Adam Cortez http://adamcortez.com Changing the world one business at a time. Tue, 29 Nov 2016 23:43:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Stop Wasting Time http://adamcortez.com/2016/08/stop-wasting-time/ Mon, 15 Aug 2016 18:06:23 +0000 http://adamcortez.com/?p=4730 Over the weekend I was sitting with a friend having mimosas and brunch and the topic of time came up. Specifically giving to much time to the wrong people. As both of us are business owners, our time is the most valuable thing we have. It is discussing when we waste it on; unmotivated business prospects, lack-luster business partners, or flakey romantic interests because it is BAD FOR BUSINESS.

In the past, I have given my time away so freely, and to some extent I still do. I give it to those I truly care about, my friends and business partners who reciprocate the time in the relationship. Yet, I still run up against those who just flat out waste their time and mine.

Have you ever had a client or partner set up meetings with you time and time again, only to cancel them last minute? You are prepped and all ready to go for the meeting, and BOOM! you get an email 10 minutes before the meeting saying “Sorry I had something come up!”

If you are not sick in bed, or your child didn’t just nose dive off the fucking roof, you just pissed me off and your credibility is now null and void.

It’s amazing to me how often this happens and how many people like to shrug it off. Maybe one of these days karma will come back and bite them one hard. Until then, I’ll continue to guard my calendar like the child it is.

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I will be speaking on March 11th! http://adamcortez.com/2016/02/i-will-be-speaking-on-march-11th/ Wed, 24 Feb 2016 19:04:38 +0000 http://adamcortez.com/?p=4708 Hey, everyone!

I will be speaking about The 3 C’s of a Successful Startup next month. If you are interested I would love to see you there!

March 11th, 2016 6pm-8pm
Bank of the West
50 San Fernando Street
San Jose CA 95113.

If you are interested in going here is the >>Link<< to register!

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Is it me or is it people? http://adamcortez.com/2016/02/is-it-me-or-is-it-people/ Tue, 09 Feb 2016 04:00:11 +0000 http://adamcortez.com/?p=4682 Today started as a pretty decent day. Had lunch with one of my amazing clients. Chatted had coffee, both left our lunch meeting with smiles on our faces.

But then it all went to shit!

I don’t know if it’s because I injured my leg being a dipshit at the gym and injured myself, or because this person in my company just totally irritates the crap out of me. I just could not handle it today.

I did everything I could to not lose my shit. I had to pull every training technique I have learned to keep myself collected. Thank god I had that training under my belt or else I would have gone bat shit crazy.

For some reason, my fuse was just a little short today and I had to keep my ass in line.

My lesson today is about keeping calm when it’s just one of those days. Those days when you have to say is it me or is it, people.

If anyone of you feel that way, you are not alone. Take a deep breath. Excuse yourself from the room when appropriate. Remember that the other person may have their own reason for acting like a twat. When all else fails, go home take a nap and recharge.

Tomorrow is another day, and I will have something a little more uplifting for the world. Maybe I’ll give you a story about how I got my company from bootstrapped to Millions.

If all else remember, you are not alone in hating the world today. 😉

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What to expect from me! http://adamcortez.com/2016/02/what-to-expect-from-me/ Sun, 07 Feb 2016 03:31:32 +0000 http://adamcortez.com/?p=4677 “Well shit!” The first two words out of my mouth when I released I wanted to start blogging and writing about some random things that matter to me in the business world and in my life.

This blog is going to be a mix of ideas that come to me in the morning “Coffee with Adam”, things that are bothering me or inspiring me in the business world “The Three C’s” and well some of the things I see in the city I call home “San Jose Living”.

Expect a lot of swearing, some humor, and a lot of ideas floating around. I promise I will make things interesting. From interviews of investors, big thinkers, and money makers to me diving into things that make me and those around me tick.

Have fun, enjoy the ride, and share this baby!

P.s. I probably spelled something wrong, used improper grammar, and I kinda don’t give a shit. Im dyslexic (I think I spelled it right) and I will most likely spell things wrong on purpose now to screw with you. It just means I love you all and I write what I think and want to share it with the world sooner rather than later.

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