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  1. Generalist Vs. Specialist

    If there is a thread I missed in my search I apologize. I saw this touched on a few places both on this forum and elsewhere. A lot of people online preach that when starting a business (such as a web design agency, smma, consulting, etc) it is better to start as a specialist. Ideally picking an...
  2. A sales tip for techies

    Nice post! Nothing drives me further away from a salesperson than someone trying to hard close, talking some "robotic" script or using some cheesy 1950's techniques. Buyers are more informed than ever before. Sure you can argue there is a lot of misinformation on the internet too. But, the...
  3. Best MJ DeMarco Quotes?

    One nugget that I really liked was in Chapter 27 (of course the whole chapter is really good.), "Real change comes from identity and self-not from interim motivations jump-started by books or YouTube binging. Basically, you have to BE what you want to become FIRST so the actions can follow...
  4. Thoughts On "Minimalism" And How It Affects Your Fastlane?

    This :rofl: I believe I understand the positive intent in the minimalism ideology. But, I don't see it as an "end all solution" to a more happy or fulfilling life. I don't find it overly difficult to see passed materialism's script while still keeping some extra clothes in one's closet. Also...
  5. OFF-TOPIC The price of success

    I don't think to be successful one would have to toss their child off a cliff. But, I understand the point you are making. I think many people look at change as sacrifice. I mean it is, but it shouldn't be thought of as loss, which many people confuse it for. If one goes to the club 5 days...
  6. How do you become a happy person?

    I can relate (I'm also 24 living with my parents. But, no girlfriend. And kind, but SCRIPTED friends.) I too have struggled in life (bad relationships, leaving unfulfilling jobs, wishing death to all life on this planet, etc). But, I eventually understood that happiness is not something to get...
  7. Beware Those Offering To Hire You Too Easily - Meeting A Psycho For Coffee

    Lol, this sounds eerily familiar to what happened to me a little while ago. I met with two couples at a Starbucks and later attended a basement meeting with about 30 people in this. It was at this basement meeting where I watched these friendly people become an evil cult. There was one speaker...
  8. Should I take a job

    Take a job or find some way for income to accommodate your life, but remember to ignore the F*ck out of sidewalk/slowlane people that you come across while there. Their SCRIPTED advice isn't worth more than a fake smile and nod in fake agreement. I made a decision a while ago to move back in at...
  9. Pick a niche. Can you "Follow your passion" there?

    Picking a niche is difficult if one succumbs to something like the paradox of choice (analysis paralysis.) You could invent a new niche entirely, pick something you're "passionate" about, try the latest trending niches based on Google. Ultimately, my opinion is this "All ways of choosing a...
  10. How to detect deceitful people

    It's tough to trust anyone completely. And you should always be a little wary about the claims of another. But, you need to trust people eventually otherwise you'll have no business. If you are doing a major deal, hiring someone or associating yourself with someone that will impact you...
  11. Should I be worried about capitalism changing? Or am I overthinking it?

    The real issue I find isn't so much with "Capitalism." At least what real capitalism is. Personally, I am also okay with certain levels of marketeering as well, but I can also understand the anger some people have for that. The larger issue really is by the hands of the government. The...
  12. Plant-Based Opportunities / Vegan Business Opportunities

    Seems like a fairly decent opportunity, but how does a poor schmuck like me best his odds? a)Assist already established vegan businesses with a service? b)Start a vegan product business with little to no investment, just sweat equity? (vegan software? lol)
  13. Took a sales job, quit after 12 hours

    I worked for a company called Modern Water Solutions that was terrible. I stuck it out for a while, but left when I realized I was losing money going to work. They are evil crooks IMHO and I wouldn't trust what is said about them anywhere online. They make fake reviews and the whole 9 yards...
  14. How to legally pay no taxes... possible?

    No taxation without representation! :) I'd probably seek advice from a tax attorney or some qualified expert that could help you come up with an optimal strategy that's specialized to your location, your customers' locations and the services/products you sell. Like other's have mentioned...
  15. Is Cold Calling/Emailing Illegal in Canada?

    I'm just going to talk with a lawyer. I have other questions beyond CASL, but will include it in our discussions as I need specifics. Only a fool would take legal advice from something that specifically disclaims it is NOT legal advice. So even if you memorize the FAQ in it's entirety, it is a...
  16. Conflicting Advice For Newbies Getting Clients

    I tried meetup in the cities. Most groups seemed to be more about MLM that I wasn't exactly interested in. I could potentially start one and coordinate locations for meetups. Forming my own little business alliance would be nice. Leads that have consented/opted in to their preferred...
  17. Is Cold Calling/Emailing Illegal in Canada?

    1) The FAQ's disclaimer states that, "This material is not to be considered legal advice nor is it binding on the Commission itself." So while it may be, "plain English," it is not thorough and even mentions that a lot of it is case by case. Also, the examples in the Compliance and Enforcement...
  18. Is Cold Calling/Emailing Illegal in Canada?

    I have read these before, but where I need more information is when there are statements open to interpretation such as "implied consent." I've read that "implied consent" is having your business email listed publicly online. And I've also read that it is closer to "expressed" in which they...
  19. Conflicting Advice For Newbies Getting Clients

    I'm in rural Saskatchewan. Face to face networking is a little difficult considering the nearest cities are about a four hour drive away. I can try walkins and face to face networking when I am in a city. But, I think an online approach will be more wise to reduce travelling costs and time.
  20. Is Cold Calling/Emailing Illegal in Canada?

    I think the legislation makes it tricky to understand what constitutes as implied consent. Making cold prospecting via email a bit of a grey area. But, I may try use social networks to mitigate the risk of an expensive fine. Even if there is little risk. I wasn't worried until someone that I...
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