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How To Learn a New Skill in Half the Time

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It’s no secret that you are only a few clicks away from learning anything you want.

 

YouTube plays host to millions of informative videos and experts are willing to part ways with their knowledge for no money.

All you have to do is devote your time and attention.

But, sometimes, both can come in limited supply.

That’s why I’m going to make this super easy on you.

Even as you watch the video above, you can use the method I’ll share with you.

Move your cursor to the bottom right portion of any video.

The cog representing the settings menu will appear; click on that icon.

A menu will appear, so click on “Speed.”

Simply choose 1.25x, 1.5x, or 2x to speed up the information you will get.

Then, the video will go much faster and you’ll get the content you need in half the time.

Sadly, this feature is not available on most mobile devices yet.

But, it does function on all laptop or desktop computers.

I hope you enjoyed this hack.

Now, get out there and do some learning today!

 

Till later,

-Dale L. Roberts

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The Unbelievable Truth About Chasing Your Passion

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It’s crazy looking back on how much I’ve accomplished this year alone.

Sure, I’m not making millions of dollars nor am I among the one percent ultra-rich.

But, one thing I can assure you is I am far and away more successful than I had ever imagined I could be.

I had pipe dreams, but unfortunately, I was too busy living the regular 9-to-5 work life.

And, I didn’t allocate enough energy to fulfilling what I’m most passionate about.

Now, I’m successful; however, my definition of success might be far different from yours.

In a recent interview, my close friend and former-WWE superstar Sami Callihan (aka Solomon Crowe) shared some sage insights:

Years ago, I used to think success was being in Wrestlemania. 

Success is this (and) that.

Recently, getting older, I have matured over the last couple years.

I have grown up and became a better person, a better professional wrestler, and just a better individual in life.

One thing is – the definition of success, when it’s really boiled down, is being f**kin’ happy.

Can you look at your life and be just f**kin’ happy with your life?

Are you happy with what’s going on around you?

Are you happy with what you have?

Money doesn’t buy happiness; it really doesn’t.

Do I feel like I’m a success? Hell, yeah, I’m a f*ckin’ success!

Because I’m happy as f**k right now.

(featured on this YouTube Video)

Notably, Sami had a contract with the largest stage of professional wrestling, World Wrestling Entertainment.

Yet, he wasn’t feeling fulfilled staying with the company.o he asked out of his contract and the company granted his release.

So, he asked out of his contract, and the company granted his release.

Now, he tours the world on his terms and is far and away more successful.

It just goes to show, chasing the dollar will never bring you happiness.

But, when you pursue your dreams, happiness and fulfillment are sure to follow.

And, you just might be fortunate enough to get paid for your passion.

Just remember never to give up on your dreams!

 

Till later,

-Dale L. Roberts

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Looking To have your own business, but do not know where to start?

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Bootstrap Businessmen is a podcast devoted to developing the entrepreneur in you on a shoestring budget. Learn concepts, ideas, and strategies from the world’s successful business builders and dream fulfillers. Tune in Wednesday & Sunday at 8 pm EST.

Today, a close friend and honorary Bootstrap Businessman, Scott Jay Marshall II joins the show. Kevin, Dale, and Scott catch up about random personal happenings, current business pursuits and then talk in-depth about the importance of a mentor in professional development.

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What Branding Means to the Successful Entrepreneur

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Not too long ago, Kevin and I interviewed successful serial entrepreneur, Dewan Bayney.

Dewan was largely influential in my early self-publishing development.

He’d saw I was all over the map – my efforts scattered in every direction.

It was no surprise that my business remained unproductive and without any real results.

So, what he suggested to me was to:

  1. Identify my audience
  2. Provide a solution
  3. Build my brand around that solution

Listen in on the video below…

This is my interpretation of what branding is.

All a brand is – a promise to somebody.

That’s it; that’s all it is.

If you go to Starbucks for a coffee, you’ve got this preconceived notion of what the Starbucks experience will be.

Tesla is a promise, you know.

Shopping at McDonald’s is a promise.

You’ve got an expectation of what you’re going to consume.

That’s all I think branding is – some kind of preconceived promise the customer thinks they’re going to receive.

-Dewan Bayney (full interview at our YouTube.BootstrapBusinessmen.com)

My questions to you are:

  1. Who is your audience?
  2. What are their problems?
  3. And, what solution can you provide them?
  4. What is your brand or your promise to your audience?

Thanks for tuning in and be sure to follow us on Show.BootstrapBusinessmen.com!

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-Dale L. Roberts

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Can You Believe the Nerve of Some People?!

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Recently, as I edited Kevin’s recent release 10 Guiding Principles of the Ethical Entrepreneur, I recalled a personal experience in my business.

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What are your thoughts about getting negative feedback?

How do you react when you receive less than satisfactory remarks?

Are you able to recover or do you simply tuck tail and run?

We would love to hear from you, so please leave your thoughts in the comments of this blog.

 

Till later,

-Dale L. Roberts

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You Eat Sh*t for Breakfast?!

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Oh, my gosh! This is a classic line from the Adam Sandler movie Happy Gilmore.

But, there is a reason I share a post like this one.

And, it’s not merely to drive clicks to our site or pique your curiosity.

It’s true, though.

Garbage in, garbage out.

What you put into your body and mind, you will reap.

So, if you eat crappy food and consume mindless bullshit, then you will get a crappy body and dumbed down thinking.

In this video, I talk more about pouring quality knowledge into your mind (I’ll save the nutritional stuff for my other blog on fitness at DaleLRoberts.com).

So, what do you think?

If you continue to pump your brain full of worthless content, do you believe it’ll rot your brain?

What are your thoughts on the place of social media and online content?

We’d love to hear your thoughts, so please post them in the comments.

 

Till later,

-Dale L. Roberts

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The Power of Priorities & a Daily Task List

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Hey, I thought I’d pop on here real quick and talk about one of my most important business and personal practices:

  1. Identifying the hierarchy of my priorities in business and personal life
  2. Itemizing them into a daily task list (aka to-do list)

Watch more in this video:

What are your thoughts?

How successful are you right now and what practices make it so?

What do you think of daily task lists? Is it too regimented for you? Do you think they get great results?

Leave your thoughts in the comments; we’d love to hear from you.

 

Till later,

-Dale L. Roberts

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Massive Income Potential

Hello again from Bootstrap Businessmen!

If you’re struggling to find a simple and profitable way to make a decent living from home, then I think you’re about to find the solution.

But first… can you tell me if any of these apply to you?

Do you deal with stress due to lack of enough money coming in each week or each month?

Do you lie in bed at night trying to figure out a way to improve your situation?

Are you just plain sick and tired of going round in circles and getting nowhere?

If so, I believe you will get a lot out of what I have to share with you. Because…This is your chance to finally start getting paid a significant online income. Even if you have no experience and even if you happen to be broke!

CLICK HERE to learn how to Drop Ship your way to freedom!!! 

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Underground Tactics to Growing Your Business Online…

Holy crap, I don’t know if you are ready for this post.

Earlier this year, I made a good friend in self-published author and online entrepreneur Guy Arad.

He is an incredibly intelligent and articulate man from Israel (living in Vancouver, BC).

We exchanged notes on what made our businesses successful and he brought up a name I’d never heard before.

In business and in life, you should always try to find a mentor and Guy did just that with Russell Brunson.

Hear more about Russell in this video:

What’d you think?

Have you heard of Russell Brunson or Dotcomsecrets before today?

How about email marketing or Click Funnels?

Let me know your thoughts in the comments and if you have questions, fire away.

 

Till later,

-Dale L. Roberts

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Making money taking Surveys

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Hey there, we over here at Bootstrap Businessmen are always looking for ideas for you. We want you to try anything and everything that can create an online work from home income. Maybe even just some side passive income…well check this out: Get paid for surveys CLICK HERE to check it out.

Have a great day and keep searching til you find what works for you!!

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