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It keeps most of us poor by design. Let me explain.

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The stock market is rigged against most people.

It’s not obvious.

Most of the money made from stocks happens before the IPO (Initial Public Offering). You and I can’t invest in a cool startup from Silicon Valley until this point. You can still make money as an investor after an IPO, but that’s not where most of the money is made.

The IPO is where the people who got rich off the company dump their stocks onto the public and realize their profit in US dollars. The rich people need someone to sell their overpriced stocks to. …

The untold story of what LinkedIn did to my career that I’m not to supposed to share

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Social media is promoted as being amazing for your career.

It’s supposed to lubricate your soul. Everybody tells you at work to build a personal brand and share interesting insights with your network. HR and marketing teams even run workshops at most companies to help employees use LinkedIn. Social media is one big happy picnic with cupcakes, sugar, that can cause your career to explode.


There’s a dark side to social media.

Freedom of speech doesn’t matter in the corporate world

When I started one job I got told to stop posting on LinkedIn — or any social media platform. The ask took me by surprise. I wouldn’t…

Getting to know this often-understood state of mind can have major benefits

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You’re a dangerous person if you go through things alone and come back better — @IAmAaronWill

Most of my biggest problems in life have been solved by loneliness. That’s the opposite of what you’ll typically hear.

Lose the love of your life? Go out for a night on the town. Get a cancer diagnosis? Go with your friends to tick things off your bucket list. Want to build a business? Network your face off. Want to be a content creator? Get lots of followers and have people like you.

Since all of the lockdowns began, I’ve had to get good…

Spending money is where people go wrong. Here are the simple solutions.

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Buying new toys is a distraction.

I’ve met entrepreneurs and content creators who spend a year tinkering with the layout of their websites. It’s stupid. You don’t even need a website to start. A website is a distraction. A website is procrastination.

What works is to start your side hustle for free. Run your side hustle on zero dollars even if you don’t have to. Here’s how and why.

Use social media like this for $0

Many people forget social media is free. Yes, the conspiracy theories say “if the app is free then you are the product.” Blah Blah Blah. Who knows where our data goes…

Demonstrated by four unlikely stories of non-famous people.

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The concept of cool needs to be resuscitated.

Images of washboard abs on Instagram or some startup bro bragging about a $100m investment are the poster child for cool. Yuck.

Is there a more normal version of cool? These stories can change your mind. Here are the overlooked traits of truly uber-cool people.

They think bad luck is good luck

I consider myself lucky in this situation.

Jessica is a recruiter and said this. She thinks she is lucky. Let me explain.

Her husband became terminally ill with a rare form of brain cancer known as Glioblastoma. She took care of him for five months. Then he…

So you can gain confidence to achieve your goals.

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Most torpedoes that blow up my day are fired by myself.

I’m not at war with opinionated Twitter users, or my family, or the guy that cut me off on the freeway with his enormous pickup truck. Nope. I’m just trying to win the war against myself. On one side is my toxic beliefs, on the other is positive psychology.

Most descriptions of positive psychology are confusing. That’s why many people ignore it when they shouldn’t. Here’s an explanation for us normies.

Positive psychology is a scientific approach to studying human thoughts, feelings, and behavior, with a focus on strengths…

This simple process can completely transform your writing.

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Writer’s block is a dirty little secret.

Most writers never admit it. I’ve encountered it a few times in the last few months. When I analyze what has happened it comes down to the following:

  1. Feeling like any ideas I have are terrible.
  2. Overthinking everything.
  3. Not enough research.

Out of three, the third cause is the one I least expected to be a problem. Then a chat with fellow writer Todd Brison explained everything.

What most writers do

I am what Todd calls a cowboy writer. I write on the fly and don’t pre-prepare anything. …

Whatever you do, don’t quit your 9-5 job. Here’s how I did it.

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You don’t want to be a billionaire who causes society to be your peasant.

I get it. You have a heart.

A side hustle that leads you to be financially free won’t make you a billionaire or a Bentley driving snob. That’s not the point. Anthony Pompliano explains beautifully what the point of financial freedom is:

I used to be impressed by people who had a lot of money, but now I’m impressed by people who have a lot of free time. Time is the ultimate measure of wealth.

Here’s the plan.

Stay at your 9-5 job

A guy I know had a cushy middle…

Use this strategy to build your audience and monetize on the backend.

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The illusion of followers is a paradigm that’s changing.

Social media platforms are starting to give creators access to their audience’s email addresses. This is an exciting change. Without an email address you’re at the mercy of an algorithm that prioritizes ads over your content.

Recently, Twitter caved and now allows content creators to own email addresses. It’s not obvious or straightforward. Most people missed it.

The Twitter acquisition that changed the game

Newsletter companies are multiplying faster than an infectious virus.

Twitter decided to join the party and purchased newsletter company “Revue.” Shortly after, they announced it would be integrated into Twitter. No big deal. I…

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