Just finished In Order To Live by Yeonmi Park. Teared a few times, especially when she recounted her call wtih her ex-captor before her trek across the Gobi desert. If she had died that night, no one will know or even care, except her captor. Although that is generally true
Reading the Daily Laws by Robert Greene, and I truly resonate with the call to find one's Life's Task. Sure, don't fall into the passion trap, but my personal experience tells me that there are some activities in which we naturally incline to much more than others. There is a
A lot of unachieved goals in life is due not to misplaced strategies, or even unclear goals, but a lack of intensity and energy to break down all barriers. You'd be surprised at how far having a positive and tenancious mindset can bring you. In the developed worlds, we suffer
Listened to MFM, a short anecdote reminded me of the importance of a clear goal and massive action-taking. Reminded because this is the main message I took from Think and Grow Rich and Tony Robbins, but they have always left me feeling high on anxiety, some bravado but short on
Message to self: I need a balance of both chaos and stability, crossing the boundaries frequently. It's the juxtaposition of the need for certainty and the need for variety - 2 conflicting but fundamental human needs. The Web3 black hole is deep, but this much is clear - it is
Just crashed last night after a long day of work. Not the most deeply focussed day, but I must say the planning for the year was critical. More follow ups now. Funny how as the company grows bigger, planning is more important. Trying to balance planning with actual execution.
Hmm ship 30 for 30 looks interesting, seems like I've been doing some things wrong by overplanning, publishing into the void, not tailoring my content. Stop planning, thinking and start doing.
Morning thoughts It's already the 2nd last month of the year! The weeks are long but the years are short. Time truly flies by when you're not present. Be on top of details, that gives you confidence. Hold your team to a higher standard - they are capable of that,
Groundwork Humans need to know each other, otherwise they will show their worst selvesStripe does off-site, give people shared vocabulary to describe themselvesTask <> People, Extroverted <> IntrovertedDeclare purpose and norms of meetingsActively decide what kind of decisions you are making, who is the decision makerReset the groundwork
Morning diary: Innovation is hard, it is a lot of grind and uncertainty and risks. It is also very iterative, with ocassional insights. The key though is to take a lot of smart bets learning from previous iterations. Action, action, action. Action is the straw that sucks from information and