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1203, 2015

5 Distractions and How To Overcome Them

By |March 12th, 2015|Categories: Entrepreneurship, Featured, Personal Productivity, Time Management, Tips & Tricks|13 Comments

Does this scenario sound familiar to anyone? You're a busy professional with multiple clients and/or projects. You consider yourself highly productive and able to multitask. You painstakingly plan out your day on a calendar. You've got the calendar synced with multiple mobile devices so that you can access your master plan [...]

Inspired To Start A Blog? Learn What Makes These Five Bloggers Successful

For this post, I set out to find people who started a blog and went on to do well; and I asked them about their story.  What inspired them?  What traits helped them?  What circumstances helped them? The results of my search were interesting. Many common themes emerged among their stories, and it reminded me of my own journey. Trying [...]

Five Strategies to Manage Your Self Control / Discipline Conundrum

One of the foundations of the self-improvement movement is self-determinism: the act of determining your future through your own efforts by exercising self-control and discipline. Inspiring stories of legendary self-determinists, such as athletes and successful entrepreneurs, are all around us; constantly reminding us of our own shortcomings. I can hear the scripts being read now: "You can do anything you [...]

10 Ways to Increase Productivity for Creative Types & Entrepreneurs

(photo by Sonny Abesamis) https://s3.amazonaws.com/geniustypes/10+Ways+To+Increase+Productivity.mp3   The Ol' Day Timer My father used to carry around a Franklin day timer.  Something about it was interesting to me... a way to organize your thoughts into blocks of time. I first got serious at the subject after reading “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” by the late Stephen Covey and [...]

Welcome to Genius Types, “Creative Life & Productivity”

I started this blog in 2006 as a young entrepreneur who was looking for something more creative than the typical American life of 50-60 hour work weeks, skipping vacations to move up, and not hoping to see & enjoy the world until I was too old to do so. It’s amazing how much my perspective on how to accomplish this [...]

Do You Have the Stomach For a Non-Linear Career Path?

Adaptability In my life, I’ve found that creative problem solving skills have allowed me to excel in a number of environments. Some say it’s better to pick a career field and stick with it; (and that might be true if you don’t have the knack for just figuring out a way to make it work when you’re thrown to the [...]

What is a Genius Type?

A Genius Type is when artist meets entrepreneur. It’s not a statement of how “smart” you are, because intelligence is an out-dated understanding of mental capacity and besides... grit and perseverance beats talent every time. A Genius Type sees the world differently than most, and often seems brilliant. But, perplexingly, the same mind is capable of ridiculous oversights that seem [...]

Interview with Mitch Stephen, Author of “My Life & 1000 Houses”

I had the pleasure of interviewing the author of "My Life & 1000 Houses," Mitch Stephen. Mitch is a self-made real estate investor out of San Antonio Texas who has mastered the art of owner-finance as a way to create passive cashflow from real estate. I was able to spend a few days with him while we filmed his segments for an episode of EquityTV.

15 Ways To Stabilize So Your Dreams Can Materialize

Set and Then Forget... (at least for a little while) As an aggressive entrepreneur, I was ready to conquer the world at a very young age. My plan was to out-work, out-innovate, and out-run my competition at all costs until I was financially free. I started a lawn mowing business... then a custom T-shirt business... and then a motivational poster [...]