One of the easiest ways to grow as an entrepreneur is to expose yourself to new people and experiences. I'm not talking about just navigating domestically, but spreading your wings and soaring internationally. So here is a quick list of 5 reasons you need to travel.
1. Opportunity: I put this as number one because it's probably the most important reason for traveling. If you don't expose yourself to the world, then you will never know what is out there for you. Opportunity can only be seized, so go search for that next big thing.
2. People: Life is all about connections. The people you meet and the relationships you foster will help you grow in your entrepreneurial endeavors later on down the road. Everyone is skilled at something, and that will become useful for you in business.
3. Location: Maybe you'll stumble across a beautiful location with property just waiting to be invested in. Perhaps you'll find your target audience or a new market for your product or service. We all know that location is everything, so why not see more of them?
4. Discovery: Like opportunity, you need to travel if you want to discover something new and exciting. Sometimes the best things in life can only be found when you go looking for them, or perhaps you'll stumble upon it. You'll never strike Gold if you never go digging.
5. Perspective: Get out of your bubble! The world is huge and you likely know nothing about it. Television and post cards can't portray what it's actually like to live and socialize internationally. People, cultures, traditions, beliefs, and even habits vary drastically all over the world. To be a better entrepreneur, you need better perspective on the world and how it works.
One of the most fundamental aspects of being a good entrepreneur involves understanding the difference between assets and liabilities, and how you can produce passive income. This is a concept explored thoroughly by Robert Kiyosaki in his books and teachings. I highly recommend that you read Rich Dad Poor Dad if you haven't already. I'm mentioning this because I finally figured out how to play his game Cashflow. I'll provide the link below and you can check it out. It's totally free. I think that Cashflow is a great tool to teach yourself and others about passive income and how to live financially free. So if you've got some free time and want to learn more, then definitely check it out below.
Now that we've had some time to process Super Bowl 51, it's time to reflect on what can be learned from what seems to be the greatest Super Bowl ever. Not only did the game go into overtime for the first time in history, but Tom Brady led the greatest comeback anyone has ever seen in the game of football. Matt Ryan still had a fantastic game and the Falcons are awesome. They will be back! But this moment belonged to Brady.
Yes, he now has more world championships that Joe Montana (5 Super Bowl rings), the most MVPs, one of the greatest coaches ever at his disposal, and numerous other accolades that definitely qualify him as the greatest quarterback to ever play the game. However, he did something that was much more special to witness on Sunday night. Something that everyone considered to be impossible.
I remember watching the game in the 3rd Quarter, the Patriots were down 28-3 and were playing a terrible game. Nothing seemed to be going right and everyone had turned the TV off at this point, assuming that the Falcons had the game won. But there was one person left in the world that refused to quit. One person that wanted it more. One person that was willing to carry his team to glory. That man was Tom Brady.
After he capitalized on late opportunities in the 4th Quarter, he drove 90 yards down the field in 3 minutes to tie the game in spectacular fashion. Then it was fate that gave the Patriots the ball first in Overtime. I can't emphasize how incredible it felt to watch that first drive. Brady lead his team down the field, looking virtually unstoppable. It felt like destiny was on his side as he mounted the greatest drive in history and punched it into the end zone.
This is a game that you must watch from beginning to end, in order to understand the feeling, if you haven't already. Bottom line, Tom Brady imbued greatness and proved to the world that nothing is impossible. If you ever need a lesson on leadership, adversity, hope, determination, or simply what it means to be great, all you have to do is look no further than Tom Brady, a living legend.
There's a new trend amongst the most successful people in the world right now, and it has to do with their diet. Not necessarily dealing with what they eat, but rather when they eat. The concept is called Intermittent Fasting. There are multiple variations, with the most common ratio being 16 hours fasting and 8 hours eating. The video above is obviously intended to entertain the mind of the possibilities associated with fasting, but it's not a false narrative when it comes down to the facts.
Fasting affects your body in multiple ways on the cellular and molecular level. The biggest benefit is a spike in human growth hormone (HGH), which helps to incinerate fat, build muscle, and fight aging. Fasting can also help lower your insulin levels, aid in cellular repair, reduce inflammation, and keep you mentally sharp during the first 16 hours. I have tried Intermittent Fasting on multiple occasions and it's definitely tough to begin if you are use to eating multiple times a day for your diet. However, it gets easier and the benefits are worth it.
While I was at CES 2017, I was searching for something to enhance my morning routine and destress me before starting my day. I ran into this awesome company called Peloton that has a high-class workout bike that virtually puts you into a cycling class while at home. Doing cardio when I wake up always gets me focused, but it's a hassle to walk all the way to my gym. This would make my life more efficient and I would get a great cardio workout.
After seeing it in action, I decided to write a bit about it here. I believe that it could be a great tool for any entrepreneur striving to improve their own daily routine, or even just stay in shape. It could also be a great addition to any gym or health/wellness facility, allowing clients to workout more privately without feeling uncomfortable in a large cycling class. I'm sure anyone that tries this bike would love it. This is definitely an opportunity waiting to be utilized.