Creating a business and losing weight. Two things that most folks have in common. Why is it that so many of us struggle to succeed at these seemingly basic goals? I have a hypothesis. Our society (at least the one I'm in) is great at romanticising these ideas, but terrible… Continue Reading 'Start a business now, ask me how!'
It's better not to do anything at all, than to try something and have someone take it away. Maybe 'better' isn't the right word. Safer? No. Less risky... Okay, I can go with that. I struggle so much with control issues. If I feel like the result of my efforts… Continue Reading 'It won't fail because of me'
TL;DR I've made ~$6k building and selling an online course over the past 9 months. Hoping to at least double that over the next 6. So, this is my personal story of entrepreneurship that I thought might be helpful for folks to hear. I still "work for the… Continue Reading 'Here's my story so far, and my plan for the near future'
Slack. It's amazingly wonderful; except when it's not. I've been a huge proponent of using communication tools like Slack over in-person meetings for a long time. To me, you can be be so much more productive holding a discussion over chat than you would be in a meeting. Except when… Continue Reading 'The Tricky Thing about Asynchronous Communication'
I'm good at visualizing success. It just comes naturally. I see it, me standing on a stage, ending my last sentence of a 50 minute talk with the perfect closing thought. The crowd has a moment of stunned silence, then erupts in to applause. Afterwards people are lined up waiting… Continue Reading 'Avoid failure by visualizing it'
About a year ago, on this date (Aug. 4th), I started a series of posts title "0% Productivity". The idea is to call out specific behaviors that ensure things don't get done. Here are some past posts: 1: Treat work in a Last in, First out queue 2:… Continue Reading '0% Productivity Tip #4: Reward hard work instead of smart work'
It may seem like a contradiction, but sometimes setting too specific of goals will bind you in and make achieving a target too difficult. Instead, setting a vague goal allows you the flexibility needed in order to achieve it. For example, as a parent, finding time and energy to exercise… Continue Reading 'Don't set too specific of goals'
Downplay the pain that others feel because it doesn't look so bad from where you're standing. This is a hard one to describe. It's not necessarily about actively minimizing and downplaying the pain that others have to deal with, rather it's about learning to recognize that someone else may be… Continue Reading '0% Productivity Tip #3'
I love the future. I love thinking about how things will be 100% better in it. I'll have more time, I'll have more knowledge and I'll do those bigs things that I just don't have time for right now in the present. Which leads me to my next way to… Continue Reading '0% Productivity Tip #2'
How you can get the most uselessness out of your day! I quit my job. There were many reasons for doing so, but gridlock due to poor processes was a big one. Before I quit, I started listing out habits we had as a company that caused the greatest harm… Continue Reading '0% Productivity Tip #1'