August 2010 - Travis Robertson

Monthly Archives: August 2010

3 Steps to Firing Your Boss

Why do so many people wait until they’re fired or laid off before they launch their own business? Why don’t they quit the job they hate and fire their boss? In this post, I provide a 3-step guide to firing your boss.

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Weekend Reading – August 28, 2010

I’ve decided to start a new feature on this blog inspired by John Jantsch of Ducttape Marketing fame. I do a lot of reading on the weekends and during the week. Each week, I’ll compile some of the best articles into a post like this.

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3 Lessons I Wish I Learned Before Turning 33

“Hey, you’re the same age as Jesus was when he died!”

Yesterday (August 23) was my 33rd birthday and the person who said that to me got me thinking about what turning “Jesus’ age” means. I like to think about what I would tell myself if I could travel back in time to when I was in my early 20’s. These are three lessons I would give myself.

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7 Lies That Will Keep You From Starting Your Business

There are a lot of people who talk about “one day” owning their own business. Yet, very few people actually end up even trying it. Why?

Usually it’s because they’ve chosen to believe one or more lies about starting a business. There are 7 common lies that people are telling themselves right now that will keep them from changing their dream of entrepreneurship into a set of goals they can accomplish.

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What Social Voting Can Teach Us About Managing Millennials

Oh…YouTube…and Digg…and Facebook…and anything else that lets me vote. Thank you for teaching us a valuable lesson about Millennials and how to understand my generation.

If you manage or work with Millennials, take a second to look at all of the sites where Millennials spend so much of their time and ask yourself one thing: “Why do they all have some sort of voting or ‘like’ feature?”

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Working For vs. Working With

Coming off my last week of looking at Millennials in the workplace, I want to tackle the idea of “working for” vs. “working with.” Understanding this concept will be critical to attracting and retaining Millennials.

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