If you're hard on yourself you're probably hard on others

If you’re hard on yourself you’re probably hard on others

I’m someone who is very hard on myself. I hold myself to high standards. I expect myself to perform at my best at all times. When I don’t, I become frustrated. When I do, I barely even notice my good performance because I’m too focused on the future and overlooking the present. Unfortunately, while this … Continue reading If you’re hard on yourself you’re probably hard on others

Stop chasing new customers if you're neglecting your current ones

Stop chasing new customers if you’re neglecting your current ones

One of my (many) problems with the glorified startup culture is the mindset of grow, grow, grow. Everyone seems to be focused growth. Traffic, signups, downloads, paying users,etc., If you’re not growing ____, then you’re failing as a business. While yes, this is a healthy mindset to have (the goal is always to grow your … Continue reading Stop chasing new customers if you’re neglecting your current ones

Top performers rise to the surface

Top performers rise to the surface

I don’t believe that job interviews work. They are outdated. Why do I say this? Good communicators can talk their way into a position and then perform poorly. Poor communicators (who could have been great at the job) don’t speak well in the interview and get passed on. Interviews don’t accurately demonstrate who will perform … Continue reading Top performers rise to the surface

Friends and family are the worst people to pitch your business ideas

Friends and family are the worst people to pitch your business ideas

When starting a business the first people we (usually) jump to for feedback are friends and family. They are the quickest and most reliable people to get feedback from. Easiest way to get people to try your potential product. However, I think that this is dangerous. I believe that friends and family are not reliable … Continue reading Friends and family are the worst people to pitch your business ideas

Why you should release your ideas before you feel ready to

Why you should release your ideas before you feel ready to

In life I believe that there are two types of people when it comes to creative and entrepreneurial pursuits; Doers and Planners. The doers are people who jump into projects without thinking. They do first and then learn from their mistakes.  The planners on the other hand are obsessed with finding potential mistakes before they … Continue reading Why you should release your ideas before you feel ready to