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You're never a loser until you quit trying

Even when you’re unstoppable, you can still burn out.
When you feel you’re being crushed under the pressure of debts and taxes, and you still come out from under it all alive and kicking, you’ll know that you are unstoppable. You’ll understand what being unstoppable truly means to you.
I’ve been an entrepreneur since I was 17 years old. At first  everything was pleasant, fun and exciting. Later in 2002, I was 23 years old and had just finished my obligatory army service  in Finland. The IT bubble had just burst.
Thanks to my army service, I was in good physical condition. My company employed 17 people. When the IT bubble burst, my company’s volume of orders fell and we had a serious cashflow crisis. Things became much less pleasant, fun and exciting.
 I couldn’t sleep because I was worrying about how I could pay salaries to my employees. I was mentally burned out. I crashed. In fact, I almost went crazy. I had to make a choice between two bad choices: should I file my company for ba…
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7 Golden rules of Tweeting

7 Golden rules of Tweeting
Tweeting usually fails, except by accident.
1.1. If Tweeting can fail, it will.
1.2. If Tweeting cannot fail, it still most usually fails.
1.3. If Tweeting seems to succeed in the intended way, there's a misunderstanding.
1.4. If you are confident with your Tweet, communication certainly fails.If a Tweet can be interpreted in several ways, it will be interpreted in a manner that maximizes the damage. There is always someone who knows better than you what you meant with your Tweet. The more we Tweet, the worse Tweeting succeeds.
4.1 The more we Tweet, the faster misunderstandings propagate In live Tweeting, the important thing is not how things are but how they seem to be. The importance of a Tweet is inversely proportional to the square of the distance. The more important the Tweet is, the more probably you forget an essential thing that you remembered a moment ago.Have a successful life!

Ilkka O. Lavas serial entrepreneur and CEO at Improve Media
Twitter: @lavas

How can I remove Kiwi App?

How can I remove Kiwi App?Kiwi App is annoying and little bit dangerous.Kiwi App on Facebook is spreading like a virus. Be careful when installing. Installing the Kiwi app sends automatic invites to all your Facebook friends as they were selected by default. Typically people want to invite people to good apps if they like app but not like this :( Kiwi app is a little bit like Ask.fm, but it's location based asking is new. You can leave questions where you are and people nearby can answer your question. You can remove Kiwi App like this:
How to uninstall Kiwi? Open Facebook Games & Apps. Select Kiwi.




How to delete Kiwi App: Select 1. Privacy settings from Settings. Then select 2. Remove App.
Be careful when installing apps. Some of them may not handle your Facebook friends politely. Have a successful life!
Ilkka O. Lavas
Kiwi user who someway somehow managed to skip invite all friends page but got 55 invites in 2 days :) Sources: What is Kiwi App? How to delete Kiwi App

What is Kiwi App on Facebook and why am I getting a lot of invites for it ?

Kiwi App on Facebook is spreading like a virus. Be careful when installing. Installing the Kiwi app sends automatic invites to all your Facebook friends as they were selected by default. Typically people want to invite people to good apps if they like app but not like this :( Is Kiwi App dangerous? Yes. Kiwi invites your all friend by default. You have to be very professional user to skip automatic invitation. Some people call it virus marketing. Kiwi App, 10 million downloads Kiwi App has been downloaded for 10 million times. In Kiwi app you can ask questions from your friends or random people. You can ask questions anonymously and leave questions by location on map. In Kiwi App you can ask your friends questions and answer theirs. Kiwi App is spreading fast like a virus because you can invite your Facebook friends to it accidentally.
Kiwi invites your all Facebook friends by default. Be careful when installing.Kiwi App is similar to Ask.fm Kiwi app is a little bit like Ask.fm, but it…

Tips: How to participate Earth Hour, awesome Earth Hour pictures

Earth Hour initiative began in Sydney in 2007 but quickly went global.

"Over 170 countries and territories have already confirmed their participation; more than 1,200 landmarks and close to 40 UNESCO world heritage sites," says Earth Hour head Sudhanshu Sarronwala.

Here are 3 easy steps how you can participate Earth Hour.

1. Mark your calendar

Earth Hour is traditionally celebrated the last Saturday of March. In 2015, it will be celebrated on March 28th, from 8:30-9:30pm (20:30-21:30) in your local time zone.

2. Turn off all lights 

Turn off all lights at 8.30 pm.

3. Enjoy the Darkness 

Take a moment to think about Global Warming and your consumption of energy, package material. Can you do something to save the world? Can you turn off appliances you aren't using.

Here are my pictures of the Earth Hour.






Enjoy the darkness! Have a successful life with full of dark Earth Hour Humor!

Happy, happy, joy, joy!

Ilkka O. Lavas  ;) ;) ;)
serial entrepreneur
Follow me on twitter: @lav…

15 Surprising Facts About Being an Entrepreneur

I have been entrepreneur for half of my life. Many of my friends and will never really understand that I am really are working. But I am. I work like a lot. Entrepreneurs are hard workers.

When you start as an entrepreneur they say that you never have to work 9 to 5 again (wooohooo!), but your typical workday has become more like 16 hours, all hours of the day and night, 7 days a week. (btw, I am writing this on Sunday morning on international women's day).

Here are 15 surprising hard-to-swallow facts that most entrepreneurs experience throughout their incredible journeys. Launching your own startup can be the most exciting, mind-blowing, exhilarating, delightful, stressful, frustrating and profitable adventure of your life.

1. You have to get out of your comfort zone daily


2. Your first try at launching your product or service will most likely fall short or even fail completely

3. More times than you wish to admit, you have to put your business before your family



4. You have more …

Deep dive into my Unstoppable Entrepreneurship book

I recently took a deep dive into my book Unstoppable Entrepreneurship on The Entrepreneurs Library.

Listen to my interview with Wade Danielson onThe Entrepreneurs Library

That was my first interview ever on podcast overseas. Skype seemed to work well during interview. I did not prepare very well, but first interview is always a little bit exciting. Next time I can be better. These radio/podcast interviews are something that you can learn only live on radio or podcast.

You can be unstoppable, if you want to.
Have a successful life!

Ilkka O. Lavas unstoppable entrepreneur
Twitter: @lavas


LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/ilkkaolavas Author Profile at Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ilkka-O.-Lavas/e/B00QNWZDNS/ Unstoppable Entrepreneurship book: http://www.amazon.com/Unstoppable-Entrepreneurship-unstoppable-entrepreneur-become-ebook/dp/B00ON3Z7L2/