Putting In The Work – How To Build Your Business


Today's post is going to be a little different (scroll down to watch video). Instead of digging into the latest app development news or offering up tips on ASO and other app store monetization techniques, I wanted to take a moment to give you some recognition... And some motivation to build your business. See, in [...]

Do The Work – Life Lessons And Flight Tickets


Here's an email I got from a Bluecloud student this week: Hello Carter,  My name is Anonymous Student and I recently joined your Bluecloud community. I'll try to keep this story short, but today I traveled from XYZ, to San Francisco to present an App idea to you. I went to the Twitter building first, then galvanized, [...]

10 Epic Books To Read This Year


“If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.” - Toni Morrison Ahh, books. When I was a kid I remember doing a summer program where you try to read as many books as you can. You get stars for each book and at [...]


Three days a week, here's what I was doing: Wake up 6am Stretch, coffee, write, wake up Go to gym + exercise Walk to local breakfast spot Get breakfast burrito Walk to office Total time (wake up -> office): 2.5 hours That may seem like a long stretch, but it's how much time it takes me [...]

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Yo! Yo yo yo yo yo!! No, I am not obsessed with the Yo app, but I probably will be once I download it. In other news, it's summer time! Living's easy! Yes! Right? I remember when I was younger and looking at each summer with both excitement and dread. On the one hand I [...]

How To Defeat Anxiety – The Unofficial Playbook


I met Charlie Hoehn back at the first App Empire event. Super smart guy with a resume that spoke for itself. Impressive to say the least. About a month later I was messing around with the idea of writing a book. For no other reason than his being a great guy who wanted to help, [...]

Hacking Creativity – 5 Ways To Unlock Your Hidden Power


This is a 'real' post. About real thoughts and real desires we all have. Being in the tech industry can shelter us from our feelings, our goals, and what we really want out of life. There's a lot of negative energy that can be absorbed in stepping into uncharted territory. Or putting yourself in a vulnerable situation financially and emotionally. The best part about overcoming negative energy is transforming it into a voice that motivates and pushes to success. Once you train your mind to overcome obstacles and negativity, you can literally achieve almost anything! Its relatively easy to put yourself in the right mindset, it just takes some practice and getting used to. This is a personal post I wanted to share about my views on life and how channel my energy to overcome anything.