Joshua Fechter

Josh is a startup junkie and life enthusiast. He graduated from SDSU with a dual major in Economics and Political Science. He takes pride in his ability to find innovative ways to grow business networks and brand small companies.

Book Worm: 7 Things I Learned From Reading 120 Volumes In Under A Year

ByJoshua Fechter
Imagine reading 120 books in one year. Think about the amount of time it takes, the number of pages flipped and the incredible stories, from fiction to non-fiction. Reading this many books in one year has had one of the most incredible impacts on my…

Summer Hustle: 17 Ways Working Like An Animal Ups Your Success Later

ByJoshua Fechter
People who see summer as a vacation have it all wrong. Summer is not a time to start slacking off, going to the beach every day and drinking Coronas. It’s a time to push your limits. How often do we have several months of freedom to accomplish…

22 Reasons Freelancing Is A Better Way To Success Than A Salaried Job

ByJoshua Fechter
If you’re one of the many college students who pursues a degree to land a job, you may find yourself stuck after college. You may have no job, few skills and an enormous amount of college debt. What separates those who make money after college from…

Knowledge Is Power: 21 Things Every 21-Year-Old Entrepreneur Must Know

ByJoshua Fechter
Young entrepreneurs are forced to overcome some of the biggest obstacles. They don’t always succeed, and that’s a critical part of the learning curve every successful person must go through. But, when you’re 21 years old, it’s hard to understand why…

Less Is More: 19 Reasons Being A Minimalist Is The Best Way Of Life

ByJoshua Fechter
There is a revolution happening and it's not something political — it's a lifestyle choice. People are choosing to become minimalists to better their lives in a way that has proven effective for hundreds of years. The minimalist lifestyle is…

20 Thoughts Every Guy Has Through The Agony Of A Bad First Date

ByJoshua Fechter
There's nothing worse than being on a date you're hoping will end as soon as possible. Many of us have been there, and the pain can be almost unbearable. And, in today's world, you never know what you're going to get. A little mystery never hurts,…

5 Qualities In A Job You Want That Should Push You To Accept The Offer

ByJoshua Fechter
You never want be the person who replies, "It sucks," when asked about your job. It's the worst feeling: working a job that does little for you, makes you miserable and belittles your potential. It's exacerbated because few seem to care. Many people…

20 Reasons Your High School Sports Teammates Know You Best

ByJoshua Fechter
They were good times. In fact, some of the best. There's nothing like being young, naïve and passionate about sports. The adrenaline rush, the bond you have with your teammates and the celebrations are more than enough to make high school…

Left Behind: Why Millennials Must Innovate To Save The World

ByJoshua Fechter
The world we're experiencing is shouldering the effects of climate change, deforestation, student debt and the false promise of social security. And it doesn't stop there. We were taught that the world offered endless opportunities to chase success,…

10 Ways To Cultivate Your Inner Creative And Find Your True Trade

ByJoshua Fechter
People are beautiful, creative, artistic and nothing short of amazing. We can take our inner battles, crazy thoughts and moments of awe and artistically repurpose them to touch countless lives. After all, there is no greater feeling than that of…

10 Ways To Get Your Dream Job At A Top Tech Company

ByJoshua Fechter
We all want an amazing career, but wanting something isn't always enough to get it. And if that something is a job at a top tech company, your life just got a whole lot harder. Even though just getting an interview at a top technology company is…

Why Being A Minimalist Is The Best Way To Chase Your Dreams In Your 20s

ByJoshua Fechter
What does it mean to be a minimalist? Truthfully, there's no one accepted definition of the word. Whether you think it's people who own less than fifty things, don't have a cell phone or live in a one-room apartment, all of them are valid. Some of…

50 Reasons Why A Dog Is Just As Good As A Girlfriend In Your 20s

ByJoshua Fechter
Your 20s are a time to find yourself, to establish your goals, answer many of the questions you've had for years, experiment and live free. Being tied down to a girlfriend, or any relationship, while you are still trying to discover everything life…

The School System Has Failed Us Because It Can't Keep Up With Technology

ByJoshua Fechter
In the last 10 years, we have experienced extreme innovations like the iPhone, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, mobile apps and many types of cloud-based software. We have undoubtedly witnessed the fastest growth period in technology, and it…

The Grind: 7 Characteristics People Who Start Their Own Businesses All Share

ByJoshua Fechter
I know nothing. As simple as it is, the phrase above has changed my life. With it, I have learned to accept feedback in every form it occurs, whether it's the pavement telling my face I was riding my skateboard too fast, or my failed business…

The Worst Thing Our Generation Can Do To Ourselves Is Forget The Value Of Books

ByJoshua Fechter
According to research, 42 percent of college students will never read another book after they graduate. Let that statistic sink in... Well, it's not totally our fault. Most of us can remember a time when we loved reading (it was likely before high…

I Never Stopped Caring: 9 Reasons I Never Gave Up On You, Mom

ByJoshua Fechter
Imagine someone you deeply care about suffering. You want to improve circumstances for this person, but you feel helpless, and even vulnerable to going down the same path as he or she by doing so. Most of us have been in the situation where we've…

Money-Motivated Millennials No More: Why Millennials Are More Focused On Culture Than Salary

ByJoshua Fechter
In regards to the money-motivated Millennials, it seems that the desire to graduate from college and immediately land a well-paying job doesn’t exist anymore. The dream of a white-picket fence has met its end, as our generation harbors dreams much…

11 Signs Being An Entrepreneur Is And Always Has Been Your Destiny

ByJoshua Fechter
Who has ever said, "I like going to class?" Almost no one. School has become insanely mind numbing because you end up learning a bunch of crap that will rarely, if ever, be applicable once you graduate. Sometimes, you do get lucky and find a great…

Started From The Bottom: 6 Business Lessons I Learned From Working At 6 Startups

ByJoshua Fechter
I'm a start-up junkie. I love the atmosphere of being able to freely throw ideas back and forth with my coworkers, having direct contact with the CEO and the added responsibility that comes with working at one. Moreover, I love that the pace at…