Every Monday you can find blog posts, podcasts, a video and a book hand picked by me to motivate, inspire, educate, bring perspective, and entertain. You’ll probably want to subscribe to the email list to make sure you receive your Monday Motivation each week! You can do so by CLICKING HERE.

Blog Posts:

The New York Times: Buy Low-Tops, Sell High-Tops: StockX Sneaker Exchange Is Worth $1 Billion “StockX is part of a burgeoning group of online marketplaces that have turned resales of sneakers into a kind of currency — and an increasingly big business. Other sites like GOAT Group, Stadium Goods and Bump, which also resell sneakers, streetwear and other goods, have raised more than $200 million in venture capital funding. On Wednesday, StockX said it had hired a new chief executive to expand its business and garnered a fresh $110 million in financing that values it at more than $1 billion.”

Entrepreneur Magazine: She Chose Tattoos Over Traditional Success. Why Katrina Ruth Refuses to Be Anything But Herself. “She’s been a redhead and a platinum blonde, has a “sleeve” tattoo on her arm, and her personal style is less than subtle. Looking at Ruth, you wouldn’t believe the confident success coach used to be a nerd with an eating disorder. Listening to her may make you doubt it even more. “F-ck you, I won’t do what you tell me,” begins one of her Facebook posts. The Rage Against the Machine lyrics reflect her approach to life. She’s been rejected by fellow entrepreneurs; has walked away from her life, twice; survived a potentially life-threatening medical condition; and recovered from a six-figure debt — which she accumulated while making five figures a month.”

The New York Times: A Unicorn Lost in the Valley, Evernote Blows Up the ‘Fail Fast’ Gospel “For a start-up, Evernote has a lot of it. Founded in 2004, it was among the first companies to ride the wave of smartphone adoption, and many expected it would achieve a triumphant initial public offering. Instead, the company cycled through four chief executives, several rounds of layoffs, three office closings and the shuttering of numerous side projects, including Japanese-made smart covers for your feet. Last September, when four top executives left at once, tech blogs declared that the company was in a “death spiral.”

Podcasts:

Experiments In Advisor Marketing: The Showdown-Blog vs. Podcast vs. YouTube Despite being a podcast geared towards financial advisors and featuring financial advisors, the content comparing the different mediums to market and brand yourself apply to all entrepreneurs.

Naval Podcast: How To Get Rich–Every Episode Don’t worry, this isn’t a get-rich-quick scheme. Naval is a well-respected tech investor and entrepreneur and this lengthy episode is a compilation of many short episodes where Naval explains his tweetstorm about getting rich. This is SO good!

Video

Book:

Dear Founder: Letters of Advice for Anyone Who Leads, Manages, or Wants to Start a Business by Maynard Webb

This blog is purely informational and designed to get you to think; in no ways should this information be mistaken for financial advice. Please consult your financial advisor to discuss how this could impact your personal situation.