Ever since I heard my first podcast, I wanted to start one. And now, I finally did.
The fundamentals are so important. Get them right, and the almost everything takes care of itself. Ignore them, take shortcuts, become complacent, and you will have a really hard time moving your business forward.
These two devices, an iPhone and an iPad Pro take the place a paper notebook, a camera, pens, a computer, extra chargers, and carrying around paper. The size and form factor make them super portable. Their power makes them super capable.
The good news is it’s never too late start. You can let these questions haunt you, or you can let them fuel you. It’s your choice.
I am grateful that they didn’t let adversity get in their way, that they showed me how you can work hard, refuse to grow cynical, and finish life ahead of where you started.
Leaders and managers should be spending their time connecting with and training their staff instead of being task managers.
It breaks my heart when I hear about leaders who feel trapped in their businesses. I was fortunate to receive great advice early on which has helped me avoid some of this pain (not all of it).
These are the stairs I climb to get to my favorite breakfast spot, the place where I sit down and work on turning this dream I have into a reality.
Success in life is living out your priorities. It’s not achievement. It’s not money. It’s not status or stuff. For me it’s my wife and kids saying “He put us first. He chose us over everything else. He gave us his time. He made sure we knew we were loved.”
If all of your time is spent on services and support, you aren’t running a business, you are working for one. It’s just yours instead of someone else’s.
The hardest part about starting something is that all of the responsibility shifts from you working on someone else’s ideas to you working on your own ideas.
I love technology. I love the internet. I love social media. If it was not for these things, I many not have the career I enjoy, the friends I have made, and the education I have received.
Back then, I was sure I was going to be an author, have a small camper and a jeep, and travel around the country. I would write about my adventures for Jeep and travel magazines.
I like to sit down periodically and ask myself, “What is working, broken, missing, or confusing?”
My digital detox continues. I am reading articles that get recommended to me by people I trust, and I have culled the RSS feeds I follow to focus on higher value content. Here is what I have read and written this week.
The way I see it, software should free people to do what people do best: create things and solve problems.
I have been reading fewer articles online and will be for the at least the month of May as I work to get more intentional about how I spend my day. I love the time I am getting back. As a result, I want to make sure if I put something in this weekly post, it’s worth your time.
But for the last few years, my Internet habits have become more debilitating less catalyzing.