Posts in the category “Staying Motivated”

2017 Retrospective: What went right? What could have gone better? How will I improve going forward?

For many of us, 2017 was a pretty rough year. In this post, I’ll take a look at my 2017 experience, and how I’ll use that information to improve my 2018.

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How I’m Looking at My Past to Improve My Future

We all look at the past sometimes and think about what went wrong. Here’s a simple exercise to make sure reflecting on our past is building a better future.

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Why you should never feel guilty about “wasting time”.

If you worry that trying new ideas might be “wasted time”, consider this: I lived in a van and wore eyeliner for two years — and I owe my career to it.

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How to Have Great Ideas: Write Everything Down

If you’re waiting for inspiration, you’re doing it wrong. Great ideas don’t happen overnight — you have to make sure you give them a chance to grow.

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What Would You Tell Yourself About Balance in Your First Year of Business?

In your first year as an entrepreneur, it feels like you need to be running at 110%, all the time. But is that sustainable? Or necessary? Or even helpful?

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Why Your Great Idea Is Doomed (and How to Save It)

Ideas change the world — or so we think. But even the best ideas are utterly worthless if they can’t live through The Slog. Unfortunately, most ideas don’t.

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How to Have It All: Living for Now AND Later

We’ve all heard that it takes “hard work and sacrifice” to get where we want to go. But do our sacrifices actually get us closer to what we want in life?

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Rewarding Incompetence: How Time-Based Management Kills Motivation

When a company uses time to measure performance, employees are punished for high performance and rewarded for working inefficiently. This needs to stop.

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I’ll Be Happy When...

“I’ll be happy once I solve this problem.” But with the solution comes new problems. Can we ever be happy? Or do we only pursue happiness and never feel it?

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Don’t Make Time; Find Time

I make time every day for things that matter to me, but eventually there’s no room left to "make time" — how do I find time for the rest of what matters?

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