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A Manifestation Machine Exclusive Interview with Wisconsin Hip-Hop Artist, Undecent, Returning to the Rap Game After a Four-Year Hiatus
Jun30

A Manifestation Machine Exclusive Interview with Wisconsin Hip-Hop Artist, Undecent, Returning to the Rap Game After a Four-Year Hiatus

Today at Manifestation Machine, we do an exclusive, one-on-one interview with arguably one of the most buzz-worthy hip-hop artists/producers to ever come out of the great state of Wisconsin, Undecent (whose real name is Patrick, as he is keen to point out in his aptly-titled track “Real Name”, off of his most recent album), who is, simply put, the definition of a “manifestation machine”–a success-oriented...

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In the Real World, You’re All Alone and It’s Everyone for Themselves, Whether You Like It or Not
Jun29

In the Real World, You’re All Alone and It’s Everyone for Themselves, Whether You Like It or Not

Before I’d graduated from college at age 20, and even after I’d spent six or so years working my first couple of full-time jobs, I’d held the belief that other people, namely my friends, instructors, and supervisors had my best interests at heart. And why shouldn’t I have held that belief? After all, it’s what I’d been taught to believe and what I’d been told was the truth by most everyone since the...

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How to Avoid the Most Costly Mistake Made by Most Musicians, Entertainers, Artists, and Authors (Must-Read for All Sole Proprietors and Entrepreneurs)
Jun26

How to Avoid the Most Costly Mistake Made by Most Musicians, Entertainers, Artists, and Authors (Must-Read for All Sole Proprietors and Entrepreneurs)

“Some people have all the luck”, as they say. They grow up with at least one if not two parents (or perhaps an uncle, aunt, grandparent, or other adult role model) that knows a thing or two about running what I would call “a legitimate business”, as in, one that not only turns a profit but also pays its taxes, as opposed to one that survives by doing “under the table”-type deals, typically involving...

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Spending Less or Saving More Will NOT Make You Rich (The Truth About What It Takes to Build Real Wealth)
Jun23

Spending Less or Saving More Will NOT Make You Rich (The Truth About What It Takes to Build Real Wealth)

Growing up, I heard it all the time: “To get rich, you need to spend less than you earn.” It wasn’t until I was in my early 30’s that I realized that this idea was only half right, if not complete bullshit. While it is true–and, dare I say, a “no-brainer”–that one cannot become wealthy by perpetually spending every single dollar one earns or gets his or her hands on, the fact of the...

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How I Broke Through the Glass Ceiling, Quit the Rat Race, and Put Myself on the Path to Financial Freedom (And How You Can, Too)
Jun18

How I Broke Through the Glass Ceiling, Quit the Rat Race, and Put Myself on the Path to Financial Freedom (And How You Can, Too)

When I graduated from Mid-State Technical College in May 2003 with an Associate’s Degree in Marketing, I intended to apply my education to a career in music. As I’d already been recording in studios all around Wisconsin since age 17, had multiple live gigs under my belt, and become a “triple threat”, in terms of my ability to produce music, write lyrics, and perform well on stage, I figured there was no way I...

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