Category Archives for "Bootstrapping"


Speed Kills Your Competition

‘ve always been a fan of zero sum games. From trying to make it as a professional poker player to more recently getting back into chess (I’m ‘snowbistro’ on if interested in a game) to now focusing on ranking my authority sites, it’s all about beating the competition. And I now have a big […]

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How To Get A Porsche

 recently sold my shopify ecommerce business (backstory here) on for 21x monthly earnings. The process of selling a business and discovering what is valuable to buyers has been an incredible learning experience for me and Frank who bought the business is a great guy (interview below). Out of the 20+ buyers who paid the deposit to see the […]

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Being Mercenary Not Missionary

‘m back in the mountain disneyland of Whistler, BC. I did a ski season here ten years ago with my buddy Gav and now I’m back on my honeymoon (I got up early and snuck out to head to starbucks and write this!). I’m not good at “forced” time away from working – it’s all I’ve […]

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Getting Married To Your Goals

got married this weekend and it feels good. I don’t know if it’s the freedom that comes from finally closing the question marks from being ‘single’ in the same way that creativity happens when you place limitations on yourself (kidding). In all seriousness I feel more free and more happy married than I was before. […]

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2015 Goal – Race To A $100k Month

I’m just back from two weeks off work in Slovakia staying with my girlfriend’s family. This time has really given me perspective on what’s happened business-wise over the last year and what my goals and focus is for 2015. It’s also been great to have a VA doing lead gen, customer service and service delivery whilst […]

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10 Making a splash in Vegas

I’ve been in Las Vegas for over a week now and it’s an incredible place, one in which I can be very productive in – probably because I don’t want to leave my suite when it’s 100F outside and has views over the Bellagio fountains: I was last here six years ago before they had […]

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Startups, sandals and self-publishing

I’m currently living in The Village  which is a community of social and impact entrepreneurs that’s grown out of the Unreasonable Institute social incubator who gives out a penguin (the best incubators in the world) to each of their mentors. Living with other entrepreneurs is massively motivating and good for my work ethic in terms […]

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