Video: Entrepreneurial Lecture Series


10 years ago I took a college class that inspired me. Each week we listened to entrepreneurs tell their stories. The only assignment for the class was to read the E-myth Revisited and write a short paper. I used to think to myself “someday I’m going to come back here and speak.”

Last week I did it. It was under much different circumstances than I pictured 10 years ago; I originally thought I’d wait until I was a mid-40’s billionaire astronaut cowboy who flies helicopters and races sports cars. But I wanted to give the students a little different perspective. I hope I succeeded. Whatever the case, I had a lot of fun doing it.

Outsourcing starts at around the 20-minute mark. Credit is given to some of my important influences during the intro.

It was especially nice having my wife there. We’ve been married 7 years, and she’s never been able to attend any of my presentations!

3 Surprises from Personal Outsourcing

Entrepreneurship, Outsourcing

Taking a quick break from the usual outsourcing examples this week. I’ve been thinking lately about how our experience during the past year of Personal Outsourcing has differed from my initial expectations. As I read and talk to more people that are trying it out, I find these differences are not uncommon.
#1- I’ve used it [...]

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The Internet Changes Everything


The Internet Changes Everything

Recently, Tim got to interview Michael Gerber. I’m jealous. It’s been 10 years since I read E-Myth Revisited, but I haven’t forgotten the principles that Gerber shares.

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GetFriday Alternative Makes the New York Times

Entrepreneurship, In print, Outsourcing

A couple of weeks ago I was interviewed by a nice fellow named Dan Fost. He was originally interested in hearing about my experience in shifting from GetFriday to a domestic assistant. In the course of our conversation, I ended up filling him in on the secret little business that we’ve been scheming on over [...]

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Work for Hire: In defense of an hourly wage


One of common threads that runs from E-Myth to Rich Dad, Poor Dad to 4HWW is the encouragement to get yourself on a path of passive income; move away from income sources that require you to work for every dollar. I agree with the goal in general, but I’m taking a slightly different approach to achieve it.

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3 Health Insurance Options for the Self-Employed


When we made the break from the corporate world, we thought we had insurance all figured out. Then we got thrown for a loop. After a lot of research and paper work, things are now even better than we originally planned.

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