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Have you been to a conference before where there are more people wearing a kilt and a Darth Vader helmet while riding a unicycle playing a bagpipe that shoots flames out the back than people wearing a suit and tie?

I’m decompressing from the World Domination Summit, trying to piece together the themes from this year, and understand what I'll take away long-term. The older I get, and the longer I've been an entrepreneur, the more I keep asking myself “what’s the point?” As in, what’s the point of goals we work towards, and accomplishments we hold up and celebrate in ourselves and others?

I received an email today that my good friend’s company is shutting down, pulling the plug, closing up shop. This is something he poured himself into…

Ask a group of pro bloggers for one tip on how to build a powerful online audience that you can then monetize into a full-time business, and they will likely all say the same thing: find your niche. The idea is simple: it’s a big world out there with a lot of products and services that you probably don’t have the time or resources to compete with.

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