Ryan Wood – Director of Public Awareness for Sevenly

[quote style=”boxed”]I use one of the old-school yellow notepads. That always does the trick for me. I don’t think there is a more effective way to communicate your thoughts and ideas than to write them down with a pen on paper.[/quote] Ryan Wood is the director of public awareness and partnerships for social-good startup Sevenly, […]

Sibyl Chavis – Founder of Possibility of Today

[quote style=”boxed”]Doing things by trial and error is one of the approaches I continually try to use in my business. I have discovered some great business insights by being open to trying new things–and most importantly, by being willing to fail and simply move on.[/quote] Sibyl Chavis is a Harvard-trained lawyer who left the lucrative […]

Colleen Wainwright – Designer and Creative Director of Communicatrix

[quote style=”boxed”]Noodling, noodling, noodling! I do a ridiculous amount of private pacing, scribbling, brain dumping, and so forth.[/quote] Colleen Wainwright is a writer-speaker-layabout who started calling herself “the communicatrix” when she hit three hyphens. She spent 10 years as an award-winning TV copywriter crafting ads for brands like Wheaties®, Gatorade® and Jell-O®, and another 10 […]

Arya Bina – Creator of CheapTravelHunter.com

[quote style=”boxed”]Work. Work smart, but work hard![/quote] Arya Bina is an 18-year-old college student and businessman who was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, California. He was born to upper middle-class parents, one of which is a second-generation Iranian-American. He started his own company at the age of 16, and […]

Eddy Lu – CEO and Co-Founder of Grubwithus

[quote style=”boxed”]Be happy. There are so many things out of your control, and startup life is full of the highest highs and the lowest lows. Staying happy is tough when things are bad, but you need to be level-headed and optimistic enough to get yourself out.[/quote] Eddy Lu is the CEO and co-founder of Grubwithus, […]

Evan Aaronson – Founder of MealsWithMentors.com

[quote style=”boxed”]Close your eyes and go.[/quote] Evan Aaronson has almost 20 years of experience with creative projects and streamlined, entrepreneurial ventures. He’s worked as a comedy writer, reality TV producer, feature film director, video editor, college instructor, public speaker, online marketer, and Internet entrepreneur known for spotting trends before they hit the mainstream. After attending […]

Amy Porterfield – Co-Author of Facebook Marketing for Dummies

[quote style=”boxed”]Experiment with Facebook Ads to build your email list. It’s my #1 tool for list building, and if you do them right, you can grow your list quickly without breaking the bank![/quote] Amy is the co-author of Facebook Marketing All-In-One for Dummies and is a social media strategist for entrepreneurs and small businesses. With […]

Jim McCarthy – CEO of Goldstar

[quote style=”boxed”]I start my day by resetting my priorities and planning my schedule. I follow a modified version of the Franklin Covey system and have been doing that for about 15 years.[/quote] Jim McCarthy is the CEO of Goldstar, the world’s largest seller of half-price tickets online. He focuses on business development through strategic marketing […]

Ollin Morales – Writer and Problogger

[quote style=”boxed”]Focus on providing value. Forget about fame. If you provide value, then fame will come in and of itself. When that happens, the fame will mean something. And it’s better to be popular for something that’s meaningful, than to be popular for something that’s devoid of meaning.[/quote] Ollin Morales is a fiction writer, freelance […]