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Last week I took some advice from a stranger on LinkedIn May 30, 2024

Last week I took some advice from a stranger on LinkedIn — My results shot up 2,540% in one day.

We all need advice. Some of the best is on LinkedIn.

I started investing time on LinkedIn a year ago to attract co-investors and the right startups for our venture studio.

(100% of our...

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90% of founders fail because they fall into this trap. May 29, 2024

90% of founders fail because they fall into this trap.

The wishful-thinking trap. All idea, no plan.

You've heard the saying, "all hat no cattle".

Your deck is a pitch, not a plan. You need three vetted plans.

#1 - The plan to raise VC

#2 - The plan if you get funded...

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Your VC Lingo Cheatsheet. May 28, 2024

Founders - If you're planning on raising VC, you need to learn the LINGO

This is a great foundation...

๐‚๐š๐ฉ ๐“๐š๐›๐ฅ๐ž: Ownership structure of a company with investor stakes.

๐ƒ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง: Reduction in existing investor ownership due to new equity issuance.

๐„๐’๐Ž๐: Reserved shares for future employee...

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My #1 mistake as a 6x entrepreneur? May 24, 2024

My #1 mistake as a 6x entrepreneur? 

That I repeated three times. 
Many times in my life, super rich guys have offered me dream opportunities to come join their thing. 
Three times I said yes. 
In my earlier days when I...

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I've always had a love-hate relationship with venture capital. May 23, 2024

Founders, if you were a VC  

→ Name 3 things you would change? 

I've always had a love-hate relationship with venture capital. 

Venture capitalists like to think they get to choose the winners and the losers. Too often there's a pungent air of elitism in the VC...

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The Secret: TDR May 21, 2024

After failing for 11 months, I started selling 1 million a month. Here's what changed. 

First, the answer was right in front of me the whole time. I could have done it day one, but I was solution-blind. 

I couldn't see the solution even though it was right in front...

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It's time to have the baby. May 20, 2024

When you talk to them they'll tell you they have a God-planted dream inside them. And many have been pregnant with this dream for far too long! 

It's time to have the baby. 

I've never seen so many faith-driven getting equipped to master entrepreneurship 


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Read it for yourself! May 18, 2024

The best way to understand God's Word is to read it 

The best way to know God, is to read His Word for yourself. 

The worst and most popular way is to allow someone else to read it for you — and then tell you what it means, and what to believe


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Be both a thermometer and a thermostat in business. May 17, 2024

The startup school of hard-knocks has taught me how to be both a thermometer and a thermostat in my ventures. 

I've had to learn how to understand what's going on, and how to change it

- What's the temperature? (truth) 
- How do I change it? 

We mostly mess...

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90% of entrepreneurs are feeling sidelined. May 16, 2024

90% of entrepreneurs are feeling sidelined. They're injured sitting on the sidelines in pain. Mostly alone.  

It's easy to be full of passion and excitement when you first get started. 

But every bootstrapper or a startup founder seeking VC has to crack-the-code....

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Are you in a season where nothing seems to be working out? May 15, 2024

Are you in a season where nothing seems to be working out? Perhaps I'm writing this to you. 

I've never seen someone fail this much. 

- Born into poverty 

- His family forced into homelessness at age 7. 

- His mom dies at age 9. 

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The false allure of building a lifestyle business. May 14, 2024

Building a lifestyle business isn't just a dream. It's become the opiate for many solopreneurs. Especially the broke ones.  

Imagine the allure. 

- Freedom to choose your hours. 
- The power to work from anywhere. 
- No boss, no office politics. 

But here's...

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