Review of The Brand Within by Daymond John

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Daymond John is an investor on Shark Tank, a popular reality TV show on ABC where hungry entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to a panel of equally hungry "sharks" looking to make money. Born to humble beginnings, Daymond John hustled his way from the streets of New York City to the top of the business world by creating one of the most popular fashion brands in the United States: FUBU. Now a billionaire, Daymond John's story shows how anyone can achieve their dreams if they work hard and … [Read more...]

Embrace Your Weirdness: A Short Guide To Happiness

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"Who am I supposed to be?" This is a question that most of us ask ourselves during the course of our lives, usually more than once. Recently, I had a conversation with a friend who was struggling with this question. She is a personal trainer trying to carve out a niche for herself in Los Angeles, a large task to say the least. Over the past few months, she has asked for advice from several of her friends about how to stand out in a crowded market place. Most of them seem to agree that … [Read more...]

How I Met Jeff Bezos, CEO Of Amazon.com

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Two weeks ago, I sat at my computer and began my usual routine: check email, check Facebook, check Twitter. You know the drill. Sometimes, I throw a few websites into the mix just to spice things up. On June 5, 2014, I checked one of my favorite websites--Amazon.com. When I landed on the homepage, something caught my eye. It was an image of what appeared to be an electronic device featuring the Amazon logo. At first, I thought that the launch event was a webinar similar to the Apple … [Read more...]

5 Lessons I Learned From My Father

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This Fathers Day, I wanted to take a moment to share with you some of the lessons that I learned from my father, Bob Garvens. While he has taught me many things throughout my life, these lessons are the most important. 1. Work hard. "It's good for you. It builds character." My brothers and I have heard this phrase more times than we care to remember. My dad is big on character. Growing up, it seemed like everything was an exercise in character building. Whether we were doing homework or … [Read more...]

Interview with Aaron Marino of I Am Alpha M

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Aaron Marino is a male image consultant, men's style expert and entrepreneur who helps men build confidence, realize their true potential and get more out of life. I first discovered Aaron and his image consulting business several months ago when I was trying to learn how to match patterns. Since then, I've watched tons of his videos on men's fashion and personal branding. His videos are high-energy and filled with useful information to help you look (and feel) your best. Over the years, … [Read more...]

Review of Modern Tailor Custom Dress Shirts

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Are you a man who loves dressing well but hates shopping for clothes? If so, keep reading. But first, check out these custom dress shirts that I ordered from ModernTailor.com! My Story I love fashion. But I hate shopping for clothes. Why? Because I'm not fat. Seriously. If I was fat, I would enjoy shopping for clothes a whole lot more. But I am tall, strong and athletic making it next to impossible to find clothes that fit me well. Can you relate? Keep reading. While my level … [Read more...]

How to Negotiate with Comcast and Save BIG

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Need help negotiating with Comcast? Follow this guide and save money on your next bill from Comcast. Over the course of the next year, you can easily save $100, $200 or more using this strategy. Several months ago, I called Comcast and negotiated a pretty sweet package for my Internet and cable TV service. I ended up with six months of high-speed Internet access plus basic extended cable for $85 per month. It was a deal that they offered to new customers only. But after a little … [Read more...]

Review of Earn1K by Ramit Sethi

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Are you thinking about joining Earn1K? Before you spend your hard-earned cash on Ramit Sethi's online course, read this article. By the end, you will know whether or not Earn1K is right for you. What is Earn1K? Earn1K is an online course created by Ramit Sethi of I Will Teach You To Be Rich, a blog that teaches readers how to focus on big wins and live a rich life. In Ramit's book, I Will Teach You To Be Rich, he writes about the "CEO" approach to personal finance. In short, there are … [Read more...]

Review of Overnight Resume Makeover by Ramit Sethi

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If you are like me, you hate writing resumes. To make matters worse, you have no idea how to write a resume, let alone one a cover letter. I experienced the same problem for years and turned to Ramit Sethi of I Will Teach You To Be Rich for help. My Job-Hunting Nightmare I like to tell people that I have an "eclectic work history." By that, I mean that I have had a variety of completely unrelated jobs: I played (and still play) trombone in the Army Reserve I taught undergraduate … [Read more...]

Review of I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi

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I first read a blog post of Ramit's back in 2009-2010 on Mint.com--which is a personal finance software website that I use--where he talked about an idea called the two-headed savings approach. I really liked the blog. Check it out if you haven't read it because it made sense. It just made sense. Why are we focusing on all these nitty gritty details of our budget when we should focus on big wins and save more money there? So I really enjoyed that article and ended up going over to his … [Read more...]