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7 Words I Emphasize to My Children

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http://www.extremejohn.com - I usually start my Sunday mornings off by ripping through email and social media messages before I break-out and enjoy the day. Getting a jump on the emails makes a huge difference heading into the new week of business. I’m not going to lie, it takes a tremendous amount of self-motivation to wake up on [Continue Reading]

5 Reasons Why You Should Become a Blogger

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http://jaysonfeltner.com - When I decided to become a blogger, it was purely out of the interest to become a better writer.  I had enjoyed writing in my youth.  As an adult, I found myself writing only emails, technical documents, and notes.  I wanted to really write again.  So I decided to become a blogger.A blog gives you the chance to write for the world, not just yourself.  But I quickly found that it gives you much more than that.  There are intangible values that come with blogging that I never intended to be part of the process.When people ask me why I blog (because I make much more money leading an energy company) I tell them that they should become …

VIPO: An Introduction to the Web App I’ve Been Developing for the Past Year

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http://www.extremejohn.com - Well happy #HumpDay , I can’t believe how fast the week is flying by. I remember thinking sometime around the middle of February 2013, “There’s no way it’s already the middle of February.” Well, it was, and the rest of the year blew by much the same. I hear that time flying by has something [Continue Reading]

The 1 Trick You Must Know To Remember Names

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http://jaysonfeltner.com - A strange looking and eccentric woman walked up to me and asked my name.  She said she had a strange ability to remember names.  I was in the middle of a class of 30 people and liked my odds.  I bet her should couldn’t remember names of every person.I told her my name, then promptly moved to a seat across the room. I convinced another few people to move as well.  This way, she couldn’t just remember a pattern of names.  She had to remember our names based only on our faces.My jaw was just as open as the other 29 jaws in the room when she went around naming each and every person.  First and last names!  …

Throwback Thursday: The Birth of My First Brick and Mortar Business

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http://www.extremejohn.com - It’s been a decade since I’ve gotten involved in #ThrowbackThursday here on my blog, or across the various social networking sites that I enjoy. Ok, maybe it hasn’t been a decade, but it’s definitely been longer then I can remember. If I remember correctly, I believe my last Throwback Thursday contribution was a picture I [Continue Reading]

5 Reasons Why Natural Gas is the Future Fuel of Choice

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http://jaysonfeltner.com - When I graduated from college, natural gas prices were at an all time high.  The industry was booming and everyone was saying that natural gas is the energy of the future.  When prices fell by half almost over night, I was still saying‚ “natural gas is the energy of the future”.  It is as true a statement today as it was then.My career has been spent in the natural gas industry.  No matter what the price has been, the fundamental economics of natural gas continue to be solid.  Natural gas, more than any other fuel in the world, has all the makings of the best fuel choice for our future.As oil production continues to decline around the …

9 Goals to Kick off Monday Morning at My Small Business

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http://www.extremejohn.com - Good morning, and happy Monday. I hope you had a great weekend, and your week is off to a great start. As any entrepreneur or small business owner can come to expect, Monday’s can be an entirely different level of hectic. I like to keep the typical Monday chaos to a controlled minimum whenever possible. [Continue Reading]

Real Artists Ship – The Difference Between Tools and Art

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http://jaysonfeltner.com - Steve Jobs was famous for writing on an easel during a 1982 company retreat, “real artists ship”.  This mantra would change Apple forever.  It solidified two things that would define the company for decades to come.The events surrounding the retreat forced Jobs to focus his team on product delivery.  They had dedicated themselves to creating a perfect machine.  The only problem, like many perfectionists, they had no product.A product is not a product unless it hits the market.  Before the day it hits the market, it is just an idea.  Jobs recognized this and spurred his team to deliver a product, hence “real artists ship”.This phrase, Real Artists Ship defined two aspects of Apple that would later …

Square Capital by Square a New Pilot Program for Small Businesses

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http://www.extremejohn.com - I recently received an email from Square Capital, a new pilot program by Square. The new program is designed to assist small business owners by giving business owners a chance to secure cash against their future credit card transactions. In short, Square Capital is a merchant cash advance program. I received the pilot program invite [Continue Reading]