June 12, 2019

People Buy Brilliant.

“It’ll be easy”, they said.  “Just launch”, they said. “You’re 1 funnel away”, they said. Then why does every online marketing program feel like you just bought a car that you have to assemble yourself? Or even worse, a bookcase from IKEA.  There are a million moving parts that all […]
June 12, 2019

Getting Started – From 0 to 1.

The FIRST anything is the hardest.  The first sale in your company, the first mile of your run, the first sentence on a blank sheet of paper… Going from zero to 1 can be hard but once you’ve done it… getting to 2 is easier. You’ve knocked the rough edges […]
June 12, 2019

Rising to the Challenge

Marketing & selling your expertise online can be challenging. When we put ourselves out there, we must rise to the challenge. Most consultants, coaches, counselors, and online course creators struggle getting everything just to work let alone work well. It’s frustrating… Weeks turn into months as we try to… generate […]
March 7, 2019

My first launch failed, like big time.

Click for lessons learned video… By failed I mean it was a tire fire, thrown into a dumpster fire, then a train wrecked into it.  I had exactly 0 sales. So I tried again. 1 sale. Demoralizing? Humiliating? Confusing? Uhh, yeah.  Let’s rewind a sec… I should have known better. […]
March 7, 2019

A guy and a truck and flip flops

As you probably know… I live in Colorado.  It doesn’t get Minnesota cold but it can get cold. There’s this guy with a big truck near my house who sits on a vacant corner. I see him all of the time. Outside…  Sitting in one of those collapsible fold out […]
December 2, 2016

The 2 Key Steps to Building Your Business or Starting Up

The 2 Key Steps to Startup Focus & Building a Business The 2 Key Steps to Startup Focus & Building a Business So, you want to build an company… The question is, “HOW?” You already know the “Why”. Freedom Accomplishment Money Make a difference You know that there’s a simple […]
December 1, 2016

Entrepreneurial Focus: Shiny Object Syndrome

FOCUS: Entrepreneurs Who Suffer From Shiny Object Syndrome FOCUS: Entrepreneurs Who Suffer From Shiny Object Syndrome My name is Peter, I’m an ENTREPRENEUR and I suffer from S.O.S – Shiny Object Syndrome. The irony that the acronym is used for sinking ships is not lost on me… Whether you are […]
November 14, 2016

5 Entrepreneurial Lessons That Work

5 entprepreneurial lessons that work 5 Entrepreneurial Lessons That Work What if a billionaire came to you and offered to teach you how to become wealthy yourself — would you take the opportunity? One of the incredible things about our free-enterprise system is that it is in fact possible to […]
November 2, 2016

Startup Entrepreneur: From the Ashes

Ashley bursts in arms raised, “TANNER! Dude!!!!! Waassssup!” “Ashley my love… here’s the thing, nobody says those last 2 words anymore and girls never did.” Brings her phone to her face, “Siri, put the shadecaster on mute so I can listen… you hear that Tanner… that’s what awesome sounds like!” […]
November 2, 2016

RARECURVE Startup Bootcamp for Solo Entrepreneurs and Small Teams

Bootcamp Are you a solo entrepreneur? Part of a small startup team? Struggling to gaining traction, make headway, overwhelmed with a million #1 priorities. That was me. Then, I decided I was DONE. Done with learning through trial and error, done with spinning my wheels and done with getting nowhere. […]
October 20, 2016

There Are No Random Acts of Strategy

Our drinks came and she said, “I have an idea…”. “For what…?” I said. “For a web and mobile app… Actually, I’ve been playing with it in my mind for a while now…” “Awesome! Charissa the Entrepreneur! Are you going to do it?” I asked. “Yeah… Maybe… I don’t know… […]
September 19, 2016

6 Secrets Successful Entrepreneurs Know

6 Secrets of Super Entrepreneurs If you’re like me… you wonder what sets successful entrepreneurs apart from the ones who never make it out of the gate. In my years of working with entrepreneurs, I’ve learned that these people aren’t inherently brilliant, special or different; they just have an intimate […]
September 15, 2016

Marc Andreessen: Prepare Your Mind…

“You want to have as much ‘prepared mind’ as you possibly can. And learn as much as you can about as many things, as much as you can. You want to enter as close as you can to a zen-like blank slate of perfect humility at the beginning of the […]
September 15, 2016

How to tell if your product idea is Great? Good? or Bad…

2×2 Is your idea good or great How do you know if your idea is world changing awesome, just good, or downright bad. One way I vet initial ideas before diving in to the details is to understand the basic market/problem/risk dynamics right at the start. If you draw a […]
September 5, 2016

The Entrepreneur’s 2nd Step – 8 Things That Happen When Your 2nd Step is Right

Having a wonderfully, inspirational, nuanced, creative, and unique idea, as ironic as it sounds, the easy part. If the idea is the first step, below are 8 things you get when you make sure your second step is headed in the right direction. Creating something from nothing isn’t easy. Going […]
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