When To Ditch A Good Business Idea

Ideas are like buses:

You wait ages for one and then two come at once.

It happened to me the other week:

In the space of three days I came up with two really good business ideas.

I toyed with them for a couple of days, figuring out the details, creating mini business plans in my head.

But at the same time knowing they would never go beyond the planning stage…

For example, both would require for me to stay put in one place for the next few years, which would mean dropping some of my most important life goals.

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Join Our Most Motto-vating Contest Ever

We’re recently asked our Trailblazers about their motto for 2018 and got some pretty cool answers:

  • What’s The Worst That Could Happen?
  • Slay 2018
  • No Fear 2018
  • “Just Do It”
  • Everything Always Works Out for Me!
  • Simplicity!

Not bad, right?

Mottos can be a really powerful way to channel your energies into the right direction.

So here’s a lil’ mission for today, if you choose to accept it:

  1. Come up with your own motto for this year. Tip: reading it loud should make you think “Hell, Yeah!”
  2. Write it down on a piece of paper and put it somewhere you’ll it see every day.
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The Snowball Effect (Case Study)

Creating a profitable passion business is like climbing a mountain:

You’re at the basecamp, watching that huge peak you’re about to climb, and it feels almost intimidating. After all, it will take thousands and thousands of steps to get to the top.

Launching your lifestyle business is similar:

The climb is a bit scary at first, but the secret is to make the first step. And then make another one. And another one.

That’s what Peter Fritz did, with the help of our 365 Days to Freedom program.

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How I Spent All Day With A Fugitive

Dominika and I did something a bit unusual this Friday: we spent most of the day with one of our email subscribers – Axel – who lives in Spain.

When he offered to visit us in Malaga, we thought it could be really cool. We didn’t know he’d bring beer, wine and cheese – that made it even cooler ;)

Anyway, he turned out to be an awesome guy and we spent a lot of time talking about his situation, his life and the great business project he is working on.

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The Imperfect Business Ideal We Must All Strive For

Earlier this week I gave an interview to help existing business owners find a better alignment in their business (I’ll post the link when the interview goes live in Jan).

“Alignment” is the underlying concept we use in everything we do at Paid to Exist:

To simplify things, it’s all about creating a business in alignment with who you are, what you love and what you’re great at.

Let me set something straight about this concept:

Alignment doesn’t have to be perfect (seeking perfection = delivering perfect inaction).

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