How to Write, Self-Publish, and Sell Your Book in 2018

How to Write, Self-Publish, and Sell Your Book in 2018

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“Every human being has genius level talent. There are no chosen ones. GOD has given every single person genius level talent. You just have to find what it is that you are great at, and then tap into it.” – Jay-Z Read more >>

How Divine Timing Works

This may or may not apply to you, but hear me out. I was upset when I tried so hard to pay attention in school, and got an F because I couldn’t focus. I was upset when I and my family had to move house to house when I was younger because my parents just got divorced. I was upset when I would watch TV and see clean neighborhoods, but outside my window was abandoned houses and empty crack vials. I was upset when I went to school and got teased because I was a little chubbier than most. Read more >>

5 Great Examples of Branded Podcasts

5 Great Examples of Branded Podcasts

I have a confession, I’m in love with podcasts. Branded podcasts to be specific. So in love I’ve started consulting with major brands and small businesses, by helping them create their own and suggesting engaging content ideas. I’m having a blast. I wanted to create this post to showcase some of the best examples of branded podcasts that are out today.

The largest form of advertising for podcasts, in general, are “live reads.” However, live reads are still typical and listeners can still fast forward or completely ignore them. What makes branded audio content great is they allow brands to create an entire experience. Without slamming a sales message in their face at every turn. Read more >>

The 12 Laws of Success According to Diddy

The 12 Laws of Success According to Diddy

You ever ask someone for advice, and it’s just way too simple for you to believe it works? Sometimes things aren’t as complicated as our minds would like us to believe. Enter Diddy, who gives out pretty basic tips on how to succeed. I published a very small ebook a few years ago with James Lopez about Diddy. We spent an entire day & night consuming as much Diddy content to find the clues to his success. Our goal was to copy his state of mind and hustle. Read more >>

How to Create and Host a Six-Figure Tech Conference – 10 Step Guide

How to Create and Host a Six-Figure Tech Conference – 10 Step Guide

With the success of The Phat Startup’s Tech808 conference, many people have been emailing me to learn how to host a tech conference for themselves. I don’t blame them, nobody gave me and my team the answers we were looking for when we decided to finally host one.

The first Tech808 did so well we did 3 more in major markets such as Washington D.C., Oakland, and New York City. We have received praise from large publications such as USA Today, and our speakers are so great, they get press as well. We created a platform that major brands were proud to sponsor. Read more >>

Fake It ‘Til You Make It: The Art of Pre-Selling

Fake It ‘Til You Make It: The Art of Pre-Selling

You are already pre-selling, you just don’t know it (or maybe you do). Your profile on social media, the way you dress, the way you talk, and even the way you walk is pre-selling. As a startup founder, you are constantly in sales mode. When you walk into a networking event with potential investors, your pitch is pretty much either the confirmation of what they already thought of you or the nail in the coffin.

However, the art of pre-selling goes beyond personal appearances. Pre-selling is the exact thing many startups need to determine whether or not they actually have a viable idea. Could you be so bold to offer an idea you haven’t built yet in exchange for commitments or money? If no one is willing to actually take money out of their wallet and pay for it, why bother? At least, get an email address! Read more >>

The DJ Khaled Key to Self Confidence

The DJ Khaled Key to Self Confidence

Email is King: Get Started Building Your List

Email is King: Get Started Building Your List

Building an email list is one of the most critical factors for your startup, as entrepreneurs rely more and more on digital marketing to generate and increase sales. Some say cash is king. Well, now email is king when it comes to building a business online. Creating an email list based on your target market is one of the first priorities when you’re starting. Email lists not only have higher conversion rates, they also act as an owned media resource providing full control to the owner.

In other words, if Facebook, Twitter, or any place where you build a following disappears, you will still have your list. Use it anytime you want, at the launch of new product/service or when offering discounts at special occasions, to get instant results. Read more >>

6 Morning Routines That Will Make You Unstoppable

6 Morning Routines That Will Make You Unstoppable

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A solid morning routine is crucial if you want to be successful. Without morning routines, you can go a full 24 hours unmotivated, attracting bad people, getting upset over small things, depressed, and so much more. That’s not a good way to hustle.

Everyone is different, so you have to try different things. I figured the best people to borrow morning routines from are the most successful people in the world. Why not? They are allowed the same 24 hours as you.

So what are they doing right that most people are getting wrong? It all starts in the morning. Here are a few pieces that will help you put yours together. Read more >>

15 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read Today

15 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read Today

I love when people ask me to recommend books. I compare books to video game cheat codes. Whenever you are playing a video game, and reach a level that is too hard, you usually go searching for a strategy guide or a cheat code. Books are to life what cheat codes are to video games. Why spend all this time, trying to solve a problem that someone else has been through and solved for you? Entrepreneurship has a ton of challenges, and as an entrepreneur, you don’t usually have the luxury of time to figure things out. So, I created this guide of books every entrepreneur should read. Read more >>