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How to Become an Overnight Success By Lunch Time

I recently was spending time with a friend who was discussing the details of a huge event he is holding next month. You see he has worked his ass off for years to build his business. We laughed as I said – how he was an overnight success.
 
You see this couldn’t be farther from the truth. He has spent years building, practicing and honing his craft to the best in his vertical.
 
How many times have you looked at someone and thought – that person is an overnight success. Don’t make me tell you the Justin Beiber story.
 
In this video I discuss three different industries, people and stories about how they becoming an “overnight success.”
 
  • Gary Vaynerchuk: Entrepreneur, investor, author, public speaker, and internet personality.
  • Pearl Jam: Rock band from Seattle headed by Eddie Vedder.
  • Facebook: Started as Face Smash in 2003
 
There is no such thing as overnight success!
 
So you see – the ideas that you are working on need to be set into motion. Or if you are working on something now – keep pushing.
 
You are close you your “overnight success”
Keep pushing!
 
Cheers,
Kolby is The Healthy Primate

6 Tips for Setting Achievable Goals

From our personal life to our business life – setting goals is something that will help us with progress. Yet how often to we sit down to assure the process and goals we set are going to work?

Over the past few weeks I have spent quite a bit of time with business partners and personal clients on the specific tasks needed to setting achievable goals.

Put together my thoughts in this quick video.

Setting Goals: Be clear about what it is you are trying to achieve

1. Your goal should be big
2. Your goal should be measurable
3. Your goal should be personal
4. Your goal should make a difference
5. Your goal should be achievable
6. Your goal should be something that you really really want to do

Make it an awesome day!
Cheers,
Kolby is The Healthy Primate

The Foreign Language That Will Change The World

 

As you read this – you have checked your email, status updates on social media and possibly looked at your bank account. All of these things done online. I think we can all agree on the importance of the internet. When you pull back the covers on how things work – CODE is the underlying aspect that holds it together. Personally I have spent the past 10 years learning and researching how to create everything from websites to mobile applications.

The one similarity I can draw between the learning code and academia would be that of learning a new language. More and more, technology becomes the fabric that is holding many of our dealings together. Keep this in mind – the first iPhone was introduced June 29. 2007. That was only 8 years ago. When I started learning to code, it was similar to learning a new language. The phrasing, the intricacies and the way full pieces are stranded together. Then it hit me – Learning to CODE will be the new Foreign Language of the future. It’s how we communicate, businesses are built and legacies can flourish.

In the United States academic programs, only 2% of learning is spent on computer programing. Yet the over 60% of the jobs that are open in the market place are tied to Computer Science. I was introduced to the team at Code.org a few years ago. If you watch the video above you can see the importance of learning how to code and where it sits in level of importance for or future.

There are many free courses you can take to start this journey. As you look into and do your own research, please take the below into consideration. You can also access a great data base of tutorials over at Code.org. 

Cheers!

The Healthy Primate

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