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The Boss: What Should I do For a Living?

What Should I Do For A Living?

It’s not ‘what do you do for a living.’ It’s precisely what you should do for a living. The difference is often a chasm the size of the Grand Canyon. I think I spend more time thinking about my potential career(s) or lack thereof than any other subject. I definitely think about it more

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The Enthusiastic Life Podcast with Jesse Stoddard

In pursuit of happiness Jesse explores the many facets of unique ability with great enthusiasm and aplomb.

Tall Women, Short Men

Tall Women, Short Men

Not long ago, one of my clients asked me, “Jesse, what do you think about tall women with short men?” “Is this theoretical… or is

Paper Boy Cartoon

Why Every Kid Needs A Job They Can Quit

My first job was delivering a paper route at around eight years old. As an independent contractor, you were responsible for doing your own prospecting,

A Real American Thanksgiving

We called it Truck Trollin’. It was like trolling along in your boat in the hopes of catching a fish… Only it was on Interstate

Dan Kennedy April 7, 2017

Tribute to Dan Kennedy

This is a sad day for many of us in the small business world. Dan Kennedy is in hospice and doesn’t have many days left.

Email Rage!

Email Rage: The Digital Killer

Your Inbox Might Be Hunting You Ping! Another email. My good friend, Scott Miller, is a busy teacher, family man, and small-town philanthropist with the

F-Bomb’s Away

The Gentrification of Cuss Words

Cuss words, the F-word, in particular, has undergone rapid gentrification over the last few years. Just as improving a house or district to conform to

Dealing with grief and shame

Dealing With Your Grief

In the last week, one of my closest friends suddenly lost his father to a pulmonary embolism. His dad was a wonderful man, as healthy

Amazing Investment Opportunity!

Amazing Investment Opportunity!

Are you looking for an AMAZING INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY?!! In honor of Amazon Prime Day (an official new celebrated holiday), we decided to do something horrific

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How To Finally Achieve Real Ultimate Failure

Do you feel a guilty obligation to be “successful?” With the thousands of books, media, gurus, personalities, seminars, video and audio programs inundating the marketplace,