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A Framework For Setting And Reaching Goals

I thought I would share some thoughts on the process I use to turn a massive goal into a massive reality. #1. For this post to be useful, you’ll have to have a clearly defined goal… So if you don’t have one, set one. It can be any goal… Even the wrong goal is better than no goal, because goals …

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Interview With My Rat-bag Teenage Daughter

Introducing my rat-bag teenage daughter, Rowan. She’s one of the most amazing things in my life, and I lead a pretty amazing and interesting life, so that’s saying something! Watch more videos like this in my Opportunity Engineering FB group.

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The Boobs And Brains Behind My Business

Meet my beautiful wife Wendy, the brains (and the boobs) behind our company. I couldn’t do what I do without her and I’m grateful that we’ve worked through the tough times and grown together as a couple ? Watch more videos like this in my Opportunity Engineering FB group!

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Notes For Entrepreneurs Who Hate Their Business

If you’re like most entrepreneurs, there’s probably going to come a time when you wake up one morning and realize you hate your business. Maybe it’s already happened. I’ve been there myself, and it’s a painful realization. You see, as entrepreneurs we’re taught to be grateful. We’re taught to believe in abundance and the law of attraction. And so when …

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Gazing Into The Crystal Ball

A big part of being a successful entrepreneur is learning to see the future. You have to learn to FORECAST TRENDS, so you know what to build… When to build it, when to enter a market… And most importantly, when to shift the focus of your existing business. Companies like the Yellow Pages, for example, never envisioned people being able …

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Outsourcing Sucks

Ahhh, the joys of outsourcing… Keep reading for an actual email exchange I had today with a programmer in India… Posted word for word, for your enjoyment. ===================== From: Karthik To: Erik Stafford Time: 8:23am Hello Erik, Kindly find quote for your requirement. The script cost – $145 USD Installation cost – $25 USD design and colors customized to match …

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Lessons From A Delicatessen

So, I used to work at a deli. It was an amazing deli. Like, one of the best, old-style, Jewish deli’s in the country. It’s still there in fact. They recently celebrated their 25th anniversary 🙂 I started working there in college. Partly because I needed the money (I was in college at the time) and partly as a homage …

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Ten Freedoms of The Entreprenuer

Hey guys… It’s been almost three years since I posted this about Strategic Coach. I got such great feedback on my “Entrepreneurial Time System” blog post that I thought I would take a minute to update you on how things are going. Before I do, read my original post if you haven’t: http://www.erikstafford.com/the-entrepreneurial-time-system/ I know it sounds glamorous, but being …

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The Entrepreneurial Time System

Erik Stafford here, and as a visionary, work-from-home type of person, I find that all my days are pretty much the same… I wake up, grab a coffee, and then spend my entire day dealing with whatever my voicemail or email throws at me. I work too many hours. I work everyday, since my office is always right here, beckoning …