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    Lessons From My 20s on Life, Entrepreneurship, and The World - Ryan Allis
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    • Ryan Allis 20sfrom my lessons
    • ABOUT THIS PRESENTATION THIS presentation can be found Online at www.hive.org/20s
    • Lessons from my 20s INTRODUCTION
    • Well, hello there Best, Ryan Allis If you have questions or thoughts, feel free to email me anytime via ryan@connect.com. Hi there, I’m Ryan. I’m an entrepreneur living in San Francisco. I created this presentation in advance of my 30th birthday on August 14, 2014 to share what I learned in my twenties about life, entrepreneurship, and the world. I hope you will find it useful!
    • TOPICS THIS 1285 slide PRESENTATION COVERs What I’ve learned about LIFE entrepreneurship The world 1 2 3 567 SlIDES 449 SLIDES 269 SLIDES
    • PART 1 TOPICS GOALS Purpose vision NETWORKS MENTORS HAPPINESS Health MEDITATION PART 1 “LIFE” INCLUDES SECTIONS ON HABITS COMMUNICATION Money Investing Love values Life LESSONS
    • PART 2 TOPICS The big opportunities Entrepreneurship Leadership Business planning Product development Innovation PART 2 “ENTREPRENEURSHIP” INCLUDES SECTIONS ON Venture capital Marketing Building systems Building a team Strategy & execution Steps to get started
    • Human rights Human progress Systems thinking World 2050 PART 3 “THE WORLD” INCLUDES SECTIONS ON PART 3 TOPICS Millennials Climate change The innovation age
    • TARGET AUDIENCE MY PRIMARY TARGET AUDIENCE IS MILLENNIALS 15-35 WHO ARE INTERESTED IN MAKING A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD
    • MY MOTIVATION MY MOTIVATION TO COMPLETE THIS PROJECt IS MY MOTHER PAULINE
    • MY MOTIVATION SHE PASSED AWAY in 2012 FROM A BRAIN TUMOR
    • MY MOTIVATION I WANTED TO DOCUMENT ALL THE AMAZING KNOWLEDGE SHE GAVE ME IN HER 60 years
    • MY MOTIVATION She inspired so many to love everybody Follow their bliss and dream big
    • For some context, here is my background Born 1984 in Pittsburgh, PA SON OF A MINISTER from USA & A SOCIAL WORKER from UK GREW UP IN Woonsocket, Rhode Island and Bradenton, florida Started learning web development at age 12 in 1996 Majored in econ at UNC-Chapel Hill Led a software COMPANY CALLED iConTACT from age18-27 Grew icontact to 300 employees then sold company for $170M in 2012 Started mission-driven angel fund called connect ventures in 2012 WENT TO Harvard business school FOR MBA in boston LEFT HBS after first year TO launch CONNECT in SF Now living in san francisco and loving it
    • And here are some of the Topics I’m Passionate about THE ROLE OF BUSINESS & TECH IN MAKING THE WORLD BETTER Purpose-driven companies & Social enterprise CREATING A WORLD WITHOUT POVERTY CREATING A SUSTAINABLE WORLD BUILDING GREAT COMPANIES and cultures INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS & Development economics JOY AND HAPPINESS SCIENCE & INNOVATION Purpose-driven LEADERSHIP TRAVEL & EXPLORATION GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC SERVICE THE MIND & UNDERSTANDING OURSELVES
    • What I’m deeply passionate about Helping CREATe An ABUNDANT, SUSTAINABle, and joyOUS WORLD FOR ALL PEOPLE All people can live peaceful, mindful, and joyous lives All people can live on a sustainable planet with clean energy All people have access to the six basic human needs 1 2 3
    • What I’m working on on today These days I’m the ceo of connect and the chairman of hive in san francisco www.connect.com www.hive.org Helping people and groups stay connected A global network of leaders working on creating a better world
    • If you enjoy this presentation also check out www.startupguide.com www.hive.org/book
    • Let’s get started All right Now Let’s get started 1264 slides to go…
    • Lessons from my 20s LIFE Part I:
    • Lessons from my 20s GOALs PART I, Section 1
    • THE IMPORTANCE OF GOALS VERY FEW PEOPLE ACTUALLY WRITE DOWN THEIR GOALS
    • THE IMPORTANCE OF GOALS FEWER STILL PRINT THEM OUT & FRAME THEM
    • THE IMPORTANCE OF GOALS In my experience Those who write down & FRAME THEIR GOALS ARE THE MOST EFFECTIVE HUMAN BEINGS AT CREATING A BETTER WORLD
    • THE IMPORTANCE OF GOALS WHEN YOU WRITE a goal DOWN your subconcious BRAIN BEGINS TO MORE actively think about bringing into your life THE PEOPLE, RESOURCES & KNOWLEDGE YOU NEED TO ACHIEVE your GOALS
    • THE IMPORTANCE OF GOALS WHEN YOU know what you’re up to In the world your mind can naturally Filter opportunities to find those that Match your goals
    • I STARTED WRITING DOWN MY GOALS AT 16 I STARTED WRITING DOWN MY GOALS AT AGE 16 in the year 2000 AFTER MY MOM GAVE ME THE BOOK THINK AND GROW RICH
    • I STARTED WRITING DOWN MY GOALS AT 16 THE FIRST EVER GOAL I wrote down at age 16 was “BUILD A COMPANY TO $1M IN SALES BY 21”
    • I MISSED MY FIRST BIG GOAL I MISSED THIS GOAL By 18 days I TURNED 21 on August 14, 2005 iContact reached $1M in sales on September 1, 2005
    • I STARTED WRITING DOWN MY GOALS AT 16 I wouldn’t have even come close To achieving this goal had I not Written it down WRITTEN GOALS ARE INDEED POWERFUL FOR FOCUSING THE MIND
    • REFLECTING ON GOALS I’ve been AMAZED AT WHAT I’VE BEEN ABLE TO SEE, and EXPERIENCE and HOW LIFE HAS BEEN ENRICHED SINCE I BEGAN WRITING DOWN GOALS AND THEN PURSUING THE HECK OUT OF THEM
    • REFLECTING ON GOALS HERE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE THINGS in life I’ve been able to achieve In my twenties due to writing down my goals And then pursuing them
    • Age Goal Achieved 21 GREW icontact to $1M in sales 23 Raised $5M in venture capital Series A round for iContact 25 Raised $40M in venture capital Series B for icontact 26 icontact reached 300 employees and $50M in annual sales Joined united nations foundation Global entrepreneur council Got to Meetworld leaders like ban ki moon, kofi annan, bill clinton, barack obama 27 Sold icontact for $170M to a public company Started impact investing firm Connect VENTURES Visited kenya, Uganda, rwanda, egypt, ghana, Invested in off-grid electric in tanzania Got into harvard business school 28 Invested in spacex, change.org, lendingclub in Silicon Valley Completed year one of HBS MBA in boston Started Connect in san francisco 29 FINISHED Losing 50 pounds (205 ! 155) Started meditating daily Connect passed 1 million users What’s happened in my 20s due to writing my down GOALS
    • Building icontact
    • Leading an amazing executive team
    • JOINING THE UN FOUNDATION GLOBAL ENTREPRENEUR COUNCIL
    • Co-chairing Tech for obama in 2012
    • ATTENDING HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL
    • ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE NEARLY ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE THAT YOU SET YOUR MIND TO AND WORK HARD AT FOR 10 years
    • An EXAMPLE AS AN ExAMPLE HERE ARE MY current GOALS
    • 1 Year goals GET CONNECT TO 2M MONTHLY ACTIVE USERS RAISE SERIES A FOR CONNECT GROW HIVE FROM 80 TO 300 GLOBAL MEMBERS PUBLISH EVERYTHING I’VE LEARNED BY 30 MEDITATE OVER 300 TIMES (6X/WEEK) VISIT ARGENTINA & ENGLAND
    • 10 Year goals – by 2025 100m people use connect to stay connected built hive into a global community of people working to create a better world with 10 Profitable locations traveled to over 50 countries exploring perpsectives on Human potential and spirituality Published a book on creating a better Life, Company, & world Built a relationship with an amazing life partner Become an extraordinary father
    • LIFETIME GOALS Live a joyous, happy, and fully alive life Be an extraordinary partner and father Create a profitable hive in 1000 cities BUILD a global community of extraordinary people working on creating a better world
    • Never limit your dreams My friends. Do not limit your dreams.
    • A quote “Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer
    • Write down your goals Here is a 12 step process YOU Can use FOR WRITING DOWN YOUR GOALs
    • Writing down your goals You can do this 30 minute exercise right Now Or put a time on your calendar to Come back to it
    • GOALS EXERCISE
    • GOAL SETTING PROCESS OPEN UP GOOGLE DOCS CREATE HEADINGS For 1 YRs, 10 YRs, AND LIFETIME THEN WRITE DOWN 5 TO 7 GOALS IN EACH CATEGORY MAKE EVERYTHING FIT ON ONE PAGE MAKE SURE ALL GOALS ARE MEASURABLE SO YOU’LL KNOW IF YOU GOT THERE OR NOT 1 2 3
    • PRINT OUT TWO COPIES SIGN THEM FRAME THEM 4 5 6 GOAL SETTING PROCESS
    • PUT ONE FRAME IN YOUR BEDRO0M PUT ONE FRAME AT WORK SHARE YOUR ONE-PAGER WITH A CLOSE FRIEND 7 8 9 GOAL SETTING PROCESS
    • 10 11 12 DEC 26-31 CALCULATE RESULTS GREEN = MADE IT YELLOW = 50%+ there RED = 95%; Carbon dioxide under 350 PPM; Homelessness in Oakland, CA down by 80% 4 min
    • HOW MIGHT YOU MAKE THIS HAPPEN? What can you create/build/do during your life to help make this world that you dream of real? It’s okay if you aren’t completely sure yet. Brainstorm ideas. 4 min
    • LIFETIME GOALS Brainstorm some goals for the rest of your life that align with the impact you want to make. Think about areas of life like health, travel, experiences, adventures, work, finances, relationships, and impact. 4 min
    • 10 YEAR GOALS Brainstorm some goals for the next ten years that align with the impact you want to make. Think about areas of life like health, travel, experiences, adventures, work, finances, relationships, and impact. 4 min
    • ONE YEAR GOALS Brainstorm some goals for the next year that align with the impact you want to make. Think about areas of life like health, travel, experiences, adventures, work, finances, relationships, and impact. 4 min
    • 90 DAY Action plan What are the very first action steps you can take over the next 90 days to start realizing your vision? Who should you reach out to? What should you look into? What habits do want to start and stop? 4 min
    • YOUR DESIRED WAY OF BEING Examples: Joyous, mindful, alive, focused, driven, ambitious, kind, compassionate, loving As you go about your journey in life, how do you want to be inside and come across to others? What words do you want to define you? 4 min
    • HOW OTHERS WILL REMEMBER YOU Examples: “I will be known in the world as the sustainable energy person” “I will be known in the world as the women’s rights advocate” “I will be known in the world as the global leaders convener” People will help you reach your goals if they can remember what you’re all about. If often hard to discern what the people you meet are up to and who they need to be connected to. Make it simple for others you meet to remember what you’re up to by finishing the below sentence and making sure those you meet know what you’re up to in the world. I will be known in my community as the _______________________ ____________________ person. 4 min
    • NOW BRING IT ALL TOGETHER On the next page is a blank life plan form. Give yourself some time to review and reflect on all your answers from the brainstorming session. Then print out and fill in the life plan form with a pen or pencil. Feel free to adjust your answers as you go, but don’t worry too much about getting it perfect. Consider this form as just a draft. You can print out another one anytime. There are no right answers and you can re-do your life plan as often as you want. I find just having something written down helps people a lot. I actually recommend re-doing this exercise at the end of each year. I suggest framing the page after you’re done and putting it up in your office or bedroom. Worksheet!Instruc.ons! 15 min
    • Life purpose 1 year goals 90 day action plan Signed on _______________, _______ 20___ X______________________________________ Metrics of success by 2050 My desired way of being How I’ll make It happen Lifetime goals I will be known in my community as the ______________________________ ______________________________ person. 10 year goals Life Plan of ___________________________________
    • EXERCISE: CREATING YOUR LIFE PURPOSE As an example Here is my current “life plan” In the 1 page format I update it about 1x per year
    • Life purpose Example: Life Plan of Ryan Allis Signed on _______________, _______ 20___ X______________________________________ Metrics of success by 2050: Desired way of being: How I’ll make It happen: I will be known in my community as the global leadership person. Building a movement that creates an abundant, sustainable, and joyous world for all people 1) All people have access to the 6 BHNs 2) 95% energy from renewable sources 3) 0 major conflicts globally as defined by the UCDP 1) Build Connect into a global platform for connecting communities 2) Build Hive into a global community of extraordinary leaders who are creating a better world. Joyous, happy, fully alive 90 Day Action Plan 10 year goals Lifetime goals 1.  1 million people us Connect each day to stay connected 2.  Publish a book about making a difference in the world for initial feedback 3.  Hold 4 Hive Global Leaders Programs in San Francisco 4.  Visit South America for the first time 5.  Build habit of meditating 6x per week 6.  Deepen relationship with Nadia 1.  10 million people use Connect each day to stay connected 2.  Grow Hive to 10 profitable global locations 3.  Train others to hold Hive gatherings 4.  Build a relationship with an amazing life partner 5.  Travel widely to explore perspectives on human society, spirituality, and human potential 6.  Publish a book on creating an extraordinary life, world, and company 1.  Be an extraordinary partner and father 2.  Catalyze a movement that creates an abundant, sustainable, and joyous world 3.  Create a Hive in 1000 cities around the world 4.  Create the world’s most impactful network of global leaders 5.  Explore widely and be a lifelong learner 6.  Live a joyous, happy, and fully alive life 1 Year Goals 1.  Hold September 2014 Hive Global Leaders Program 2.  Get Connect to 1,000,000 users 3.  Prepare Connect for Series A 4.  Meditate daily 5.  Travel with Nadia to England 6.  Publish Everything I Learned By 30 Presentation
    • EXERCISE: CREATING YOUR LIFE PURPOSE Once you have it Share your life plan With five friends & mentors In the next 14 days AND GET THEIR FEEDBACK AND INPUT THEY MAY BE ABLE TO CONNECT YOU TO PEOPLE WHO CAN HELP
    • EXERCISE: CREATING YOUR LIFE PURPOSE When you meet people you should be able to CLEARLY express Your life purpose in 15 WORDS or less WITH AUTHENTIC EXCITEMENT IN A WAY THAT moves people WHEN YOU TELL THEM
    • A quote “Each of us must make the personal choice to be a hero or not, to be committed to something bigger than ourselves or not, to go beyond the way we “wound up being” and have the purpose of our lives and our careers be about something that makes a difference or not, in other words, to be a leader or not.” – Werner Erhard
    • Lessons from my 20s VISION PART I, Section 3
    • A POEM on life “Short this life is, just one I’ve got, finite in tenure, whether I like it or not. Dead is embracing fear, replacing dreams with ‘I cannot.’ Alive is taking a new step, having a shot. I will do the impossible, I will change the world, I will give hope to a despairing nation, I’ll give bread to a starving girl. I’ll break all the records, I’ll do what’s never been done, I’ll give and know love, I’ll be a billionaire of fun. What will you do with today, this hour, this minute? Will you fill with dull and fear or will you live it? I will not tolerate any foe no matter weapon or munition, especially if that foe is within me in the form of fear or lack of ambition. Short this life is, just one I’ve got. Finite in tenure whether I like it or not. As sure as the eagle I will fly, ’cos I choose, I choose to live until I die.” - A.E. BALLAKISTEN
    • VISION Great leaders Have a clear purpose And a clear vision of the world they are Working to create
    • VISION BOARds let’s start by talking about VISION Boards
    • VISION BOARds When GOALs & DREAMS BECOME VISUALIZED THEY BECOME ONE BIG LEAP CLOSER TO BECOMING REAL
    • Vision board exercise
    • VISION BOARDS VISION BOARDS ARE WHITE POSTER BOARDS COVERED WITH CUT OUT IMAGES OF WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE IN YOUR FUTURE AND THE WORLD’S FUTURE
    • MY 2009 VISION BOARD
    • A Friend’s 2014 Vision board
    • VISION BOARD CREATING PROCESS SEARCH FOR & PRINT OUT AT LEAST 5 IMAGES IN EACH OF THE BELOW CATEGORIES FAMILY HEALTH EDUCATION TRAVEL Adventure CAREER FINANCIAL QUOTES VALUES ART
    • VISION BOARD CREATION PROCESS ONCE PRINTED & TORN OUT CUT tO SIZE THEN PASTE OR TAPE ONTO YOUR VISION BOARD THEN SHARE IT WITH A FRIEND AND HANG IT IN YOUR BEDROOM
    • VISION BOARD REFLECTION HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN SINCE You’ve created a vision board? DO YOU STILL HAVE IT?
    • VISION BOARD REFLECTION WHAT ARE THE INSTANCES IN YOUR LIFE IN WHICH You’VE SEEN INTENTION TURN INTO REALITY?
    • BUCKET LISTS BUCKET LISTs ALLOW YOU TO CAPTURE YOUR DREAMS THEY ARE another way to CREATE YOUR FUTURE
    • BUCKET LISTS YOU CAN CREATE THEM AS A LIST OR EVEN BETTER PUT THEM UP ON YOUR WALL WITH POST-IT NOTES
    • BUCKET LISTS YOU SHOULD UPDATE YOUR BUCKET LIST ONCE PER YEAR NEAR YOUR BIRTHDAY OR THE LAST 5 DAYS OF THE YEAR
    • BUCKET LISTS HERE’S MY LIFETIME BUCKET LIST
    • MY BUCKET LIST " FINISH MY MBA FROM HBS " WRITE A BOOK ON HOW TO LIVE A PASSIONATE, MINDFUl, HEALTHY LIFE " SOMEDAY WORK IN PUBLIC SERVICE " SOMEDAY LIVE ON ANOTHER CONTINENT
    • MY BUCKET LIST #  BUILD A COMPANY TO MORE THAN $1 Billion in SALES #  CREATE OVER 1 million jobs #  Visit 100 countries by age 50 #  CLIMB MT. KILIMANJARO AND REACH UHURU PEAK
    • MY BUCKET LIST "  TRAVEL TO SPACE on VIRGIN GALACTIC "  MEDITATE WITH DEEPAK CHOPRA "  BE A GUEST ON THE DAILY SHOW "  SEE A CIRQUE DU SOLEIL SHOW
    • MY BUCKET LIST "  BE A HUSBAND WHO EMPOWERS MY WIFE TO ACHIEVE HER WILDEST AND BOLDEST DREAMS "  BE A FATHER WHO INSPIRES HIS CHILDREN "  WATCH EVERY DISNEY AND PIXAr MOVIE WITH MY KIDS
    • RELATIONSHIP BUCKET LISTS IF YOU ARE IN A RELATIONSHIP TRY CREATING A BUCKET LIST OF THINGS YOU WANT TO DO TOGETHER
    • Nadia and my bucket List
    • Bucket list exercise
    • CREATING YOUR BUCKET LIST NOW, GO AHEAD GRAB SOME POST-iT NOTES OR OPEN A GOOGLE DOC AND START MAKING YOUR BUCKET LIST
    • CREATING YOUR BUCKET LIST WRITE DOWN ALL THE AMAZING EXPERIENCES YOU WANT TO HAVE OVER THE REST OF YOUR LIFE AND DREAM BIG
    • BUCKET LISTS REFLECTION WHAT IS THE MOST EXCITING THING You’VE DONE IN THE LAST YEAR?
    • BUCKET LISTS REFLECTION WHAT IS THE MOST EXCITING THING You’VE DONE IN THE LAST 10 YEARs?
    • BUCKET LISTS REFLECTION WHAT IS THE MOST MEANINGFUL THING You’VE DONE IN THE LAST YEAR?
    • BUCKET LISTS REFLECTION WHAT IS THE MOST MEANINGFUL THING You’VE DONE IN THE LAST 10 YEARs?
    • BUCKET LISTS REFLECTION WHAT ONE THING, iF YOU DID IT in your life WOULD BE EXTREMELY MEANINGFUL TO YOU?
    • Lessons from my 20s NETWORKS PART I, Section 4
    • PEOPLE WHO YOU SURROUND YOURSELF WITH IS WHO YOU BECOME
    • PEOPLE SURROUND YOURSELF ONLY WITH SMART, COMPETENT & POSITIVE PEOPLE (Life is too short not to)
    • SELECTING YOUR FRIENDS CONCIOUSLY YOUR FRIENDS DETERMINE WHO YOU BECOME
    • SELECTING YOUR FRIENDS CONCIOUSLY YOU SHOULD ONLY SPEND TIME WITH FRIENDS WHO INSPIRE YOU
    • SELECTING YOUR FRIENDS CONCIOUSLY IF YOUR FRIENDS Don’t INSPIRE YOU THEN FIND FRIENDS WHO DO!
    • BE INTENTIONAL ABOUT THE PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE DON’T LET CHANCE DETERMINE WHO’S IN YOUR LIFE
    • What carnegie knew ANDREW CARNEGIE’s EPITAPH SAYS “Here lies one who knew how to get around him men who WERE CLEVERER THAN HIMSELF”
    • BE INTENTIONAL ABOUT THE PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE IT MIGHT TAKE 5 years to completely change up THE PEOPLE SURROUNDING YOU BUT IT IS ABSOLUTELY WORTH IT
    • What I LOOK FOR IN MY FRIENDS Joy Compassion Intelligence Passion Purpose
    • Intentionally SEEK OUT AMAZING FRIENDS Random Friends Chosen Friends vs. A high impact life An ordinary life
    • BE INTENTIONAL ABOUT THE PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE IF YOU Don’T LIVE IN An INTELLECTUAL CENTER CONSIDER A MOVE
    • TO AVOID MEDIOCRITY TO AVOID BEING MEDIOCRE YOU MUST SEEK OUT PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT MEDIOCRE AND HANG OUT WITH THEM
    • Your EDUCATIONAL NETWORK YOUR UNDERGRAD & GRADUATE SCHOOLS ARE CRITICALLY IMPORTANT NETWORKS SO PREPARE WELL AND GO TO THE ABSOLUTE BEST SCHOOLS YOU CAN GET INTO WHILE AVOIDING GETTING INTO MOUNTAINS OF DEBT
    • Your EDUCATIONAL NETWORK •  Harvard •  Stanford •  MIT •  PRINCETON THESE schools have some Of the best networks So if you can, attend for undergrad, Grad school, or take an exec program at •  Penn •  Columbia •  Yale •  BROWN •  OXFORD •  CAMBRIDGE •  LSE •  uchicago
    • Your EDUCATIONAL NETWORK KNOWLEDGE IS CRITICAL SO IF YOU CANNOT GET INTO OR AFFORD THE BEST SCHOOLS THEN STILL TAKE THE BEST COURSES FREE On edx or COURSERA
    • Your WORK NETWORK YOUR COMPANY IS YOUR MOST IMPORTANT NETWORK SO CHOOSE YOUR COMPANY VERY CAREFULLY OR BUILD YOUR OWN
    • Your WORK NETWORK WHY DO PEOPLE SPEND 832 WEEKS IN SCHOOL THEN SPEND <
    • Lessons from my 20s MONEY PART I, Section 11
    • The middle class versus the rich “Individuals in the middle class accumulate more debt as they become more successful. A pay raise qualifies them to borrow more money from the bank so they can buy personal items like bigger cars, vacation homes, boats, and motor homes. Their wage income comes in and is spent on current expenses and only then on paying off their personal debt. So as their income increases, so does their personal debt. This is what we call the rat race.” - Robert kiyosaki
    • The rich have their money work for them “The rich have their assets work for them. They have gained control over their expenses (by saving and investing money each month) and focus on acquiring or building assets. Their businesses pay more of their expenses, and they have few, if any, personal liabilities.” - Robert Kiyosaki
    • WHICH FINANCIAL PATH WILL YOU TAKE? THERE ARE TWO SEGMENTS OF PEOPLE IN THE WORLD WHICH SEGMENT DO YOU WANT TO BE IN? PEOPLE WHO PAY INTEREST ON LOANS AND WORK FOR COMPANIES PEOPLE WHO RECEIVE INTEREST ON LOANS and own PARTS Of companies 1 2
    • THE TOPIC OF MONEY MONEY IS A REALLY IMPORTANT TOPIC TO UNDERSTAND
    • THE TOPIC OF MONEY MONEY IS SIMPLY A STORE OF VALUE WHICH ENABLES TWO PARTIES TO EXCHANGE EVEN IF they cannot barter
    • YOUR NET WORTH INCLUDING ALL YOUR SAVINGS, INVESTMENTs AND DEBT WHAT IS YOUR NET WORTH RIGHT NOW?
    • AVERAGE & MEDIAN NET WORTH IN THE USA THE AVERAGE NET WORTH of AN AMERICAN IS $301,140 Source: Credit Suiss Global Wealth Report, 2013
    • AVERAGE & MEDIAN NET WORTH IN USA BUT THE MEDIAn Net worth of AN AMERICAN IS $44,911 Source: Credit Suiss Global Wealth Report, 2013
    • ARE YOU AHEAD OR BEHIND? Let’s say your goal IS TO have a net worth of $1M by Age 60 IF YOU start at age 20 and progress linearly you’d need to be at $250k by 30 0 100000 200000 300000 400000 500000 600000 700000 800000 900000 1000000 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60
    • Money compounds Fortunately, money compounds, so you actually only need to Be at $70,000 in net worth by age 30 to be on track for $1M in net worth by 60 Assumes you save $5,000 per year starting at age 20, and you invest iat a 7% after inflation return 0 100000 200000 300000 400000 500000 600000 700000 800000 900000 1000000 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60
    • 3 Key Lessons about Money HERE ARE THREE KEY LESSONS ABOUT MONEY
    • 3 Lessons about Money SPEND LESS MONEY THAN YOU EARN EVERY MONTH 1
    • 3 Lessons about Money 2 NEVER GO INTO DEBT FOR SOMETHING THAT YOU DO NOT NEED
    • 3 Lessons about Money 3 SAVE EARLY IN LIFE AS the law of compound INTEREST HELPS A LOT OVER TIME
    • EASY IN THEORY THESE 3 LESSONS may sound extremely basic YET still so many people Go into debt for things they don’t need and frequently spend more than they earn
    • THE 6 STEPS TO BUILDING WEALTH HERE ARE SIX STEPS TO BUILDING WEALTH
    • THE 6 STEPS TO BUILDING WEALTH These 6 steps are easy to Understand but Most people Don’t do them
    • THE 6 STEPS TO BUILDING WEALTH Calculate how much you Earn after taxes each month 1
    • THE 6 STEPS TO BUILDING WEALTH 2 ENSURE YOUR ARE SPENDING LESS Than you earn after taxes Each month Monthly income after tax $4000 $3000 Monthly spending !
    • THE 6 STEPS TO BUILDING WEALTH 3 PAY OFF all Your DEBT Starting with the highest Interest rates first
    • THE 6 STEPS TO BUILDING WEALTH 4 Start Saving $1,000 each month (This step, in practice, is often the hardest, yet the most important)
    • THE 6 STEPS TO BUILDING WEALTH 5 After building up 3 months Of salary in your savings Account, start investing Start investing $1000 per month as early as you can in life Do this consistently for 30 years and you’ll have $1 million
    • THE 6 STEPS TO BUILDING WEALTH 6 THEN USE THE CASH FLOW FROM YOUR INVESTMENTS TO MAKE MORE INVESTMENTS
    • The six steps to building wealth 1.  Calculate your after tax income 2.  Be sure you’re SPENDING LESS THAN YOU MAKE 3.  PAY OFF your DEBT 4.  BUILD UP 3 months of SAVINGS 5.  Start investing 6.  THEN Re-INVEST THE RETURNS
    • Becoming FINANCIALLY INDEPENDENT THERE ARE TWO MAIN WAYS TO BECOME A MILLIONAIRE 1) Build a business 2) Or Save & Invest wisely for 30 years
    • Becoming FINANCIALLY INDEPENDENT If entrepreneurship isn’t for you… Here’s how to become a millionaire Automatically 1.  Save $1000 per month 2.  Invest it at a 7% after inflation return 3.  Don’t take any out for 30 years
    • WHAT You’LL HAVE IF YOU SAVE & INVEST Monthly SAVINGS 20 Yrs 25 Yrs 30 Yrs 35 Yrs 40 Yrs 45 Yrs 50 Yrs $1,000 $0.52M $0.81M $1.22M $1.81M $2.64M $3.82M $5.50M $2,000 $1.05M $1.63M $2.45M $3.63M $5.29M $7.65M $10.99M $3,000 $1.57M $2.44M $3.68M $5.44M $7.94M $11.47M $16.49M $4,000 $2.09M $3.26M $4.91M $7.25M $10.58M $15.29M $21.97M ASSUMES 7% AFTER INFLATION ANNUAL RETURN FROM INVESTING | ADD ADDITIONAL TIME TO PAY OFF ANY CURRENT DEBT
    • My journey to financial independence I was born in 1984. I grew up in a middle class American family. My dad was an epsicopalian minister from pennsylvania. My mom was a part-time social worker from England. Our family earned about $40,000 per year.
    • I was very fortunate to Have two parents who Supported Me and encouraged me to Follow my dreams My journey to financial independence
    • I started my first business at 11 Helping senior citizens in florida use the internet for $5/hour My journey to financial independence
    • I started getting into Web development In 1996 when I was 12 My journey to financial independence
    • At16 (back In 2000) I was a NORMAL TEENAGER GROWING UP IN bradenton florida earning AROUND $3000/yr AS A PART TIME WEB developer My journey to financial independence
    • Then I read two books that changed my life and opened My eyes to a whole new world 2. Think And Grow Rich 1. Rich Dad Poor Dad My journey to financial independence
    • After reading these two books at 16 I set an ambitious goal to build a Company to $1 Million in sales by Age 21 My journey to financial independence
    • From age 16 to 21 I worked extremely hard To make this goal real My journey to financial independence
    • At 18 While in college at unc I started Icontact and by 2005 We reached $1 Million in sales When I was 21 My journey to financial independence
    • We then raised venture capital And hired a strong Executive team and grew to $50M in annual sales My journey to financial independence
    • in 2012 we sold icontact for $170 million to a software company called vocus. I was 27. I decided to go back to school at harvard business school for an mba while working on a new start-up called connect My journey to financial independence
    • Anything is possible I found that anything was possible if I: •  set my mind to it •  worked really hard to make it happen •  surrounded myself with positive people who helped me Grow & Learn •  Cared about customers & Employees
    • Creating your financial plan So that was my story over the last 18 years Now let’s talk about You
    • Creating your financial plan 18 years from now, your financial Situation will be a function of the plan you put in place And the actions you take today
    • Creating your financial plan Here’s how to create a basic Financial plan
    • Financial plan exercise You can do the following 30 minute Financial plan exercise now Or put a time on your calendar To return to it
    • FINANCIAL PLAN EXERCISE
    • EXERCISE: Creating a basic financial plan 1.  Calculate your current monthly income after taxes 2.  Calculate your current total monthly expenses 3.  Add up your savings, investments, and other assets 4.  Calculate the total amount of debt you have 5.  Set a goal for your monthly income and expenses 2 years from now 6.  Use these figures to fill out the sheet on the next page This exercise should take about 30 minutes. You can do it now or come back to it.
    • Exercise: Creating A BASIC Financial Plan Assets Debts Income Expenses Financial Plan of __________ Signed X__________________________ this ____ day of _____ 20_____ Net Worth Cashflow Income Expenses Cashflow Present Monthly 24 Months From Now Monthly Goal
    • Creating your financial plan FiLLING out your one-page Financial plan Will be helpful As we move into the next section On investing
    • Lessons from my 20s INVESTING PART I, Section 12
    • LEARNING HOW TO INVEST saving MONEY is the first step Learning how to invest IT is the second
    • Stocks and bonds THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF INVEStMENTS STOCKs & BONds
    • BONDS BONDS are loans to other organizations IN WHICH YOU EARN A FIXED INTEREST RATE RETURN
    • BONDS BONDS usally pay annual interest Between 0.25% and 15%
    • BONDS THE RISKIER THE BOND THE HIGHER THE INTEREST RATE PAID
    • STOCKS STOCK is Partial OWNERSHIP of a company Which entitles the owner To part of the profits of a company
    • STOCKS WITH STOCKS YOU MAKE MONEY WHEN THE VALUE OF THE COMPANY GOES UP
    • STOCKS THE VALUE OF A COMPANY GOES UP WHEN THE Company’s profits go up (or are expected to go up)
    • STOCKS THE VALUE OF A COMPANY GOES down WHEN THE Company’s profits go Down (or are expected to go down)
    • DIFFERENT TYPES OF STOCKS AND BONDS Mutual Funds Index Funds/ETFS Small Cap Stocks MID CAP STOCKS LARGE CAP STOCKS VALUE STOCKS GROWTH STOCKS Emerging Market Stocks options VENTURE capital FUNDS PRIVATE COMPANIES STOCKS Savings Accounts Treasury Bonds Municipal Bonds Corporate Bonds P2p LENDING BONDS
    • HOW TO BECOME A MILLIONAIRE in 30 years HERE IS A SIMPLIFIED EXAMPLE OF HOW YOU CAN HAVE $1M in 30 years
    • HOW TO BECOME A MILLIONAIRE in 30 years To have $1m in 30 years SAVE $1k every month AND INVEST IT Assumes a 7% per year after inflation annual return
    • HOW TO BECOME A MILLIONAIRE in 20 years To have $1m in 20 years SAVE $2k every month AND INVEST IT Assumes a 7% per year after inflation annual return
    • AVERAGE INVESTMENT RETURNS HERE IS A TABLE OF AVERAGE YEARLY RETURNS BY TYPE OF INVESTMENT
    • AVERAGE INVESTMENT RETURNS Investment Type Approx. Avg. Annual Return After Inflation (2.8%) Savings Accounts 0.10% -2.70% Certificates of Deposit 1.10% -1.70% Treasury Bonds 2.50% -0.30% Municipal Bonds 4.50% 1.70% Corporate Bonds 6% 3.20% LendingClub A-d Notes 8.30% 5.50% Rental Real Estate 8.60% 5.80% Dow Jones Index Fund 11.10% 8.30% S&P 500 Index Fund 11.30% 8.50% LendingClub E-F Notes 11.70% 8.90% S&P 500 and DJIA is the CAGR for the last 80 years from 1933 until 2013
    • AVERAGE INVESTMENT RETURNS PAST RETURNS Aren’t ensured in the future But they are STILL HELPFUL to see
    • LENDINGCLUB ONE INTERESTING INVESTMENT OPTION IS LENDINGCLUB
    • LENDINGCLUB Since 2007 LENDINGCLUB notes HAVE HAD an annual average return of 5.5% AFTER INFLATION AND DEFAULTS
    • LENDINGCLUB And Since 2007 LENDINGCLUB “E” and “F” notes HAVE HAD an annual average return of 8.9% AFTER INFLATION AND DEFAULTS Past performance is definitely no guarantee of future performance, yet 8.9% after weathering a big recession in 2008-2009 is pretty good.
    • MARKET INDEX FUNDS The DJIA and S&P 500 Index funds HAVE HAD an annual average return After inflation of 8.4% Since 1933 Look up these symbols: Dow Jones Index Fund – DIA S&P 500 Index Fund - SPY
    • INVESTING IN STOCKS As a rule of thumb Companies are usually worth BETWEEN 5x and 20x their ANNUAL NET PROFITS
    • INVESTING IN STOCKS Net profits is another word for Earnings
    • INVESTING IN STOCKS The multiple of EARNINGS A company is worth Is called a PE Ratio
    • INVESTING IN STOCKS P/E RATIO is: PRICE EARNINGS
    • INVESTING IN STOCKS Here’s the July 2014 p/e Ratio of A few well known companies COMPANY PRICE TO EARNINGS RATIO IBM 12.30 WELLS FARGO 12.74 APPLE 15.77 MICROSOFT 16.91 BANK OF AMERICA 25.25 GOOGLE 29.86 FACEBOOK 97.52
    • INVESTING IN STOCKS THE BEST MEASURE OF WHETHER A STOCK MARKET IS OVERVALUED Is the SHILLER PE RATIO See multpl.com/shiller-pe/
    • INVESTING IN STOCKS THE AVERAGE ALL TIME SHILLER p/E RATIO IS 16.55
    • INVESTING IN STOCKS This means that on average since 1890 The average company has been valued at 16.55 times it’s an annual net profits
    • INVESTING IN STOCKS AS OF august 2014 the US STOCK market is getting overvalued THE CURRENT SHILLER PE RATIO IS 25.54
    • THE STOCK MARKET IS GETTING OVERVALUED AGAIN Time to Sell Time to Buy Time to Get Ready for an Historic Crash Shiller PE Ratio for the S&P 500 1871-2014, as of August 9, 2014
    • INVESTING IN STOCKS WHEN PE RATIOs ARE over 25 WATCH OUT for a crash
    • INVESTING IN STOCKS WHEN PE RATIOs ARE Under 15 It’s time to LOOK AT INVESTING!
    • ANGEL INVESTING ANGEL INVESTING IS PURCHASING OWNERSHIP In EARLY STAGE PRIVATE COMPANIES
    • ANGEL INVESTING CHECK Out ANGELLIST & FUNDABLE TO SEE EARLY STAGE COMPANIES YOU CAN INVEST IN
    • ANGEL INVESTING ANGEL investing Is highly risky But if you invest in the right firms Highly lucrative
    • MY portfolio Since 2009 I have invested In THESE PRIVATE COMPANIES
    • MY portfolio I focus on investing in companies Which are solving Major human challenges That when solved will Make the world a better place
    • What “going public” means “Going public” means selling part of a company to investors via a public market like the New York Stock exchange or the nasdaq
    • What “going public” means Companies go public in order to 1.  Raise capital for growth 2.  Create a market for their shares 3.  Enable employees to gain liquidity for their options
    • How to properly value a company THE BEST WAY TO DETERMINE THE TRUE VALUE OF A PUBLIC COMPANY IS TO CREATE A DISCOUNTED CASH FLOW (DCF) FORECAST
    • How Buffet invests BUFFET’s investing method INVOLVES UNDERSTANDING A FIRM WELL CALCULATING WHAT HE BELIEVEs THE fiRM IS ACTUALLY WORTH using dcf THEN PURCHASING SHARES WHEN Enough of a margin of safety exists
    • How Buffet works WARREN BUFFET IN ESSENCE CREATES DCF MODELS ON EACH COMPANY HE INVESTS IN AND ENSURES THERE’S A BIG MARGIN OF SAFETy BETWEEN WHAT HE THINKS THE FIRM IS WORTH AND WHAT THE MARKET THINKS THE FIRM IS WORTH
    • BECOMING A VALUe-ORIENTED INVESTOR 1.  Avoid stocks with pe ratios over 25, unless they have extremely high REVENUE growth (over 50% year) 2.  Learn how to create a dcf valuation 3.  Have the discipline to create a DCF valuation for every public company investment you make 4.  invest only when you have a 30% margin of safety between what your DCF model says the company is worth and what the market sayS
    • Lessons from my 20s LOVE PART I, Section 13
    • WHAT LOVE MEANS TO ME Laughter Optimism Vibrant Energy &
    • SIX STEPS TO BUILDING A GREAT RELATIONSHIP TELL THE TRUTH BUILD TRUST BE VULNERABLE GIVE TIME FOLLOW THROUGH & SHOW CARE WITH YOUR ACTIONS
    • SIX STEPS TO BUILDING A GREAT RELATIONSHIP A GREAT WOMAN CAN MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE TO A GREAT MAN
    • SIX STEPS TO BUILDING A GREAT RELATIONSHIP A GREAT MAN CAN MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE TO A GREAT WOMAN
    • SIX STEPS TO BUILDING A GREAT RELATIONSHIP A GREAT pARTNER CAN MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE FOR ANYONE
    • The partner you choose makes a huge impact on your life THE PARTNER YOU CHOOSE TO BUILD A LIFE WITH MAKES A HUGE IMPACT ON YOUR ABILITY TO REACH YOUR POTENTIAL LIVE WITH JOY AND POSiTIVITY AND TRULY CHANGE THE WORLD
    • LOVING YOURSELF FIRST BEFORE you CAN FIND SOMEONE ELSE TO FALL IN LOVE WITH You YOU MUST LOVE YOURSELF FIRST
    • BE AMAZING BEFORE YOU LOOK BECAUSE TO FIND AN AMAZING PARTNER YOU YOURSELF MUST FIRST BE AMAZING
    • FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS FIRST TO FIND A PARTNER WHO IS FOLLOWING THEIR DREAMS You must first be following YOUR DREAMs
    • LIVE WITH PASSION FIRST TO FIND A PARTNER WHO IS LIVING PASSIONATEly You Yourself must first be LIVING PASSIONATELY
    • TO FIND A JEDI YOU MUST BECOME A JEDI TO FIND A PARTNER WHO IS ON THE PATH TO BEING A JEDI You Yourself must first be ON THE PATH
    • Yep, MARRY A JEDI WHEN TWO JEDIS marry ALL KINDS OF CRAZY GOOD SHIT HAPPENS in the universe
    • HOW TO WIN A HEART Here’s what I’ve LEARNED SO FAR ABOUt WINNING THE HEART
    • HOW TO WIN A HEART Don’t lead Your partner on (Be open and transparent about your intentions with the relationship)
    • HOW TO WIN A HEART FOLLOW THE GOLDEN RULE IN ALL RELATIONSHIPS
    • HOW TO WIN A HEART BE PLAYFUL And let the little kid Inside out!
    • HOW TO WIN A HEART PUSH YOUR PARTNER TO GET BETTER AND BECOME THE BEST VERSION OF THEMSELVES
    • HOW TO WIN Ryan’s HEART GIVE LOTS OF NECK MASSAGES
    • HOW TO WIN A HEART NEVER EVER TAKE THEM FOR GRANTED
    • HOW TO WIN A HEART NEVER STOP BUYING THEM FLOWERS
    • HOW TO WIN A HEART A LONG PARTNERSHIP REQUIRES MUTUAL RESPECT AND SHARED GOALS
    • Lessons from my 20s VALUES PART I, Section 14
    • GLOBAL VALUES SYSTEMS Origin Concept Name Description Judaism Tikkun Olam The concept of repairing the world Sanskrit Ahimsa A philosophy of do no harm Confucian Li A set of norms that teaches brotherliness and community Islamic Ummah A perspective on a supranational community Christian Golden Rule A practice of treating others as you want to be treated South Africa Ubuntu A spirit of cooperation between people of all colors and creeds ACROSS MANY religion or spiritual traditions a key guideline is to be able to care for others Let’s look at a few global values systems
    • My CORE VALUE HERE IS MY CORE VALUE… DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU’D HAVE DONE UNTO YOURSELF
    • EXPAND YOUR EMPATHY CIRCLE AND CARE FOR ALL PEOPLE You&You& Family& Community& Na1on& Religion& Gender& Species&
    • What is it to be human? “To be human is to have the ability to transcend our egocentric preconditioning and care so DEEPLY FOR OUR CHILDREn, PARTNERS, FRIENDS or even strangers that we WOULD PUT THEIR INTEREST ABOVE OUR OWN NO MATTER WHAT IT MIGHT COST US PERSONALLY “ - RAY KURZWEIL!
    • My VALUES HERE ARE THE 50 VALUES I HOLD DEARLY AND DO MY BEST TO ALWAYS LIVE BY
    • ACCEPTANCE I shall recognize the Uniqueness and humanity OF THOSE WHO DIFFER FROM MYSELF
    • ACTION THOUGH DELIBERATE & CAREFUL I SHALL HAVE A BIAS TOWARD ACTION
    • ADAPTATION I shall MAINTAIN in A STATE ABLE TO FLOW, LEARN & MODIFY MYSELF TO FIT NEW SURROUNDINGS OR OCCURENCES
    • ANALYSIS I shall analyze what I do and DO NOT DO AND ATTEMPT TO DERIVE INHERENT LAWS, AXIOMS, TENANTS AND GUIDEPOSTS BASED ON THE EFFECTS OF MY ACTIONS & INACTIONS
    • BEST EFFORT I shall PUT FORTH MY FULL AND BEST EFFORT WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF PROPER PHYSICAL & MENTAL HEALTH
    • CHALLENGE I shall often challenge MYSELF & STEP OUTSIDE MY COMFORT ZONE SO AS TO REACH WORTHY GOALS
    • COLLABORATION I shall WORK COLLABORATIVELY WITH OTHERS WHO ARE BETTER THAN I AM AT WHAT THEY DO
    • COMMITMENT I shall UPHOLD MY COMMITMENTS AND UNDER-PROMISe AND OVER-DELIVER
    • COMMUNICATION I shall MAKE IT A PRIORITY TO LEARN TO COMMUNICATE EXTREMELY WELL WITH OTHERS
    • CONFIDENCE I shall ALWAYS BE CONFIDENT & OPTIMISTIC AND SET MY GOALS HIGH
    • CONTENTMENT I shall BE ONLY WHERE I AM AND SAVOR EVERYTHING ABOUT THAT MOMENT
    • DETAIl I shall NOT DALLY NEEDLESSLY IN DETAIl BUT EXAMINE TO THE FULL EXTENT NEEDED
    • ENVIRONMENTAL CONCIOUSNESS THOUGH I SHALL PROMOTE THE MASTERY OF NATURE FOR THE BETTERMENT OF LIVING CONDITIONS OF HUMANS I SHALL NEVER FORGET THAT THE EARTH SHOULD BE TREATED AS PRECIOUS AND THAT SUSTAINABILITY MUST BE REQUIRED IF WE ARE TO SURVIVE AS A SPECIES
    • FOCUS I shall RECOGNIZE THAT WHILE I CAN DO ANYTHING I CAN’T DO EVERYTHING
    • FORGIVENESS I shall FORGIVE THOSe WHO HAVE MENDED WAYS INCLUDING MYSELF
    • GENEROSITY I shall GIVE TO OTHERS HOWEVER I AM BEST AND MOST ABLE
    • HEALTH I shall maintain my health and EAT sleep & Exercise IN SUCH A MANNER AS TO MAINTAIN A HIGH LEVEL OF ENERGY I SHALL ELIMINATE NEAGATIVE ENERGY AS MY BODY IS A TEMPLE THAT HOUSES MY SPIRIT
    • HONESTY I shall BE HONEST AND FORTHRIGHT IN ALL REPRESENTATIONS of And Deliberations with MYSELF
    • HUMILITY I shall NOT BE AFRAID TO ASK FOR HELP AND NOT ASSUME MYSELF ABOVE ANOTHER
    • INDUSTRY I shall LOSE NO TIME AND ALWAYS BE EMPLOYED IN SOMETHING USEFUl REFLECTION AND RELAXATION SHALL BE INCLUDED IN THE DEFINITION OF USEFUL
    • INTEGRITY I SHALL ACT WITH INTEGRITY AND IN ALIGNMENT WITH WHAT I SAY I WILL DO
    • JUSTICE I shall WRONG NO oNE
    • KINDNESS I SHALL LIVE A LIFE OF KINDNESS & COMPASSION. THERE’S NO REASON NOT TO.
    • LEARNING I shall be continously LEARNinG AND I SHALL CONTINOUSLY READ
    • LISTENING I SHALL STRIVE TO LISTEN & UNDERSTAND BEFORE I SPEAK
    • MENTORSHIP I shall GIVE THE KNOWLEDGE I HAVE AND WILL GAIN TO OTHERS
    • MISTAKES I shall STRIVE TO LEARN FROM THE MISTAKES I MAKE AND TO NOT MAKE TWICE
    • NATURE I shall CONSERVE AND PROTECT NATURE AND ENSURE IT REMAINS FOR MY GRANDCHILDREN
    • OPTIMISM I shall ALWAYS SEE THE GLASS AS HALF FULL
    • ORGANIZATION I shall KEEP MY LIFE & BELONGINGS IN ORDEr WHILE KEEPING SPACE FOR EXHUBERENCE & CREATIVITY
    • PASSION I shall ALWAYS STRIVE FOR THAT WHICH I BELIEVE
    • PERSERVERANCE I shall NOT GIVE UP NOR GIVE IN TOO SOON AS LONG AS I FEEL A GOAL IS WORTHY OF THE EFFORT
    • PLANNING I shall PLAN FOR MY LIFE AND UPComing EVENTS
    • POSITIVITY I shall be positive DURING ALL TIMES AND BELIEVE IN THE POWER oF A POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE
    • PREPARATION I shall ATTEMPT TO ENTER EACH SITUATION WITH AN INTELLECTUAL FRAMEWORK PRIMED & READY
    • PRESENCE I shall FOCUS MY COMPLETE ATTENTION ON THE SINGLE INDIVIDUAL I AM SPEAKING WITH
    • PUNCTUALITY I shall be on TIME
    • REFLECTION I shall TAKE MOMENTS TO REVIEW WHAT HAS BEEN DONE AND EXAMINE SOCIETY AND MY BEING, GOALS, and HABITS
    • RESPECT I shall RESPECT ALL OTHERS
    • SACRIFICE I shall SAVE & INVEST FOR TODAY SO AS TO GAIN FOR TOMORROW
    • SINCERITY I SHALL BE SINCERE AND ONLY TALK ABOUT PEOPLE IN AN EMPOWERING WAY
    • SPIRITUALITY I shall REALIZE I AM A VERY SMALL PART OF THE UNIVERSE AND HAVE GREAT GRATITUDE FOR LIFE
    • SOLITITUDE I SHALL HAVE A PERIOD OF PEACE AND SOLITUDE AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH DAY IN WHICH I SHALL GIVE THANKS AND ENVISION THE DAY AHEAD
    • SPONTANEITY I SHALL PERFORM WEEKLY EITHER An ACT OF KINDNESS OR AN ACTIVITY WHICH I HAVE NEVER DONE BEFORE
    • SUPERFICIALITY I SHALL NOT FOCUS ON THE OUTER BUT ON THE INNER
    • TEACHING I shall TRANSFER BOTH KNOWLEDGE & ENERGY IN TEACHING
    • TRANQULITY I shall NOT BE DISTURBED BY TRIFLES OR BY THAT WHICH IS NOT TRULY IMPORTANT
    • TRANSPARENCY I shall LIVE A PUBLIC LIFE AND SHARE THE CONTENTS OF MY Dreams & PLANS
    • TRAVEL I shall MAKE A PRIORITY TO SEE AND EXPLORE THE WORLD
    • WORK ETHIC I shall WORK BOTH HARD AND INTELLIGENTLY AND NOT LEAVE FOR TOMORROW WHAT CAN BE DONE TODAY
    • BEN FRANKLIN’s 13 Values 1.  Temperance: Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation. 2.  Order: Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time. 3.  Resolution: Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve. 4.  Frugality: Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.e., waste nothing.
    • BEN FRANKLIN’s 13 Values 6.  Moderation: Avoid extremes; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve. 7.  Industry: Lose no time; be always employed in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions. 8.  Cleanliness: Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, clothes, or habitation. 9.  Tranquility: Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable.
    • BEN FRANKLIN’s 13 Values 9.  Silence: Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation. 10.  Sincerity: Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and, if you speak, speak accordingly. 11.  Justice: Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty. 12.  Chastity: Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dullness, weakness, or the injury of your own or another's peace or reputation. 13.  Humility: Imitate Jesus and Socrates.
    • IN SUMMARY ON VALUES YOUR LIFE WILL BE ENRICHED AND YOU WILL SLEEP SOUNDLY AT NIGHT KNOWING YOU ARE LIVING WITH A CONsCIOUS SET OF VALUES
    • Financial plan exercise You can do the following 10 minute Values exercise now Or put a time on your calendar To return to it
    • Values EXERCISE
    • Exercise: VALUES Write down the 10 most important Values to you?
    • CONNECT COMPANY VALUES CIRCA 2012
    • Lessons from my 20s LIFE LESSoNS PART I, Section 14
    • LIFE Lessons from 2005 I’ve been KEEPING TRACK OF THE major LESSONS I’ve learned Each YEAR Since 2005
    • LIFE Lessons from 2005 LISTEN TO THAT LITTLE VOICE in the back of your HEAD It’s usually alerting You to something Important
    • LIFE Lessons from 2005 YOU CAN ACHIEVE ANYTHING YOU SET YOUR MIND TO
    • LIFE Lessons from 2005 Don’t let Non-communication Lead to the Degeneration of a Relationship
    • LIFE Lessons from 2005 Don’t AVOID DOING THINGS JUST BECAUSE THEY MAY CAUSE CONFLICT!
    • LIFE Lessons from 2005 AT THE END OF THE DAY Impact & INTEGRITY is What matters!
    • LIFE Lessons from 2005 NEVER Say “BUT” INSTEAD SAY “YES, AND.”
    • LIFE Lessons from 2005 THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO DETERMINE THE RULES OF LIFE TALKING TO SMART PEOPLE and TRIAL AND ERROR EITHER WAY START LEARNING EARLY
    • LIFE Lessons from 2006 IF SOMEBODY SUES YOU GO TALK TO THEM IN PERSON IMMEDIATELY
    • LIFE Lessons from 2006 NETWORKING Isn’T ABOUT BUSINESS CARDS IT’s about building Meaningful relationships
    • LIFE Lessons from 2006 2.4 Billion PEOPLE LIVE ON LESS THAN TWO DOLLARS PER DAY Source: World Bank
    • LIFE Lessons from 2006 Source: World Bank EVERY Day 18,000 CHILDREN UNDER 5 DIE MOST FROM PREVENTABLE DISEASE AND LOW NUTRITION. THIS DOESN’t HAVE TO HAPPEN.
    • LIFE Lessons from 2006 Source: World Bank 80% OF HUMAN BEINGS LIVE oN LESS THAN $10 PER DAY So IF YOU’RE LIVING ON MORE THAN $10 PER DAY Count your blessings
    • LIFE Lessons from 2007 LIFE IS PRECIOUS AND CAN END ANYTIME SO EXPRESS GRATITUDE DAILY AND TELL THOSE YOU LOVE THAT YOU LOVE THEM
    • LIFE Lessons from 2007 THE WORLD HAS MORE OPPORTUNITIES THAN YOU MIGHT THINK so DEFINE YOUR PURPOSE THEN SEEK THEM OUT
    • LIFE Lessons from 2007 PoSITIVE DEVELOPMENTS OCCUR WHEN YOU ASSOCIATE WITH EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE
    • LIFE Lessons from 2007 GRATITUDE IS AN EXTREMELY POWERFUL CHARACTER ATTRIBUTE
    • LIFE Lessons from 2007 HUMANS HAVE A DEEP DESIRE In THEIR LIVES FOR LOVE AND AFFECTIOn
    • LIFE Lessons from 2007 IF THERE’S ONE THING YOU “OVERDo” IN LIFE MAKE IT COMMUNICATIon
    • LIFE Lessons from 2007 LET YOUR INNER CHILD COME OUT DAILY AND SILLY DANCE
    • LIFE Lessons from 2007 AVOID GETTING MARRIED UNTIL YOU’RE ABLE TO FULLY FINANCIALLY SUPPORT YOURSELF
    • LIFE Lessons from 2007 AVOID HAVING CHILDREN UNTIL YOU CAN SAFELY FINANCIALLY AFFORD CHILDREN
    • LIFE Lessons from 2007 GOOD HEALTH IS EVERYTHING
    • LIFE Lessons from 2008 Don’t ever LET YOUR MIND LIMIT YOURSELF
    • LIFE Lessons from 2008 One way to avoid CRITICISM IS TO DO NOTHING & STAND FOR NOTHING THE WORLD WILL THEN LEAVE YOU ALONE
    • LIFE Lessons from 2008 IF YOU’re up to something that matters in the world CRITICISM is inevitable It comes with the territory
    • LIFE Lessons from 2008 ARROGANCE IS NOT OVER-CONFIDENCE It is being DISMISSIVE OF OTHERS
    • LIFE Lessons from 2008 IT TAKES ten years TO BECOME GREAT AT SOMETHING CHOOSE CAREFULLY Thus You can only BECOME GREAT AT 6 or 7 things
    • LIFE Lessons from 2009 DO SOMETHING WONDERFUL EACH DAY WITH INFECTIOUS ENTHUSIASM
    • LIFE Lessons from 2009 JUST SAY “OK GOOD” TO LIFE
    • LIFE Lessons from 2009 CANCER IS HORRIBLE
    • LIFE Lessons from 2009 WE ALL HAVE CHALLENGES It’s how you INTERPRET & RESPOND TO THEM THAT COUNTS
    • LIFE Lessons from 2009 PEOPLE GENERALLY ACT CONSISTENTLY WITH WHAT IS EXPECTED OF THEM
    • LIFE Lessons from 2009 MANY PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES ARE NOT AUTHENTICALLY HAPPY
    • LIFE Lessons from 2009 THERE IS BEAUTY IN UNDERSTANDING NUANCE
    • LIFE Lessons from 2009 ASK FOR ADVICE MORE OFTEN
    • LIFE Lessons from 2009 TO achieve big goals You need TO FOCUS
    • LIFE Lessons from 2009 THERE IS GREAT POWER IN A HANDWRITTEN NOTE
    • LIFE Lessons from 2009 FIND A WAY TO MAKE ALL NEGOTIATIONS BENEFIT BOTH SIDES
    • LIFE Lessons from 2010 THE BEST MEDICINE FOR STRESS IS BREATHING!
    • LIFE Lessons from 2010 THE 2nd BEST MEDICINE FOR STRESS IS LAUGHTER!
    • LIFE Lessons from 2010 TRAVEL THE WORLD FOR AT LEAST 3 weeks per year!
    • LIFE Lessons from 2010 EVERY WEEK WATCH a TED VIDEO
    • LIFE Lessons from 2010 SPEND MORE HOURS READING THAN YOU DO WATCHING TV!
    • LIFE Lessons from 2010 LIMIT TELEVISION To 30 minutes PER WEEK!
    • LIFE Lessons from 2011 INVESTING in AFRICA NOW IS LIKE INVESTING IN INDIA In 1985!
    • LIFE Lessons from 2011 NEARLY SUPER-HUMAN FEATS ARE POSSIBLE WHEN YOU ARE DEEPLY PASSIONATE ABOUT YOUR MISSION
    • Life lessons exercise You can do the following 5 minute Life lessons exercise now Or put a time on your calendar To return to it
    • Life Lessons EXERCISE
    • Exercise: life lessons Write down the 3 most important Life lessons You have ever learned
    • Lessons from my 20s Sage advice PART I, Section 15
    • FAVORITE QUOTES on LIVING LIFE IS EITHER DARING ADVENTURE OR NOTHING - HELEN KELLER!
    • FAVORITE QUOTES on LIVING ABOve ALL TRY SOMETHING - FRANKLIN D. ROoSEVELT!
    • FAVORITE QUOTES on LIVING ONE WHO MAKES NO MISTAKES MAKES NOTHING - GIACOMO CASANOVA!
    • FAVORITE QUOTES on LIVING DO ONE THING EVERYDAY THAT SCARES YOU - ELEANOR ROOSEVELT!
    • FAVORITE QUOTES on LIVING NEVER DOUBT THAT A SMALL GROUP OF THOUGHFUL, COMMITTED CITIZENS CAN CHANGE THE WORLD - MARGARET MEAD!
    • FAVORITE QUOTES on LIVING Don’t chase THE PAPER - P DIDDY! CHASE THE DREAM!
    • FAVORITE QUOTES on LIVING FAR BETTER IT IS TO DARE MIGHTY THINGS THAN TO RANK WITH TIMID SPIRITS WHO KNOW NEITHER VICTORY NOR DEFEAT - THEODORE ROOSEVELT!
    • FAVORITE QUOTES on LIVING HERE’S TO THE CRAZY ONES. THE MISFITS, REBELS, & TROUBLEMAKERS THE ONES WHO SEE THINGS DIFFERENTLY - STEVE JOBS! BECAUSE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE CRAZY ENOUGH TO THINK THEY CAN CHANGE THE WORLD ARE THE ONES WHO DO
    • FAVORITE QUOTES on LIVING WHETHER YOU THINK YOU CAN OR YOU CANNOT YOU ARE RIGHT - HENRY FORD!
    • FAVORITE QUOTES on LIVING FOLLOW YOUR BLISS - JOSEPH CAMBELL!
    • FAVORITE QUOTES on LIVING UNTIL ONE IS COMMITTED, THERE IS HESITANCY THE CHANCE TO DRAW BACK. WHATEVER YOU CAN DO, BEGIN IN. BOLDNESS HAS GENIUS, POWER, & MAGIC IN IT. BEGIN IT NOW. - W.H. Murray!
    • FAVORITE QUOTES on LIVING BEAUTY IS THE ABSENCE OF THE SUPERFLUOUS - Greek SCHOLARS!
    • FAVORITE QUOTES on LIVING - Greek SCHOLARS! SIMPLICITY IS THE ULTIMATE SOPHISTICATION - LEONARDO DE VINCI!
    • Lessons from my 20s entrepreneurship Part II:
    • ABOUT THIS PRESENTATION THIS presentation can be found Online at www.hive.org/20s
    • PART 2 TOPICS Entrepreneurship The big opportunities Leadership Business Planning PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT Innovation PART 2 “ENTREPRENEURSHIP” INCLUDES SECTIONS ON Venture Capital Marketing Building systems BUILDING A TEAM STRATEGY & EXECUTION Steps to get started
    • Lessons from my 20s Purpose-driven entrepreneurship PART II, Section 1
    • A definition Individuals who build organizations which scalably & sustainably solve human problems Entrepreneurs (n.)
    • Choosing Your PROBLEMChoosing Your PROBLEM How Will you Use Your one Wild and Precious Life?
    • Be a purpose-driven entrepreneur entrepreneurship Is about solving problems And creating value For humanity
    • The virtuous cycle of purpose-driven entrepreneurship An entrepreneur can bring immense value to humanity by building a For-purpose Business that earns money that can be used to reinvest in more opportunities that make the world better
    • Common traits of entrepreneurs Initiative Drive toward efficiency Bias toward action Ability to take feedback Tolerance for stress Determination Decisiveness Courage Ability to deal with failure Perserverence Creativity Ability to learn quickly Ability to plan Ability to delay gratification Drive to achieve Ability to prioritize Ability to build a team Ability to inspire & lead
    • A quote “Both a sparkplug & catalyst the entrepreneur is at once the driving force behind production and the agent who combines the other resources in what is hoped will be a profitable venture” - McConnell and Brue in Economics
    • Understand the system THERE IS AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT WORLD OUT THERE—A WORLD OF PROSPERITY & UNLIMITED WEALTH You can enter this world IF YOU ARE AWARE IT EXISTS AND YOU WORK HARD
    • Understand the system TO ENTER THIS WORLD YOU MUST UNDERSTAND HOW THE SYSTEM OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP WORKS
    • Understand the system THERE ARE THREE WAYS TO BUILD WEALTH THROUGH ENTREPRENEURSHIP THROUGH A SALARY, THROUGH DIVIDENDS, and through THE SALE OF STOCK YOU OWN
    • Impacting Billions of lives So HOW CAN YOU IMPACT THE LIVES OF OVER ONE BILLION PEOPLE?
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  1. Peter Trydeman
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    May I suggest that you add the following to slide number 351. "3) find a series B startup to join and get a small amount of equity + salary"
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    Ryan your slides deserves to be seen by more than 50K. I loved every bit.
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    4/5,
    Version: 13/08/2014
    Great Stories and Lessons. Thank you very much.
  6. battista bellini
    battista bellini
    5/5,
    Version: 13/08/2014
    Thanks for sharing! really, thank you!
  7. Empowered Presentations
    Empowered Presentations
    3/5,
    Version: 13/08/2014
    Mahalo for sharing Ryan! Very inspiring tribute to your mother. *Also thank you for making it easy to click through : )
  8. Sheno Thao
    Sheno Thao
    3/5,
    Version: 13/08/2014
    Amazing. Need to finish this later.
  9. Okii Eli
    Okii Eli
    5/5,
    Version: 13/08/2014
    This is the best thing that happened to my life. ....Downloading this slide. keep Going Ryan
  10. Phoenix amp Scottsdale SEO Expert Bradley Barks
    Phoenix amp Scottsdale SEO Expert Bradley Barks
    4/5,
    Version: 13/08/2014
    Fantastic stuff, Ryan - thank you for sharing