Business & Entrepreneurship Archive

The Holy Trinity Of Productivity: Apply These 3 Strategies Simultaneously And See What Happens

 

For the past few months, this combination of three productivity strategies has helped me write for at least 30 minutes every day (since December), and stretch for at least 5 minutes every day (since February).

Everything I Earned And Spent In 2014

 

2014 was my fourth full year being a self-employed vagabond, traveling around the world without flying while working from my laptop.

$5k November: Mission Accomplished!

 

November has come to an end, and therefore so has my self-imposed challenge to win $5k of new business within the month. In my update last week, things weren’t looking too good.

$5k November: Update #3

 

Now entering the home stretch, here’s an update on my goal to win $5,000 of new business in November. As of this writing, three-quarters of the way through the month, my income from all “new” business is at $1,650, and I have another $355 due from unfinished projects.

$5k November: Update #2

 

Here’s the mid-month update on my goal to win $5,000 of new business in November. As of this writing, halfway through the month, my income from all “new” business is at $900, and I have another $875 due from unfinished projects.

$5k November: Update #1

 

Here’s a quick update on my goal to win $5,000 of new business in November. As of this writing, a week deep into the month, my income from all “new” business is at $560, and I have another $600 due assuming two live projects are completed satisfactorily.

$5k November: Finding Work

 

A few days ago I announced my goal of winning $5,000 of new business in November, and invited you to join me with your own freelance goal. If you’re already on board, great! If not, it’s not too late!

November Challenge: Win $5k in New Business (You Too?)

 

I’m setting a goal to win $5,000 in new business this November. To reach that goal, I’ll primarily be leveraging my skills in web design and development, aiming to land some quality freelance gigs.

Two Tales of Commerce

 

Pretty much every afternoon here in Cusco I walk down to el Mercado Central de San Pedro, a big covered market right in the center of town. It’s about what you’d expect a traditional South American market to be like.

Week 1 Sales Report for The Cargo Ship Diaries

 

Exactly a week ago I published my new book, The Cargo Ship Diaries. It’s available for purchase both here on my website, and on Amazon.

Building a Software Business – Update #1

 

I’m investing $599 a month in The Foundation, a software as a service (SaaS) training program. For those of you curious as to how I’m faring, here’s a quick update.

Everything I Earned And Spent In 2013

 

2013 was my third full year being a self-employed vagabond, traveling around the world without flying while working from my laptop.

My $1,000 Email

 

On December 20th I sent out an email blast to my Travel Ninjas mailing list. In it I offered personal coaching for the first time ever. The price: $1,000 for one month of coaching.

Can you help?

 

I’m looking to talk on the phone with cool people running businesses that do at least $100k in revenue each year. Maybe that describes you or someone you know?

You Can’t Get There From Here

 

I’ve decided to make a few changes. First, I’m killing my blogging schedule. I’ve published twice a week like clockwork for 3+ years now, and that’s plenty.

Quit your job or start a side business? (Interview with Jen Gresham)

 

You’re going to want to pay close attention to what Jen Gresham has to say in this interview. Jen has a ton of experience helping people from all walks of life successfully navigate the murky waters of career change, whether that means finding a better job, or starting their own business.

69 Tips for Superhuman Productivity

 

There’s a good chance you’re procrastinating just by reading this. But you’re reading about productivity so that doesn’t count as procrastination, right?

How To Achieve Peak Productivity (with Sebastian Marshall)

 

Today I’m bringing you a conversation with Sebastian Marshall, all about productivity. Let’s face it: If you can’t execute at a high level and get important shit done, you’re going to have a very hard time succeeding in business.

The Education of Entrepreneurs (recommended reading list)

 

One warning before you dive in: It can be very easy to slip into procrastination mode with this stuff. You read and watch and listen and consume when really the most important thing you could be doing is taking action.

3 Reasons You’re Doomed to Fail at Online Business

 

These are reasons which I believe account for the failures of many who try their hand at being their own boss, online or off. If you recognize these in yourself, you need to make some big changes or you’ll be doomed, too.

The Millionaire Mindset (with Dane Maxwell)

 

Today I’m bringing you a fascinating conversation on mindset with Dane Maxwell of The Foundation.

How To Get Started Working Online, with Sean Ogle (+ $1,000 worth of proven online business training up for grabs)

 

This is the first episode of The Foundations of Entrepreneurship. The goal of the series is to learn about the fundamental building blocks of business and entrepreneurship. We kick things off with Sean Ogle from Location Rebel.

The Shift (I’ll probably lose a few of you with this one)

 

It was 3am and I was sat with my laptop on a rickety chair atop a shitty mattress. The furniture arrangement had me as close as possible to a rusty ceiling fan, the moving air keeping my skin below boiling point and the mosquitoes at bay.

Start Before You’re Ready

 

Listen, you’ve been putting this thing off for way too long, with the excuse that you don’t feel ready. Well guess what?

How I Earn And Spend My Money: August 2013 Finance Report

 

New finance report is up! Get access below to see exactly how much I earned and spent in August, while living in one of the world’s most expensive cities!

Big Scary Task Ahead? Don’t Pump Yourself Up. Try This Instead.

 

I can do it. Yes, I can! I’m going to crush it. Come on! I am fantastically awesome and I will succeed. I will succeed. I will succeed. Wait, not so fast…

You’re Doing Great, Huh? Compared To Who?

 

Here’s the thing: I’m no longer comparing myself to Joey Dayjob sitting in his cubicle filing TPS reports.

Site Progress Report: August 2013

 

A quick post to tell you that I just published the latest site progress report for ndoherty.com. The report is available exclusively to my email subscribers.

Breadcrumbs

 

I often feel like a charlatan, a faker.

Balance: You’re Doing It Wrong

 

You’re probably like me. You’ve tried and failed so many times to have perfectly balanced days or weeks, where you aim to do a little bit of everything, try to make progress on a dozen different goals and stay on top of several separate tasks all at the same time.

6 Self-Delusions That Will Kill Your Business (And How To Avoid Them)

 

As inspired by David McRaney’s excellent book, You Are Not So Smart. Read all the way to the bottom to learn how you could win one of five copies.

How I Earn And Spend My Money: July 2013 Finance Report

 

New finance report is up! Get access below to see exactly how much I earned and spent in July. Finally back in the green, and a new personal best for income :-)

Site Progress Report: July 2013

 

A quick post to tell you that I just published the latest site progress report for ndoherty.com. The report is available exclusively to my email subscribers.

You Are Not An Entrepreneur (Yet)

 

A few days ago I received an email from someone who referred to me as “a successful businessman.” I had to disagree.

2 Reasons You Should Get A Job

 

I’ve written a lot previously in support of self-employment and entrepreneurship, but today I’m going to tell you why going out and getting a job (or sticking with your current one) can often be your best move.

The Reach-Out Challenge (For Action-Takers Only)

 

It’s pretty much a no-brainer among successful people that to become successful, you must surround yourself with the right kind of people. As Jim Rohn once said, “you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”

How I Earn And Spend My Money: June 2013 Finance Report

 

New finance report is up! Get access below to see exactly how much I earned and spent in June. Earnings were back on track but I managed to spend more than $5k for the fourth consecutive month!

Little Bets

 

From a book called Little Bets by Peter Sims, referring to successful innovators and entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs, Chris Rock and Frank Gehry…

Site Progress Report: June 2013

 

A quick post to tell you that I just published the latest site progress report for ndoherty.com. The report is available exclusively to my email subscribers.

How To Align Your Money And Your Meaning (And Build Time Assets)

 

In The Education of Millionaires, author Michael Ellsberg lays out four steps to aligning your money and your meaning. That is, getting to a place where you’re doing work you love and getting well paid for it.

How I Earn And Spend My Money: May 2013 Finance Report

 

New finance report is up! Get access below to see exactly how much I earned and spent in May. Somehow I managed to spend even more than I did the previous month, and unfortunately I wasn’t able to keep up the pace with my earnings :-/

Two Ways Entrepreneurs View The World

 

It’s becoming apparent to me that successful entrepreneurs tend to look at the world in two ways distinct from most other people…

Site Progress Report: May 2013

 

A quick post to tell you that I just published the latest site progress report for ndoherty.com. The report is available exclusively to my email subscribers.

The Lady On The Curve

 

Tuesday. I finish reading Rich Dad, Poor Dad. My mind is racing. Such a fascinating book. I ask myself: How did reading that book benefit me? What action has it inspired?

How I Earn And Spend My Money: April 2013 Finance Report

 

New finance report is up! Get access below to see exactly how much I earned and spent in April. Pretty sure it was the most expensive month I’ve had in a while, but I managed to keep my earnings up near personal-best levels, too.

Site Progress Report: April 2013

 

A quick post to tell you that I just published the latest site progress report for ndoherty.com. The report is available exclusively to my email subscribers.

The Little Engine That Couldn’t (And Was Fine With That)

 

“Find a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life!” Ever hear that phrase? It’s a classic. Follow your passion and life will be peachy. That’s the message.

How I Earn And Spend My Money: March 2013 Finance Report

 

New finance report is up! Get access below to see exactly how much I earned and spent in March. Twas another expensive month, especially with the purchase of a new laptop, but fortunately I was able to keep the earnings high, too.

The best advice I’d give my teenage self…

 

For those of you who’ve been following along since I quit my day job back in 2010, you’ll know that I’ve had plenty of struggles getting to this point. It hasn’t all come together for me overnight.

Everything I Earned And Spent In 2012

 

2012 was my second full year being a self-employed vagabond, traveling around the world without flying while working from my laptop.

How To Become a Freelance Web Designer

 

Below I’ll describe not only the technical skills you’ll need to become a web designer, but also the complimentary skills you should master to help you stand out and get hired consistently in a crowded market.

What To Do If You Hate Your Job

 

 Facebook35Twitter27Google+2I was in a coffee shop recently and overheard two employees conversing.