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 money, but I … [Read more...]

How to Deal With Loneliness

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From the desk of Victor Pride Subj: How to be a Lone Wolf and not be lonely ------------ I talk a lot about being a "lone wolf". But I also make up my own definitions of the words and my definition of a lone wolf may be different than the popular definition of a lone wolf. The Google definition of a lone wolf is: a person who prefers to act or be alone. My … [Read more...]

How to Purposely Be Lucky

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From the desk of Victor Pride Subj: How to be a lucky man ----------------- I don't mean to brag but I recently realized how great my life is and how "lucky" I am. Before you call me arrogant pretty please hear me out..... I have recently returned from 4 weeks in the United States of America. For the last two weeks of my trip I was in Boise, Idaho at a … [Read more...]

How to Live a Life of Choice

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From the desk of Victor Pride Location: Dallas, TX --------------- After 18 months away I find myself back in the States for a brief visit. Family and friends, hi and bye, that type of deal. Visiting is fine and dandy but I won't have any regrets when I get on a transpacific plane and head back out into the wild. I don't have any "hard feelings" about … [Read more...]

Will, Not Skill – 5 Success Tips From ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson

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From the desk of Victor Pride Subj: An effeminate fat kid turned himself into the most feared fighter who ever lived -------------- I've been reading Mike Tyson's biography Undisputed Truth. It's an extremely interesting book, one of the most interesting I've ever read. Most people know that Mike Tyson was a typical ghetto kid. He was in and out of juvenile … [Read more...]

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 new … [Read more...]

How I Started the Best Blog in the World and Made it Profitable (Victor Pridecast ep: 1)

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Hello friends. I've gone and recorded the first official Bold and Determined podcast from my hotel room in Ho Chi Minh City. Please listen and enjoy, and excuse the gruff voice and slight coughing. I talk about the history of Bold and Determined and how I started it, how I discovered that you can make money from a blog, the blogs that influenced me, and how … [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 store and bought … [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. 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 isn't really real reality. That's when the doubt sets in. How … [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 2014? Same … [Read more...]