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5 Distractions and How To Overcome Them

By |2017-01-02T15:12:49-06:00March 12th, 2015|Categories: Entrepreneurship, Featured, Personal Productivity, Time Management, Tips & Tricks|

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 at any moment. You [...]

Five Strategies to Manage Your Self Control / Discipline Conundrum

By |2017-01-02T15:12:49-06:00February 11th, 2015|Categories: Achievement, Global, Personal Productivity|

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: [...]

Did You Get Your #HDW Badge Today?

By |2017-01-02T15:12:49-06:00February 4th, 2015|Categories: Career, Philosophy, Society|

Imagine with me for a minute, that we live in the future where society's highest value is an honest day's work... ...not overachieving, or ingenuity, or intelligence, or finding loopholes... ...just the ability to sit at the end of your day and feel tired, but satisfied that you gave your best effort to make something [...]

What’s Your Poker Strategy For Life & Dating? 

By |2017-01-02T15:12:49-06:00September 24th, 2014|Categories: Philosophy, Relationships|

Playing poker is in some ways a microcosm of life. Your strategy will often determine whether you succeed or fail. In poker (as well as in life), there are four basic types of players based on level of aggression and frequency of play.

10 Ways to Increase Productivity for Creative Types & Entrepreneurs

By |2019-08-20T15:14:33-06:00September 15th, 2014|Categories: Hustle, Personal Productivity, Time Management|

(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 [...]

Welcome to Genius Types, “Creative Life & Productivity”

By |2017-01-02T15:12:49-06:00September 9th, 2014|Categories: Creative Life, Life, Philosophy|

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 [...]

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

By |2017-01-02T15:12:49-06:00August 18th, 2014|Categories: Career, Entrepreneurship|

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 [...]

What is a Genius Type?

By |2017-01-02T15:12:50-06:00August 11th, 2014|Categories: Creative Life, Observations, Philosophy|

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 [...]

15 Ways To Stabilize So Your Dreams Can Materialize

By |2019-08-20T15:21:16-06:00July 14th, 2011|Categories: Career, Entrepreneurship, Hustle|

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... [...]

How Talent Can Hold You Back

By |2017-01-02T15:12:50-06:00January 5th, 2011|Categories: Career, Entrepreneurship|

"You see, in the real world, talent isn’t rewarded... production is. In other words, you don’t get paid for being able to solve problems... you get paid for actually solving them; which often takes time, effort, and “the grind.” That’s why you often see the less talented, but hard working, high school kid sneak up on the studs and become successful in life..."