Why you should be your first customer

How do I find my first customer… Not only should that be your question when starting a business but you should be your answer. I have said for a very long time, “Solve the problem you have. If you can, from that solution, create a product or a systematic approach, you have the potential to make a lot of money. The reason is simple. You are probably not the only person with that problem but you may have found an incredible solution. Good problem Problems are a dime a dozen; so the saying goes. But there are some really good problems to have. Out of good problems comes true innovation. And, if you survey most entrepreneurs today, they have built companies around answering a problem they had or their dislike for the way things were […]

Wanna Start A Business? Move from being the product to the customer to the creator

It’s the #StartABusiness Challenge… lol. It isn’t. But you should be asking yourself, “Why should I start a business?” Or, more importantly, “Should I start a business?” That is something that no one should be answering for you, but you. And, in a 2017 world where starting a business is just as easy as coming up with a horrible idea to start a business, no one is going to stop you. But… I will help you start if you’re ready. Before we get to that, let’s consider something that is happening to each of us in business every day. Fair warning, this isn’t meant to get you rich. You are being sold A while ago when social networking sites starting popping up (circa MySpace & Friendster) I said to a friend of mine, “if you’re […]

Money Scarcity and The Wealth Mindset

Money scarcity is a real thing. I would even venture to say that, in our country, money is the root of scarcity. Scarcity is driven into all of us at the very beginning of understanding trade. We no longer are taught to understand trade through value but now, more than ever, we understand trade through money. And, because money is a limited resource based on how fast you can get it versus the rate at which to expend it, it is immediately viewed as a scarce resource. It drives greed and fear around the scarcity mindset it breeds. But what is money scarcity? Scarcity is the idea that there is not enough of a resource to provide for all of a society’s wants and needs. The problem is, while scarcity is great if you’re trying to […]

Live a luxury life without a luxurious budget – with Young Rich Rooted

I live a pretty luxurious lifestyle. It’s mine though. And, it’s a life of luxury that I feel is right for me. I don’t drive a half-million dollar car or live in a mansion. Although I work for myself, I still have to work. But, I have decided for me what happiness looks like and I pursue it daily. While I’m constantly looking to level up, my greatest luxury is living my life instead of someone else’s. So in order to feel rich without being rich, I had to look at some of my behavior and the behavior of those around me. I had to really figure out what made me feel fulfilled and enriched. Young Rich & Rooted I spoke with a friend of mine from Young Rich & Rooted, Bee Lewis, about how […]

The BEST way to invest your money and your time wisely

My nephew asked me once, “What’s the best way to invest your money?” I’m not sure that my response was a surprise to him, though. I’m a big fan of asking, “What do you want out of life?” Once you know that part, you can put your time and money into achieving it. Now, Jim Rohn (always quoted on this site) said, ‘Work hard at your job and you can make a living. Work hard on yourself and you can make a fortune.’ So I think when we look out how to invest our money, we should first consider ourselves and, also consider our time. The Paradoxical Theory of Abundance As I thought a little more on how to best invest time and money I realized something that has always been true for me. I make a lot […]

2017 Goals Challenge

It’s goals challenge time… It’s time to take all that we’ve discussed during the series and put it on display. If you haven’t checked out the previous articles, I invite you to take advantage of them. Our next series will be on finance; money time! If you want to make sure you don’t miss an article, take 2 seconds to find the subscribe button and get in there. I’m looking for your posts with the hashtag #selfiegoals so make sure you share something with the community. Let’s be better; together. Rashad

How to break down a goal to actionable items – On Goals: Part 4

In this article, we will break down a goal into an actionable outline. I hope you have been following along or at least caught up with On Goals: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. By now you have changed your bulleted goals list from 5000 subscribers to the podcast/email list to a full commitment with purpose like I will earn 5000 subscribers to the podcast/email list because I believe the content will help change lives You now have a constant reminder that it is your responsibility to make that goal happen. And, you have a clear understanding of why you believe the goal is worth pursuing. What now? So how does it all happen? What’s the plan? The plan is simple. You need to know what it takes, who has what job, and who […]

Four critical types of goals and one big mistake. On Goals: Part 3.

There are a lot of conversations on the types of goals that exist. In this article, we are going to talk briefly about types of goals in a way I have yet to find discussed. When I did my search for goal types I was given things like financial, spiritual, emotional and the like. While those delineations are important, I want to shift our approach. I want us to take an approach on the types of goals that will allow us to build on each type. First, the mistake. I think the biggest mistake we can make is believing acquisition is a goal. Acquiring things is not a goal, it is a reward. Last year I had a goal of getting a Convertible Cheverlot Camaro 2LT in Nighthawk Grey with 5 spoke 20″ rims (not to be […]

Success from the start – On Goals: Part 2

The greatest benefit of setting goals isn’t achieving them. It’s the process that you must go through and the person you become in order to achieve your goal. – Jim Rohn I have said before that we need to be more in love with the process than the prize. The quote above from Jim Rohn illustrates why that is so important. If you are setting good goals, then you are forcing yourself to change in order to reach them. It isn’t that you have to become a new person, just better the person you are today. If you have any goals, then you have intention to achieve them. I want for you to have intention and expectation. The things we cover below are going to help with that. Let’s find success from the start. The […]

Where dey at tho? Goal setting examples – On Goals: Part 1

Allow me to show some examples of goal setting. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, right? That time of year where we realize how we either had a great year or it just wasn’t our year. Then we make those incredible forecasts like “new year, new me.” And, we resolve to be better in a little while than we are right now… If you haven’t caught it yet, I think it’s a little ridiculous. If you’re going to be better, start right now. But, I do believe in setting and achieving goals; bigly. Where dey at doe??? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4) Where is your goals list? How long is this gonna be? As I considered this article, I thought it would be pretty consistent with a lot the things I write. Maybe about 700 – 1000 […]