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3 Hacks to Focus Deeply and Be More Productive

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In the age of social media and modern technology, we’ve lost the ability to focus. A lot of people like to say that they have ADHD, and while it’s no surprise that numbers are rising you don’t exactly need to be medically diagnosed to feel totally scattered all the time. ADHD or not, you definitely ARE […]

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When You’re Just Getting Started, Turn Up The Volume

Try doing things faster. Much faster. Yes, quality trumps speed. But speed trumps inaction. (Most of us aren’t at a place where we should be obsessing about quality. Yet.) Sometimes it’s easier to get something done quickly with a few errors and literally just “push” it out than to wait for it to appear in […]

Why Boredom is the Superpower of the 21st Century

Our world is a hive that we buzz around, glued to our phones and anxious to fill up the silence. Here’s what’s happened since I started taking the opposite approach and flooding my senses with silence. Every morning, just as the sun is coming up, I sit down at my desk to write. I’m talking […]

Do the Work

Stop treating creative work like some sacred, magical practice that defies a formulaic approach. Most creative people overthink their work to the point of paralysis. Stop thinking of yourself as an artist. Instead, pretend you’re a plumber. It doesn’t matter if your plumber wakes up in the morning “feeling it” or not. Being inspired has […]

Why We Need More Heroes

I live in a nice apartment complex in Venice, California. It’s quite expensive, as is pretty much everything in Los Angeles. My apartment is the cheapest model, and it’s still $3,500+ a month. Feel free to clutch your pearls. I know I do when I cut that check on the 1st. The apartments used to […]

How Social Media (Really) Works and The New Rules For Winning It All

Last year, my Instagram account blew up—to put it mildly. I grew from 0-100,000 followers in less than 6 months. I attribute a lot of my recent successes — growing Rich20Something, getting a major book deal, acquiring Under30CEO — to the rapid surge in relevance that came from growing my Instagram account. Here’s how all […]

Blogging, Podcasting or YouTube?

If you want to start a business, you need to create content. Should you start a blog, a podcast or a YouTube channel? How do you decide where to begin? At the end of the day, your job is to find one platform that really matches with your personality and production style, then use it […]

The Marketing Lessons I Learned From Pablo Escobar

I’ve been obsessed with the Netflix hit series Narcos, which is based on the life of notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. One of the most well-known cartel leaders of all time, Escobar is remembered for his cocaine empire that swept the globe in the ’80s and ’90s. Although the drug lord committed many horrible […]


About two years ago, my friend Marcel Benson (Barry) wanted to start a watch company. A lot of people probably thought that was a dumb idea. Watches? The world doesn’t need more watches! But that’s not what Barry thought. He liked watches. He’d always been fascinated with them. He had a whole collection, even as […]

My Daily Writing Routine (feel free to copy this)

People ask me all the time how I structure my days in order to produce so much content on a consistent basis. The key to creating great work is being prolific. Stephen King said it best: “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and […]

To Achieve Happiness, Don’t Confuse Pleasure With Fulfillment

The easiest way to waste decades of your life is to mistake pleasure for fulfillment. Pleasure lives in the realm of now. It’s made of feeling and emotion, which are both very important, but predictably unstable. It’s impossible to base a meaningful life solely on the pursuit of pleasure. At the extreme end of pleasure: […]

Give Yourself The Gift of Patience

There’s the nearly imperceptible feeling in our lives that what’s happening right now isn’t as good as what will happen in the future and that if we could just “get through” this highly inconvenient present moment, we’d finally be able to get to the “good stuff.” Things are just progressing too slowly for us to […]

How You Know You’re Ready to Quit Your Job

Ok, I get it! You’re fed up! You’re ready to leave the 9-to-5 forever. But hold it right there… Should you quit your job? When is the right time to quit and how will you know when you’re ready? Keep watching to learn exactly what you’ll need to know. If you liked this, take a […]

How to Get Major Press For Your Brand

Over that past few years my advice has been regularly featured to millions of people all over the world in places like: TIME Fortune Entrepreneur The Huffington Post Fox News Business Insider Inc. I’m not just listing those links to show you how much of a big shot I am (although my mom thinks so). […]

If You’re an Entrepreneur and Not Making Things Better, Read This

Let’s get a few things straight. Talking about entrepreneurship, to talk about entrepreneurship, to talk about entrepreneurship (and then selling a “private video series” at the end) isn’t actual entrepreneurship. The purpose of entrepreneurship, while it certainly has a self-serving element to it, is primarily based in service to others. I believe that embedded in […]

Should You Go To College?

Should you go to college? Is it even worth it for young people to automatically assume that college is the right choice for them? In my upcoming book, I write that “college is dead.” Here’s why I think that could be true — and what I would do instead. Click to start watching   What […]

How to Do Creative Work When You’re Not Feeling “Inspired”

It can be really hard to do creatively demanding work if you’re not in the “mood.” I recorded a video to tell you about a simple mental shift I use to approach difficult creative work, even when I’m not feeling inspired or motivated to create. Come take a walk with me! Share this with a […]

How to Deal with Stress, Anxiety and Envy in Entrepreneurship

I want to talk about something that no one wants to touch. Depression, stress, anxiety. This game ain’t easy and these issues are bound to pop up. Here’s my story and how I deal with them. Bout to get deep…hope you’ll join me. Not messing around – this is serious. Share this with a friend […]

Two Powerful Strategies to Live Better and Be More Productive

When I think about strategies for better living, I consider the rule of E: efficiency, effectiveness, and essentialism. Recently, I’ve been on a kick about cultivating deep focus. In the age of social media and modern technology, we’ve lost the ability to focus. Which is why I’ve made it my aim to be more mindful. […]

If You’re Hustling Hard and Things Still Aren’t Happening for You, Read This

Chris Rock has a hilarious bit about the ridiculous negative stereotypes that some parents use to qualify their parenting skills. As an example, he riffs on phrases some parents might say like, “I take care of my kids” as if this is some great accomplishment, to which Rock’s exasperated response is, “Well duh, you dumb […]

3 Reasons Why You Should Get a Coach

Something I’ve been asked about a lot recently… “Should I get a coach?” “What’s the difference between a coach and a mentor?” I recorded a video from RICH20MOBILE (lol) to break down 3 reasons why I think a coach could supercharge your life. If you haven’t subscribed to my YouTube channel, go do that now! I’ll […]

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