Businessby@keni

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Lessons in self-employment

Dec 24, 2019

Teaching

I came across a few people in the few days that have been teaching at some point in their career. I was a Math and English tutor back in my college days and I liked it. The idea of being a teacher in college is appealing to me. First and foremost, I think teaching is a very fulfilling career. T...

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Jul 4, 2019

Attention

I have tried a few businesses the last few years. 1) My first attempt was YouTube. I took a Udemy course on creating videos from copyright-free content. The number of views is used in calculating the payment for creators. So the focus was: - Thumbnail - Title - Keywords - Likability - Becoming ...

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Jun 26, 2019

Re: 3 things you can do in any situation

I have recently discovered an affinity to simplicity. Jason discusses these 3 options for any situation.. Change it. Accept it. Leave it. I like it. Instead of asking myself the dreaded questions that don't help me into action. Just focusing on the 3 possible options in front of me - is time and...

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Jun 25, 2019

Should you outsource?

For my first business endeavor, I wanted to do it all. Design. Analysis. Decisions. Copy... and many other little things. I would spend hours on each task and come up with something I feel is spectacular. Spectacular- I decided was a direct factor of how many hours I spent on said task. Predicta...

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Jun 16, 2019

A case for affirmations

I recently publicly announced that I wanted to do affirmations. @brianball asked for more details.. I think affirmation is a bridge between wanting something and taking action. Since making the declaration of my affirmation, I find that I am constantly asking myself what I need to do to achieve ...

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Jun 13, 2019

On Failing

Listen to this one and half minute video of a billionaire talk about failure When I saw the video, my first thoughts were - this is not how I grew up. It could be a cultural thing but failure is NOT celebrated in many parts of the world. You are always reminded of the community. So if you fail at...

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Jun 12, 2019

Affirmations - An inquiry

I am working on an experiment to apply three books for the rest of 2019. One of books is - How to fail at everything and still win big. The author, Scott Adams talks about affirmations. He explains it in details in podcasts and live interviews. He got me curious and I decided to read more on it. ...

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Apr 25, 2019

Execution

I watched this video- a book summary of the 4 disciplines of execution. It mentions how we need 3 things in order to effectively execute on a goal. 1) Focus on WIG (Wildly important goal) What is the one achievement would make everything else secondary? From X to Y by Z. 2) Measure the lead What ...

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Jun 16, 2019

Passion is overrated

Scott Adams talks about passion in thisYouTube video. That video was what pushed me to read his book - How to fail at everything and still win. His argument is that - fixating on one thing and calling it passion is not a good strategy. In his book, he talks about over 35 different ideas that he t...

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Mar 29, 2019

Let's Think of Community Events Here (2)

When one of my favorite writers Mark Manson turned 30, he asked his subscribers to write to him about what they would tell their 30 year old self. He explains this experiment on this post. 10 Life Lessons to Excel In Your 30s – A crowd-sourced article from my older readers on what they all wish th...

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Mar 25, 2019

Re: Life lessons from Classroom(Interest)

I had to reply to this wonderful piece by @henryadepegba : > This applies to life as well, if you start losing interest in something that is of necessity to you, You should find someone that knows it like the back of their hand, find an accountability partner to keep you at it, someone that can alw...

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Mar 24, 2019

Telling a story

I just listened to an episode of Tim Ferriss' podcast interviewing Seth Godin. A part of the interview where they talked about price was interesting. Tim talks about a friend that has a rule for any service he offers. He charges a full price or he would charge nothing. Just two options. He uses th...

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Mar 25, 2019

Working on my muscle (4)

What else can I brainstorm? I thought of what else I should do for my journal? 1) Completely revamp the website with the following changes: Before you start dreaming about video galleries and fancy call-to-action buttons, ask these four questions: What kind of brand do you want to build? Grab a...

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Mar 20, 2019

Working on my muscles(3)

In continuation of the creativity muscle work, part three... I found this text online and it made me want to brainstorm and create a template to discover my sweet spot. > When passion, purpose and skill intersect you find the ultimate career sweet spot that makes it easy to commit yourself to suc...

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Mar 30, 2019

Working on my muscles

Continuation of the same creative ideas... here is how I would improve my website: 1) have a focal point. Where do I want my target customers to go? What's the first impression I want to create? Need to work on both the design and content aspect for this. 2) Decide on a color theme. Incorporate...

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Mar 18, 2019

Working on my muscles(2)

Still working on my creativity muscle: I brainstormed 10 ways to improve my product: 1 -Interactive Design Find ways to make the process of using the product interactive. 2- Usability Focus on simplicity. Make it easy and intuitive to use. 3- Clean A clean and organized feel to increase enthu...

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Feb 20, 2019

Friendships and Power

> "Proximity is power. Find a way to get close to people who can help you in your life and business." I saw this quote online and found it disturbing. Making friends for future benefit? When discussing this with friends, they said that everything is a give and take. Everyone that wants to spend ...

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Feb 7, 2019

9.58 seconds

Watch this 1.40 secondsVIDEOfeaturing Usain Bolt. The first time I saw it, I got fired up. I was ready to sprint, dance, move, ANYTHING. It triggered me to move. This is one of the best videos to watch for motivation. Motivation to hit the gym, get things done and do something with your life. ...

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Feb 5, 2019

Lower expectations

That's the KEY to happiness - This TED talkperfectly explains why. . I have looked at that talk many times. It makes sense. I find that our biggest disappointments are usually when there is a direct mismatch of our expectations with the reality. You have a better chance of being pleasantly surpri...

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Feb 4, 2019

Marketing like a boss (2)

I was watching the Fyre documentary for probably the 5th time. I keep learning something new every time. My friend who watched it with me expressed the difference between the hulu and the netflix version. The netflix was created with the help of the marketing agency that was hired. While the Hul...

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Feb 3, 2019

Marketing like a boss.

I recently watched the Fyre festival documentary on Hulu and on Netflix. My first reaction - In AWE of the marketing genius behind it. The execution of the marketing was methodical. If you have any doubts about the power of marketing, watch the documentary. What I think made the marketing work...

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Jan 7, 2019

Marketing

I hate marketing. Since 2016, I have launched a YouTube channel, amazon products and a journal. Each venture had one flaw. Marketing. I didn’t know what exactly marketing was. I assumed I just need to - 1) Have a great idea. 2) Make it high quality. The rest should happen on its own. I spent ...

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