Read This Before You Decide to Give Up

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From the desk of Victor Pride Subj: The Taxi Driver, The Schlub, The Winner and the Ghost ------------ In the taxi, the Vietnamese driver was complaining to me about how corrupt the Vietnamese government is. "We work so hard and we make so little! How can we live like this? Everything is expensive and we make so little, our money is worth nothing. A … [Read more...]

How to Create the Illusion of Wide Shoulders – The Secret Recipe for Narrow Guys

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Note from Vic: I've always had wide shoulders. Even when I was 130 lbs I was still very broad. I have wide clavicles. But what if you have narrow clavicles? Are you doomed to be always look narrow? Not even close. At the gym there are fellas with narrow shoulders - narrow clavicles, narrow bone structure - who appear to be as wide as a barn. They dwarf … [Read more...]

12 Tips to Help You Work From Home Like a Champion

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From the desk of Victor Pride Subj: How to kick butt from home -------------- "Wow, you're so lucky". That's what I always hear when I tell people I work from home. As if it was random luck that did all the work for me. I wear the same 7 cotton blended XL t-shirts every week. It's not luck that puts the t-shirts on my back. I went out to the … [Read more...]

How to Pitch Your Content to an Influencer

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Note from Vic: Recently my email inbox has seen an epidemic of people who want my help with their product but don't know how to ask me properly. When you ask somebody for a favor - somebody you don't know -  you aren't really asking them for a favor, you are pitching yourself. You're not selling your product, you're selling you. If you don't pitch … [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...]

Let’s Kick Some Butt in 2014

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One of the great things about being the boss is that you aren't on anyone else's time. I was out swimming laps in the cool, morning air and something occurred to me - it's January 6th, I guess I can post my new years article now. In the last post I asked you what you wanted to see from Bold and Determined in 2014. So what's in store for B&D in … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas from Ol’ St. Vic

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Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas, boys! I talk a lot about the importance of having a mission in life. Without a mission you're just a soul-less wanderer. Your mission is what gives you pep in your step. Without a mission you're one of those feet shufflers, dragging their feet to the next destination. The end of the year is the best time to develop your … [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...]

The Shockingly Easy Way to Get People to do What You Want

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Note from Vic: Out of the blue I got en email from a fella named Ludvig Sunström asking if he can make a guest post on Bold and Determined. I gave my usual answer, a polite no, but then he did something unexpected. He sent me FOUR! articles and asked me to critique his writing. He got me to do him one small favor - critique his writing (and we made one … [Read more...]

How to Conquer the Fear of Success

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From the desk of Victor Pride Subj: Not giving up when you start getting somewhere --------------------- I get asked the same question constantly. "Victor, please help! I don't want to do A, I want to do B. But my family wants me to do A. What should I do?". You should stop being a cowardly Lion, that's what you should do. If you know what you … [Read more...]