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  1. jesseissorude

    Banking, Cannabis, Adult Film, or Tech? Where's the Fast Lane?

    RED FLAG! Personally, going to school and getting my master's degree was one of the best decisions I've ever made... but that's because engineering was what I truly wanted to do with my life. Don't do something because it feels like you should. You'll end up just being mediocre at something you...
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    RANT Another scourge of the slowlane: open offices

    lol, brilliant On the subject of open offices: I used to work for a tech startup and they got a new giant office. It really was a nice office, but of course everything was open (except for the higher-ups who all strategically placed their backs to walls). It made for a fun atmosphere... but...
  3. jesseissorude

    I bought another laundromat

    ah Ha! This is exactly the kind of info I'd like to learn about. "Finding and Funding" is something I've never had to learn about, but I hope it'll be a nice problem to have for me someday. My grandparents ran a rental property empire in Florida where they found properties (strip malls...
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    NOTABLE! Billionaire Ray Dalio: Meditation is ‘the single most important reason' for my success

    Thanks! Just added it to my to-read list. Two that really helped me are: Wherever you Go, There You Are by John Kabat-Zinn Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart by Dr. Mark Epstein If you only read one of the two, go for Dr. Epstein's book. He makes vipassana meditation extremely relatable...
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    OFF-TOPIC Game of Thrones Season 8 Thread (SPOILERS)

    This is the longest running bummer of the show, imo. Book Euron is a certified badass, but show Euron is a conniving weasel that just wants to ruin other people's lives... but isn't particularly smart or capable, just mean. I think this is all going to be great marketing for George R.R...
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    Lots of new faces here since I was active. What's your why?

    I've been thinking about this thread for a while now. It's hard to put my why into words, but here goes: No one is guaranteed another day. An ex-girlfriend of mine was diagnosed with cervical cancer 4 days ago (she's only 25). A friend of mine died of cervical cancer 2 years ago at 24. She...
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    EXECUTION ZF's progress thread

    Iiiinteresting! At my last job, I was having to write copy for email collection tests for clients. I'd done it for hundreds of sites, and in some cases increased their email signups 3X in a single test. Still, I'd always have clients that would ask for revision after revision because they...
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    EXECUTION ZF's progress thread

    Oof, I wonder if there was a common thread among the botched gigs, like expectation management, unclear on what the deliverables are, etc. Sounds like you're up for the challenge though!
  9. jesseissorude

    NOTABLE! I'm a fifteen year old kid who posted here more than one year ago. Here's what I've been up to.

    God damn, if you are getting reactions like that, I might re-think your pitching process. I cold-call music stores to get the names of stockists/gatekeepers and find out if they'd be receptive to stocking my product. I always want them to hang up feeling glad that I reached out.
  10. jesseissorude

    How do i manufacture my automatic printer?

    at that volume, you'd be able to competitively fill orders of $139/$5 = 27 units (just for the jewel case) If I was considering getting just 20 units at 20*$5=$100, I'd just pony up the extra $40 to get 5x more CDs and full service printing/packaging. Plus, how much are the artists charging...
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    OFF-TOPIC Tony Robbins, Gary Vaynerchuk national achievers seminar

    Very cool to hear your experience! I've been seeing the ads for it here in Nashville for the past month on YouTube, my Instagram feed, etc. NOTHING in those ads hinted that there would be a recorded hologram of Gary Vee speaking. It was all very very clear that you would be seeing him and Tony...
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    RANT Florida Teachers Can What?

    Isn't it? Choosing your leader seems pretty primal. Even cavemen had to individually select/deselect themselves as the alpha of the group. But all that said, I'm a proud gun owner myself, and--regardless of what you think about the Florida law (I'm actually in favor of it)--the thought that...
  13. jesseissorude

    INTRO A longtime lurkers introduction

    Awesome! You have a very compelling story. Honestly, I don't think lurking is so bad. You become a much better contributor for having lurked for a while before posting. There's so much to read here that you can get tons of value before you ever realize that you've found an unanswered...
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    RANT Florida Teachers Can What?

    I always thought this was weird when people post "SHALL not infringe!" like that's the end of the argument. The constitution also protects your right to vote, but that right can be revoked perfectly legally. Are all voting laws unconstitutional?
  15. jesseissorude

    NOTABLE! I'm a fifteen year old kid who posted here more than one year ago. Here's what I've been up to.

    Yeah dude! I love all that. Cold calling is super scary the first times you do it, but it's a huge learning opportunity. You get good at it fast.
  16. jesseissorude

    NOTABLE! I'm a fifteen year old kid who posted here more than one year ago. Here's what I've been up to.

    Hell yeah! Oops, I mean heck yeah. H*ck yeah? Damn, I don't remember what I could say when I was 16. Dang! Why not keep doing a lot more of what's been working? (That said, if I were 16, I'd try anything and everything just to learn it all.)
  17. jesseissorude

    How to force myself to do things?

    omg, why did I never notice your avatar before, haha ONE /threadjack
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    OFF-TOPIC Game of Thrones Season 8 Thread (SPOILERS)

    The worst part is that the Night King was supposed to be the thing that put the War of the Five Kingdoms into perspective. Politics give way to an existential threat to the world. But nope, that's all done. Literally all there is left to do is scuffle about who is going to be king for the...
  19. jesseissorude

    How do i manufacture my automatic printer?

    Hey there! I've actually gotten a bunch of CDs printed for my bands in the past. Unfortunately, the places that manufacture the CDs also do the printing on the CD and the packaging. They even put the CDs in the packaging and shrinkwrap everything for me. I just searched my email history and...
  20. jesseissorude

    How to force myself to do things?

    This is beyond our help then. Give a psychologist/psychiatrist's office a call and they can point you in the right direction. Best of luck.
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