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The Solution Provider

First of all, thanks so much to everyone who signed up to come out the Unconventional Book Tour this fall. My goal was to put this out there and see how people responded. Well, respond you did! 450 people signed up in the first few hours, and hundreds more over the weekend. All 63 cities…

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Site Update: June-July 2010

Greetings once again from the homeland, also known as Portland, Oregon. I haven’t been running as much as I’d like lately, but this morning I made it out to the Springwater Corridor for a fun 10 miles in great summer weather. All is well with the world once again. *** Each month once in a…

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Postcard #14: Lean in Ireland

This week’s featured postcard comes to us from Lean in Ireland. Here’s what it’s all about. See more postcards from readers here. Send your own in to this address: World Domination HQ 4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd #639 Portland, OR 97214 USA ###

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Why Focus on the Numbers?

I’ve heard the question in various forms over the past couple of years: Why not just travel around the world without trying to go everywhere—in other words, why focus on the numbers? My answer is that the numbers give you a goal—something to keep in mind as you go through a challenging process. The numbers…

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Motivation and Product Launches

For a few months I used this image as my laptop background. Why do you do the things you do? is always a good question to ask yourself, whether in business or in life. This is the Sunday Store Update, where I write about the business side of AONC. Earlier this week I had the…

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Postcard #13: Mimi in Luxembourg

This week’s featured postcard comes to us from Mimi in Luxembourg. Here’s what it’s all about. See more postcards from readers here. Send your own in to this address: World Domination HQ 4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd #639 Portland, OR 97214 USA ###

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Free Advice

Free advice is often worth less than the price. Much of the time, you already know what you need to do about something—you just need to do it. Nevertheless, I hear a lot of things being repeated, and I get asked a lot of the same questions… so here’s my less-than-$0.02 for anyone who cares.…

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Empire Building Kit: Take III

Two months ago, the Empire Building Kit launched out into the world. Thirty days later, we did it again, in one crazy launch with 30+ partners. Today, it’s going out again — once and for all. As of today, the EBK will be permanently available on UnconventionalGuides.com. Empire building for everyone! Yay. –>Read more or…

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Fear and Permission

When you speak at a Carnegie Mellon University event with Fearless as the theme, you’ve got a couple things to consider. One: it’s TedX! It’s Carnegie Mellon! Yikes. Intimidating audience of extremely smart people with high expectations. But two: since the event is about overcoming fear, no one will be surprised when you admit to…

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Revenge of Empire Building – The Final Saga

Greetings, friends and readers. I made it back to America after the latest Round-the-World journey. People sometimes ask how jet lag affects me as I roam from continent to continent. Here’s the general rule, Twitter-style: Jet lag day 1 = zzzz. Day 2 = worst day! Day 3 = don’t fall asleep! Day 4 =…

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Postcard #12: Andrea in Bulgaria

This week’s featured postcard comes to us from Andrea in Bulgaria. Here’s what it’s all about. See more postcards from readers here. Send your own in to this address: World Domination HQ 4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd #639 Portland, OR 97214 USA ###

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Transitions

Do you ever have the feeling that you’re leaving somewhere to which you’ll never return? You’ve been coasting along in the present, then all of a sudden—the future! Is here! There’s no going back, no matter how much you want to. You walk out of the apartment and shut the door for the last time.…

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The Final Fifty

Greetings from Terminal 1 in Singapore’s Changi Airport—or perhaps HKG, or NRT, or en route to LAX depending on when you read this. I’m on the way home from my latest global adventure. A long time ago—five years, to be precise—I had an idea to visit every country in the world. I like travel, I…

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