The 9 Biggest Personal and Professional Development Tips of 2018

The internet is rife with content—too much, in fact. Sadly, much of it can lead you astray. At the very least, it becomes an entertaining, but unproductive time suck (we're looking at you, Fail Blog). That's why ETR has curated...

The Morning Routine That Produces $1,000,000 Copy

At 4:25PM on a hot Friday in Manhattan, I raced along West 33rd Street. My train was going to leave Grand Central Station in 14 minutes. With or without me. I slowed down so I wouldn’t tackle some café-goers enjoying happy hour. Then I checked my phone and saw Grand...

3 Ways to Keep Your Company’s Finances in Check—While Getting Money Back

It’s the question on every startup owner’s mind: “What can I use to pay for all this?” As an entrepreneur, I’m quite familiar with that struggle. When I started my business, I knew I had to get creative to make sure everything was paid for on time and in full. My...

5 Business Growth Tips from a $3 Billion Real Estate Visionary

“Every distraction costs you a fortune,” my friend Sharran Srivatsaa said to me on a beautiful SoCal morning. We were at the Newport Beach offices of his new project, Kingston Lane, a company that is developing an app to help real estate agents generate new leads....

The Power of Self-interest

The reason I have never bought a lottery ticket is that I don’t want to soil my belief system with fantasies of striking it rich through pure luck. Lotteries are perhaps the ultimate free-lunch delusion, which is why they are a favored method of taxation by...

The Next Bailout Is Old News

After the recent bailout of AIG, Freddie Mac, and Fannie Mae, investors are wondering if the Big Three – Chrysler, GM, and Ford – are next. Sorry to tell you, but they’ve already been bailed out.

Sorry, Mr. Bumble, Not These

Okay, okay. Mr. Bumble, by his very name, didn’t know what we know – that the indefinite article preceding a word starting with “a” should be “an,” not “a.” But since his observation has spawned grins, nods, and piracy for 170 years, we have to admit he probably had something there.

3 New Email Rules

Sending emails and making money is the greatest job in the world. But I have 3 new rules about this dream lifestyle that you need to know. You see, I've been tracking some neat little statistics for you. Keep in mind I can only guarantee you these open rate patterns...

The F Word

  "Th' best thing about a little judicyus swearin' is that it keeps th' temper.'Twas intended as a compromise between runnin' away an' fightin'." - Finley Peter Dunne Perhaps one of the most interesting and colorful words in the English language is the word "fuck."...

A Prescription for Happiness

"The reason why so few good books are written is that so few people who can write know anything." - Walter Bagehot Adam Phillips is a fully fledged ETR. He gets up at 4:30 a.m. every morning to do research and work on a massive project: a digest of the 24-volume...

Visualizing Your Intended Outcome

"He who bears in his heart a cathedral to be built is already victorious. He who seeks to become sexton of a finished cathedral is already defeated." - Saint-Exupéry (Flight to Arras, 1942) Some goals -- business and financial mostly -- can be categorized in numeric...

Why You Should Trim Your Trees

If you employ or manage at least six people, you need to let one of them go every year or so. If you employ 30 or 40, you should be weaning three or four. Forget about those who quit. I'm talking about firing people. It may sound crazy in a business world obsessed...

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