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Neal Samudre is the creator of EssentialHustle.com where he teaches people how to build successful businesses with blogging. If you’re interested in seeing more of his writings, you can sign up for his FREE “Blog to Business Jumpstart Course” or follow him @NealSamudre.

Entries by Neal Samudre

Entrepreneurs, Stop Promoting Your Business When The Nation Is Mourning

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2016 | 5:27 PM

I've been pretty quiet on social media this week. I haven't even emailed my audience at my normal scheduled time, or put up a blog post like I usually do on Mondays. Instead, I paused and sat in the shock of what happened Sunday when 49 people died in the...

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3 Ways to Conquer Most of Your Fears as an Entrepreneur

(0) Comments | Posted June 8, 2016 | 9:39 AM

The first week that I went full time with my business was a scary week. Actually, it was a terrifying week.

My expectation was that as soon as the week started, I would make money. Instead, I ended the week with -2,000 dollars. That's right--that's a negative sign in front...

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If You Believe This About Your Business, Prepare to Be Disappointed

(0) Comments | Posted June 7, 2016 | 12:35 AM

Recently I've learned just how crucial it is for an entrepreneur to be creative.

But first, let me back up and explain how I've arrived at this conclusion.

When I was first starting out in business, you know what the first thing I did was? I bought tons of educational...

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How to Build Your Online Audience When You Can't Market Like Every Other Entrepreneur

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2016 | 9:17 AM

The other day I had this sick, disgusting feeling in my stomach. It wasn't the tacos I had eaten earlier. It was this feeling that I was being disingenuous to who I was.

Here's what happened:

I started doing a lot of live videos pushing my offers onto people. I...

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It's No Longer Risky to Pursue Your Passion (4 Steps to Actually Do It)

(2) Comments | Posted May 31, 2016 | 9:30 AM

The other week, my wife and I were visiting some friends in Nashville when they told us an interesting story we had never heard before.

Just a few months before our friends were going to get married, they were both fired . . . on the same day.

They went...

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5 Bad Excuses that Stop You from Going Full-Time with Your Passion

(3) Comments | Posted May 23, 2016 | 6:39 PM

This week was a momentous occasion. After years of working in the traditional workforce, I left my job and went full-time with the business I had created just three months ago.

My thoughts on the matter? Well . . . I'm honestly surprised it took so long.

I don't mean...

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6 Minimalist Steps to Turning Your Blog into a Profitable Business

(0) Comments | Posted May 13, 2016 | 3:48 PM

When I was first taking the steps to turn my blog into an online business, I was trying everything. Facebook Ads, guest posting, being on every platform; you name it, I did it!

Only problem was, doing everything to build my business quickly wore me out. Not only that, but...

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5 Ways Minimalism Helped Me Build a Profitable Online Business

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2016 | 6:28 PM

Right after I got married, I discovered that I couldn't keep the job I had--the job that was going to support my new family.

It was the worst thing to happen to us after getting married.

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After a long and grueling job search,...

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5 Reasons Why Facebook Live Is Good News for Introverted Business Owners

(0) Comments | Posted April 25, 2016 | 5:57 PM

When people see me, they can't believe I'm an introvert.

Yes, I'm generally enthusiastic about everything in life. But I prefer to spend most of my time doing my work alone. My ideal business times are when I'm alone and sitting with my thoughts.

I am a true introvert.

So...

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3 Ways to Actually Fail as an Entrepreneur (and the Only Change You Need to Be Successful)

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2016 | 10:23 AM

Many of the entrepreneurs I talk to are terrified of failure. The thought of falling flat on their face keeps them up at night. But in my experience, you have to do a lot to actually fail as an entrepreneur.

Failure is not as common of a reality as many...

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Dear Businesses, Here's Why I'm Avoiding Your Blog

(0) Comments | Posted January 20, 2016 | 9:15 AM

I get a funny feeling in my stomach whenever I approach business blogs.

For some reason, I approach these blogs as if: 1.) The business doesn't care about solving my problem as much as they do about making money, 2.) They throw it up on their website because someone told...

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What Whole Living Means and Why It Matters for 2016

(0) Comments | Posted December 28, 2015 | 2:53 PM

In today's celebrity and personality-focused culture, we tend to only highlight a person's external actions. We make much of the people who are vibrant on social media, the people who do extreme things, and the people who are loud with their opinions. Meanwhile, we ignore the small, meek, and quiet.

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5 Ways Your Blog Can Prosper When Others Think Blogs Are Dead

(2) Comments | Posted July 23, 2015 | 12:32 PM

The other day I was talking to a fellow writer about the possible "death" of blogging. At the sound of the word "death," he began shaking his head.

"People who aren't in the world of blogging don't understand," he said. "Blogging isn't dying. It's evolving."

My eyes were opened. He...

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The 5 Best Reminders Newlyweds Give Us About Marriage

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2015 | 4:01 PM

Love is a joy, but it's oftentimes not treated this way.

After a while, marriages can grow stale. What was once undying love and commitment can become routine and loneliness. And picking up on this possible turn with marriage, people can sometimes warn against marriage.

Before I married my wife,...

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13 Things Spiritual Leaders Do Differently

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2015 | 6:55 PM

In a world of noise and production, the spiritual leader stands in stark contrast to the surrounding culture. With the craziness of life constantly trying to dull the impact faith is suppose to have on our lives, the spiritual leader is resolute on his or her conviction that faith is...

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5 Practical Ways to Help Persecuted Christians

(13) Comments | Posted March 3, 2015 | 5:09 PM

We can't ignore it: Christians are being persecuted all around the world.

Just the other week, ISIS released a video depicting masked men beheading 21 Egyptian Christians. American citizen, Kayla Mueller, was also killed at the hands of ISIS.

And here's the thing: the persecution doesn't begin and...

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6 Reasons Spiritual Leaders Are More Successful in Life

(3) Comments | Posted January 30, 2015 | 11:07 AM

A mistake we make in discussing leadership is that we pin the spiritual leader as only leading a church or family in spiritual matters. While it's true that a spiritual leader might do this, a spiritual leader is also one who leads in a business.

This is because a spiritual...

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10 Unconventional Ways to Get Into the Holiday Spirit

(0) Comments | Posted December 1, 2014 | 3:19 PM

The holiday season is a tricky time. For students, it falls in the middle of finals. For families, it can mean annoying encounters with extended family. And for some, Christmas is the time to buy presents for people they don't like all that much. The holiday season can be both...

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I'm Not Here to Make Life Easy for You: A Love Letter to My Future Children

(0) Comments | Posted September 16, 2014 | 11:45 AM

Dear Children,

I used to think that if I work hard right now, I could make life easy for you. But now I know I shouldn't do that.

I finally understand that I'm not here to make life easy for you. Hopefully, you're reading this at a time where you're...

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The Only Advice You Need to Get Anything Done

(1) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 11:34 AM

I've been living by a motto recently, and it has not only helped my productivity, but my overall health as well.

You see, I'm a creative trying to make it in the market, which means I suffer from loads of self-doubt, thoughts of inadequacy, and a paralyzing fear from time...

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