Every Millennial Should Have These 3 Mindsets

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1. Opportunistic Mindset.

When speaking with young entrepreneurs I realized that everyone focuses on opportunity. We don’t get scared by competition or a large incumbent. Instead our drive stems from a opportunistic outlooks towards the future.

When Jackson Trott started Cruze, an on-campus transportation provider, he wasn’t worried about Uber, the elephant in the room of on-demand transportation. He focused his vision around the opportunity to foster ridesharing among college campuses in a eco friendly way. Cruze operates Tuk Tuk vehicles that run 100% on electricity. If Jackson hadn’t looked at a niche opportunity in the market, Cruze would have never come to life.

2. Resourcefulness Mindset.

One of the most inspiring traits of a young entrepreneur is their ability to be resourceful. If they need help with something, they aren’t afraid to reach out and ask. In my mind, this stems from the communities high schools and colleges are building around entrepreneurs. It is now commonplace to have popular entrepreneurship clubs across university campuses.

As an example, the entrepreneurship club at the University of South Carolina provides its members with free tools for help with web design, search engine optimization, manufacturing, and more. This enables young entrepreneurs to be resourceful among their community while having access to the tools they need to succeed.

3. Spongelike nature.

Entrepreneurship is a learning process and you always need to be soaking everything you can, just like a sponge. If you’re not willing to learn, think about leaving the startup world. The more you learn, the better.

When I was starting Sourcify, a platform that enables entrepreneurs to find the right manufacturer in minutes, I spoke with as many manufacturing experts as I could. I would have calls with consultants across China and with entrepreneurs around the world. This approach enabled me to understand the problems an entrepreneur faces when trying to produce a physical product. I soaked in this information to position Sourcify in a way that addresses the crucial pain points entrepreneurs must overcome when manufacturing.

As a millennial entrepreneur, you’ll be facing people twice your age with twice the experience. These characteristics are what you have and they don’t. You need to foster your ability to innovate and think outside the box to be successful. Conventional wisdom rarely works for millennial entrepreneurs and if you’re looking to succeed you better start sooner than later!milphoto

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How to Know The Exact Amount of Money You Will Make In Your Lifetime. 

How well is your ability to solve problems? 

Have you ever wondered how Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos figured out how it costs to put rockets in space while others have trouble picking which movie they want to see.

Watch the video below to learn about the Law of Reciprocity: The amount you give out = The amount you receive. 

At this moment in time I am solving $500 problems weekly. So I get paid $500+ per job assignment. I want to tackle bigger problems in life such as preventative injury and medicine through Physical Therapy and Holistic Care, the problem of people not being enlightened, through social media and blogging, the issue of hunger in parts of India and the US and many, many more things.

In YOUR life, what problems can you find that you can solve?

Send me an email, leave a comment down below or tweet me @AOG_Enterprises with what problems your solving!

 

Aaron AOG

How I Still Suceeded After Being REJECTED by Shark Tank

 

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Aaron Marino, CEO and Content Creator of the alpha.m project was a contestant on the hit show Shark Tank. He was pitching his DVD style program that would help average Joe’s dress better. Sadly, none of the shark bit at Aaron’s pitch and he left the set without a deal. But in the video below, Aaron discusses how being rejected by Shark Tank propelled his success with his business. His YouTube channel is one of the only male directed style page with over 1 Million Subscribers. He has been able to create high profile connects, and lucrative sponsor deals all while being rejected from Shark Tank. Aaron as well invites a close friend that was awarded deal by Daymond John while on Shark Tank, and they discuss his successes after being awarded a Shark Tank deal. 

This video is a perfect example of how to use failures and stumbles to fuel your drive and passion to succeed. That why they say “There are no losses, you either win or you learn.” Aaron was able to look past the blow and was able to see what he needed to do to create successful business.

Why Your Weaknesses Are Your Strength

In a London Real Interview with Kevin Kelly, the founder and executive editor of popular tech journal, Wired Magazine. He spoke about how our inefficiencies, areas that we lack in are our biggest strengths. He relates to how we outsource task we are good to robots, such as math calculations, cash registers, escalators, complex computing software’s. An where we see people that are great are in area that are difficult such as business, health, sports etc, are inefficient sectors.

A lot of people fail at these, a lot of people don’t have the right information, but some how with these barriers, we still succeed and excel and strive to become great in these areas. Kelly goes on to say because it is our nature.

It is human to want to take on big risks, to acquire more to excel no matter the difficulty.  So if you have a weakness whether personally, socially, financially or emotionally, try to build upon them and make them your strengths.

FOCUS…

As an entrepreneur, you have a lot on your plate. Staying focused can be tough with a constant stream of employees, client, emails, and phone calls demanding your attention. Amid the noise, understanding your brain’s limitations and working around them can improve your focus and increase your productivity. Honing in on focusing on one task at a time will reap its reward in time.

 

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What To Do When You Are Financialy Failing

The problem with financial setbacks and emergencies is that by nature they leave you with hardly any time to react. You might be too late in remedying a situation, and so, you must explore certain avenues to raise money quickly.

Especially if your startup has a particularly high cash burn rate, running out of cash is the last thing you want to do. If your company runs out of cash and can’t keep paying the bills, that’s when things implode.

This applies to individuals too. If you a freelancer, for example, it’s best to have as much cash saved up as possible to deal with hard times and dry spells.

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Even if you don’t have any money problems right now, it wouldn’t hurt to know what to do in the event that you did. The following can help alleviate some money problems.

1. Clear all debts quickly.

Often, the primary reason for a personal financial emergency is an unpaid debt. If you default on a home loan, the property gets attached. Soon, you end up facing prosecution and the prospect of losing your home. The best way to protect yourself against a financial emergency is to repay debts as soon as possible. This helps you avoid a snowball effect of problems such as collections, damage to your credit and lawsuits.

2. Take a personal loan.

If you need money in a hurry, the quickest (but not always the best) option is to take a personal loan. Every person with a savings bank account has a pre-approved personal loan. It is generally best to just take what you need. One thing to keep in mind is that personal loans are generally unsecured debts with a high rate of interest. Take them only if you are certain you can repay them quickly. As a last resort, you could always ask family for a personal loan as well if you are so inclined.

PayPal Credit offers an instant credit line and there are no payments for the first 6 months

3. Mortgage your own property.

If you own residential or commercial property, you can mortgage it to raise funds in a hurry. The lending institution studies the property documents then conducts a valuation exercise and looks at your finances. The loan is then approved or denied and the money can be used for your personal or professional needs.

4. Invest in equities.

A low fee investment account through Vanguard or Wealth Front will give you access to your cash when a financial emergency arrives. When you let your accounts accumulate over a period of years, your initial investment can grow considerably. This money can be used in times of need.

5. Sell owned property.

If all else fails, you can liquidate your owned property at current market value. It is important to set the right price for the property and not undershoot or overshoot the market value. Quoting the right price will help generate interest in the property and help you sell it faster.

 

 

 

 

Source: Influencive finance

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What Type of Entrepreneur Are YOU?

If anyone knows this it’s entrepreneurs- no one should put you in a box. 

While there are millions of variables when it comes to the personalities and types of entrepreneurs out there, it seems that for the most part there are four core traits that stand out every time. 

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These four traits are aligned with the laws of nature and can help to determine the type of entrepreneur that you are, and the approach that you take to running your business. 

Neither trait is better or worse than the other, they are just different, and through understanding which trait you lead with it could help you to gain a deeper insight into how you operate in all areas of your life.

Here are the 4 Types of Entrepreneurs:

Type #1: The Fire Entrepreneur 

This type of entrepreneur gets an idea and is likely to run with it faster than a speeding bullet train. Before their idea is even fully formed they will be out there making it happen and turning their idea into a reality. They are also extremely passionate and can only give their attention to projects that excite them in some way. Fire entrepreneurs are also natural leaders, and do better at coming up with the ideas rather than executing them. Where fire entrepreneurs get into trouble however, is that they often give so much of their energy in the beginning that it often it leads to burn out. Fire entrepreneurs have the tendency to start multiple projects and never quite get around to finishing all of them. Fire entrepreneurs need to learn how to channel that passionate energy to last the distance and also need to surround themselves with a supportive team that can help bring their vision to life. 

Type #2: The Water Entrepreneur 

This type of entrepreneur is driven by their emotions and needs to feel good about every decision before it is made. Water entrepreneurs are often very intuitive and may also take chances based on intuitive hunches and feelings that they get about certain people. In fact,intuition can be very powerful for a water entrepreneur and can often lead them to great success. Water entrepreneurs are also careful and methodical and often like to wait till the timing is just right before executing things. To feel inspired about a project, water entrepreneurs need to feel that what they are working on will genuinely help to improve people’s lives in some way. They are also extremely creative and need to feel free to express their creative vision with all of their projects. Water entrepreneurs need to be mindful however, of getting too caught up in illusion and fantasy. Often they lose sight of the main goal and can drift off into tangents. They can also have unrealistic expectations towards people and projects. To help balance this energy, water entrepreneurs should surround themselves with a more grounded and practical team. 

Type #3: The Air Entrepreneur 

This type of entrepreneur is all about making connections and networking. They understand that through connecting with others they have a better chance of turning their dreams into realities. Air entrepreneurs are excellent communicators and salespeople. They can often close a deal in a matter of minutes with their charm, wit and knowledge. Air entrepreneurs are also extremely intellectual and often crave data and facts in order to make sense of things. Air entrepreneurs may also feel drawn to teaching, blogging and writing about their journey in order to share it with others. Air entrepreneurs work best as part of a team and love to collaborate with others. It is through this collaboration that air entrepreneurs can really make leaps and strides with their business ideas. While air entrepreneurs are highly charming they can also be manipulative and tend to know the right things to say in order to get their own way. This can land the air entrepreneur into trouble if they are not careful about what they say and what promises they make. 

Type #4: The Earth Entrepreneur 

The earth entrepreneur has plenty of stamina and will quietly work away on project after project until they strike gold. Earth entrepreneurs are highly driven and very little can deter them from following through on their business ideas. Earth entrepreneurs are also perfectionists and like everything to be perfect before making the next step. Even though this can sometimes delay things, earth entrepreneurs have a way of seeing the bigger picture and know how to plan for the future. They are also extremely smart and often highly educated. While they prefer to do things by the book, they can also be open to shortcuts if there is enough evidence to support taking that route. Because of their meticulous habits, Earth entrepreneurs can be slow to rise to success and are often adverse to taking risks. Even though this can delay their success, eventually they will reach the top. 

As you can see, these four traits are aligned with the laws of nature and may indicate how an entrepreneur will choose to run their business and go after their dreams. Some entrepreneurs may resonate with all of these traits, but chances are there are only one or two of these traits that most entrepreneurs will lead with. 

Which of these entrepreneur types do you resonate with?

Source: Influencive.com

The Truth Behind Money and Happiness with Tai Lopez 


Tai Lopez and Lewis Howes sit down and speak on how money affects ones happiness

Tai reveals a lot in the interview specifically how me made his 1st million dollars, found his first mentors, and how he had $35,000 to his name but blew it all on traveling the world. A great interview that we highly suggest you watch. 
The takeaways are 

  1. Be aware and look for delusions in your life. Be aware and see what’s the real underlying message to something you are either too optimistic about or too pessimistic towards. 
  2. You only learn from mistakes, but they don’t have to be yours. Read books and find mentors. It shortens the path to your success and you will be given guidance along the way. 
  3. The 50/50 rule. Spend 50% of your life living for yourself and the other 50% living to help others. You must be selfish with time for yourself, but you must be open to take the time to care for others. 

“Greatness is your gravestone saying you were important.” – Tai Lopez 

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You are welcome to explore the world of Advantage Group through the images and stories we love sharing on Instagram.

Have a behind the scenes view, check out the exciting projects we have done, get inspired by our photos and read into the comments to learn more about the story behind that quote or photo. You can also come along with us for the journey to places we visit, books we read and mentors and influencer’s that we meet.

You will find us by the user name “advantagegroup”.

See you on the other side.

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