs ask about how to get to the corner office are all wrong — especially for women. Newly minted professional women ask for tips on breaking the glass ceiling, finding a work-life balance and plotting out every rung on the ladders they hope to climb. Alas, no ladder looks the same. If you want to move up, you have to find one foothold after another, pushing forward from the places where you happen to find yourself. Related: This Tech Founder Was Often the Only Woman in the Room When She Started Her Company. Here’s Her Advice for Young Entrepreneurs. This is how I did it. It’s not conventional. Along the way, the unlikeliest places and moments pushed me forward. It’s been a process of constant learning, but […]

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SPI 318: Modern Mindfulness with Melissa Monte—An SPI Student and Her Successful Start

I’ve had a lot of requests for episodes like this, so we’re doing something a little different today. We’re talking to Melissa Monte, a student of my Power-Up Podcasting Fast Track Workshop. Her podcast, Mind Love, launched soon after, and she’s here to share how she created her vibrant and successful podcast from scratch. I wanted to bring Melissa on today to talk about what she’s learned, what she has planned for the future, and how she’s progressing. It gets pretty personal too. Melissa talks about some of the darker years of her life, and how she was able to overcome them and create a whole new perspective. We go into why she decided to launch a podcast, and why podcasting specifically is helping her fulfill her life’s mission. Now that Melissa has a growing audience, I also offer some help and advice for next steps so that she can […]

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This Entrepreneur Was Down to His Last Cent When He Got an Order for His First Product. Now, His Company Is Worth More Than $28 Million.

Andrew Medal chats with Aubrey Marcus about the inception of lifestyle brand Onnit, where he derives his creativity and building a multimillion-dollar business. May 11, 2018 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Aubrey Marcus is the founder and CEO of Onnit, a lifestyle brand based on a holistic health philosophy he calls Total Human Optimization. Since its founding, Onnit has become an industry leader with over 250 products ranging from peak performance supplements to foods, fitness equipment and apparel. Inspired by his lifelong experience as a multisport athlete — as well as his background in ancient philosophy — Marcus’s goal was to create a company that empowered customers to achieve their fullest human potential. With the launch of the firm’s flagship supplement Alpha BRAIN in 2011, Onnit was born. Marcus currently hosts The Aubrey Marcus Podcast, a destination for conversations with the brightest minds in athletics, […]

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How Sam Priestley, the “Lazy Entrepreneur,” Climbed the Staircase of Success

Sam Priestley’s passive income journey started because he wanted to be his own boss. Inspired by Pat’s strategies, he’s built multiple businesses and is his own CEO. Here’s his story, along with his four steps to financial freedom. Pat Flynn May 7, 2018 Welcome to our second SPI community member feature! On our SPI Facebook Group, we have over 40,000 amazing entrepreneurs across all stages of business, and I wanted to start highlighting some of the amazing work the community members are doing with their businesses here on the blog. Brendan Hufford, our Facebook Community manager, wrote this post to highlight Sam Priestley, who is a lifestyle entrepreneur who lives in London. You can also check out Brendan and his work at Photo MBA. And if you haven’t done so already, click here to join the Facebook Group and be a part of the community! London entrepreneur Sam Priestley remembers […]

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After Close to 20 Years as an Entrepreneur, This Founder Still Learns From His Team

Eric Sui sits down with the CEO of Conversion Logic to talk about the beginnings of his company. May 3, 2018 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Eric Siu sits down with entrepreneur Brian Baumgart to talk about his rise from a young college grad to accomplished businessman. Baumgart is CEO of Conversion Logic, which focuses on data and analytics.  Baumgart talks about his experience starting a company with his college pals in California to eventually moving through many different other ventures. He cites the importance of bringing on great people that fit into your company’s culture and values. Click play to hear more from Baumgart and Siu’s conversation.  Related: 7 Business Growth Secrets From Successful Entrepreneurs Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We provide expertise and opportunities to accelerate brand growth and effectively […]

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Rapper Nipsey Hussle Reveals the Art of Being a Self-Made Millionaire

Andrew Medal sits down with rapper Nipsey Hussle to discuss how gang life catapulted his success, his latest album ‘Victory Lap’ and his various businesses, including a blockchain-specific startup. April 20, 2018 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Nipsey Hussle is arguably hip-hop’s hottest star right now, with his much-anticipated album release of Victory Lap. Hussle has been making his name from a steady stream of mixtapes including 2013’s Crenshaw, which he sold at $100 a pop, netting $100,000 in the process. He’s collaborated with artists like YG, Diddy and Jeezy. His record label All In Records recently partnered with Atlantic Records to increase his distribution, and he’s turning the industry on its head by owning the rights to his music. He’s an entrepreneur in every sense with multiple businesses including his record label and his clothing brand The Marathon Company, and he’s even an […]

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How to Win — and Why You Fail

April 8, 2018 2 min read This story originally appeared on Lewis Howes It’s been a while since I’ve recorded a solo round for the podcast, but I had something to say that got me fired up. Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the difference between surviving versus thriving — in business and life. It makes a massive difference in how you experience each day, as well as each year, but it really doesn’t take too much adjustment to flip from one to the other. This one shift in my life has made a huge difference, so I wanted to record an episode where I break down how to do this. Most of the powerful advice I’ve been given in my life has been really simple. And this is no different. But it makes the biggest difference day in and day out in my results. I’m giving you my very […]

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SPI 311: How to Build an Audience with Your Hobby

Have you ever considered starting a podcast? Do you wonder what it’s like to get going? Are you thinking of trying to build an audience out of your hobby? Today’s guest—Phil Lichtenberger of Scanner School—can give you some insight into that experience. You might also be scratching your heads as to what the scanner radio hobby is, and Phil will explain all of that in today’s episode. He’s just started building his business, and while it’s not super-successful yet, he’s well on his way. Scanner radio is certainly a niche hobby, but Phil’s managing to build a growing audience out of it. He’s been consistent every week with his podcast, and he’s up to Episode 10 already (at the time of this recording). He’s having a lot of fun, but he has a lot of questions to ask too. To put it bluntly: Phil’s in the thick of it. I […]

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Is SPI Better Than Business School? 9 Lessons One Reader Used to Grow His Business

Better than business school? Read about how Salo Mizrachi grew his family business to six-figures and doubled it using 9 lessons he learned from Smart Passive Income. Pat Flynn March 5, 2018 Welcome to our first of (hopefully) many SPI community member features! On our SPI Facebook Group, we have over 30,000 amazing entrepreneurs across all stages of business, and I wanted to start highlighting some of the amazing work the community members are doing with their businesses here on the blog. Brendan Hufford, our Facebook Community manager, wrote this post to highlight Salo Mizrachi and his business, EzPacking. You can also check out Brendan and his work at Photo MBA. And if you haven’t done so already, click here to join the Facebook Group and be a part of the community! In 2015, Salo Mizrachi took over his family business, grew it to six-figures in 2016, and doubled that […]

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SPI 303: How a Loan Signing Agent Built a $30K per Month Business

As outlined in my book, Will It Fly?, validation is key, and with me today are two guests who have used that strategy to build an incredible business: Mark Wills and Roman Rosario of Loan Signing System. [Full Disclosure: As an affiliate, I receive compensation if you purchase through this link.] What started as a simple idea turned into a robust online business that’s changed the lives of tons of people, earning Mark and Roman over $30K per month as a result. This episode is a lot of fun, loaded with tips and strategies for online courses, validation, and building an online business organically. How Mark and I connected is kind of a funny story—Mark was actually the agent who oversaw me signing documents for our first rental property. Through that meeting we discovered that we have a love of building online courses. I have both Mark and his business […]

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SPI 299: The Humble Beginnings of Hmong Baby

The road to beginning a successful online business is full of hard lessons. I’m kicking off the new year with a story about learning, making mistakes, and succeeding anyway. I’m sitting down with the founders of Hmong Baby, a couple who, after experimentation and validation, were able to have enormous success with their products. Welcome to 2018! Hmong Baby is a brand that helps bring the Hmong culture together, spreading and preserving that culture by teaching kids about it. They started out with flashcards, and they recently launched their first board book. Awesome! I’m super stoked to introduce Mykou and Touger to you. They’re going to talk about how they got started with this business, why, after a number of failures, they landed on this idea, and what inspired them. They’re sharing the ideas behind some of their recent launches and campaigns, what apps they used to boost their success, […]

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SPI 288: Interview with Bec and Joe from The 4 Blades

This is a fun one! I’m sitting down with Bec and Joe Winston, the brains behind The 4 Blades, a brand in a niche that I never knew existed. What is that niche? It’s a kitchen appliance called the Thermomix. You’ve probably never heard of Thermomixes, but Bec and Joe have built a vibrant digital publication, podcast, and community around them. Bec and Joe’s brand is an incredible success story, and it just goes to show what you can accomplish when you focus on what you’re passionate about. They have a successful brand because of their amazing personalities and perseverance—all in a realm I never even knew about. They are truly living the lifestyle they want, and it’s all because of the action they’ve taken and the value they provide. Hopefully you’ll all be motivated and inspired after hearing this episode. Enjoy! And don’t forget to check out my new […]

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My August 2017 Monthly Income Report

The post My August 2017 Monthly Income Report from The Smart Passive Income Blog. Read_more Related posts: My March 2017 Monthly Income Report My November 2017 Monthly Income Report My April 2017 Monthly Income Report My February 2017 Monthly Income Report My September 2017 Monthly Income Report My August 2015 Monthly Income Report My August 2016 Monthly Income Report My May 2017 Monthly Income Report

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