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fear of rejection | The F Word by Toyin Dawodu

How to Get Over Your Fear of Rejection

In my more than two decades of experience launching and running businesses,  I have come to recognize that fear is a HUGE obstacle most people never get around to overcoming.  Recently, I wrote my first book, The F Word, a content-packed handbook I wrote to help people recognize and get […]

fear of failure | The F Word by Toyin Dawodu

Setbacks vs. Failure: Why the Fear of Failing is Overrated

In my more than two decades of experience launching and running businesses,  I have come to recognize that fear is a HUGE obstacle most people never get around to overcoming.  Recently, I wrote my first book, The F Word, which is a content-packed handbook I wrote to help people recognize […]

alone on the seesaw | Amazing Toyin Dawodu

Why Do Most Would-Be Real Estate Investors FAIL At This?

I was shocked recently, when I heard a statistic from someone I trust:  It seems only 5% of would-be real estate investors actually buy any to put in their investment portfolio. Does that mean, 95% of the people out there are still struggling to buy their first investment property? Are […]

succession planning | how to run a business

Making a Case for Teaching Your Kid (and Mine) How to Run a Business

Like any parent, I’m always worried about my son. The thought that he may not go to college has been a source of near-depression for me over the past decade. He recently celebrated his 18th birthday, and while he has plans to go to junior college, I am hopeful that […]

what college can't teach you

What College Won’t Teach You

$20,000 In Tuition Later…Have I Learned Anything?   In 2014, I accrued more than $20,000 in educational expenses. No, not for my son; for myself. I needed to learn more, as we all do, and I had no trouble investing the money into education. But I didn’t go back to […]

ways to make money on real estate deals

Six Savvy, Non-Rental Ways to Make Money on a Real Estate Deal

Don’t just make a deal, construct a deal. After more than 25 years in this business, I have learned a thing or two about how to make money in real estate. One thing I have learned is most people have a very limited understanding of the real estate process. So they […]

Unpause: Get yourself off pause | An action plan

Instant Download: Don’t Put Your Life on Hold

A few weeks ago, I read a story in the Wall Street Journal about a group of refugees who escaped from Cuba to Guantanamo Bay in an attempt to wait out the demise of Fidel Castro. They assumed their wait would only be six months, but they have been waiting […]

living paycheck-to-paycheck

10 Common Habits that Keep You Living Paycheck-to-Paycheck

With  7 out of every 10 Americans living paycheck to paycheck, we’re not generally surprised to hear about the millions of people currently living in – or pretty close to – poverty. It’s so normal that we applaud ourselves for working hard to make ends meet even though many of […]

Are You Scared Yet? The 411 on Managing Risk

No company and no investor is in business to lose money. When it comes to your money, a good rule of thumb is to get advice from the person who has more money than you. Your natural inclination is always going to be making sure you are managing risk. At the very […]

Don't let unemployment catch you unawares

Bounce Back from Unemployment with a Ballsy Plan B

If your employer laid you off at the end of this week, what would you do? What’s your next move? Do you have a plan B in place that will help you fill in the void if your paycheck suddenly stopped coming? “No, no. Toyin, I would just get right […]

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