J Neal

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If You Want to Be Successful, Stop Asking for Permission

The most successful people have one thing in common. They don't ask for permission. Instead, they act.<p>What are your personal goals? What kind of things do you want to achieve in your life? Maybe you want to quit your job. Or, perhaps you want to start a company because you feel you're worth more …

Why African Americans Smoke Ole Weed: The Root of the Problem.

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) I am going to hit this topic hard – but hard, fair and accurately. If you smoke weed recreationally and do not like the assertions …

If a Customer Says Your Product or Service Is Too Expensive, This Is What You Should Say

It's fairly simple, once you break it down.<p>There is a big difference between selling your cost versus selling your value.<p>Companies that sell on cost comparison end up losing in the end. It's very difficult to build a profitable and sustainable company when your primary strategy is to undercut the …

Genghis Khan's 3 Strategies For Success Could Change Your Life Immediately

Discover how one man became ruler of the largest empire in the world by applying a few simple strategies that can change your life forever.<p>If you want to continue to perform at peak levels, inspire others and become a thought leader in your field, you need to become a consummate learner. As soon as …

Migrant workers are making thousands trimming marijuana in California

They sit for hours at a time, hunched over tables with scissors in one hand and marijuana in the other. The work is tedious, but it pays well — for …

Inside the Confusing, Unregulated World of Legal Weed Prices

Where supply and demand is still kind of funky.<p>A year ago, Jonathan Rubin called a marijuana grower in Washington to ask how many strains he was …

Cannabis Industry Attracts More Mainstream Investors as Business Grows

With the legal cannabis industry generating $6.9 billion in sales in 2016, up 34% from 2015, it’s a no-brainer to say that much is at stake as the …

10 super-successful people share the toughest sacrifices they made to achieve their goals

But real success is never without sacrifice, and in this article, they share some of what is required to make dreams a reality.

Motivation

The best ways to store marijuana: Containers, ideal conditions and more

So, you've figured out how to get a medical card for marijuana, or just walked into a legal recreational pot shop. You've settled on how and where to …

Colorado’s War on Black Market Weed

Legalizing marijuana in Colorado was supposed to obliterate the pot black market there. Instead, a loophole in medical marijuana laws has done …

Shut down Colorado’s gray marijuana market

They call themselves refugees, and Colorado — with its permissive rules for growing marijuana in homes and world-renowned industrial strains of …

Cannabis

How I Motivated Myself During My Darkest Times

You shouldn't deny that there's a problem. Embrace it.<p>Motivation is a daily struggle. We all have those mornings when it's cold and rainy, and all you want to is stay curled up in bed. Other times, we're just mentally and physically exhausted. Then there are the times when a disastrous and …

Ten Things a Budding Ganjapreneur Should Know About Starting a Cannabis Business

We recently sat down with Tapman to find out what he thinks is essential for success in the cannabis industry. Then we added some tips from the Women …

Queens of the Stoned Age

There are a thousand ways to buy weed in New York City, but the Green Angels devised a novel strategy for standing out: They hired models to be their dealers. In the eight years since the group was founded—by a blonde, blue-eyed Mormon ex-model—they’ve never been busted, and the business has grown …

Living Rooms

Your business is legal, but you can't use banks. Welcome to the cannabis all-cash nightmare

After decades as a corporate operations executive, Julia Gosnell decided it was time to become her own boss.<p>"It's now or never," she told me in the family room of her comfortable East Bay home as her Pomeranian, ChiChi, sat in her lap.<p>"This is my last good decade of working," said Gosnell, 54.<p>She …

Cannabis

Best All-inclusive Resorts in Jamaica

Enjoy a view of Jamaica’s sparkling waters from the comforts of one of these fantastic all-inclusives.<p>If you’re the sort of traveler whose ideal trip …

Jamaica

Marijuana shops are trying to look like the Apple store

On a bustling stretch of Santa Monica Boulevard lined by vintage stores and eateries, the MedMen shop looks right at home.<p>Sunlight streams in through the store's floor-to-ceiling windows. Inside, salespeople in bright red T-shirts greet shoppers. Merchandise is carefully arranged on sleek wooden …

Cannabis

10 Success lessons from Michael Jordan – “Billionaire NBA Star” for entrepreneurs

Share12<p>Tweet<p>Share118<p>+12<p>Shares 132<p>Michael Jordan is definitely one of the most popular athletes of the world. He is one of the greatest basketball …

How to Raise Kids to Be Entrepreneurs

The media’s fascination with young entrepreneurs gives off the impression that all of America’s businesses are being run by messy-haired …

7 Career Mistakes That Are Holding You Back From Success

Are you dreaming big enough?<p><i>What are the common mistakes people make that ruin their lives? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Lukas Schwekendiek, life coach, speaker, and writer, on …

10 Success lessons from Mark Cuban – “Self-made Billionaire” for entrepreneurs

Share52<p>Tweet<p>Share137<p>+16<p>Shares 195<p>He’s the owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, Landmark Theatres, and Magnolia Pictures, and the chairman of the HDTV …

Entrepreneurship

These guys built a $273 million startup from discarded computers and an almost secret source of seed money

Founded in 2010 by CEO Mohit Lad and CTO Ricardo Oliveira from their grad school work at UCLA, ThousandEyes helps ensure that when bits of the internet go down, companies can avoid being taken down too — even if the problem is on the internet and out of their control.<p>"We worked together at UCLA …

Startups

Here's Why Weed is the New Wine

<i>This article originally appeared on HighTimes.com</i><p>When you imagine a groups of adults getting together to consume cannabis, what do you see? Well-dressed, accomplished empty-nesters giddily boarding a plane to Denver? Successful millennials who chose to have a budtender at their wedding instead of a …

Cannabis

4 Steps to Reinventing Yourself After Hitting Rock Bottom

Failure is the unpleasant beginning of being reborn as an entrepreneur.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Hitting rock bottom -- as energetic, smart and business-savvy entrepreneurial -- types, this dreadful phrase is simply not in our vocabularies.<p>But it happens -- even …

Motivation

10 Success lessons from Chris Gardner – “From Homeless To Millionaire” for entrepreneurs

Share90<p>Tweet<p>Share349<p>+15<p>Shares 444<p>The life of Chris Gardner is one made for the big screen. From single father without resources, living on the …

High-potency pot doubles risk of marijuana dependence

The more potent the pot is, the more likely a person who uses it is to become dependent on it, a new study from the United Kingdom finds.<p>People in the study who used "high-potency" marijuana were twice as likely to become dependent as those who used lower-potency forms of the drug, according to new …

Could This Marijuana REIT Make Millions, or Are They Just High?

Investing in real estate just got <i>waaay</i> more interesting, dudes! That's because amid all that stuffy stock-market buzz, a wacky new REIT (real estate …

Real Estate

10 Success lessons from Napoleon Hill – “Rich Man, Poor Man” for entrepreneurs

Share119<p>Tweet<p>Share231<p>+17<p>Shares 357<p>Napoleon Hill was an American author in the area of the new thought movement who was one of the earliest producers …

11 lies you tell yourself that are keeping you from building wealth

When you're young, the future seems far away, and you might think there's time to make up for your financial mistakes later.<p>Unfortunately, whether you're putting off saving for retirement or looking the other way when your credit card bill becomes due, money lies can have big consequences sooner …

Personal Finance

Colorado marijuana's potency getting 'higher'

<b>Denver (CNN) —</b> More than two years after Colorado began selling marijuana for recreational use, cannabis consumers have access to pot that is more potent than ever.<p>There are dozens, if not hundreds, of different strains among thousands of plants grown legally under bright lights and fans in giant …

Cannabis