Stop trying so hard to play startup. Build a business. Get funding or bootstrap. But the real goal is to solve a problem people value enough to pay for. Creating a company should come after the product or service; not before. Stop trying so hard to play agency. Build a team of people that drive […]
I’ve been thinking a lot about the fences we put up in our minds. What would we love to do, but think impossible? What are we saying “no” to before others–people or markets–even have a chance to? I recently found a card given to me when I was young. It had a quote from Shakespeare […]
Your past helped form and shape you, but it does not define you. The most important aspect of you is what you are becoming, not what you’ve done or what you’re going to do. Focus on what you are becoming. The process of becoming happens in the present. The byproduct of being incredible, remarkable, and […]
Changing your mind from thinking to execution doesn’t come naturally for most. We like to mull over and discuss and present. We like to meet about and talk about and complain about. We like to intellectualize and theorize. To overcome this some just go. They move fast no matter what (or who) is in the […]
When I’m lifting weights, learning something new, or stretching my capabilities with work I’ve shifted my thinking from saying “Ouch” or at times “I can’t” to telling myself “Growth”. It’s my mantra. Growth in muscles happens in the last few reps (ask Dorian Yates and Mike Mentzer) and it happens in the moments you feel […]
I’m a firm believer in “Direction first, then velocity.” But you can’t turn a car if it’s not moving.