Motivation for Entrepreneur Series: Interview with Envato Founders Collis and Cyan Ta’eed

Motivation is one very crucial thing that every entrepreneur need to have everyday. Although I’m not a full-time technopreneur yet, reading how other entrepreneurs’ experience and success stories recharge my entrepreneur spirit back, especially when things aren’t going as expected.

Envato is founded by Collis and Cyan Ta’eed. Although maybe you aren’t familiar with its name, it is the company behind some famous websites such as Psdtuts+, FreelanceSwitch, and ThemeForest.

It was founded in 2006 in Melbourne and have grown to be one of the authoritative website in design and web development tutorial field.

In this interview, Collis and Cyan tells their story when they’re starting the company, and some of the difficulties and experience they encounter along the way.

A must watch video for technopreneurs! 🙂

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Motivation and Positive Thinking

Being Happy - Andrew Matthews


This might sound a bit weird for some of you, but ever since I was 10, I always like to read a self-help book. The first book I pick up was “Being Happy” by Andrew Matthews. I didn’t know it was called self-help book, actually I bought it because of the comic character on its cover.

It wasn’t the only book from Andrew that I bought, about one or two years later I bought his second book, “Making Friends“, and few years later I bought “Follow Your Heart” when I was in the Philippines.

Through the years, the list of self-help / motivation books I read keeps increasing, some that I can remember includes “7 Habits of Highly Effective People“, “Rich Dad Poor Dad” series, “The Secret“.

Honestly, I’m not a full positive thinker as I supposed to after reading these books. Probably because of my ‘realist’ nature.

However, if I started to connecting the dots (Steve Job isn’t the only one who can do that), I can see that these books indeed shaped the way I’m thinking now. Continue reading “Motivation and Positive Thinking”