My favorite routine is spending 30 minutes every morning journaling. I prioritize my day and write out everything I need to get done.Then I brain dump every idea I'm thinking through. This ritual has led to some of my best ideas.
One of our investors asked me about what I learned from Skillshare that I’ll apply to Otis. Here’s what I wrote:1. Build an experienced team as early as possible
2. Get feedback on big strategic decisions early
3. Play to my strengths and hire around my weaknesses (back to #1)
1) We're committed to working with the best and today we launch the Otis Network! Anyone can work with us on a part-time basis from anywhere in the world. Join our team with the full flexibility of your own schedule: https://t.co/crFd1ts3xi
We spend a lot of time trying to figure out what makes startups explode out of the gates, and not nearly enough on what drives the “overnight successes, a decade in the making.” e.g. Lynda/MailChimp/OloSome quick thoughts on what powers that type of entrepreneur:1/12
When I was young I thought management was about distribution/delegation of responsibilities. I now realize it is truly about the maintenance of morale and motivation. Morale and motivation are moving targets that require consistent and proactive effort to maintain.
Ways to get lucky:• Hope luck finds you.• Hustle until you stumble into it.• Prepare the mind and be sensitive to chances others miss.• Become the best at what you do. Refine what you do until this is true. Opportunity will seek you out. Luck becomes your destiny.
A few weeks I wrote out what I’ve been doing to improve my baseline happiness. I originally wrote it to send only to personal friends. Some of them encouraged me to share it publicly. I hope its useful to some of you!
Amazing time-lapse footage of a day in the life of a pair of pot plants. Plants are so much more active than we usually imagine! We don't notice, though, because they move in slow motion (or, from the plant's point of view, we move in crazy fast motion). https://t.co/EAkipCVNs6