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How to Network Your Way to World-Class Mentors: The Thiel Fellowship Lecture, Part 1

How to Network Your Way to World-Class Mentors: The Thiel Fellowship Lecture, Part 1 | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

Last year, PayPal cofounder and first outside Facebook investor Peter Thiel made waves when he announced the Thiel Fellowship, a program to pay twenty people under the age of twenty $100,000 each to leave formal schooling and learn in the real world, not in the classroom.

 

In May of this year, the Thiel Foundation announced 24 brilliant young inaugural recipients of the Fellowship. In June, they held they held their first retreat together, at the Headlands Institute in Sausalito, CA. I had the privilege of delivering the presentation below to the Fellows.

 

My talk was aimed at helping the Fellows see that—like all people, young and old, in college and out of college—they will get their education by finding great mentors and teachers. The difference between them, and their peers in college, is that they are getting a head start in learning how to find mentors and teachers outside of the classroom, out in the real world...

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10 Easy Steps to ‘Mission Accomplished!’

10 Easy Steps to ‘Mission Accomplished!’ | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it
My free ebook entitled 10 Easy Steps to 'Mission Accomplished!' gives you simple, practical advice for completing your next big online project. Get it free now.

 

Finishing what you start is critical to online business success.


“Project abandonment” is just another way of saying “Failure.”

 

And most online entrepreneurs will have to admit they have abandoned too many projects in the past.

 

As part of my mission to help my readers to become more prolific online entrepreneurs, I provide all my email subscribers with a free ebook to help them shout “Mission Accomplished!” more often!

 

10 Easy Steps to ‘Mission Accomplished!’ gives you simple, practical advice for completing your next big online project. It warns you about possible pitfalls, and even guides you on certain aspects that makes an online products stand out. It is short, sharp and super helpful...

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Prioritization - Making best use of your time and resources

Prioritization - Making best use of your time and resources | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

Prioritization is the essential skill you need to make the very best use of your own efforts and those of your team. It's also a skill that you need to create calmness and space in your life so that you can focus your energy and attention on the things that really matter.


It is particularly important when time is limited and demands are seemingly unlimited. It helps you to allocate your time where it is most-needed and most wisely spent, freeing you and your team up from less important tasks that can be attended to later. or quietly dropped.

 

With good prioritization (and careful management of deprioritized tasks) you can bring order to chaos, massively reduce stress, and move towards a successful conclusion. Without it, you'll flounder around, drowning in competing demands.

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JumpStart Your Social Media Program | Social Media DIY Workshop

JumpStart Your Social Media Program | Social Media DIY Workshop | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it
Are you disappointed with your social media results? Here's a 2-week course that shows you how to turn that around. 7 lessons delivered every other day by email. And it's free.

 

I Can Show You How To Turn Things Around!

 

You made the jump into social media. You are using one or more social media tools to talk to your customers. But the results are disappointing.

 

> No comments on your blog posts.
> Your Facebook wall posts remain unliked.
> Your tweets don’t get retweeted.
> No one signs up for your workshop.
> Your special offer doesn’t get used.

 

Your social media presence is so quiet you can hear the crickets chirping.

 

What Went Wrong?...

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Melting The Cold Call

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If you’re like me, the phrase “cold call” sends chills down your spine. There’s nothing scarier than the thought of having to call a complete stranger to try to sell my wares. But there are ways that you can be better at this skill. Read on.

 

1. Acknowledge Your Fears

If you weren’t afraid of the cold call, you wouldn’t be reading this. So embrace it. Identify what exactly you fear will happen. Is it that you might irritate or enrage the person on the other end? That they might reject you? Determining the worst possible scenario can help you embrace your fears and move on...

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