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About two and a half years ago, when I made the transition from the corporate world to full time entrepreneur and investor, I started investing heavily in my self-education. Historically, the bulk of my education has been formal (BS in Computer Science and Minor in Economics from Stanford University) and on the job (high-powered executive roles at successful Silicon Valley technology companies).
Today, I realized that I made an entrepreneurial mistake, one that created a setback (monetary, time, and some ego too). There’s no doubt about it: Being an entrepreneur has its ups and downs. Today, I experienced one of the entrepreneurial downs. When I realized the magnitude of my mistake, I ended up dwelling on the mistake way too long.
Journaling Our Philanthropy This Thanksgiving By PPC Ian Nov 22 0 Here on PPC Ian, I blog about digital marketing, investing, and business. Once in a while, I also enjoy sharing personal stories, such as my recent posts about My Dad Bod and Lessons Learned From Running. At the end of the day, it’s these personal stories and experiences that make life fun.
When we had our son just around 2.5 years ago, some of my co-workers at the time joked that I would get "Dad Bod". At 210 pounds, I had already gained quite a bit of weight in recent years (largely due to an unhealthy diet, very long hours worked, and insufficient exercise). So, gaining even more weight frightened me quite a bit.
My Experience Speaking at G5 In Bend, Oregon By PPC Ian Oct 17 0 If you’ve been reading PPC Ian for a while, you know that I’m a huge fan of public speaking. It’s so much fun and such an adrenaline rush. I enjoy adding great value to the audience, while also learning from audience questions and other panelists.
I’m back with another Mentorbox challenge! If you’ve been following PPC Ian for a while, you know that Mentorbox (a product founded by Tai Lopez and Alex Mehr) has been taking my business, entrepreneurial, and life skills to the next level. You also may know that I recently completed My Mentorbox 15-Day Challenge with great success. Well, this month, it happened again.
In life, your most valuable resource is time. You’ll find me blogging quite often about productivity tools and strategies because any incremental gain in productivity is an investment that will pay huge dividends. It’s unfortunate that certain people out there, often unintentionally, do not treat your time with value. Or, they just may not know the true value of your time.
Lately, I learned an important lesson in the world of digital marketing. I learned that I absolutely love vlogging (much more than blogging). I sit in front of the computer an enormous amount of time, and I’m tired of typing. If I’m able to change my routine and spend less time with the computer (while gaining even better results), I need to make that change.
Breaking Through My Creative Block By PPC Ian Sep 11 0 The last few weeks, I have been struggling to start a particular project. It’s a data analysis project, involving pivot tables and large data sets in Excel. While I acquired all the information and data sets required to perform the analysis, I just couldn’t start the actual analysis.
Presenting At The California Self Storage Association By PPC Ian Aug 29 0 Recently, I enjoyed the honor of presenting at the California Self Storage Association conference in Redondo Beach, California. My good friend, Ryan Barnhart from G5, and I co-presented 2.5+ hours of digital marketing tips for self storage owners.
Those who have been following PPC Ian for a while know that I’m a huge proponent of Mentorbox by Tai Lopez and Alex Mehr (also known as Mentor Box). In fact, My Mentorbox Review is one of the more popular posts on this blog. And, my three YouTube videos have done quite well too: My Mentorbox Video Review My Mentorbox by Tai Lopez and Alex Mehr Unboxing My Top Lessons L ...
I recently posted an article here on PPC Ian highlighting my angel investing approach. While I’m a dividend investor at heart, I take great pride in allocating capital towards promising early-stage technology companies, especially when the CEO is a personal friend. Well, it just so happens that DigitalTown (the topic of today’s post) happens to be one of these very examples.
Young, old, black, white, brown, green (yes, there was a Statue of Liberty running in my latest 5K), short, medium, tall, male, female, runners, walkers, strollers, individuals, groups, families, and friends – This is the sport where everyone truly comes together. This is the sport where we are all brothers and sisters. I’m talking about my favorite sport in the world, running.
Facebook Ads: Are You Allocating As Much As Google AdWords? By PPC Ian May 28 0 Are you allocating the same marketing budget on Facebook Ads as Google AdWords? Here’s how I look at it, at a high level… As of today, Alphabet (the parent company behind Google) has a market capitalization is $678.9 billion. Facebook’s market cap is $440.9 billion. $440.9 billion / $678.
Recently, I made two angel investments in startup technology companies, signifying my first angel investments in five years. As someone who is a true dividend growth investor, I tend to be incredibly picky when it comes to early stage opportunities. Typically, I stick to big name blue chip companies that have: Long track records of raising dividends year-after-year Huge ...
I just had the honor of presenting a session titled Expert Marketing With A Lean Team at the Self Storage Association Spring conference in New Orleans. Christine Munther from G5 and I co-presented, and I believe we hit the ball out of the park, driving substantial value and motivation for the audience.
Speaking At The Self Storage Association (SSA) Spring, 2017 Conference By PPC Ian Mar 20 0 Last week, I had the pleasure of presenting at the Self Storage Association (SSA) Spring, 2017 conference in beautiful New Orleans, Louisiana. Christine Munther from G5, my friend and business partner, and I co-presented on the topic of Expert Marketing With A Lean Team: Get Bigger Re ...
The growth I have experienced in the last few years has been tremendous on all fronts. One of the main drivers behind my growth has been a thirst for adopting the latest and greatest practices that fuel winners. I recently signed up for Mentor Box and have experienced outstanding knowledge, motivation, and excitement from their wonderful program.
If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you can probably tell that I’m heavily invested in my career and professional success. This can be a good thing, a great thing. It can also be a risky thing if you forget to invest in yourself. After all, you are your greatest asset and any investment you make in yourself will multiply many times over in your career, life, and overall success.
Free Webinar: Top Digital Marketing Trends In 2017 By PPC Ian Jan 15 0 Digital marketing is moving rapidly and evolving faster than ever. That’s why it’s really important to take a holistic look at your 2017 strategy now, while the year is still young. As a digital marketing and business leader, it’s not enough to follow and adopt the latest strategies.