Monthly Archives of : August, 2011

Are You Living On Purpose Or Just Living?

Today I have a special video post from my friend and fellow blogger, Jacob Sokol from When I first started this blog, I knew zippy about pretty much everything to do with blogging. In my search for help and direction, I came across Jacob’s site and decided to reach out to him.  His blog […]

Knowing When to Give Up On Your Big Dream

This is a guest submission by Adrienne from Sometimes it’s okay to give up on your BIG dream. Sometimes it’s not. How do you know the difference? I distinctly remember the day I latched onto my BIG dream. I remember it just as vividly as the day I gave it up. The Coolest Thing […]

ETG Podcast 18: Creating An Awesome Community With Adrienne Smith

ETG Podcast: Episode 18 Before I get started, I want thank all of Adrienne’s readers who took the time to visit my blog when she wrote her guest post for me in April and who are back again today to support her. Now, I would like to do something for her readers. You will find […]

The Spartan Guide To Ending The Grind

If you’re reading this, chances are you want to end your grind (and you have some time to spare because this post is looong!). Hopefully you’ve seen the movie 300 as well! If not, then go to RedBox right now,watch it, then come read this post. Can’t wait? OK, go ahead then and read it […]

How To Ruin Your Career With A Highlighter

This is a guest submission by Illana from I woke up one day and realized that, not only was I not going to be the first female shuttle commander for NASA {thanks a lot, Eileen Collins!}, I was also probably not going to be the first female president of the U-S-of-A. The funny part […]

ETG Podcast 17: An Interview The Smart Way With Pat Flynn

 ETG Podcast: Episode 17 For the 3 or 4 of you left who still don’t know who Pat Flynn is, he runs a wildly popular blog at If you’re looking to build a successful online business, then you need to read this site. Seriously, it’s mandatory! Not only is his blog extremely helpful, but […]

The Quickest Way To Blogging Failure

I was all set to write a post about hating my job today (shocker, I know), but an interesting thing happened Monday night. I interviewed Marcus From and was really taken with what he had to say. We had a fantastic conversation about building community and it made me reevaluate my approach to blogging […]

Life Begins At The End Of Your Comfort Zone

This is a guest submission by Matt from At work we always joke about winning the lottery. It’s a dream that many people fantasize about. We equate money with success, security and the freedom to do whatever it is we desire. But most of us will never win the lottery. And so we work […]

ETG Podcast 15: The World Needs More Of YOU With Mars Dorian

ETG Podcast: Episode 15 As a blogger, I love it when I come across someone like Mars Dorian. Mars is full speed, high octane, in your face passionate about what he does. And what he does is get people off their asses in order to build a kick ass brand and online business. And he’s […]

The Things We Think And Do Not Say

Why is it that when I’m talking to someone and I ask them about their job they usually respond with something like “it could be worse”, “it’s a paycheck”, or “it pays the bills”? Is it because they don’t want to complain, don’t want to seem like ungrateful brats, or maybe actually think that living […]