These are the books I read in December 2016 and January 2017:
How to ask for a refund is an important life skill, and it’s surprising how many people don’t know how to ask effectively. Getting your money back from a company is actually really easy. I’m going to share some word for word scripts below, and a detailed breakdown so you can customize the scripts for your own needs. You can copy these scripts for your own refund requests.
For your convenience, here are quick links to the example request for refund letters.
This is a detailed guide to getting free media coverage for your blog or business.
Inside you’ll find strategies for landing major media features, step-by-step tactics and dozens of bonus tips from entrepreneurs. If you are serious about getting mainstream attention for your project, this is a must read.
Kristin Wong is a talented freelance writer. Kristin has written for sites like MSN, NBC, lifehacker, Get Rich Slowly, and many others.
I first found Kristin’s content last week when I was searching for another writer, and came across her profile on a popular blog. I reached out to interview Kristin because it’s clear she has a lot to share, and is a very effective communicator.
Here, you’ll find lists of books, talks and other sources that inform my understanding of child slavery. You can use the material to further your knowledge and to share with others. Press Ctrl+D to bookmark this page.
Millions of years ago, your guppy ancestors crawled out of the mud, looked around and said “this will do.” A bold, but understandable decision. Prehistoric Earth was f***ing dope.
Fast forward and you’ve built everything. You have Michael Bolton, Google, Dorito factories, and baseball.
And yet so much of what you’ve built hasn’t been for humanity at all, but at it’s expense. You continuously degrade the only planet you’ve got, you are level zero at delaying gratification, and you treat each other like shit. As far as you know, you are the only advanced civilization in the universe – is this really the best you can do?
Here’s what I think…
My first project that made any money was a website called SaveRally.
In early July, 2010 I built a business site for a custom home builder and he paid me $2000 for it.
I was determined to take that $2000, re-invest it in a website I could “flip” for a quick profit, and then take that money and build something bigger.
SaveRally was that intermediary flip.
Spoiler: I eventually sold SaveRally for $2600 and then quickly built a similar site and sold it for $5600. I had another $50,000+ in sales lined up, but they all fell through because I’m bad at sales.
Here’s the full story…
#1: Acknowledging the Tension
Sometimes you talk to people and it’s butterflies and petunias, and sometimes it’s riddled with tension. Tension happens! And there is a spectrum of ways to deal with it, most of them less healthy than optimal. Maybe you get mad and fire back with more tension. Maybe you are like me circa 2011 and just go “tell me more”, “tell me more”, “okay, tell me more”, which is useful but obnoxious. Maybe you are the passive stone letting the river of tension wash over you, unwavering in your resolve.
Seven friends and I did a Caribbean Cruise focussed on growth & productivity. Team Cruise 2016 included:
- self-facilitated workshops on hacking psychology, aikido, functional relationships, overcoming chronic pain, unhinging creativity, life principles and “how to read Chinese good enough that you wouldn’t die if you got lost in China”;
- a hostile takeover of karaoke night;
- pre-meal base layers, aka we ate a shit tonne of spinach;
- coconut harvesting in Grand Cayman and Mexico;
- put put, ping pong and sauna talks;
- curious artifacts: the Tripod of Stability, Harmonica of Silence, Medal of Awesomeness & Bandanas of Solidarity;
- soooooo many level red icebreakers.
Scott Long built a “poker cruises” business called Ante Up Poker Media (they also do a popular poker podcast and magazine). I’ve met professional poker players, I’ve met people that host conferences, and I’ve met a tonne of people on cruise ships – but Scott Long is the first entrepreneur I’ve met that combines all three.