How a Commitment to Excellence Made Me (and my inner circle) Financially Free

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From the desk of Victor Pride Subj: Lessons from Mr. Lion --------------------- Howard Stern once asked Jerry Seinfeld if he was ever "off". Stern asked if he was ever "just in the moment, not looking for the joke, but having a good time or arguing with your wife or something". The extremely successful Jerry Seinfeld replied "No. I'm never just … [Read more...]

How to Build Your Brand and Make Your Mark (the most effective marketing strategy on earth)

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From the desk of Victor Pride Subj: Building your brand and making your mark ------------------ I get asked a lot of questions about marketing. The assumption is that since I've built a hugely popular blog and two highly successful ebooks I must have studied and applied the marketing strategies of the top marketing pros to accomplish such a … [Read more...]

So You Want to Be a Professional Badass

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From the desk of Victor Pride Subj: Winning the game of life --------------------- I've stopped calling myself a professional blogger. I don't write that often, I don't write about the news, I don't do reviews and I don't even consider myself a writer. Here is everything I do to make money: I live life like a man and then I put what I do into words. … [Read more...]

The Top 10 Challenges You’ll Face as a New Entrepreneur (and how to conquer them)

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So you want to be an entrepreneur and leave the 9-5 jive forever? I don't blame you. I've been an employee and I've been an entrepreneur, and being an entrepreneur is way better. When I was an employee I was making 30k a year in salary. That 30k per year salary translated to about $17,000 per year money in my pocket. That's a pathetic amount of … [Read more...]

How to: Be the Boss, Create a Job & Have a Soul

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Note: This post has been narrated by Victor Pride, to hear the audio click the play button below. http://boldanddetermined.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/BeTheBoss.mp3 You've had the dream of owning your own business, being free, seeing the world, and making lots of money. But you eventually wake up from what you think is a pipe dream. You think it … [Read more...]

Why Small Businesses Fail (and how yours can succeed)

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From the desk of Victor Pride Subj: Why businesses fail (and how not to make the same mistake) ----------------------- They say 90% of small businesses fail in the first year. What they don't take into account is that most "businesses" aren't business, they are delusions of business. How many times have you heard someone talk about a "ceramics" … [Read more...]

How I Make 10k Per Month Online

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Boys, I get a lot of questions about how I actually make money from a blog. Today I'm going to tell you. I'm going to show you income and expense figures from last month. Why? Well...lately I've been searching for websites to buy. I've been looking for income producing websites or websites with promise. My goal was to buy a website for a modest … [Read more...]

The Minimalist’s Guide to Getting Rich (part 1)

From the desk of Victor Pride Subj: Minimize debt to maximize income 101 --------------------------- "Bills bills bills! I can't get rich because I have bills to pay!". Well then get rid of the damn bills and stop buying things. If you want to get rich you have to stop being a consumer or goods and services and start being a provider of goods and … [Read more...]

How Winning is Done

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Morning, friends. And a beautiful morning she is. Ok, to be honest it's night time for me. I'm on the other side of the world at the moment. Bangkok, to be precise. But I did have a nice morning and I hope you do the same. On Bold and Determined I have said over and over again that losers will always try and take you down a peg or two. Self improvement … [Read more...]

How to Make Side Money with a Blue Collar Business

There are a lot of folks who read Bold and Determined and who are gainfully employed and plan to stay that way. Not everyone is cut out for the cut-throat world of entrepreneurship where sometimes you don't know if you'll be eating fresh Lobster or canned Tuna for dinner. Fine, no problem. But there is no reason why the gainfully employed should not … [Read more...]