10 Ideas A Day for 365 Days

james-altucher-10-idea-challengeI got the inspiration for this post from James Altucher, author of the life-altering book Choose Yourself. He recommends the best way to come up with million-dollar (or life-changing) ideas is to brainstorm and write down 10 ideas per day–everyday.

  • After one week you’ll have 70 ideas.
  • After one month you’ll have 300 ideas.
  • After one year you’ll have 3,650 ideas.

The purpose is not to self-edit, or to worry if the idea already exists. The point is to force your mind to think creatively and make creative thought a habit. If you follow this, it’s almost a guarantee you’ll discover a successful idea (or 30).

Eventually, I started to use a daily theme for the 10 ideas. James Altucher recommends this practice-causing you to really work your brain. Your theme doesn’t have to be business ideas. You can think of 10 ways to improve someone else’s business and send it to them. James uses this technique to make a lot of money. He says 1-2 people out of 20 will take him up on his ideas and pay him to implement them or write an article about the idea.

I decided to make my list public. I will create my 10 ideas/day on my phone and re-publish them here. I will make every attempt to update this list frequently. These are my ideas. I’m sure many of them already exist and many of them will be off-the-wall. Some will be possible and some impossible. Some will probably repeat, since I won’t go back and re-read the list each day. Most will be terrible, some will be good, and at least one will be life-changing. My goal is to keep this going for a year, starting 10-24-2014 and ending 10-24-2015.

Starting with day 90, the theme becomes more refined and I started to create lists of 10 ideas for other people. Helping others is the best way to provide more value as an individual. A few days after that the list gets more philosophical and continues with that theme for the duration. Eventually the list morphed into a mini-10-idea blog post about a single topic. Your list of 10 ideas will probably be totally different than mine.

It’s not necessarily the content of the 10 ideas that’s important. The magic of the 10 ideas is that you exercise your mind to be creative even when you don’t want to be. When you can come up with new ideas through sheer willpower, you’ll be able to develop the ideas that matter most, at the times when it’s most-critical.

Please come back often. You never know, there might be something here that sparks an idea in YOU. Feel free to take any of these and run with them. Create your own future. Ideas are NOTHING without action, so this site is nothing but a catalyst for your own greatness.

Thank you for stopping by. I know you have many choices for your attention and I appreciate that attention right now. This is a big project and I hope that I can help others from my little corner of the world.

J D  Yoder


The 10 Idea Per Day Official List:

1. 10-24-14

  1. Gum that sparks creativity when you chew it
  2. A way to type and drive without dying or killing anyone
  3. A way to speak ideas into the air and capture them while driving
  4. A men’s wallet company where you can order a bespoke wallet online, totally customized to your lifestyle and the things you carry
  5. Smart jewelry that captures health info and syncs to phone (better-looking, less tech than Fitbit)
  6. A device you can flush down the drain that will tell you (on iPhone) where a leak is
  7. Playing cards that memorize game play
  8. Headphone-like device that measures EEG activity at home, syncs to your phone
  9. Bed sheets that monitor your sleep and change temperature when restless
  10. Disposable leftover containers with a digital date that syncs to phone (what to eat first?)

 2. 10-25-14

  1. A computer mouse with fingerprint ID to automatically log you in
  2. Custom book printing app that you can send to Walmart (or other) as easily as photos to get bound
  3. Mobile food vending cart with GPS locator, so customers can find with an app
  4. Natural kitchen cleaning spray that changes colors when it contacts germs
  5. Cash or gift card payment system to pay with social currency for a business to have access to your audience
  6. A social university, where you sign up and members teach each other depending on background of user
  7. Diaper with a disposable sensor that tells a parent’s app when it’s wet
  8. Sensor to hang on your bathing suit to determine sun exposure
  9. Mandatory ‘nutrition’ labels for financial instruments (level of risk etc), similar to food labels
  10. Car tires that constantly adjust air pressure for proper inflation

3. 10-26-14

  1. An anti-whining device for two-year-olds
  2. Restaurant with no menu- only a list of ingredients. Order anything you want
  3. Online training platform where people bid to learn a new skill and providers compete to win the ability to teach the skill
  4. A commercial real estate site where tiny business owners bid and find the lowest price for vacant office, studio, or retail space
  5. An app that compares social data with traffic patterns to find the perfect location for a retail business based on customer niche
  6. Hair clippers with a laser/LED light guide-for cutting kid’s hair at home
  7. Shoes or flip-flops that measure body fat percentage (like the bathroom scales) and send the date to your iPhone
  8. A microphone and earpiece system that can efficiently ask Siri questions, at times when you cannot/do not want to hold your phone to your face
  9. A minimalist design app that allows you to upload pictures of your home and designers will bid on the ability to edit your room virtually
  10. A function on my car’s video monitor that will tell me exactly which light is out, the location of that light, the part number, and a video tutorial of the replacement process

4. 10-27-14

  1.  A disposable mileage indicator/wear strip on the bottom of running shoes that warns you when they need replacement before you injure yourself
  2. A website/consulting company that interviews a business owner and crafts the person’s business history into a compelling marketing story
  3. A on-line factory that will send you a prototype of anything you invent, in less than a week, with minimal work on the inventor’s part- also contains help with patent and mass production on the back-side
  4. A endlessly adjustable belt that syncs it’s length to your phone, so you can keep track of your waist size over time, as well as purchase properly-fitting pants without trying them on
  5. A dress watch that alerts you of the hour, or a pre-set alarm, by gently vibrating like a cell phone
  6. A place where families can go to eat where it doesn’t matte how much their children melt down- no judgement, just great food and a lot for kids to do while the parent enjoys the meal
  7. A portable, prefabricated home that can be ordered on-line, meets all United States building codes, has a layaway plan, and can be purchased for less than $5,000, including shipping
  8. A device that costs less than $200 and allows a home owner to create power via solar, wind, or water, and sell it back to the grid. Not enough to run the house, but a cumulative effort of millions to reduce fossil fuel consumption
  9. A wallet that knows when your credit cards will expire, knows which cards belong in there, and alerts your cell phone if one is missing after a few hours of non-replacement
  10. A website where you are rewarded points towards gift cards for the amount of time you practice mindfulness, monitored with some device you hook up to your phone

5. 10-28-14

  1. A capsule I can swallow monthly that analyzes my body and reports data to my phone-reusable (dishwasher safe :))
  2. A Bitcoin model of currency that uses the barter/trade system on a larger scale, payable with phone but not forge-able
  3. An app that monitors my health and sends me push notifications when an early level of something is starting to go outside the normal range
  4. To make a place for meditation as prevalent in the workplace as the nursing mother station
  5. A better device to keep a child from falling out of bed, no rails, allows them to feel like they are sleeping in an open bed (net or airbag?)
  6. Mandatory part of the common core curriculum to teach entrepreneurship as early as possible (elementary level)
  7. A rural mailbox with an iPhone sensor that tells you if you have mail-save a trip to the box if empty
  8. Self-regulating cookie jar-only opens 2x a day then locks for 24 hours
  9. Digital mala beads, help you keep track of your mindfulness meditation sessions per day with hidden sensor/counter (Jawbone-like)
  10. Business card technology that allows your card to sync with the receiver’s contact list as long as they have the app enable and sharing enabled. Contact syncs when it’s within a few inches of the phone

6. 10-29-14

  1. An app that fixes your life. Send in vulnerable and candid info about your situation and a team of freelancers create a plan to get you on track
  2. App with camera feedback for tai chi, dance, or similar lessons- like the feedback from the Kinect game console
  3. Social authoring platform- first person enters a topic, people join and accept roles depending on their interests, book written as a team and sold to benefit all equally, or free.
  4. A platform to pay for things with ideas or knowledge as currency
  5. HUNDO- a website where people will do things for $100, instead of $5
  6. App where people can enter chores they don’t want to do (laundry, lawn, organize garage) and people bid to take care of them
  7. A real solution to keeping leaves out of gutters
  8. App of your contacts willing to volunteer to help for a certain type of skill. When help is needed for a specific reason, select the category, type the reason, and ping your list for instant help
  9. Pressure-sensitive light switches- room lights or outdoor lights turn on when you step on something
  10. Cloud-based platform, open-source, where a starter proposes a project for the greater-good and members pool together to solve it. Social, scientific, patriotic, economical-all fair game. The result published and sold as a book to benefit the platform

7. 10-30-14

  1. A mobile iPhone repair business that comes to your home or office
  2. A way to turn a text into a recoded voicemail so you can leave your grandmother a message without her having a phone or computer
  3. A free, online, open-source, accredited university that can award advanced, recognized degrees (PhD, MBA etc.).
  4. A confession app where people can speak their mistakes anonymously to strangers around the world and feel better
  5. Angel investing/donating cloud service for people that cannot afford medical care
  6. An up-cycled use for old pay phones and phone booths
  7. Energy created from the natural activity and heat of insects
  8. Scientific hypothesis challenge app- Armchair scientists can pose hypothesis to a pool of people all interested in the same topic
  9. A way to grow fresh vegetables inside your refrigerator-no extra space and little extra effort
  10. On-demand television that plays shows when you walk into a room based on personal likes via Bluetooth transmission from your phone

8. 10-31-14

  1. Halloween candy app that helps kids track where the best candy houses are, in real time
  2. Halloween mask with a sensor built-in, so you can keep track of your kid
  3. Halloween disposable metal detector that sits in the bottom of your candy bag, beeps if there is metal detected
  4. Halloween point system app, allows you to weigh your candy and compare your total loot volume with kids from all over the country/world?
  5. Halloween candy that tastes like candy, but is made from 100% fruit
  6. Halloween T.P. detector sensor that you can install in your yard. When someone gets too close it tells the ‘thrower’ to back away, and it sends a picture to your phone
  7. Halloween calorie counter. Scan your candy as you eat and see who can eat the most calories in one night
  8. Halloween movie app. Top 50 greatest Halloween movies on your phone
  9. Halloween for the extremely lazy. You press a button on your app, your location is confirmed, and someone drives a bag of candy to your house and charges your credit card
  10. Halloween photography app that changes your face into different monsters

9. 11-1-14

  1. Status indicator for the patient in a doctor’s office so you know when the doctor will actually see you.
  2. A respected alternative to college that allows a person to get credit as they become an  entrepreneur
  3. Mandatory martial arts training for all children, kindergarten through high school.
  4. A drinking straw that counts calories as you drink. You set how many calories you want to max and the straw stops working at the limit
  5. A store similar to fast food, where you can watch the maker create your clothing as you wait
  6. Business babysitting-a professional service that allows entrepreneurs to go on vacation while someone else runs the show- with well defined, limited decision making
  7. An app that shows you what it’s like to live with a neurological disease, like Alzheimer’s
  8. A reality show channel that broadcasts viewer-generated, live content from their phones
  9. An accurate digital thermometer that’s different from the current, useless forehead and ear models,smartphone linked to save the history
  10. A deciduous tree bred to never lose leaves

10. 11-2-14

  1. A social way to let a small group of people judge your mental health. A daily meter where your rate yourself and people can check up on you without being intrusive
  2. An app for writers that has a huge qwerty keyboard and no extras, like Scrivener, just type and save live, export many options
  3. Totally new way to angel invest for just a few dollars. User decides what percentage of business to sell and investors automatically get a commission from each sale live, based on the amount they invest. The platform includes payment gateway, so seller uses that and commissions are spread out automatically to all investors
  4. A social way to find a new job through your friends, but more real and honest than Linked-in
  5. A way to buy and sell knowledge as a commodity- some kind of exchange for the knowledge economy
  6. A party-planning app for small dinner parties, creates social lists of what people will bring, the guests, and pictures of the event
  7. Light switches with a usage meter that sends info to your phone and you can shut them off from the cloud
  8. A social way for tens of thousands of people to instantly rate your (highly detailed) business idea and give suggestions-thousands of free pieces of advice from rated experts
  9. Sunshine meter you clip to your clothes, sends data to phone and reminds you to get outside more for the day
  10. An app that digs through your apps, tells you which ones you don’t use and which ones aren’t backed up to the cloud

11. 11-3-14

  1. A real-time, relationship advice cloud service. You can ask anonymous questions and get aggregated responses from real people all over the world
  2. Job swapping for a week. Participate in a service where people switch local jobs with someone for a week (within reason, no surgeons swapping with Realtors)
  3. A company that makes all your decisions for you, based on your personal profile. If you’re feeling terribly lazy in a certain month, it will give you a daily task list
  4. An app that keeps track of the quality of your friendships, based on reciprocal favors and kindness applied
  5. An app that inventories all your belongings and asks daily if you use certain things. Over time it keeps track of your stuff and reminds you to get rid of things you don’t ever use- minimalism toolkit
  6. A platform where artists can sell their digital work to be printed by the purchaser. Similar to Etsy, but the entire platform is for 2D art. No movies. Simple and clean
  7. A card game where you have to remember parts of a story, read by a host. Your cards are random facts that you need to remember about the story (name of protagonist, what type of house does he live in, what is her dog’s name?). The more facts you remember, the more points you get
  8. A crowbar that can take apart a pallet without breaking any of the boards- for reclaimed furniture. Plenty of crowbars out there, but none with the right physics
  9. A keyboard that is projected onto a surface with a small, light device. You plug in a little box to the jack on your phone, the device shines a type-able, full-size keyboard onto any surface
  10. A disposable, digital strip embedded into a business card that can track the ROI of the interaction, such as the location of where you handed the card over, how many times the card exchanged hands, sales related to the single card -probably close to zero for most cards

12. 11-4-14

  1. A way to vote securely from your phone, so there is instant tallying and you don’t have to worry about finding you polling place or being harassed by canvassers
  2. Training for political candidates to stop using direct mail and reach their constituents in a more contemporary, less-wasteful way
  3. Elementary education online ‘schools’ that teach small business and finance in a fun, game-like way that kids will never forget
  4. An app that raises your self- confidence when you are faced with very uncomfortable situations-perhaps it speaks to you with your ear buds in, giving you assertive cues as to what to say in a given situation
  5. An app that allows students to compete with their classmates for positive things, like who finished their homework first, or who is getting a better grade in math- social prizes awarded
  6. A service where self-published authors can post their manuscripts for honest feedback and reviews, in a way that the book will not be able to be saved or copied, stays on the platform and has a way to give feedback inside that platform and through Amazon etc.
  7. Bulletproof kids clothing that the child does not realize she is wearing
  8. Silicone wrist band engraving machine that you can use at home to make one-off bands for any cause
  9. A way for tradespeople to publicly display their open time slots for customer work- central location. If you need something done right away, you can look on your app, find someone close by and see which person can come fix your furnace or paint your kitchen before company arrives
  10. An app that allows you to practice a constructive argument with an anonymous stranger. This allows you to get better at debating the things in which you believe without the worry of what the people close to you will think

13. 11-5-14

  1. A way to rate ‘gratitude klout’ socially. People in your circle can anonymously rate your level of gratitude towards others. Your klout level displays publicly, raises the bar and allows people to compete on being better humans
  2. Online school for child entrepreneurs with special angel investing where the investor does not own part of the business and can get a piece of sales in a safe way the benefits the child
  3. Emergency, pop-up driveway net that acts like the net at the back of an aircraft carrier. If a child is about to run in the street, the net triggers and catches them before they drive their tricycle in front of a moving car
  4. A minimalist key chain that only accepts 2-3 keys, preventing you from carrying more than you need
  5. A personal drill sergeant app where you enter a goal that you’re stubborn about and your personal coach yells at your throughout the day, with pop-ups and emails, forcing you to commit to a single goal where there is a high threshold of previous failure
  6. A new kind of bank that operates in the cloud, between a select group of friends. Everyone pools a certain amount of money, loans and investments are given out through group decisions and there is a huge social push to make sure you pay everything back, because these are people you see every day
  7. A watch that reads books to you through bluetooth headphones, like an iPod nano…I suppose you could do that with an iPod Nano…
  8. An app that measures and calculates your protein intake- custom, based on medical information, just for your body and stats
  9. A social media platform for scientists, sharing their projects, papers, and research in progress, asking for help from the world’s greatest minds that previously worked in silos alone
  10. A biodegradable, or edible paperclip

14. 11-6-14

  1. A website that only publishes the best ‘top 10’ lists for every topic imaginable, easy to share and spread, ad revenue inside each list
  2. A medical app that sends your vital sings to your doctor in advance of an appointment, This will allow your appointment to be preventative instead of focusing on your data from six months to a year prior, even allowing data for an at-home blood test, synced with phone
  3. Protein supplements in a concentrated pill form, zero calories with all the benefits
  4. A washable stick you place in your coffee cup, changes colors as to when it’s the perfect drinking temperature, and a reminder that it’s getting cold
  5. An app that predicts statistical outputs to a given situation. Very simple UI, complicated processes in the background, find out many different stats for your business, life, or education
  6. ‘Love meter’ for your pet’s collar. We sometimes fail to give our pets enough attention, especially when there are children in the house. The meter will keep track of how many times your pet your dog, go on walks, pet  your cat, and remind you that you need to give your pet attention today- could be an app too
  7. Digital silk screen press for the home (not iron-on or ink jet). Design a shirt on your phone, load in a blank shirt and have a one-of-a-kind design in a few minutes-dry in the oven
  8. Bespoke silver rings that you can design online with your own image or logo, shipped to your home in days
  9. A wifi transmitter with multiple uses (temperature, camera, audio, motion, smoke detector), you can place them in your home or office and they send the information to your phone- multiple menus for different locations
  10. A self-installed device with a price tag of less than $200, providing free heat in the coldest climates using wind and solar

15. 11-7-14

  1. A commodity exchange where multiple people can own pieces of famous, public art. The money will help increase the value of the art, raise money for galleries, and the investors get bragging rights to say they own part of the Mona Lisa
  2. A better mousetrap
  3. An insulated travel coffee mug with no surfaces that can catch debris or stains, perfect rounded and smooth, devoid of embellishments that make it hard to clean-yet you can still drink out of it with one hand, like a Contigo mug
  4. A reading app that can re-size a pdf document so that you can read it on your phone without zooming in
  5. A minimalist inventory app that only allows you to own/inventory a certain number of items, say 330. You photograph and log everything you own and when you want to buy something new it suggests something to get rid of- inspired by the people of the tiny house movement
  6. More exposure for the Little Free Library project. Every neighborhood in the country should have one, and a set of volunteers to manage it. This could be expanded to ‘open-source’ lending other things as well
  7. A coffee filter-like (charcoal?) device that allows you to filter the strong taste from olive oil so that it doesn’t detract from what you’re cooking, while leaving the health benefits
  8. At-home DNA scanner app that allows you to catch diseases much earlier than a visit to the doctor. Perhaps run a scan every morning
  9. A better email app that allows you to enter multiple accounts from multiple platforms all to one inbox, with a single-step log in process instead of the multiple steps required now
  10. A curriculum to teach quality of life, versus consumption in early school grades

16. 11-8-14

  1. A ladder that adjusts its feet to any surface, avoiding tipping
  2. A child’s toy/game that teaches minimalism
  3. An app where you can swap fall chores with people in your area- say you like cleaning gutters, you can swap with someone that likes raking leaves
  4. A new common room for every home to become a standard feature- a small closet-like room with a chair and a lamp, meant to experience nothingness for 10 minutes a day
  5. Mandatory marketing class each year from middle school on up. Learn how to do your own thing
  6. A way to turn your basement floor into an ice rink and defrost it without making a mess
  7. A social newspaper with many mediators, on-the-street journalists from phones with a central app, compiled live and updated 2x a day
  8. A home that can be built for free
  9. An app that forces you to contact one person from your contacts each day
  10. A way to create new habits by replacing an old one with something better, electronic reminder device when you slip

17. 11-9-14

  1. A learning device that kids wear on their heads, which tracks eye movement, helps trace letters and numbers, learning words, all with eye movement as they trace things on the screen, keeping attention spans up
  2. An app that can scan an object and render a 3D model of it-editable and printable from a phone
  3. A self-defense device for women that is foolproof, non-lethal, focuses on pressure points, and only takes five minutes to learn how to use
  4. A device to increase happiness. You wear it on your wrist, it effects pressure points and vibrates at certain times when you’re giving stress indicators from biofeedback- a reminder to stop and reset
  5. A device to end arguments between significant others. Each person yells their point of view into the device and it sorts out the arguments through cloud searching, becomes an impartial third party to say which person is right and comes up with suggestions for resolution
  6. Biological batteries that you can throw on the ground when they pass their useful life, 100% degradable in a short time
  7. An app to prioritize your day, and to make sure that you do your top three important things first, based on your calendar and other to-do lists- call it ‘top three’
  8. A flexible, big screen TV that can be rolled like a window shade, not a projector, a rolled TV in a single unit that takes an entire wall or divides two rooms when in use, but can be easily stowed
  9. A picture frame that self-attaches and self-levels to the wall without nails, or studs, or handing wire
  10. An app service that connects to digital picture frames in your house, connected to wifi, motion activated to save electricity, images rotate on a prescribed schedule or as you update Instagram or other social sites.

18. 11-10-14

  1. An online school that teaches the Japanese aesthetic philosophy of wabi-sabi for free, allowing anyone to find perfection in the imperfect
  2. A central place for self-published authors to pool their resources and get a lot of publicty by taking turns with each other’s personal networks
  3. A way to turn garbage into home insulation, delivered free and get a tax break for reducing landfill space
  4. An axe that can cut a log in a single swing
  5. A pocketknife with a laser instead of a blade, works similar to a small lightsaber
  6. A safety razor that scans your face as you shave and adjusts that blade angle to match your face
  7. Armor for school buses and safety devices to make them the safest place on earth
  8. For-profit libraries in strip malls, where you pay a member fee and they house a specific type of books, smaller but more diverse in niche subjects
  9. Nation-wide science project requirement for graduating middle school and high school. Research methods, study design, and topic selection is part of the process, no matter what the child wants to learn, no topic is off the table
  10. A home device that performs self-Heimlich, self defibrillator, and self-epi pen, all in one unit. To help people that live alone

19. 11-11-14

  1. Material that changes color when exposed to loud noises. Outsides of headphones will change color if a child is listening to music too loud, or a wristband may change color if you’re exposed to loud noise at a concert, signifying it’s time to leave before damage
  2. A travel service where you can rent clothes at your destination. Pick everything you need on an app, including toiletries, and it will all be there waiting for your in your hotel room, no suitcase needed. You can leave it all behind when you go
  3. A service that allows you to categorize your customers into silos (top 20%, bottom 20% etc) Their incoming calls, emails etc. will be automatically prioritized based on their importance to the business and how much of a pain they are to deal with
  4. Rent a man-cave. A portable building, fully-equipped for different themes. The service drops the building in your yard or near your garage and you rent it for a week to a few months. A getaway place that’s great as a gift, without leaving home
  5. A watch or wristband that warns you if you’re in an area with too much electro-magnetic radiation exposure- instant, live feedback with an alarm
  6. A public park mobile fitness franchise, where people just show up and the trainer tweets her location. Mobile trailer contains all equipment, a way to accept payment and log students, including a pop-up tent to stay out of the rain
  7. National, ‘work outside day’ where people take their work outdoors with them and employers are encouraged to promote it. Even better if people had this option to work outside (on campus) as much as possible. Employers could install outdoor wifi router for excellent reception
  8. A journal-writing app that encourages you to brainstorm each day with a push notification and a topic idea
  9. A app between parents and kids that allows the parents to give the kids points when they do something good, like a credit card. The parent pays for the block of points and distributes them as he sees fit. The child can see her balance on her phone and can redeem them for real prizes. The parent can also take away points for bad behavior, all with real-time progress
  10. A solar panel that attaches to the top of computer monitors, absorbing fluorescent radiation from overhead lights- can donate power back to the grid, charge phones, power low-voltage office lighting, or pool it to operate the pop machine

20. 11-12-14

  1. A device that you can roll up and keep in your car, slide under your tires and immediately drive over it if you’re stuck in the snow. Anyone of any ability should be able to set it up and use it
  2. A social app that lists people that are stuck in snowbanks or need to be pushed out of the snow. Call it “I’m Stuck.” A local map will show the people near you that are stuck in the snow and a GPS will automatically remove them if the phone moves from the original location after a certain period of time, so the user doesn’t have to turn it off
  3. A way for local and state governments to earn part of their income from for-profit ventures, entirely funded by their entrepreneurial capabilities- if they fail it’s on them and not on the backs of their constituents
  4. A project similar to ‘Skull A Day” that has an app, and has users pick a project to do every day for 365 days, tracking progress via photo, reminding them to do it, and then automatically posting that progress publicly on a specifically-designed blog for the project-simple, easy, and quick to update
  5. An app for Kamal Ravikant’s Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It book. The app will help you find your own truth through a series of questions, will help remind you multiple times a day to stop and think about your truth, give inspirational quotes from the book, and allow people to share their truth socially
  6. A social museum where people drop off things that are important to them,  must live within a certain radius of the museum, provide a short history of the object, and then the object will stay on display for a month. With so much history hiding in peoples’ garages and attics this is a great way to share with others
  7. A new kind of scissors with almost zero resistance, to prevent repetitive motion injuries and from customers getting tired hands. Totally new cutting angle and way to hold required
  8. A cloud-based store, similar to Kickstarter, where independent makers can share their new creations. The twist is that it’s not based on project backing. People don’t have to wait for the thing to arrive. In the background, the funding and help will come from big manufacturers willing to help create the projects in exchange for a a percentage of profit. The maker just collects the end profit, no more worrying about shipping or winning bids
  9. A solar-charged, flame-less lighter, where you let the thing sit in the sun for a few minutes and it provides 5-6 ‘lights’
  10. An app for Twitter, where you can slide your top-followers into a separate window, so you can follow them outside of the ultra-busy Twitter stream… this probably already exists, but I haven’t searched for it very hard

21. 11-13-14

  1. A tiny version of TED talks, where introverts can film their best work in their living room and upload it to a huge-traffic TED-like site that’s moderated for quality. Not just an ‘anything goes YouTube-like site, but with strict guidelines towards the betterment of man. There are millions of ‘sleeper scientists’ out there that have really important things to say
  2. A better mobile way to remember people’s contact information when you first meet them at meetings and trade shows. A bluetooth device that you wear -broadcasts your contact info, and you have to verbally give the receiver a tiny (2-3 digit) code to obtain your information. “Hello, nice to meet you. I’m Larry Netwizard, code 263” Zap, they have all your info, including photo and you don’t have to do much with your phone, so you can keep engaging the person. Networking to the next level
  3. A mobile app for people that own dog-walking services. Customers can sign up, look at your schedule and pay you from their phones. You have all their contact info and even a secure way to get their house keys so you can get in to walk the dog
  4. A mobile app for babysitters, showing open schedule dates, a way to get paid, and a list of your rates, certifications and contact info. You can enter the emergency contact information and special instructions to the sitter as well. No more notes on the counter needed
  5. A computer mouse that contains extra keys and triggers for the most common editing tools in word processing, beyond just side keys, but a way to perform a host of techniques on a document with the heel of your hand as well as fingertips
  6. A heated-grip snow shovel that also has a super-heated blade, capable of melting ice from a sidewalk (propane powered?)
  7. A cloud-connected lemonade stand, where kids can show their inventory live, receive payment and take-frequent buyers, post pictures, as well as send thank you messages automatically
  8. Minimalism thrift-like stores where people can drop off their stuff in exchange for credits. You use the credits to rank your level of reduction on-line and get bragging rights for the most stuff given away. The store earns money as a resale shop with a purpose, and can also have classes to promote minimalism
  9. A digital pocket watch that looks like an analog face, has a cool, modern chain of some kind and links to an app on you phone via bluetooth, face can change with thousands of skins you can buy for 99 cents
  10. A minimalism resort, where the force you to do nothing, take your phone and all your extra garbage, and you sign up to get in touch with who you really are, find your truth, and absorb the present. A modern monastery

22.11-14-14

  1. A platform where anyone can start a non-profit and connect with people that can help get your idea to the people that need it most
  2. A mobile app for learning tiny skills- a user-generated hub where people can teach the world how to learn something new in less than one minute. There will be a menu of categories, advertising supported with three second ads. Call it Tiny School
  3. A mobile way for writers to write immediately, when the moment of inspiration hits you, yet the piece of inspiration must be easy to drop into your bigger piece of writing
  4. A tiny podcast platform, where minimalism is the key. People that want to share their information must do it by reducing their podcast episode down to 5 minutes maximum
  5. A new, mobile future for education that does not look like the classroom
  6. A cloud hub for location-independent people looking for help with projects, support for ideas, and travel opportunities
  7. Financial literacy for everyone
  8. An app that collects new business ideas an projects, allowing you to fail fast and learn from your mistakes
  9. A device that provide 100% clean water to a family, without using electricity, and with $5 in parts
  10. An app the prevents you from flaking out on an important dream or goal. It keeps track of your progress and slowly reminds you in repeatedly harsher ways until you track your progress on a frequent basis

23. 11-15-14

  1. A way to ensure that the work you do is something that adds to your happiness. A mobile app that tracks your mental happiness by quizzing you one or more times per day, asks you questions based on science, and provides you with tasks that help you get happier
  2. A way for your customers to tell you what they want your business to create. A business model that includes a customer voting or opinion component as part of the marketing and growth strategy. Your catalog of winners will grow quickly by allowing customers to vote between to choices
  3. An app that helps you create your life of independence by allowing you to enter the key tenets from an author you like and the app reminds you to stick with each step and track your results
  4. An app that measures your level of hustle. It will be a way to track your passion and efforts versus the amount of things you could be doing, giving you a hustle score. It becomes a game with yourself to raise your scale and in-turn, gets your passion done faster
  5. Mobile podcasting and editing from a phone in a single app. Record, edit, share
  6. A phone scanner that can track cleanliness of public surfaces
  7. An app that lists private drones in your area and where on a map they are located. You can hire them to film your event in short notice and it give the people that own drones a way to monetize their hobby. A drone social and payment platform
  8. A business of creating professional societies, administering credentials, and organizing annual meetings. Find niche groups of people, develop credentials for acceptance and then charge then money for the privilege and get them to brag about it socially
  9. A cloud platform for under-served, tiny communities to ask the rest of the world for help. They list a project, ask for help and donations, and show the world their progress. Kind of like Kickstarter for the public sector
  10. A paper notebook that also makes a digital copy of your notes as you write and bluetooth-links them to your phone. You get the speed and tactile of quick notes, with the permanence of digital

24. 11-16-14

  1. All-in-one recommendation app that asks you a ton of questions in a profile and then knows your preferences. Location based. Wherever you are all you have to do is open it and it gives you a list of food, shopping, and entertainment within blocks of you
  2. An organization that reaches out to help the mental health of people that meet certain, researched criteria, based on their social cries for help
  3. A kids’ wagon with a battery motor to make it easier for parents to pull a full load, same motor as the little cars, but controlled by the wagon handle
  4. A suitcase-based exercise kit for hotel travelers that utilizes parts of the hotel room, includes a workout app
  5. Nail clippers that are a work of art and work perfectly without shooting the clippings everywhere
  6.  A small business incubator franchise with a perfect research and marketing model, where you can rent a tiny space and be around great, creative people doing the same thing. Same model in many cities
  7. A video chef app that you can give the ingredients in your fridge and it will give you videos step by step for making a gourmet meal
  8. A new way to learn language so that a person can be fluent in two months
  9. An app that shows different views of your face with real beard styles
  10. An app that goes through all of your apps and tells you which ones you aren’t using or have never used, minimalism of the phone

25. 11-17-14

  1. An app that tricks the battery meter on your phone to look as though you have less charge than you do. If you’re running low on juice and you need more time, just push the app for 20 more minutes
  2. A social platform for asking and answering social, philosophical questions, to which there are no answer
  3. An app that give you an eye exam and you can order your new glasses through it as well
  4. A memory training app that couples with a sleep component to make sure the person gets adequate rest to perform the memory task
  5. A hood that folds up and tucks in your coat, flips open like those spring loaded tents and hampers, and keeps your head dry like an umbrella, but your hands are free
  6. A business idea/scoring app that asks you questions about your marketing and looks for holes, suggesting ideas for more reach and giving you links to sites that fix it
  7. An app that syncs to a wishlist and couples with GPS, so you phones goes off when you are near a places that sells the things on your list
  8. Pareto principle app where you enter your customer list and look at your sales- giving you a list of your best 20 percent
  9. A way get connected with other people in your field, different than LinkedIn. Very niche-driven and a way to monetize the site though adding apps and add-ons
  10. A site that sells accessories for science nerds, such as poster tubes, laser pointers, custom t-shirts and more. A one-stop shop for researchers and grad students

26. 11-18-14

  1. A new method of pre-paid train pass that uses your phone instead of paying at a kiosk
  2. A podcast app that allows you to host your own show with a guest from your phone
  3. An app that shuts your phone off on a schedule and forces you to read
  4. Find a platform to pair people with their true calling, not a job
  5. An electric cab company with special access where others don’t have it, pick people up INSIDE hotel lobbies
  6. An online school for non-fiction writing with human editing and grading
  7. A set of digital playing cards that interact with your phone, remember the outcome of games, who was dealt what card, hands played, etc. A poker trainer, or other card game teacher that will give you strategy tips based on your play
  8. An investment vehicle that’s guaranteed to grow at a certain rate without loss of money
  9. A self-teaching platform for everyday people to become more valuable. Classes taught by people that are already successful in millions of areas. Teachers get paid as a percentage of use per month for each class
  10. An app that allows you direct contact to the political figures that represent you- senators, the president, governor, mayor, state representatives. Your personal information is saved in the app, each time you are faced with something that needs addressing, enter a message and deliver it instantly

27. 11-19-14

  1. A photographic way to write a book without words, and another person writes the entire book based on the photographs you take
  2. A cloud service that forces you to quit your job and take the leap to go all in and start your own business. A one year countdown with reminders, breaks down your plan in small bits, monitors your money and yells at you incessantly to keep you on track to quit
  3. An app that helps you create certainty- the ability to know the outcome of your goal (and believe it) before you start
  4. A piece of software that turns all content into the same font size and adjusts formatting so everything that goes through it looks the same. Create a trending news app or social app where people dump articles for others to read, and the reading side of this is a sexy app that reads like a books, but it’s tons of content from all over the next. Call is ‘Dumper” and have a stylized dump truck as the logo
  5. A place where successful entrepreneurs can donate money towards a dorm-style living and feed facility for people that have gone all-in, quit their jobs, and want to start their own companies. They will at least have shelter, food, free wifi, and an incubator for making dreams happen. If they succeed, a portion of proceeds (in perpetuity) will go to continue to support the organization
  6. Five minutes to a powerful you-app that helps people fake it till they make it by showing them the art of power posing
  7. An app that helps you piece together your story, the words that help you connect with your audience and leave a lasting impression
  8. A weight loss apps that has you take a selfie and enter tons of personal data
  9. A social app that is a game that also makes people wealthy. You pay to join and that goes into a pool. Investments are made and businesses are started, The one with the most points wins the money
  10. A new platform that allows people to grow through their creativity- and place that pushes you to create art

28. 11-20-14

  1.  A free, after school tutoring program based on a cloud service around the country, where kids can go to get help with school, no matter their income or age. People volunteer, get rated, and schools, churches, coffee houses etc. volunteer their space for tutoring locations
  2. A template (such as WordPress) with a cloud  service that allows users to create their own mastermind groups, record and transcribe the conversations, and invite people to join, in one location
  3. A franchise-like template for food cart operators to establish safe and legal food cart zones in the cities in which they live, with a GPS map and website template for each location
  4. A venue for introverts to pitch their business ideas, similar to Shark Tank, but in a way where quiet people can thrive and get their point across
  5. A solar hot water heater for kids’ lawn sprinklers
  6. A minimalism service, where you’re assigned a counselor. The person interviews you, looks at your environment and makes recommendations for a simpler life, all while doing this remotely through a series of templates and automated reminders to keep the ‘patient’ on track
  7. Breath training facilities. Similar to a yoga studio, but the sole purpose is to teach people how to be mindful and how to breathe correctly, from the diaphragm
  8. Glasses that overlay a video to a mood you want to feel, which is different than your real environment (snowy day, sunny beach, fall leaves falling, sunset). Minimal virtual reality over realty
  9.  Memory training for faces with a screen that’s displayed in your glasses, with a tiny camera
  10. A new site for social good, where your accomplishments can only be listed by another person, and then verified by you and a third party. It’s a way to show the world the humanitarian work that you do without having to publicize yourself. for example, you can ask your local, non-profit to make a post about your volunteer work on your “Greater Good” page

29. 11-21-14

  1. Non-profit dorms located in abandoned buildings, eliminate homelessness and street blight, give people hope and self confidence, have the homeless participate in working in the buildings and being part of the creation. Ownership is the key to self-worth
  2. Christmas-in-a-box business, where you pick out decorations on a website, using room images for reference. You give them your measurements, pick the decorations and they send you everything, along with placement and installation instructions. Beautiful ornaments with a custom, one-stop-shop experience. Expand to birthdays and other holidays
  3. A website that puts all public domain information in a single location without any other noise to get in the way. Print, video, text, music, art, and photography
  4. An electric vehicle that holds at least two people, but can be folded and carried by one
  5. A virtual ambassador app for all major cities, giving you the local’s view of the fun things to do and the tourist-trap places to avoid. It also gives you the option to connect with a local volunteer that’s willing to show you around, in exchange for lunch or something
  6. Tape that turns colors after it sits in the air for a period of time. It turns from green to yellow to red to black, indicating that you have something that’s been sitting there for five days- food or a project that must get done
  7. Shoes that transform into many different types of shoes. The soles and the foot bed stay the same, but the tops can be transformed, similar to the style-changing purses
  8. “Be a better person” camp, where you can go on a tailored retreat with a series of experts to increase your self-esteem, your success, and the way you interact with other people
  9. An on-line mediator service to mend a broken bond between two good friends or loved ones. You sign up and invite the other person to join, along with notification of the purpose of the program
  10. A certification service that connects people with a need to people that can perform odd tasks that may not do so as a profession. For example, perhaps you needed an expert to identify an antique kid’s toy. You could search for the expert, send in a picture and pay a small fee for the information

 30. 11-22-14

  1. A much easier way to sell things that you don’t want. You upload a picture. A third party comes and gets it, performs the transaction with the customer, and comes back with the money
  2. A new kind of coffee that can be brewed with cold water
  3. A weather app that displays the current temperature in the app’s icon, without opening it
  4. Physical mail for the future. Write yourself a letter (“I better make X dollars in one year”), send it to a service, and they mail it back to you in the future. You can send things as far out as ten years, with a holding fee for each one. Two-fee structure, one for real paper and one for a delayed pdf of the letter to be sent
  5. Food labels with photographs of what happens to your body if you eat the entire container
  6. Business-in-a-business, venture incubator, where a current, successful business can house a start-up inside a physical location for a cut of future sales, a piece of the business, or additional product line, in exchange for free rent and customer traffic
  7. A single site that list where you can buy things made in a particular country. An Amazon-like shopping site, but your first sorting tool is the country of origin. Gives a piece of every sale to a handful of charities
  8. A one-for-one real estate model, where (like TOMS shoes) you purchase a house and someone in a developing country gets their own house for the first time. You get photos and letters from the people as their home progresses
  9. Self-confidence boot camp where men can go to boost their self-esteem and learn how to become a self-advocate in many social situations
  10. A one-for-one teddy bear, where you buy a bear for your kid and you give a bear to a child in need, with a photo swap between each child

 31. 11-23-14

  1. An app that allows you pay if forward anonymously. People enter good deeds that others have done for them, and it allows you to pay a deed forward to someone in need, without them ever knowing who helped them. This inspires them to help someone else anonymously. There will be a physical and virtual way to help
  2. Debt boot camp where you stay at a physical location, where counselors scour through all of your financial issues, creates a payment plan and a way for you to to earn residual income
  3. A place for your customers to reunite with your business after leaving due to a mistake on your part. This would be a third-party service that says “we’re sorry you left, here’s what we’ll do to earn you back. The service works as a mediator and helps bring the two parties together again, there will be a fee but cheaper than new customer acquisition, plus you get social proof and testimonial from some of the people that left and were won over
  4. Flexible dishes that can be molded into plates, bowls, or cups, all from the same original object- dishwasher safe
  5. A passive-aggressive tracking app that allows you to catch yourself and tally when you need to be direct with another person. Trending, graphs and daily reminders to think about the way you address people
  6. An app where you can argue with someone else anonymously, to get better at arguing with the people in your life
  7. A way to turn garbage into fuel for heating homes
  8. New neighborhood design, where each neighborhood contains a community center and a place for child care 24 hours per day, for a fee. You can pay for your level of use
  9. A way to give away your belongings to people that really need them and a service the mediates the transaction. The people in need write their story and the things they need. The social app pairs them with people that want to give
  10. A new type of clothing that’s biodegradable. You wear them just a few times and then throw them into the garden. Perfect for single-use formal events

32. 11-24-14

  1.  A skateboard with headlights
  2. A portable, small stage for kids to act on at home
  3. A costume service for kids, where you rent them (or buy them) in the mail and they send you new ones in a subscription model, like Netflix
  4. A mentorship program where people with low self esteem are partnered with someone that overcame it and did great things
  5. A self-shocking device that trains you to stop performing a bad habit, with a physical reminder that you need to do better
  6. Cooking school franchise that can be parked inside a small corner of a grocery store. You take a one-hour class and then go shopping for ingredients. Free rent for the chef and increased business for the store
  7. A flashlight powered from garbage. Scoop some compost in the back and it creates electricity
  8. A social app that allows you to learn about your neighbors. Gets you in touch with them and meet them. Location marking etc. You must live nearby to be able to see the person’s profile. Based on the address, not the location of the phone, so it’s not intrusive
  9. A community of social, private investigators. Using the power of a huge group, find someone lost, perform an investigative task etc. The number of people that accept the job, the time-frame, and the depth will determine the cost
  10. A new advertising platform that allows individuals to get paid to promote consumer products in a tasteful way inside their homes. You must pass a certain level of social clout before being accepted

33. 11-25-14

  1. A flat pen that folds into a triangle that fits on your wallet
  2. A laser pen that can engrave anything, but is safe to use
  3. An app that takes control of your financial life and tells you step-by-step how to be financially free
  4. A site that allows you to explode an idea virally, by having members vote on the power of the idea and then daily, a single idea is blasted to millions of people across all platforms. Paid by advertising, allowing people with great ideas an no money a chance to change their lives
  5. iphone giving app that allows you to donate money using your location, such as dropping virtual change into the bell-ringer’s bucket at Christmas
  6. A couch-surfing service that pairs new entrepreneurs with seasoned experts and venture capitalists, creating perfect relationships over beer, dinner, and movies- like summer camp for success-seekers
  7. A garage-based woodworking franchise where people can buy a system that teaches parent-child woodworking classes out of the owner’s garage. Parents and kids learn basic skills and get to do projects where they may not otherwise have the facilities to do so
  8. A smaller device than a flash drive that uses a small piece of jewelry to save information
  9. A cloud service that uses your fingerprint-only as access to save your files
  10. A way to save information on part of your body- a subcutaneous device that holds a terabyte of information. You just wave your arm over a reader and use your thumbprint to access. Your body is just the holder, nothing is accessing your mind

34. 11-26-14

  1. A holiday app that shows the location of your entire family, similar to a flight plan, where they intend to go and from whence they come. It will give you piece of mind to know everyone is safe
  2. A minimalist app that reminds you NOT to go shopping when everyone else is, black Friday, cyber Monday etc
  3. An LED light bulb that has an individual light/dark sensor on it and turns itself off without a light-dark socket required
  4. A national building code recognition for tiny homes to be constructed legally in all states
  5. A phone book app that reminds you to stay in touch with someone that has a birthday, appointment, or event coming in the near future
  6. A ‘did you remember to call grandma’ app that reminds you to keep in touch (with a call log like CRM software), but only for a circle of 3-5 people. It reminds you that life is short and MANY months can go by without contact if you’re not paying attention
  7. A photo booth strip app for the iPhone where you can take pictures and have them printed HUGE for a giant wall hanging of a photo strip (just saw this exists-kind of)
  8. A ‘quit your day job’ virtual night school for people, taking them all the way from nothing, to idea, to product, to web, to sales, with a social mastermind group build in, monthly subscription model, over the course of one year +/-
  9. A restaurant similar to the old diners, where you order from the table by pressing buttons, but you order from your phone instead, reserve a table, you can see if it’s occupied, order food from home as well, it will be there when you sit down, you can pick the atmosphere of the table, you can pay from your phone too
  10. A build your-own-table website, where you choose the dimensions, the wood type, the finish, the legs, and the height. The whole thing comes shipped to your house flat. All you have to do is put on the legs and you feel like you built a custom table with your name burned on the bottom

35. 11-27-14

  1. An app for ebook authors, where you can create covers with a high-powered graphic design program that makes professional covers from your phone- huge photo library, fonts, ideas, etc- different levels of payment (professional help etc.)
  2. An app that shows local safe places for kids via map and gps. For kids having trouble at home, bullying etc. These would be walk-in places that agree to take in kids for at least a few hours, with an adult present to provide them a safe place to get away from something that could harm them, no questions asked or income requirements
  3. An app for nerds about a specific topic. Let’s say you’re interested in stamp collecting. The app will get you in touch with other stamp collectors within a certain radius of your choosing. The app can be called ‘Nerd’ or something. You enter the hobby and it pairs you automatically, or you can search the hobbies nearby
  4. A woodworking app that give you recipes for finishes, hundreds of tips and videos, as well as a place to have questions answered through a social network
  5. A ‘before and after’ app for anything. More of a social photo diary or journal for dieting, house remodeling, an injury, rebuilding a car, anything. It will have a place to log facts of the event etc and events along the way to the finished process
  6. A couch surfing app built only for entrepreneurs that quit their job in pursuit of a passion, not for deadbeats, it will provide the donor with a piece of the new company perhaps- in lieu of payment for shelter and food
  7. A cloud-based resource for parents and kids to share all of the good and giving that their children are involved with. Pictures, world-wide projects and the ideas for others will be listed. It will be a place for the press to get involved and people can donate to each project from all over the world
  8. A TED-like platform for kids to share the things that matter most to them, through video or public speaking
  9. A ‘local beauty’ app where people can list local spots that are important to them, get them listed on a map with a picture library for each spot that people can add to
  10. A small business site where a business that is struggling can have additional entrepreneurs share the existing space (hair salon coupled with art gallery, for instance) and share the revenue, or the new business shares sales in exchange for rent

36. 11-28-14

  1. An on-line productivity school that gives people the tools they need to be ultra-productive in one-two months of boot-camp, with an app
  2. A new way to hunt for jobs. Tell the app one or two things where you are really GREAT, not what you went to school for necessarily, and it pairs you up (coupled with a personality test) with a employers that don’t care about your past but want you for your passions
  3. A cloud-based service that build small mastermind groups within a niche. You subscribe and give it a bunch of information about your business or ideas and it places you in small groups of like-minded (and different-minded) people from all over the country. Benefits each others’ business as a team effort with a way to critique, help, and collaborate in one platform
  4. A website where you can custom-design your own shoes from a huge variety of material, styles, and colors
  5. An app where you can list and buy land near you. Only for the sale of vacant land. Like a man-cave kind of feel to it… a place to buy your escape
  6. An app framework that allows local, non-profits a way to save something, such as a local landmark, allowing people to spread the word and donate money. The group buys the framework and can tweak the app easily, with pictures and text, with easy social-share buttons
  7. An app where you can bake/make food at home and trade it with someone else that makes something different nearby (no selling and therefor no food regulation, just friends swapping food) You make bread and you can trade for someone that has eggs
  8. A stock exchange-like place where people can invest in information and ideas that are not yet companies
  9. An app for tattoo artists to take payments and log photos, sign contracts from their phones, even share the photos socially, creates a live portfolio without extra steps
  10. A virtual place for people to exchange their 10-ideas-per-day lists, creating a huge, public space where people can incubate new ideas to make money and make the world a better place, hundreds of millions of ideas

37. 11-29-14

  1. A free health app to keep track of your pets’ medical records and information. You vet can subscribe to the service and automatically update your log via the cloud, or you can enter it yourself (the vet office pays monthly to be a part of the system)
  2. An app that helps you find yourself, for what you are really meant to be
  3. A store inside hotels that allows you to buy things in the lobby and have them delivered to your room, also good for large condos and apartment buildings. The store delivers the goods while you’re at work, from food to gifts
  4. Airport stores where you can buy something at you departure airport and have it delivered to your hotel upon your arrival. No carrying unneeded things on the plane
  5. Luggage that turns into a seat on the plane, instead of a cushion. More room in the overhead bins and you sit on your own seat instead of something that thousands of people sit on
  6. A hypnosis app that helps you close off from the world completely as you’re traveling and wakes you up when the plane lands
  7. An app that keeps local bike messengers busy in smaller towns outside of large cities. A local way to have packages delivered without the hassle of large, corporate shipping
  8. A place for couples with children to have an evening alone, but bring their kids with them and then have a separate place for the kids to be professionally watched
  9. An app that helps detect autism early in very young kids
  10. A donation app, similar to investing apps, where you pick the donor and your purchases are rounded up to the nearest dollar, with all the change automatically donated and you get a cumulative total displayed on your phone

38. 11-30-14

  1. A paper notebook company that allows you to customize the cover and pages (similar to a Molskine, but made domestically) in a way specific to the needs of the user
  2. A time-saving app that reminds you when you’re spending too much time on social media and not enough time working on your business
  3. A way for clubs and organizations to gain new members easier. A site or app for people to spread their message automatically with very little knowledge of marketing, a place that has a built-in marketing calendar and pre-written emails with drag-and drop inputs to promote a club
  4. An emergency snow plow company that can charge a lot of money for one-off plowing with little notice. In the summer this can also turn into one-off lawn care while you’re on vacation
  5. A party clean-up business that gets your house back to the original way after you have a large party. They take out trash, clean carpets and furniture, do dishes, even fix minor dings and scuffs
  6. A service that turns your business/farm/home into a kind of week-long camp or getway for people that want the experience. People will pay to work on a dairy farm, to live in the Midwest, to live somewhere tropical, to live in abject poverty, all kinds of conditions. The site organizes the process, takes the money, and screens candidates. Customers will rate the experience and can share socially
  7. A service list Uber, where you can share something else with people, in exchange for borrowing credits that the site stores centrally. You use your borrow credits to borrow something you need from someone else
  8. An app that scans your chakras and tells you if something is ‘off’ with different parts of your life
  9. An app that helps you perform your own accu-pressure
  10. An app that helps you eliminate sugar from your diet, through scanning food, diaries, recipes, and reminders of what not to eat

39. 12-1-14

  1. A coding app that allows programmers to code and test their code from their phones
  2. A way for people to help someone in need from another country, to help their social cause through donation of talent (web development, coding etc) not just donation of money. The person lists their cause and people donate their talent
  3. An app for people that love libraries to check-off and visit local libraries across the country, like a virtual, social, scrapbook
  4. A solar-powered or wind-power food cart
  5. A new platform similar to Craigslist, but includes a way to pay for the product or service listed, so it’s a safer way to exchange the goods
  6. A Bluetooth meat thermometer that you leave in your oven or grill and you can monitor your food with your phone. It also reminds you that your steak is cooking too long so you don’t burn it if you’re having too much fun at a BBQ and you forget to check it
  7. A custom website where you design your own lamp and have it shipped to your house
  8. A fruit bowl that reminds you to eat fruit every day through weight of the fruit and an app on your phone
  9. An app where you can design a small house or shelter on your phone, pay for it, and have it delivered to your site
  10. A way to get your small business noticed by the press, through your story, photos, and types of people you support. Like HARO, but narrowed to new businesses owners only

40. 12-2-14

  1. An app that reminds you to create 10 ideas/day
  2. An app that takes the principles of Think and Grow Rich and turns them into usable steps to remind you and complete
  3. An app that virtually clips articles you like and dumps them into a pdf document and emails it to you once you reach 25 pages (or some other set amount), all automatically
  4. An app that tests you for allergies to various ingredients and helps you find alternatives
  5. An app that shows you the location of the nearest police officer
  6. An app that shames you into stopping a certain habit, with increasingly intense and vulgar reminders if you start to slip
  7. An app that does not allow you to install beyond a certain number of apps (say 25) to keep your phone minimal. Delete one then install another
  8. An app that vibrates once your credit purchases have his a certain limit per day or week
  9. An app that gives you points for meeting goals with a certain habit, such as wise investing each month. You can turn in the points for prizes
  10. An app that keeps track of your level of giving and combines it with your social clout score (idea from earlier). If you’re not giving at your goal for the month, it reminds you to step it up

41. 12-3-14

  1. Coding school for little kids. The ability to bring people out of any situation in life and become great
  2. Confidence school for little kids- cloud based and something a person can do from their phone, with virtual interactions, before having to practice confidence with a real person
  3. Investing school (real investing) for little kids. Start with the ones that have the most time and the ability to filter BS and absorb information faster than anyone
  4. Self-esteem school for little kids, an online way to make sure a young child has the ability to pick herself up in the face of the ugly world that may challenge her
  5. Maker school for little kids. A virtual way for parents to help their little engineer be more mechanical and problem solve starting at a very young age. Also a tool for parents to solve problems as well, in case they are not mechanical either
  6. Magician school for little kids, because magic is awesome and it makes everyone smile. Virtual training with progressively harder tricks from the biggest mentors in magic, starting with something a three-year-old can learn and working up to stage magic
  7. Virtual art school for little kids. Starting with projects for the smallest of children, these tools, taught early will shape their lives forever
  8. Graphic design school for little kids
  9. Business school for little kids. Starting as young as four or five, begin teaching the principles of creating something from nothing and selling it to others to help mankind
  10. Public speaking school for little kids. Learn the ability to command an audience and get what you want (in a positive way), from a young age. This will help with the other nine schools

42. 12-4-14

  1. An app that helps people find their truth
  2. A device you wear on your head that gives electrical impulses and produces the same results as 1 hour of meditation in a few minutes
  3. A grading system for people on the internet, similar to Amazon stars. If you want to have the privilege of commenting on the work of others, your comments should be able to be scored for accuracy… i.e. people that flame others for fun will get shunned
  4. An app with pre-made book templates, or you can add your own, where authors can write on the go
  5. A way to get aggregate data from tens of thousands of people in true, open-source format. People will answer surveys for the betterment of everyone else. No silly prizes or payment for clicking buttons. Entrepreneurs can ask single, pressing questions for research and tens of thousands of people will answer via social media profiles
  6. A device that you wear on your wrist that measures your actual calorie consumption per day and alerts you when you’re at your limit
  7. The ability to unlock and start a car with your thumbprint
  8. A new platform for e-book authors that benefits the authors more and doesn’t allow for garbage to be submitted, to keep people from spamming the system
  9. A way to charge your pone via Bluetooth transmission and no cords
  10. A set of relevant kids experiments that you can purchase and code at home, like a coding university with different hardware you can buy to make robots, sensors, cameras, and things that fly. Video and audio tutorials online

43. 12-5-14

  1. An app that builds your email list with some instant way to give people things that you meet in person, beaming them a free book or something via blue Bluetooth in exchange for their contact info- a way to make this transaction smoothly without them having to enter anything into your phone
  2. A virtual dentist app that takes pictures of your mouth and gives recommendations
  3. A free way to promote entrepreneurship to people that never thought it was possible, through public libraries, but a national program sponsored by small entrepreneurs, like a real-life, free business school with no strings attached, just initiative and the backing of local media to promote the businesses that come out of the incubator
  4. An app that reminds you when to water your plants through a Bluetooth, inexpensive moisture meter that talks to your phone and sits in each plant at all times
  5. A watch that measures and tracks your happiness
  6. A device that hangs on the wall that can scan a room and measure the happiness of your guests and privately alerts your phone with progress reports, so you can figure out the status of your party
  7. A way to “like” physical objects and have those opinions get posted to social media
  8. A t-shirt that children can wear, that somehow prevents temper tantrums
  9. Boot camp for authors-physical exercise, writing habits, and marketing in a one-week course for writing as a business
  10. A way to directly share good (or poor) service with the head of a company through an app that contacts them as a middle-man, so there is no knowledge of the person’s real contact information. Outside of social media and outside of public reviews. This would get the companies a real opportunity to fix things without the threat of public issues. If they don’t address the issue, then you could move it to a public forum at their loss.

44. 12-6-14

  1. A minimum viable product cloud service where you enter all the bells and whistles of your product, it researches the market and tells you how to whittle it away to the minimum, perfect thing
  2. A way to touch-base with celebrities that enjoy your products, so they can give you free endorsements because they like it so much… no more paid endorsements
  3. An app that helps you spread your 10 ideas per day to the people that will help them
  4. An hypnotic app that allows you to escape inside yourself, where you feel completely alone even if you’re on a crowded subway
  5. An accountability app that pairs you up with a like-minded stranger that has your same goal in mind. The person forces you to stay on task and you do the same for her
  6. A business mash-up app where you take two successful ideas and it spits out tons of business ideas from that combination
  7. A real , habit-building app that is based on neuroscience, where you use positive reinforcement and classical conditioning to remove a bad habit and replace it with a positive one
  8. An app that looks at your schedule and digs out stolen moments that you can block off with the push of a button, when you want to have time to refresh before everyone steals every second of your life
  9. A way to do other things while at work, if you have a terrible job. Such as an app that helps you hold a second job while working in your current job. A cloud based site full of people that are all doing the same thing, full of hacks and help to quit your job
  10. A mash-up workout program app that you can choose different styles (yoga, martial arts, body weight exercises, cardio) and develop your own, person workout based on many criteria (time, equipment, goals, weight)

45. 12-7-14

  1. An awareness device that somehow forces you to snap back into being present when your mind starts to wander, based on tiny leads in special glasses, coupled with an app or wristband
  2. An app that helps you get rid of a bad habit using aversion therapy, instead of developing a good habit
  3. An open-source device that can do many things, allowing young product developers to move an idea along quickly, coupled with a community to help develop the product
  4. A mobile university, like a food cart for learning. Each mobile cart will teach a different subject, students pay a fee and the cart comes to their general area for a small-group class, perhaps on your lunch hour to improve a skill or business practice
  5. A home-based way to grow vegetables in an in-fridge green house that doesn’t take extra counter space
  6. A device that makes bagels in your microwave
  7. A manual device without batteries or electricity,  that helps eliminate a bad habit
  8. A retractable LCD screen for windows that you can pull down and it will show a better view if you have terrible neighbors, or it will show sunshine if it’s raining etc
  9. A robot that can live outside in a charger and pick up dog poop from your lawn once per day or more, just like a Roomba robot but for outdoors
  10. An idea-based broker, where a person that needs a business idea can go through a broker to purchase a well-thought-out business idea and retain the rights

46. 12-8-14

  1. A health monitor app for your child’s room, detects changes in behavior and sleeping pattern so you can tell if a cold or other sickness is coming before it gets bad
  2. A site that helps you find the right small business for your personality, or it will tell you if you’re not cut out to ruin a business
  3. A consultant certification program similar to a Realtor license, so not just any schmo off the street can call herself a consultant with zero experience
  4. A men’s watch company where you can design your own bespoke watch online, based on hundreds of options
  5. A site that’s a combination of Amazon and Etsy, where there is a single clearing house of homemade goods, but with only a single check-out. The goods will be sold on consignment and track-able by the seller. The goods will be housed in a giant warehouse with excellent inventory. If the product doesn’t sell in a certain time the clearing house is allowed to liquidate it for cheap. The maker gets credit with a custom label on the sales page
  6. A way for people that like hand-made things to connect with the people that make them, without a middle-man. One-off furniture etc. Similar to Custom Made, but the maker would pay to a be a member, never to have to give a percentage of the sale price. This would be an app with local and national search
  7. A better way to attach xmas lights to gutters without the chance of wind, ice, snow, or heavy rain knocking them off. Also, there should be a way to take them down from the ground
  8. A customer-service site for self-published authors to have someone answer the pohone professionally as if they have a publishing office. The customer service site will filed calls for hundreds of authors at once, taking messages and forwarding them to the authors
  9. A kids party facility where you can turn it into a choice of 50 different themes, instead of being stuck with the same party room each time you visit the venue, with their food and their decorations
  10. A home-office janitorial company that specializes in the cleaning computers, copiers, shredding documents, vacuuming, and dusting. even re-filling the water cooler with a new rental jug, if your home-office is fancy enough. They could clean the rest of the house too, but the niche would be the home-office

47. 12-9-14

  1. An app that helps push an independent publisher to become an NYT bestseller
  2. A device like a Hemingwriter, where you plug in your phone as the screen and you can use a real typewriter as the keyboard
  3. A way to develop new ideas through a brain scanning device that matches great ideas with the personality type of the creator
  4. A service that helps remove people that hate their jobs into a place that they love. This is a boot camp of sorts where you pay to be kidnapped from your current job and never to return
  5. A way for kids to track wildlife with their phones. Cheap animal tracking devices that you can attach to a bird or squirrel without having to touch it. Way to learn about migration
  6. A device that penalizes you for negative self-talk, with a physical shock or negative punishment
  7. A paint pen with a built-in buffer/rubbing compound applicator, where you can fix any scratch on a car to get it back to a mirror-like finish that you cannot see the scratch. Current pens exist, but they just show a paint mark-too obvious
  8. A place where busy parents can go for an hour or two per night and have an office for business development outside the home, shared space with many other people, but all around the theme that they are working, busy parents- team meetings available as a mastermind group as well- a few times per month- all in a place that’s open 24/7/365 and you schedule a time slot based on the time amount per month that you pay for
  9. A way to copy and paste sections of audio. If you’re listening to a podcast with a short passage that you really like, you can clip it with your app and add it to a listening list outside of the entire podcast. Similar to an online clipping tool, but for audio
  10. An under-cabinet, fold down shelf with an iPad charging station. This lets you use your iPad off the counter for cooking or watching TV and keeps it from getting gross. Similar to under-cabinet cookbook shelves, but sleeker

48. 12-10-14

  1. An app that is a professional service for free, royalty-free stock photos. The way the site would make money is through side projects in graphic design. There is a free part and a “hey try us if you’re stuck” part
  2. A way to travel without traveling. A cloud-based virtual travel site, where locals get paid for taking behind-the-lens video of places from all over the world. People can experience them and decide if they want to visit. This will be less-sterile looking than a state-sponsored video. Raw, local imagery and the best places to visit and explore a culture
  3. A Route 66 tour company that takes you, with a guide on a motorcycle or car-guided tour across the US, stopping at the most-famous spots and little-known sites
  4. A gift-giving app that allows you to buy a Christmas present anonymously for someone in need. They get to pick things from thousands of gifts online, and a stranger can buy it for them
  5. An app that measures blood sugar and vital signs using the camera and looking at your eyes
  6. An app that warns you of a heart attack or stroke though Bluetooth monitoring from a bracelet, transmitted to your phone
  7. An Uber-like travel service, where you can get a long-distance ride. Similar to a logistics company for people. You sign up and ride-share with a group of people. You can pay less if you volunteer to drive and are registered as a safe driver through the site, which will have access to your public driving record.
  8. A cloud service that uses chess as a way to teach strategy in business
  9. An Amazon-like service that allows you to shop for products by country of origin. If you want everything in your home to come from Greece, you select Greece and only products form that country will display
  10. Random scratch paper that you can wash and re-use. Just throw a stack of notes in with your underwear and you have a new pile of scratch paper. Ability to write on it with any ballpoint pen

49. 12-11-14

  1. A device that knows you’re late and pushes you to keep on schedule. It yells at you when you’re 30 minutes out, 15 minutes out, and five minutes out
  2. A safer stove, just like table saws that instantly turn off when skin touches them. The stove will instantly cool and turn off if little hands touch the burner
  3. A 3D mouse, where you attach a Bluetooth device to the back of your hand and you can move it in 3D space, allowing you to prevent repetitive motion injuries from keeping your hand in one place
  4. A way to create an entire website from your phone, with drag and drop, just like the photo programs that create excellent design, a new platform. WordPress but mobile and easier
  5. An app that tests your hearing through your headphones by giving your progressively quieter sounds. Give you a complete readout and keeps your history. (Well, a quick search revealed that this exists already)
  6. A clearing house for unwanted Christmas presents, like an on-line white elephant sale, where you can set a value to your thing and, through a moderator, you’ll get that value in trade for someone else’s thing. You ship it to the other person. Honor’s system. You will get a ‘trader’ score from the recipient to keep things honest.
  7. Find a way to ensure that you stick with a habit each day, through a live assistant that you’re accountable to, like an AA meeting, but for developing good habits
  8. A shipping company that works with Star Trek-like operations. Instead of shipping an object, someone ‘sends you a thing from their location, and you pick it up at the 3D printer location near you. As close as we can get to beaming something across the country. The printing fee can be pre-paid as part of the purchase etc.
  9. A bad news delivery app for passive people. You can enter some bad news that you want to deliver to a person and a staff member at the app re-arranges the text in a way that you should deliver the news so you come across more confident
  10. A new job category, where people live in  local dorms and are able to move across the country to big (and progressively smaller) cities. For people that want location independence. Businesses can hire these people as a team of well-trained whatever to get a site launched, a marketing project, a product developed, and then they pack up and leave like super heroes. Temps on steroids

50. 12-12-14

  1. A t-shirt company where you design shirts on your phone, share and sell them to others and earn points to get one of your own if your shirt design sells well enough
  2. A shoe company where you design shoes on your phone, get points, share and sell them to others and earn points to get one of your own if your shoe design sells well enough
  3. A cloud-based service, backed by research that gives value, probability of success, and a quality weighting to ideas. People can enter ideas and find the value of information
  4. A payment service that uses ideas as currency instead of money. The value of the idea and the amount of work put into it, will be graded by a third party. You can exchange your idea for services. Like an open-source patent office with little regulation, pre-patent
  5. Cellphone headphones that allow the listener to speak through bone conduction, instead of using a speaker near the neck. You can talk through your ear (so-to-speak)
  6. A services that not only forces you to save money, but it doesn’t allow you to get to it for a certain period of time without the approval of three people. This would be great for saving for something large, like a house, retirement, or financial freedom
  7. A business model that includes employee exercise as part of the work schedule. Mandatory exercise are you cannot remain employed there
  8. A silicone store, where kids can mold their own bracelets and toys
  9. A documentary movie app like Netflix, but only for documentaries-everything, the most obscure and independent
  10. An app for people that want to film documentaries, complete with scripting and certain camera filters

51. 12-13-14

  1. A non self-help, self- help app that just yells at you all day, in your own voice, with things you already know, but aren’t doing, shaming you into submission
  2. A shopping mall or store dedicated entirely to reverse-shopping, where you go to give things to specific causes, everything from objects, to money, to your time. A one stop shop for giving
  3. A tool service, like a cell-phone subscription, where people can pay a monthly fee and have any hand tool delivered to their home, to borrow and then return, like Netflix. This keeps people from having to buy non-essential tools for single projects. You can have different packages for certain numbers of tools out at a time
  4. A service call app for independent contractors that keeps them accountable for their time, by having the customer enter a unique password into their phone to accept the hours charged on site, instead of waiting for a bill later and being unsure of the time
  5. ‘Analog’ camp, where executives sign up to be completely off the digital grid for a week, to detox from technology, learning to be a present leader etc
  6.  An app that teaches you to be present through a series of games where you have to pay attention to your environment, something from your social media, or in-app photos
  7. Virtual prayer beads. A digital device that you can hold in your hand that syncs to your phone via Bluetooth and keeps track of your meditation sessions
  8. An app that allows average people to invest tiny sums of money in start-ups, pools that together and gives you a legal percentage ownership of the company. I’m talking a hundred dollars or less, great risk and great reward. Perhaps this is for very small start-ups with less than two years to pull principle back out
  9. Timeshare for individual, private homes, where people can swap around the world and live in an actual, local home, not just condos
  10. A social media method involving only selfies

52. 12-14-14

  1. A site where you vacation for free in exchange for helping someone locally with your labor, ideas, or connections. This could include private homes, or even hotels that need certain help (ex. a mural painter stays at a five star hotel for a month in exchange for a new lobby mural)
  2. A social media site based only on tattoos
  3. A way to get a huge interest rate, based on investing in the potential of an idea not yet created, You invest in the potential of the person and their track record. A site figures out the metrics and provides an interest rate. Close to gambling, but not as much based on chance
  4. A social app for ice fisher-people so they can stay connected while waiting alone on the ice. Safe way to make sure people are OK and also have fun bragging about their fish
  5. An online tattoo design website, like 99 designs, where great artists compete for custom tattoo ideas and the best one gets the money
  6. A concert-like tour of people that are in the achievement industry. Tony Robbins-like up-and-comers can reach a huge audience and get a small amount of time on stage. A two day event
  7. A way to ‘roll-up’ the change on every purchase you make and automatically have the money go towards purchasing a certain amount of gold that is eventually shipped to your home or vault location
  8. A ‘sink the yacht’ pirate-like excursion where you get to blow up and sink a real yacht, like a pirate. The owner of the boat is tired of taking care of it and you pay a huge amount of money for the experience, get to dress like a pirate etc
  9. Fun insurance, where you can purchase a policy for any vacation, meet a certain amount of criteria while on the trip, but get a 100% refund if you don’t have any fun. Weather refunds, sick kid refunds, long line refunds etc
  10. A new method of distributing shots at a bar, where the customer gets the drink via some kind of robot that drives down the bar and the rest of the drinks are poured by a perfect, automatic, robot bartender with stringent ID check and facial recognition

53. 12-15-14

  1. A national shipping method that involved robotic vehicles on train-like tracks, electric and solar powered. Can only be opened at their destination, sophisticated monitoring during the entire route
  2. Man camp where men that were never exposed to ‘manly’ sports like football and baseball, poker, shooting sports, can learn how to ‘play’ each of these amongst other men in the same position, no longer facing ridicule from friends
  3. An entrepreneur camp for kids, where they learn to operate some kind of food or lemonade stand, use their smart phone to track inventory, as well as marketing and customer service. They then return to the class for discussion
  4. An app that show you how to use the 10X method to get much more out of your goals, but multiplying them by 10 each year
  5. A human-sized conditioning chamber, where you check yourself into a ‘habit spa’ and they alter your behavior in a weekend to quickly develop a new habit using behavioral psychology
  6. An app that reminds you to rate the things you do in a day, linked to your purchases and location. This is for the people that love to share their experiences, but need a reminder and a central location for ranking. This would be a single site to rank anything, quickly the only ranking number that has the most meaning
  7. A device that gives you a six-pack in one month, tracking your eating and providing a custom exercise plan based on photos and measurements of your body
  8. An app that pays you to work on tiny tasks during stolen moments of your time. These would be real tasks that require mental energy and intelligence, not like the apps that pay you to take fake surveys
  9. A self-help app that allows authors to promote their 99-cent books for free. The app gets a cut from the amazon revenue for each sale. Pennies per sale, tens of thousands of dollars a month in sales most-likely
  10. An app where people share one special thing about themselves and it links them with another person in the world that has that same, special talent, creating tiny tribes of people that have unique talents, which provide for an endless amount of demographic data for developing products to help these tiny tribes (very long-tail sales process)

54. 12-16-14

  1. A 10X app that shows you how to supercharge your goals
  2. A cable TV channel that’s dedicated to nothing but personal improvement gurus
  3. A place where people can go to detox from themselves. A retreat model that changes your thinking, you get paired with someone to mentor you, and you leave with a new mindset for successful living
  4. A business incubator that only mashes successful ideas together to make products. No new niches allowed, just category creation from two successful ideas mixed together
  5. A hand-held device that reduces stress by monitoring your heart rate and vibrating when your heart rate is a certain elevation about baseline, snapping your focus away from the stress
  6. A timed, cell-phone lock box for all family members to lock up their phones during family time and dinners. The box won’t open unless the time is up
  7. A new Christmas tradition that has something to do with driving around to look at Christmas lights with your family and collecting something from each house that participates in the tradition (maybe something they leave on the lawn, like a number)
  8. A self-publishing kiosk, where you upload your manuscript from a flash drive and it prints a cover, prints the book, binds it, and spits out a single copy while you wait, or go shopping elsewhere. Perhaps a way to publish on demand a whole digital library of books. You pay your money, select from millions of choices and it prints a book for $15. A single-station bookstore with more books available than Amazon
  9. A wristband that projects a touchscreen on your hand. Open your palm and type a message. Make a call from your hand. Close your fist to end the call
  10. A concept similar to the ‘Little Free Library’ where a homeowner can have a tiny convenience store posted on their lawn. People pay for the goods in the store, using the honor system. Each home in the neighborhood stocks a tiny store with a different type of thing. If you need something late at night, you only have to walk a few houses away instead of wasting gas. Maybe this is a good model for barter, where each home agrees to keep a certain thing and everyone offers their goods for free to the others

55. 12-17-14

  1. A statistical predictor model that can accurately show relevancy (or lack thereof) of new technology and how fast it will be obsolete or thrive
  2. A entirely new education model where the current social climate is used, with the current trends in technology, versus the past. Based on personality of the student, not what they’re ‘supposed’ to be when they grow up
  3. Mandatory empathy classes for every grade from kindergarten through college, with increasingly tougher decisions to be made
  4. Grant money available to for children with big ideas and big hearts to make their wishes to help others come true before they get older and lose the spark
  5. A way to harness the creativity and openness of children and reverse engineer it back to something that adults can use, without inhibitions and baggage, but raw intuitive decisions only based on fully-present observation
  6. A podcast snippet radio station, where you can listen to pieces of popular pod casts to get an idea of all the great work out there
  7. An idea hat that traps incredible ideas, down to their electrical activity. You wear the hat and it continuously captures your last 30 minutes of ideas. You can hit a ‘keep’ button and it saves them before you can forget them
  8. Idea camp, where creative, dreamy kids go away for a couple weeks, get paired with top-notch engineers, designers, and marketers, and create the most crazy products ever seen come to life. No holds barred and no saying “NO”
  9. Snapchat for ideas. You speak an awesome idea into an app and it travels into the ether, just waiting for someone to pick it up and run with it-changing their life
  10. An open-source idea factory, where one person starts and idea and people willing to build and add onto it join the project, eventually building it out collaboratively, world-wide

56. 12-18-14

  1. Mandatory life-choices classes that show what will happen when you make certain financial decisions over time, everything from buying toys to buying a house. In classrooms starting in elementary school
  2. Remodeling class, where people design, learn, and build their own basement creations, paired with experts for a reasonable price
  3. More unplugging more often by more people so we don’t all end up like the world in Wall-E
  4. Western doctors willing to pair up with Eastern, more holistic doctors, to once-and-for-all develop a style of medicine that heals proactively instead of reactive-ly, removing what doesn’t really work and keeping what does, regardless of where the idea comes from
  5. More exposure to more ideas at earlier ages, not just through screens, but through hands-on experience, total immersion in a single topic every few weeks, starting with young kids
  6. More ways for people to make real money from mobile devices, through mobile pod-casts as a freelancer, writing, product reviews, filming how-to videos, editing, and graphic design. There is so much downtime that is underutilized with wasted scrolling of social mind-dumping, candy
  7. New options for location-independent workers. Local hubs all over the world, where you can count on certain amenities to run a business, eliminating the need to bring a lot of gear with you. Pay a monthly fee for a package of hours that can be used at any location
  8. Uber for office space. Let’s say you want to get away from your home office, or your day job and you want a spot for a few hours. You enter the information in your app and it gives you contacts for instant, available, hourly office space that you can use now. Pay though the phone and get the keys somehow. Amenities per office will be listed and will vary. Each user gets rated by the office owner as to cleanliness and attitude etc.
  9. A deconstruction app that allows you to enter a ‘quit your job’ date, with a salary requirement, and it helps you reverse your goal to the present moment with the growth required in your small business sales to be able to quit by that date. Gives you daily reminders to make contacts, sell, and develop your work
  10. An app called ‘Tickle’ similar to Twitter, but only allows for the delivery of gratitude messages to people, creating more happiness and less negativity. Algorithm catches negatives posts and eliminates them, no hate speech, not totally free speech, only healthy speech and happiness speech allowed to make people better, not break them down

57. 12-19-14

  1. A book that’s a collection of mindfulness, yoga, psychology and anything else that can completely re-charge a person and get rid of all the terrible habits that annoy others,  once and for all
  2. A book to help you concentrate on a single task until it’s done- multitasking no more
  3. A book to use mindfulness as a tool to eliminate most irrational, daily fears
  4. A book to help you focus on the things that are most important and eliminate the noise from your daily life-minimalism, family, and personal growth- NOT a new car, a bigger house, and a boat
  5. A book that helps people discover their inner core, the thing that drives them and the thing that’s the most important
  6. A book that scientifically shows proof as to why the morning is the most important time for changing your life, and what you can do about it to turn things around
  7. A book that is a combination of Seth Godin and Buddha. Business philosophy and practical directions for the ethical and grateful way of getting customers and keeping them
  8. A book that shows the importance of writing everyday and how being busy can lead to increased productivity, instead of overwhelm- compared to sitting there frozen without being able to start a single project. Sit. Write. Do the work and everything will work itself out
  9. A book that shows mutually-beneficial ways to contact celebrities for indie-published book endorsements, developing the relationship, and showing how important it is to help others first, then perhaps they will help you
  10. A book that shows a mapped-out reason why giving is the most important trait for a successful person, and although it may seem counter-intuitive, why this banking of giving is crucial to the future of your growth

58. 12-20-14

  1. A method of news aggregation where the cloud service only shows the first-issuer of a story. None of this thing where there are hundreds of the same story everywhere, only unique information
  2. An app that only delivers positive news
  3. A motivational speaking app where you get an automatic 5-10 minute talk from the experts, each morning as part of your morning routine
  4. A morning routine app that you can customize to add a time for each task next to all of the task you want to accomplish. The app tracks your average wake-up time and wakes you up early enough to do everything you want to do
  5. An alarm clock that reminds you what your grateful for each morning with a recording of your own voice as the wake-up sound
  6. The five-minute rule app, where you can only be upset about something for five minutes and then you have to give up. You note what you’re mad about and that’s the last time you can be mad about that one thing
  7. A book that explains the five minute rule, how the news is not important to your happiness, and how you can move on from something bad by only worrying about it for five minutes and moving on
  8. A cloud-counseling app and site, where you can publicly, anonymously explain what you’re upset about and a huge tribe of people will talk you down from the proverbial ledge-that you can’t change the issue, so stop worrying about it
  9. An app that talks you down from something your upset about and cannot change, using hundreds of pre-programmed mantras designed for specific situations. Just hit the button when you’re upset
  10. A social gratitude app where you publicly explain your gratitude, what you can give and how these people have helped you grow

59. 12-21-14

  1. A book that describes the power of human desire and motivation to overcome incredible odds, 20 of the most miraculous stories of people that should have died
  2.  A timer to come up with ten ideas as fast as you can, giving you only ten minutes
  3. A book of a social aggregation of hundreds of the best 10-ideas lists all over the world
  4. An online video that describes the power of gratitude and to avoid the thing you cannot change. The video is a one-button app that helps you become thankful for what you have
  5. A pay-it-forward global app. It’s a place where you can ask the world for any favor as long as you’re willing to pay it forward when you’re asked upon
  6. A truth-development app that helps you develop your own truth based on the things that are important to you and based on questions it asks you. You can share your truth socially
  7. A place where you can go, like a gym, to snap out of a funk and get motivated to be great
  8. A daily gratitude newspaper from around the world, with stories of people sharing what they’re grateful for
  9. An app that reminds of ten important things in your life, when times are tough
  10. A watch that will only display the time if you record a two second audio to someone your grateful for

60. 12-22-14

  1. A book about habits that shows you how to self-punish your way to fixing things once and for all
  2. A book about the importance of putting down the technology and getting physical experience, and how it effects different parts of the brain
  3. A book about the brain in relation to how your family effects your goals and aspirations
  4. A book that contains the perfect diet information, where you don’t need to buy any special powders, eat any exotic plants, and buy only foods from local supermarkets
  5. A book that shows you how to get younger by only changing the way you think about the world and your relationships with the people around you
  6. A book that explains the importance of giving in relation to your mental health
  7. A book that shows a series of case studies of givers versus takers and how they fared through the course of their lives
  8. A book that discusses the impact of junk media on our lives, how we treat others, and suggestions for changing the way the news is reported for the better
  9. A book that is a collection of heroic, giving stories from children who we’re jaded from holding back, due to lack of life experience
  10. A book that discusses the nature of memory and how fragile, and adjustable it can be (you will remember stories people tell you as if you experienced them, even if you haven’t)

61. 12-23-14

  1. A business model of an old product, such as oil changes, but adds the one-for-one movement of Blake Mykoskie to it. One for one restaurants, furniture stores, even apartment complexes
  2. A website that shows nothing but maps of statistical importance. Maps of gun owners, maps of mob bosses, mops of hot dog stands, and maps of airports to name a random few
  3. A way for someone to find their passion. A walk-in center, like a tax preparation office or a beauty salon, but this is a place that does nothing but help you find your true calling
  4. A platform for introverts that have an important message to share with the world, such as YouTube, but with a twist, or a way for introverted entrepreneurs to break their stereotype by sharing their ideas in a new, comfortable way
  5. A school curriculum that moves beyond just test scores and helps kids find their own way at an early age, and enhance it
  6. An app that reminds you to follow your passion each day, and the steps you should be taking to work on it
  7. A customer-service company that requires its employees to be empowered to make any decision within a certain budget, like certain, major hotel chains. No more holding and transferring to remove fees or correct simple problems. Better yet, a company that just solves the problem without any waiting at all. You call and they say, yes we will fix that right now and email you when it’s done
  8. A take-care-of-your-house service where you enter everything that you need to be reminded about from watering the lawn, winterizing the house, to watering plants
  9. An on-line dog walking service where you schedule it and they just show up with little notice, holidays and vacations
  10. A service that comes in and takes over the mundane parts of your life for a week, like a temporary butler, so you can give laser-focus to a certain project

62. 12-24-14

  1. Become a better listener
  2. An app for the development of better listening
  3. A book that helps individuals and couples become better listeners, through real, mindful listening, not just pausing until it’s your turn
  4. A social media site developed around the idea of listening to others, helping others get to where they need to be, and to uncover real suffering under the surface
  5. A cafe that’s based around listening. You can go alone and someone will sit and listen with you
  6. A listening booth, similar to a religious confession, but where anyone can go to unload anything anonymously and a person in the booth will just listen
  7. A listening app where you anonymously record your issue, happiness, gratitude, and anyone in the world can hear it, recorded, later
  8. A meditation that’s based upon listening, really listening to yourself
  9. A day-long course that’s based entirely on listening, a listening boot camp
  10. A political process that includes listening as part of the deliberation, not just waiting to speak

63. 12-25-14

  1. Family boot camp where families go to work out their life-long issues with each other in a weekend or a week and come out closer and happier
  2. A non-partisan way for couples to share their viewpoints with each other. One person writes, records, or speaks his idea alone and the other person is allowed to digest it without the other person in the room, getting the initial reactions out of the way and allowing conversation to occur after that
  3. A business based around keeping families together and allowing individuals to thrive together before disagreement and trouble starts
  4. A book that brings families together by involving parts of it for each member to take a role and responsibility
  5. A campaign for families to instill a family night each week, a huge campaign to really get people on-board
  6. An app that automatically forces you to connect with family on a weekly basis
  7. More free places for families to gather without worrying about the expense of gathering people together
  8. A book that shows the importance of slowing down and simplifying daily life so that the family can enjoy itself as a whole and as individual members
  9. A book that helps families understand that there doesn’t have to be a winner, but an understanding of everyone’s position and an effort to come together so that the group can live as a whole
  10. An alarm clock that reminds you, with a recorded message from your family each morning, of the importance and necessity of your family- so as to not lose sight of it in daily hustle and bustle

64. 12-26-14

  1. A book that develops and describes the importance and scientific development about the necessity of sitting in silence each day
  2. A book that helps remove yourself from thought addiction, the most prevalent addiction in the world, almost 100% of the population suffers from it at some point, but it can be quieted
  3. A room in your home that is built just for sitting in silence. This can be with more than one person. Not even meditating, just sitting and allowing the world to just happen
  4. A silence retreat where everyday people spend entire weeks without speaking, or listening to anything, or watching TV, just sitting and being
  5. An app that reminds you to be silent each day for a set amount of time with a start and stop gong
  6. A workplace that encourages employees, paid to sit in silence for 15 minutes each day in a designated location
  7. A part of your morning routine where you sit in silence before you do anything else with the outside world
  8. Learn the art and importance of doing less, so that you can sit in silence and appreciate it more
  9. A research center designed around the study of people that sit silent for a little each day, follow their lives and find out the benefits, long and short term
  10. A cafe that does not allow speaking, where everyone sits in silence, even the ordering is silent in some way

65. 12-27-14

  1. Practice yoga as a morning routine
  2. Practice journaling as a morning routine
  3. Practice exercise as a morning routine
  4. Practice writing as a morning routine
  5. Practice gratitude as a morning routine
  6. Practice flossing as a morning routine
  7. Practice drinking water as a morning routine
  8. Practice gratitude as a morning routine
  9. Practice eating protein as a morning routine
  10. Practice waking up early as a morning routine

66. 12-28-14

  1. Disposable paper touch screens, so that you can pay bills and respond to paper messages via wifi connection by pressing a paper button and it automatically connects to your phone
  2. The ability to print a hyperlink on paper, so that you can touch it anywhere and it links via bluetooth to your phone for interaction
  3. Much more transparent investing legislation and marketing along the lines of the Tony Robbins  strategies listed in his book
  4. Just as much importance given to investing and saving as we spend on curing disease and public service announcements about the environment. If you cannot enjoy your retirement there will be an entire country of people that cannot help anyone else
  5. A non-profit investment company entirely funded by donations and through following it’s own investment advice right along with its customers. No fee for its customers
  6. An investment book that tells you step-by-step, handing the person the fish, giving the websites, the amounts to invest, and a way to invest without a downside
  7. Training on this investment approach starting in second grade and allowing permission for children to invest (at the same risk, but tax-free until 16).
  8. A mutual fund-like way to invest in start-ups like a deep-pocketed investor, but with as little as 10 bucks a month
  9. A requirement for every mutual fund manager to require their salary to be based 100% on the results they get for their customers, just just out of thin air
  10. A way for anyone to start a tiny hedge fund and invest other people’s money alongside their own. The ability for the smallest person to work their way up like a Buffet. Perhaps some kind of cloud service that is the backbone, a shell to help these tiny hedge fund operators legally set-up and distribute the returns

67. 12-29-14

  1. An in-depth study of how cold-water baths can instantly enhance performance each morning
  2. A study that compares two schools: life-long homeopathy versus western, scientific medicine and the results on the lives of patients
  3. A study that involves a current investigation of the Gerson(sp?) method of juicing versus surgical and chemical success of cancer  elimination
  4. A long-tail study that shows the process of 10 small businesses and the time it took to overcome the failure, get over the hump, and become a success
  5. A study that shows the process of developing a bestselling novel, trying to get inside the author’s head, the audience, and the others involved in the process
  6. The end-all-be-all study that shows the most efficient way to lose weight and build muscle with the exact foods to eat beyond a shadow of a doubt
  7. A study of the way a person changes over their lifetime, their tastes, their goals, and their successes/failures
  8. A study that deconstructs the number of people it takes to start a movement, taking apart 20 major cultural changes in history, showing the truth of how few people it takes to start something big
  9. A study of the effects of historically-famous architecture on the psyche of the people that inhabit those buildings (if-any)
  10. A study that shows the levels of measurable happiness on age-ranges and economic ranges of people across many countries

68. 12-30-14

  1. (10 reasons to wake up early) Get hydrated
  2. Read something motivational
  3. Review goals for day, week, year
  4. Positive affirmations
  5. Meditate
  6. Exercise
  7. Grow your business
  8. Write
  9. Find your truth
  10. Practice yoga

69. 12-31-14

  1. Begin the year by waking up early
  2. Begin the year by working on your business a little every day
  3. Begin the year by growing as an investor
  4. Begin the year by learning something new daily
  5. Begin the year by reaching out to people that already do what you want to accomplish
  6. Begin the year by writing more
  7. Begin the year by mapping out long and short-term goals
  8. Begin the year by treating every day as your best day and last day
  9. Begin the year by forgiving more and blaming less
  10. Begin the year with gratitude for all you have

 70. 1-1-15

  1. Start a business that creates an entirely new platform that combines two successful ideas
  2. Start a new business that take a retro, successful idea from 40-50 years ago and make it current
  3. Start a business that you can operate from anywhere in the world, using only your phone and laptop
  4. Start a business where you can sell a physical product, with almost zero barriers to entry, using a mobile device, and ship it to any customer in the world. The physical product must be mass-produce-able, novel, and, solves a major problem for the user
  5. Start a business where you broker between someone that needs a service or product and the person selling it, in a way that the two people would never otherwise meet. Make yourself invaluable to the equation
  6. Start a business where you can outsource a service, but re-brand it as your own. This way you don’t have to worry about any backbone/infrastructure, and perhaps customer service
  7. Start a business with a social sharing model, where the customer can brag and find out which friends are also using the service, as well as invite friends to join
  8. Start a business where you offer the service for free with the option to upgrade for a much better version, for a fee
  9. Start a business where you take a highly-successful idea and improve it by just 10%, re-marketing it and showing the world that you’re idea is now the best
  10. Start a business where you have a membership model that can be sustained and grow for less than $10/month to keep customers longer

71. 1-2-15

  1. A social-based, in-home, mobile cooking school
  2. A social-based, marathon training school, where people can join through an app, without having to know another runner in their area
  3. A social-based hobby app that connects like-minded hobbyists in local areas, for meet-ups, small trade shows etc
  4. A social-based service where grandparents can get together and virtually discuss family issues, and get professional intervention or help where needed
  5. A social-based business that is a very smooth way for people to share their opinions, ratings, and feedback about consumer products, without the bias of advertising. Kind of like Angie’s list for products. You pay to be a member, or maybe you pay if you want to perform more than one search per month
  6. A social-based business that allows you to start a small business in an afternoon and instantly become part of a collaborative group of people that are willing to help each other succeed. If you’re not a team player or you have a hidden agenda, the other members can vote you off the island
  7. A social-based business where you can pitch an idea to a group of savvy investors, and for a monthly membership fee (very small) the group will help guide you in an aggregated way, towards the right solution for each question you pose to the group. Starting with your initial pitch, to customer acquisition, to growing. The group would have no vested interest in your business, but has the opportunity to invest
  8. A social-based group that forces you to think bigger. You input your idea and the aggregate of the group helps you come up with a 10X or 100X version of your original, big idea
  9. A social-based group that holds you accountable, with timelines, business calendars etc. that forces you to work towards quitting your day job and to prevent you from attempting to do it on your own
  10. A social-based group for introverts, with a very specialized way of sharing information and ideas directly or with a sub-group of friends, collaboration of random projects, and even asking for help from subgroups, all with a much better interface than Facebook, without the games, news, and garbage involved

72. 1-3-15

  1. A business incubator franchise model, where a person could buy the rights to a successful incubator model, for a small fee start the small business incubator in local, smaller towns that would not otherwise have such an incubator
  2. A counseling group for start-up entrepreneurs to help people over the wall, where you feel as if you aren’t qualified to do what you you’re doing, and to help you stay moving towards success
  3. A cloud-based service that helps pair individual, start-up entrepreneurs with another person or persons to become partners in the business, where the entrepreneur may not be able to find a partner through her normal chains of friendships
  4. A book-publishing service that matches great writers with great designers, and great editors, all with an independent platform, to bring books to market. There is no fee up-front, but each party gets a cut of the book in the end
  5. A Twitter-like service that allows you to clip and share audio samples with links to the full-version, hash-tags and comments etc.
  6. A Twitter-like service for readers and authors, that allow people to share snippets of texts, titles, book covers, and many other things related to books and scripts
  7. A virtual place where niche business owners can collaborate on customer generation, sharing customers with each other in non-competing ways to grow each other’s business together
  8. A business that works similar to compounding-interest, where you start with an idea, the idea grows into two ideas, which grows into four, eight, and onward. Not like a standard business growth model, but the compounding is built into the way the idea was shared, the way customers are acquired, and the way that new products are introduced
  9. A way to grow your idea from nothing, with a social group and an app, and a physical space, all one package. This is a shell. All the work is still required on the founder, but the infrastructure is there for the idea to thrive and grow
  10. A place where your customers can go to distribute your work through word of mouth (WOM). This would be a service that allows people to distribute your ideas in a more formal fashion beyond social media, but through a series of sources and media that you can control, so the messages customers share are as descriptive as possible

73. 1-4-15

  1. A book that shows people how to get out of entrepreneurial slumps, similar to the philosophy of Seth Godin’s The Dip, but with practical tips on moving forward
  2. A book that helps Entrepreneurs bootstrap their entire operation with just a few partners instead of using the standard model of getting investors involved and losing control and equity in the company, with money that must be paid back
  3. A book that helps people develop cloud services, without any coding experience, teaches the jargon, and shows how to get things created fast and cheap without knowing how to do the work yourself, just orchestrating it
  4. A book that shows you how to be a leader in a start-up by leading the people that provide your outsourced work and leading the people that will eventually be your customers- one-person leadership from the ground up
  5. A book that shows you that it’s ok to start over, that it’s ok to reinvent yourself and try something new, that you can become successful after a lifetime of a different path
  6. A book that gives people that tools they need to communicate with the individuals that will help them grow their business, grassroots information for people that come from a background where business is completely foreign, yet they have an incredible idea that can help thousands of people improve their lives and just need a way to describe it better
  7. A small business storytelling book that helps successful businesses gain that extra edge by tweaking their marketing to a story-based model, beyond a benefits-driven, classic model
  8. A book that helps people develop their personal mantras, as part of a successful morning routine
  9. A book that shows you how to bet on yourself, to lift yourself up, and to ensure that the people around you are the best people that you can have
  10. A book that helps entrepreneurs keep a great family life, while growing and managing a successful start-up

74. 1-5-15

  1. A device that allows people to have multiple cameras set up in their homes, say a living room, and can capture important memories instantly from multiple angles. A button you keep in your pocket that triggers that cameras to start video and pictures from many angles
  2. A device that hangs from your keys and reminds you to do a single, physical task as you’re driving, such as stretching or pulling over every 150 miles of driving
  3. A device that keeps fruit fresher longer, in a room-temperature displayed environment
  4. A device that you wear in your ear that listens to your conversations and reminds you with a gentle indicator that you’re being negative…a device that helps you become more positive with yourself and those around you
  5. A device that you wear around your neck that helps you develop a new habit, with self-shock, or some kind of reward system. as well as tracking. A thing you can access quicker than your phone. People must be willing to buy to save a few seconds per access time
  6. A device that you can use to remind yourself of the important things in life, when you come to a crossroads and get distracted
  7. A device that helps writers get their words onto the page as efficiently as possible, in stolen moments, beyond just writing on a phone, or a better way to write on a phone, dictate, or scan notes, all into the same document and transcribed into text
  8. A device that helps you get up earlier, with very little effort, reminding you when you should go to bed and slowly wakes you up according to your life habits, not just your sleep habits
  9. A device that keeps track of your family tasks, things that must get done every day, like a physical chore list, with physical reminders throughout the house, flashing lights for different family members, digital memo screens, or something to that effect
  10. A device that helps you become happier with physical reminders, body sensors, and notifications for you to remove yourself from certain environments if your bio data points to distress

75. 1-6-15

  1. Create an emergency fund of 6-12 months of living expenses before you quit your job
  2. Have a portfolio of investments that deliver positive cash flow each month before you quit your job
  3. Make sure that your business creates enough of an income stream for at least three months-enough to replace your current income, including health care costs
  4. Make sure that your partner is on board before you quit your job
  5. Develop a daily work schedule and make it a habit before you quit your job
  6. Develop a marketing calendar and follow it daily before you quit your job
  7. Develop your own customer list with email before you quit your job
  8. Create a product pipeline calendar before you quit our job, so you’re always thinking about the current thing and the next thing
  9. Before you quit your job, design your new business so that you’re not buying yourself a new job. Leave a lot of time for lifestyle and design the sales model as such
  10. Before you quit your job do not ever burn bridges. Sometimes your best customer is your current employer and the relationship will continue far beyond your employment

76. 1-7-15

  1. A service that helps you develop your daily affirmations
  2. An app that helps you eliminate limiting beliefs and replace them with your goals
  3. An app that help your envision your success and deconstruct your path to get there
  4. A service that forces you to think bigger with your goals and dreams. You enter your goals and a live person helps re-orient them to make them 10X or 100X bigger than you ever thought possible
  5. A milestone company that helps you track your life’s milestones, highs and lows- providing you with personal data as to the things that happened which led to your your successes and failures
  6. A business model that includes all employees have a morning routine, with daily affirmations and visualizing a positive outcome in their day- lifestyle education on top of just coming to work each day
  7. An affirmation jewelry company that takes your daily affirmations and turns them into something you can wear as a reminder of the things you stand for
  8. A device that can measure focus and attention, training people to focus on the outcome of something instead of just going through the motions, really paying attention to the goal of each exercise with affirmations, meditation, goal setting, and visualization
  9. A cafe-type of place where really busy people can get away from the chaos of their homes, sit on a cushion in the corner and practice their morning rituals with like-minded people, allowing nothing but a cup of coffee and intense focus before starting their day
  10. A service that allows people to find their true calling, kind of like a career test, but you have to enter your personal affirmations, goals, timelines for reaching those goals, and then the generic personality-type questions. The service then outputs 2-3 best matches for a business or career where you could find your true calling. It will help people that are a little lost where they are at the moment

77. 1-8-15

  1. Create a loss-resistant method of investing to protect my family’s assets
  2. Make this method so simple that it only needs to be reviewed annually for changes (perhaps semi-annually)
  3. Be able to explain this method to any family member in layperson’s terms so that ANYONE can follow it, with any amount of money to invest
  4. The method should have the lowest tax burden possible
  5. The method should have the highest, inflation-beating returns possible
  6. The method should involve an automatic component that does not require willpower to fund it
  7. The method should have the lowest fees possible
  8. The method must be able to be completed from a phone or computer
  9. The method must be able to be completed without a broker
  10. The method must create enough passive income so that my family will be able to live on it comfortably, in perpetuity once we start to draw from the returns

78. 1-9-15

  1. A behavioral way to change something important that’s bugging you about your spouse, where the spouse wants to change as well, but the old ways aren’t working
  2. A method to grow your own relationship with the person you love, using what we’ve learned from social media and applying it, in reverse to the physical world
  3. A way for couples to take an argument break when they are trying to repair after a disagreement, perhaps an app that reminds both parties to take a minute
  4. A book that helps couples grow old together, using their life experience to make them stronger as a couple and to help guide their individuality, so the things they liked about each other in the beginning are not lost over time
  5. A cloud journaling service that allows you and your mate to share the same journal, but no one else, creating a collaborative history together, out of the public eye. We do so many things with our significant others and the memories disappear quickly
  6. A way for people to share their pet peeves with each other in a fun, constructive way to help decrease the differences without fighting
  7. A mobile way to find babysitters quickly, in a certified, trusting location, with reviews and last minute scheduling with a sliding pay scale
  8. An app that tracks fun events that couples have together and reminds them when they haven’t been out in awhile, so they better recharge their batteries
  9. An in-home relationship audit service that comes to your house and watches you interact with your significant other, providing an audit and a series of suggestions to improve the relationship at the end
  10. A gift-giving app where you pre-select six month’s to a year’s worth of gifts to be delivered along a timeline, to show up for important milestones, with special messages for each. The app will remember the events for you and remind you to select new gifts periodically, charging you only as the gifts are sent

79. 1-10-15

  1. A sunshine app that monitors the weather and gives you an alert in advance to notify you that you need to get outside and enjoy the sun. Tracks the days that you went outside, designed to battle depression during the winter months
  2. A social way to remind your friends to get out of the house when the weather isn’t good
  3. A social way to check-in on friends that you haven’t seen in awhile, due to bad weather
  4. A weather driving app that tracks your progress and allows a relative to know where you are at all times, coupled with a traffic and weather map, with local emergency numbers that change relative to the position of the car. This way, if your loved one is in an accident you can get them help, even if they are not able to
  5. An app that shares older images with you, of times that were very happy. You track your mental health with the app and it searches your pictures and social media to remind you that the good times are around the corner soon
  6. A study that shows the relationship between the mental well-being of a person versus the size and quality of their social circle
  7. A social movement that no only includes gratitude and giving, but also for the mental well-being of your neighbor.
  8. A neighborly app that allows you to connect with a closed group of 5-6 people that live very close to you, allowing you to let each other know when you’ll be away, if they can watch your house, your pets, and if they need help with something. You can approve or deny a request
  9. A self-confidence app that forces you to speak with your neighbor and they must acknowledge your interaction through the app, helping you interact with the people that share your neighborhood
  10. A mobile service that helps you solve disputes between neighbors without escalating something small all the way to authorities

 80. 1-11-15

  1. An app that a food truck operator can customize to share menu and ordering/payment with customers to order in advance
  2. A food truck operator’s school for marketing an efficiency
  3. A food truck operator’s seminar series and annual meeting
  4. A food truck operator’s book from the pros about the best practices and the best ways to make the most money
  5. A mobile way to get the exact gps location of your favorite food truck when it’s open for business (perhaps the same app)
  6. A service that allows food truck operators to measure waste, best sellers, and efficiency
  7. A special loan program where people can get small angel investments to open their own food truck with little investment
  8. A food truck online service that navigates all the zoning and permits required for every city and state
  9. A food truck private social media site where operators can share ideas without other people viewing what goes on in the kitchen so to speak
  10. A food truck company that is a franchise-based program that shows you how to start your own food truck no matter what you’re selling or where you live, and a proven method to get customers fast, even in the winter

81. 1-12-15

  1. A cartoon show that explains the importance of small business ownership to kids
  2. A kids YouTube channel that walks through everything you need to know to start your own business, from a kid’s perspective, and gives real-world kid interviews of winners
  3. A book that teaches kids how to start a small business all the way from a product idea to the customer, to keep people coming back, even taxes eventually
  4. An app for kids to keep track of their small business earnings, even if they keep the money in a shoe box
  5. A free cloud service for young small business owners, which become paid customers eventually as they grow. The site would even have free, live advice with a counselor, creating a consulting customer for life, accounting software, lead gen, many service possibilities with a long-game bet
  6. A special blue tooth piggy bank that syncs to a savings app, telling the kid how much she’s saved and what days she made a deposit- to encourage regular saving
  7. This entire program would be a way for parents and kids to learn together, allowing the parent to start a business where they previously thought it was beyond them. Sometimes putting important information at the level of a child helps the parent learn without the stigma that they might not be smart enough
  8. A local meetup type of gathering for parents and kids to build a business together
  9. A Facebook group for kids to get together and share their entrepreneurial war stories
  10. A structured way for little kids to understand what it means to work for an hourly wage versus owning a business that works for you

82. 1-13-15

  1. A could service that solves problems. Similar to the way a mobster would operate, at least as cool, but nothing illegal. A person would be able to call the service, negotiate a price and have them solve a single problem- no matter what it is
  2. An app that connects the problem solvers with the people that need problems solved
  3. A book the describes the art of problem-solving and maps out the most efficient way to solve a problem using case studies as examples
  4. A book that shows individuals how to become ‘problem brokers’-creating a new category
  5. A book that describes how we create our own problems, how to eliminate problems efficiently and how to set up your life so you automatically have as few problems as possible
  6. A mobile business, almost like a food truck that solves problems-any problem, has thousands of connections and multi-talented staff, available 24 hours a day
  7. An article about problem solving and how a person can use a problem solving matrix to eliminate uncertainty and get closer to an answer themselves
  8. The study of EEG activity in the brain watching real-time how people solve problems and how the brain lights up in different areas as the subject goes through the solving process
  9. A national database of solutions to problems. It doesn’t matter what the problem is. People can vote in aggregate to bring the best solutions to the top, for each problem. You can go to this database first instead of duplicating work that someone else went though the trouble of doing
  10. An international convention on problem-solving, the most efficient ways of doing it, apps and vendors, the best problem-solvers getting together in one place

83. 1-14-15

  1. If you’re trying a new business make sure you follow a single idea all the way through until you scrap it or make your first sale
  2. A good business idea is one that makes you money while you sleep
  3. A good business idea is one that allows you to expand you product line to your current customers
  4. A good business idea is one where you are the best in your industry
  5. A good business idea is one that has a great story
  6. A good business idea is one that is location independent (can run it from as little as your phone)
  7. A good business idea doesn’t require a loan to start
  8. A good business idea already has a hungry pool of customers just waiting to be fed (instead of making a product then looking for someone to buy it)
  9. A good business idea is something with few bells and whistles (think paperclip, not Swiss Army Knife). No one care about the Swiss Army knife.
  10. A good business idea is one that really helps people improve their current condition in a novel way

84. 1-15-15

  1. Habits are created by developing an automatic rewards system, not through willpower
  2. Habits are created by accountability to ourselves and the ones we love
  3. Habits are created to improve our current condition
  4. The best habits improve our happiness
  5. The hardest habits to break are the ones that we built over the longest period of time
  6. The more rewards you have for following a certain behavior, the easier it is to build the habit
  7. Focusing on tracking and the reward, instead of the actual behavior will help develop a habit easier
  8. Installing fail-safe reminders and fences around a behavior will help it become automatic
  9. Repetition of the same task builds an automatic habit. Do not skip a day- even a single day. All-in. No more wimpy habit building
  10. Even if you hate the thought of a certain good habit, you will learn to like ti once you can get past the first five days (the wall) of the development process. 30 days to permanence.

85. 1-16-15

  1. Promote your book through Twitter (use three similar Tweets per blast for maximum eyes)
  2. Promote your book through your email list (a must if you want to build a business)
  3. Promote your book through Facebook groups
  4. Promote your book through free book promotion sites
  5. Promote your book through friends and famliy offline
  6. Promote your book through LinkedIn (if applicable)
  7. Promote your book cover on Pinterest and link to the sales page
  8. Promote your book in your other books with links
  9. Promote your book in a guest blog post
  10. Promote your book as a guest on a popular (or up-and-coming) podcast

86. 1-17-15

  1. Prevent quitting by using the power of envisioning your outcome daily
  2. Prevent quitting by looking at those around you as a benchmark- do you want to be just like them or do you expect more for yourself? You have to earn it if you do
  3. Prevent quitting by publicly announcing a certain goal that you want to achieve in the future
  4. Prevent quitting by creating your truth, following it, and reciting it to yourself anytime you can
  5. Prevent quitting by ensuring that you have fail-stop systems in place with tracking and daily reminders of the life you want to attain
  6. Prevent quitting by looking at the roadblock from a different angle
  7. Prevent quitting by knowing that when you hit the most adversity on something important, it means that you are on the right path and that success is right around the corner
  8. Prevent quitting by developing a personal mantra that you can refer to during the tough times
  9. Prevent quitting by getting a mentor that already does what you want to do and use her as an accountability partner
  10. Prevent quitting by starting on the right path in the beginning. Ensure that the project you’re developing is something that you really want and something that will improve your current condition

87. 1-18-15

  1. Find the ideal business by looking for a pool of niche, long-tail customers first
  2. Interview those customers and find the aggregate pain points and a common problem to solve
  3. Solve the problem, using their input and insight along the way, making the customer feel like she’s part of the solution
  4. Deliver the problem in a way that you offer more value that the price you charge
  5. The price you charge should be a premium price and not a race to the bottom, versus the tactic that your competition is using
  6. Do no worry about competition. Worry about providing more value than the price you charge
  7. Increase the price in small amounts on an annual basis (at a minimum)
  8. Increase your product offering with additional items or services, based on the feedback of your cure customers
  9. Give your A-list customers an outlet to be advocates for your company. Reward these customers heavily, as word-of-mouth is the best marketing method above all others
  10. If you have to lose money on a single sale in order to keep a good customer happy, then never hesitate to do it

88. 1-19-15

  1. Drink water every morning and before bed at a minimum
  2. Exercise a little every morning. People that move live longer and come up with more successful ideas, because the brain is wired for active thinking, not sitting in front of a keyboard for eight hours
  3. Envision your outcome in advance, each morning
  4. Eat a lot of protein for breakfast
  5. Don’t drink your calories, except for special occasions
  6. Read something to learn and something motivational every day
  7. Develop a small business with passive income and work on it a little each morning
  8. Create your best work while you’re at your highest productivity time (for most this is two hours after waking)
  9. Practice gratitude with the ones you love
  10. Keep a log/journal of your daily ‘wins’ and ‘losses.’ Review these on a regular basis and learn from your mistakes, while repeating your triumphs

89. 1-20-15

  1. A book that combines a biker gang with the classiness of the mob
  2. A book that combines with The Shining with Star Wars
  3. A book that combines a western with a mobster novel
  4. A book that combines a courtroom novel with the plot line of Limitless
  5. A book that combines the plot of a Nicolas Sparks novel with a murder mystery
  6. A book that combines the time-shifting of a Quentin Tarantino story with a spy/espionage story
  7. A book that combine The Hunger Games with Harry Potter
  8. A book that combines The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo with a western
  9. A book that combines a Tony Robbins level of motivation with a hometown football story
  10. A book that combines a CIA/espionage story with Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

90. 1-21-15

  1. What if there was an app that allowed you to go forward and back in time for just a few seconds?
  2. What if there was a place you could go that would allow you eliminate one regret that really altered your life-a do-over booth?
  3. What if there was a device that everyone could wear that would warn them of immediate and long-term health issues in advance, in small amounts, so healthcare could be proactive?
  4. What if there was a book that really was the road map to success, where you could follow the recipe like a cookbook, not like all the success books available, but a real map?
  5. What is there was a device that forced you to be accountable to your daily, monthly, yearly goals? What if it shocked you or awarded you automatically for you behaviors and all you have to do is wear it like a pedometer and work hard?
  6. What is there was a device that could measure sincerity, like an earpiece that would whisper in your ear and tell you if you could trust the person speaking?
  7. What if there was a way for you to learn a single skill to the level of mastery without effort? What would that be?
  8. What if your health was perfect? What would that look and feel like? How would your day be different?
  9. What if you could eliminate one bad habit in a single day? What would it be?
  10. What if you could write only one book? What would you sit down and develop as your life’s work-something that you would be remembered for forever?

91. 1-22-15 (10 Book Ideas for James Altucher)

  1. The Choose Yourself Guide to Location Independence- Why I Threw Away 98% of My Stuff and Became Happier Living Anywhere I Wanted, Using Other People’s Homes
  2. How to Ruin Your Life – The 10 Things You Should Never Do if You Want to Be Happy, Fulfilled, and Truly Successful
  3. It Was Never About the Money- How to Strip Down to What’s Really Important and Keep it That Way
  4. The Choose Yourself Guide to Game Theory- How I Sharpened My Business Skills through the Art of Chess
  5. The Choose Yourself Guide to Relationships- How to Hold on to What Really Matters
  6. The Daily Practice Revisited- 10 Things You Must do Every Day to Choose Yourself
  7. The Choose Yourself Guide to Choosing Others- 10 Ways I Grew from the Process of Interviewing Others for My Podcast
  8. Why Killing Yourself is a Bad Idea- and Other Life-Lessons Learned from Hitting Rock-Bottom to Living Better than Ever Before
  9. Self-Help is Crap- How to Choose Yourself through the Process of Helping Others and Ignore the Popular Wisdom
  10. Tales of an Information Junkie- How I Absorb Multiple Books Per Day and Why You Should too

92. 1-23-15 (10 Book Ideas for Hal Elrod)

  1. The Miracle Morning Guide to a Better Body- How to Get into the best shape of your life in just seven minutes each day
  2. The Miracle Morning Guide to Investing- How to create the life of your dreams before most people finish their first cup of coffee
  3. The Miracle Morning Guide to Small Business- How to develop and grow a small business before 8 am
  4. The Miracle Morning Guide to the perfect Relationship- How to cultivate the relationship of your dreams before 8 am
  5. The Miracle Morning Guide to Inner Peace- A deep look into the incredible transformation possible, using daily affirmations
  6. The Miracle Morning Guide to Self Discipline- How to stay laser-focused on the things that matter most
  7. The Miracle Morning Guide to Gratitude- How to grow through your appreciation for others
  8. The Miracle Morning Guide to Giving- How to grow through the power of giving back
  9. The Miracle Morning Guide to Learning- How to learn anything you want and become an expert before 8 am
  10. The Miracle Morning Guide to Helping Others Get What they Want- How to create success by first helping other succeed

93. 1-24-15 (10 Book Ideas for Michael Hyatt)

  1. Full-Disclosure: How to Grow Your Business by Being Honest with Your Customers
  2. From Platform to Planet: How to Grow Your Audience to the Point Where they Become Advocates for You
  3. Productivity: How to Get More Done through the Process of Reduction
  4. Using the Power of Free to Sell More, Be More, and Grow More in the Go-Go Millennium
  5. Embrace the Mistakes: How Honesty and Openness with Your Platform will Set You Miles Ahead of Your Competitors
  6. The Prolific Writer: How to to Write the Book of Your Dreams and Get Noticed Using My 30 Years of Publishing Experience
  7. The Platform of Giving: How to Grow Your Business By Helping Others in Your Audience Get What They Want
  8. The Platform of Gratitude: How Thankfulness and Forgiveness will Help You Thrive in the New Era of Business
  9. You- The Ultimate Platform: How to Create the Highest Level of Personal Growth so You Can Help those in Your Tribe
  10. Stick to Your Guns: How Personal Integrity will Help Grow Your Platform

94. 1-25-15 (10 Book Ideas for Seth Godin)

  1. Go Now: Balancing idea generation versus taking action on one thing
  2. Ask for Help: Why One Person Can’t Do it Alone
  3. The Cave: Using the Power of Quiet to Get the Most Done in a Short Time
  4. Un-schooling: The New Era of Educating and Choosing Your Own Path
  5. Keep: How to Hold on to Your Tribe and Ensure the Don’t Jump Ship
  6. The Mixer: How to Become Your Own Media Company in an Era Where Everyone is Important
  7. Cheap Suit: Why Honesty and Transparency are Powerful Tribe Builders
  8. Shipping Art: Why a Small Piece of You Needs to Leave the ‘Factory’ or You Haven’t Done it right
  9. Tanked: Give Up Fast on Losing Ideas and Give Yourself time For Winners
  10. The Flat-line: Why Customer Service is the New Way to Breathe Life into a Dying Business

95. 1-26-15 (10 Ideas for BIG Interviewees for Jonathan Fields)

  1. His Holiness, The Dalai Lama- the importance of happiness
  2. Hal Elrod- the importance of a morning routine
  3. Malala Yousafzai- the importance of standing for something bigger than you
  4. Gary Vaynerchuk- the importance of hustle
  5. Tim Ferriss- the importance of challenging the status quot
  6. Sarah Koenig- the importance of asking the right questions
  7. Kamal Ravikant- the importance of your truth
  8. James Altucher- the importance of rock-bottom
  9. Jay Shafer- the importance of living tiny
  10. Steven Pressfield- the importance of your art

96. 1-27-15 (10 Podcast Ideas for Gary Vaynerchuk)

  1. How to hustle harder than the others in your niche without getting burned out
  2. How to hustle smarter than the others in your niche
  3. The top three apps or services that help you hustle smarter
  4. How to get over the wall of self-doubt when you’re on the steep climb up the hustle ladder
  5. How to sit down, strap in, and hustle yourself towards sharing your amazing story
  6. How the power of story will ensure that no one can take your customers
  7. How to quietly take over your niche, by going around the big guys and grabbing customers through the power of hustle
  8. How to stop caring about your competition and start working on your core commitments to your customers
  9. How to make the art of the hustle more fun and more rewarding, while working it 24/7/365
  10. How to balance hustle, with family, with the urge to give up when it feels like everything is working against you

97. 1-28-15

  1. Steal time by waking up at 5 am
  2. Steal time by getting there early and working on your project in the parking lot or lobby
  3. Steal time by turning off, shutting down, and ignoring those things that are busy distractions
  4. Steal time by finding alternate ways to work. Can you work on your phone instead of your desk. Can you dictate instead of type. Can you listen instead of read
  5. Steal time by saying NO more often
  6. Steal time by telling your day what to do before it fills the space with non-productive noise
  7. Steal time by writing out your perfect day in advance, as well as your perfect life
  8. Steal time by deconstructing tasks into pieces and schedule the pieces
  9. Steal time by allowing yourself to breathe and work hard in the same day
  10. Steal time by adding to your hustle, while only focusing on those things that help you grow- ignoring the rest

98. 1-29-15

  1. Make $10k per month by writing Kindle books for a tageted niche with little competition
  2. Make $10k per month by selling a lot of services on Fiverr
  3. Make $10k per month by offering an e-course on a huge platform like Udemy
  4. Make $10k per month by drop-shipping unique, branded products
  5. Make $10k per month through the reinvestment of dividends on REITs
  6. Make $10k per month by giving to others and helping them get what they need to succeed
  7. Make $10k per month by reinventing yourself and dumping the baggage of the past, so the unknowns of the future can soak in
  8. Make $10k per month by becoming an idea consultant for people that need better ideas
  9. Make $10k per month by automating the delivery process for something that is currently manual
  10. Make $10k per month by taking the road less traveled. Pick an inch-wide, mile deep niche- survey the customers and create products that meet those criteria

99. 1-30-15 (10 ideas for Pat Flynn’s Next Book)

  1. How to test your best ideas and see what is wort the investment
  2. The daily life of a passive income entrepreneur- and why it’s not as rosey as you think
  3. The next wave of internet income- How to find cutting-edge ideas so that you’re first to market
  4. How to balance family with a 24-hour business, making sure your business doesn’t consume you
  5. How to turn your podcast into a full-time income, without having any of your own content- just good interview questions
  6. How to fail fast, so you have time to find the idea that works
  7. How to reverse-engineer a successful idea and make it your own, unique business
  8. How to work smarter, and not harder- What to do with your passive income after you earn it
  9. How to keep more of your passive income- Loopholes, tips, and tricks to prevent your money from leaking out of your life
  10. How to grow your business when your not working on your business- What I learned from my Miracle Morning

100. 1-31-15

  1. A podcast about creating a course from scratch on Udemy (trials and tribulations, like Start-Up)
  2. A podcast about becoming a better person
  3. A podcast about training your brain for optimal learning
  4. A podcast about building a business on Fiverr
  5. A podcast about creating a Kickstarter campaign from scratch to launch
  6. A podcast about minimalism from the inside-out
  7. A podcast about what it’s really like to be a father, from birth to teen
  8. A podcast about marathon-ing, from zero running to 26.2 miles
  9. A podcast about how to improve your memory to a competition level
  10. A podcast about someone trying to break a world record, from application, to training to final attempt

101. 2-1-15

  1. A business that prototypes apps and software for start-ups with little budget, in 24 hrs per mock-up
  2. A business model that uses an app as a viral way to build an MLM platform. You send it to friends, they subscribe for a monthly fee to get a certain level of content. The friends recruit other friends to earn a portion of the monthly fee and a down-line is created virtually, without the need to Tupperware parties. The content on the app MUST be incredible, fresh, and unique to the program
  3. A business model that is a profitable charity, where the more money the business makes, the more it gives away-transparently. A one-for-one model that allows the buyer to watch her dollars get distributed as soon as she hits the ‘buy now’ button on her phone
  4. A business model that reduces the stuff in your life- a minimalism service for people that want to move into a much small space. Counseling, help sorting, and organizing advice. Perhaps a series of video instructions
  5. A business model that is a platform creation service. A one-stop shop for developing a blog, social media, video, and a podcast for a business. A step-wise service offering from only-infrastructure, to building all of the content across all platforms for thousands of dollars per month in retainer
  6. A business model that helps people get through the process of losing a loved one, including creating a memorial video and other social tools to help bring people together to help with the grieving process- a separate social platform just for grieving and celebrating the person’s life (with a theme similar to the Day of the Dead and the movie The Book of Life)
  7. A business model that uses a Google-like tool bar on it’s home page, but you pay a small monthly retainer. You enter a problem in the box and the service solves the problem based upon your level of retainer. If it’s a physical problem, the fee is higher than a search-based problem. A team of Uber-like, independent problem solvers pick up the problems and bid on the solutions in the back-ground, away from view of the customer. The problems are solved within 24-48 hours
  8. A business model that helps you find your life’s purpose. The one-true-thing you were meant to do, through a series of personality tests, games, and quizzes. A single price with series of a la carte upgrades to get you to that purpose once you find it
  9. A business model that performs idea-generation for you, in search engine fashion. You enter things you like or things you want to build the idea around and the software creates list of ideas relevant to the topics you enter. The service searches the internet for popular ideas and melds them together to create something new
  10. A business model that is similar to the Michael Douglas movie The Game. You pat money for a physical service to remove you from a job where you don’t work in your fullest potential, towards something where you will thrive (after a series of test and then they literally kidnap you from your job when you’re not suspecting it)

102. 2-2-15

  1. A new platform for digesting content in any way you want, going back to Amazon’s audio reader for old Kindle books. The user buys the content and it’s delivered in audio, print, video, and some new way (into your glasses)
  2. A new platform for writing e-books and distributing them to the people that love your content
  3. A new platform for digesting podcasts
  4. A new platform for running a business from a location-free lifestyle (one-stop shop)
  5. A new platform for sharing your content with the people that want to digest it. Direct-to-consumer with no clicks, provided that they pay or opt-in
  6. A new platform for inventing something new and getting the funding to create it. Not crowd-funding, but not venture funding either. A hybrid model where there’s a win-win for everyone involved in the process- less of a store, like Kickstarter, more of an MLM model where people that spread the word can also make money on the idea
  7. A new platform for matching people that are miserable in their jobs with people that can help pull them out (for a subscription fee or credits, maybe a favor-owed later)
  8. A new platform where you an app keeps your personal likes in a database (things you like to do, hobbies, books you like, food you like, people you like to be around) and each time you visit a new city it provides you with a real-time list of places and things you can do that you will probably like, based on who you are
  9. A new platform that shows your circle of influence, based on social media reach, the work that you do, and your customer base. This service would create a map from your current idea all the way to people that you know who could help you make it a reality, and people that would be interested in using your idea
  10. A new platform that shows people what they do know and gives them ideas for improving themselves (for people that don’t feel like they have anything to contribute). The service asks you questions, looks at your social media and comes up with a series of things that you could do with your life that could make you happier than you are now

103. 2-3-15

  1. A device that makes better coffee, with the ease of a standard, drip pot, using regular ground coffee, but with the convenience of the Keurig single-serve-no cleaning
  2. A device that is a warm-water sprinkler for kids in the summer
  3. A device that you hold in your hand and it tells you if you can trust a stranger
  4. A device that you wear as an earpiece, and it helps you get access to knowledge, so you can add more to a conversation or if you need an answer to something at work
  5. A device that you carry in your pocket and it vibrates to tell you that you need to increase your heart rate, or perform a certain habit- an object shaped like a flat, smooth stone, with a USB interface
  6. A device that you can were like jewelry, but it help you gain confidence through electrical impulses that you use acupressure points on the neck or wrist
  7. A device that is an audio checklist, which automatically reads back to you when you get close to it. You can place it by the door, so when you’re about to leave the house it says “did you remember to pack your lunch, or bring that important document for work?” You record the messages in your own voice or you can type in a list from your app and it sends the list to the device over wifi
  8. A device that allows you to tap into the knowledge of your social network-perhaps a new social network where people continuously enter the things they know. You can enter a question and the network replies with the right person to ask, instead of having to publicly ask questions that aren’t pertinent to 99% of your audience
  9. A device that you were around your neck, like jewelry, and it keeps track of your surroundings, warning you if you are in danger
  10. A device that allows you to watch your car from satellite imagery, to ensure that your car is protected in parking lots or on the street, warns you when someone or some thing is near the car

104. 2-4-15

  1. Give more than you expect to get in return
  2. The greatest level of value versus the price is to allow your customer to walk away feeling as if she stole from you
  3. Ship art
  4. Ship earlier rather than later and tweak as you go
  5. Learn from your mistakes and never repeat the same one twice
  6. Your best advocates are your current customers
  7. There are only three ways to grow a business: 1. Increase the dollar amount per order 2. Increase the frequency of the order 3. Increase the number of customers
  8. Use marketing that pulls rather than pushes
  9. Stop yelling at customers and learn to whisper frequently
  10. Guarantee your work

105. 2-5-15

  1. Show proof that your product works
  2. Be vulnerable
  3. Use stories to promote your message. People don’t remember anything else
  4. The one that hustles more, wins
  5. Create a unique product in your own voice. There’s no room for the also-ran
  6. Look for straight lines. The shortest path is often the best path
  7. Eliminate the middle-men between you and your customer
  8. Find the hungry crowd and ask them what’s missing
  9. Each time you interact with a customer only ask her to take one action (click on one link etc.)
  10. Raise a huge ruckus, because no one else will do it for you

106. 2-6-15

  1. Find yourself by looking inside at the things that make you happy
  2. Find yourself by looking outside and asking other people what makes you-you
  3. Find yourself by doing the things that scare you most
  4. Find yourself by letting go of the consistent paycheck and doing the work that really matters
  5. Find yourself by letting the money come later and creating art first
  6. Find yourself by helping others get what they want most- first
  7. Find yourself by being uncomfortable and picking the things that aren’t work
  8. Find yourself by fighting through the dips no matter what
  9. Find yourself by speaking your truth every day in whatever medium you wish
  10. Find yourself by making significant mistakes

107. 2-7-15

  1. Ship art by doing work that’s unique to what’s available in the current niche
  2. Ship art by doing work that helps one person at a time, instead of just adding noise
  3. Ship art by getting your idea out in a way that’s good enough, because it will never be perfect
  4. Ship art by looking at the thing that’s most important and improving it by just 10%
  5. Ship art by getting better by just 1% per day
  6. Ship art by making the entire buying experience complete
  7. Ship art by doing the job better than you should
  8. Ship art not by bragging, but that helps to tell a great, memorable story
  9. Ship art that adds a little bit of yourself in the box each time you mail it
  10. Ship art by stirring an emotion in the customer

108. 2-8-15

  1. Create a Udemy course on the importance of sleep involving diabetes, cancer, and heart disease
  2. Create a Udemy course on earning $500 extra dollars a month, working 30 minutes per day
  3. Create a Udemy course on the most successful way to use email marketing to grow a tribe
  4. Create a Udemy course on minimalism
  5. Create a Udemy course on Youtube video promotions for e-books
  6. Create a Udemy course on marketing hacks for Udemy courses
  7. Create a Udemy course on finding your true calling in life- a calling that will provide you with the income and lifestyle you want
  8. Create a Udemy course on style-hacking: pairing down your wardrobe to minimal items that produce the maximum outfit combinations
  9. Create a Udemy course on potty training
  10. Create a Udemy course on how to learn one new skill per month ( and learn it well)

109. 2-9-15

  1. Earn $500 per month selling 8-9 Kindle books per day, priced at $2.99
  2. Earn $500 per month selling 2 large, custom art pieces, priced at $250
  3. Earn $500 per month setting up social media profiles (Twtter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn) for small business owners, charging $100 for each of five people (offer to maintain the profiles for $50/month)
  4. Earn $500 per month creating a single Udemy course
  5. Earn $500 per month by creating Craigslist offerings for people at $15/listing for 34 people
  6. Earn $500 per month by charging 10 clients $100/month as a personal accountability coach to remind them with emails, calls, or texts to ensure that they are sticking to a certain goal
  7. Earn $500 per month by offering a local courier/delivery service for packages, charging $15-20 per item and guarantee a 2-hour delivery within a certain small radius of where you live. Deliver just 25 packages per month, or 1/day
  8. Earn $500 per month editing papers and resumes for people
  9. Earn $500 per month selling simple services on Fiverr that you can complete with your phone while your waiting in line at the store
  10. Earn $500 per month recording a podcast in your spare time and sell low-cost advertising spots to small businesses in your niche

110. 2-10-15

  1. Become a better person by giving more than taking
  2. Become a better person by being a connector
  3. Become a better person by telling the truth no matter what
  4. Become a better person by doing what you say you’re going to do every time
  5. Become a better person by doing what’s right instead of what’s easy
  6. Become a better person by shipping art
  7. Become a better person by letting go of the things you can’t change
  8. Become a better person by being more present
  9. Become a better person by allowing yourself to be happy
  10. Become a better person by being brave for others

111. 2-11-15

  1. Learn a second language. This will help you learn a third and fourth
  2. Learn a skill that you wanted to know as a child, but lost the spark
  3. Learn how to improve your memory with professional memory hacks (memory palace etc)
  4. Learn how to meditate in just a few breaths
  5. Learn how to be more confident and decisive
  6. Learn to follow-through with your projects and ideas
  7. Learn the skill of mindfulness (respecting the now- the only world we live in)
  8. Learn how to work with your hands
  9. Learn how to type
  10. Learn how to become a connector (the new economy)

112. 2-12-15

  1. Be a good listener by being open to the other person- giving them an open channel and an open space to communicate
  2. Be a good listener by putting your own bullshit aside and stuffing it into a drawer for a few minutes
  3. Be a good listener by engaging and making the other person feel as if they are the most important person in the world at that moment
  4. Be a good listener by NOT interjecting with your opinion unless asked (even if you’re excited about the topic- this is interrupting and selfish listening)
  5. Be a good listener by NOT planning what you’re going to say while the other person is speaking
  6. Be a good listener by repeating back what you heard in your voice, after the other person is done speaking
  7. Be a good listener by NOT one-upping the other person when they are done- “Oh, that happens to me all the time too…” or “Oh yeah, I had someone do the same thing to me, but my experience was so much worse”
  8. Be a good listener by having compassion and empathy- walking in the other person’s shoes- through their lens. Smile when you talk on the phone
  9. Be a good listener by connecting and receptive to the emotion, tone, pace, mood, and the feelings BEHIND the words that are spoken. 30% of listening is the words. 70% of listening is understanding the feelings behind those words
  10. Be a good listener by ASKING clarifying questions if the communication seems vague. “Is there anything else you need to tell me? Anything you’re avoiding?” Make sure the other person isn’t withholding anything from you- then repeat back (item 6)

113. 2-13-15

  1. The contemporary business shows vulnerability
  2. The contemporary business shows transparency
  3. The contemporary business has a memorable, tell-able story
  4. The contemporary business starts with the customer and then develops a product
  5. The contemporary business focuses on the fifth sale, not the first
  6. The contemporary business combines two successful ideas together to make a new category
  7. The contemporary business constantly works on the next step
  8. The contemporary business uses permission-based (pull) marketing, instead of interruption (push) marketing- on a scheduled, consistent basis.
  9. The contemporary business gives away as much as possible without giving away everything- those that love you will make the purchase
  10. The contemporary business knows the competition is there, but works at being a leader instead of a chaser

114. 2-14-15

  1. Don’t accept less than the right thing
  2. Don’t accept “I’ll do it when I have time”
  3. Don’t accept “I’m never going to get there”
  4. Don’t accept “I haven’t done enough planning to get started”
  5. Don’t accept “someday I’ll get there”
  6. Don’t accept the blame on others
  7. Don’t accept skipping your education
  8. Don’t accept the same as yesterday
  9. Don’t accept regret
  10. Don’t accept shipping less than art

115. 2-15-15

  1. Create a business with a membership fee for access to people with amazing ideas- your questions are placed at the front of the line. Free accounts take 1-2 weeks to answer
  2. Create an education business without a middle-person. The consumer takes the virtual factory tour, designs what she wants and out comes a course, based on EXACTLY the information she wants to learn
  3. Create a business that empowers people to be more of who they already are
  4. Create a business that caters to introverts in the way they communicate to close the sale (1/3 to 1/2 the population)
  5. Create a business that allows people to steal its ideas to spread them rapidly
  6. Create a business that makes a profit only if the philanthropic parts are paid first- a new kind of barometer for success
  7. Create a business that doesn’t punish its employees for putting their own education first, and to empower people, in a Montessori way, to follow their own path inside the business
  8. Create a business that adds instead of subtracts to the environment
  9. Create a business that is designed with exponential growth from its creation- scale-able without an equal amount of additional work by the owner
  10. Create a business that reduces consumerism

116. 2-16-15

  1. Wake up early to get more done before anyone else drinks their coffee
  2. Wake up early to exercise daily
  3. Wake up early to invest in your education (reading/learning)
  4. Wake up early to grow your business
  5. Wake up early to reflect on your gratitude
  6. Wake up early to slow down and breathe
  7. Wake up early to write
  8. Wake up early to greet the day with energy and excitement instead of dread
  9. Wake up early to eat well instead of last-minute garbage
  10. Wake up early to grow a little at a time each day

117. 2-17-15

  1. Be a leader by being a great example
  2. Be a leader by having ‘clean hands’ (don’t do anything you want to haunt you later)
  3. Be a leader by asking instead of telling
  4. Be a leader by providing clear instructions and measurable expectations
  5. Be a leader by taking responsibility and never placing blame
  6. Be a leader by focusing on the behavior and not the person behind the behavior
  7. Be a leader by showing compassion
  8. Be a leader by knowing that you don’t know everything
  9. Be a leader by empowering those that you ask to perform for you
  10. Be a leader by being human to those that matter most and never bend on your core values

118. 2-18-15

  1. Fight through the pit by embracing the haters and then continuing on your own path
  2. Fight through the pit by re-defining your definition of success
  3. Fight through the pit by taking a moment and reflecting on what’s important. If your current path is still important- fight with all you have
  4. Fight through the pit, because everything that’s good happens as a result of effort that no one else is willing to perform
  5. Fight through the pit, because quitting is not an option if your project is a part of your core- what you stand for- an unshakable piece that won’t go away
  6. Fight through the pit, because no one else will perform the fight for you
  7. Fight through the pit by doing good work, shipping art that makes you happy, and the net result will be positive- even during the darkest days
  8. Fight through the pit using visualization of a successful final product, even when every ounce of your body doesn’t believe you can pull it off
  9. Fight through the pit by helping others get what they want
  10. Fight through the pit by ensuring that you ship art that makes you happy first- the money will come as a byproduct. Never worry about the money first

119. 2-19-15

  1. Money is byproduct of success. It is not a means to an end. Success is a more core fundamental truth
  2. Success has a different definition for every person. For some, it’s a location. Others, a better living situation. Other yet, a change to become fully self-expressed.
  3. Success is internal. There’s little growth that can happen to a person that’s rotting inside from negative self-talk
  4. Success is a never-ending goal. When you get close to your goal you move the needle. You never stop. Growth is a part of the human condition. If we don’t grow we rot
  5. Success can become an addiction if you’re chasing the wrong thing (i.e. MONEY for the sake of money)
  6. Success is not evil. Success is about being a better person one day at a time and never stopping
  7. Success is about helping others get what they want before you get what you want
  8. Success is about asking better questions in order to get better answers
  9. Success is not about working 24 hours a day, but allowing yourself to do the work that you love, so that it doesn’t feel like work
  10. Success is about rounding yourself out as a person. There should not be a work-life balance. There is just life. The life you live is a reflection of your work

120. 2-20-15

  1. Write a novel about a lone biker/vigilante hitman that happens to be a McGuver-like genius too. The Professional meets Sons of Anarchy
  2. Write a novel about a mob-like secret society. The DaVinci Code meets The Godfather
  3. Write a novel about Abraham Lincoln mixed with the mob (in his day)
  4. Write a novel about Albert Einstein and his connection with supernatural influences
  5. Write a novel that combines Navy Seal sniper training with computer hacking- The Matrix meets Chris Kyle
  6. Write a novel that combines Frank Lloyd Wright with an espionage story like the TV show Homeland
  7. Write a novel that combines 2001 with a courtroom thriller
  8. Write a novel that combines car racing with a hitman. An evil NASCAR driver meets modern samurai justice
  9. Write a novel that combines a lone skateboarder with a sci-fi setting on another planet, combined with the story line of Die Hard 
  10. Write a novel that combines a presidential race with a fascist group or insiders, and a lone reporter set out to expose the whole process- as she avoids death and contracts on her life

121. 2-21-15

  1. Persevere
  2. Hustle
  3. Make a ruckus
  4. Do something that matters
  5. Do something new
  6. Embrace the hate
  7. Quiet the noise
  8. Tell your story
  9. Go all-in
  10. Visualize the win

122. 2-22-15

  1. You may not be able to follow your passion if your level of expertise is not good enough to make a living doing it
  2. You may not be able to follow your passion if there aren’t enough other people interested in your passion
  3. You may not be able to follow your passion if your day job gets in the way
  4. You may not be able to follow your passion if you have yet to discover it
  5. You may not be able to follow your passion if you haven’t put in the time
  6. You may not be able to follow your passion if you can’t share your story
  7. You may not be able to follow your passion if you are torn in many directions
  8. You may not be able to follow your passion if you aren’t doing work that matters
  9. You may not be able to follow your passion if you aren’t doing something novel
  10. You may not be able to follow your passion if you aren’t ready yet

123. 2-23-15

  1. Create concepts and buzzwords that back up your novel position. These are easier to remember than some long, esoteric idea
  2. Ensure that your story translates well to mix with your message
  3. Find novel ways to engage with your customers without push-marketing
  4. The companies that come to the users and give before they expect to get-may never get, are the ones that will do well in the new era
  5. Entrepreneurs that focus on the product first will never make it
  6. If you know your idea is mediocre before you ship it, don’t bother shipping
  7. The business that focuses on the tiny details and gets them right every time, but may not do as well on the big things, will do better than the ones that miss the tiny and focus big
  8. There is only one time to think bigger than you currently accept- that time is now
  9. If you have to choose between eating and investing in your education, learn as much as you can
  10. When you invest in anything, look at the people behind the product. The product is inanimate. The people will make it or break it. A good judge of character will understand how much a person can permeate into the culture of a business-trickling down to every aspect

124. 2-24-15

  1. Create a hotel chain where you leave one thing in the room for the guest that no other hotel offers (special water bottles or chocolate etc.)
  2. Create a hotel chain where the desk knows your name as you enter the building, by facial recognition
  3. Create a hotel chain where you don’t have to check in. You just go to your room, type the code on the door and go to bed
  4. Create a hotel chain where you can check in or out at ANY time during the dates of your stay
  5. Create a hotel chain where you don’t have to ask-they are one step ahead
  6. Create a hotel chain that includes a signature book store in every lobby
  7. Create a hotel chain that feels like a home, not a hotel
  8. Create a hotel chain that has free movies on demand
  9. Create a hotel chain that has free transportation within 20 miles of the hotel
  10. Create a hotel chain that surprises you each time you come back

125. 2-25-15

  1. Write down 10 people you’re grateful for
  2. Write down 10 things you’re grateful to have in your life
  3. Write down 10 ways to improve a current, successful idea in the marketplace
  4. Write down 10 ways to make that idea a reality
  5. Write down 10 ways to promote that idea to the people that need it
  6. Write down 10 things you need to do by the end of the month to make that idea come alive
  7. Write down 10 personal benefits for being successful with that idea
  8. Write down 10 benefits for others if your idea became real
  9. Write down 10 places you want to live if your idea could sustain your life
  10. Write down 10 charities you could benefit if your idea became abundant

126. 2-26-15

  1. Your success is not measured by your bank account
  2. Your success is not measured by past
  3. Your success is not measured by how others think of you
  4. Your success is not measured by what you look like
  5. Your success is not measured by your limitations
  6. Your success is not measured by your ideas (only your actions)
  7. Your success is not measured by failures
  8. Your success is not measured by job
  9. Your success is not measured by clothes
  10. Your success is not measured by bad days

127. 2-27-15

  1. It’s ok if you have yet to find your One Thing, but you should start thinking seriously about it
  2. It’s ok if you have yet to find you work that matters, but you should start thinking seriously about it
  3. It’s ok if you don’t get up early yet, but you should start thinking seriously about it
  4. It’s ok if you don’t have a customer yet, but you should start thinking seriously about shipping your art instead of waiting until it’s perfect
  5. It’s ok if you aren’t rich yet. Rich doesn’t mean that much. What means the most is that you’re doing work that matters. That will make you rich as a byproduct
  6. It’s ok if you have yet to quit your job. You can still find your work that matters while you’re doing the work that allows you to eat. See number three for the time to do number six.
  7. It’s ok if you have people in your life that don’t believe in you. That means you’re on the right track. See this book for help doing the work you love and making sure you succeed.
  8. It’s ok if you tried and sucked at whatever you tried at. There are more things that that thing. You are only really good at a couple things. Find your number two- the work that matters most
  9. It’s ok if you don’t think you’re good at anything. You are. It’s not OK if you believe it for very long. Keep testing and don’t listen to those that aren’t doing it themselves
  10. It’s ok if you become awesome. Allow it to happen. Don’t be afraid. You already are awesome, you just might not believe it yet.

128. 2-28-15

  1. Start a business that has three package deals at different price-points. People don’t like to choose from a la carte menus. They want it all done at once. Make it easy for them and you win
  2. Start a business where you don’t race your competition to the bottom. Charge a premium price for a super-premium service
  3. Start a business where you’re customers get so much value they feel as though they’re stealing from you–then you have the right amount
  4. Start a business where you find an inch-wide, mile-deep niche BEFORE you build your product. You then survey this niche and build the product around their needs BEFORE they can articulate what they want, because they may not know
  5. Start a business where you create the product one time and it re-sells an unlimited amount of times
  6. Start a business where you have a ‘reverse sale’ – this is the process where you tell your customers that the price will go up on a specific date (you must raise it on schedule) and that they will miss out if they don’t buy today. This can work almost as well as a price-reduction, especially if you have a live countdown on your website
  7. Start a business where you deliver the truth in a vulnerable and raw way. Your customers want to deal with a real person, not a squeaky-clean, corporate machine
  8. Start a business where you’re always working on your next product. Always have something more for your customers to buy from you
  9. Start a business where you ship art every time you release one of your new products. There’s no such thing as perfect, but it has to be art
  10. Start a business where you create work that’s innovative and solves a real problem, to help people. There’s no room for excess clutter anymore

129. 3-1-15

  1. Health and sleep are the number one productivity hacks
  2. You will get less done if you try to do more than one thing at a time, because your conscious mind can only process one task at a time
  3. Work first, then play. This is true with the fun work tasks as well. Keep the fun work tasks until last… you know what they are
  4. Learn when you should stop. The more new things you add to your time the more you will divide your precious time in smaller pieces. Say no 99 times more than yes.
  5. Learn to ask for help. This is not a sign of weakness, but a condition of being human. We all need help. If you ask for sincere help you will get sincere help. If you are greedy, you lose your audience-fast
  6. Take a moment to be proud of yourself–really proud. You’re doing work that matter and you probably don’t hear it enough
  7. Get out the soapbox and take a stand. It’s important to have an opinion. If you try to please everyone you will have zero customers. Most people hate the Snuggie, yet they have sold billions of dollars worth. However, do work that matters. Snuggies don’t matter
  8. Haters are are your barometer for doing work that matters. If you don’t have haters, you aren’t trying hard enough. Haters should make you smile
  9. Never stop feeding your brain. Read something educational every day. We don’t read enough and there are millions of people out there willing to share new knowledge with you every day
  10. Don’t take short-cuts, but don’t wait too long either. You can get paralyzed by perfection.

130. 3-2-15

  1. Always record your ideas as they come to you, no matter how silly. This is your subconscious at work, and it’s work that could lead to incredible things for you
  2. Sometimes you’re allowed to have a new thought only once, then it’s off to someone new. You will lose it if you don’t keep it
  3. Thoughts are worth nothing without action
  4. Ideas love speed. The faster you start working on a new, worthwhile idea, the faster you’ll reap the benefits
  5. Ideas are for sharing. When you’re the originator and it’s a good idea, spread it. People will still know you’re the originator and give you credit. Don’t worry about idea theft. The person that steals your idea won’t do as good of a job as you will
  6. I’ve found that the quickest way to flesh-out an idea worth keeping is to make a quick mind-map. If you can’t fill up the page with information, you probably don’t have an idea that’s deep enough to pursue
  7. Don’t share your idea with others until you make progress on developing it physically. Ideas are too fragile when they are young and you may give up too soon, with comments from a naysayer
  8. Weigh your new idea versus your overall body of work. If the new idea doesn’t fit, don’t start it
  9. Never stop creating new ideas, ever
  10. Never forget rule number one. I prefer analog notebooks for this. If you involve physical writing in the process, you’ll be more creative. We aren’t built for sitting in front of a screen

131. 3-3-15

  1. Your brain is designed to be it’s most-creative if you’re doing the work while you’re on the move
  2. Instead of blocking time to write, write on your phone as you move through your day
  3. Instead of sitting to work at a computer, use a stand-up desk instead
  4. Listen to audio books while you’re walking or running, it will help you subconscious do its best work
  5. If you’re stuck for the answer, get moving or take a shower
  6. If you’re stuck for the answer, allow yourself to be stuck. Don’t come up with a sub-par answer. Allow THE answer to come when it’s ready
  7. Your conscious mind is a terrible place for creative problem-solving. Your subconscious does the heavy-lifting. Don’t try to think your way out of a problem. Instead, give your subconscious the seed to think about the idea and keep moving. Your mind will present the answer when it’s ready. It’s always working on it, you just don’t realize it. This is why we have epiphanies
  8. When you want help with an idea, don’t just look in the places you know. Look in new places. Look for solutions that work in completely different industries than yours and make those solutions your own
  9. The best answer is generally the simplest answer. Can you explain your idea in one sentence?
  10. Write down 10 ideas per day to exercise your ‘idea muscle’ (name borrowed from Claudia Altucher’s book Become an Idea Machine)

132. 3-4-15

  1. Write down 10 ways to improve your customer’s experience
  2. Write down 10 ways to make side streams of income
  3. Write down 10 new habits that you’d like to create
  4. Write down 10 ideas for starting a restaurant chain
  5. Write down 10 reasons why someone should do business with you
  6. Write down 10 topics for your next book
  7. Write down 10 things that you’re grateful for
  8. Write down 10 ways to improve your competition’s business and do those things on your own business
  9. Write down 10 reasons why you are the only one in the world that can solve your customer’s problem -offshoot of number 5
  10. Write down 10 places you’d rather be

133. 3-5-15

  1. Create a business that combines the crowd labor design of Uber, with catering, or wedding cake making. You open an app, pick your date, number of people, and you meals and you can choose from a local chef
  2. Create a business that combines the short-posting of Twitter, with the popularity of ebooks. A customer subscribes to a certain author (or MANY authors at a time) for a small fee per author. Each author creates a very short piece of a story and uploads it in real-time each day or multiple times per day. The stories are aggregated in some kind of portable reader. the consumer get quick snippets of many books that unfold live as they are written- nuclear publishing
  3. Create a business that combines a  health-tracking device (like a Jawbone), with a live life coach. the coach follows the person’s sleep, exercise, and diet habits- making sure that each client is sticking to her goals
  4. Create a business that combines a discount travel site (Travelocity, Hotels.com etc.) with an automatic list of stuff to eat, see, and do in the location where you’re going, based on a deep-dive list of your pre-populated likes and dislikes. When you book your tickets you also get a AAA-like set of maps and guides sent to your phone
  5. Create a business that combines Google with the personalization of Amazon. As you search for certain terms, you get back a list that’s tailored towards the things you like, with a star-rating system next to each search. You can rate the success of the results and the search engine will get progressively smarter to your likes and dislikes
  6. Create a business that combines the ease of condo living, with owning a stand-alone home. You can purchase packages of care, from the basics of lawn and snow, all the way to high-end, where everything is taken care of–meals, house cleaning, nanny etc. the package deals are the key, not a la carte pricing
  7. Create a business that creates memorial pages for people that can take over their Facebook profile after they have passed away. This can be part of a funeral package, so the bereaved don’t have to take care of it
  8. Create a business that brings mobile child-care anywhere. A pair of licensed child care workers will come to your location to take care of a specific amount of children, for a company event, a dinner party, a trade show… a babysitting service to the next level
  9. Create a service that combines the utility of a business card with the power of YouTube. Disposable, wifi video business cards that are hard-coded to the channel of the business, or to a certain video. Anytime the cardholder is within wifi distance, they press the play button on the card and it has enough battery life to show the customer much more about your business (probably without sound)
  10. Create a business that combines the brainstorming process with the outline-generating process that writers go through. An app or an online service where you enter your brainstorming ideas in a way that works for you and the app automatically creates an ordered outline on the back-end. This outline can be easily tweaked and moved around with finger gestures, then exported multiple ways, or dumped directly into a sister-app for the writing process. A streamlined set of tools for e-book authors that continuously must publish great content

134. 3-6-15

  1. Never giving up is the best form of revenge you could ever take
  2. Never giving up is the biggest gift you can give yourself–after the ability to love, completely
  3. Never giving up is the path towards anything you’ve ever wanted and anything you hope to overcome
  4. Never giving up is a way to ensure that you stay humble and non-entitled, because boisterous and entitled makes you a terrible person–yes, terrible.
  5. Never giving up means that THEY can never take IT away from you
  6. Never giving up means you must fight every step of the way and that it better be worth it. Sometimes we get up after the fight and say “is that all?”
  7. Never giving up means that you take a stand and that there will be people that don’t agree with you
  8. Never giving up means that you are responsible for your work and your destiny
  9. Never giving up means that there is more than one way to solve your problem. Wipe off the dirt, dry your eyes, stand up, and go find it
  10. Never giving up means that you already know you will win, in advance. There is comfort in that knowledge. Use that comfort and visualize it when you’re in the pit.

135. 3-7-15

  1. Learn to ween yourself from long-term goals
  2. Goal creation is a huge form of stress
  3. We are only responsible for 10% of what happens to us, so you can’t possibly be in control of your future in ten years from now
  4. Follow your truth instead. Use your truth as your daily compass
  5. Tiny decisions towards your truth on a daily, consistent basis are much more important than spending a bunch of time worrying about future goals you have no control over
  6. As yourself the question “will this move me closer or further from my truth?” each time you make a decision
  7. Reduce the noise in your personal burden. Your external burdens are big enough. Make your goal-setting a simple process and set the course, but not the agenda.
  8. Fight the urge to say yes. You have enough going on in your life. Stay on course
  9. Celebrate your tiny wins. Set yourself up for consistent, small success instead of going for the single, big win
  10. Make sure that you don’t stop exercising your brain each day, or you’ll lose your creative muscle quickly

136. 3-8-15

  1. Choose yourself by making sure that you always have time for you. Without feeding your soul there isn’t much reason to spend a lot of time working towards other goals. You’ll rot from the inside-out
  2. Choose yourself by doing work that you love, which matters most. Do the work first. The money will come as a byproduct of the quality that you produce in the process
  3. Choose yourself by writing down ten ideas per day. James Altucher is there to prove this works
  4. Choose yourself by creating your own voice and sharing that voice in the medium you enjoy for delivery. A voice without a medium for delivery is just an idea. Ideas need legs
  5. Choose yourself by showing up every single day and making zero excuses for skipping the work required
  6. Choose yourself by distancing yourself from toxic people. Life is way to short to waste a single moment in the company of a poisonous person
  7. Choose yourself by doing what’s necessary to grow your happiness
  8. Choose yourself by preserving your time as much as possible. You can never earn it back or make up for it later by working harder
  9. Choose yourself by allowing yourself to love those around you and helping them get what they need to choose themselves
  10. Choose yourself by not letting anything get in the way of your truth

137. 3-9-15

  1. An app that keeps track of the income from multiple side-hustle projects, allowing you to track whether a project is worth your time to continue
  2. A new coaching model that allows people to pay as a percentage of results, not on a monthly retainer
  3. An idea capture system that helps people track the success of their best ideas, from inception, to birth of the thousands of offshoot ideas downstream-like an idea tree
  4. A teaching system that incorporates a common game (i.e. chess or poker) with a real-world business situation and ties the game (something you do know) with the new knowledge (something you should know) in order to anchor it better and get the student to use it
  5. A game that helps you find your truth. It will ask you questions, play personality tests, show images and short movie clips- all designed to flesh-out the true essence of the student
  6. An app that allows you to share it viral-ly, with the back-end of a MLM company. Customers can make a purchase of unique products through the app-only, and the people that sent the app to the buyer create a down-line and a commission stream from each sale. No more terrible, in-home parties that no one wants to attend. We just want to buy stuff
  7. A way to develop your own accredited university degree, by combining all kinds of on-line training from multiple sources, sending it to a revue panel, and proving that you went through the training. The award of the degree will not be based on test scores or proof that you attended, but on the results that you produce from the information that you acquire. You make a pledge to create a certain project or business and the degree awarded will be based on the outcome of the project
  8. An automated clipping service, similar to Google alerts, but it will automatically create a report of all news stories and blog posts where you’re mentioned, and deliver them on a schedule, to a website, app, or in-box
  9. An online podcast magazine that gives honest reviews of the latest podcasts, instead of having to sift through user-generated reviews
  10. Better ways to view data and put things into automatic reports. Similar to item 8, but a service where you tell the web what kind or report you want it to make, you either pay for each report or you pay a monthly fee for unlimited reports. You enter search criteria, the type of data you want, the medium you want to deliver the report in, and the minimum number of sources you wish

138. 3-10-15

  1. Passive income through teaching a course on Udemy about growing a small business
  2. Passive income through a publisher’s model, writing books for Amazon Kindle
  3. Passive income through marketing consulting gigs on Fiverr (portable, not passive)
  4. Passive income through design gigs on Fiverr that can be completed on a phone (portable, not passive)
  5. Passive income through dividend reinvestment
  6. Passive income through angel investing and micro-loans
  7. Passive income through monthly newsletter subscriptions
  8. Passive income through rental income from a unique property or piece of equipment
  9. Passive income through licensing an idea and get a percentage of each sale
  10. Passive income through acting as an accountability partner for a monthly retainer

139. 3-11-15

  1. A website that allows you to upload health information and get a diagnosis from a real doctor, for a very small fee…answering the “should I go in the the doctor?” question.
  2. An app that gives real-time ideas and places to go to entertain kids using your location. Like Yelp, but only for kids entertainment. Pick categories (free, cheap, etc), Pick ages and whether the activity is ok for a boy or girl and it comes up with a local list
  3. A web service that allows you to take a personality survey and it automatically lists a series of side hustles that you can perform, automatically signing you up with a single click to get started in a dozen or so different areas
  4. A way to create custom products for customers, similar to the Make website, but through an app. A customer enters a project scope, and a local maker can agree to accept the project and the bid- keeping tradespeople busy during their downtime
  5. A site for ‘portfolio employees’ to share war stories in a forum that will answer different questions about their side hustles
  6. A app that keeps track of your trade ‘currency’ in an encrypted way, allowing you to spend that currency to obtain services from people outside of your close circle of traders
  7. An app that allows you to borrow stuff your friends that you have in your ‘borrowing circle’ You list things you’re willing to lend and you can inventory and check things out from other people
  8. An app that helps you record your ideas in an orderly way, but with a lightning-fast interface to dump the information into your phone fast for sorting later-text, audio, video, or pictures
  9. An app that reminds you to be a good person each day at random times, keeping track of your acts of gratitude
  10. A website that allows you to engage with your customers in unique ways, through automatic delivery of targeted gifts, special offers and other ‘thank-yous’ through a CRM-like, automated way to separate your list of buyers into categories (top 10%, bottom 10%, everyone else- all based on how much business they bring you.)

140. 3-12-15

  1. Zero expectations allows you to feel better about where you are and where you can go
  2. Zero expectations allows you to grow and succeed as your path allows
  3. Zero expectations allows you to accept that you’re only in charge of 10% of what happens to you. The other 90% is out of your control, so why set future, scheduled goals
  4. Zero expectations allows you to follow your truth instead of a schedule
  5. Zero expectations allows you to dabble and find the best path for the work that you do best
  6. Zero expectations allows you to help others get what they want on your path to get what you want, but without the let-down from missing your goal dates
  7. Zero expectations will help you get happier
  8. Zero expectations allows you the time to create ideas instead of false, fortune-telling timelines
  9. Zero expectations allows you to quickly escape the pit
  10. Zero expectations allows you to get back to your core. There’s nothing like reducing everything to the most-basic level- lowering your burden

141. 3-13-15

  1. Learn what unconditional really means and live your life in as many unconditional ways possible
  2. Create a method to re-work a relationship that you’ve injured. Work out a plan and repair it. The relationships we have are the only things that really matter. The rest is just stuff
  3. Find a way to eliminate judgement in your life. Allow others to experience life in their own way and for you to experience your own. Judgment places your baggage unfairly on another person
  4. Give more that you ever expect to get in return. If you help others get what they want, and improve the quality of their lives, you make have to work for free, or give something away, even turn away a client to another business if it serves the client better. All of this behavior does not go unseen and it will come back to you in multiple amounts
  5. Never trample on someone else to get what you want. There are so many better ways of growing as a person. Instead, see number four. You can only trample on one person one time, and the relationship is done (or should be). You can give a unlimited amount of times
  6. Listen twice as much as you speak
  7. When you speak, remember what you heard when you were listening
  8. The best way to grow and to do the work that matters most, is through the process of doing work that makes you proud. The money will come accidentally, not as a direct goal. Money is never the primary goal, or you’re on the sure road to nowhere
  9. Allow yourself to take a walk without being plugged in. Understand the difference between being truly present and allowing your environment to happen, versus trying to attach your labels and opinions to everything. Practice being more present every day. At first it’s just for a few minutes. The goal should be all day
  10. Do a better job at defining what’s important-really important. This may be something totally different than the things you now treat as important. Take inventory. Reflect. Allow yourself to appreciate your relationships

142. 3-14-15

  1. Define your target market by looking at the work you enjoy most
  2. Define your target market by the people that resonate with that work
  3. Define your target market by a segment of people whom you want to work with, even though you may not be an expert at that activity
  4. Define your target market before you build your business
  5. Define your target market before you create your product
  6. Define your target market so that you have a laser-focused starting position
  7. Define your target market by finding people that are willing to pay for your ideas- not offering to pay, but have signed up to pay
  8. Define your target market or your work will appear scattered and unfocused
  9. Define your target market so that no one can take your position away from you
  10. Define your target market for piece of mind

143. 3-15-15

  1. Reduce your burden by eliminating one extraneous thing from your life each week- if you’re brave, do it each day
  2. Reduce your burden by deconstructing what’s important and building from there. What can you do to eliminate the things that detract from what’s important?
  3. Reduce your burden by limiting what you allow in
  4. Reduce your burden by accepting only the things you can change, and not to pass judgement on the things you cannot
  5. Reduce your burden by not carrying the weight of a grudge
  6. Reduce your burden by not carrying the weight of judgement
  7. Reduce your burden by not placing you own baggage on the expected behavior of another
  8. Reduce your burden by improving yourself just a little every day, and using that improvement to hone and eliminate the things that detract from your quality of life
  9. Reduce your burden by learning something new each day and opening yourself up to new ideas and opinions
  10. Reduce your burden by taking the lessons of the past and the hope of the future, combing them and living fully in the present- the only place you will ever, or can ever live

144. 3-16-15

  1. Create a business/app that helps people learn from their mistakes, so they only repeat them once
  2. Create a business that has a plug-in model of getting customers. You completely take over customer-generation for a business and they pay based on how many new customers they want to receive each month (also fee-scaled to the cost of the products)
  3. Create a business that helps build a lifestyle for lifestyle business owners. For example, you may find rent-able locations throughout the world, in three-month blocks, loaded with technology. You create living packages, with all available local amenities and sell these packages to lifestyle entrepreneurs, like a long-term travel agent
  4. Create a business that’ s local, marriage boot camp franchise. Troubled spouses live in dorm-style situations with other couples in the same boat. They go through a week or two of very intense therapy and exercises to engage and become the super-couple they deserve
  5. Create a business that brings together two unlikely business owners and helps each business owner thrive more. For example, you may combine a cab company with a newspaper, putting a free paper in each cab, along with a one-step process for subscribing in the cab. The paper advertises the cab company for free in strategic locations in the paper
  6. Create a business where you give almost everything away except for a premium-level product. You earn so much ‘giving credit’ from a tiny group of people that become obsessed with you, that these become your closest an biggest clients
  7. Create a business where you connect people together and help them become mutually beneficial. Whether you throw millionaire dinners, you connect two people with referrals, you start manually, one at a time, the power of being a connector is huge
  8. Create a business where you push people to do what’s best for them, after a series of applications and interviews. You become a coach on steroids and bring a person into their work that matters most
  9. Create a business that allows you to have at least two hours per day free for learning and reading something new. Warren Buffet reads eight hours per day and Bill Gates takes ‘reading vacations’ multiple times per year, just to catch up on learning. They are doing something right
  10. Create a business that you’re proud to talk about with anyone that you meet. Then you’ll know your doing you best work that matters most

145. 3-17-15

  1. Over promise and over deliver by doing the work that matters most-work that scares you a little
  2. Over promise and over deliver by doing the work that you KNOW no one else will do within the time or money allocated
  3. Over promise and over deliver by creating a smile on the other person’s face when you pitch your offer
  4. Over promise and over deliver by challenging every cell in your being, by being legendary
  5. Over promise and over deliver by looking at the successes of other areas and making them your own, creating new categories, new ways of thought, more ways to make money or save time-never done before
  6. Over promise and over deliver by following the road that’s NEVER traveled (not just LESS traveled)
  7. Over promise and over deliver through the sheer force of HUSTLE
  8. Over promise and over deliver by doing just 1% more every day
  9. Over promise and over deliver by being relentless at your pursuit of shipping nothing but art
  10. Over promise and over deliver by bleeding just a little bit, being vulnerable, and allowing your audience to see that you’re just like them, but with a superhero’s cape on your back

146. 3-18-15

  1. Fire yourself by living this morning as if you have to scramble to become successful
  2. Fire yourself by finding the passion inside you to do the work that matters right now, instead of 10 years from now-or most-likely, never
  3. Fire yourself by taking what you know and love, turn it into a side-hustle, and while you’re still employed, act as if you will lose your job at the end of the day
  4. Fire yourself by creating an emergency nest egg for the rough times-they will happen
  5. Fire yourself by using your free time to grow instead of shrink (read versus mindless TV etc.)
  6. Fire yourself by trying a lot of different things and running with the work that keeps you up at night, excited for tomorrow
  7. Fire yourself by not buying into the notion that you’re entitled to anything
  8. Fire yourself by allowing yourself to be scared, vulnerable, and daring. Face the unknown and try something that matters
  9. Fire yourself by accepting that you are awesome, have something to share, and you deserve to do the work that matters instead of just turning the proverbial crank for the rest of your life-donating your valuable time to something you hate
  10. Fire Yourself and selectively burn bridges. Burn bridges with the people who bring you down to their level instead of lift you up. Burn the bridges with the ones that prevent you from doing the work that matters most. Do not burn bridges with much of your ex-employer. You never know when you’ll need someone to help you up in the future, or when you can help them get what they need

147. 3-19-15

  1. Use the power of gratitude to practice a ‘no judgement’ day, where you don’t try to change people, but show gratitude for the traits they do possess
  2. Use the power of gratitude to practice the ‘no complaint diet’ -an idea from James Altucher. For 7-10 days you practice zero complaining about anything. Instead, show gratitude for each situation you encounter, even if it seems negative at first
  3. Use the power of gratitude to strengthen your relationships. Tell the people in your life the things that you appreciate about them
  4. Use the power of gratitude to grow and do the work that matters most, instead of spending your time being frustrated, be thankful for the things that go well
  5. Use the power of gratitude to give before you receive. You have to prime the pump before you can drink from the well
  6. Use the power of gratitude and express it in your work. When you ship art, show that piece of gratitude in everything you do
  7. Use the power of gratitude when you’re at your low points. Instead of sitting and dwelling on how much of a failure you are, reflect on your life about the things you do well and the incredible work to intend to achieve
  8. Use the power of gratitude to lift the people around you. You’re the sum total of the five closest people around you. If they’re bringing you down, you can help bring them up
  9. Use the power of gratitude to become fully self-expressed in your work. Show that you can be vulnerable and caring about others, through the way you show appreciation to everyone you meet, no matter how small their job
  10. Use the power of gratitude to show appreciation where it’s least-required. There are millions of people out there that feel as if they don’t matter, as if their work isn’t important. Take as many opportunities as you can to make these people feel important in your own way.

148. 3-20-15

  1. On your birthday allow other people to give freely
  2. On your birthday show your love and appreciation to those around you
  3. On your birthday take a minute to express true, deep gratitude to those that raise you up more than you feel you deserve
  4. On your birthday reflect on your accomplishments and take a moment to allow yourself to be proud of everything you’ve done and what you’re about to do
  5. On your birthday look at it as a time to get better, not a time for regret about what you haven’t done, but about how you can grow to do the work that matters most
  6. On your birthday it’s OK to be proud of how great you feel
  7. On your birthday, no matter how old you are, it’s a gift that you should never take for granted, or use carelessly
  8. On your birthday, it’s time to make your future your reality
  9. On your birthday, decide today to make one, big change that you always wanted to make- a change to help you grow and thrive
  10. On your birthday, it’s your frickin’ birthday! You’re awesome. Live it up right NOW. You can only experience today and you should absorb it and allow it to make you fully-present in a way you never have before. Today is your birthday! You were born and you’re amazing.

149. 3-21-15

  1. Find your work by looking deep at the things you love most
  2. Find your work by looking at the things that people come to you for
  3. Find your work by asking yourself “what am I qualified to talk about?”
  4. Find your work by doing the things that never make you feel bored
  5. Find your work by trying a few things and seeing which ones you can get paid to do
  6. Find your work by taking a pause. If you’re in a transitional period and you feel stuck in your life, don’t do anything yet. Take the time to sit and think
  7. Find your work by only taking on projects where you can ship art
  8. Find your work by being relentless in your pursuit- never doing less than the work that matters most. You will know which work this is when the time comes
  9. Find your work through the daily pursuit of continued reading and learning
  10. Find your work, because no one else will find it for you. This is a journey that only you can take

150. 3-22-15

  1. Form a new habit by setting yourself up for success in the first place. Have everything ready that you need to perform the habit before you get started
  2. Form a new habit by being relentless in your daily practice to ensure that you don’t skip a day for at least the first 30 days of habit-building. 60 days is even better
  3. Form a new habit by tracking your progress
  4. Form a new habit by rewarding yourself for performance and punishing yourself for skipping a day-resetting the clock
  5. Form a new habit by only developing the habits that are truly important to you, not just things that are nice to have, but only life-changing habits. You must buy into the idea or you won’t continue the practice
  6. Form a new habit by putting stop-gaps and checkpoints into the process, throughout the day, to give yourself the best chance possible to succeed
  7. Form a new habit by NOT relying on willpower. Willpower is the weakest link the process. Everything needs to be automated to make habit-building successful
  8. Form a new habit by tacking the new habit on top of a permanent habit that you perform every day. For example, build the habit of taking daily vitamins by tacking the behavior to making coffee every day (which you already have as a permanent habit
  9. Form a new habit by using both digital and analog reminders, not just notes, by physical reminders that you must perform your task
  10. Form a new habit by performing the behavior in the morning. This way, if you forget, you have the rest of the day to get it done before you skip a day

151. 3-23-15

  1. Never underestimate the power of gratitude. When I embraced that daily practice of gratitude, my life changed overnight
  2. Never underestimate the power of daily exercise, even if it’s something tiny. Five minutes per day of daily exercise is better than five months of doing nothing
  3. Never underestimate the 90/10 rule. You’re only in charge of 10% of what happens to you. Don’t sweat the other 90%. You can’t do anything about it. Work on the 10% that you can
  4. Never underestimate your network. You cannot do your work that matters most without the help of others
  5. Never underestimate your truth. This is your inner fire that keeps you up at night. This is the passion where you can’t rest until you’re on the right path. If you follow your truth, nothing will be too hard and every effort will be worth it
  6. Never underestimate or take advantage of those you love. Relationships are a terribly fragile existence. If you don’t tread lightly with all your relationships, you will end up alone
  7. Never underestimate the power of asking for help. People love to help. It’s part of our DNA. If you ask and you’re humble (without taking too much), you can have anything you want
  8. Never underestimate the power of growing 1% each day. Do one, small thing that points in the direction of your work that matters most and you will never be disappointed with your day
  9. Never underestimate the power of being present. You only live now. You can’t live anywhere else at any other time. Don’t waste the present by dwelling on the past or trying to predict the future
  10. Never underestimate the power of taking action. If you know you have a great idea, don’t let it sit there. Ideas like speed. If you don’t take action and do something about your idea, someone else will

152. 3-24-15

  1. When things get really tough, it means you’re on the right track
  2. When things get really tough, it’s a test of your idea. Most ideas were never meant to happen and the hard parts are there for the purpose of natural selection
  3. When things get really tough you have a choice- quit or win. Winning is infinitely harder than quitting, but filled with happiness instead of regret (the most-destructive human emotion)
  4. When things get really tough, look for a different door. Look for more ideas. Come up with 10 new solutions you can try to get yourself out and keep moving
  5. When things get really tough, keeping shipping art. When you do the work that matters most, perseverance will help you overcome a lot of the hard parts, even if you can’t see progress right now. The cumulative effort over time will make the difference
  6. When things get really tough it’s a ‘season’ of your life’s purpose. Every project has a winter. These are the hard times, the times you work the hardest for almost zero reward. The winter eventually grows to the fall harvest, where you reap the benefits in the end
  7. When things get really tough, sometimes to have to reflect and quit
  8. When things get really tough, practice gratitude for the things you do have
  9. When things get really tough, understand that everything is cyclical and that it can’t stay this bad forever, it just feels that way
  10. When things get really tough, there must be another way that you have yet to discover. Let it sit. Do nothing for awhile and the right answer will come

153. 3-25-15

  1. To get more you have to do more than most are willing to do. Mediocre people do what’s expected and go home
  2. To get more you have to be willing to do less of the stuff that doesn’t help you grow
  3. To get more you have to stop planning and start doing
  4. To get more you have to eliminate your burdens to make room for the work that matters most
  5. To get more you have to take time every day to feed your mind and take care of your temple (your body)
  6. To get more you have to never give up, even if there is no one around to cheer you on
  7. To get more you have to find the clues under the rocks and in the cracks, where no one else is looking
  8. To get more you have to choose the work that’s hard over the work that comes easily. Everyone does the work that comes easily. Everyone is mediocre. You are awesome
  9. To get more you have to fight for it
  10. To get more you have to have to be brave when you’re most-terrified, give when you have nothing left to give, and be strong at you’re at your weakest moments

154. 3-26-15

  1. Stop goal setting and start being present
  2. Stop goal setting and start following your real truth
  3. Stop goal setting and sell your work that matters most to the people that need it
  4. Stop goal setting and grow organically
  5. Stop goal setting and learn more every day instead
  6. Stop goal setting and allow your path to unfold as it’s needed
  7. Stop goal setting and stop worrying
  8. Stop goal setting and open yourself up to a much bigger future
  9. Stop goal setting and stop comparing yourself to others
  10. Stop goal setting and get free

155. 3-27-15

  1. Create a side-hustle by earning your first dollar on-line. Don’t worry about how much time it takes you, just earn the first dollar. Efficiency will come later
  2. Create a side-hustle by using the skills from your day job and turn them into something you can do from your cell phone
  3. Create a side-hustle by developing a business that will create recurring income from the results of a single effort (write a book, course, app, etc.)
  4. Create a side-hustle that will help others get what they want- the fastest way to make money
  5. Create a side-hustle that will allow you to fire yourself from your day job or at least give you the piece of mind that you can walk away any day. This peace alone will help lower your stress level and increase your happiness. It’s like a super power that no one knows about
  6. Create a side-hustle by doing the work that matters most to you. You don’t have to chase a trend, just learn to monetize the work you love doing
  7. Create a side-hustle by self-publishing a book
  8. Create a side-hustle by selling something you can make in less than five minutes, using Fiverr (but don’t worry about the time at first)
  9. Create a side-hustle using another successful business as a springboard and improve their product by just 10%
  10. Create a side-hustle by building an audience of rabid fans and frequently poll them for your next, big idea

156. 3-28-15

  1. Do your own thing as if your life depends on it…because it does
  2. Do your own thing, because no one else cares about you more than you do
  3. Do your own thing, because no one else will do it for you
  4. Do your own thing, because this is the path towards the work that matters most
  5. Do your own thing as if you have no other choice…because you don’t
  6. Do your own thing, because you live right now and tomorrow may be too late to start
  7. Do your own thing, because you deserve to do your own thing
  8. Do your own thing, because regret is an evil witch that will eat away at you forever
  9. Do your own thing, because your happiness is riding on it
  10. Do your own thing so that the work you do hardest is the work that matters most

157. 3-29-15

  1. License your ideas without having to create a product or a business
  2. License your business model
  3. License your concept for a new toy or game
  4. License your method of packaging in a novel way
  5. License your information product
  6. License your artwork
  7. License the ideas of others and become a licensing agent
  8. License through your network of contacts to leverage them into large manufacturers
  9. License your best work to multiple companies, allowing for passive streams of income without any of the risk from building a business
  10. License your ideas, but do not censor yourself, put them out there and allow the marketplace to accept or reject them. You don’t need a patent. You don’t need a product, just a spec. sheet a simple drawing or proof of concept, and a NDA for the buyer to sign

158. 3-30-15

  1. Create a service business in 7 days- one of the only business models you can start with nothing more than a phone and an internet-connected device
  2. Create a service business that gets local small businesses a social media profile
  3. Create a service business that increases conversion for email lists
  4. Create a service business that puts fliers in local mailboxes
  5. Create a service business that files legal forms for people that need help
  6. Create a service business that files license requirements for businesses that need help
  7. Create a service business where you broker an exchange between someone with talent and someone that needs the talent
  8. Create a service business where you can help new entrepreneurs develop their own website
  9. Create a service business that allows you to operate from anywhere, using only your phone. Design the entire business to work from your phone and you’ll be happier
  10. Create a service business that helps other people grow. If you help others grow, you will never run out of customers. The more you can grow people for an incredible value, the more you will thrive

159. 3-31-15

  1. Develop a side hustle where you canvass neighborhoods with flyers for local small business owners
  2. Develop a side hustle where you offer to be a personal, virtual assistant for a local person for a very low amount of money, become irreplaceable and then ask for more money
  3. Develop a side hustle where you organize local meetings and craft shows, renting out large meeting spaces and charging for admission and booth space
  4. Develop a side hustle where you connect local business people with each other in unique ways, where you are indispensable as a connector
  5. Develop a side hustle where you do voiceover recordings for podcast intros
  6. Develop a side hustle where you provide the graphic logos for podcasts
  7. Develop a side hustle where you create menus for weddings
  8. Develop a side hustle where you locate prime real estate for business owners to grow
  9. Develop a side hustle where you create blank invoices and other business form templates for local small businesses
  10. Develop a side hustle where you use micro lending to earn interest income, like a tiny VC- then you can also call yourself a VC

160. 4-1-15

  1. Do you own thing and pick a business that you want to use yourself- not something that you think might be nice, or something you could grow to love, but really something that you want to use. Then you’ll know it’s right
  2. Do your own thing by being your first customer
  3. Do your own thing by listening to the advice of others, but not acting upon it unless your gut tells you it’s ok
  4. Do your own thing by ignoring your competition and focusing on creating and growing that thing you want to use yourself
  5. Do your own thing by doing the work that matters most and helps others grow as much (probably more) than the work will help you grow. You’ll grow as a side benefit, not the main objective
  6. Do your own thing by being incredible every day and shipping art, not just ‘phoning in’ your idea and then going to the movies. The customer must feel the art you ship
  7. Do your own thing, because NOT doing it is a little like dying each day
  8. Do your own thing, because you have so much more to offer
  9. Do your own thing, because there is no other way to grow to your fullest potential
  10. Do your own thing, because you have a fire inside you and you can’t let it go out. The world needs you too much to be doing something else

161. 4-2-15

  1. Quit your job without actually quitting. When you build a side hustle that can support yourself 100%, there’s a huge relief and feeling of freedom in your back pocket
  2. Quit your job without actually quitting. Become the best at what you do and wait until the last possible moment to exit
  3. Quit your job without actually quitting. Keep all the extra money as an emergency ‘float’ account for when you’re ready to take the plunge.
  4. quit your job without actually quitting. Don’t tell anyone at work about your side hustles. It won’t be taken the way you want and people will try and talk you out of it so you’ll stay with them
  5. Quit your job without actually quitting and use your resources at work as a springboard for educating yourself and for valuable contacts once you pull the trigger
  6. Quit your job without actually quitting. The biggest reason a new business fails is due to excessive overhead. Operate lean and mean, without spending a dime of your side hustle income while you’re still employed
  7. Quit your job without actually quitting. Operate your side hustle without additional employees, without renting an office, with little or no inventory, and in an industry with as little regulation as possible
  8. Quit your job without actually quitting. Find someone that lives the life you want now and interview them about their mistakes and what they would have done differently
  9. Quit your job without actually quitting. Your quality of life matters most. It will be very hard in the beginning, but if you do the work that matters most, it will no longer be work
  10. Quit your job without actually quitting. You get a finite amount of time. It’s you choice to spend it as you wish. Take calculated risks, build your business to the point where it hurts to stay employed, stay employed just a little longer, then pull the plug. Allow your business to sustain you for six months of your salary then pull the plug. Never depend on a single client for your income or you will fail

162. 4-3-15

  1. Stop and breathe
  2. Stop and breathe to be present
  3. Stop and breathe to reduce distress
  4. Stop and breathe to focus on what’s really important
  5. Stop and breathe to maintain your sanity
  6. Stop and breathe before you say something you shouldn’t
  7. Stop and breathe to oxygenate your entire body to its fullest
  8. Stop and breathe to have a better quality of life
  9. Stop and breathe because it’s free
  10. Stop and breathe because most people don’t and it’s a shame

163. 4-4-15

  1. Develop a service business as a secret shopper
  2. Develop a service business as a person that provides 10 ideas
  3. Develop a service business that gets people moving and motivates them to follow the path they deserve
  4. Develop a service business that helps people find the work that matters most
  5. Develop a service business that helps local business owners get reciprocal sales from other business owners
  6. Develop a service business where you find businesses that need to be liquidated and serve as a broker for a percentage of the auctioned sales
  7. Develop a service business where you solve problems. Grow a network of contacts that you can call upon and accept any problem that people throw your way (as long as they’re legal). Start with a single problem that you know you can solve and branch out to more esoteric things
  8. Develop a service business where you operate as a great idea finder for VC firms. Investors love making more money and the better the opportunities you find, the bigger the commission you can get for putting the deals together
  9. Develop a service business the helps students find the work that matters instead of just rushing into a job where they’ll be trapped for their best years
  10. Develop a service business that helps working parents develop a business with little risk to their family, an incubator of sorts, with a large network of help

164. 4-5-15

  1. Marketing for introverts through writing a book
  2. Marketing for introverts through email
  3. Marketing for introverts through podcasting
  4. Marketing for introverts through social media
  5. Marketing for introverts through direct mail
  6. Marketing for introverts through word of mouth from your network
  7. Marketing for introverts through the power of having your work speak for you
  8. Marketing for introverts through pre-recorded video lessons
  9. Marketing for introverts through mailbox fliers
  10. Marketing for introverts through paying independent sales people to work on 100% commission to cold-sell on your behalf. If they don’t sell they don’t get paid and you’re not out anything, nor do you have to pay employees

165. 4-6-15

  1. Grow your business by building a list, then worry about the products later
  2. Grow your business by focusing on your service first and making money later
  3. Grow your business by giving a huge discount to get new business, but avoid ‘FREE,’ because a free customer is probably not a paying customer
  4. Grow your business by creating packages for customers to buy. People don’t like to make a lot of choices. Put your work out there in neat packages, where the decision is simple (three is the best number)
  5. Grow your business by making your customers get so much value that they feel they are stealing from you
  6. Grow your business by ignoring your competition and focusing on keeping your customers
  7. Grow your business by only working with the people whom you want to work with and dumping the customers that make your life shorter
  8. Grow your business by learning from those that have already done what you want to do
  9. Grow your business by doing things that are remarkable and making a huge ruckus
  10. Grow your business by shipping art and only art. Nothing less should leave your business- ever

166. 4-7-15

  1. Live awesome by waking up early every day
  2. Live awesome by getting eight hours of sleep
  3. Live awesome by doing the work that matters most
  4. Live awesome by developing a side hustle the promotes location independence, whether you choose to be location independent or not
  5. Live awesome by drinking water every day
  6. Live awesome by practicing being present with those that matter most and ignoring those that don’t
  7. Live awesome by guarding your time as your most valuable resource, because it is
  8. Live awesome by simplifying your life down to its core and performing a periodic ‘burden inventory’ where you remove excess on a scheduled basis
  9. Live awesome by learning to judge less
  10. Live awesome by learning to love more

167. 4-8-15

  1. Try to avoid complaining for an entire day, then an entire week, then the rest of your life
  2. Try to avoid putting your garbage on someone else’s back. Each person has their own story and their own perspective
  3. Try to avoid working for someone else and start to choose yourself
  4. Try to avoid wasting your valuable time on things that detract from your quality of life
  5. Try to avoid complacency
  6. Try to avoid not being brave
  7. Try to avoid being a bad example for anyone, not just your children
  8. Try to avoid worrying about things you cannot change. Stop goal setting
  9. Try to avoid shipping less than art
  10. Try to avoid making decisions at the detriment of someone else. Heads aren’t ladders

168. 4-9-15

  1. Create a side hustle business that develops training courses (slide decks or video classes) for small business owners who don’t have the time or creativity
  2. Create a side hustle business that leverages the deep pockets of large corporations for the same effort that you would put into a lower-cost project. For example, if you made a training course for a local business, you could only charge $400. If you created that SAME course for a billion dollar company, you could easily charge $10-30 thousand! Larger companies expect and assume they are supposed to pay more.
  3. Create a side hustle business that allows you to interview clients and store all your customer data in your mobile devices (or on paper)
  4. Create a side hustle business that allows you to leverage your efforts (templates, checklists, and processes where you can ship incredible art without starting from scratch)
  5. Create a side hustle business that allows you to leverage a network of people in order to get more clients. The less you need to advertise, the more you’ll have pre-sold clients that already want to work with you
  6. Create a side-hustle business that allows you to scale it beyond working hours for dollars. Develop the business model as if you will sell it, from the beginning. Even if you never plan to sell it, create it in a way that you’ll have something to sell
  7. Create a side-hustle business that you can operate as a mini-monopoly in your niche
  8. Create a side-hustle business where you don’t have to compete on price. Price competition is the race to the bottom
  9. Create a side-hustle business that starts with zero overhead, or free inventory. As you grow you can increase the cost of your inventory, but the cost of goods sitting around can kill a business quickly. A service business is a great model of zero inventory
  10. Create a side-hustle business where you focus on picks and shovels, instead of an actual product that could fade over time. What I mean by this is that you can focus on providing a service to people that are chasing a trend (just as the smart business owners did during the California gold rush, and how Levi Strauss got started). Instead of trying to succeed by building an app, create a service the provides app mock-ups. Instead of trying to launch a podcast, provide a service that makes podcast graphics, edits podcasts, or tests new podcasts for market share. Picks and shovels will always have a higher chance of success, because everyone in a hot niche needs the same services, versus trying to compete in the niche directly

169. 4-10-15

  1. Try 100 ideas
  2. Try 100 ideas and fail quickly. If your idea doesn’t produce any revenue in 3-6 months, pick another
  3. Try 100 ideas and work on a few things simultaneously. Multiple streams of income are critical to overall financial health
  4. Try 100 ideas after coming up with thousands of ideas. The ones you pick should be the work that matters most
  5. Try 100 ideas, because if you give up after one or two you aren’t trying hard enough
  6. Try 100 ideas, because your life depends on it
  7. Try 100 ideas, because mediocre is not a path to happiness
  8. Try 100 ideas, because it’s a numbers game. You’re not a fortune teller and if you want to win you have to keep trying until you do
  9. Try 100 ideas, because the first 99 may not work
  10. Try 100 ideas because no one knows what they want to be when they grow up and that’s OK

170. 4-11-15

  1. When you don’t give up it closes the open door behind you- the door of quitting
  2. When you don’t give up you give a gift to others- the gift of the role model and an inspiration
  3. When you don’t give up you ensure your path towards success
  4. When you don’t give up you exercise your perseverance to a level you never tested before
  5. When you don’t give up, you add to your 10,000, 2,000, or 5,000 hours towards mastery
  6. When you don’t give up you learn something new every day- something about yourself and something about your journey
  7. When you don’t give up you plant a seed that will grow into something amazing if you allow it
  8. When you don’t give up it keeps the spark- the beginning of the fire, in the back of your mind. This is something there for you to grasp at the worst of times
  9. When you don’t give up you rip off the rear-view mirror of regret and only use the windshield of the road ahead
  10. When you don’t give up you change your lens permanently. When quitting is no longer an option, new ideas emerge. This is why people that are forced into success (ex. from losing a job unexpectedly) are more likely to scrap their way towards success than those that sit complacently in comfortable jobs, dreaming of a better future

171. 4-12-15

  1. Create a business that integrates email with your social media and messaging in one interface, in a way that it’s just a giant conversation with extreme gate-keeping abilities, one, interface for all with a simple login and sync
  2. Create a business coaching platform for introverts
  3. Create a business framework for people to plug in their personality types and then a personal coaching plan comes out automatically, based on their likes, dislikes, and the way they do the work that matters most
  4. Create a business that you can scale into something bigger than you. Develop a franchise model even if you never intend on franchising. Forms, SOPs, and checklists create an customer environment that can be counted upon. There’s nothing more frustrating than getting a different experience each time you deal with a business. Your audience wants consistency- consistency that takes a stand and retains high quality and caring for its customers
  5. Create a business that shows vulnerability. If you want to be a coach of some kind, or teach a class, put a HUGE piece of your self and your life story in the content. Your customers want to know that you’re human. They want to know that you’re just like them, while simultaneously someone to aspire to
  6. Create a business that has a monopoly on something local. Once you have a local monopoly it’s much easier to expand outward. With zero fans, you’ll have ZERO monopoly in any market
  7. Create a business that combines video-on-demand, with a curated set of movies or shows from people you admire. Perhaps famous directors, comedians, and actors each get their own channel where they can pick 100 of their favorites. Curation eliminates waste and clutter, bringing you the best work
  8. Create a business that brings a voice to an audience that may be too shy to express their own, or a voice to a group where no one decided to represent it
  9. Create a business that combines event planning with a crowd idea like Groupon. You put ideas for events out there, see if you can get enough pre-buyers, and once you’re funded you can start the event. If there isn’t enough interest you don’t have to waste a dime setting it up. This can be catalyst for many novel ideas that would never be ‘safe’ in the previous design of the event business
  10. Create a business that combines the movie business with the home-grown Youtube world. Enough people combine ideas and then a curation team produces it. The people in the videos get paid for their work once it airs (or shows in a theater) and all the members have incentive to promote it to their networks. It’s the recipe for guaranteed-viral and everyone wins (customer gets to vote on the content that’s best, filmmaker makes a ton of money, curation business owner make a ton of money).

172. 4-13-15

  1. The business that survives is not a novelty or an ‘also-ran.’ The business that survives is unique and is always developing the next product
  2. The business that survives is not focused on making money, but on providing the ideal environment for money to be made eventually
  3. The business that survives cares about helping others get what they want, almost more than what the business wants
  4. The business that survives is innovative enough to develop work that’s important, but remains grounded enough to have the work instantly recognizable, and not out of left field
  5. The business that survives understands that customers attention is a privilege and not a right
  6. The business that survives allows for the ability to completely scrap the old ideas if a new idea comes along that’s better
  7. The business that survives starts with the intense passion of the founder. Without the passionate founder, the business is just a series of numbers, no story to rally behind, and nothing to share with friends
  8. The business that survives takes an old problem and solves it in a way that no one ever saw coming- a solution that cannot be ignored. Then you know you have the right thing
  9. The business that survives operates in a way that’s under control, allows for family and friends, and is something that everyone involved with can be proud of
  10. The business that survives has a built-in recipe for growth from the start. It’s much harder to add scale when there are walls from the founding of the company

173. 4-14-15

  1. Climb by educating yourself every day through reading, listening, and watching
  2. Climb without using other people’s heads as stair steps
  3. Climb by finding a mentor
  4. Climb by using themes instead of useless, written goals
  5. Climb by believing in people until they give you a reason not to
  6. Climb by NOT focusing on the money. Focus only on the work that matters most and ensure that you ship art each time you ship. NEVER phone it in
  7. Climb by standing for something and then be brave enough to use your platform to deliver what you stand for. If you make a sub-set of people angry then you’re on the right track. If you get no feedback then you aren’t standing for something confidently enough
  8. Climb by reflecting and learning, but never regretting. Regret is the most useless human emotion. Grow instead of regret
  9. Climb by finding something that works and then scaling it slightly bigger each day. It doesn’t matter what that something is. As long as you do the work that matters most, you’ll grow and the success will follow. If your idea doesn’t work find a new one that does. Yes, it is that simple. You cannot fall in love with an idea that doesn’t work. You’ll go insane
  10. Climb by doing the work that matters every day, even if it’s just for a few minutes. Do it every single day

174. 4-15-15

  1. Stop phoning it in, because everyone else is doing it
  2. Stop phoning it in, because you’ll feel it in your bones if you keep going this way
  3. Stop phoning it in, because no one will notice you if you don’t ship art
  4. Stop phoning it in, because the only thing that matters is the work that matters most
  5. Stop phoning it in, because you care
  6. Stop phoning it in, because lunch breaks aren’t as important as you art
  7. Stop phoning it in, because even the best artist thinks her work is terrible a lot of the time
  8. Stop phoning it in, because the only way to get better is be vulnerable
  9. Stop phoning it in, because there’s no more room for mediocre
  10. Stop phoning it in, because phoning it in is worse than not doing the work at all

175. 4-16-15

  1. A wantrepreneur is someone who is obsessed with business, but has yet to start one
  2. A wantrepreneur is someone who reads more about business than anyone she knows, yet has not made one of her own
  3. A wantrepreneur is someone who comes up with a million ideas, but cannot execute one of them
  4. A wantrepreneur is someone who is scared to take the first leap
  5. A wantrepreneur is someone who is comfortable where he is right now, but has a burning feeling in his gut that he wants more than just a job
  6. A wantrepreneur is someone who wants to develop a business badly, but is stuck in a series of cognitive biases that she cannot let go
  7. A wantrepreneur is someone who talks the talk, but does not walk the walk
  8. A wantrepreneur is someone who is unable to brag about her idea at the water cooler, because it doesn’t really exist
  9. A wantrepreneur is someone who has a negative, internal voice, yelling inside that he’s not good enough
  10. A wantrepreneur is someone who is afraid to be successful

176. 4-17-15

  1. It’s never to late to re-write your life
  2. When you re-write, you allow yourself to ship art and only art
  3. When you re-write you stop phoning it in and allow yourself to be vulnerable in everything you do with your community
  4. When you re-write you choose the work that matters most and you choose work where there is a want for that work (not just something you find interesting)
  5. When you re-write you don’t just put things out in the world without caring what people think. You curate. You take a stand, but that stand is based on a tribe of people that want the work you have to offer. Not everyone (or anyone) cares that you like collecting clown noses, or antique toenail clippers. There is a difference about what you should and shouldn’t put out into the world
  6. Allow yourself to tweak your story (your internal story that you tell yourself). We tell ourselves stories all day long. The story you tell yourself is the one you hear the most. Make it a growth story instead of a story about how terrible you are
  7. Allow yourself to become your own gatekeeper. Be very careful with whom you spend your time and your energy. You only get so many hours in your life
  8. When you re-write, you get to become the person you were meant to be
  9. When you re-write you get to draw a different map, not the one that was drawn for you
  10. When you re-write you get the opportunity to behave as a pro instead of a hack. There’s a huge difference in the quality of the output, the story you tell yourself, and the reaction from your audience

177. 4-18-15

  1. Start a business organizing people’s digital content- emails, friends, etc. -getting people back on track, unsubscribing and de-cluttering their digital lives. Probably s software solution that could start as a manual solution
  2. Start a business that helps people find old friends, like a social media version of a private investigator
  3. Start a business where you’re a personal assistant for people that don’t want to interact with people, silently operating in the background, via text and email. Pick up and deliver dry cleaning, buy groceries and leave them at the door, personal shopping and leave things at the door, or to be delivered later, writing emails and letters to be delivered electronically
  4. Start a business where you start businesses for people, doing all the idea-generation, graphics, website, and other templates, even entity application, so the person can save months (or years) and jump headfirst into sales
  5. Start a business as a digital clipping service for small businesses, based on Google alerts and diligent web crawling, bringing all information to a business owner in a monthly report (or more often, depending on the level of payment)
  6. Start a business doing PR for people in start-ups. Instead of upfront fees, take a percentage of increased sales through track-able links
  7. Start a business where you completely automate someone’s bills, or move all bills online and show them how much time they’ll save and money they’ll save in late fees
  8. Start a business where you connect people with ideas to people that can make those ideas a reality. Broker an agreement between the two, percentage of sales, a fixed fee, or some other creative way to get paid from your footwork
  9. Start a business where you relocate people for a fee, finding the best place to live, based on their criteria and job requirements
  10. Start a business where you act as an auctioneer for creating minimalist lifestyles, or for downsizing people. You organize estate sales, but also help people pair down all their belongings as a free service, in exchange for a commission on the back-end

178. 4-19-15

  1. Start a networking service for introverts- a on-line service that matches people that need work with the experts that do the work, who also happen to be terrible at self-promotion
  2. Start a company that does desktop manufacturing, using a computer-controlled, sign-making machine
  3. Start a company that hosts game night in people’s homes. You do the invitations, facilitate the list and the food, as well as bring a new game to each event. Recurring, monthly income
  4. Start a company that monitors investment health, or diversification health of your client’s portfolios. Focus on never losing money first and growth second
  5. Start a company that employs contractors to find tips for local media, like independent scouts, waiting to sell stories before anyone else gets there
  6. Start a company that helps people decide their path in life- better than a career counselor or life coach
  7. Start a company where you walk from business to business in an urban area and negotiate reciprocal agreements between two stores, for more shared customers. “If you buy something from here, you get a free gift at this other store, expiring today”
  8. Start a company where you design and deliver surveys for business customers
  9. Start a company where you overhaul the sales process of shrinking, small businesses and help them turn things around (like The Profit TV show), but for a fee, not a percentage of the business
  10. Start a company where you read books and deliver a summary every day, based on what you’ve learned, along with a buying link and a thumbs up or down whether the reader should own it

179. 4-20-15

  1. Find yourself by doing NOTHING for a little while. Quiet the noise and allow yourself to just be
  2. Find yourself by looking at the things you really enjoy, not the romantic idea of what you WISH you enjoyed, or want to enjoy
  3. Find yourself by making lists and throwing them away. The exceptional ideas will stick and you won’t forget them
  4. Find yourself by reading every day, even if it’s just for a few minutes, and NOT the news
  5. Find yourself by learning from the trials and tribulations of those that came before you
  6. Find yourself by failing fast and not repeating those failures
  7. Find yourself by being grateful for failure, knowing that it’s one, tiny step closer to success
  8. Find yourself by KNOWING that you will fail along the route to success and that it’s not possible to skip the failure step- a permanent fixture
  9. Find yourself by replacing the paralysis of too many ideas, with the action of just picking one and getting it out there as fast as possible. Evaluate after you start and allow it to fail
  10. Find yourself by jumping in with both feet and not using the stairs to tip-toe in the water

180. 4-21-15

  1. Your internal monologue is a play-by-play of past events
  2. If you can change your reaction to this self-talk, you can change the way you behave in a positive way
  3. There is usually another way to react to a situation, especially when you’re trying to do the work that matters most
  4. Mental workarounds and behavioral re-directs are great ways to train yourself to improve your life in some way
  5. Practice mindfulness in these situations
  6. Practice gratitude in these situations
  7. Practice the art of understanding that you’re not your work, but someone that creates the work instead. Criticism of your work is not meant for you as a person. Perhaps you could ship better art next time, but that doesn’t mean you’re doing work that doesn’t matter
  8. Don’t listen to the negative voice in your head. You’re the worst critic of your work. When you’re on to something good, the voice will get louder, trying to back you down
  9. Don’t give up, just pick a different angle of attack- if something isn’t working. Stop repeating the same behavior and expecting a different result
  10. Your inner monologue can be changed. You can make the voice positive and encouraging. You can train the voice to motivate you and get you to where you want to go instead of preventing you from getting there

181. 4-22-15

  1. Simplify by consolidation
  2. Simplify by reduction
  3. Simplify by adding knowledge to eliminate biases
  4. Simplify by shipping art right the first time
  5. Simplify by only doing the work that matters most
  6. Simplify by re-writing the parts of your life that you know need changing
  7. Simplify by dropping the people in your life that take away from your quality of life
  8. Simplify by asking for help
  9. Simplify by using your network to level-up
  10. Simplify by asking better questions

182. 4-23-15

  1. Businesses fail because they have too much overhead
  2. Businesses fail because they don’t find customers continuously
  3. Businesses fail because they are based on making money first, not shipping art first
  4. Businesses fail because the customer doesn’t matter enough
  5. Businesses fail because the founder didn’t follow the product through to the end
  6. Businesses fail because they become a Swiss Army Knife, instead of a single idea completed to market
  7. Businesses fail because the founder thinks that the basics don’t matter
  8. Businesses fail because the logo and the website become more important than shipping art
  9. Businesses fail because the product is a commodity
  10. Businesses fail because they compete on price and race to the bottom

183. 4-24-15

  1. Only burn bridges is there is no chance of return
  2. Only burn bridges is your integrity is at stake
  3. Only burn bridges if it’s a requirement to live the life you deserve
  4. Only burn bridges if there is no other choice
  5. Only burn bridges if the bridge isn’t worth the effort to save it
  6. Only burn bridges if your gut tells you it’s OK
  7. Only burn bridges if you need the wood to build something better
  8. Only burn bridges if the people on the other side are holding you back
  9. Only burn bridges if you’ve been so wronged that there is no chance (or want) to repair the relationship
  10. Only burn bridges if it’s a requirement for doing the work that matters most. Otherwise, NEVER burn bridges.

184. 4-25-15

  1. Goal setting places a cap on your potential
  2. Goal setting creates unnecessary stress on your life
  3. Goal setting is little more than fortune telling
  4. Goal setting doesn’t account for the fact that you only control about 10% of what happens to you. The other 90% is out of your control
  5. Goal setting is not a motivator. It’s a punishment
  6. Goal setting should be replaced with themes for living
  7. Goal setting is one of the biggest lies ever told (outside of the ‘American Dream’)
  8. Goal setting will make your life shorter and its quality worse
  9. Lack of goal setting is not a recipe for laziness, just a redirected angle to get what you really want
  10. Goal setting is not the answer

185. 4-26-15

  1. Think twice before you build a business that’s location-based. Try for location-free
  2. Do the work that matters most in a way that you can do it from anywhere. You don’t HAVE to move or travel or go anywhere, but the ABILITY to do that will open doors and bring peace to your life
  3. Service businesses are the easiest thing to start with zero dollars. Everyone needs something and you have a certain set of skills that can help a certain segment of the population get what they want. Do that service.
  4. Try not to hire any employees, ever. If you must, you probably just screwed yourself. Outsource until it hurts, then outsource (or do it yourself) some more
  5. Too much overhead versus cash flow is one of the biggest reasons small business owners find themselves on the auction block. The idea may be great, with great customers, but the office and the employees will make you poor
  6. The more of your business that you can do remotely, the less overhead you’ll need. Even if you make a physical product, there’s no reason you can’t sell it from anywhere, or hire a service (like Amazon) to house and ship it for you
  7. Design you business to accommodate free time and family time from the start. There’s no reason to live the life of a start-up as if it’s a rite of passage
  8. Never sell a commodity product. All you will do is compete on price, get terribly stressed-out, and go out of business with nothing to show for it
  9. Start with the contacts you have. Offer the service for a deep discount, or free and tell them you’re just getting started and need honest feedback
  10. Create packaged pricing. A la carte pricing is a terrible idea. Give people three choices, starting with the most expensive FIRST (contrary to popular wisdom)

186. 4-27-15

  1. When you’re in the pit, use those feelings as fuel to end up doing the work that matters most
  2. When you’re in the pit, understand that it’s temporary as long as you’re willing to fight to build the ladder out
  3. When you’re in the pit there are seasons. The spring will come after the winter
  4. When you’re in the pit the worst thing you can do is to start blaming others. This is your turn-your time to be responsible
  5. When you’re in the pit do NOTHING for a little bit. Allow yourself to experience the moment. Be present. Allow yourself to feel the pain and then move forward. You are allowed to feel pain. You’re not allowed to let it paralyze you
  6. When you’re in the pit learn from what hasn’t worked
  7. When you’re in the pit stand on the shoulders of giants and look for a mentor
  8. When you’re in the pit it’s up to you. No one will dig you out unless you do the hard work
  9. When you’re in the pit it will make a great story of triumph once you get out. Think about how great it will feel to tell that story and use that to fuel your escape
  10. When you’re in the pit it’s OK. EVERYONE goes in the pit at some point in their lives- more than once

187. 4-28-15

  1. Slow down to appreciate what you have
  2. Slow down to lower your self-induced stress level
  3. Slow down to realize you don’t need MORE
  4. Slow down to grow
  5. Slow down to reduce your burden
  6. Slow down to find the work that matters most, instead of feeling like you’re driving towards a cliff in your current situation
  7. Slow down to understand what you truly want
  8. Slow down and open your heart to others
  9. Slow down do only what makes a difference
  10. Slow down and take a stand

188. 4-29-15

  1. When you design your work that matters most, look at a typical day’s tasks. Are these tasks that you enjoy doing? Can you enjoy the bulk of these tasks every day?
  2. When you design your work that matters most, find the hungry crowd first, then feed it.
  3. When you design your work that matters most, don’t try to invent something new. Look at the core problems and solve them in a new way. If you have to invent a category, you’ll have a very hard road
  4. When you design your work that matters most you can learn to love and embrace it if you believe in the work you’re doing. It doesn’t have to be glamorous. You just have to be proud of the work you do, so you’re not afraid to tell others about it
  5. When you design your work that matters most ensure that your model has room for exponential growth, even if you don’t take it
  6. When you design your work that matters most, know what you’re capable of BEFORE you start. Don’t rely on dreams and hopes. If your personality doesn’t fit the business, it will never work
  7. When you design your work that matters most ensure that you can make money from the beginning, but don’t worry about money as an outcome. Do your first projects for free, but ensure that you can do the work profitably from a paying customer, not as a loss-leader. You will fail if you lose money and try to make up for it in volume
  8. When you design your work that matters most, it’s no longer a job, it becomes who you are
  9. When you design your work that matters most your customers will feel it each time they do business with you
  10. When you design your work that matters most, it’s important to understand that you can grow with your business. Start with a single product. Your business will be completely different next year and in five years. You can’t predict it, so don’t try

189. 4-30-15

  1. Idea creep will ruin a great start-up idea
  2. Idea creep happens when you get too excited and ask too many people for their input
  3. Idea creep happens when you try to be everything to everyone- the Swiss Army Knife of products
  4. Idea creep is the opposite of focused intensity. You’re pulled everywhere and give too little in too many places at once
  5. Pick one product with a single, amazing function to start. You will add additional products or features as you grow. There’s a reason why software has version numbers. They didn’t get it right the first 30 times and continue to get better
  6. The better solution to idea creep is to ship art as soon as possible and let your customers guide your next development- Your buying customers only. Free advice is only worth the price of admission
  7. Idea creep happens when you don’t have a good, first idea. Focus your efforts on your core idea- the one that makes you do the work that matters most
  8. Idea creep happens when you create a commodity or an also-ran. Create something novel or don’t ship. There’s no room for more noise- more waste on the cutting room floor
  9. Idea creep will cause your potential customers to go somewhere else- to the business that does the one thing they need. Be that business from the beginning and add later. Have a CORE product that you stand behind as a flagship
  10. Idea creep does not make you better. Coffee does not get better if you add more water. A bicycle does not get better if you add a third pedal, or a second seat (for one person). A deck of cards is not improved if you include a stick of gum, a coupon for free hugs, and a wifi connection

190. 5-1-15

  1. Create a small business where you are the interface between people that like to do something with people that don’t like to do that same thing. For example, make yourself a cleaning broker, where you find customers for a series of different cleaning services and get a percentage of the deal
  2. Create a small business where you become a home tutor for sports. You broker out high school athletes that want to earn some extra money, with kids that don’t do so well at sports, giving them extra encouragement and higher self-esteem at home in the yard instead of in front of better players that will make them feel worse
  3. Create a small business where you sell your time as a personal assistant in 30 minute blocks. You have a list of tasks you can perform and people can buy chunks of your time instead of hiring you full-time, or by the month
  4. Create a small business where you market books for independent authors, getting them more sales in a unique way that would be hard for the author to do on her own
  5. Create a small business where you outsource Uber drivers to also deliver packages, or create some kind of delivery service from outsourced drivers
  6. Create a small business where you help people out from their underwater homes by finding buyers or lessors before the bank takes the house
  7. Create a small business where you install wireless security systems in people’s homes. You can buy them in bulk wholesale and charge people a monthly, recurring maintenance fee
  8. Create a small business where you are an in-home personal trainer for people that don’t want to go to the gym
  9. Create a small business where you fit people for customer clothes made overseas. You become the broker and not a tailor. The customer gets a bespoke suit for almost the same price as the department store and you get the high margins
  10. Create a small business where you help other people do all the legwork necessary to create a small business without a lawyer

191. 5-2-15

  1. Nothing can stop you if you believe in something that is within your wheelhouse
  2. Nothing can stop you if you’re willing to narrow your focus
  3. Nothing can stop you if you allow yourself to ignore the voices
  4. Nothing can stop you if you do the work that matters most
  5. Nothing can stop you if you help others get what they want before you get yours
  6. Nothing can stop you if you believe in what you’re doing
  7. Nothing can stop you if you have realistic expectations
  8. Nothing can stop you if you turn off ‘idea creep’
  9. Nothing can stop you if you have a novel solution to an old problem
  10. Nothing can stop you if NEVER give up

192. 5-3-15

  1. A dream without a push forward will result in nothing but more dreams
  2. A dream without a theme for action will result in regret
  3. A dream without the ability will create nothing but the same thing you’re doing now
  4. A dream without someone to believe in you will be almost impossible to achieve unless your perseverance is so strong that you can do it alone… but it will be 100X harder than those that have support
  5. A dream without a base in reality is just a dream
  6. A dream without happiness is a dream filled with emptiness
  7. A dream must have an image that you can replay in your mind thousands of times-a theme within which you can live your life-as if you’re already living your goal
  8. A dream is your dream and don’t let anyone take it away from you
  9. A dream will help you see the light, even during the darkest days
  10. A dream without the work that matters most is probably the wrong dream for you

193. 5-4-15

  1. Start today and do just 1% better than yesterday- one step closer to the work that matters most
  2. Start today and find that one thing you can do in five minutes that will help you get closer to the life you want to live
  3. Start today and take just one brick off the pile. You can’t have everything you want, instantly in an afternoon. Transformation takes time and that starts with NOW
  4. Start today and do the work that matters most, dumping the rest
  5. Start today and find that tiny piece that will help others start their ‘today’
  6. Start today and learn to adapt, bob, weave, and grow as you make mistakes
  7. Start today and don’t stop. Do that thing every day as if your life depends on it, because it does. This is your life and you deserve to live it the way you want, not the way someone else wants you to live it
  8. Start today and show that world your purpose. Make it the boldest statement possible and do just 1% each day to get that bold statement into reality
  9. Start today and begin your 1,000 days towards success, your 10,000 hours towards mastery, or your 20 hours towards getting really GOOD at the work you love
  10. Start today and only worry about the 10% you can control, ignoring the 90% you can’t

194. 5-5-15

  1. Develop your product for you, but listen to your customers if you want them to buy it. They cannot give you all the answers, but the answers behind the answers will help you
  2. Develop your product with a single solution. Don’t look for a magical fix for everything, you’ll get nothing. Be incredible at a single solution instead
  3. Develop your product with a series of core values wrapped around it. People don’t buy products, they buy the way they feel, or what they stand for when they use a product
  4. Develop your product as if it’s never final, but you have to ship it NOW. There will be ways to make it better that you will never know until you get brave and you ship
  5. Develop your product and ship it now, but NEVER ship it a second early. If you ship early, before it’s ready, you’re not shipping art. Always ship art
  6. Develop your product only if it’s a novel solution. Never be a copycat for the sake of making a buck. You won’t make the buck and you’ll look like an idiot
  7. Develop your product so you can grow and develop the next product
  8. Develop your product so you can show the world your work that matters most
  9. Develop your product, because until you do so, it’s just a dream and dreams are nice, but they won’t give you the life you deserve
  10. Develop your product so that you can dig in, fail fast, and get one step closer towards getting it right

195. 5-6-15

  1. If you don’t do what you were born to do right NOW, then when?
  2. If you don’t do what you were born to do, the work will never see the light of day. You’re depriving the earth of your work that matters most
  3. If you don’t do what you were born to do there will be people whom you could have helped, but didn’t
  4. If you don’t do what you were born to do you will always be left wondering “what if?”
  5. If you don’t do what you were born to do there will be a piece of you that’s missing
  6. If you don’t do what you were born to do you won’t be fully self-expressed
  7. If you don’t do what you were born to do you probably won’t thrive
  8. If you don’t do what you were born to do, someone might get there before you and you’ll feel left out
  9. If you don’t do what you were born to do there’s a good chance that you’ll never be proud of what you’re doing now
  10. If you don’t do what you were born to do you’re doing your true happiness a disservice

196. 5-7-15

  1. Take a lesson from Silicon Valley start-ups and practice your VC pitch hundreds of times, getting critiques from everyone that will listen. Bootstrap your idea. Don’t give anyone a piece, but practice your pitch as if you were. This will be what you tell a prospective customer any time you meet one. Remember, that there must be a story involved
  2. Take a lesson from Silicon Valley start-ups and pretend you’re developing your business at Y-Combinator (look it up if you don’t know what it is). They want you to design your business for ultra-fast growth, like 10% per week (instead of per year). If you design your business around that model, but even achieve 2% per week, you’ll be very happy with the results
  3. Take a lesson from Silicon Valley start-ups and pour your heart into your work, because there are hundreds of others trying to do the same thing as you, for the same people. You just don’t know it yet
  4. Take a lesson from Silicon Valley start-ups and zig when everyone else is zagging
  5. Take a lesson from Silicon Valley start-ups and use what already works. Don’t try and be novel for the sake of novelty
  6. Take a lesson from Silicon Valley start-ups and know your numbers inside and out. Know every number about your business, because the ones you don’t know will be the ones that inevitably make or break you. On the flip-side, try to design your business so there are as few numbers as possible
  7. Take a lesson from Silicon Valley start-ups and DON’T act like them when it comes to the rest of your life. These people eat, sleep, and breathe their businesses. Instead, build in time for family and everything else. If you can live a good life, there is no point in having the business. The business is there to get you the life you want, not destroy its chances of thriving. I think most start-up founders ignore that part
  8. Take a lesson from Silicon Valley start-ups and design your business with a viral component (or even a viral story) built in from the start
  9. Take a lesson from Silicon Valley start-ups and ask your customers what they like and dislike about your work. You may change your business model 100% based on the feedback (for the better)
  10. Take a lesson from Silicon Valley start-ups and collaborate, mentor, and stand on the shoulders of giants. Get help from those that have traveled your road before…then help others do the same

197. 5-8-15

  1. If you work with what you have, you’ll come up with more solutions that dreaming about what you don’t
  2. If you work with what you have, you can get what you want faster. For example, most people have a ‘perfect day’ in their mind. This is the day that you’d love to live if you were financially free. For most people you can start living it NOW, in your current situation. Maybe you would meditate every morning, eat a great breakfast, go for a run, exercise every day, read for an hour, get in touch with friends, go fishing, or some other way to enjoy life. Live this perfect day today, instead of never. You can usually have your perfect day in the life you have right now
  3. If you work with what you have, you appreciate life more and you find out that you need a lot less
  4. If you work with what you have you don’t have to settle. You eliminate, refine, and re-calibrate. You can grow to amazing things with the tools you already posses
  5. If you work with what you have will find your work that matters most, more quickly
  6. If you work with what you have you can stop goal setting and start living
  7. If you work with what you have you can build on it and grow quickly. Don’t look at what you have as something that’s missing. Look at it as your expertise. Build on what you’ve got, not on what you don’t
  8. If you work with what you have you’ll be much better equipped to to inventory your work and your life-reducing your burdens and systematically growing what matters
  9. If you work with what you have you can help others faster, instead of worrying about what’s missing. When you help others get what they want, you will get what you want quicker and with higher purpose- growing your happiness in the process
  10. If you work with what you have you will learn that you are awesome much faster than you will if you daydream about how you wish you were different

198. 5-9-15

  1. Start a business that helps people cut through the noise and make better choices about a niche topic
  2. Start a business that is the Expedia or Travelocity of travel hacking. For example, you pick a destination and some dates and this site comes up with AirBnB places to sleep, Uber for transportation, food trucks for dining, local businesses for shopping and entertainment, and places you can go for free. It may also give you ways to earn free airline miles… all in one site
  3. Start a business transitioning people out of the corporate world and into the world of entrepreneurship (like a reverse career counselor)
  4. Start a business that consistently motives a person to follow their passion, with frequent, personal check-ins
  5. Start a business where you help de-program people from goal setting
  6. Start a business where you buy manuscripts from Kindle Authors that don’t want to try to sell them on their own and then use your own marketing machine to promote them. You will re-brand the books to your own name. The author will sign the rights away
  7. Start a business where you  take two, currently-successful business ideas and combine them to form a new one. Twitter and a food delivery company could become a live delivery service, where you can contact the driver and always know where you item is located in real time. Combine fast-food with Amazon’s ‘One Click’ payment idea, ordering from an app before you set foot in the store, not having to pay (yes, I know this is already done)
  8. Start a business where you do the dirty work for someone, such as build the Christmas toys so dad won’t have to, or offer to pick up the dog messes or spray the hornets nest for a fee
  9. Start a business where you travel to local schools and show the children how to gain confidence without being a bully
  10. Start a business where you get children to start thinking like entrepreneurs, instead of being part of an industrial workforce machine

199. 5-10-15

  1. Show your vulnerability in your work
  2. Be honest with your customers and don’t sell them something they don’t need
  3. Lower the barrier to entry. Allow your customers to make a simple purchase decision quickly
  4. Tell stories. We remember stories the best over any other way to share information. Our minds like to play movies
  5. Create a level of value so that your customer feels as if she’s stealing from you
  6. Find a way to offer a service where you are the only choice, not one of many
  7. Do the work that matters most, by cutting out the ideas that don’t match your skills or personality. You cannot do every type of business, so take inventory of your actual abilities
  8. Thrive by eliminating pieces of your work that do not add to your quality of life
  9. Embrace fear and allow fear to be your guide that you’re on the right track to your success
  10. Know when to quit, but only  quit when your gut tells you that this project is NOT for you. If you gut doesn’t say that, keep going until you win, no matter what

200. 5-11-15

  1. Start a travel business where you connect hotels willing to give FREE rooms to people that are willing to stay in rooms bombarded (sponsored) by local advertisers. Partner with the advertisers and broker the deals. Perhaps only ads play on the television, or the walls are covered with pitches to local businesses
  2. Start a travel business where you don’t have to bring anything. You just book the trip, tell them your size and taste. You arrive and EVERYTHING is ready at your destination, including tickets to entertainment, snacks, and reading material
  3. Start a travel business that only books rooms with 4 hours notice, taking empty rooms out of hotel inventory and selling them at a huge discount to savvy travelers
  4. Start a travel business that specializes only in danger (run with the bulls, get in a car accident, bungee jumping)
  5. Start a travel business that built around the world of running and caters only to runners and their races- signing them up for the races and organizing all accommodations and food reservation
  6. Start a travel business that caters to traveling sales reps for non-major companies, keeping track of the fastest flights, great, inexpensive hotels, and points. A curated version of a large travel site that tries to be everything to everyone
  7. Start a travel business for tiny planes, free flights to local locations, with pilots that need the hours to get a higher-level pilot’s license. Only one or two passengers per flight
  8. Start a travel business that caters to people that like famous tours, such as all the haunted tours in a country, or a site where you can only stay in hotels where famous people stayed
  9. Start a travel business that caters to people that want to get tattoos in new cities, book appointments and travel arrangements near the studios, as well as more exotic tattoo excursions (Borneo and New Zealand)
  10. Start a travel business that’s better than any other alternative for a particular niche

201. 5-12-15

  1. When you’re lost, understand that it’s OK
  2. When you’re lost, the best way to get found is to start by doing NOTHING
  3. When you’re lost, find the work that matters most and start a tiny step towards it
  4. When you’re lost, eliminate
  5. When you’re lost, share your experience with someone that will really listen
  6. When you’re lost, look inside and take inventory of WHY
  7. When you’re lost, pick the one thing that’s really scary
  8. When you’re lost, share with your partner. They know you best and they can help
  9. When you’re lost, you can be found. Being lost is not permanent
  10. When you’re lost, change locations. You don’t have to move away, just stand up and relocate for a new perspective

202. 5-13-15

  1. When you start a new business, focus on making the first sale
  2. When you start a new business, the last thing you need to worry about is your business card. You will rarely hand it out
  3. When you start a new business, work on growing your network and helping others get what they want without talking about what you want. The favor will be returned
  4. When you start a new business, make sure that you’re starting it to help others get what they want, not to help you get what you want (that’s called a present)
  5. When you start a new business, focus on a single product first. Get lean and mean with one idea–the thing upon which you hang your proverbial hat
  6. When you start a new business, don’t tell anyone about your idea until you have a product you can sell someone. Before that, it’s too fragile and THEY will talk you out of it
  7. When you start a new business, make sure that you NEVER compete on price. This is a race to the bottom
  8. When you start a new business, it usually takes 1,000 days to finally make it, so hang in there
  9. When you start a new business, understand that everyone else had to fight tooth and nail to become successful. The work must be done and there’s no room for self-pity. You have to dust yourself off and jump back on the horse until the work is done
  10. When you start a new business, make sure it’s the work that matters most

203. 5-14-15

  1. Get good by picking one thing and doing that thing every day. For example, draw a doodle every day, create 10 ideas/day, run every day, learn something for five minutes every day
  2. Get good by doing something novel
  3. Get good by learning from a master
  4. Get good by failing fast
  5. Get good by doing the work that matters mos–work that fits your personality
  6. Get good by not trying to please everyone, just your fans
  7. Get good by copying first, then showing the world how you’re unique
  8. Get good by being relentless
  9. Get good by shipping art and nothing less, but shipping consistently
  10. Get good by improving just 1% each day, every day

204. 5-15-15

  1. Start a business creating 365 tiny drawings daily
  2. Start a business creating 365 unique photos
  3. Start a business creating 365 book chapters
  4. Start a business creating 365 motivational running tips
  5. Start a business creating 365 songs
  6. Start a business creating 365 sewing projects
  7. Start a business creating 365 paintings
  8. Start a business creating 365 things to learn about
  9. Start a business creating 365 critiques of large corporations and sending it to them (as a consultant for something)
  10. Start a business creating 365 viral health messages on a visual background

205. 5-16-15

  1. The one thing that you can do to really help your business thrive is to believe in that business 110%. That belief will carry over in your speech, your writing, and your networking. Your belief is contagious
  2. The one thing you can do to make your day better is to wake up earlier and establish a daily practice in these most-productive hours of your day
  3. The one thing you can do for your health is to do something active every day, no matter what
  4. The one thing you can do for your network is to seek out someone to help at least once a week, and help them without any expectation of reciprocity. Keep working your way down your list and help people out of the blue
  5. The one thing you can do for your mind is to keep feeding it with new, educational material- reading, videos, and listening
  6. The one thing you can do for your relationship is to be vulnerable and completely open in your communication. There’s no room for passivity
  7. The one thing you can do to reduce your burden is to start with the inside and eliminate your stressors- the ones that cause you self-inflicted harm
  8. The one thing you can do to find the work that matters most is to find work that helps others get what they want, while you get to do something that you really enjoy doing (most of the time-nothing is perfect)
  9. The one thing you can do to increase your net worth, is to act like a millionaire. Millionaires don’t put all their eggs in one basket. They have multiple streams of side-hustle income. Start with one and get to to produce, then start another one. Grow each one incrementally and later, if one fails, the other sources will prop it up and you won’t go down with it
  10. The one thing you can do to thrive, is to slow down, reduce your choices, and take a step back to reflect on what’s really important… not what your supposed to think is important

206. 5-17-15

  1. Start a business that brings an old, traditional feel combined with a contemporary technology- such as the warmth and family time of reading the physical comics in a newspaper on Sunday morning, combined with a digital delivery system. Maybe you keep a digital paper at home and it downloads new news each day, but it feels like a physical newspaper
  2. Start a business where you combine a human element with the instant-gratification of digital delivery
  3. Start a business where you combine physical activity with a business task (think treadmill desk, but better)
  4. Start a business where you combine education with something that doesn’t feel like education, where people are engaged in learning something new, but it feels more like a quest, or something novel like a game
  5. Start a business where you make the customer feel as if she’s ordering something bespoke, but you have an automated delivery process on the back-end
  6. Start a business where you help older people make friends using technology, for more introverted people that also know the value of support from others
  7. Start a business where you provide custom lists for people. The customer enters “I want 10 ways to make more money without leaving the house” and your team researches and comes up with the list… for a set fee
  8. Start a business where you have a service that holds people accountable for their aspirations, over a long period of time (years, not weeks)
  9. Start a business where you allow your customers to steer the direction of your business, using their purchase behavior. Allow open-voting with their wallets and keep re-steering the product offerings, while maintaining a core set of principles that you NEVER change (i.e. trust, deliver on time, great service, help others)
  10. Start a business where you take a position that may challenge current thinking, alienate yourself from a group of people while solidifying yourself with your core fans. This is especially important with a writing career, or anything where you produce media. You cannot please everyone. Use this stance as your brand. “I’m the girl that hates the internet and I’ll show you why…” or something like that

207. 5-18-15

  1. Improve 1% per day by finding one new customer
  2. Improve 1% per day by writing one new piece of content
  3. Improve 1% per day by reaching out to one person in your network
  4. Improve 1% per day by developing a piece of one new product
  5. Improve 1% per day by coming up with 10 ideas why you can help someone else get what they want
  6. Improve 1% per day by doing something active for just ten minutes
  7. Improve 1% per day by doing one small thing that scares the hell out of you
  8. Improve 1% per day by appreciating something tiny each day. Stop and literally appreciate a flower, a bug, a painting, a kid’s smile, or your spouse. Unabashedly appreciate something
  9. Improve 1% per day by fighting against yourself to do something hard, like forcing yourself to wake up 30 minutes earlier
  10. Improve 1% per day by shipping art and only art

208. 5-19-15

  1. Develop at three different sources of side hustles. Most millionaires have seven
  2. Develop one business at a time and sell one signature product, not a Swiss Army knife’s worth
  3. Develop a business based on something that’s already successful, with a twist–not an entirely new category. Teaching your customers is hard and slow
  4. Develop a business based on customer needs, through surveys and taste preferences, but NOT the main concept. That concept must be yours
  5. Develop a business based on something that cannot be outsourced and taken from you (like a food cart)
  6. Develop a business where you are more concerned with making your customers happy than you are with making one more dollar
  7. Develop a business with high profit margins so there’s plenty of room to change prices as the market fluctuates
  8. Develop a business that uses a system of checklists to ensure a consistent customer experience
  9. Develop a business with few barriers to entry for your customer to make a purchase (i.e. one button purchasing)
  10. Develop a business that has a feature that is disposable, or is conducive to re-orders

209. 5-20-15

  1. Re-write your life based on the work that matters most
  2. Re-write your life and ship art
  3. Re-write your life and do something that scares you a little
  4. Re-write your life and develop a thick skin before sharing your idea
  5. Re-write your life and keep your idea a secret until you have something ready to ship
  6. Re-write your life and stop phoning it in
  7. Re-write your life and become your most-honest critic
  8. Re-write your life by being tough with yourself. You will never feel like it, ever. Start now
  9. Re-write your life by picking one thing at a time and stop looking in the rear-view mirror
  10. Re-write your life by starting NOW

210. 5-21-15

  1. Start a business selling a unique food from a cart (like slushies)
  2. Start a business selling a mobile, unique service
  3. Start a business selling mobile kids parties for backyards
  4. Start a business selling mobile furniture repair
  5. Start a business selling mobile seamstress/tailoring services in-home where people are comfortable
  6. Start a business selling mobile sharpening services
  7. Start a business selling mobile put-together services. You build presents and toys for people that don’t want to put things together
  8. Start a business selling mobile writing services
  9. Start a business selling mobile graphic design services for businesses that don’t need a full-time designer
  10. Start a business selling mobile fitness training

211. 5-22-15

  1. Simplify by making the work that matters most, a simple idea
  2. Simplify by eliminating toxic people from your life
  3. Simplify by throwing away or giving away a lot of your belongings
  4. Simplify by allowing yourself to respect the smaller things, notice the beautiful things and appreciate the tiny things
  5. Simplify by reducing your personal burdens
  6. Simplify by throwing away your baggage of the past
  7. Simplify by making money from your ideas, rather than your labor
  8. Simplify by saying “NO” most of the time
  9. Simplify by emptying your mind on paper at least once a week
  10. Simplify by asking yourself the Simple question

212. 5-23-15

  1. Pick one thing that is the work that matters most
  2. Ignore the other things in your life that create noise
  3. Pick one thing that will make the biggest impact on others
  4. Ignore the other things that make less of an impact
  5. Pick one thing that will change your life–something you can pour your soul into, which also doesn’t feel like work
  6. Ignore the other things that aren’t congruent with your one thing
  7. Pick one thing that uses your unique talents so that you can be the best in the world at what you do
  8. Ignore the comments from EVERYONE. People that take the time to criticize your work are the very people that you want to distance yourself from as far as possible
  9. Pick one thing that makes you smile
  10. Ignore everything that doesn’t make you smile

213. 5-24-15

  1. Develop a service business that allows customers to have a one-click marketing package that works. I.e. a business will pay A TON of money and your service gets the product sold. Have a lengthy application process, so that you maintain a high standard and don’t promote garbage
  2. Develop a service business that promotes mobile food vendors, getting them in front of their location-independent customers with live tracking maps on an app, ways to order and pay for food, social media one-clicks, and ways to rate the food vendor
  3. Develop a service business the makes commodity-like businesses (dry cleaners, dentists, gas stations) appear remarkable in their field and show the world their strengths beyond just the price tag
  4. Develop a service business that puts on PT Barnum-style stunts in public places, films them and films the audience reaction (like a flash mob but more fascinating) in order to get more customers–art with a purpose
  5. Develop a service business that helps consultants and authors develop a speaking platform, with coaching and booking to promote their work
  6. Develop a service business the helps business owners get out of their own way, looking for inefficiencies and critiques– showing the business owner how she can allow others to do a better job and make more money simultaneously, while requiring less personal time to get the job done
  7. Develop a service business that installs email capture on small business WordPress sites
  8. Develop a service business that matches photographers that own drones, with customers that need aerial photography taken. A matching, scheduling, and payment service/app/site
  9. Develop a service business that’s a mobile tutoring service to help young kids (and their parents) become kitchen table entrepreneurs in their own homes
  10. Develop a service business that throws office birthday parties for people, decorating their workstation after hours, providing cake etc. without the employees having to do any work

214. 5-25-15

  1. Write a book about case-study differences between people that work and were told what to do and those that took a huge risk without knowing the outcome in advance
  2. Write a book about the power of meditation in entrepreneurship with case-studies
  3. Write a book in checklist format that takes a person from zero to opening a home-based consulting practice with paying clients, in six months or less, on a shoestring marketing budget of $100/month
  4. Write a book that follows the path from a 20-something to a middle-age person along their pursuit towards the work that matters most
  5. Write a book the shows people how to prevent themselves from overwhelm, how to filter the environmental noise (between what’s important and what isn’t).
  6. Write a book about a case-study that follows people through their adolescence in the education system and the choices they make as a result
  7. Write a book that helps people decide what to do with their lives to match their personality type–allowing them to do the work that matters most
  8. Write a book about the importance of finding your purpose, versus the damage of sitting and waiting for your purpose to find you
  9. Write a book about the power of flow in a creative environment, how flow allows the artists to create work that was never before possible, and how that work is created in record time using the power of the subconscious
  10. Write a book that helps the reader develop a thick skin. This would be for creative types that must put their work out to the world, opening themselves up to intense criticism at their most-vulnerable moments

215. 5-26-15

  1. Develop a service with an app, where customers pay a monthly fee and it reminds them NOT to do certain things, using the foundations of Essentialism, but with more hand holding and less willpower
  2. Develop a service where you come to people’s homes and teach them how to meditate, create a minimal living space, and put features in place to help them eliminate noise and clutter
  3. Develop a service that give the user a personality test and then provides them with a step-by-step process to help them do the work that matters most, for them
  4. Develop a service that helps people find friends, physical friends, not dates, but people that have traits in common with, like a matchmaker but without the love part
  5. Develop a service that acts as a consultancy to small towns that need a boost. Working just like a marketing director, you will revitalize small towns with tiny budgets to show how they can fascinate others into bringing in more residents, get more participation from the community, and to bring in more business to help a dying area thrive
  6. Develop a service that acts as an in-home marriage counselor to get people help in the environment that causes so much stress
  7. Develop a service where you are a safety consultant for in-home security, representing many major brands and offering advice as to how people can create a safer environment for their families and piece of mind
  8. Develop a service where you get people started as self-published authors, build them a platform and audience tools, as well as show them the discipline needed to get the work done. Like an author’s boot camp
  9. Develop a service where you organize stay-at-home moms to perform physical, piecework tasks, drop off the products and pick them up later, like in-home manufacturing and assembly work. The moms get paid by the piece and the suppliers don’t have to pay employees or have a manufacturing facility. Perhaps set this up as a string of 3D printing locations, where you supply the printer and the mom runs that machine
  10. Develop a service where you help lawyers quit their practices and follow their true passion

216. 5-27-15

  1. Develop a service business that promotes at-work days to local businesses where you book time slots for local businesses to get in front of employees at large companies (gyms, stores, doctors) and you take a placement fee
  2. Develop a service business that helps people thrive, take risks, and do the work that matters most, even if it’s scary- kind of like a life boot camp to get people to get uncomfortable in order to be happy
  3. Develop a service business that forces people to surrender, to give up all the garbage in their lives and only to do the work that matters most
  4. Develop a service business that helps organize people to think about an important topic and pool their ideas for money, the service member get the aggregated content. For example, a business needs a new angle for a tired product. You send the information to the phones of all the app subscribers, they think about solutions and give comments, they get paid a little for submitting their ideas and the business get incredible information–more than a survey site, an idea site for novel solutions, not just opinions
  5. Develop a service business that promotes single blog pages to hundreds of real magazine-type sites for a monthly fee. Not a post spammer, but an exposure creator for people that don’t want to spend the time
  6. Develop a service business that acts as a virtual clipping service for any research topic. You pay a fee for the amount of unique ‘clips’ and the service returns the information in a set time. Can be outsourced an operated from a laptop
  7. Develop a service business that helps people set up a home gym with minimal equipment and then custom create a fast home workout for the individual’s needs
  8. Develop a service business that creates bespoke looks from a person’s existing wardrobe, but with a tailored twist- take the customers clothes and tailor them/change them to look custom, but cheaper than custom
  9. Develop a service business that allows users to promote their art on a scalable basis
  10. Develop a service business that sends users a custom workout-of-the-month from a variety of styles (yoga, aerobics, Crossfit, weight training) all from input based on the users likes/dislikes

217. 5-28-15

  1. When you do the work that matters most, you no longer have to worry about purpose. Your work becomes your purpose. This is your single focus and everything else is easier to ignore
  2. When you do the work that matters most, your enthusiasm will bleed through into everything you do. The money will come as a bi-product of that enthusiasm
  3. When you do the work that matters most it will be scary as hell, but then you know you’re on the right track
  4. When you do the work that matters most, competition won’t be important. There’s only one you. Your customers want you, not them
  5. When you do the work that matters most, there’s not a  minute to rest on your success. Spend a decent chunk of your day on the next step. What can you do to grow more tomorrow
  6. When you do the work that matters most, time stands still
  7. When you do the work that matters most, you ship art. Your customers know you ship art and you’re proud of the art you ship
  8. When you do the work that matters most, it’s not longer conditional on anything else. This is the work you were designed to do, so you must do it. Inside you know it’s true, so take the leap and do something terrifying
  9. When you do the work that matters most, at the end of each day you won’t feel like you could do more. You already did your ONE thing
  10. When you do the work that matters most it will take longer and it will be harder than you ever imagined. It doesn’t work like it does in the magazine. However, since it’s the right work, none of that blood and guts will bother you

218. 5-29-15

  1. It’s never too late for a re-write. Some of the best experiences later come from earlier experiences
  2. It’s never too late for a re-write. You only get one life to live. You might as well spend it doing the work that matter most, helping others get what they want
  3. It’s never too late for a re-write. Regret is the most useless emotion. Don’t spend your whole life wishing you lived it differently. Get up. Get scared…and actually live it the way you want
  4. It’s never too late for a re-write. Your job is what you do, but your work is who you are
  5. It’s never too late for a re-write. Choose your work that matters most based on the person you are, the work you love to do, and the way you want to spend a typical day
  6. It’s never too late for a re-write. Start with a big list of ideas. Whittle the big list down to a few. Pick one. This is the work that matters most. Do that work for 1,000 days to give it a fair chance. That is the average number of days to get it off the ground
  7. It’s never too late for a re-write. Be remarkable. Ship art. The money will follow quickly behind.
  8. It’s never too late for a re-write. There’s no time limit. It’s about living, not racing towards some imaginary cliff of success. It’s about continual growth and the process behind it.
  9. It’s never too late for a re-write. You can be proud of your work and love what you do at the same time. It’s OK. This is your happiness at stake
  10. It’s never too late for a re-write. There’s no magic formula. There’s no simple checklist to success. You have to put in the hustle, persevere when it gets rough (and it always gets rough), and you have to get up and do it. You will never ‘feel’ like it. That day never comes. You dust off your boots, strap on your crash helmet, and get to work making the best art you can make. Tomorrow’s art will be even better

219. 5-30-15

  1. Adding boundaries helps you get more done
  2. Saying NO a lot helps you get more done
  3. Picking one thing helps you get more done
  4. Allowing yourself to get 8 hours of sleep helps you get more done
  5. Add 50% additional time to each project to get more done
  6. Assume the worst and prepare for the worst to get more done
  7. Ship art the first time, so you don’t have to perform re-work, to get more done
  8. Reduce the internal burdens to get more done
  9. Reduce the external clutter to get more done- you don’t have to clean what’s not there
  10. Use single-moment meditation to be more present and get more done

220. 5-31-15

  1. Write a book about the importance of boundaries in order to live a smaller, happier life
  2. Write a book about living a smaller, happier life
  3. Write a book about how to live on much less so you can retire earlier and more comfortably while still living in the US
  4. Write a book about living a disciplined, creative life
  5. Write a book about the power of un-throttled giving
  6. Write a book about the power of your friends and network
  7. Write a book about the benefits of living in a small town with less choice
  8. Write a book about reducing the amount of choice in your life
  9. Write a book about how to read and retain one book per week, including fast reading tips and the benefits of doing such
  10. Write a book about how to choose what really matters to you, and how to get the most benefit out of choosing that thing

221. 6-1-15

  1. Practice a full day of zero criticism or judgement (internally or externally), once per week
  2. Practice the art of listening without waiting for your turn to talk
  3. Practice the art of waking up early
  4. Practice the art of simplifying until it hurts then simplify a little more
  5. Practice the art of short, daily exercise
  6. Practice the art of daily reading to keep your mind and ideas sharp. Read a little from many genres at once
  7. Practice the art of appreciation for the things you have already
  8. Practice the art of communication and discussion
  9. Practice the art of taking a stand and not waffling
  10. Practice the art of giving before you get

222. 6-2-15

  1. Develop an app that helps you slow down. It turns off your phone at a certain time, it reminds you throughout the day to do only what matters most and ignore the rest, and it reminds you to take time for family
  2. Develop a counseling service that helps busy people slow down–people that are addicted to a go-go lifestyle to the detriment of their health. Retreats and coaches to help people un-plug and get back to their roots
  3. Write a book about the history of slowing down–how people lived before electricity and technology, how it added to their happiness (in some quantitative, measurable way), and how that old way of life should not be forgotten–applying it to contemporary times
  4. Develop a YouTube channel dedicated to stories of people that learned how to slow down–showing their previous lives in a hurry and how their lives improved when they reduced their burdens
  5. Find a way to slow down in your own life, document the progress and share that story with the world in a way you can monetize it
  6. Search for scientific literature that backs up the notion of slowing down. re-package and curate that literature in the form of a book, written in everyday language
  7. Develop a five-step morning routine, make it your daily practice and re-package that practice so you can help others (exercise, breathing, gratitude/spiritual, money, family)
  8. Create a trade show/exposition where you get together a ton of business that all revolve around the the theme of slowing down–helping others to reduce their behavior to the essential
  9. Develop a podcast where you coach a new client every week, with slowing down and developing the work that matters most–the coach for the stuff that matters
  10. Design a business that operates on just a few hours of work per day. The work is the vehicle for purpose, but it’s not purpose in and of itself. The time between the notes–this is why we’re here

223. 6-3-15

  1. If your work is important to you then you must make a ruckus
  2. If your work is important to you then you must develop thick skin and keep creating every day, even when it gets hard (and it will get hard–a lot)
  3. If your work is important to you the you must ship art and nothing less, but never worry about shipping ‘perfect.’ There’s no such thing as perfect. This is why we have versions of software, because it wasn’t right the first 30 times. Ship ‘remarkable.’ As they say, “Done is better than perfect”
  4. If your work is important to you, respect the opinions of others, but ignore 99.9% of it. If you know your onto something remarkable and you’re proud of your work, then it’s unlikely that the peanut gallery has a better since of what you should be doing
  5. If your work is important to you and you know it’s your work that matters most, then NEVER quit. Your happiness is at stake
  6. If your work is important to you, get better by 1% every day
  7. If your work is important to you, understand that there will NEVER be a good time to start and you will NEVER feel like starting. The time to start is NOW, no matter what the voice in your head is trying to tell you
  8. If your work is important to you then do it instead of doing something else. Say “NO” a lot
  9. If your work is important to you, then do important work
  10. If your work is important to you, you will be happy

224. 6-4-15

  1. Change your lens by reading every day–a little fiction, a little news, a little non-fiction
  2. Change your lens by challenging one current belief for the day and force yourself to see it from the other side. You don’t have to become a convert, just stand in the other person’s shoes for the day
  3. Change your lens by writing every day (even if it’s just one sentence) about something that matters to you
  4. Change your lens by doing something that scares the hell out of you every day
  5. Change your lens by making a new friend, or at least working towards making a new friend. In the end, what we have is our legacy and the strength of our relationships
  6. Change your lens by making a conscious effort to remove one thing every day, whether it’s physical or psychological, remove one thing from your personal burden
  7. Change your lens by shipping art every day for 1,000 days (~3 years)
  8. Change your lens by being mindful and grateful every day
  9. Change your lens by eliminating judgement, one by one, and focus on making a better you, instead of worrying about how others should be better. You don’t know the whole story and the life they live is their own. You need to start living your’s to a higher level
  10. Change your lens by starting TODAY, not tomorrow, or some random date in the future. Make the effort. Start the process. Get yourself off your seat and go do the work that matters most

225. 6-5-15

  1. Deconstruct to find the work that matters most. A comedian created single-line screenplays and became an on-line star overnight
  2. Deconstruct to find the work that matters most. A chef took the grill cheese sandwich down to its roots and now charges $25.00 for this American classic
  3. Deconstruct to find the work that matters most. A tired cubicle-slave decides to draw every day, based on her feelings. It became a business, where her doodles support her full-time on part-time work load
  4. Deconstruct to find the work that matters most. A journalist finds a unique spin on learning and memory. He moves from his parent’s basement to writing a NYT bestseller, doing the speaking circuit and launching his career, all from covering a topic that’s 1,000s of years old, but covering it in a new way
  5. Deconstruct to find the work that matters most. The worst employee in the world took skills from his factory job and created a mobile, wood-fired pizza empire
  6. Deconstruct to find the work that matters most. A starving, studio guitarist comes up with an idea to clip on a plastic device to a guitar that automatically presses the chords–making guitar learning easy for the first time ever. Becomes a success
  7. Deconstruct to find the work that matters most. Alcoholic, almost washed-up writer decided to become prolific and creates a publishing empire, spanning more work than almost any other writer in decades
  8. Deconstruct to find the work that matters most. A mother takes a basic loop of cloth and turns it into a baby-toting empire, based on the re-creation of an ancient way to carry kids
  9. Deconstruct to find the work that matters most. A waiter takes the age-old order pad and starts a business based on a new, more-efficient system of writing down orders, selling these new order pads and accessories as a full-time business, rising up from the restaurant industry, while doing something he loves
  10. Deconstruct to find the work that matters most. What is something popular that you can take apart, down to its fundamentals, and make it your own–something remarkable?

226. 6-6-15

  1. There’s no shortcut for doing the work that matters most. You have to pick what matches your theme and the people whom you are meant to serve
  2. There’s no shortcut for elimination. If you want to do the work that matters most, you must get rid of the stuff that doesn’t. You can’t do everything. In fact, you can’t do most things. Put all of that energy and effort into the things that make the biggest impact and let the rest go. It will be freeing
  3. There’s no shortcut for protecting the temple. You must keep yourself healthy and in shape. Otherwise there’s no reason for any of this if you have to spend the most important years of your life in a hospital bed for something preventative
  4. There’s no shortcut for doing the work and getting better every day
  5. There’s no shortcut for shipping art. If you don’t ship art, it’s called ‘being mediocre’ at best. At worst–well, use your imagination
  6. There’s no shortcut for sticking with it for 1,000 days
  7. There’s no shortcut for being relentless with your work and making a ruckus so no one ever forgets about you
  8. There’s no shortcut for self-reflection. Most people are terrible at admitting their own limitations. There are things you are meant to do and things you aren’t. It’s your job to be honest with yourself and to stop cramming in the things you aren’t
  9. There’s no shortcut for feeding your mind. Read and learn every day
  10. There’s no shortcut for starting NOW. There will never be a right time. You will never feel like it. It will never be perfect. Those that understand this get to be awesome. Those that don’t, get to be mediocre

227. 6-7-15

  1. Create a business that’s a self-policing logistics company for food trucks. Create territories that each truck will service, allow trucks to claim areas and help drivers understand the legal places they can operate according to local ordinances
  2. Create a business that helps side-hustlers get in touch with the people they serve. This would be the missing piece for a lot of the freelance sites. Customers put a job out there and the service automatically refers three freelancers to finish the job. The freelancer now has to compete with only two other people instead of 2 million and the customer has the perfect number of choices from which to pick the best candidate. The software would match people base on keywords, portfolios, and ratings. Like a matchmaking service for freelances and customers, without through a sea of garbage
  3. Create a business where authors can get critiques on various categories of their work from the buying public. Covers, advanced copies, titles, anything can be tested. Readers can sign up to be reviewers and will be rated as such, then you can send out an A-B split test to small segments of the buying public before a full launch of the wrong cover or a non-engaging title
  4. Create a business where you develop teams for people. Professionals join an organization and the service matches them with other professionals, based on their needs and capabilities. Another version of professional matchmaking
  5. Create a business where you help professional service providers differentiate and become less of a commodity (accountants, dentists, chiropractors, and lawyers)
  6. Create a business that teaches marketing to craftspeople. Using less-invasive marketing techniques that focus on word-of-mouth, build a course to help artists grow their business and thrive
  7. Create a business where you go into people’s homes and reboot their lives. You clean out the cabinets, helping them with proper food purchases, get them a morning routine, help them with an exercise plan, and even get organized. Like a life coach on steroids–in person
  8. Create a business that allows people with jobs to have a side hustle. This service would handle customer service, order fulfillment, and even email writing. For people that can pay extra, have little free time, but still want to develop a side business before quitting their current job
  9. Create a business where you help people find their work that matters most. Through a proprietary system of checklists and interviews, you’ll get to the core of the person and match them with the work that provides fulfillment. The work must also match the theme they want to live by
  10. Create a business that allows people to get paid for doing small tasks on their phones, in their free time. Like Mechanical Turk, there would be an app where you’re constantly sent small data or photo-driven tasks that can be completed on a mobile device. The user will never know what company is asking for the task and the company will never know the user. There will be a never-ending aggregate of tasks. You get paid a piece-rate of a few cents per task and all the users combined, world-wide, get the tasks done quickly. You make money while you stand in line at the store. There would be a rating system for accuracy and quality. You can get kicked out for being terrible

228. 6-8-15

  1. Reboot your life by opening your eyes to the fact that you CAN be in control. You don’t have to sit and allow life to happen to you. You can point your life in the direction you wish it go
  2. Reboot your life by develop a purpose that makes you proud
  3. Reboot your life by doing the work that matters most, which will bring you happiness in serving others
  4. Reboot your life by doing something remarkable and stop worrying about being perfect. Perfect will drive you insane and isn’t possible. Done is better than perfect
  5. Reboot your life by taking a walk with someone you love, every day possible
  6. Reboot your life by accepting nothing less than the work you were meant to do
  7. Reboot your life by using the two hours after you wake up, as the most important hours o your day (the most mental power and most-productive)
  8. Reboot your life by rewriting the story you tell yourself. Once you start to believe you can make things happen, you’re whole life will change
  9. Reboot your life by asking for help without getting greedy
  10. Reboot your life by doing something that has to do with your favorite activities when you were young

229. 6-9-15

  1. You must break yourself down to zero before you can reboot and start over
  2. You must break yourself down to zero before you can find the work that matters most
  3. You must break yourself down to zero and realize how much of the ‘noise’ isn’t that important, that what really matters is the ability to be present, happy, and proud of what you do
  4. You must break yourself down to zero, reduce your burdens, and look at the core. the core is where the magic happens. Just as beauty is skin deep, so are the non-essentials. You can do everything. You know you can’t do MOST things, so let them go and do what’s important
  5. You must break yourself down to zero before you can be remarkable and thrive
  6. You must break yourself down to zero before you can get better. Your different than my zero. Don’t be jealous of someone else’s zero. Just because it sounds like the next guy had a harder time rising above it, that doesn’t mean your struggle is less-important
  7. You must break yourself down to zero, because it will make you more aware of the things you add back in your life and the things you prevent from getting past the door
  8. You must break yourself down to zero, so that you’ll appreciate the work that matters most and place yourself in a position to help the most people in the best way you can
  9. You must break yourself down to zero. Only when you allow yourself a reboot, will you truly respect your core values, the handful of things that really matter, and you develop the lens to see how the world really operates
  10. You must break yourself down to zero, because if you don’t there will always be something missing

230. 6-10-15

  1. Create a business where you turn willpower into systems for people. There’s a online or in-app survey where the customer enters what she wants to achieve (one activity at a time–get up early etc.) and the service builds an entire system around this to rely on willpower as little as possible
  2. Create a business where you prevent people from failing at the work that matters most. Kind of like a good friend in a box. The customer enters a project, the milestones, and the places she needs help. The service would provide the customer with a coach that hounds them, unscheduled, in a positive way–all with the mutual goal of preventing the customer from failing based on her own fear
  3. Create a business where you start ‘fear school.’ Entrepreneurs would attend a fear-based summer camp of sorts, where they are faced with the real-world challenges that prevent them from growing, tailored to the person, with different ‘camp activities’ like public speaking, negotiations, live interviews, closing the sale, cold-calling, and physical challenges mixed in, like water skiing and skydiving.
  4. Create a business where you connect people with each other in a new way. Perhaps you have a mutually-beneficial piece of software that can match people around the world with each other and trade favors, or work projects. If I need a book edited, it may pair me up with an editor that needs a cover designed and we agree to swap work and then review the results. Another version of the barter economy, but on a world-wide scale, with ratings and rankings so you don’t get taken advantage of, just because you do someone a favor
  5. Create a business where you start with an ethical position and build around it. Perhaps you want to build a business that only sells to people that ride bikes, or you choose a customer niche of people that live off the grid, or people that never eat carrots. Start with the position and build products around the ethic–never wavering on the stance. This is something that’s killing Etsy right now, allowing factory-made, ripoff goods into the craft space
  6. Create a business where you interview people about a very niche topic and then build a podcast about it. For example, you only interview people that own pizza shops, food carts, shoe stores, or they’re ski instructors. The niche should have a big enough pool of interviewees, but niche enough so you become THE ONE authoritative interview site on the topic
  7. Create a business where you help people get LESS busy. You are a consultant for over-producers that hate their lives. You go in watch the behavior, create a report and make recommendations and techniques on things the person should do to simplify her life so she can enjoy it more
  8. Create a business where you act as a consultant for indie authors, getting them into book promotion sites with your good connections, helping pair editors and cover designers with authors, even acting as a publisher if needed. All the author needs to do is write and you take a per-project fee or a sales-based fee somehow
  9. Create a business where you sell a single, niche product in a system-based approach so you can replicate the model to multiple sites once you have it figured out. Maybe you have a site that only sells socks, and you make it easy to share the images on social media etc. Kind of like how Etsy took of with the use of Pinterest, you can do that with socks, or belts, or ice cube trays. Set it up do you don’t have to carry the inventory so you’re not bogged down with SKUs that don’t sell and create overhead
  10. Create a business where you develop a freelancer social media platform, designed for all the people that work at home, so they don’t feel lonely, have people to promote each others’ work, and to push each other to do better. It can be really hard to stay motivated when you work alone–a mobile app, and other non-intrusive ways that don’t allow all the article sharing, but keep the support to a professional level… with the pro feel of Linked-in, but the neighborhood feel of Facebook…Maybe call it Neighborlance or something

231. 6-11-15

  1. You know what you’re capable of, so it’s time to do that from the start. There’s no more room for mediocre. Everything is too fast and there’s too much choice. Remarkable is the only thing that will be noticed
  2. You know what you’re capable of, so it’s time to stop placing blame on your circumstances and start taking ownership of everything in your control
  3. You know what you’re capable of, so do nothing less than ship art
  4. You know what you’re capable of, so it’s time to scare the hell out of yourself and do what’s necessary to live the life you want
  5. You know what you’re capable of, but no none will hand it to you. It’s easy to be an armchair referee, but if you’re not playing the game, there’s no prize at the end, only ‘should-haves’
  6. You know what you’re capable of. Never waste anyone’s time just to hear yourself talk. Ask questions only when you need help, otherwise become a better listener
  7. You know what you’re capable of, so don’t add to the noise. The answer is in between the notes. There’s rarely a blueprint
  8. You know what you’re capable of and don’t look for a magic checklist. When you do the work that matters most you will open doors that you could never dream of, be given opportunities that were never possible, and live the life beyond what you imagined
  9. You know what you’re capable of, so it’s time to stop believing in the myth of security and go out and do the work you were born to do
  10. You know what you’re capable of, so start today. If you don’t start today you never will. Someday never comes

232. 6-12-15

  1. Look harder. It’s the space between the notes and between the words that matters just as much (if not more than the words themselves)
  2. Look harder. If you believe in the work that matters most, you will find the solution in the daily work
  3. Look harder. If you ship art every day you’ll get better without trying. Trying stifles creativity. Trying is the opposite of what Yoda teaches. Trying is a cop-out. Sit down and do it
  4. Look harder. The answer is NOT where you look, but where you don’t
  5. Look harder. There is truth in the stillness and quiet amongst the noise
  6. Look harder. Learn a little more every day and your subconscious will find the answers when you least expect it
  7. Look harder. If you’re stuck and you feel down, as if there’s no way out, the act of DOING will help bring you up. Hoping and dreaming will make it worse
  8. Look harder. Change the lens. Open the curtains. Stop replaying your original movie. It’s time to rewrite the script and reboot your life
  9. Look harder. It’s not what you do that’s as important compared to HOW you do it
  10. Look harder. What you want to find is NOT what you’re looking for, but you’ll find the right thing in the process of chasing the wrong thing

233. 6-13-15

  1. Don’t sacrifice sleep to get more done. Your body and work will suffer
  2. Don’t sacrifice sleep to get more done. You won’t ship art.
  3. Don’t sacrifice sleep to get more done. You will be less-productive
  4. Don’t sacrifice sleep to get more done. It leads to obesity
  5. Don’t sacrifice sleep to get more done. It leads to memory loss
  6. Don’t sacrifice sleep to get more done. It leads to diabetes
  7. Don’t sacrifice sleep to get more done. It can help cause cancer
  8. Don’t sacrifice sleep to get more done. You’ll get less done
  9. Don’t sacrifice sleep to get more done. You won’t be able to absorb new knowledge
  10. Don’t sacrifice sleep to get more done. You won’t be able to come up with ideas

234. 6-14-15

  1. Never stop, because no one else will hold your hand to get it done
  2. Never stop, because your work is too important to let it go
  3. Never stop, because there is no where else you should be and nothing else you should be doing
  4. Never stop, because the hard parts are part of the story
  5. Never stop, because abundance is right around the corner
  6. Never stop, because this is your life at stake. You need to follow the work you were intended to do. Never quit unless you don’t have the ability to do the work
  7. Never stop, because you owe it to the people that you are meant to help
  8. Never stop, because if you don’t you may never know the abundance available to you
  9. Never stop, because you must do your work in order to grow
  10. Never stop, because it’s your time. There is no other time. If you wait you’ll never do it

235. 6-15-15

  1. Sell picks, shovels, and gold-mining tools. This is a metaphor for the people that were successful during the California gold rush. When everyone is trying to make a buck following the gold rush, the ones that sell picks and shovels will always have a customer
  2. Sell picks and shovels, because smart, systematic business owners will always outshine the people that chase dreams
  3. Sell picks and shovels, because there will always be some kind of gold rush where your customers need provisions
  4. Sell picks and shovels, because that’s how some of the most successful businesses are started. This is how Levi Strauss got his start.
  5. Sell picks and shovels, because it will prevent you from getting sucked into hysteria
  6. Sell picks and shovels, because this allows for an entire category of people to become your customers instead of you having to chase a fad like the rest of them (just think of Beanie Babies and how people thought they could be saved and used to send their kids to college as an investment and now they’re mostly worthless)
  7. Sell picks and shovels, because it allows you to be more flexible while maintaining your core business
  8. Sell picks and shovels, because it’s more predictable and less cyclical
  9. Sell picks and shovels, because it’s a guaranteed sale, not a pipe dream of a potential windfall (all based on the same gold rush)
  10. Sell picks and shovels, because you’re smarter than they are

236. 6-16-15

  1. Always record your ideas
  2. Always record your ideas, because you may get the idea only once in your life before it travels to someone that will use it… you want that person to be you
  3. Always record your ideas, so you have a toolbox of solutions when times get tough
  4. Always record your ideas, so you have proof of your work
  5. Always record your ideas, so you don’t duplicate your efforts
  6. Always record your ideas, you can package them later into a bigger answer. Just record them now and don’t worry if they make sense
  7. Always record your ideas. This is the best work of your subconscious. Don’t waste it
  8. Always record your ideas, because ideas like speed and you only get about three seconds to act on an idea before the momentum is gone
  9. Always record your ideas, because they are part of your legacy
  10. Always record your ideas, because recording your ideas will help you think of more ideas and create more abundance in your life

237. 6-17-15

  1. Read every day
  2. Read every day, because the evolution of your new ideas depends on it
  3. Read every day, because if you don’t you’ll slowly become dumber
  4. Read every day, because reading activates different parts of your brain than television does
  5. Read every day, because it allows you to live the lives of thousands of other people, curated, in one place
  6. Read every day, because it will help to add to your personal experiences and growth
  7. Read every day, because learning is life-long pursuit
  8. Read every day, because it allows you to escape and dream
  9. Read every day, because reading forces you to be present
  10. Read every day, because you can never have too much knowledge and wisdom. Wisdom makes you less-stressed and more open-minded to others

238. 6-18-15

  1. Ignore comments from trolls, because they are trying to start a fight to make themselves feel more in control and more important (when in reality they hate themselves)
  2. Ignore comments from trolls no matter how much you want to write something dumb back to them
  3. Ignore comments from trolls and it makes you the better person
  4. Ignore comments from trolls, because they are the one with the problem, not you
  5. Ignore the trolls, because they will shorten your life if you engage with them
  6. Ignore the trolls, because there’s nothing to win
  7. Ignore the trolls, because your time is better spent doing the next, great thing
  8. Ignore the trolls, because you have a whole lot of people that depend on and care about your work that matters most
  9. Ignore the trolls, because ignoring them REALLY bothers them and it’s funnier that way. It’s good to make them feel as if their opinion doesn’t count, because it doesn’t
  10. Ignore the trolls, because when you engage one, there will be more the crawl out of the woodwork to get their time in the spotlight

239. 6-19-15

  1. The best businesses are the ones that help other people get what they want first
  2. The best businesses are the ones that can be tacked to an existing, successful idea, not the ones that have to train the customer about a new category of product–training takes YEARS
  3. The best businesses are the ones that are matched with owners that are doing the work that matters most (the work they love, that matches what they are born to do)
  4. The best businesses are the ones that prove they live up their mission statements with each customer transaction
  5. The best businesses are nimble and know that they must ALWAYS be working on the next thing. To survive you must re-create and innovate on a consistent basis. Your customers want something new (that will help them) and that’s the reason they keep coming back, not because they care about how you’re doing, or what you ate for breakfast
  6. The best businesses understand that not every idea will be a success. It’s a numbers game. Put your ideas out into the world and see what sticks. Make more of what sticks and dump what doesn’t
  7. The best businesses fail fast and only fail ONCE per mistake. If you repeat the same mistake you’re a fool, not an entrepreneur
  8. The best businesses allow their ego to step to the side when a customer is criticizing your work constructively. One brave criticism means there are MANY people that feel the same way, but haven’t shared their opinions
  9. The best businesses operate with very little overhead (for life) and have very large profit margins
  10. The best businesses know that it’s much cheaper and more lucrative to sell to existing customers (by establishing a customer list) than it is to keep acquiring new ones. Your business model should be reflected accordingly

240. 6-20-15

  1. The best time to find yourself is NOW
  2. The second best time to find yourself is NOW
  3. Regret is the most-useless form of human emotion. It signifies that you weren’t brave enough to do something that you know could change your life. Stop allowing yourself to accept regretful moments. Jump in and be scared. It will be OK.
  4. In the process of finding yourself there will be changes to your life–some small, some drastic. You can’t find yourself and then go do the same things you’ve always done
  5. Baby steps may not be the best approach for most people. When you want to find yourself, sometimes it’s better to tear off the band-aid and jump in with both feet at once
  6. When you find yourself you get to do the work that matters most. When you do the work that matters most, you are no longer doing a job. Your work is part of who you are
  7. When you find yourself you grow and are now in the position to help others grow
  8. When you find yourself you allow yourself the chance to become the best person you were born to be
  9. You can find yourself with little more than your mind and a sheet of paper. You don’t have to travel. You don’t have to quit your job (yet). You don’t have to burn bridges (yet). You don’t have to buy anything fancy.
  10. Until you find yourself, you’ll never see the full potential inside you. There will always be questions. There will always be limits on your potential if you don’t match what you do with what you were born to do

241. 6-21-15

  1. Start multiple side-hustles at once. $500 from several sources per month is a great hedge against losing all your income from a single source
  2. When you start a side-hustle, be prepared to put in the time and effort needed to let it succeed. The barrier of entry is so low that only the most-remarkable will survive. On average it will take 1,000 days for a project to become successful
  3. When you start a side hustle, make sure it aligns with the work that matters most. Otherwise, you’ll get bored with the idea before it has a chance to mature
  4. When you start a side hustle, make sure that you have the time available to put in the work required. The beginning will take A LOT of energy to start the process going
  5. When you start a side hustle, think of one project at a time and sell one product at a time. Swiss Army Knife-style businesses don’t do well. Your customers want one, simple solution to their problem
  6. The best time to start a side-hustle is NOW
  7. Remember that you have 3-5 seconds to act on an idea (start jotting it down on paper at a minimum) before the idea disappears and goes to someone else. This could be your one idea that brings you the freedom you seek
  8. When you have a successful side-hustle it also raises the other areas of your life. You no longer have to worry about having something to fall back on. It will be a huge weight off your shoulders and it will give you new purpose at the same time. Even if you make an additional $10 per month, the feeling you get from that additional income, is priceless
  9. The best way to start a successful side-hustle is to model yourself after someone who is already doing what you want to do. This is your mentor
  10. The best side hustles are the ones you can operate 100% from your phone (once you get them started). Location-independence not only gives you an incredible lifestyle opportunity, but it also puts you in a position to give great customer service

242. 6-22-15

  1. Simplify by taking every piece of clothing you own and put it on the floor. Put back each piece of clothing, one by one, and only keep the items that give you joy when you touch them (The KonMari method)
  2. Simplify by discarding as much as you can and then discard some more until it hurts a little. Finally, discard a little more after that
  3. Simplify by not chasing every idea that comes to your mind. Pursue only those ideas that match your theme
  4. Simplify by reducing your burden in EVERY area of your life. Think of it as walking through your life with a giant trash bag, relentlessly throwing out everything that doesn’t add to your happiness
  5. Simplify, because if you don’t, daily accumulation will lead to your unhappiness
  6. Simplify and regroup. Look at the big picture of your life and remove everything that doesn’t fit into that theme. You only have so much time to be the best you can be. There’s no time for the extra stuff that doesn’t make you feel good
  7. Simplify and it will help clear your mind of unneeded clutter
  8. Simplify and you will be able to help others get what they want. A vase is useless unless it’s empty. You can’t help others until you have the free space by eliminating noise
  9. Simplify, because it feels great
  10. Simplify, because everyone else is too overwhelmed with noise to notice. When you see the world noise-free, you open yourself up to abundance. You must have less in order to have more

243. 6-23-15

  1. Write 10 ideas per day to change your life
  2. Write 10 ideas per day to increase your creativity
  3. Write 10 ideas per day to show the world that you can help others get what they want
  4. Write 10 ideas per day so that you can discover one or two that will change your life forever
  5. Write 10 ideas per day so that you can get through all your terrible ideas and uncover the ones where you need to take action
  6. Write 10 ideas per day, because no one else will do it for you
  7. Write 10 ideas per day, because the simple act of writing will allow you to solve problems easier in other areas of your life, at the critical moments when it’s necessary
  8. Write 10 ideas per day, because it’s a great way to help yourself up from rock-bottom. It doesn’t cost anything beyond a piece of paper and a pen
  9. Write 10 ideas per day and give yourself the opportunity to thrive like never before
  10. Write 10 ideas per day and you will never limit your potential again

244. 6-24-15

  1. Create a small business that turns something common into ‘artisinal.’ There is a guy out there that has an artisinal pencil sharpening business, where you mail him your unsharpened pencils, he sharpens them while sitting on his couch and then mails them back to you.
  2. Create a small business that’s a remarkable way for doing something mundane, such as a custom-scented floor mopping company
  3. Create a small business where you use old technology to accomplish something contemporary. Use a dowsing rod to find the best location to plant organic food on modern farms, using less water for irrigation… or something like that
  4. Create a small business what you use technology to accomplish something from the past that was once mechanical. For example, you could use GPS data to monitor tree growth in forests for paper companies, or Christmas tree farms
  5. Create a small business that turns something previously non-wearable into something wearable. For example, you could start a business where you invent a wearable bicycle. All the user needs to do is fold out the wheels and lie down on her stomach
  6. Create a small business where you research niche, historical trends for companies. For example, you could figure out a pattern to the most successful toys in the past 200 years, develop a basic trend and then sell this report for top-dollar to the biggest toy makers in the world (or to up and coming toy makers that want to compete with the big guys)
  7. Create a small business where you take the best of what’s old and combine it with the best of what’s new. For example, combine a ballpoint pen with a cloud storage site, using a wifi connection–instantly uploading anything you write to the cloud
  8. Create a small business where you combine uploaded photos from your customers with face-scanning technology that automatically sends the photos to the account of the people in the pictures. No more “can you send me that picture when you get a chance?”
  9. Create a small business where you combine the analog feel of a book with the digital reading experience–page turning, the smell of a book, physical book marks, even a flexible cover with depth
  10. Create a small business where you develop a food truck that doesn’t serve a certain meal, but serves a certain eating lifestyle. For example, the paleo truck, or the low-glycemic truck. The customer will know that everything on the truck will be a good choice for her lifestyle

245. 6-25-15

  1. If you want to find happiness you won’t find it by buying more stuff
  2. If you want to find happiness you won’t find it by being selfish all the time
  3. If you want to find happiness you won’t find it by doing work that you dread
  4. If you want to find happiness you won’t find it by taking advantage of others
  5. If you want to find happiness you won’t find it by shipping less than art
  6. If you want to find happiness you won’t find it by sitting around and wishing
  7. If you want to find happiness you have to do the work that matters most by helping other people get what they want first
  8. If you want to find happiness you have to keep moving. Our minds are designed to work best when the body is in motion
  9. If you want to find happiness you have to do something that scares you every day. This is how you grow
  10. If you want to find happiness you must reduce your burden

246. 6-26-15

  1. Start your reboot NOW. The two highest chances of you dying are the day you’re born and the day you retire. People get to the end of their lives after slowly killing themselves in a cubicle for 40 years and their bodies finally give up when they get a moment to relax
  2. Start your reboot NOW. This is your life. You’re not a number, you’re a person. You have the ability to do the work that matters most, but no one will hand it to you.
  3. Start your reboot NOW. There’s no such thing as too late. People are living longer than ever, which give you a longer time to reinvent yourself. 50 is the new 30.
  4. Start your reboot NOW. When you do the work that matters most, the money will come so much faster than when you do work that slowly kills you
  5. Start your reboot NOW. You have so much opportunity lying in front of you, but you have to embrace the fear and grab it. You don’t have to put yourself in a dangerous position, but if you start the process and do a little every day, you can keep your day job and reboot yourself simultaneously
  6. Start your reboot NOW. A 1% improvement each day will completely change your life in a year from now. Baby steps and not giant leaps
  7. Start your reboot NOW. You get about five seconds to act on your ideas or they go to someone else. If you don’t act and start working on your reboot, the person next to you will. How will that feel?
  8. Start your reboot NOW. You will feel incredible the moment you put pen to paper and flesh out your plan
  9. Start your reboot NOW. Your reboot may save your life
  10. Start your reboot NOW. Your reboot will improve the lives of the people around you, because you’ll become a much better person

247. 6-27-15

  1. Wake up early, because anything can happen to you during the day, so you should start it right
  2. Wake up early and work on personal growth first
  3. Wake up early and get your body moving
  4. Wake up early and show gratitude
  5. Wake up early and jump start your metabolism
  6. Wake up early and thrive by doing the work that matters most for the people you are meant to serve
  7. Wake up early and greet the day with passion
  8. Wake up early and give the day a purpose instead of allowing the day to dictate your life
  9. Wake up early and stop rushing through your life
  10. Wake up early and do that ONE thing you need to do in order to become the person you want to become

248. 6-28-15

  1. When you start a business, you must think about the different channels it can make money. the more streams of income, the more life-proof your business will be
  2. When you start a business, design it for profit from the start, but don’t worry about making money right away. Worry about doing the work that matters most and making sure you’re shipping art. If you design the business correctly and do the work correctly, the money will take care of itself
  3. When you start a business, think of the end first. How do you want to spend you typical day? What are you meant to do and what do you HATE doing?
  4. When you start a business, do more and be MORE extraordinary than everyone else in your niche. You don’t have to be better, but you must me the most-extraordinary
  5. When you start a business, allow yourself time every week to market your service. Even if you’re busy, you have to tell new prospects that you are here to help them
  6. When you start a business you have to earn your stripes. No one is going to do the work for you. There are no excises that make a lack of work OK, and if you don’t ship art every day, someone else will and they will take your customers with them
  7. When you start a business, build a list from day one, even before you have a product finalized
  8. When you start a business, get suggestions from your customers, but don’t let them influence every aspect of your business. They are coming to you for answers. You can involve them in little decisions, but the big ones are your responsibility. Coke is not asking its customers to come back in the kitchen and stir up the next batch
  9. When you start a business, give a ‘factory tour.’ This can be a small movie on the development of your business, a written story of how you became who you are, or anything else that allows the customer to feel a connection to your product. We don’t buy products to accumulate stuff. We buy things to make ourselves feel better. When there’s a connection to the founder/business/product through a factory tour, you’re more-likely to get repeat business
  10. When you start a business be vulnerable and share your trials and tribulations with your customers, as part of your story. Struggle is a great story. Don’t invent a struggle that was never there, but share the parts where you didn’t get it right the first time. No one wants to hear that everything is great and magically you created the perfect product. We believe struggle, not ‘perfect’

249. 6-29-15

  1. Be extraordinary by NOT doing the ordinary
  2. Be extraordinary by waking up early
  3. Be extraordinary by scaring yourself a little each morning, and then using that fear to do the most important thing you can do that day to move towards your work that matters most
  4. Be extraordinary by journaling. Write every day for a few minutes and log your progress, gratitude, and the things you can do better
  5. Be extraordinary by making sure that you
  6. Be extraordinary by developing an extraordinary product or service. Never be a copycat. You only have to improve something by 10% to make it extraordinary. You don’t have to start from nothing
  7. Be extraordinary by telling yourself a new story and stop believing the story you told yourself to get to where you are now
  8. Be extraordinary by taking time for yourself every day. Take time to reflect and work on personal development
  9. Be extraordinary by acting extraordinary. Mediocre people act mediocre
  10. Be extraordinary by surrounding yourself with extraordinary people

250. 6-30-15

  1. Develop a business that keeps track of the historical data for an organization. If an employee leaves she takes that knowledge with her. Create a mobile app to capture that knowledge before the person leaves her position
  2. Develop a business that eliminates rework, pulling data from multiple industries in a cloud-based platform, where experts can add to different threads, a mix between a forum and Wikipedia for solving a single project
  3. Develop a business that teaches people trapped in cubicles how to be brave and do the work that matters most
  4. Develop a business where a company will hire you to take their employee away on a vacation boot camp to reinvigorate them and get them excited about their work again
  5. Develop a business that shows people how to understand who they are. Therapy in a software model, with more privacy and games to enhance the person you already are
  6. Develop a business that focuses on bringing teams to an optimal level, kind of like the show Undercover Boss, where your company would be hired to be a pretend employee and integrate into the group, providing reports, and eventually revealing that you’re there to make their lives better
  7. Develop a business that consults with small business owners and shows them how to grow their businesses without advertising
  8. Develop a business that teaches children how to start a small business they can handle, create financial reports, canvas marketing, and other topics, for kids from 7-12. Under adult supervision the will learn the basics of a skill they can use forever
  9. Develop a business that coaches people on writing, keeps track o their projects and acts as an adviser to hold people accountable for the work they wish to write about
  10. Develop a business that sells green drink powder to fast food chains, allowing McDonalds and other huge players to get into the green drink space without worrying about carrying fresh, exotic vegetables

251. 7-1-15

  1. The playing field for labor will be completely level in 25 years
  2. That level playing field will require remarkability to be more important than ever before
  3. High-paying jobs will be a story of the past
  4. To earn more money you will have to work for yourself. It will be the only way
  5. Those that choose not to make the leap will be treated as numbers, because there will be so many people competing for low-level jobs
  6. High level jobs will be cutthroat as well, and the hours required to work in those jobs, as well as the low level of global pay, will make this lifestyle quickly unbearable
  7. There will always be room for large corporations, but these companies will be more automated than ever before, with most of the wealth in the hands of the few
  8. Those that do the best will be the ones that dig deep and niche themselves, rebooting their lives and doing the work that matters most
  9. Those that are left will need to travel hundreds (if not thousands of miles) for work, because they will be competing on a global scale for the same pay rates
  10. Those that choose to reboot will win and live prosperous lives wherever they wish

252. 7-2-15

  1. Create a business that combines a very old technology with a very new technology (paperclip with an app)
  2. Create a business that combines something you wear with something you can eat
  3. Create a business that combines travel with exercise
  4. Create a business that combines reading with an adventure
  5. Create a business that combines a hands-on trade with a theoretical trade (carpentry with astrophysics)
  6. Create a business that combines something people really hate doing (laundry) with something they love doing (a laundry pub)
  7. Create a business that combines classical music with learning
  8. Create a business that combines chess (or another strategy game) with a physical sport
  9. Create a business that combines a business incubator environment with the premise of open-source software
  10. Create a business that combines job searching with freelancing (such as a freelancer that acts as a head-hunter for individuals)

253. 7-3-15

  1. Start a business that helps people grow their customer lists
  2. Start a business that pairs people that need a niche service with people that perform the niche service (you only help people that are looking for swimming pool maintenance)
  3. Start a niche business that helps authors get their new books in front of millions of prospects, like a dating app for books. It’s up to the author to make a great impression and generate sales, but the service will put up the book for a day
  4. Start a consulting business to help people reboot their lives, like a career counselor on steroids
  5. Start a lifestyle business where you are only a buyer’s agent in real estate. You don’t list a single house. You perform a custom match-making service with the people that want specific things, and you only show then a few homes that meet those criteria
  6. Start a business that allows people to buy shares in residential real estate. The homes are bought with a pool of money and flipped. The investors get a percentage of the profit based upon the amount they have in the pool
  7. Start a business that offers last-minute event tickets at a discount, on the day of the show, for people that want to get rid of them, matched with people that want to buy them. The tickets are held in arbitrage, so there’s no scamming, but the person selling can set the price
  8. Start a business that helps people find unconventional housing only (tiny houses, farm living, co-ops etc)
  9. Start a business that helps people trade cars with each other. The business will take the payments for the cars and you get to trade your car, like a timeshare.For people that don’t drive a lot of miles, love the concept of leasing, but want a new car frequently, like a new pair of shoes. You pay a monthly payment into the system, but you get to have a new car as often as you want. You never actually own it, just payments for a certain level of car… like long-term renting
  10. Start a business that allows you to swap physical books with people that still enjoy paper reading, like Netflix for books. You borrow a book for a monthly fee and send it back when you’re done reading it

254. 7-4-15

  1. Build your customer list first. Always have something to invite people to and offer it for free
  2. Build your customer list first before you have a product
  3. Build your customer list by getting interviewed for a podcast and offer a special gift to listeners
  4. Build your customer list first, but never take their attention for granted
  5. Build your customer list first, because you won’t make a sale, even with a great product and zero customers
  6. Build your customer list first, because it’s easier to scale up with a large list of people that love your work
  7. Build your customer list first. This will allow you survey and test ideas with the people that matter most. You can’t just build it, because THEY won’t come
  8. Build your customer list first, because it makes better business sense than trying to guess. You can almost guarantee a successful product with a large-enough list. It’s the difference between a ripple and a tsunami
  9. Build your customer list first, because there is almost no other way to build a successful business quickly
  10. Build your customer list first, so that you own your platform

255. 7-5-15

  1. Develop a habit to invest in your reboot first by getting up early
  2. Develop a habit to do the work that matters most by ensuring that you get your most important tasks done before you go to bed
  3. Develop a habit to build your list
  4. Develop a habit to stay moving. It will help you with your problem-solving
  5. Develop a habit to get better every day
  6. Develop a habit to contact one new prospect every day (10 is even better)
  7. Develop a habit to respond to every prospect email quickly (unless you don’t need to)
  8. Develop a habit to stop drinking your calories
  9. Develop a habit to engage with the people whom matter most
  10. Develop a habit to remove more and live on less, choosing experiences over things

256. 7-6-15

  1. Avoid creating a commodity at all costs
  2. Create high-priced products with even higher values, so that your customers feel as if they are stealing from you
  3. Create packages of products so that your customers can purchase pre-selected bundles that fit their tastes. A la carte doesn’t work
  4. Create products that are remarkable, not copycats.
  5. Create renditions of products that are already successful. Dyson made a better vacuum, not a teleporting device
  6. Create products that fit with the way you are wired. Your enthusiasm will show through
  7. Create content that’s vulnerable and honest. There’s no more room for anything else
  8. Create an environment where your customers feel at-home speaking with you
  9. Create a product that takes a stand. You want to have a group of people that feel strongly about your work, even if that creates other people that don’t like you
  10. Create a business model where you choose exclusivity or the everyday Joe, from the beginning of the business. It’s very hard to be exclusive after you pick everyone and it’s hard to pick everyone after you were exclusive

257. 7-7-15

  1. Write a book about how to build a list without a product
  2. Write a book about how to throw away all your belongings and live on nothing but experiences
  3. Write a book about the importance of getting started
  4. Write a book about the importance of movement every day
  5. Write a book about the lies you tell yourself to avoid doing the work you should
  6. Write a book about how to re-connect with lost friends and why it’s so important
  7. Write a book about why you should never have regret
  8. Write a book about how to live in an environment that’s tailored to your happiness
  9. Write a book about how to create a formula for non-fiction
  10. Write a book about the best, natural, healthy ways to make yourself feel better during times of tragedy or adversity

258. 7-8-15

  1. Help others first, because it’s the right thing to do
  2. Help others first, because you’re building an army of goodwill that someday you may need to call upon
  3. Help others first, because it’s never too late to reboot your life and do the work that matters most by helping other people get what they want
  4. Help others first, because these people will eventually become your biggest fans
  5. Help others first, because this is the contemporary way to thrive. The days of “me, me me” are long over
  6. Help others first, because it’s one of the best ways to bring joy into your life
  7. Help others first, because there’s little you can do without the help of others
  8. Help others first, because this is the best way to find out what people want, and for ways you can solve their problems that no one else can
  9. Help others first, because then you will be there first. You are first in their mind for recommending your work to others. This isn’t the reason to help others EVER, but it’s a nice side-benefit
  10. Help others first, because you will need their help during your darkest days. If you have no one on your list the dark days will be a whole lot darker

259. 7-9-15

  1. Say yes more often if it will help someone else and it won’t put too much of a burden on you
  2. Say yes more often because it will open you up to new opportunities
  3. Say yes more often, because yes is a better word than no
  4. Say yes more often so you face your fears
  5. Say yes more often so you build strong relationships with others
  6. Say yes more often so you build a reputation as someone people can count on, eventually you will be able to count on others
  7. Say yes more often to open new doors
  8. Say yes more often to discover new ideas
  9. Say yes more often to grow instead of shrink
  10. Say yes more often so others will say yes to you in return

260. 7-10-15

  1. Practice being present by really listening and not just waiting for your turn to talk
  2. Practice being present by going for a walk without your phone
  3. Practice being present by having a great conversation with someone you care about
  4. Practice being present by observing one living thing for five minutes
  5. Practice being present by turning off your internal ‘judgement generator’ as you observe people in public
  6. Practice being present by meditating a little every day
  7. Practice being present by focusing on one image as you fall asleep
  8. Practice being present by driving in silence and observing everything around you as you move
  9. Practice being present by watching a child play
  10. Practice being present by writing every day

261. 7-11-15

  1. Never waiver on what matters most
  2. Never waiver on your ethics and morals
  3. Never waiver on quality
  4. Never waiver on putting the customer before the quick buck
  5. Never waiver on operating your business lean and mean as long as you can
  6. Never waiver on the endgame
  7. Never waiver on learning something new every day
  8. Never waiver on daily exercise
  9. Never waiver on doing what’s right, not just what’s easy
  10. Never waiver on you

262. 7-12-15

  1. Develop a list-building service for authors
  2. Develop a list-building service for chiropractors
  3. Develop a list-building service for app builders
  4. Develop a list-building service for consultants
  5. Develop a list-building service for crafters
  6. Develop a list-building service for collectors
  7. Develop a list-building service for mechanics
  8. Develop a list-building service for nanny’s
  9. Develop a list-building service for MLM distributors
  10. Develop a list-building service for realtors

263. 7-13-15

  1. Never let your audience forget about you
  2. Never let your audience forget about you by developing a list
  3. Never let your audience forget about you by developing new products or services frequently
  4. Never let your audience forget about you by telling memorable stories
  5. Never let your audience forget about you by being remarkable
  6. Never let your audience forget about you by keeping the conversation going frequently
  7. Never let your audience forget about you by asking for their feedback
  8. Never let your audience forget about you be asking them to make a purchase
  9. Never let your audience forget about you by asking for their story
  10. Never let your audience forget about you by showing them how your work will solve their problem

264. 7-14-15

  1. Develop your voice by taking a stand
  2. Develop your voice by staying consistent
  3. Develop your voice by reading a lot
  4. Develop your voice by learning from past mistakes and NOT repeating them
  5. Develop your voice by envisioning a better life and exactly what that life will look like. Speak to that life, not the life you want to change
  6. Develop your voice by avoiding trying to please everyone all the time. You will please no one
  7. Develop your voice by giving yourself permission to grow
  8. Develop your voice by testing new ideas and seeing how your audience reacts to them. Learn from these tests
  9. Develop your voice by playing
  10. Develop your voice by learning from what works for others, but not directly copying. This must be YOUR voice, not an incredible impersonator

265. 7-15-15

  1. Do your work for 1,000 days so you stick with your project long enough to give it wings
  2. Do your work for 1,000 days so your project has time to grow and thrive
  3. Do your work for 1,000 days so you have enough effort in it to decide if your should quit or keep going
  4. Do your work for 1,000 days, because most people won’t
  5. Do your work for 1,000 days, because it takes time to get recognized for your work that matters most
  6. Do your work for 1,000 days, because no one else will do it for you
  7. Do your work for 1,000 days, because that’s how long it takes to test a successful idea
  8. Do your work for 1,000 days, because if you can make it that far you win
  9. Do your work for 1,000 days, because this is your work that matters most
  10. Do your work for 1,000 days, because your idea needs a chance to grow before you squash it prematurely

266. 7-16-15

  1. Operate your business with integrity, because you will stand out from those that don’t
  2. Operate your business with integrity by being vulnerable in your communication with your customers
  3. Operate your business with integrity by only shipping art that does exactly what you say it does
  4. Operate your business with integrity by expecting integrity from those you do business with, and making that clear in your communication with clients
  5. Operate your business with integrity, because it’s a lost art
  6. Operate your business with integrity, because in the end, all we have is our word and our actions
  7. Operate your business with integrity, because your customers will feel it when you deliver your work
  8. Operate your business with integrity, because one of the reasons we buy the products we buy, it due to the stories and the values that the products stand for. How amazing would it be to only have a list of customers that valued integrity?
  9. Operate your business with integrity, so you can sleep like a baby every night
  10. Operate your business with integrity, because it’s the right thing to do

267. 7-17-15

  1. If you want to be happier, spend more time with a child
  2. If you want to be happier, spend more time trying to understand others instead of judging them
  3. If you want to be happier, take a moment for yourself every day and breathe
  4. If you want to be happier, allow more things to be ‘small’ things and then ignore the small things
  5. If you want to be happier, do the work that matters most
  6. If you want to be happier, don’t let the opinions of trolls effect you in any way
  7. If you want to be happier, help other people get what they want
  8. If you want to be happier, do something anonymous that helps someone else
  9. If you want to be happier, practice being present. When you time-travel by day dreaming you add regret, stress, jealousy, and other emotions. You can’t predict tomorrow. Appreciate today
  10. If you want to be happier, be more tolerant of differences–differences in people, business models, behaviors, dress, relationships, music, culture. everything. It’s all a difference. Your baggage does not mean there’s only one, right way. If you dump your baggage more often, not only do you have less to carry, but you will be more open and allow others to live their lives

268. 7-18-15

  1. Start a one person business
  2. Start a one person business. You are 100% responsible. It’s very liberating
  3. Start a one person business. It will be terrifying, but you have complete control on the scale of your enterprise
  4. Start a one person business. You don’t have to worry about shareholder pressure, employee problems, or excessive overhead
  5. Start a one person business. You can take a day off or work any hours you wish
  6. Start a one person business. You will finally be paid in direct proportion to the value you bring to the table
  7. Start a one person business. You don’t have to do all the work, but you are in the driver’s seat for everything. You will be more nimble than the others guys.
  8. Start a one person business. You can live anywhere and everywhere.
  9. Start a one person business. It will be so gratifying to tell others about it
  10. Start a one person business. Your happiness deserves it. This is the work that matters most.

269. 7-19-15

  1. Start a business writing emails for small business
  2. Start a business writing non-fiction e-books
  3. Start a business writing articles for large news sites
  4. Start a business writing guest posts to get traffic for small businesses
  5. Start a business writing sales letters and other copywriting material for small business owners
  6. Start a business writing grant proposals for non profits
  7. Start a business writing social media posts for small business owners
  8. Start a business writing comments to online ratings sites for small businesses
  9. Start a business writing reviews for books and consumers products
  10. Start a business writing articles and opinion pieces about niche topics

270. 7-20-15

  1. As soon as you realize the secret of finding the work that matters most, your world will look and feel different every day–as if you know a secret that no one else knows
  2. As soon as you realize the secret of finding the work that matters most, you will be truly happy
  3. As soon as you realize the secret of finding the work that matters most, your abilities will be in perfect sync with what you do
  4. As soon as you realize the secret of finding the work that matters most, you will be opened up to a world of abundance instead of a world full of limits
  5. As soon as you realize the secret of finding the work that matters most, you will be proud once again
  6. As soon as you realize the secret of finding the work that matters most you will give off a light that cannot be ignored by others
  7. As soon as you realize the secret of finding the work that matters most you will be in a position of remarkability and greatness
  8. As soon as you realize the secret of finding the work that matters most, you will understand the limitless potential of your greatness
  9. As soon as you realize the secret of finding the work that matters most, your character will match your work
  10. As soon as you realize the secret of finding the work that matters most, you will no longer suffer doing work that you hate, for a company that doesn’t value you as much as it should, and for a boss that can no longer tell you what to do or that your services are no longer needed

271. 7-21-15

  1. Expand your network by sending someone 10 ideas on how they can make their business better. Send a new list of 10 ideas to someone else each day
  2. Expand your network by reaching out to someone you admire and thank them for their work, sharing with them how their work has helped you. Do not give them any tasks to do. There is nothing self-serving about this interaction
  3. Expand your network by offering your services to someone for free, with no strings attached
  4. Expand your network by asking your audience if they need help with something. Give the open invitation for them to share their frustrations with you and to use you as a sounding board to create new solutions to help them
  5. Expand your network by interviewing people that you respect. Everyone loves to be interviewed. This is a quick way to get in front of celebrities that may not otherwise give you the time of day. If you appeal to the self-interest of the person you want to talk to, you have a much better chance at getting through
  6. Expand your network by staying in regular contact with people. Relationships take a reasonable amount of marketing to maintain them. Everyone is busy and people will forget about you if you don’t take a proactive approach to say that you’re still here and that you have a lot to offer in the relationship
  7. Expand your network by connecting two other people together that would not otherwise meet. Use your extended network to help other people in your network benefit each other. If you get good at this you will be known as a super-connector.
  8. Expand your network by working as a clipping service for the people in your group. Send valuable email articles and newspaper articles that feature the businesses in your group. If you catch something important that may be of interest to someone in your network, pass it along with a simple note that says “I thought you might be interested in this since you…” Don’t ask the person to do anything. Just send the article. Don’t spam people. Keep track of how often you correspond with each member. Perhaps use CRM software to do this.
  9. Expand your network by giving your network every opportunity to connect with you (and then respond quickly). Don’t act unreachable. Help others first and the rewards will come back tenfold.
  10. Expand your network by asking for help when you really need it. Call in favors sparingly. Asking for help is a great way to get your network to rally around a single cause. If you’re always the one helping, a rare ‘ask’ will be almost immediately answered.

272. 7-22-15

  1. Use your fulcrum to leverage a good idea into a remarkable business
  2. Use your fulcrum to take the work that matters most and set it in the laps of the people you were meant to serve
  3. Use your fulcrum, because leverage isn’t cheating. Leverage is the only way to grow intelligently. Everyone has leverage, you just have to discover your own
  4. Use your fulcrum, because grinding it out will leave you in the same place next year as you are in today
  5. Use your fulcrum, because you can’t be good at everything, so it’s important to be most-powerful at some things. We get that power through leverage
  6. Use your fulcrum and a new world will unfold around you, as if you hold a secret no one else knows
  7. Use your fulcrum and you’ll get more done in less time
  8. Use your fulcrum and you will have the things you want, so you can appreciate the things you need
  9. Use your fulcrum. It’s your job to help as many people as possible with your work that matters most. You do your audience a disservice if you cannot get your work to them. Your fulcrum is that leveraged delivery system you need
  10. Use your fulcrum or the smarter guy down the street will do it before you

273. 7-23-15

  1. Challenge your filter, because you may be limiting your potential
  2. Challenge your filter, because you have a small business inside you, just waiting to come out
  3. Challenge your filter, because what was once safe is now not, and what once wasn’t is now safer
  4. Challenge your filter, because only the remarkable make it through the static
  5. Challenge your filter, because you don’t have all the answers
  6. Challenge your filter, because what you once believed to be the boundaries of reality are long-moved or broken. The world is in constant flux and those that allow more in, will have the ability to produce better out
  7. Challenge your filter, because you weren’t always told the truth. What you once believed may be nothing more than a folktale
  8. Challenge your filter, because there’s a life of abundance beyond it
  9. Challenge your filter. If you feel scared, you’re getting close. If you’re sweating, you’re closer. Once you’re shaking, you’re just outside the door
  10. Challenge your filter. If you don’t, everything will pass you by and you will be left wondering “what if?”

274. 7-24-15

  1. Create the next Amazon for people. Develop a site where business owners can shop for workers with different skills, willing to part with their time in small and large increments, for different rates
  2. Create the next Amazon for ideas. Develop a platform where people can buy other people’s great ideas without having to come up with their own
  3. Create the next Amazon for ordering food online
  4. Create the next Amazon for ordering furniture
  5. Create the next Amazon for dating
  6. Create the next Amazon for service work (plumbers, lawyers, landscapers)
  7. Create the next Amazon for car buying
  8. Create the next Amazon for buying businesses
  9. Create the next Amazon for online courses pulled from many different sites
  10. Create the next Amazon for entrepreneurs that want to meet other entrepreneurs–for funding, masterminds, partnerships, services, and lead-swapping

275. 7-25-15

  1. Push yourself to do more.
  2. Push yourself to do more, because no one else will
  3. Push yourself to do more, not just more busy work, but work that challenges you, so you can eventually do the work that matters most
  4. Push yourself to do more, because it’s in the push that we discover the best parts that we’re made of
  5. Push yourself to do more. Doing more can also mean reduction, lessening your burden, and simplifying your life down to the things that are most-important.
  6. Push yourself to do more. Mediocre is for the mediocre. If you want to have a mediocre life you have to do the same work as everyone else. If you want extraordinary you have to decide to be extraordinary
  7. Push yourself to do more and you will become a remarkable person. Most people get very little done in a day. When you life your day with purpose–each day–you can get more done by 9 AM than most people do all day (even all week for some)
  8. Push yourself to do more and you will accelerate your calendar. What takes a few years for some will take a few weeks or months for you
  9. Push yourself to do more and you become a do-er, not just a dreamer. Dreams feel great, but they don’t get you anywhere. You have to do the work to get the results
  10. Push yourself to do more. We are built to appreciate struggle and adversity. We are built to feel great after working hard and to accept more than mediocrity. We are wired to look for uncertainty. When you do more you face challenges. This is part of making yourself an incredible human

276. 7-26-15

  1. Every action has a weighted consequence, some are positive some are negative. Some consequences create personal growth while others create personal trouble.
  2. Every action has a weighted consequence. Many times, the paralysis of action (persistent inaction) will lead to worse consequences than taking a leap forward
  3. Every action has a weighted consequence. If you don’t think about your plan carefully and just leap blindly ahead, you can set also set yourself back years. Sometimes what seems like a waste of time, requires slowing down and doing nothing in order to do the right thing. This a very different than inaction, although from the outside they both look the same.
  4. Every action has a weighted consequence. The long game is generally more important than the short gain.
  5. Every action has a weighted consequence, but that doesn’t mean you should avoid fear. We are wired to respond to fear much more acutely than pleasure. Listen to your fear and take calculated risks that scare the hell out of you
  6. Every action has a weighted consequence. The trick is to avoid the risks with which the downside is more astronomical than the upside
  7. Every action has a weighted consequence. Allowing yourself to be trapped, doing work that you hate, holds just as many consequences as taking a chance and doing the work the matters most–probably more, in fact
  8. Every action has a weighted consequence. Nothing happens on its own. If you don’t know your numbers and you don’t understand the size of your potential audience, your business idea can go from perfect to zero in a very short time. Always plan for the almost-worst case scenario. You probably won’t die. That’s the worst. However, don’t ever assume that if you build it they will come, because they won’t
  9. Every action has a weighted consequence. It’s time to build the life you deserve, but please tread carefully, because you don’t always get a do-over with every decision
  10. Every action has a weighted consequence. Live between the two extremes of jumping off all bridges without looking and the complete fear of any action. Neither is a way to live. Take risks, but never repeat a mistake that’s in your control

277. 7-27-15

  1. Create residual income by becoming an AirBnB broker. Find people with rooms they don’t mind renting.  You do all the legwork and listing for them. You take a percentage of each booking from the owner
  2. Create residual income from author’s royalties. Develop a publisher’s model where you keep writing new content on a regular basis and building up your business
  3. Create residual income by investing in vacant land and renting it or selling it to others on land contract. You don’t have to worry about liability or property damage very much with vacant land
  4. Create residual income by investing in Municipal bonds. These are tax-free bonds offered by cities. They produce lower, but fairly safe rates of return versus the stock market
  5. Create residual income by investing in REITS (real estate investment trusts). These are like mutual funds that own large pieces of real estate, like shopping malls, hotels, and hospitals. The provide a steady stream of residual income because they must return much of the profit to shareholders
  6. Create residual income by doing the work that matters most and developing a your own business that continues to sell after you perform the work once (subscribers etc.)
  7. Create residual income by developing a SAS (software as a service) product
  8. Create residual income by creating an online course on one of the many platforms. When you’re done with the first course create many more
  9. Create residual income by looking for arbitrage opportunities (where the market is temporarily offing something for much less than what it’s worth) and re-selling them somewhere else, such as Amazon
  10. Create residual income by generating AD revenue from your excellent content (podcast, Youtube, or website)

278. 7-28-15

  1. Develop a consulting business that critiques small business websites and offers them 10 suggestions to increase their sales if they fix them. You then offer to fix each item.
  2. Develop a consulting business that fixes PR problems for small businesses, kind of like a DC lobbyist, using any tool you can to help control the situation and not tarnish your client’s name
  3. Develop a consulting business where you fix customer problems for small businesses. Complaints and bad relationships are vetted through your company, you speak with the customer and try to come to positive resolution between the two parties, that won’t cost too much money
  4. Develop a consulting business where you help small business owners modernize and create a contemporary environment that will entice customers
  5. Develop a consulting business where you help people change their personal look. You will be a professional stylist. Develop contacts in stores, get discounts for your clients, and create a systematic approach to helping people feel better about the way they look. Create three packages in progressive levels of service
  6. Develop a consulting business where you help entrepreneurs run hypothetical models to determine if they are taking the best course of action. or launching the best product
  7. Develop a consulting business where you help small business owners convert their old website to the WordPress platform
  8. Develop a consulting business that helps small business owners develop an entire media package (audio, video, print) that promotes their business in a unified way
  9. Develop a consulting business that helps designers and inventors get matched with factories that can produce their product, as well as a distribution system. Take a percentage of sales
  10. Develop a consulting business that you can operate from anywhere in the world. If you think globally, but even if you remain locally, it will open up your life to more possibilities

279. 7-29-15

  1. Develop a business that helps people be healthy by forcing them to play a game to get a reward. There are apps now that make you walk to earn the next chapter of a book. The entire book requires walking 500 miles to complete
  2. Develop a business that helps people create new habits
  3. Develop a business that helps people find the work that matters most through consultation, videos, and coursework
  4. Develop a business that helps people enhance their public persona, not illegally or immorally. More like a stylist for people that need help with their social image
  5. Develop a business that helps people develop a personal brand for their freelance business
  6. Develop a business that helps people reconnect with family members where there is a falling out–a mediator service for family
  7. Develop a business that helps people get more sleep, by taking inventory and observing their daily life and behaviors
  8. Develop a business that helps people reboot their lives through a series of questionnaires and private counseling sessions–a way to start over and do work they love
  9. Develop a business that helps people be more assertive and confident, like a boot camp–virtual or in-person. Different levels of membership
  10. Develop a business that helps people find unique vacations that are off-the-beaten-path, putting packages together that no one would think to build on their own through a big-box travel site

280. 7-30-15

  1. Before you make a decision that could change your life, breathe
  2. Before you change directions, taking a path that makes you uneasy, breathe
  3. Before you hit the ‘send’ button, breathe
  4. Before you raise your voice or fire off words that hurt, breathe
  5. Before you make the right decision, breathe
  6. Before you make the wrong decision, breathe
  7. Before you do something you don’t want to do, breathe
  8. Before you let yourself fall off the wagon, breathe
  9. Before you give up, breathe
  10. Before you win, breathe

281. 7-31-15

  1. Ensure your remarkability by continuing to learn something new every day. Never stop reading and digesting content
  2. Ensure your remarkability by accepting that you cannot do everything. You cannot do MOST things. You should only do the work that matters most
  3. Ensure your remarkability by developing a mini monopoly in your niche. You are the only one that has this solution to your customer’s problem. The decision for the customer is binary. There is no more shopping around
  4. Ensure your remarkability by shipping art every day. No exceptions
  5. Ensure your remarkability by marketing your work relentlessly. Everywhere your prospect turns, your work should be a choice as her solution
  6. Ensure your remarkability by delivering your message so succinctly that anyone can see how simple your solution is from miles away. Allow your work to speak for itself so you have to do very little selling
  7. Ensure your remarkability by focusing on the work instead of the competition–the novel instead of the “me too!”
  8. Ensure your remarkability by shutting out the noise and following your theme. Decide on your non-negotiables and make sure they stay as such
  9. Ensure your remarkability by adding more value than your customers expect. Make each buyer feel as though she is stealing from you
  10. Ensure your remarkabilty by exposing the non-remarkable–not in a vindictive way. Just prove how your solution is the best choice in the world (look to the words Dyson uses in their vacuums for an example–exposing without being vindictive)

282. 8-1-15

  1. Money should never be the goal
  2. Money should never be the goal, because if you chase it you will never have enough
  3. Money should never be the goal. Focus on your well-being and the well-being of those you love
  4. Money should never be the goal. Help others get what they want and you will never have to worry about money
  5. Money should never be the goal, because money is not an ends to a means. Money is a tool for opportunity. Choose doing work that you love, instead. Chasing the money will never turn out well for you
  6. Money should never be the goal. You are chasing a ghost
  7. Money should never be the goal. The work is the goal. The journey is the goal. Happiness is the goal–never money.
  8. Money should never be the goal. Money is a reward for doing the right work that matches your abilities. Money is the way your customers vote (or not vote) for your product
  9. Money should never be the goal. You will come across as desperate to your customers
  10. Money should never be the goal. It won’t make you feel better over the long-term

283. 8-2-15

  1. When you feel defeated the worst thing you can do is stop…unless the best thing you can do is stop. Pick the one that will bring you a little joy
  2. When you feel defeated, keep doing your work that matters most. Not everything will work, but if you give up, nothing will work
  3. When you feel defeated, it’s time to stop reading the comments, suggestions, emails, and criticisms. It’s time to go back to the core. Have the guts to see what didn’t work (constructively) last time, adjust your course, and get better next time. There has to be a next time to get better, so you have to keep doing the work
  4. When you feel defeated, and it happens more often than not, perhaps you are doing the wrong work for your personality
  5. When you feel defeated, it just means that your current project didn’t stick. Your’re not a bad person. You’re still doing work that matters. Defeat is a season on the way to success
  6. When you feel defeated, look to the work that you did right. How can you make more of the art you shipped correctly? How can you expand upon the work that you already do well, instead of chasing after something that’s not working. You need to have the guts to realize that you cannot be good at everything… or most things
  7. When you feel defeated, understand that it happens to everyone that’s on the right path–occasionally
  8. When you feel defeated, allow yourself to feel these feelings. Accept they are happening. The defeat will feel worse if you try to fight it. Be mindful that this is happening to you right now. It will pass soon and you can go back to doing great things
  9. When you feel defeated take time to make a list of all your latest ideas. It may be time for a new path
  10. When you feel defeated, allow your project to breathe. Sometimes you need to use the advice your mom gave you when you were ten. Walk away. Take a breath. Come back to the work in a few minute, hours, or days. Just don’t quit.

284. 8-3-15

  1. Create value with additional content (audio and video)
  2. Create value with tollbooths and gates around your idea
  3. Create value by staying in touch after the sale
  4. Create value with the unadvertised bonus
  5. Create value by making tools, templates, and grids for enhancements to your work
  6. Create value by giving your audience something to spread
  7. Create value by staying humble
  8. Create value by shipping art today that’s better than the art of yesterday
  9. Create value by being the best in the world at what you do
  10. Create value by caring enough to help your audience get what they want before you get what you want

285. 8-4-15

  1. Break the rules by becoming an expert at the rules first. Never try to break something you know nothing about. You may have to undo your mistake later if you go off half-cocked
  2. Break the rules by never taking a guru’s advice at face-value. Always test a hypothesis (or a ‘rule’) for yourself
  3. Break the rules, because rules are meant to be broken. Otherwise, they wouldn’t be called rules
  4. Break the rules, because sometimes tradition is repeated as the easier path, not because it’s the RIGHT path
  5. Break the rules, because it may be the only way to be remarkable
  6. Break the rules, because the rules keep you INSIDE the noise. The noise is the enemy of those that want to be seen. The noise is a security blanket for the mediocre
  7. Break the rules, so you can show the world that your way is the best way, not the old way
  8. Break the rules, not to be a risk-taker or to look like a jerk. Break the rules to be brave– when you know that the current rules are doing your audience a disservice
  9. Break the rules, because it’s your duty to help other people get what they want. If you find a rule that hurts rather than helps, it’s your duty to break it. As Dr. Seuss says, “if not you, then who?”
  10. Break the rules, because it’s liberating …as long as you don’t hurt anyone in the process

286. 8-5-15

  1. Be more open to others. If someone is brave enough to share their new idea with you, keep your skepticism to yourself. You are not saving or helping them by trying to talk them out of it. You are trying to make yourself feel better. Help them grow instead.
  2. Be more open to others. Try to walk in as many different shoes as you can. Develop a proverbial closet, full of experiences from which you can draw.
  3. Be more open to others. There is so much to learn and your way usually isn’t the best way, it’s just the way you have developed as a pattern
  4. Be more open to others. Don’t try to convince a child to avoid her dreams. Let her chase them as long as they last. Most of us are in the job we hate, because someone squashed a childhood dream
  5. Be more open to others. When you accept the other point of view it will allow you to change your inner voice. You will become less-skeptical of your own thoughts
  6. Be more open to others. Watch. Gather. Learn. Digest. Add these experiences to your own and discover your work that matters most
  7. Be more open to others. If you catch yourself being condescending, stop
  8. Be more open to others. This is the core of mindfulness
  9. Be more open to others. Try to have a judgement-free ‘diet’ for a day. Every time you catch your inner-monologue judging others, stop. Re-route your thoughts. Be more present and try to understand the other person’s behavior–not through your life, but through his
  10. Be more open to others. Be known as the person that others come to when they need a listener. Be known as the person that doesn’t pass judgement when someone is sharing. Be known as the person that understands

287. 8-6-15

  1. Become a better writer by writing every day and not worrying about the quality
  2. Become a better writer by learning to edit
  3. Become a better writer (of fiction) by understanding that you MUST stick to conventions for each genre or you won’t sell any books. Your audience for that particular genre will expect it. Learn the parts well before you start writing. I recommend Shawn Coyne’s book The Story Grid
  4. Become a better writer by reading works from the top writers in your genre. The genre conventions are simple. The genius part is the way the authors deliver the conventions in a unique way
  5. Become a better writer by joining a writer’s community(s) on social media. Listen a lot first, then ask questions when you have a little knowledge under your belt. You will get more respect from the group if you ask educated questions
  6. Become a better writer by allowing yourself to be open to criticism. Most of your work will be terrible. Hemingway said that you get one page of gold for every 91 pages of Sh*t… and this is coming from a guy that one a Nobel Prize for writing. Don’t beat yourself up. ‘Terrible’ is part of the process
  7. Become a better writer by trying to improve your writing each time. Make your latest piece better than the last and always ship art
  8. Become a better writer by learning something new about writing every day. Read a lot of technical information as well. Learn from the giants; they have bigger shoulders to stand on
  9. Become a better writer by tracking your word count every day. Write every day and build the habit of writing during your peak-performance time (approx 2-4 hours after waking)
  10. Become a better writer by starting your second book as soon as you publish the first. Develop a publisher’s model. If your publishing as an indie, you must keep publishing to have even a modicum of success

288. 8-7-15

  1. Show vulnerability in your work
  2. Show vulnerability in your work by sharing personal mistakes, as lessons to your audience that hopefully they will not repeat
  3. Show vulnerability in your work, but don’t share EVERYTHING. Some things are left for you to keep
  4. Show vulnerability in your work to maintain the connection between you and your customers. Vulnerability proves that you are human and fallible, just like them
  5. Show vulnerability in your work to maintain your personal brand. No one can take your story from you
  6. Show vulnerability in your work. It will hep you grow and get better–learning from your own mistakes by publicly airing some of your dirty laundry
  7. Show vulnerability in your work, because no one is a robot. Vulnerability helps you hone your craft and ship art
  8. Show vulnerability in your work, because no one is perfect. The dents, dings, and bruises are part of your fingerprint. It’s time to stand up and deliver a unique message. The bruises lift you up from the noise
  9. Show vulnerability in your work. Vulnerability helps make your work artisanal–versus ‘just like everyone else’
  10. Show vulnerability in your work. You will keep your audience longer. The more you share, the more they will want to know. The more they will relate to you. The more they feel like family. Family keeps you selling repeatedly

289. 8-8-15

  1. Do your research before starting your work that matters most
  2. Do enough research so that you don’t get caught making half-cocked decisions, but not too much as to become paralyzed in minutia
  3. Be very cautious of your sources when doing your research. Make sure that the source does not have a vested interest elsewhere. You want the truth and you make your decisions from there–the most unbiased truth possible
  4. Keep your research as long as you need it, but not longer. You will outgrow your old research as you become an expert. Try to eliminate your digital clutter footprint
  5. Establish a research method for yourself. If you’re systematic in your approach you will only chase different directions with purpose
  6. Proper research may prevent years and many dollars worth of floundering. Due-diligence is not something you ‘might’ do, but ‘must’  do.
  7. Establish one way to capture your research so you have one, central location. The least-efficient thing to do is create 12 different capture methods. Establish your system before you start
  8. Set a specific timeline for your research. It’s more important to get started with your work than having all the answers, because you never will. Get the big, project-ending stuff researched and get going
  9. Do your research, because all serious players in your niche have already done so
  10. Do your research, because you are a professional. Amateurs don’t ship art. Amateurs are mediocre. Professionals do their research

290. 8-9-15

  1. Study the prolific.
  2. Study the prolific, the people that do the work every day. The one-hit wonder is not a very good teacher. You want a role model that gets it done every day. You want a ‘worker’
  3. Study the prolific, because they have all the bugs worked out
  4. Study the prolific, because they sell. They do their work for their audience and the proof is the audience buying the work
  5. Study the prolific. If you are down here, you must study those up here
  6. Study the prolific. They accelerate the success process. You get a lifetime of knowledge that be added to your research
  7. Study the prolific. They know it’s a numbers game. The most-prolific author in the world (James Patterson) publishes 8+ books per year. He does it for the craft, not the money. He knows not everything will work, but he keeps writing and publishing. Most do work. There is someone prolific in every type of work
  8. Study the prolific. They are your best teacher. Loopholes don’t have the staying power of doing the work every day
  9. Study the prolific. Quantity is not better than quality, but doing the work every day will, by sheer force, make you better at your craft than yesterday
  10. Study the prolific. Become prolific. It will keep you out of trouble

291. 8-10-15

  1. Develop a business that provides specific research for its clients. You have different levels/packages of final product. Customers submit proposals and you outsource the packages to freelance workers
  2. Develop a business that provides plot maps for authors, keeping them on-track as they write. The author fills out a detailed form and you send her a map
  3. Develop a business that provides a service for developing workarounds to common problems. The customer provides the information and you, using researched-backed ideas, develop a solution
  4. Develop a business as a tiny PR firm that helps acorn companies get noticed immediately, on a small budget
  5. Develop a business that helps realtors save a lot of time showing homes, vetting prospects to only show homes to serious buyer
  6. Develop a business that allows customers to dictate the direction of product development for a company, perhaps a SAS business where you sell a proprietary type of survey and voting software
  7. Develop a business that operates in the background to create word of mouth marketing without interruption advertising. You hire contract workers to physically go to populated locations (bookstores, grocery stores, electronics stores) and stand there as plants, giving advice to customers and recommending your client’s product. the freelancer tracks the number of contacts per day
  8. Develop a business where you help design location-independent businesses for others–the framework and the type of work based on a personality test
  9. Develop a business where you help small business owners become more prolific, like a prolific consultant (plenty of before and after examples on your site: before me she wrote 1 book per year, after me she wrote 6)
  10. Develop a business where you perform the research steps required for a person to become an expert at a particular topic, all with packages of how much information you provide (base, mid, platinum)

292. 8-11-15

  1. Develop a business on a popular platform. Use AirBnB as a springboard for a specialized travel agency, or an investment advisory
  2. Develop a business on a popular platform. Use Twitter to write an entire Novel, one tweet at a time, eventually publishing the entire book and selling it to your followers
  3. Develop a business on a popular platform. Use Facebook to establish a reader-led followers page where your audience generates and moderates the content about your work
  4. Develop a business on a popular platform. Use Uber to double as a paid, site-seeing service for tourists- up-sells once the person gets in the car
  5. Develop a business on a popular platform. Use Instagram as a platform to generate conversations and WOM about your craft, eventually holding contest and getting other people to challenge you on the platform via imagery
  6. Develop a business on a popular platform. Use Amazon as a cash register for for top-selling, arbitrage products
  7. Develop a business on a popular platform where your customers promote your work and you reward them handomely for it, versus paying for traditional, interruption advertising
  8. Develop a business on a popular platform where you always think of the next product. Have at least seven sources of income
  9. Develop a business on a popular platform that you can re-install on a new platform if your original site (such as Amazon) goes out of business
  10. Develop a business on a popular platform, but ensure you own a customer list (email) outside of the platform as well. You don’t want the platform to own your customers, just the delivery system

293. 8-12-15

  1. Jump rope every day
  2. Jump rope as the best, single, time-saving exercise for starting your day doing the work that matters most
  3. Jump rope to establish a new skill
  4. Jump rope to increase athleticism
  5. Jump rope to help your heart
  6. Jump rope to lose weight
  7. Jump rope to get stronger
  8. Jump rope to come up with great ideas, through movement (make sure you capture those ideas as soon as you’re done jumping)
  9. Jump rope to encourage others to jump rope
  10. Jump rope to live longer

294. 8-13-15

  1. Improve your confidence by looking people in the eye every time your speak. If that makes you too anxious, use the Japanese technique of looking at their upper lip. the listener won’t know the difference
  2. Improve your confidence by saying “hi, how are ya?” instead of “how are you?” or “hi, how are you doing?” For some reason “how are ya” is the most-sincere and will get you the most sincere responses in return
  3. Improve your confidence by practicing with a silly joke every time your pay your check at a restaurant. Tell the cashier “isn’t it free today?” or some silly rendition of that. You will get a smile and it will add to your connection numbers quickly
  4. Improve your confidence by using your teeth when you smile. There are ‘mirror neurons’ in the brain that cause the other person to smile back at you. Try to get at least 10 total strangers to smile back at you today
  5. Improve your confidence by asking a random stranger for directions
  6. Improve your confidence by asking a random stranger how to use a piece of technology (even if you already know how to use it)
  7. Improve your confidence by using the ‘Superman’ pose. Stand tall and put your hands on your hips. You will naturally gain more confidence by putting your body in confident positions–backed by science (see Amy Cuddy’s TED talk)
  8. Improve your confidence by teaching others how to do something in which you’re an expert
  9. Improve your confidence by doing something very small that scares you every day (see 1-6)
  10. Improve your confidence by learning the art of remembering names. Repeat the name in your mind. Think of an object that rhymes with that name, or a celebrity with the same name and mentally build a short, action-filled movie involving an image of the person’s face. For example, if a woman’s name is Beth you would imagine an old, claw foot bath tub dumping on her head as you repeat her name 5-10 times after hearing it. Re-engage a little later and use her name again to solidify it in your mind

295. 8-14-15

  1. Stop worrying about what everyone else thinks. Everyone else is worried too
  2. Stop trying to chase the success of others and do the work that matters most instead
  3. Stop making so many rules for yourself and live with a daily them instead. You cannot control much of what happens in your daily life, so don’t worry too much about personal rules
  4. Stop assuming and start discovering for yourself, reading, watching, and learning
  5. Stop judging and start being present
  6. Stop complaining and start living by example
  7. Stop chasing everything that sounds exciting and start focusing on the work that matters most. There’s only one way to be prolific. You must put in the work
  8. Stop blaming and start taking responsibility
  9. Stop searching for ‘what else?’ and start being grateful for ‘what is’
  10. Stop trying and start doing. Doing is a conscious decision to succeed. Trying is a decision to fail before you start

296. 8-15-15

  1. Develop a business where you film a one episode reality show for your customer’s big events (weddings, birthdays, large parties). Better than a  wedding photographer, you will zoom in on private conversations, get dirt and produce the event like a reality show
  2. Develop a business where you help writers edit their books to fit their genre. fictions writers that stray from genre create books that don’t work
  3. Develop a business that helps people get all kinds of U.S. government information through the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act)
  4. Develop a business that helps people fill out any kind of red-tape, government series of forms, ensuring that the client has the best chances of turning in their forms correctly
  5. Develop a business that helps new fiction authors get their system established–how to create an outline, the right working environment, the proper elements of genre to make a bestseller
  6. Develop a business that is like a dating service, but designed to help adults find new friends only. It can be very hard for professionals to develop new friendships and this service would facilitate that
  7. Develop a business that sells something very specific. What comes to mind is a pencil store in New York, only 200 square feet, and sells expensive pencils from all over the world to reporters, writers, and enthusiasts
  8. Develop a business where you’re a PR firm for small business owners, using free and inexpensive methods to get small businesses recognized for a packaged price–social media, press releases in local papers etc.
  9. Develop a business that exposes investment scams and gives customers a handful of safe investments with two-digit returns
  10. Develop a business that brokers ghost writers and matches them with people who want a book written

297. 8-16-15

  1. Grow your happiness by pausing on positive moments, being fully present and allowing your mind to capture these, re-wiring neurons to help remember the event
  2. Grow your happiness by elimination anything that creates self-imposed distress
  3. Grow your happiness by being silly every time you get a chance
  4. Grow your happiness by making a new friend–taking the challenge on yourself, doing the work, and establishing a new relationship
  5. Grow your happiness by helping someone get what they want
  6. Grow your happiness by waking up really early and getting the important stuff done first
  7. Grow your happiness by waking up next to someone you love
  8. Grow your happiness by challenging yourself with things that scare the hell out of you
  9. Grow your happiness by simplifying. Your personal burdens are a weight that take up space–space that could be filled with joy, humility, and rich experience
  10. Grow your happiness by spending more time having experiences and less time buying more stuff

298. 8-17-15

  1. Reboot
  2. Grow
  3. Forgive
  4. Thank
  5. Love
  6. Laugh
  7. Learn
  8. Teach
  9. Wander
  10. Breathe

299. 8-18-15

  1. Challenge your current beliefs systematically by reading/watching/learning outside your scope of interest
  2. Challenge your current belief by keeping your mouth shut and listening to the other side
  3. Challenge your current belief by by saying “…but what if I’m wrong” at the end of your inner-monologue
  4. Challenge your current belief and open yourself up to more opportunities
  5. Challenge your current belief and stop making other people feel small to push your agenda
  6. Challenge your current belief as an exercise in mindfulness
  7. Challenge your current belief, because there is no single, right answer to anything
  8. Challenge your current belief, because there’s more to the story
  9. Challenge your current belief to stay fresh and alive. Mediocre and stagnant is death
  10. Challenge your current belief, because you might find that another answer fits you better

300. 8-19-15

  1. If you want to grow your business you must build a list of buying customers
  2. If you want to grow your business you should never run out of things to offer them
  3. If you want to grow your business always have something free (and of value) you can offer new prospects to entice them to join your list, but a list of buyers is more valuable
  4. If you want to grow your business create packages for your work at different price points: entry-level, mid-level, and the platinum club. You have different levels of buyers on your list and it’s your job to satisfy all of them
  5. If you want to grow your business you must communicate with your customers on a regular basis and ALWAYS have something unique and valuable to say. Never waste your customers’ time just so you can email them
  6. If you want to grow your business, only ship art. Ship art every day. Never cut corners to make another buck. Mistakes happen, but that’s different. If you sell just to make a buck it will show in your work
  7. If you want to grow your business never lose site of your work that matters most. This work is the reason you gathered your customers in the first place. Businesses that stray don’t do well over the long haul
  8. If you want to grow your business give your customers something to talk about
  9. If you want to grow your business take a stand and stick with it. Never try to please everyone. Please only your core audience and the rest don’t matter
  10. If you want to grow your business, ensure that you challenge yourself every day. try to be 1% better than yesterday. The wolf is always at the door. If you let your past success allow you to skate by, the wolf will come along and take your business. The wolf is always hungrier, so your must be one step ahead at least

301. 8-20-15

  1. Push forward. Use the critics, the naysayers, and the doubters as fuel for the engine instead of an anchor to hold you down
  2. Push forward. Use failure as a cue you’re on the right path, as part of the process, and something never to repeat
  3. Push forward. Perseverance is a choice.
  4. Push forward. Be prolific. Most people aren’t. Those that are, win and get noticed. There’s no more room for ‘meh’
  5. Push forward. Once you find the work that matters most a door closes behind you. This is the work you were born to do. There’s no reason to stop now
  6. Push forward. If you keep pushing you cannot fail, because failure isn’t on the table
  7. Push forward. If you have something that will help other people get what they want, it’s your duty to make sure that work sees the light of day
  8. Push forward. There’s a reason why the windshield is so much bigger than the rear-view
  9. Push forward. Regret is the most -useless human emotion. You live now and the only thing in front of you is the future
  10. Push forward. It’s your time. If you wait you miss the window and you have to get stuck in the useless emotion of step 9.

302. 8-21-15

  1. Get attention for your work by promoting the work of others
  2. Get attention for your work by shipping art. Let what you do speak louder than what you say
  3. Get attention for your work by being human and vulnerable on social media
  4. Get attention for your work by taking a stand. It doesn’t have to be a militant or angry stand, just pick a side of the aisle and stick with that message. Your audience needs consistency and a place to hang their proverbial hats
  5. Get attention for your work by helping other people make more money without asking
  6. Get attention for your work by marketing a little every day
  7. Get attention for your work by building a customer list and providing them with so much value that the pain of leaving is greater than the pain of staying
  8. Get attention for your work by doing work that’s worthy of attention. Be remarkable. Mediocrity puts you on the shelf with the rest of the toys. Remarkable gets you on the floor and played-with
  9. Get attention for your work by partnering with people that have audiences of similar-interest, but not in direct competition. These people will become your allies. Help them get what they want first, especially if your lit is much smaller. You have to pay your dues. The other person did.
  10. Get attention for your work by being a good and not a jerk. Jerks only get temporary success. You’re in this for the long-haul

303. 8-22-15

  1. Grow your platform by providing content worth consuming
  2. Grow your platform by engaging with the people whom you want to do business with
  3. Grow your platform by taking a stand
  4. Grow your platform by being consistent. People hate change. They want someone they can count on and they’ll come back every day for more
  5. Grow your platform by making it harder to leave you than to stay
  6. Grow your platform by being remarkable instead of being part of the noise
  7. Grow your platform by telling the truth
  8. Grow your platform responding to your emails
  9. Grow your platform by saying “thank you”
  10. Grow your platform by being so excited to do your work every morning that the excitement bleeds into your art

304. 8-23-15

  1. The critics will eventually go away
  2. The critics will eventually go away when your audience shows how remarkable you are
  3. The critics will eventually go away when they have nothing left to criticize
  4. The critics will eventually go away when the noise of your greatness outshines their hot wind of nothingness
  5. The critics will eventually go away when they stop appearing like watchdogs and start appearing like spoiled children
  6. The critics will eventually go away when you stop paying attention
  7. The critics will eventually go away when your art speaks louder than their ramblings
  8. The critics will eventually go away when you no longer give them permission to criticize you
  9. The critics will eventually go away when they find their own work that matters much. No one wants to grow up to be a critic. They just haven’t found THEIR path.
  10. The critics will never REALLY go away, but when you stay focused on the work that matters much, their voices become a whisper

305. 8-24-15

  1. Decide to be a professional. Do the work every day, even if your work is terrible at first. When you decide to be a starving [insert your dream here] then you act as-if. Professionals get to work.
  2. Decide to be a professional. Get up. Get started. Deliver your work that matters most. Show the world that you have something worth looking at.
  3. Decide to be a professional. Before you have a product, before you make your first sale, act as if you have a HUGE audience from day one. What would you do differently? Do that.
  4. Decide to be a professional. Test something new every day, but don’t ruin the relationship with your audience
  5. Decide to be a professional. When you’re getting started, think twice before saying no to anything, but never prostitute yourself for a little publicity, because it will likely be a waste of time
  6. Decide to be a professional. Embrace failure like a close friend. Failure is your training partner, your cheerleader, and your quality meter, all wrapped in one. Failure once is awesome. Repeating a failure is stupid.
  7. Decide to be a professional. Your customers are not a toy, a punching bag, a group of simpletons, or a cash register. They are part of your bigger family. Treat them as such
  8. Decide to be a professional. You will stand out from 99.7% of the rest that aren’t
  9. Decide to be a professional. It will help you sleep well at night
  10. Decide to be a professional. There really isn’t another choice is you want to be successful

306. 8-25-15

  1. Develop a business that helps people become more vulnerable–removing the masks and showing the dirt under their nails
  2. Develop a business that teaches people to be more-observant/more present, using techniques from the CIA
  3. Develop a business that helps people get themselves out of business and into work they love…so it no longer feels like work
  4. Develop a business testing ideas for other people. Create a platform and an audience that critiques and tests ideas. You give the business owner aggregate data of whether the idea is good or bad. Kind of like Kickstarter for ideas…way before the product is made, but with a pledge of money behind it, to ensure the voting is real
  5. Develop a business that creates bespoke products out of formerly non-bespoke products. You make artisenal sleeping bags, silverware, or cigars
  6. Develop a business that matches B2B clients together, using a swipe app method. All the important aggregate data is in the background (resume, LinkedIn etc.) the swiping makes it very fast to find the right people to connect with and sell a service
  7. Develop a business using a communal approach. You earn store credit for working in the store. No employees required. The credits must equal the value of the person’s time
  8. Develop a mobile childcare franchise, like Uber, but with FBI-level background checks and ratings. These mobile childcare wagons drive to vacation spots, so parents can enjoy an evening out without bringing their own babysitter. The company doesn’t have to hire employees, just vet independent contractors very carefully
  9. Develop a business that’s a rehab facility for people addicted to information overload, cell phone use, too much social media etc–to the point where it’s decreasing their standard of living. Cell phone clicking activates the same pleasure receptors as heroine.
  10. Develop a business as the AirBnB for campers. You create an app where people will rent their camper to others, show pictures, ratings, where to pick it up locally, take deposits, insurance, etc.

307. 8-26-15

  1. Get honest feedback for your work
  2. Get honest feedback for your work on anonymous voting sites
  3. Get honest feedback for your work by NOT asking your mom or your friends
  4. Get honest feedback for your work by submitting your ideas to crowdfunding sites with a high minimum, so you won’t have to fulfill orders for mediocre results–only blockbuster results
  5. Get honest feedback for your work by creating your own voting page with WordPress
  6. Get honest feedback for your work by asking friends later, for first impressions. This can be done after you get the initial, anonymous feedback, but still isn’t very valuable, so be careful
  7. Get honest feedback for your work by selling your work on ratings platforms, such as Amazon or Google
  8. Get honest feedback for your work by creating a line-up. Put three similar products in a line (get the other two from Amazon and set up and affiliate account to sell them.. or don’t, just send them free traffic). One of the three products is yours. If yours gets the most clicks you win
  9. Get honest feedback for your work by finally asking your mom. At least it will make you feel good, even if she’s biased
  10. Get honest feedback for your work by putting it out into the world, letting your customers buy it or not, and using the sales feedback to make the next product better

308. 8-27-15

  1. Be a great example with your work, not just your words
  2. Be a great example with your examples. Too many of us live with the “do as I say, not as I do” approach
  3. Be a great example in the way you help others get what they want before you get what you want
  4. Be a great example by being a friend to someone when they need it
  5. Be a great example by being a friend to someone when they don’t need it
  6. Be a great example by running your small business with integrity in all decisions–even the ones nobody knows about
  7. Be a great example by making the right decisions, not the easy decisions
  8. Be a great example by promoting the work of your inner-circle members. Help them get what they want first. 1 + 1 = 1,000 true fans
  9. Be a great example by making this small world an ‘us’ place to live, instead of a ‘me’ place to live
  10. Be a great example by giving love first, instead of waiting to receive it

309. 8-28-15

  1. Build your platform by asking for help
  2. Build your platform before you build your first product
  3. Build your platform, so you have something to stand on
  4. Build your platform, so when the tree falls there will be someone there to hear it
  5. Build your platform, so you control your customer list
  6. Build your platform, so you have a way to connect with those that matter to your work
  7. Build your platform to squash the noise
  8. Build your platform to grow your business
  9. Build your platform to keep the conversation going
  10. Build your platform, because there is no other choice

310. 8-29-15

  1. Your work is what you are born to do
  2. Your work is best when you ship a little piece of you every time your work goes out the door
  3. Your work is best when you look at it as a craftsman
  4. Your work is not a job, but a piece of your life
    Your work is something you can be proud of
  5. Your work is the place where it doesn’t feel like work (most days)
  6. Your work is something you do better than anyone
  7. Your work is always evolving and you cannot prepare for all of it in advance.
  8. You just have to get started and ship fast
  9. Your work is your purpose
  10. Your work will add to your happiness

311. 8-30-15

  1. Develop a business editing books for indie authors
  2. Develop a business making book covers for indie authors
  3. Develop a business recording audio books for indie authors
  4. Develop a business formatting books for indie authors
  5. Develop a business promoting books for indie authors
  6. Develop a business selling books for indie authors
  7. Develop a business ghostwriting books for indie authors
  8. Develop a business making print books for kindle authors
  9. Develop a business making kindle books for print authors
  10. Develop a business writing sales-provoking books descriptions for indie authors

312. 8-31-15

  1. Develop a business promoting local businesses on Twitter
  2. Develop a business promoting local businesses on Instagram
  3. Develop a business promoting local businesses on Pinterest
  4. Develop a business promoting local businesses through flyers
  5. Develop a business promoting local businesses by holding events and contests
  6. Develop a business promoting local businesses through reciprocal exchange (my business promotes your business and vice-versa) to non-competing businesses
  7. Develop a business promoting local businesses with local PR/radio/ and news through non-paid resources
  8. Develop a business promoting local businesses by developing their entire social marketing platform and craiglslist
  9. Develop a business promoting local businesses through email newsletters and copywriting
  10. Develop a business promoting local businesses by enticing people to rate them on Yelp and other social ratings sites (real ratings only)

313. 9-1-15

  1. Create systems, not goals. goals are temporary and binary. Systems are a way to live daily
  2. Create systems so you have the habits developed before the tough times happen
  3. Create systems so you have a repeatable plan for success
  4. Create systems so you can measure your practice and progress
  5. Create systems so you can tell your day what to do before it tells you
  6. Create systems so you can get better every day
  7. Create systems so you can live the life you always wanted
  8. Create systems so you can live a simpler life
  9. Create systems so you dedicate time to all four, major pieces of happiness- health, spiritual, family, money
  10. Create systems so you don’t miss out on the opportunities available to you

314. 9-2-15

  1. Don’t quit your job yet. Build your work that matters most while you have a steady paycheck
  2. Don’t quit your job yet. Create a large emergency fund to back you up for an entire year’s worth of living expenses
  3. Don’t quit your job yet. Get your employer to pay for you to train on all kinds of valuable skills you can use towards your work that matters most
  4. Don’t quit your job yet. However, it’s time to lay the groundwork and develop the systems so you can soon
  5. Don’t quit your job yet. Make sure you’re positive you found the work that matters most
  6. Don’t quit your job yet. Do enough research to understand the extent of the possible downside as well as the upside. Don’t forget the hidden benefits of insurance and paid retirement funding, as well. Add those into the calculations of your required cashflow
  7. Don’t quit your job yet, but mark your calendar for the day you can
  8. Don’t quit your job yet. Keep it a secret from everyone, including your best work friends. Most people will not understand or share your dream and when you tell them they could inadvertently sabotage it
  9. Don’t quit your job yet, but the day you do will probably one of the best days of your life
  10. Don’t quit your job yet, but don’t wait too long

315. 9-3-15

  1. Write 2,000 words per day so you get better at writing faster
  2. Write 2,000 words per day because everyone has a book inside them
  3. Write 2,000 words per day in order to write the first five books faster
  4. Write 2,000 words per day, because the first five books will be terrible
  5. Write 2,000 words per day, because you must hone your craft for the sixth book. This is where you find your voice and hit your stride
  6. Write 2,000 words per day, because most people won’t and you’re not most people
  7. Write 2,000 words per day, because someday you’re work will be amazing and it will support you
  8. Write 2,000 words per day, so when you upgrade to 4,000 words it won’t be as much of a shock
  9. Write 2,000 words per day, so you have plenty of material to eliminate and throw in the trash. To paraphrase Hemingway, 95% of what you write will be crap, so you might as well have a lot to dig from
  10. Write 2,000 words per day, so you never run out of things to say and you never become irrelevant. Writers write. They don’t talk about writing and toil over writing. They write

316. 9-4-15

  1. Work slower, but not lazy. There is peace in a deliberate pace
  2. Work slower, because it allows you to stop and catch mistakes before it’s too late
  3. Work slower, because what’s the point of working yourself to death?
  4. Work slower, because you will learn to appreciate what you have in front of you instead of chase after what you cannot see
  5. Work slower, because life occurs in the space between the notes, not just in the work itself
  6. Work slower, because the journey is the destination
  7. Work slower, because there is a reason the tortoise wins in the end
  8. Work slower, so you have time to think before you react
  9. Work slower, because overused, Silicon Valley buzzwords like trajectory, pivot, on-ramp, and runway make starting a business sound like you’re launching a rocket. This is your life, not a trip to the moon
  10. Work slower, because there is gold in your platform and it takes time to grow and nurture–while everyone else is racing as fast as they can from one launch to the next

317. 9-5-15

  1. Start a business that serves as many potential customers as possible
  2. Start a business that you can run from an airport just as well as your kitchen
  3. Start a business that is scale-able to any size, not based solely on your capacity for work
  4. Start a business that is remarkable, not just a me-too idea
  5. Start a business that involves a customer list
  6. Start a business that requires little (if any) overhead
  7. Start a business with a subscription component for recurring income
  8. Start a business with as few employees as possible
  9. Start a business where you can get help from the brightest minds, not just doing it all yourself
  10. Start a business with serving the customer first and making money as a side effect for good work, later–not the purpose of the business

318. 9-6-15

  1. Create first, then edit
  2. Editing is the craftsmanship part of the puzzle. Anyone can make something, but the true master is the one the knows how to cut an idea to the bone–leaving only the most-essential pieces
  3. Create fast, then edit slow. Editing needs to take place AFTER the creation side, not during. It’s equivalent to shooting down ideas during a brainstorming session–unproductive
  4. Editing may also mean discovering that you’re on the wrong track and that’s OK too
  5. Edit to find the core of your message. When you add everything and the kitchen sink, you dilute your importance in the marketplace. Solve one problem at a time
  6. Edit, because that’s what your customers pay for. They can get ‘unedited’ anywhere, or do that themselves
  7. Edit to find the truth
  8. Edit to ship art
  9. Edit to reboot your life
  10. Edit to get better every day

319. 9-7-15

  1. Improve your memory by showing interest in the thing you want to memorize. If you don’t care about the person you will never remember her name
  2. Improve your memory by changing abstract concepts and numbers into mini-movies with lots of emotion and action
  3. Improve your memory by developing a memory palace
  4. Improve your memory by getting adequate sleep. Sleep is the time we consolidate memories from short to long-term storage. Without sleep this doesn’t happen
  5. Improve your memory by repeating the thing you want to memorize. Repeat it as often as possible for multiple days in a row
  6. Improve your memory by making a game out of the task. If you look at the memorization as something fun, you will be more-inclined to take on the task
  7. Improve your memory by reducing your burdens. Focus on a few core competencies and try not to worry about the rest.
  8. Improve your memory by crating a vibrant story of your speech, instead of just looking at it as a huge block of text
  9. Improve your memory by moving. Our brains are designed to work best in motion, but our lives are built around the sedentary
  10. Improve your memory by forgiving yourself when you can’t remember something. If you’re frustrated, angry, or sad your capacity for technical memory is greatly diminished

320. 9-8-15

  1. Design a scale-able business from the beginning. This is not a concept that you can always add later. If you want to be a lawyer you can only try so many cases
  2. Scaling your business means that it can grow indefinitely and does not rely on an hour of labor to get a certain amount of results. The results can happen an indefinite amount of times after a single bout of labor
  3. Scaling your business allows it to operate without your direct involvement
  4. Scaling your business doesn’t mean that you MUST operate a billion dollar conglomerate, but your idea will allow you to grow as such if you want to
  5. Scaling your business allows you to think bigger than your comfort zone
  6. Scaling your business is dependent upon your customer pool size
  7. Scaling your business allows you the freedom to become a business owner instead of a job do-er
  8. Scaling your business gives you options
  9. Scaling your business puts your customer’s needs above yours
  10. Scaling your business allows room to grow without struggling with the ceiling of your business

321. 9-9-15

  1. Decide to be better every day
  2. Decide to ship art
  3. Decide to do only the work that matters most
  4. Decide to look for new experiences
  5. Decide to fix what is yet to be broken
  6. Decide to be a craftsman
  7. Decide to help others get what they want first
  8. Decide to never stop learning
  9. Decide to live simpler to grow bigger
  10. Decide to grow your relationships

322. 9-10-15

  1. Write 10 ideas to improve someone’s business
  2. Write 10 ideas for your next book
  3. Write 10 solutions to make more money
  4. Write 10 titles for a blog post
  5. Write 10 ways to help a loved one
  6. Write 10 ideas to get healthier
  7. Write 10 ideas to entertain your family
  8. Write 10 ideas to start a business
  9. Write 10 ideas to help another person make more money
  10. Write 10 ideas every day

323. 9-11-15

  1. Start a business that helps people get started in profitable, non-hobby 3D printing
  2. Start a business that helps people get to zero and reboot their lives without quitting their jobs yet
  3. Start a business that helps people create multiple streams of income
  4. Start a business that helps people become accountable for operating at their full potential
  5. Start a business that helps people connect with books they love, like a custom Amazon search
  6. Start a business that combines therapy with small business development to help people find the work they were born to do, not just work they want to do
  7. Start a business where you connect people together, like a networking dating service for small business owners
  8. Start a business where you help people that own campers rent them out when they aren’t using them, like AirBnB for recreational vehicles in one location versus searching Craigslist
  9. Start a business that helps prevent people from making bad business decisions, like a decision barometer of sorts, using analytical data about the marketplace and historic information to help the customer make a wise choice
  10. Start a business that connects distant relatives together

324. 9-12-15

  1. Mindfulness practice will help you become more compassionate towards those you love
  2. Mindfulness practice will help you appreciate the ‘now’ versus always looking towards the future
  3. Mindfulness practice will allow you to be fully-engaged in your work
  4. Mindfulness practice will allow you to calm your mind and keep it from racing
  5. Mindfulness practice will help prevent mental time-travel towards regret or anxiety about the unknown
  6. Mindfulness practice will help you be less judgmental
  7. Mindfulness practice will help you make better decisions
  8. Mindfulness practice will help you discover what’s really important in your life (and what isn’t)
  9. Mindfulness practice will help increase your happiness
  10. Mindfulness practice will reduce your stress

325. 9-13-15

  1. Don’t judge your work if it’s the work that matters most
  2. Don’t judge your work if you know you help other people get what they want first
  3. Don’t judge our work beyond what it takes to ship art.
  4. Don’t judge your work, because you will become paralyzed with perfectionism
  5. Don’t judge your work, so that you leave yourself open to getting better every day
  6. Don’t judge your work. Your customers will judge it for you. The customer voice is the one that matters. If the don’t like it, keep creating something until you find out what they do like
  7. Don’t judge your work. It’s not up to you
  8. Don’t judge your work. Get started on the next project
  9. Don’t judge your work. Get better every day instead
  10. Don’t judge your work. Just wait for your critics. If you don’t have any, you’re not trying hard enough

326. 9-14-15

  1. The best work comes when the times are hardest. Sometimes it takes a disaster to clean out the bad ideas
  2. The best work comes when your back is against the wall and you don’t have a choice
  3. The best work comes when you’re at your most-vulnerable
  4. The best work comes when you take a stand
  5. The best work comes when you ship art and nothing else
  6. The best work comes when you help other people get what they want before you can get what you want
  7. The best work comes when you have no other choice
  8. The best work comes when your gut is screaming at you to make this decision
  9. The best work comes when you’re remarkable
  10. The best work comes when once you’ve reached mastery and then you vow to get better every day forward

327. 9-15-15

  1. If you’re not making mistakes you’re not trying
  2. If you’re not making mistakes you’re not learning
  3. If you’re not making mistakes you’re going through the motions
  4. If you’re not making mistakes you’re mediocre
  5. If you’re not making mistakes you’re not growing
  6. If you’re not making mistakes you’re not fully self-expressed
  7. If you’re not making mistakes you’re not fully engaged
  8. If you’re not making mistakes you’re not vulnerable enough
  9. If you’re not making mistakes you’re customers may not trust you
  10. If you’re not making mistakes you need to start

328. 9-16-15

  1. Make new friends by being vulnerable and being the first one to extend the olive branch
  2. Make new friends by helping others get what they want before you get what you want
  3. Make new friends by going places where the patrons have similar interests as you
  4. Make new friends by connecting other people together that may benefit each other
  5. Make new friends by letting things happen organically
  6. Make new friends by going for easy wins (chit chat about things in common before you hang out for a drink)
  7. Make new friends by using humor
  8. Make new friends by being yourself–the best version of yourself
  9. Make new friends by treating others the way you want to be treated–without judgment
  10. Make new friends by talking to people in-person

329. 9-17-15

  1. Get attention for your work by being remarkable
  2. Get attention for your work by not being afraid to tell people how you can help them
  3. Get attention for your work by helping your audience get what they want first
  4. Get attention for your work by getting 1% better every day than you were yesterday
  5. Get attention for your work by keep a consistent conversation with your audience. Never assume they will come to you and remember you. You must remind them why you’re still relevant to their life
  6. Get attention for your work by avoiding mediocre decisions
  7. Get attention for your work by taking the opposite approach. Be a contrarian
  8. Get attention for your work by slowing down and allowing the process to happen. If you force attention people will hate you. Interruption advertising is almost dead
  9. Get attention for your work by never taking your customer’s attention for granted
  10. Get attention for your work by talking to one person at one time, with all your marketing pieces

330. 9-18-15

  1. When I’m afraid I like to weigh the decision in my mind. How will the outcome benefit me in the long-run? It makes it easier to jump
  2. When I’m afraid sometimes I ignore the issue and immediately regret it later
  3. When I’m afraid I take three deep breaths and do it anyway
  4. When I’m afraid it’s a good indicator that I’m about to do something remarkable
  5. When I’m afraid I want to help others avoid the same pain
  6. When I’m afraid it can be crippling, so I try and look beyond the fear. What’s the worst case scenario? The worst never happens, so it will always be less than that
  7. When I’m afraid I go inward
  8. When I’m afraid the work stops, so it’s important to analyze the fear, allow the experience to happen, and then move forward with a decision
  9. When I’m afraid I don’t always face my fear, but the times I do I feel amazing afterwords
  10. When I’m afraid, most times it’s irrational. If I walk myself through the cause of the fear, dissecting it, many times I can face it

331. 9-19-15

  1. Start a business proofreading foreign websites to make them appear perfect in English
  2. Start a business creating artwork from group requests–suggestions from your list. Auction off each piece to the list once you complete the project
  3. Start a business making custom postcards where you paint/design one-of-a- kind postcards
  4. Start a business 3D printing prosthetic parts for people that cannot afford medical-grade parts
  5. Start a business getting small businesses started with an organic list of potential customers. This would be a list of real people willing to join a list for the upside of a huge discount for being part of a first group of people to test new products (or services)
  6. Start a business helping speakers prepare for very important talks
  7. Start a business helping kids develop their own start-ups, but with safety nets, like protection from too much loss–selling only to other kids in their age group etc. However, these businesses could have the potential for growing into something more than just a teaching lesson. Perhaps a school curriculum
  8. Start a business helping parents find quick childcare so they can have a night out. Perhaps a mobile service that travels to particular restaurants on certain nights of the week
  9. Start a business helping people believe in each others’ ideas and then collectively promoting each other’s work for the benefit of the common success
  10. Start a business that helps people fail quickly, like a business incubator where you can test ideas in front of a live audience

332. 9-20-15

  1. Never give up, especially when everything is working against you
  2. Never give up, because if you refuse to quit you can’t fail
  3. Never give up, because your work is that important. This is your work that matters most
  4. Never give up, because you are your biggest fan
  5. Never give up, because if you can make it work once, you can scale it to something bigger
  6. Never give up, because failure is part of the process
  7. Never give up, because  there are seasons in our lives. Spring always follows winter
  8. Never give up, because mediocre is not a better life than a hard one trying to accomplish your work that matters most
  9. Never give up, because a little piece of you goes out the door every time you ship your art
  10. Never give up, because there may not be anyone capable of taking your place

333. 9-21-15

  1. Always ship and then worry about the details later
  2. Always ship and then get better for the next one
  3. Always ship, because if you don’t you will sit and wait–tearing your idea apart in your mind until you give up
  4. Always ship, because you don’t get to decide if your work is good enough–your customers decide
  5. Always ship, because it’s the only way to keep the momentum moving forward
  6. Always ship, because you will never be perfect
  7. Always ship, because you are your worst critic
  8. Always ship, because if you don’t your business is just an idea
  9. Always ship, because it’s the only way you’ll ever know if your work is good or bad
  10. Always ship, because if you ship today you give yourself permission to ship tomorrow

334. 9-22-15

  1. Nobody has a clue about what they are doing, so don’t listen too carefully to the opinions of others
  2. Nobody has a clue about what they are doing, so get out there and ship your art
  3. Nobody has a clue about what they are doing, so ship your first product (it will be terrible) and once that ships, start with the next one
  4. Nobody has a clue about what they are doing, so don’t put too much stock in the success of others. You can do it too
  5. Nobody has a clue about what they are doing, so go ahead and throw your hat into the ring
  6. Nobody has a clue about what they are doing, so it’s OK to be scared about your idea
  7. Nobody has a clue about what they are doing, so why not you? Choose YOU
  8. Nobody has a clue about what they are doing, so its time to be remarkable
  9. Nobody has a clue about what they are doing, so there’s room out there for someone with a great idea, like you
  10. Nobody has a clue about what they are doing, so it’s OK if you trip and fall on your way to the work that matters most

335. 9-23-15

  1. Help other people get what they want, because it will make you feel great
  2. Help other people get what they want, because your efforts may someday come back to you
  3. Help other people get what they want, because it’s part of the human condition to help each other. 1 + 1 = 500 when you combine the power of helping each other
  4. Help other people, because we only have each other
  5. Help other people, because it’s part of your own happiness to ensure others are taken care of
  6. Help other people, because you won’t feel whole if you don’t
  7. Help other people, because your great gesture will create a ripple that helps many others
  8. Help other people, because if you only help yourself, there will be no one else in your life to enjoy your work with you
  9. Help other people, because everyone has work they do best and it’s your duty to help other people thrive while doing that work
  10. Help other people, because you are not alone

336. 9-24-15

  1. If you want to grow your business, hang out where your customers hang out, virtual or physical
  2. If you want to grow your business, your product better do what you say it does. You can’t thrive on a terrible product
  3. If you want to grow your business, make sure you promote your work every week, as part of your business plan. If you don’t promote you will get lost in the noise. Don’t interrupt people, just let them know you’re still here and ready to serve
  4. If you want to grow your business, raise your prices a little
  5. If you want to grow your business, increase the incentive for people to buy more each time they do business with you
  6. If you want to grow your business, customer acquisition should be done every week
  7. If you want to grow your business, you’ve got to get through the first 1,000 days. This is the hardest part about doing your work that matters most
  8. If you want to grow your business, you have to help other people get what they want first, before you can even think of getting what you want later. The money is a bi-product of helping people correctly
  9. If you want to grow your business, focus your marketing on selling to one person at a time. You can only scale your work if you are able to make the first sale, then the second
  10. If you want to grow your business, never give up, because it will be very hard. Business is hard psychologically, because the struggle to get your business to grow is a constant fight with our lizard brain. We want to run, but perseverance helps us stay

337. 9-25-15

  1. Create a business that helps people in hospitals have someone to wait for them in the waiting room if they don’t have anyone. We all need someone to wait for us
  2. Create a business that helps coffee snobs brew the perfect cup. Some kind of litmus paper that tests bitterness and other flavor issues, so you can adjust your coffee measurements
  3. Create a business that provides mobile entertainment to hospital waiting rooms- clowns, magicians, people to sit and talk with you, storytellers, people to help kids do art projects
  4. Create a business that helps you track a patient’s progress using an app instead of the wall screen. You should be able to track progress remotely
  5. Create a business that’s a private butler service you can purchase in a hospital, like an additional person that will fetch you whatever you wish, someone that’s only there for you and will come faster than a nurse, not for any medical reason, but to help the patient get well by providing every other comfort necessary, even personal shopping
  6. Create a business that is a mobile exercise class for people to do light exercise while they are waiting in the hospital
  7. Create a business that has a person come to your house and explain a complicated surgery or procedure to your family,  tells everyone what to expect for recovery, and what they can do to help the patient get better–so everyone hears the information at once
  8. Create a business that makes a better hospital gown–something less institutional and more fun…you can get Batman or something with cats on it. They would be more private, while still functional
  9. Create a business that helps patients reduce their anxiety about surgery
  10. Create a business that is an indoor, mobile food truck, like a battery-driven golf cart, where the food cart comes to the people in the waiting room- food and magazines

338. 9-26-15

  1. Be present when you hold hands
  2. Be present when you take a walk
  3. Be present when you hold a good conversation
  4. Be present when you play with a child
  5. Be present when you create your art
  6. Be present when you learn
  7. Be present when you sip a great cup of coffee
  8. Be present when you greet your day
  9. Be present when you exercise
  10. Be present every time you’re with family

339. 9-27-15

  1. Pick one thing to stop doing–cold turkey–and stop it today
  2. Pick one thing to get really good at and start doing it today
  3. Pick one thing to eliminate from your life and eliminate it today
  4. Pick one thing to make-abundant in your life and work to make it abundant
  5. Pick one person to contact that could change your life forever and contact that person
  6. Pick one day to celebrate a person you love (random day) and celebrate that person
  7. Pick one book to read that could change your life and read that book
  8. Pick one place you’ve never traveled and go there
  9. Pick one thing that scares you, but won’t kill you, and go do that thing
  10. Pick one room in your house and simplify it down to its core purpose

340. 9-28-15

  1. Steal a tiny moment to do the work you were born to do
  2. Steal a tiny moment to grow and make yourself better, because no one will do it for you and regret is a useless emotion
  3. Steal a tiny moment, because you do have the time to grow, no matter how small. You have the time.
  4. Steal a tiny moment, because if you don’t you never get that moment back
  5. Steal a tiny moment, because tiny moments add-up to become great feats
  6. Steal a tiny moment, because you don’t have to schedule time away from others to get things done for yourself
  7. Steal a tiny moment, because the best things come in the tiny moments–the few seconds you have for something great
  8. Steal a tiny moment, because you were meant for more
  9. Steal a tiny moment, because there is so much left to do and so little time in which to do it
  10. Steal a tiny moment, because we are counting on you to do your work that matters most

341. 9-29-15

  1. Develop a business that helps eliminate unnecessary businesses to remove some of the noise
  2. Develop a business where you help other business owners stay accountable to each other, to grow each others’ businesses as a whole
  3. Develop a business that helps match people with earnings reports, showing then the top-end earnings of people in their field and then helping align their behaviors with the missing pieces to help make them top-earners
  4. Develop a business that is a completely novel way to help people invest money, with 100% accountability to the customer, and an open portfolio management system that shows the customers exactly what’s happening to their money–investing beyond just stock and bonds, but in a way that even an entry-level investor can be part of the process
  5. Develop a business where you find historic photos of people’s old homes, as well as documents and anything historical related to the place they live–packaging it in research project for a fixed fee
  6. Develop a business where you help grieving family members stay motivated to keep moving and keep living, like a support system with a bit of boot camp associated with it
  7. Develop a business where you create a web interface that’s a one-stop location where you submit author’s books to promotion sites for a single fee, perhaps submitting to 25-50 different sites and email lists
  8. Develop a business where you help authors become business owners and show them the holes in their marketing and promotional models–helping them sell more books
  9. Develop a business that helps people that feel lost spiritually and matches them with a spiritual path that fits their goals and personality
  10. Develop a business that helps people thrive, using the talents they are born with, not trying to mold people into something they are not–through a series of tests and questionnaires it would provide a custom coaching plan based on the results

342. 9-30-15

  1. Be happier by spending more time with family and less time working
  2. Be happier by learning to show empathy for others and understanding their situation belongs to them, not through your baggage. This is the power of mindfulness
  3. Be happier by holding hands more. You can’t have an argument while holding hands
  4. Be happier by living a simpler life
  5. Be happier by saying yes to family more and no to obligations that take away from your quality of life
  6. Be happier by forgiving those that wronged you in the past and look at those experiences as growth opportunities instead of negative baggage to carry with you for a lifetime
  7. Be happier by breathing more and talking less–learn to listen with intention instead of waiting for your turn to talk
  8. Be happier by working for yourself and becoming 100% accountable for your life. It’s terrifying and exhilarating simultaneously
  9. Be happier by moving more. Exercise. Go for a walk. Jump rope. Just get off the seat. Your mind is meant to do its best work in motion
  10. Be happier by accepting that you don’t have to be right, you just have to be. You don’t have to be perfect you just have to be. You don’t have to do anything you just have to be. There are no rules so you might as well be happy

343. 10-1-15

  1. Shortcuts are just that–temporary places to avoid doing the real work required to get what you want
  2. Shortcuts always have a downside–a price to pay in exchange for the option of doing less work. Make sure you understand the downside before you take the shortcut. In the long-run it may not be as beneficial as you think
  3. Shortcuts are obvious to the customer. Your customer is smarter than you in a lot of areas, so don’t think for a second that your crafty idea of making life easier will go unnoticed
  4. Shortcuts are generally the wrong answer, although they look like the sexiest answer. They are tempting, because they look like candy–easy and sweet
  5. Shortcuts will prevent you from shipping art
  6. Shortcuts can be addictive. Once you get into the mindset that there is an easier way for everything, you can become all-consumed in chasing that easier way. In the end, doing the real work may be the faster route. Think about the turtle. He won the race
  7. Shortcuts cause you to cut corners and make fast decisions that shouldn’t be fast
  8. Shortcuts are not always bad, but most of them are
  9. Shortcuts weaken your integrity. If you want to be remarkable you have to do your best work, even when no one is watching you
  10. Shortcuts have two words that both hold negative consequences for your work that matters most: short and cuts. You want your work to be full and whole instead

344. 10-2-15

  1. The flywheel only works if you keep the momentum going
  2. The flywheel only works if you ship art every day
  3. The flywheel only works if you learn to ignore the haters and recognize them as part of the background noise
  4. The flywheel only works if you take the first step…then the second…then the third
  5. The flywheel only works if you keep working in one direction. Starting and stopping will break the flywheel. Going backwards will unhinge the flywheel. The only choice is forward–relentless, ever-moving, head-up-high…forward
  6. The flywheel is not an attempt at overnight success. It’s power does not lie in luck, magic, or coincidence. The flywheel works, because you never quit and you never stop getting better a little bit each day
  7. The flywheel does not discriminate
  8. The flywheel will only reveal itself to those the want it bad enough
  9. The flywheel makes your success look easy to an outsider, because they will only see the snowball once it reaches boulder-proportions
  10. The flywheel is your champion during the darkest hours

345. 10-3-15

  1. Become self-actualized by doing your work that matters most
  2. Become self-actualized by not allowing the opinions of others to bother you
  3. Become self-actualized by eliminating the things from your life that cause more harm than good
  4. Become self-actualized by helping people get what they want, using your work that matters most
  5. Become self-actualized by showing up every day and being prolific in your work. It’s the only way to get to the next level
  6. Become self-actualized by allowing your subconscious to do the hard work and stop trying to force conscious change
  7. Become self-actualized by taking the time for you
  8. Become self-actualized by teaching yourself something new every day
  9. Become self-actualized by meditating
  10. Become self-actualized and become your best self

346. 10-4-15

  1. Start a business that converts people’s wasted time into small tasks on their phones. One app. Like Fiverr and Mechanical Turk combined
  2. Start a business that combines rural transportation (like Uber) with a daily getaway service that takes you sightseeing to and from your rental location
  3. Start a business that combines investing with social media aggregation
  4. Start a business that combines meditation with subconscious problem solving
  5. Start a business that combines borrowed books like a library, with the ability to make money lending your own books and get late fees on the back-end
  6. Start a business that combines family experiences with volunteer work, like a volun-cation, where you do work in exchange for staying somewhere new
  7. Start a business that combines ideas with payments and actually use your ideas as currency, depending on the value. There must be some kind of moderation software for the exchange
  8. Start a business that combines gift cards with good deeds, like a for-profit way for people to be rewarded for doing good deeds. Do a deed, leave a card behind. The person registers that card and the deeder gets a gift card–sponsored by companies like Amazon and others to help the greater good (with a little incentive)
  9. Start a business that helps people get paid to take less-expensive options, perhaps drive less, consume less, and use cheaper healthcare (the health care idea is already in-progress)
  10. Start a business that combines a mediation service with a spiritual service, helping people see the good in both sides instead of trying to get only what you want

347. 10-5-15

  1. Stop joining. Start being
  2. Stop talking. Start listening
  3. Stop hating. Start forgiving
  4. Stop wandering. Start working
  5. Stop wishing. Start doing
  6. Stop following. Start exploring
  7. Stop loathing. Start loving
  8. Stop taking. Start giving
  9. Stop interrupting. Start absorbing
  10. Stop complaining. Start earning

348. 10-6-15

  1. Accept the things you cannot change and do not fight them
  2. Accept the things you cannot change and use them as teaching moments
  3. Accept the things you cannot change and give them permission to make you stronger
  4. Accept the things you cannot change and then move on to something better
  5. Accept the things you cannot change and this will help your happiness level rise
  6. Accept the things you cannot change and help to teach others the same
  7. Accept the things you cannot change and find your path beyond
  8. Accept the things you cannot change and these accumulated experiences will give you the courage to face the tougher things later
  9. Accept the things you cannot change and grow with every experience
  10. Accept the things you cannot change and never repeat a mistake twice if it’s within your control

349. 10-7-15

  1. Find your work through the process of paper elimination
  2. Find your work, not through the goal of making money, but of the way you want to spend your days helping others
  3. Find your work, not through a scatterbrained, squirrel approach, but through a trial and elimination, surgical approach
  4. Find your work, so you will feel purpose. Once you feel purpose you will be uplifted and you will be in a position to help others do the same
  5. Find your work, not by force, but by an inner-inventory. What types of behaviors really light your fire? What keeps you working and makes you lose track of time
  6. Find your work and slowly rid the world of mediocrity
  7. Find your work and you find your soul
  8. Find your work, not what’s easy, but what’s right for you. Easy is mediocre
  9. Find your work, so you can get on with your life the way you were born to do it
  10. Find your work, because what other choice do you really have

350. 10-8-15

  1. When you feel low about your work the best thing to do is make more
  2. When you feel low about your work the next best thing to do is take a break and do nothing
  3. When you feel low about your work the next best thing to do reflect on why you got started doing this work in the first place
  4. When you feel low about your work the next best thing to do find someone to help and ignore your self for a few minutes
  5. When you feel low about your work the next best thing to do is to appreciate the feelings, allow them to pass through you and don’t ignore them or fight them
  6. When you feel low about your work the next best thing to do is re-read your fan mail
  7. When you feel low about your work the next best thing to do is write 10 reasons why you feel low about your work and address each item
  8. When you feel low about your work the next best thing to do is to get better than yesterday by 1%
  9. When you feel low about your work the next best thing to do is to dump the projects that aren’t selling and focus on the work that does sell
  10. When you feel low about your work the next best thing to do, share your vulnerability with your audience in a non-whiney way

351. 10-9-15

  1. Develop a business that offers clothing and human-shaped shells for cell phones (the body might sit on a desk as a holder or the shell will still fit into a pocket. We have very close relationships with our phones and I believe people secretly want to dress them and give them personality…different outfits for each day
  2. Develop a business that offers side hustle counseling to employees inside businesses. This would be corporate-sponsored, helping people find their true path as a side-hustle, while making them happier at work simultaneously. The best people will leave, but they would leave anyway. The majority will stay and hopefully get happier in the process
  3. Develop a business that helps location-independent entrepreneurs pool together with like-minded people and find them housing that can be shared (staggering schedules etc.) This may also be a safer alternative (traveling as a misfit team instead of alone) for foreign travel
  4. Develop a business that helps enabled adult children break away from their parents and handle their own lives so they aren’t such a financial and physical burden on their parents as they retire
  5. Develop a business that allows you to completely surrender your personal finances and have a team take control of your spending, giving you an allowance and getting you back on track–you would make an agreement that you can’t access most of your money. The company would pay your bills for you etc
  6. Develop a business that counsels people that they can live a fulfilling life without being perfect, or achieving some impossible dreams–that sometimes the simplest life is the most-fulfilling
  7. Develop a business that helps people eliminate the noise and excesses in their lives (too much email, TV, news, social media, going out etc.) A person would monitor your behavior for a week or two and then give you help on how to get rid of some noise
  8. Develop a business that’s like AA for cell phones
  9. Develop a business that helps people find tenants for their homes when they have to leave immediately due to a job–temporary renting, sort of an immediate placement service for mobile professionals without a long lease, perhaps 3 mos at a time. This will help commuting professionals and it will keep people from having to foreclose on their homes
  10. Develop a business that helps develop pseudonyms for creative types and bloggers, setting them up with social media accounts, and a simple web site with their name as the address (or close to it)–perhaps packages of services that create email grabbers and other funnels to start a turn-key list-building package. This is not a service to change people’s identities, just to have them operate under a pen name for their work

352. 10-10-15

  1. Use written, daily affirmations to get the things you deserve
  2. Use written, daily affirmations to get the experiences you deserve
  3. Use written, daily affirmations to program your subconscious for optimal recognition of the things you most want from life
  4. Use written, daily affirmations to overcome the biggest hurdles that prevented you from getting what you want until this point
  5. Use written, daily affirmations to replace negative thoughts and behaviors with positive ones
  6. Use written, daily affirmations to allow yourself to be the most-open to coincidence and experiences that will get you closer to your affirmation
  7. Use written, daily affirmations to eliminate a bad behavior
  8. Use written, daily affirmations to develop a new habit
  9. Use written, daily affirmations to uncover potential you didn’t know was buried inside you
  10. Use written, daily affirmations to live your best life, because you only get one (and it’s a short one)

353. 10-11-15

  1. Do your work that matters most so you don’t have to work for an employer that measures ’employee engagement’
  2. Do your work that matters most so you will feel your purpose instead of slogging through your job
  3. Do your work that matters most so you give yourself the best chance to be self-actualized and fully self-expressed
  4. Do your work that matters most, because this is the work that will allow you to help others in the best way you can
  5. Do your work that matters most, because if you don’t it will eat away at the back of your subconscious for the rest of your life and put holes in your happiness
  6. Do your work that matters most, because you deserve to be happy, but you have to earn it. Nothing is given
  7. Do your work that matters most, so you will be proud to wake up every day instead, of dreading it
  8. Do your work that matters most so it won’t bother you to work on a project for 10 hours straight. It won’t feel like work at all
  9. Do your work that matters most, because it will help you say “NO” to the work that doesn’t
  10. Do your work that matters most, because we need you–desperately

354. 10-12-15

  1. Grow your number of relationships, because it’s a sign of a larger prefrontal cortex and a more refined level of emotional intelligence
  2. Grow your number of relationships, because you can multiply love and it doesn’t get diluted
  3. Grow your number of relationships, because we are pack animals
  4. Grow your number of relationships, because you never know when you will get the opportunity to help someone
  5. Grow your number of relationships, because you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with
  6. Grow your number of relationships, because everyone needs friends in their lives to be a full human being. We are pack animals–even the introverts, like me
  7. Grow your number of relationships, because this is the core of your network and your network is the core of your growth potential
  8. Grow your number of relationships, because someday you will need help
  9. Grow your number of relationships, because your friends provide a voice you don’t have inside you
  10. Grow your number of relationships, because its a warm feeling to know you have an army of people that have your back when you need them. Just the feeling is important and you will probably never need them. It’s like having the option to quite your job is almost a better feeling than actually quitting it

355. 10-13-15

  1. If you want to ship art in your field you have to look outside your field for good ideas
  2. If you want to ship art in your field you have to be so remarkable that they cannot forget about you
  3. If you want to ship art in your field you have to care more about your customers than you do about making money
  4. If you want to ship art in your field you have to avoid mediocre decisions
  5. If you want to ship art in your field you have to be vulnerable and make decisions that scare the hell out of you. If you aren’t a little scared each time you ship your work, you probably aren’t trying hard enough to be remarkable
  6. If you want to ship art in your field you have to take chances and get messy
  7. If you want to ship art in your field you have to ship what your customer wants, but cannot articulate
  8. If you want to ship art in your field you have to get better a little bit every day. The work you shipped yesterday would not be the work you ship today
  9. If you want to ship art in your field you have to connect with your audience on a regular, scheduled, predictable, and anticipated basis
  10. If you want to ship art in your field you have to do the work you were born to do or else everyone will see through it when you try to sell it to them

356. 10-14-15

  1. If you don’t do your work that matters most then you may never be fully self-actualized
  2. If you don’t do your work that matters most then you may have a hole in your purpose
  3. If you don’t do your work that matters most then you are missing out
  4. If you don’t do your work that matters most then the people you are meant to serve will lose
  5. If you don’t do your work that matters most then you may never grow
  6. If you don’t do your work that matters most then you may never fully live
  7. If you don’t do your work that matters most then you may never know your full potential
  8. If you don’t do your work that matters most then you may never love your work
  9. If you don’t do your work that matters most then you may never understand what it feels like to do something bigger than you
  10. If you don’t do your work that matters most then you may never be free

357. 10-15-15

  1. Give to those who ask
  2. Give to those who don’t
  3. Give without material injury to yourself
  4. Give before you can expect to get
  5. Give because it feels great–way better than taking
  6. Give because they need your help
  7. Give because we are all in this together and together we can do more than we can as individuals
  8. Give because we all need help sometimes and most people don’t want to ask
  9. Give because someday you will need help
  10. Give because it makes you remarkable

358. 10-16-15

  1. Be additive instead of trying to persevere. It’s a shift in mindset
  2. Be additive, because shipping art every day will turn you into a prolific creator, even if you’re unsure of your path and your’re unsure of your skill level
  3. Be additive, because shipping art every day will lead to improvement every day
  4. Be additive, because you will get better if you just sit down, shut up, and get to work. Complaining and self-loathing will not get you better
  5. Be additive, because those that ship art are the ones that help people. When you ship art every day you grow above the noise. When you grow above the noise you become remarkable
  6. Be additive, just a little more every day will lead to a huge body of work at the end of the week, month, year, and decade
  7. Be additive, because if you aren’t growing you’re shrinking.
  8. Be additive, because most people won’t be
  9. Be additive, because doing a little more each day–adding to your legacy and growing your craft–will give you the platform to help other people get what they want. That is an incredible feeling–better than money
  10. Be additive, because you can’t grow tomorrow if you don’t have something from today to compare it to

359. 10-17-15

  1. There is no end, there is only the journey, so stop worrying so much about the end
  2. There is no end, so do develop goals as if there were such. Goals are meant to punish instead of grow. Use themes instead
  3. There is no end. The end comes when you give up. Accept that there is no end and you can’t fail
  4. There is no end. There is a path. What you choose to do on that path will determine your level of happiness, not what you expect to get at the end
  5. There is no end. There is only the overcoming of obstacles and the simplification of the complicated
  6. There is no end. Instead of jumping from goal to goal, try to be your best self every day
  7. There is no end. You wake up at the starting line and go to bed somewhere along the raceway
  8. There is no end. It’s time to do the work that matters most and ship art every day
  9. There is no end. This is your show. If you ship art they won’t change the channel. If you create mediocre work you lost your audience
  10. There is no end. There is only death and that’s not much fun, so you might as well do your best work while you’re here

360. 10-18-15

  1. Develop a business counseling people over Skype. It allows you to live anywhere and never need an office
  2. Develop a business that helps people get ready to pull the plug from their day jobs, looking at finances, scaling back extra bills, living situation, and the business model
  3. Develop a business where you broker desktop, 3D printing time on people’s home computers to have parts produced without a factory
  4. Develop a business where you help non-social people meet in social situations with other, like-minded non-social people. Kind of like an introverts meet-up. We all need social connection in the right way
  5. Develop a business that will help people get to the core of who they are through a packaged series of interviews, worksheets, and exercises
  6. Develop a business that helps walk people from idea to licensing deal, with their physical product. You get a percentage of sales, so the inventor doesn’t need to come up with any money up-front
  7. Develop a business where you are an in-home fitness counselor, showing people how to exercise in their living space without equipment or gym memberships
  8. Develop a business that prevents people from losing everything to a new business venture. You perform an ‘idea audit’ and go through their financial situation and give them a ‘danger of failure score’
  9. Develop a business that matches personality types to all kinds of activities that will be perfect for them- jobs, businesses, hobbies, types of books, even entertainment–all designed to help the person be the happiest version of themselves
  10. Develop a business where you self-publish books and materials in a field where you are the expert.

361. 10-19-15

  1. Never stop looking for ways to reinvent yourself
  2. Never stop looking for ways to reinvent yourself, even if you don’t always find them. The process alone will help you grow
  3. Never stop looking for ways to reinvent yourself, even if you don’t have a plan
  4. Never stop looking for ways to reinvent yourself, even if you reinvent just a tiny piece
  5. Never stop looking for ways to reinvent yourself, because you deserve to grow
  6. Never stop looking for ways to reinvent yourself, because no one will do it for you
  7. Never stop looking for ways to reinvent yourself, because we need you to be your best self. We need your work that matters most
  8. Never stop looking for ways to reinvent yourself, because if you’re not growing you’re shrinking
  9. Never stop looking for ways to reinvent yourself, because it only takes a few small changes to bring about huge results
  10. Never stop looking for ways to reinvent yourself, because you have a lot more inside you than you give yourself credit for

362. 10-20-15

  1. Become a great writer by writing, not wishing, hoping, complaining, over-analyzing or procrastinating
  2. Become a great writer by being prolific in your craft
  3. Become a great writer by sticking with the constraints of your genre, while making sure your version of that genre is totally unique
  4. Become a great writer by reading the work of other great writers
  5. Become a great writer by eliminating the use of cliches
  6. Become a great writer by being a little better today than you were yesterday
  7. Become a great writer by editing ruthlessly
  8. Become a great writer by choosing each word with purpose and using the fewest words possible to make your point
  9. Become a great writer by developing a thick skin and write for your audience, not the critics
  10. Become a great writer by developing your voice and then keep that voice consistent in your work

363. 10-21-15

  1. Grow your small business by being remarkable in every way you touch your customer
  2. Grow your small business, not by interrupting, but by encouraging the customer inside
  3. Grow your small business by shipping art every day
  4. Grow your small business by ignoring the option to take the path of mediocrity
  5. Grow your small business by being prolific every day. Your customers get to vote on whether or not your work is good. If you’re prolific you have a better chance of getting it right
  6. Grow your small business by giving your customers a reason to keep coming back, even if it means losing money occasionally
  7. Grow your small business by starting with a scale-able idea, not hoping your idea is scale-able after you start
  8. Grow your small business by slowing down and really listening to the market–not on the surface, but at the core…to the street-level
  9. Grow your small business by embracing messy (not sloppy, but messy. We love messy)
  10. Grow your small business because we’re counting on you. We need your remarkable idea to help us solve our problems

364. 10-22-15

  1. Be your best self by doing work that you were born to do
  2. Be your best self by helping other people enrich their own lives. Nothing feels better than lifting someone up
  3. Be your best self by being honest
  4. Be your best self by being brave when you should be and make the right choice
  5. Be your best self by not settling
  6. Be your best self by shipping art every day
  7. Be your best self by being thankful for the gift you have
  8. Be your best self by taking responsibility
  9. Be your best self by making new friends
  10. Be your best self by reducing your burden and appreciating what you have

365. 10-23-15

  1. I tried this project for a year as a test in habit-building and perseverance- and it worked
  2. I tried this project for a year to exercise my mind- and it worked
  3. I tried this project for a year and I learned that the daily practice of 10 ideas should be kept private. I ended up doing a second list of 10 ideas per day on my own
  4. I tried this project for a year and I learned the subconscious mind must be part of the creative process–must be inspired to work on the hardest problems–or else your work and life will stay flat
  5. I tried this project for a year and I have grown personally and spiritually more in the past year than in the past 10 years
  6. I tried this project for a year and it helped me hone my work that matters most
  7. I tried this project for a year and it helped me ship art
  8. I tried this project for a year and it helped me steal time
  9. I tried this project for a year and it helped me stop goal setting
  10. I tried this project for a year and I want to express my sincere gratitude to James Altucher for inspiring me to choose myself, to take the road less traveled, and to do the work I was born to do, not the work people think I should do
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