Posts by Nando Journeyman

Behold, the “problem seer”

Behold, The “Problem Seer”

A policeman sees a drunk man searching for something under a streetlight and asks what the drunk has lost. He says he lost his keys and they both look under the streetlight together. After a few minutes the policeman asks: “Are you sure you lost the keys here?” the drunk replies, “No, I lost them…

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Mark Cuban's First Two Rules Of Startups

Mark Cuban’s First Two Rules Of Startups

You can argue with me all you want about business and you just may walk away feeling better about what you know. But you argue with Mark Cuban’s experience and wisdom, and you look like a fool. An Exit Strategy Is NOT In The List Of Startup Rules You hear a lot of wantrepreneurs and…

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Entrepreneurial Spirit Enthusiasm

The Entrepreneurial Spirit Is One Of Belief

Being an Entrepreneur requires optimism, outsize amounts of it. And many times, there is very little evidence around us to be optimistic. In fact, quite the opposite may be true. I’ve been called an optimist, but not in a good way. Ironic, given that my ability to point out potential failures –in systems, processes, strategies,…

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Quote by Patañjali

Have you found your inspiration?

Maybe you don’t need a motivational quote to get inspired. Maybe what you need is overcoming the fear of acting upon it, or overcoming self-doubt. It has been a mix of all of the above. After the painful experience of finding myself forced into starting over, and overcoming the depression that followed, these words are…

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Inspiration: It's a Great Day

It’s A Great Day To Start Something Big

This year is the first time in my life I’m using the start of the new year as a milestone to reinvent my life. After a sobering disastrous 2014 I let myself fall down a nasty spirally rut of negativism. It’s amazing what few negative thoughts, repeated, can have us believe. Yet I could not…

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T S Eliot Inspirational Quote About Risk

How Far Can You Go?

How do you know if you have a little more left in you? You push harder. How can you tell if “you’ve gone too far”? Something breaks. Therein lies the conundrum: fear of breaking something –a bone, equipment, emotionally– can stop us one step short of our greatest successes. But we don’t always break. We’re,…

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What Is SEO meme

What is SEO?

If I can help it, this is the last time I write about what is SEO and what it means for small business. Why? because the conversation about SEO (for Search Engine Optimization) has been the single most irritating one I’ve been forced to have in my many years as an online marketing consultant. Why…

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Gustave Flaubert Quote About Being Orderly

Gustave Flaubert On Being Orderly

The horribly misnamed “conventional wisdom” dictates creative work, or the creative worker, is inevitably disorganized. It’s widely accepted superstition. True, creative work can be chaotic, but organization is what allows us to deliver. Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work” – Gustave Flaubert  …

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Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook book review.

Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook Book Review.

Goodwill does seem to go around. So, when my friend Fernando Labastida asked for the abbreviated notes on Gary Vaynerchuk’s book, I thought I’d answer here, to continue something that started when I received it. You see, the book was given to me by another friend, Raúl Colón, who makes the yearly pilgrimage to SXSW…

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What Should I Do With My Life?

What Should I Do With My Life?

Here are I am, a a time in my life when most people don’t expect to be asking themselves this question, asking myself what should I do with my life. It’s not a bad thing. Actually, if you’ve been following, it’s a really good opportunity to hit the reset button and improve my life. So…

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Quote About Fork In The Road, Decisions

About Making Decisions

It has now been a week since I parted ways with a profitable business, after spending almost two years building it (read more about it here). I came across this quote earlier this week and I think it resonated with me because of what’s going on in my life. I don’t usually care for quotes…

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