What I Learned from Business School

Jonathan Malm - August 24, 2016
what school cant teach you

I have a Bachelors Degree in Business Marketing. I put in the time, got my degree, and even graduated with honors. But to be honest, I’m not entirely sure how much that degree has helped me in running my businesses. Understand, I believe in the power of education. I even believe in the power of getting a degree – even though the cost of these degrees …

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What I Actually Do for a Job

Jonathan Malm - August 22, 2016
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Most of my friends don’t really know what I do for a job. I’m a self-employed…writer? …entrepreneur? …website manager? It’s hard to put a label on it. So instead, I just thought I’d list all the things I do to make money, in descending order. If nothing else, I’ll be able to send my friends and family to this page so they can finally understand. …

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Why Silence (on Social Media) is Golden

Jonathan Malm - August 18, 2016
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I always laugh when I see these types of posts on social media: “I normally don’t speak up about this sort of thing, but I felt compelled to say…” They fell into the trap. They fell into the trap of thinking they needed to say something on social media about the latest scandal, tragedy, soap box… whatever. Not gonna lie, I’m tempted by this trap often. …

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Why I’m Not Into the Quick Buck

Jonathan Malm - August 17, 2016
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Every now and then I get an idea or an opportunity that’ll make a quick buck. Either there’s a product idea that I know will sell, or someone approaches me to do something that’ll be decent money. The problem is, it’s usually something I’m not passionate or something that won’t contribute to my overall goal in with my job. So I’ve been trying to be better …

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3 Healthy Things You Can Do with Failures

Jonathan Malm - August 15, 2016
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Failure sucks. Unfortunately, we all have to go through it in our lives. And the more gutsy things we do, the worse the failures will be. If failure is inevitable, how should we respond properly to it? I’m convinced there are three things we should do with and through our failures. 1. Learn from failures. Thomas Edison starts us out with this concept when he …

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3 Things Young People Need to Start Doing

Jonathan Malm - August 11, 2016
young people

I was talking to a 19 year-old the other day who impressed me. She was starting to realize that she had more to offer than she thought – even as young as she was. Of course, she sat under just as many “don’t let people look down on your youth” sermons as I have… But it was actually starting to get into her heart. That’s …

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7 Ways to Get the Most Out of a Church Service

Jonathan Malm - August 10, 2016
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For many, a weekly church service is a way to get fired up for the coming week. It’s a way to get encouraged  and equipped to live the life of a believer. But at the same time, you have people church hopping or complaining at the buffet line about how they got nothing from the service. Obviously that whole “recharging” thing doesn’t work every week. …

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How to Make Space for People in Work

Jonathan Malm - July 25, 2016
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Most of my readers have to deal with a unique tension in our work. (1) We have to get things done. (2) But our jobs are also so much about people, that we need to make time for conversations. Conversations don’t lead to a productive day. It can even leave us feeling drained because of all the start-stop that comes with people interruptions. There has to …

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4 Ways Entrepreneurs Try to Make Money

Jonathan Malm - July 20, 2016
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Whenever someone tries to add my on social media with something like “entrepreneur” in their title, I’m immediately wary. I know they’re going to try to sell me something. And to be honest, most ways entrepreneurs try to sell are the wrong ways. I’ve seen these four ways are the most prevalent when it comes to entrepreneurs trying to make money. The last is the …

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The 3 Types of People You *Need* Advice From

Jonathan Malm - July 18, 2016
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People love giving you advice. But I’m convinced most types of advice aren’t helpful. In fact, I even dread hearing unsolicited advice. At the same time, though, I know advice is super valuable. It just has to be the right kind. Here are three types of people who will give you the advice that can help you do amazing things. Heed their advice and things …

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