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Built my first startup to 100M users & $100M revenue • Serial Entrepreneur w/ 2 exits • Actionable advice on entrepreneurship, mindset, business, and marketing.
Aug 16, 2023 14 tweets 4 min read
The Most Influential Group You’ve Never Heard Of:

The PayPal Mafia. Image When you think of tech giants like Tesla, LinkedIn, or YouTube, you might not immediately link them together.

But there's an unexpected connection:
Jul 26, 2023 6 tweets 2 min read
Gangster movies are full of important life lessons.

Here's 4 scenes that everyone needs to watch (and learn from): Image 1. Keep your cards close to your chest.

Never let people you don't trust, know what you're thinking.
Jul 19, 2023 7 tweets 2 min read
Breaking Bad isn't just the best TV show of all time.

It's a great business lesson.

Here's 4 clips that'll give you valuable business lessons: Image 1. Don't let pride get in your way

Walter turns down a generous offer because of pride.

Leading to him turning to a life of crime to support his family.
Jul 14, 2023 9 tweets 3 min read
Hollywood movies aren't just fun stories.

They're a great source of knowledge.

Here's 6 movie scenes that'll teach you unforgettable life lessons: Image 1. Persistence is key - Wall Street
Jul 12, 2023 7 tweets 2 min read
The worlds greatest marketer.

Steve Jobs.

In 2005 he gave a speech that's been called the greatest of all time.

Here are the 4 key lessons (from the speech that's inspired over 90 Million people): 1. You can only connect the dots looking backwards
Jun 27, 2023 14 tweets 2 min read
How To Completely Waste Your Potential:

(only read if you have high potential) 1. Procrastinate Relentlessly

If you want to annihilate your potential, make procrastination your best friend.

Constantly put off tasks that could get you closer to your goals.

Ignore that brilliant idea for a new project

Start it tomorrow, or better yet, next week.
Jun 6, 2023 13 tweets 3 min read
HOW TO STOP WASTING YOUR POTENTIAL: Image 1. Find your obsession

Discover what genuinely excites you and makes you lose track of time.

Don't just pick something because it's trendy or profitable.

It has to be something you would do even if you weren't getting paid for it.

Your passion is your fuel.
May 31, 2023 12 tweets 3 min read
10 Powerful Visuals To Expand Your Mindset:

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May 30, 2023 11 tweets 3 min read
10 Powerful Visuals on Life & Mindset:

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May 23, 2023 13 tweets 2 min read
10 Traits of Super Rich Entrepreneurs:

How many do you have?

=Thread= Image 1. Focus

Wealthy people are typically those who have laser-sharp focus.

They are not easily distracted by the latest trends or get-rich-quick schemes.

They identify:

• What they are good at
• What they love
• What can make them money

Then they stick with it.
May 21, 2023 14 tweets 3 min read
You often hear about startup successes.

But rarely the failures…

Here’s 5 businesses who made fatal mistakes (and how you can avoid making them too): 1. Kodak

Although Kodak invented the digital camera, it failed to capitalize on the new technology due to fear of cannibalizing their film business.

This short sighted decision meant they lost what could have been an enormous market share.

And ultimately went bankrupt.
May 9, 2023 13 tweets 3 min read
Over the last 17 years I’ve built and sold multiple million-dollar businesses.

Learning a ton in the process.

Here’s 10 uncomfortable truths you need to accept (if you want to become successful): Failure is inevitable.

Embrace it, and learn from it.

You’ll fail a bunch, but it shapes you into a stronger entrepreneur.

Don't be afraid to take risks.

They’re your greatest learning opportunity.
Apr 30, 2023 13 tweets 3 min read
HOW TO STOP BEING LAZY: Image 1. Set goals

You’ll achieve nothing if you don’t have a goal to aim for.

Set short term goals to get started.

And long term ones to keep going.
Apr 27, 2023 23 tweets 3 min read
20 Harsh Life Lessons You Need to Learn Before You Turn 30: Image 1. Nobody owes you anything.

Stop expecting other people to help you.

Take responsibility.
Apr 25, 2023 16 tweets 3 min read
We built a tiny dating startup to $100M revenue and 100M users

And pissed off the CEO of an S&P 500 in the process.

Here’s the crazy story how two brothers took on the industry giants, and won: This is going to be a lesson on how a small company can challenge any corporate giant if they have the right strategy.

And of course a bit of luck.

Let’s get into it…
Apr 20, 2023 10 tweets 3 min read
The top reason people don’t feel satisfied with life:

They’re scared to have tough conversations.

But you can overcome your fear of confrontation without having arguments.

5 books that’ll stop your people pleasing and finally stand up for yourself:

Thread 🧵 Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High

Key takeaways:

• Focus on what you really want from the conversation.
• Be aware of early signs that indicate a conversation is becoming crucial.
• Create a safe environment to prevent defensive reactions. Image
Apr 18, 2023 11 tweets 3 min read
Most ChatGPT threads are terrible.

Always the same information repeated over and over.

Let’s fix that…

Here’s 8 threads from 8 geniuses that’ll make you a ChatGPT expert: 1. Aadit Sheth

ChatGPT prompts that'll save you hours a day at work (ranked in order)
Apr 11, 2023 10 tweets 2 min read

Nothing worth achieving is easy.

Stop trying to make everything comfortable and get used to the grind.

As soon as you accept this, your chance of success skyrockets
Apr 4, 2023 19 tweets 2 min read
I’ve built startups for 20+ years, and sold my business for over 7-figures.

Here’s 17 ways to guarantee failure as an entrepreneur: 1) Don't research your market or competition
Mar 28, 2023 10 tweets 3 min read
ChatGPT-4 is here and once again, it’s changing everything.

Most people don’t use it’s full potential.

Here’s 6 important ChatGPT tricks you NEED to know: 1. Don’t beat around the bush when creating a prompt.

Be clear and specific for ChatGPT to give you the most accurate response.

Example: Can you provide insights on the best marketing strategies for increasing web traffic for a small e-com store selling handmade jewelry?
Mar 24, 2023 9 tweets 2 min read
ChatGPT and AI have already begun to transform the way we conduct business.

Are you curious about how startups and marketing will be shaped in the era of ChatGPT?

Let's take a glimpse into the future... From automating routine tasks to providing personalized mentorship, here are 6 cool and mind-blowing ways AI will change life in business, marketing, and entrepreneurship: