How to Be More Patient (For Impatient People)

I’ll be the first to admit: I’m impatient. Is this good or bad? (especially as an entrepreneur) The answer might surprise you… First, let’s make one thing clear: When I have an idea for a new video, I want it filmed. YESTERDAY. If I need a graphic for a new article, I’ll give my designer exactly 27 seconds to find the perfect image. (Sorry, Craig.) So, yeah. Patience is not my biggest … [Read more...]

Pros and Cons of a Virtual Business

As a startup owner, you’re probably looking to save as much money as possible. It just makes it a lot easier to make money and see the kind of success you’re looking for, right from the start, without making an unnecessary amount of debt. A lot of businesses are moving away from the physical realm, though, and opting for a virtual office instead – but is it really beneficial? Here is a … [Read more...]

Announcing: I Co-Founded A New Company Called Truvani

So, people keep asking me, “Derek, are you alive?” Yes. I’m alive. But I’ve been missing in action. Why? I co-founded a company called Truvani. We create high quality supplements made from real food products. So far we launched 4 products. 1. Daily Turmeric Supplement 2. Organic Chicken Bone Broth Powder 3. Chocolate Plant-Based Protein Powder 4. Marine Collagen Powder … [Read more...]

4 Leadership Principles Startup Entrepreneurs Must Know

The road to business success is one that can be lonely and dreary. The unrelenting passion of entrepreneurs and startup CEOs, while initially beneficial for the organization, can soon become a deterrent to the growth of the business and even its people. And with their current knowledge and skill set, it is inevitable for any startup entrepreneur to seek help in developing and running the business. … [Read more...]

How to Be More Productive: My 10 Best Tips

I’m 99% useless, but that 1% when I’m not, I’m dangerous. Here’s how I stay productive. #1 What It Really Means When You Say “I’m Busy” I’ll start with an infamous Derek Halpern rant… The FIRST step to being more productive is this: Eliminate the word “busy” from your vocabulary. Here’s why: #2 Get Macro-Focused Being more productive means: Getting more done in less time. The … [Read more...]

Allianz Life Generations: Millennials Learning From The Past, Seeking Help for the Future

Some people say that millennials are often tagged as irresponsible when it comes to finances. They spend way too much on unnecessary things and eventually end up broke long before the next paycheck. But, according to the Generations Ahead Study from Allianz, millennials are actually positioning themselves to be in better financial shape than other generations. The study found that 77% of … [Read more...]

How to Give a Perfect Handshake: The 20 Do’s And Don’ts

When a handshake fails, things can get awkward quickly… And since you only get ONE chance at a first impression, here’s how to shake hands – the right way. Why Handshakes Matter Handshakes are a crucial part of your first impression. Handshakes even affect the outcome of negotiations. That’s why I collected the best tips from body language and business etiquette experts… and put … [Read more...]

Is Your Business Spending Too Much?

For many first-time businesses, it is often the case that too much money is being spent early on for no reason whatsoever except a lack of foresight and direction. If you feel that your business is overspending but you are not entirely sure how or why then you will want to look into what you can do to improve this. Overspending is a basic mistake to make, and yet one of the biggest, and something … [Read more...]

The First (And Last) Thing You Should Do When You Negotiate

There are two things you MUST do in every negotiation. One at the very beginning, one at the very end… Why Negotiate at All? Negotiations are weird. You (think you) know what they want. They (think they) know what you want. And if the goal is to make a deal… …somehow you need to get to the space in the middle: Win-win Zone: The space in the middle But how? The problem is: Sometimes … [Read more...]

Achieving Economic Freedom From Your Job

Many financially-motivated people share a similar dream. They look forward to and even live for the day they don’t have to rely on their job quite as much for their income. While it might seem like a pipe dream, the truth is that it’s achievable. You can become financially independent of your job. It’s not easy, but here are a few of the steps that can help you get there. Get a side hustle … [Read more...]

7 Clever Tricks That Will Make You a Better Negotiator

How can you improve your negotiation skills even if you HATE to negotiate? Here 7 of my best tips to help you get what you want… #1 Ask Yourself These 2 Questions… You might think that in order to negotiate better you have to strong-arm people. Like… You walk into the room and DEMAND to get a better deal. Ummm… no. There’s no clever thing you can say to “force” anyone to do anything. … [Read more...]

Identify Your Passion in Life, so You Can Turn It into a Job

Different people are motivated by different life events to take stock, reevaluate their positions in the grand scheme of things, and begin taking the necessary steps to starting up their own businesses, or seeking out professional retraining in line with their passions and interests. These moments of revelation and reflection can take many forms, and lead to many different outcomes. Some people … [Read more...]

Why You Need to Take More Breaks (And How to Do It)

Ahh!! The last couple of months have been CRAZY busy… So, I stopped taking breaks because I thought I could get MORE done. The problem? My productivity completely tanked. Something needed to change. And I had a lot of questions… Like, how do breaks help or hurt your productivity? How do you take an effective break? Here’s what I found… Taking a break = being lazy? I used to believe … [Read more...]

Getting Ahead With Your Manufacturing Startup

If you’re planning to launch a new manufacturing startup during the next few months; you’re probably scouring the internet for tips and advice. Well, you’ve come to the right place today because some excellent strategies on this page should help you to get ahead when the time comes. Of course, you should feel free to tailor these concepts with your business plan in mind. However, the information … [Read more...]

How to Stop People From Exploiting Your Return Policy

If you sell physical products online, there’s nothing more frustrating than customer returns. Best case, it’s just annoying. For you AND for your customers. Worst case… You have to deal with people that EXPLOIT your policies. These people have no intention of buying. It’s borderline stealing. The good news is: I just read interesting new research that may help you reduce customer returns by … [Read more...]

Are You One Bad Day Away From Financial Ruin?

A lot of people don’t realize quite how much financial risk they are in. We think of real peril as being not having any job, having more debt than you can manage, and so on. But the truth is that even if you are earning well, unless you’re truly prepared for financial risk, losing your ability to make money can instantly raise the stakes to a serious degree. If you’re not yet on the threshold of … [Read more...]

Is this the NEW way to build an email list? Survey says…

…YES. If you want to create – and sell – online courses, you NEED an email list. And for the last decade, building an email list usually went something like this… You would send people to an optin page. Maybe you’d offer them an ebook, or a free download, or something like that. And it worked. But there may be a NEW way to build an email list… Is This The NEW … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Outshine your Competitors

Competition is a reality in today’s tough economic climate. No matter what type of business you are in you are sure to be facing some hefty competition. How do you stand out in the pack? How do you get noticed in an overcrowded marketplace? How do you outshine your competitors? Make a Brilliant First Impression If you manage to snag a meeting with a potential client, make it count. You may only … [Read more...]

Turn Your Trash to Cold Hard Cash

The world will turn to one giant trash bin if we don’t help save it. Some people doesn’t care about the world they live in and just throw bits and pieces in the streets which eventually clogs the drainage systems and we will have flooding in any parts of the world. Well, I’m sure you’ve all seen that on the news recently. So, how can you/we help? Have you heard of the … [Read more...]

Getting Information for Online Payday Lending

A payday loan or cash advance is a short term loan for a small amount that is paid back by your next pay period. This type of loan is used for an emergency because of not having extra money or a savings account. Some people are hesitant to get online payday lending because of fees and the short amount time to pay back the loan. However, they are beneficial when not getting more than you can afford … [Read more...]

Disney Theme Party at Affordable Prices

It is my kid’s birthday next month and I’m all excited about hosting a Disney theme party. And to be precise Alice in Wonderland as my daughter totally loves it! I believe it is surely going to be a great hit with the kids and other guests. I’m not worried as my favorite Disney Store is sure to come to my rescue. I simple love this store because of the extensive product range … [Read more...]

Overview About Stock Market Experts

Given all that’s happened to financial markets in the past few years, it’s no wonder some people are a little skittish about the security of their investments. However, investing in the stock market is one of the surest ways to help your money grow and plan for the future, if you educate yourself beforehand and go into it with a plan. You investment plan is a guide to where you want to … [Read more...]

Looking for Cheap Mother of the Bride Dresses?

Wedding bells are nearing for your beloved only daughter and stress in finding that perfect dress for you is slowly creeping in. Of course, as the mother of the bride, you want to look your very best. You’ve searched high and low, even asked friends for designs that will compliment the bride’s gown, but to no avail. Those that you saw which closely resembles either doesn’t suit … [Read more...]

Manulife Philippines: Significant Rise in Benefit Payouts in 2013

More clients enjoy the benefits of Manulife Philippines insurance policies Manulife Philippines posted a significant rise in benefit payouts in 2013, allowing more clients to enjoy the benefits of their insurance policies than in the previous year. Maturity benefit payments amounted to PhP 807 million or a growth of 38 per cent in 2013, lifted by the growth of education and pension benefits paid … [Read more...]

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