The Little Book that Made Me Millions

The Little Book that Made Me Millions

The year was 2003. I was broke. During the day I was grinding away in my personal training business, and I spent my nights trying to grow my online business. My workday ran from 4:40 a.m. through to 9 p.m. My only breaks, if you could call them that, were the 5:40...

Push Fear Aside — And Just Start

Push Fear Aside — And Just Start

After ironing my button down shirt, looping my tie just so, pouring a cup of coffee in my to-go mug, and grabbing my lunch, I took a quick look in the mirror as I walked out the front door. Sigh. I was on my way to work, which on this particular day consisted of...

The Best of 2015: Mark Ford

The Best of 2015: Mark Ford

From the editors: The end of the year is a time of reflection. To that end, ETR editors have picked the best of this past year’s essays from Craig Ballantyne, Mark Ford and Joanne Stern to share with you this week. Whether you've been with us all year, or are new to...

How to Achieve What You Want in Life

How to Achieve What You Want in Life

When it comes to contemplating what you want to achieve in life, this quote, for the most part, is true. "Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve." – Napolean Hill It's worked for me countless times in my life, most notably the goal of having a...

Why You Should Start Small

Why You Should Start Small

My friend Andrew got his start by making coffee for friends at home. He dreamed of building his own coffee shop: something grand with wood trim, a brick facade, and a handmade Italian espresso machine. But he started small. He set up a table at the farmer’s market on...

Business is a Social Game

Business is a Social Game

If you want to be an effective entrepreneur, I’d say you should have at least 10 good friends who are already successful entrepreneurs. If that sounds like a lot to you, I’d say that something is very wrong with your mindset. Few entrepreneurs succeed in isolation....

How to Build an Empire

How to Build an Empire

There are times when I see the successful businesses that other people are building and I instantly want to create that kind of success for myself. I want to build an empire. I want to create a startup. I want to make a successful podcast, YouTube channel, live...

Where the Real Secrets Are Found

Where the Real Secrets Are Found

When I was a much younger man, I began my career at a prestigious New York law firm. It was exactly as you might picture it; a true old boys club, plenty of backslapping, scotch drinking, cigar smoking, and of course, all the real work piled onto the backs of young...

The Truth About Money

The Truth About Money

Deep inside the SLS Hotel in Las Vegas lies a cavernous restaurant called Bazaar. Helmed by the celebrity chef, Jose Andres, you can order the finest charcuterie, rib eye steaks 2.5 inches thick, and if you call a day in advance, a whole suckling pig delivered to your...

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