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Is Biaheza A Scam? My Review Will Help You Figure That Out

Biaheza is just a kid but already he’s earning more than most can only dream about. Biaheza is also the name of his dropshipping course, but is it legit or yet another hyped-up scam?
In this review, we’re going to find out if Biaheza offers a valuable dropshipping course and if he really knows what he’s talking about.
So, if you’re still on the fence about shelling out $294 for this course, you’ve come to the right place because I’m going to tell you exactly what you need to know to help you decide to move forward with or take a step back.
In this review we’re going to run through:
Who Biaheza is
What his dropshipping course includes
If it’s worth your time and money
What I like and don’t like about Biaheza
If it’s a scam
And lots more
Be sure to read down to the end so you’ll get the most out of this review. What you’ll read along the way might make you think again.

What We’ll Cover In This Review:

Who Is Biaheza?
Biaheza is a 19-year-old Belarusian-American. While most kids his age are playing computer games, he’s making money by creating Instagram content.
That’s when he realized most people paying him for shoutouts on Instagram are doing so to promote their dropshipping business. He started getting interested in E-commerce and decided to try it out for himself.
After some success, he decided to make an online course on what he does with the goal of “helping others earn like he does”.
He has a Youtube account with 81 videos and 500K+ subscribers. His content is a mixed bag of topics on how to make money online from dropshipping to day trading and rental properties.
I can say this kid has a talent. He’s got a good on-camera presence and he’s very clever at using titles and thumbnails that will make you want to know more.
The good thing about Biaheza is he acknowledges his blunders. He published many of his case studies that nosedived. This tells me he’s not all about the hype because he’s airing not just his successes but his failures too. Thumbs up kid!
What’s In The Course? What’s Missing?
The course takes an hour and a half and this is what it includes:
What Products ACTUALLY Work for Dropshipping
The Software He Uses To Find Winning Products
​Five Winning Product Examples + Revealing Products He Personally Dropshipped
​Creating a Brand New Shopify Website From Scratch Step by Step
​Where to Get Content for Your Store
​Setting up the Shipping and Legal Pages 
​Building a Proper Instagram Company Page From Scratch
Where to Find Content for Your Company Page
​What is the Facebook Pixel and How to Install it
​My FULL Instagram Theme Page Marketing Strategy 
Choosing the Right Pages to Advertise on
​How to use Facebook Ads
​How He Targets and Scale my Facebook Ads (Full Strategy)
​How to Deal With Taxes
​Setting up Customer Support
I’d like to talk about some of the points here.
1. What Products ACTUALLY Work For Dropshipping
To find products to sell, Biaheza uses research tools. This might help you if you’re just starting out but it won’t work for the long run.
Using research tools to find products is not something that only YOU do. Hundreds, if not thousands of dropshippers use those similar tools and so you’ll end up selling products that thousands of people promote too.
2. The Software He Uses To Find Winning Products
Biaheza promotes the software not primarily because they are effective BUT because he’s an affiliate and he earns from it.
Here’s a kicker:
If this software stopped working, how will you fare?
3. Five Winning Product Examples + Revealing Products He Personally Dropshipped
I find this funny. If I was making tons of money from a specific dropshipping product, of course, I won’t tell you about them! How am I going to have the upper hand over competitors then? Business is not a charity you know. 
The products don’t sell anymore and are heading a downward curve. The trend is fading so it won’t hurt sharing.
And get this:
Everyone who takes his course will also sell these products leading to over-saturation!
4. Creating A Brand New Shopify Store Step By Step
Here’s one portion where I don’t see much value. There are far better videos teaching about this on Youtube for free:

Almost all the other lessons included in this course don’t offer mind-blowing revelations and have Youtube videos better explained by other experts.
Now think again if it’s worth its price.
I’d give him a little credit though. His course videos are not filled with unnecessary fillers like all the mindset hype-up stuff. He focuses on technical aspects of dropshipping and I think that’s pretty cool if you want to get straight to learning it.
But here’s the deal:
Biaheza doesn’t touch on using traffic sources like Google Shopping, Google Ads, Snapchat, Bing Ads, and he doesn’t teach SEO.
He mostly focuses on Facebook Ads and Instagram which are good if you have a knack for creating eye-catching ads. But remember, not everyone has spare money lying around to spend on ads which is why Google Ads and Google shopping is essential.
Overall, I don’t think Biaheza it’s worth its $294 price tag. The content is very basic and can easily be found on Youtube taught by other experts more thoroughly.

PS: This program has enabled me to generate a 6-figure passive income online. It’s FREE to get started and only $49/month to go full-time.

Biaheza’s Minimal Effort Website
Aesthetic-wise, it’s a thumbs down for me. It’s dry and uninteresting.

Frankly, a landing page is a root of a big chunk of conversions. His website tells me that his Youtube channel is more important to him.
Charm will help but it’s not enough. Your site needs to look professional for people to take you seriously.
The worst part is:
There’s not even a logo to help with his branding!
What I Like About Biaheza
He makes great content which is a plus factor when teaching about social media to drive traffic.
His course is not that expensive.
What I Don’t Like About Biaheza
The course is too short and basic for its price.
You can find his course content for free on Youtube from other experts.
Inadequate traffic training.
There’s no chance of getting a refund
Is Biaheza A Scam?
No, Biaheza is not a scam. He even has a Yahoo Finance article underscoring his business track record.
But, I don’t recommend his dropshipping course because it doesn’t deliver.
My Take On Dropshipping
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Yes, you can earn with dropshipping. At most it will give you 20-30% profit.
But beware of dropshipping scammers who exaggerate their results and make more from selling dropshipping courses than with dropshipping itself.
Dropshipping start-up costs are quite low but it’s the advertising costs that will kill you.
So next time a dropshipper flashes their 6-digit earnings on your screen, tame your heart, remember that’s just the gross. You still have to deduct ad costs and dropshipping expenses.
Here’s the real score on dropshipping:
It’s hard to make money with it and takes a big chunk of your time every day.
You have to find worthwhile products along with detailed descriptions and quality product photos.
You have to make ads on various platforms with costs rising each year. (NOT cheap!) If nobody’s viewing your store, you’re doomed!
Shipping times are long.
You have to deal with returns, payments, and customer service. (So annoying!)
There is oversaturation with dropshipping niches.
You have to learn selling trends and timing, or else you won’t make money.
Low ROI because of the rising ad costs.

My Advice?
A better choice is affiliate marketing.
Low start-up
Less risk
Free training platforms
Great support team
Plus, you won’t have to deal with the hassle of returns, payments, and customer service!

Check out my complete affiliate marketing guide for beginners where I’ll show you the exact step-by-step process you need to earn a 6-figure income online.
Biaheza Review: The Bottom Line
This 19-year-old kid is remarkable and has great potential. While most kids his age are busy playing, Biaheza is earning a fortune online – he’s got a bright future ahead of him.
But really though, I think he’s a better Youtuber than a course creator and I couldn’t help but feel like the course should have packed a bigger punch for the price. I don’t find it that remarkable and I think anyone buying his course banks on him being a social media sensation.
While I can say that this kid and his dropshipping course is legit, it’s not worth the money. Plus, there all the additional costs associated with dropshipping to consider.
Affiliate marketing is as simple as creating a website on a topic, creating compelling content that gets rankings and social shares and monetising it by offering products and services that are relevant and helpful to your audience.  
Read my SUPER in-depth Wealthy Affiliate review to find out why it’s my top pick.

Hi I’m IG, nope not a kin of the social media; I’ve been IG since ’93. I’m 1 part writer, 2 parts reader and 3 parts puzzle nerd.

Did Someone Offer to Write About You in Exchange for Money? Here's What to Know.

January 19, 2021 10 min read
Maybe you’ve gotten an offer like this:
“I can get you an article in Forbes and Entrepreneur! These high-level articles will be tailored to showcase your story. The price is $5K.”
That was an actual pitch sent to me, from someone who didn’t realize that I’m editor in chief of Entrepreneur. (Whoops!) Pitches like this have become common; they’re often sent to entrepreneurs via DM on social media, from people who claim to be “publicists” or “marketing specialists.”
Many entrepreneurs ask me: Is editorial coverage actually for sale?
The short answer: No! But unscrupulous people do try to take advantage of the system — and if they succeed, their work is often eventually discovered and deleted. That makes it a bad investment for you.
To get a better understanding of what’s going on, here are some frequently asked questions about how the media works — and how pay-for-play happens.
First, what publications are we talking about here?
We’re talking about big, established brands that employ professional journalists. These are brands like Entrepreneur, Fortune, Forbes, Inc, Fast Company, BuzzFeed, the New York Times, the Washington Post and so on. Brands like these operate with traditional journalism standards, which prohibits editorial coverage in exchange for money or other favors. You may quibble with the quality or fairness of an individual article, but I’m telling you — nobody on the staff of publications like these would accept money in exchange for coverage. It’s unethical and would be career suicide. 
The internet is, of course, full of many lower-tier media brands, whose names I won’t mention. These brands are generally launched by people who do not have journalism backgrounds, and they may be more open to pay-for-play. I cannot speak to what’s happening there.
Who writes for these big publications?
This is where it gets tricky. Above, I said that “nobody on the staff of publications like these would ever accept money in exchange for coverage.” But staff aren’t the only people who write articles. There are three general categories of people who write, and it’s important to understand the difference.
1. Staff reporters and editors. These are people like me. We are employed by a media company, and if we took money in exchange for writing editorial, it would be an industry scandal.
2. Freelancers. These are the trusted independent contractors of journalism. They’re people who have a background in journalism, often have worked full-time as a writer or editor, and now do project-based work for various media outlets.
If you flip through Entrepreneur magazine, for example, you’ll often see stories written by freelancers. They’ll often pitch ideas to us; if we like something, we’ll assign it at a certain word length, for a certain fee, with a certain deadline. Also, sometimes we’ll generate an idea in-house and decide that a particular writer is the best person for the job — so we’ll reach out to see if they’re interested and available.
3. Contributors. This generally refers to people who are not professional writers but who have been invited to write for a media outlet’s website because of their expertise on a certain subject. Entrepreneur, Forbes, Fortune and many other publications have what’s called “contributor programs,” which are formalized ways in which experts can develop a writing relationship with the publication. (Entrepreneur’s is called Entrepreneur Leadership Network.) However, this term can be confusing: Major newspapers, for example, generally do not offer these kinds of programs, but may use the term “contributor” to refer to their freelance reporters, op-ed writers, or other people who are not on staff.
Contributors are expected to abide by a publication’s ethics rules, which include not accepting money in exchange for editorial. Speaking specifically about contributors to online business publications: These contributors are generally not compensated financially for their work, though some publications offer deals based on traffic performance. These people tend to write because they consider it a business asset; they’re able to publicly present themselves as authorities in their fields.
Now, here’s where it gets tricky. Sometimes, bad actors will try to game this system. They’ll apply to become a contributor, get accepted and then start selling access into the articles they write. If they aren’t a contributor themselves, they may develop value-exchange relationships with contributors — say, by doing something for the contributor in exchange for them writing about a client.
What happens to a story that’s pay-for-play?
I’ll speak for Entrepreneur: Hopefully we find it quickly, and then we delete it. We generally also delete everything the writer has ever done for us and then ban them from ever contributing again. I cannot speak to the specific policies of all publications, but I know that my colleagues elsewhere take this issue seriously as well.
How do you discover a story that’s pay-for-play?
There are many ways to do it, but here’s one of the best ones: People tip us off! Oftentimes, when someone receives a pay-for-play solicitation, they forward it to me or another member of the staff. Then we do an investigation, trying to identify what articles are connected to the person soliciting money. Once we figure it out, we delete.
If you have received a solicitation like this, please forward it to me. My email is at the bottom of my website.
What about links for SEO? Don’t people try to sell that, too?
They do! This is why all the links in our contributor stories are nofollow links. They will do nothing to boost anyone’s SEO.
What about “native” or “sponsored” content. What’s that?
This is an advertising service. Many publications (including Entrepreneur) have teams that produce brand-sponsored content for their trusted adverisers. Although the final result may look and feel like editorial, there is a key difference: It must be labeled as advertising.
Someone offered to get me on a “Top Entrepreneurs to Watch” list. Is this real?
Probably not. Large publications tend to have annual lists — things like our 100 Powerful Women list every October, or Forbes’s established 30 Under 30 lists. These lists are overseen by editorial staff, often with freelancer help, and are never pay-for-play.
Then there are what I think of as the “shady lists.” These are the lists that people try to charge access for, and they come with titles like “Top Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2021” or “Top Social Media Influencers to Follow” or “Top Entrepreneurs to Help You Get to Six Figures.”
Not long ago, a friend forwarded me a solicitation from a so-called “publicist” that went like this: “The article will be featured in Entrepreneur Digital Magazine, the title of the article is ‘Top Influential Women to Follow in 2021.’ Oprah will be the featured woman and #1 on the list.… Our company focuses on SEO and ranking articles and positioning — this article will get a minimum 30,000 – 50,000 reads.”
The price for being in that supposed article: $10,000.
That list never existed — or at least, nobody inside Entrepreneur ever knew about it or intended to publish it. (Also, “Entrepreneur Digital Magazine” is not a name we use.) I don’t know if this “publicist” just made the list up or if that person was working with some contributor who thought they could get it past an editor. Either way, the list never ran. I hope nobody paid $10,000 to be on it.
In short: These lists, should they ever actually be published, are a violation of journalism ethics and standards. They’re also a waste of your money.
What’s the deal with publicists? Don’t people pay them to get editorial coverage?
Yes and no. A publicist’s job is to help you get coverage. However, a publicist cannot guarantee press coverage. That’s because the publicist is not involved in the actual creation or publication of a story.
A good publicist has two primary assets: They know how to frame your story in a way that specific media outlets may find interesting, and they have strong relationships with writers and editors. This doesn’t mean the writer or editor will be interested in your story, but a good publicist can at least get them to pay attention. Many publicists, however, aren’t what I’d call good publicists. They just send massive email blasts, which I and my colleagues generally delete without reading.
Do I need a publicist to get press?
Absolutely not. It just takes more legwork. For more on that: Here’s an Entrepreneur webinar I did on how to get press. And every Monday on my Instagram, I do what I call Inbox Monday — sharing lessons from pitches I receive.
What about press releases? Isn’t that a thing?
Yes, but they’re often not the best way to tell your story. People email press releases to my colleagues and me every day, hoping that they’ll lead to coverage, and we tend to delete them without looking. Personalized approaches are always better. (Watch that video I linked above!)
Here’s one press release trick to look out for, though: Sometimes, deceptive publicists will equate press releases to editorial coverage.
Recently, for example, I saw a publicist on Instagram bragging about the clients he placed on large websites. He posted about a client who was “featured on MarketWatch” and another that was “covered on Yahoo Finance.” But the clients didn’t receive editorial coverage on those sites. They just paid for a press release to be posted there.
Some websites, including Yahoo Finance and MarketWatch, publish press releases that were distributed through wire services. Yahoo explains it this way: “Yahoo Finance news is aggregated from a variety of content providers, including company press releases provided by newswire companies.” Those press releases are clearly marked and formatted, and are not promoted or presented as editorial. They’re also rarely seen by readers.
If you paid a publicist to get you editorial, and you got this instead, then you should seriously question whether your money was well spent.
What red flags should I look for when someone approaches me about getting press?
It’s simple.
If someone is a publicist, make sure they’re not guaranteeing coverage. Ask them for a proposed publicity plan, and get references from their past clients.
If anyone offers you a guarantee of coverage in a particular publication, in exchange for a fee, then run away.

Virgin Orbit Successfully Launches a Rocket Into Space Using Its Boeing 747

For a long time, Virgin has been working on its Virgin Orbit project, which for the first time has managed to get into orbit from an airplane.
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Virgin Orbit has fulfilled its mission and achieved the most anticipated launch after months of testing, which managed to put its nine satellites into orbit from its Boeing 747 . Richard Branson’s company performed such a feat on Sunday morning, when Cosmic Girl took off from a base from California .
LauncherOne is the spacecraft, which was mounted on one of the wings of the Boeing 747, which would take nine nanosatellites from NASA’s educational program into space. Cosmic Girl took her flight over the Pacific Ocean at more than 10,500 km altitude before starting the countdown for the launch of the aerospace spacecraft.
Four hours after it was launched, Virgin claimed through its Twitter account that the satellites were successfully deployed in orbit, fulfilling their mission.
@Virgin_Orbit via Twitter
“Today’s sequence of events for LaunchDemo2 went exactly as planned, from the safe execution of our ground operations to the successful full-duration burns on both engines. To say we’re excited would be an understatement, but 240 characters couldn’t do it justice anyway, ” Virgin Orbit said.
@Virgin_Orbit via Twitter
That said, of the nine satellites placed in orbit, one of these will be the one studying how tiny particles collide in space, another will serve as an experimental radiation-sensing satellite, and another will monitor temperature. All of these were developed by three US universities.
What made the difference in the Virgin Orbit launch?
It should be noted that Virgin Orbit is already part of the select group of companies dedicated to the development and launch of rockets, such as the two famous aerospace companies, SpaceX and Rocket Lab. However, Virgin’s difference was that it threw its rocket from the air and not from a platform on the ground.
@Virgin_Orbit via Twitter
The Boeing 747-400, Cosmic Girl , a transformed aircraft that serves to load the spacecraft under one of its wings, was used for testing in mid-2019, since then it had been the first test that gave successful results. as for the airdrop, over the Mojave Desert , California , whose LauncherOne managed to separate completely and loaded from the wing, but it plummeted.
After months of tweaking, fixing and modifying, Virgin Orbit was set for a real launch in May last year, although not everything turned out as expected. Unfortunately, the mission ended very quickly due to a failure in the spacecraft at the start of the flight.
Virgin Orbit is expected to prepare more satellites from other customers for future launches. Richard Branson said that he, along with other investors, provided approximately $ 1 billion in order to get Virgin Orbit to place satellites in orbit and the goal could be met.
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How to Diagnose Failure to Achieve Success

January 19, 2021 9 min read
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.
The following article is excerpted from Ben Angel’s Unstoppable Journal, 2nd Edition, out now on Entrepreneur Press. Purchase it via Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound | Bookshop.
The greatest problem with our old approach to success is that it fails to bridge the gap between biochemistry and psychology. The two are so intertwined they cannot be separated, and yet our medical  system, the personal development industry, psychologists, naturopaths, nutritionists and therapists have drawn lines between their  methodologies for decades that have led to emphasizing psychology over biochemistry, or vice versa — but not a combination of both. 
This old approach also creates a stigma for how people are meant to  experience depression. It is expected that if you are depressed, you will  want to self-isolate, but there’s another side, one that I know all too well: putting on a strong public front that everything is fine and you’re doing well. Either way, people suffering with depression don’t get the help they need. The problem with this framework is that it often results in people taking their lives and their loved ones being at a loss to what was wrong and missing out on a chance to help them. We’ve heard many tragic stories from members of our online program who have had family or friends take their own lives.
It is my hope that by sharing my own story, and my very clumsy and originally unscientific attempt to  get better, that I can start to reframe our perception of depression and eliminate the stigma that prevents people from asking for help, so their  friends and families get that chance to be there for them. 
The true evolution in treatment will occur when all practices of  medicine begin to converge and develop a deeper understanding for what people with depression go through. This is beginning to occur in the field of functional medicine, and it will revolutionize health care and the way we think about ourselves and the science of success. But before we address success, let’s talk about failure.  
Related: How to Stay Productive While Working From Home
Why We Really Fail  
Failure isn’t just due to low dopamine levels. It’s also a question of  managing our “fight-or-flight” response. When we’re stressed, the body’s sympathetic nervous system triggers this response. The body kicks into high gear and shifts its energy resources toward fighting off a threat or fleeing from an enemy. A long-held belief has been that adrenaline drives the fight-or-flight response, which sets off a cascade of internal processes, including the release of cortisol, increased respiration, fast heartbeat and blood vessel dilation in the arms and legs. This in turn triggers our digestive system to increase our bloodstream glucose levels  to deal with the emergency. Once the threat is over, everything returns to normal.
But a 2019 study from Columbia University researchers suggests that a hormone found in bones, not adrenaline, triggers the fight-or flight response. They uncovered that in humans and mice, after the  brain detects danger, it almost instantaneously floods the bloodstream with osteocalcin, a bone-derived hormone that helps your cells process glucose. The researchers say this may explain why adrenaline-deficient individuals can still experience a physical fight-or-flight response to threats. They also discovered that osteocalcin surges in people undergoing the stress of speaking in public. What does this mean for future treatments of chronic stress, in which individuals are constantly  stuck in a low-grade fight-or-flight mode? That remains unclear. But we may be on the verge of medical breakthroughs that will help us solve a  problem we all experience.
If chronic stress continues over an extended period, it can cause problems ranging from cognitive impairment and emotional instability to physical illness. Emotional symptoms include agitation, moodiness, feeling overwhelmed, an inability to relax, low self-esteem, worthlessness, depression and isolation. Physical symptoms could include headaches, low energy, upset stomach, muscle tension, chest pain, insomnia, colds and infections, loss of desire, nervousness, shaking or difficulty swallowing. Stress can also lead to cognitive symptoms: racing thoughts, forgetfulness, disorganization, inability to focus, brain fog, poor judgment, pessimism and constant worrying.
Stress, Food Cravings and an Inability to Focus on What Matters  
Stress also plays a role. A staggering 71% of our 50,000 respondents said “yes” to experiencing high levels of stress, and here’s where it gets fascinating: Stress causes food cravings, specifically for  sugar and highly processed food. The digestion of this food releases  the neurotransmitter serotonin, which brings us waves of calm and relaxation, allowing us to regain our focus temporarily, until the serotonin levels taper off.  
Between 57-65% of our respondents who reported being  plagued with brain fog, feeling overwhelmed, worrying and sadness also experienced food cravings. Carbohydrate cravings can be spurred on by low serotonin levels as this “feel good” chemical is released during the consumption of food. This results in a negative feedback loop driving people to consume excessive amounts of carbs to alter how they feel for the better. These cravings are often seen in individuals who are exposed to high levels of stress.
The connection to our inability to succeed lies in two factors that are at play on a day-to-day basis. When we experience food cravings or stress, our fight-or-flight response is triggered. This takes blood away from our prefrontal cortex, which controls a myriad of executive  functions, including complex behaviors like coordination, impulse control, emotional reactions, personality, focusing, organizing, complex planning and prioritizing simultaneous information.This sets up a nasty cycle: Our blood sugar drops, our cravings increase and our cortisol spikes, limiting our ability to control our  impulses, attention and emotional reactions. We reach for sweet or highly refined carbohydrates and our blood sugar increases, followed later by a sudden drop, which results in brain fog, inability to focus, loss  of motivation and the inability to reach our goals.  
We attempt to address this cycle in our children by limiting their sugar intake, and yet we dismiss it when it comes to our own psychological well-being. We’ve also been duped by companies that are putting a “healthy spin” on their products, even though many of them are high in sugars, sucralose, refined carbohydrates, caffeine and preservatives, all of which impact our ability to think clearly. 
When your blood sugar drops or you experience high levels of stress, your brain switches into survival mode, driving you to take more risks and putting your primal brain into high gear. This shift causes your personality, mood and identity to fluctuate throughout the day. Your motivation may be high in the morning, but by the afternoon, you’d rather sit on the couch and watch TV because you’ve used up all your mental capacity for the day.  
In this primal state, the brain’s key purpose is to sustain life, not keep you focused on achieving your goals. That doesn’t even get a rating on the scale of critical functions necessary for your life to continue. In  this state, otherwise known as self-preservation mode, you default to maintaining the status quo and nothing more.  
The problem is that most of us can’t switch it off, or if we do, it quickly comes back on again later, creating a roller-coaster ride of emotions and an inability to complete projects on time. How easily it  omes on is directly linked to how we’ve learned to process possible threats. This is based on numerous factors, including our upbringing, genetics and hormone levels like serotonin and dopamine, just to  name a few. If your serotonin or dopamine levels are low, you’re more  susceptible to dealing with setbacks poorly and more likely to have a  reactive instead of responsive internal environment.
Related: Why I Can’t Recommend the Keto Diet for Depression
Deciphering Your Identity Gap 
Our current lifestyles bombard us with stress factors daily once the pebble starts rolling downhill from something that seems  inconsequential at the time. Examples of these stress factors could be  a reaction to unhealthy foods, allergies, bad news, insomnia, pollution, hostile co-workers, financial stress, too much caffeine, relationship conflicts, family issues, constant stress or a dirty look from someone on  the street. The stress begins to pick up pace, and other problems appear as a result. It happens so slowly that we don’t notice it initially.  
At that point, any attempt to get out in front of it becomes futile because our cognitive functions have been disabled; it’s like searching  for a key in a room with the lights off. To find the switch, we have to change identities and fuel sources, even if just for a moment, to reboot our spirit, body, and mind in unison.  

7 Common Entrepreneurial Traps

October 21, 2020 7 min read
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.
Being an entrepreneur is actually quite dangerous. No, I’m not saying it’s at the level of danger first responders or medical workers on the front lines have to deal with, but hear me out: There are certain pitfalls and traps entrepreneurs can easily fall into that can ruin your health, your relationships, as well as your overall happiness.
Since the best offense is a good defense, I’ve outlined the top seven traps or pitfalls I see entrepreneurs fall into (and a few I’ve fallen prey to myself), listed in descending order, as well as some knowledge that will equip you with what to do if you do fall into one of these traps mistakenly. 
7. Expecting results too soon
The media loves covering overnight successes, and it’s easy to read or listen to one of these stories and start comparing ourselves to that success. But if you actually take a moment to do some digging behind these overnight success stories, you realize they were not overnight in the slightest. In fact, their success actually took years of work, grinding and effort. My recommendation for you is to understand that success takes time. A lot of people refuse to keep going because they think the entrepreneurial world isn’t right for them after only a few months. In reality, they were probably very close to that inflection point where things were going to start to grow.
I recently interviewed Marques Brownlee, also known professionally as MKBHD, and he said that his first 100 YouTube videos were filmed for his first 100 subscribers. Imagine if he had given up after those first 100 videos because he didn’t think the results were worth his time? Well, he kept going, and now he has more than 12 million subscribers. Not too shabby. Work hard and don’t give up. 
Related: The 10 Mental Traps on Your Road to Success 
6. Inserting your own personal bias
Most of us will put our own personal biases into the products, solutions and content we’re creating without even realizing it. Yes, we have our own stories and experiences, and we should absolutely feel inclined to share those, but assuming that what we have to offer is what people want is the wrong approach. You need to remove the guesswork as much as possible. The way to combat this is to have conversations and validate these ideas upfront. As Joel Barker says, “Speed is only useful if you’re running in the right direction.” A lack of proper validation kills more businesses than anything else. 
5/ Doing things only for money
One of the most exciting things about being an entrepreneur — and one of the reasons you probably became one yourself — is that there is unlimited potential. We can sell to more customers, we can create more products. The possibilities are endless. However, if you approach business with a money-first approach and that’s all you think about, you’re most likely going to lose. I did this to myself quite a few times back when I first started. I saw the really big money-making opportunities, went for them and ultimately lost my passion for them. Not to mention, they didn’t really serve my audience. Because I chased the money first, I lost money, too. I lost money because I lost my focus. Your focus should be on how you can help other people first and foremost. My philosophy is that your earnings should be a byproduct of how well you serve your audience.
4. Losing focus to new things
So many of us have “shiny object syndrome.” One of the biggest struggles of entrepreneurship is saying yes to something and sticking with it. Remember that when you say yes to a new thing, you’re saying no to the thing you’re already working on — the thing you originally said yes to. And guess what? If you continue to abide by this thinking, nothing is ever going to get done. One useful tactic I recommend to avoid falling into this trap is “just-in-time learning.” This simply means you only allow yourself to learn about the things that are next on your priority list. There are so many things to learn and so many new podcasts, articles, documentaries and so on to learn from. You owe it to yourself to follow through with the original thing you said yes to or else you’ll just keep going on a never ending loop. It’s exhausting. Trust me.
3. Realizing you can’t do it all
Especially in the beginning, you get used to doing everything yourself, but over time you’re going to have to come to terms with the fact that you can only do so much. If you keep grinding the way you are, you’ll either get to the point where you plateau or you’ll burn out. Find the people who do certain tasks better and faster than you. This will open up your time so you can focus on the things that only you should be doing. By this I mean your superpower, the superpower that hasn’t seen the full light of day because you’ve been so worried about these other things. You can take bigger, bolder actions elsewhere while having other people take care of the things you drop from your workload. Your business will thank you for it.
2. Comparing yourself to others
It’s our human nature that makes us fall into this trap. We start feeling ashamed, deflated and unworthy. It’s great to get inspired or motivated by someone else’s work, but to deflate yourself and compare yourself one-on-one with someone else is dangerous territory. You should only be comparing yourself to yourself from yesterday, yourself from last week or last month. Try to make incremental improvements based on your previous self so that you can grow over time. James Clear’s Atomic Habits is an excellent resource to build this skill because it talks about the power of small, incremental change. Even just 1 percent better each day will grow exponentially with time.
Related: Study These 9 Traps Even Successful Entrepreneurs Have Fallen For So You Won’t 
1. Neglecting to clock out
It is extremely challenging to turn off an entrepreneurial mind. Your business is often all you are thinking about. That motivation is a good thing and something to be excited about. However, it’s not good when you forget to spend time with your family, kids or friends. Or, even worse, when you continue to think about your business when you are hanging out with them. Time boundaries are so important, and since you are your own boss, it’s up to you to implement (and abide by) them. When you’re working, you should be entirely present in your work, but when the day is over you must check out mentally. You can check back in once you’ve spent some valuable time with the people who are important to you. That includes yourself! Take care of your physical and mental health. If you don’t, your work will inevitably suffer. 
If you have fallen into one of these seven traps, or you’re currently in one, know that you are not alone. Twelve years into my own entrepreneurial journey, I still find myself sliding into the danger zone from time to time. It’s all about being mindful of these traps so that you can right yourself and get back on track when needed. That’s where your success and growth truly lies.

Club América Presents Its New Nike Shirt, but Adidas Sneaks Into the Conversation

The football team presented their new uniforms and social networks did not forgive their “mistake.”
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January 19, 2021 2 min read

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Adidas or Nike? On Monday, January 18, the Club de Fútbol América presented its new 2021 Nike sports collection. However, users on social networks could not forgive Adidas sneaking into the photo.
The Mexican football team invited its fans to discover and purchase the new collection of shirts, shorts and jackets, which are usually modeled by the players of the teams.

# ElMásGrande deserves a legendary jersey.Our new plumage is now available at @AmeShopMx at no shipping cost and exclusively! # EstoEsAmérica
– Club América Femenil (@AmericaFemenil) January 18, 2021 #VolemosJuntos with the third kit of # ElMásGrandeBuy our new plumage in the official online store @ameshopmx !
– Club América (@ClubAmerica) January 18, 2021
However, the criticism was not long in coming, but this time it was more focused on the fact that some players were wearing Adidas tennis shoes for the promotional photos of the Nike uniform.
Jana Gutiérrez, a player of the women’s club, appeared in the photos with black Adidas Superstar. However, according to users, she was not the only footballer who decided to wear German brand tennis shoes, apparently Sebastián Cordova also wore shoes from Nike’s competition firm.

@Nike where can I get the Adidas shoes that @gtz_jana and @ Cordovar97 bring
– Osky Jiménez (@jimenezram) January 18, 2021
Everything seems to indicate that these players are sponsored by Adidas.