The Last Ounce

Life is hard. The days are long. Everything always goes wrong. People want you to fail. Everyone is disadvantaged. The list goes on and on. We all have bad days. Some, objectively worse than others. But relatively - we all go through our own ups and downs.

Dead Time

I am consistently fascinated by how we spend our time, and the consequences of our choices. I wrote the other day about an investor like framework for "investing your time" that discussed a mindset for approaching time allocation. Today, however, I'll provide a way to think about your day that gives you more time to do what you want. 

Learning to Sell on Your Feet

Whether or not technical founders like to admit it, sales is at the core of most businesses. You can go out and build the cleanest, most beautiful product in the world, but if you cannot sell it, no one will ever use/buy it. Young companies, in particular, spend a lot of their time selling. 

Bouncing Back

"Tell me about yourself." In the numerous interviews I have done over the past 6 months, most, if not all, started with this statement: "Tell me about yourself." The question really says: "tell me about your past experiences, what you learned, etc."

On Advice

I have always found "advice" to be an interesting subject.

In theory, advice can be super powerful. When directed and explained well, it has the power to "change lives." Bad advice, in contrast, can steer people in the wrong direction. It can cost people thousands of dollars, and more importantly, years of their life. 

Baby Steps

As humans, we are generally pretty bad at expectation management. We tend to overestimate length of time required to accomplish something, but underestimate the potential impact of said thing.