Life is unvarying in that everyone on Earth technically lives. Yet life is individual in that everyone lives differently. Life is a big game. The best “players” live life to the fullest and do not think about anything else because when it comes down to it, the most essential part of life is living. In my life I have learned not just in the textbooks, but also from the people around me. Those people, my best buddy and a great friend have passed down their “cheat codes” for life, most notably the qualities of perseverance, jollity, and philanthropy.
Understanding core principles that guide people’s decision making
We live in an exciting time where incremental changes in technology have the potential to have compounding forms of impact. The future is rapidly approaching — and perhaps more so than ever before, we are excited and eager for what is next. In an optimistic sense, the future promises to be brighter and bigger for many of us.
Part of persuading others to join you on impossible mountain climbs is the sell that goes into communicating your vision. As a founder of anything, you have the challenge of convincing highly intelligent, busy people that your idea is worth their time. There is so much to do in this world. Already, there are so many companies out there pursuing very honorable, important problems. Even within companies, there is so so much to do.
The other day I passed 512. 512 days of publishing at least one blog post - in a row. I have missed zero days.
There are so many people in this world - especially in San Francisco - that give unwarranted advice.
You sit down to chat and someone just starts recommending what they think you should be doing.
There are those of us in society who enjoy traveling upstream. They enjoy going against tradition. They enjoy the attention that comes with fighting through the crowds.
At a fundamental level, I believe building companies is all about momentum. I write about the two kinds of momentum (external and internal) here.
This is the real and transparent story of how we more than tripled our Affiliate Program in less than a year.
I used to think, perhaps naively, that one day, when we all get older, we figure everything out. I used to believe that "everything would make sense" once we became real adults.
Building businesses and side projects is really hard and you often need a bit of luck to be successful.
I share the story of how two friends and I get lucky, sell hundreds of decks of cards across the globe, and more in this interview on Indie Hackers. Check it out!