Entries by Cooper Mitchell

Failure is NOT Fatal, Just Ask Abraham Lincoln

Failure can be difficult to swallow. In the moment, it can often seem as if the world is crashing around you. This viewpoint is only enhanced by a short-term view on life. This viewpoint can infiltrate itself into every aspect of your being if you let it. Your business, your marriage, your friendships, everything! Although […]

A Call for Commitment

This for the most part marks the first anniversary of me starting CooperDane.com. It’s funny to me that more people don’t have a place to share their views with the world other than on other people’s platforms. I can truly say that having this medium has allowed me to not only become more creative, but also […]

Your Morning is Ruining Your Day

When you woke up this morning, what did you do? Did it involve hitting the snooze alarm multiple times? Possibly running to the shower, changing, and heading out the door? Or maybe you even made enough time to grab a granola bar on the way out the door. If your mornings are defined by any […]

Run YOUR Race

Why do we compare ourselves to others? It’s as if we are wired to look at somebody else’s accomplishments and judge them against our own. We think that by measuring up to someone else that we have reached a level of success that is something we should be striving for. This idea however, is completely […]

Facebook is Growing

Facebook, the almighty social network continues to expand. I woke up this morning with an email from StockTwits, a social network for investors, explaining the continued growth of Facebook. I’ll get into the details in a second, but I think Facebook’s will continue to grow. Facebook is live and all in one place. The internet […]

Future Internet Specialization

Today’s topic is not of the norm for me, but is something I see beginning to occur and will only increase with time. Once upon a time when people marketed on the internet or wrote to a certain crowd, they would write for the masses. I.e the crowd they were trying to reach was the […]

Discipline = Freedom

Rinnnnnnnnnnnnggggg, Rinnnnnnnnnnnnggggg. The sound of your alarm goes off. Although this appears as a very simple yes or no answer, get up or stay in bed, it is much more important than we give it credit. You see, should you decide to remain in slumber underneath your warm covers, you are saying you’d rather sleep than […]

My Experience on the Daniel’s Fast

“But Daniel resolved that he would not defile himself with the king’s food, or with the wine that he drank. Therefore he asked the chief of the eunuchs to allow him not to defile himself. And God gave Daniel favor and compassion in the sight of the chief of the eunuchs, and the chief of […]

Why Do We Compare?

If you judge a fish by it’s ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid – Albert Einstein In today’s day and age it is so easy to compare ourselves to others. We scroll through any number of the dopamine inducing social media sites and realize our inadequacies. […]

What Separates Elon Musk?

I’m in the middle of reading Ashlee Vance’s Biography on Elon Musk. So far it is an incredibly insightful and exciting read. Just to give you a little background on Elon, he was once a co-founder of Zip 2 and Paypal. He is currently the CEO of Tesla Motors, Space X, and a Chairman of Solar […]