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Ishan Goel is the Mastermind behind the World Record Egg

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Ishan Goel is the 19 year old social media guru who just broke Kylie Jenner’s world record for most likes on an Instagram post. 💥 Last week, an anonymous account appeared on Instagram with only a few thousand followers, compared to Kylie Jenner’s 100+ Million, and no other posts than an image of an egg, set out on a mission to beat the Kardashians record for the most likes on IG. In only 14 days, the image not only surpassed the world record for likes at 18 Million, but completely blown the record away at 47M at the time of this article.

The number of likes continues to climb as the post went viral. The mainstream media began to pick up the story but they were all unsure about who started the meme account. Then it was recently it was revealed that the mastermind behind this account is the social media guru Ishan Goel, @ishansgoel who works with many social media influencers to grow there following. After the account broke Kylie’s record, they began selling merch and donating a small portion of the sales to charity. The account continues to grow and it is still unknown what Ishan will do with the account in the future. It seems that Ishan has started a movement of people who believe that memes are more important that “typical” reality TV stars.

Anthony Delgado (born February 6, 1986) is an American software developer and internet entrepreneur widely known as a professional hacker in the developer community. Anthony Delgado has won numerous hackathons sponsored by Fortune 500 tech companies like Google, IBM, Intel, Facebook and Microsoft and hosted by organizations including Rutgers University, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, the AT&T Developer Summit in New York City.

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Work Life Balance Strategies for Entrepreneurs

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Everyone knows at least one person who was brilliant and talented at what they did at work. Ambitious as they were, they worked tirelessly to succeed. They overcame obstacle after obstacle, burning the midnight oil to get the job done. Then, one day, their constant hard work comes to a screeching halt. They got sick. They became depressed. It happens, and it’s a classic case of work burnout.

All those nights of constant work may have been good for their career, but they were not good for their work-life balance. Sadly, people often only realize the importance of balance when it’s too late.

Are you wondering if you’re working too much or if you need a better balance between your job and your home life? Use these five tips to help you find the right balance for you.

1. Look at your family life and health to determine whether you need to scale back at work.

Have your family members mentioned that they never see you? Can you recall the last time you sat down to dinner with them, sans work-related phone calls? The first thing to suffer from a bad work-life balance is your home life and your self-care routine. If you’re isolating yourself from loved ones, it may be time to ask for a break.

2. Have set work hours, and stick to them.

This may be one of the hardest tips to follow, but it works. If you say you work from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., keep your hours set in stone – regardless of what your bosses may say. Anything that’s pressing enough to have someone call you during non-work hours can be resolved the next day.

3. Prioritize but have deadlines.

Everything has a different priority. Paying your rent is a priority, but is getting your shoes shined a priority too? If you work in an appearance-conscious industry, it might be. Therefore, have deadlines for each task you have to accomplish. If you couldn’t finish a task today, make an effort to complete it before your due date or re-evaluate the priority of that task in line with the other tasks and to-do’s on your list.

4. Invest in time-tracking tools and scheduling.

The people who have a lot of work on their plate don’t schedule things by saying something like, “Yeah, anytime Wednesday is fine.” They plan everything down to 10-minute blocks.

5. Go ahead, take that holiday.

You’re not a bad employee or a slacker for wanting to take time off every once in a while. Everyone deserves a rest from time to time, and studies show that resting is beneficial to your productivity and health. So go on, take a break – you’ve worked hard and deserve it.

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Derek Hurtado – Building a Vacation Rental Business

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Recently, I sat down with Derek Hurtado for an interview. Derek is a social media influencer and owns a vacation rental company. We talked about his business model, how it works, and much more.

  • Hey Derek, what is the basic rundown of the Airbnb Business Model?

Derek: Our model tends to differ from the conventional by providing both a higher ROI and better quality tenants. To build out a luxury brand of vacation rentals, location is key! Our first step involves researching popular markets both on a city level and a zip code level. This allows us to use data from our research to best predict profitable properties. Once we have narrowed in on our location, we investigate which available properties will perform to our standards. We create an analysis of our predicted revenue and compare that to the overall expenses. Did I mention we don’t buy our properties? We are looking for 12-month rental properties where we sign a lease and usually pay a month or two upfront to appease the landlord. After that, we begin furnishing, decorating and stocking the unit to be staged for guests! Then we are ready to go live! As guests arrive and cycle through our property, we have cleaning and guest correspondence semi-automated. This removes the need to ever be on the location of properties and reduces our admin duties to only 10 hours a week!

  • Where did you discover the business model, and how did you start?

Derek: Vacation rentals have been around for decades! It is only recently that technology has been booming in this industry. This has allowed a big increase in creating monthly cash flow. As we grow our businesses and long term investments.. cash flow becomes ever more necessary. My business partner had millions of dollars in equity on real estate projects, yet that equity doesn’t pay the bills. This business model initially allows a consistent cash flow for those working on long term projects which is our exact case. As we get into bigger markets like resorts and commercial real resale projects, AirBnB allows us to get our bills paid and cash flow to spend each month!

  • What is the ideal rental?

Derek: The biggest fear of new Airbnb hosts are the nightmare guests. About 90% of bad guests can be avoided by the ideal rental and its setup. We look specifically for higher-end rentals that allow us to bring in high-income business guests or families. When you are dealing with higher income guests, they tend to be more respectful and tidy. Even offering a printer in the property will attract business guests. Those are the guests we are trying to build long term relationships with.

  • You own a social media agency, Pivotal Point. How have you leveraged social media to grow your rental business?

Derek: A great benefit of building your brand online is to create new connections. Although Airbnb is a completely different industry, human networking and connections are important no matter what space. Being able to leverage my brand, I have made deals and setup potential investors for scaling the rental business. Applying branding strategies to the properties will promote community and clarity on who we serve. Which are high-income business owners and their families.

  • What is an ideal rental location?

Derek: Recently most people are afraid to jump in with all these regulations and potential laws banning properties. Truth is that there are only a few cities that are strict on their policies. Just search on Airbnb for a location you are interested in and you can see 1000s of results that show up. Any place that has high traffic for travelers is ideal.

  • What are your plans with your business?

Derek: We are going to rapidly scale our AirBnB unit numbers to the 100s soon. As well as build out our new management agency that will take care of the property owner’s units that are suffering. We will take on management for a small fee and improve their revenue, sparing them the time!

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“Trust In Self Is The Advantage” Lessons On Empowerment With Malorie Nicole

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What’s your backstory? 

A food intolerance is the greatest thing that ever happened to me. It’s brought me to where I am today, running a thriving coaching business, living life on the water, and helping people with their mindset and reprogramming their beliefs. 

Prior to owning a business I worked for an engineering firm, in 2014 I woke up to go to work feeling like I had gotten hit by a truck. This was a different feeling than the one I experienced in 2011 where I had been in a bad bicycle accident leading to traumatic brain injury. I thought that was bad, but something about this was worse.

Numerous physical symptoms showed up out of nowhere, headache, rash, brain fog, body pains, loss of appetite, and dizzy spells, but from what? I didn’t have a clue. Days turned into weeks, weeks turned into months, my body was screaming at me, but I didn’t know why. Countless hours on the internet trying to find the answers, in and out of doctor offices, still left with uncertainty. 

When I finally figured out what the root of the problem was, I knew I had a desire to learn more about health and wellness. This began my exploration into the world of coaching. I signed up for a course to get a health coaching certification. I did this on the side, but there was a feeling inside me that wanted nothing more than to fuel this energy. I wanted to know more about how the brain worked, how neuroscience played into our performance, decision making, and successes. Health interests started to shift into subconscious programming and the power of the mind. 

When I got into entrepreneurship, I saw so many patterns that business owners were bringing into their business that were keeping them stuck. They commonly would relate it back to a marketing problem, or a sales issues, but some of these issues were actually mindset related. I think unhappy or overworked entrepreneurs are more common than society thinks. It started to become the norm, I would get on the phone with people that just felt so stuck, they thought were trying to outwork their problems and they didn’t understand why things weren’t changing. 

One certification led to many, one client led to numerous and quickly into a full blown thriving business. Before I knew it, I had very wealthy established business owners asking me to help them with their mindset because they knew, “they were getting in their own way” and they wanted to grow with much more ease. I started studying quantum physics and incorporating that into the mindset work I was doing with clients, and things took off. 

24 months after launching, I’ve helped people uncover, reprogram, and have wild success in their businesses, started a top 100 self-help rated show on Itunes Abundantly Clear Podcast, and created a money mindset course that’s helping struggling entrepreneurs do the mindset work they need to do in order to achieve the success they want.

 

What made you decide to choose this career path? 

I honestly believe this career path more or less chose me. Now, of course, I made the decision to start a business, but all the steps I took felt like they were right in front of me, even though it didn’t “make sense” I was still being called to show up in a way that I never had before. I think we’re all living our own journey, and this is where I’m supposed to be. I don’t think it stops here, I will continue to have a series of opportunities, synchronicity, and decisions I’ll get to make to lead me to keep growing. 

 

Can you share a story about the funniest mistake you made when you were first starting? Can you tell us what lesson you learned from that?

Yes! I will never forget it. When I first started I had a “mentor” suggest that I get flyers made and put them up around town. There’s two things wrong with this, one the delivery I chose to take, and two the fact businesses like mine aren’t really going to grow by putting flyers up around town. The funniest part about it was, from a marketing perspective the flyer literally showed nothing about what I was actually offering in the program. The message was beyond off, and if I still had a copy I would post it up here just so you can see how bad it was.

I remember when I began learning about marketing, I had a moment where it hit me that I didn’t yet realize sadly enough, people need to understand why they’re buying from you. Needless to say, I learned it’s ok to do it wrong, in fact it’s better to do it wrong and learn than not to do it at all.

 

What do you think makes your company/personal brand stand out? 

I think what makes my brand stand out is the message that entrepreneurship, although challenging, doesn’t have to be something you lose yourself in or that you find yourself hustling and grinding every single day just to make it work. I really see and believe that when people do belief and mindset work, action becomes easier, they make more money, and they become more profitable. One of my favorite things to hear from a client is, “it’s all just starting to flow” because available to us 

 

What’s a quote that you live by? 

Trust in self is the advantage. 

Malorie Nicole 

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