Testing assumptions is at the core of every successful business. The best companies are always experimenting and trying to find something called "product market fit."
Every so often, I like to sit down and make myself a road map for what I want the next few months to look like.
Nearly a year and a half ago is when I began my attempt to "break into the tech world." To do that, I hustled, networked, whatever you want to call it by talking to hundreds and hundreds of people.
I spend probably an "above average" amount of time on personal reflection.
I do think that the status quo is too low. People should spend more time becoming self aware. I think it leads to a greater life of purpose and fulfillment.
We all have 24 hours a day.
We like to be busy. At least we like to say we are staying busy.
Now in my life, perhaps more than ever, I make a conscious and purposeful effort to break out of the "bubbles" that I live in.
It starts with awareness. Most of us are not even cognizant of what is happening. Most of us are so far "deep" in the trenches of our own bias that we cannot see reality. We cannot see humanity. We accept the status quo and do things because "they have always been done that way." We do not ask why. We follow the path.
Throughout your life, you meet so many different types of people. Among them will be those who doubt you. The haters. The non-believers. I am sure you can, if you think for a second, picture that individual right now.
Most humans operate on a rational perspective. We do things that make sense when all factors are considered.
The hard part is the latter half - considering the entire picture.
While I'll admit, blogging is not for everyone - I think there are clear tangible benefits to founders who blog. Of course, only blog if it is in line with your companies vision and mission. Do not get distracted by it.