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If you could dream, what vision of the future do you want to bring into the world?
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In the last post, I focused on the importance of creating a metric that allows you to track whether or not your work is having the desired effect.
Even more powerful is being able to track whether or not you've done the work necessary to reach that effect.
It's difficult to make that translation. That's part of your experience as an entrepreneur. But it allows you to do some nifty things. Check it out.
At its core, entrepreneurship is doing things you like doing and can do, for people who like it and benefit from it. The game is to do that, ánd charge for it so you can do it again.
So how much revenue do you want to generate? And how does that translate to a number you can track so that you know you're on the right track?
Everywhere I go, focus seems to be important. But if you're anything like me, you resist focus. Because it means that you don't get to do the other things. "There are so many exciting options." "Won't I miss out if I focus and cut off options?"
So, in this piece, I'll explain why I (have come to) believe focus actually helps me. And I share the mental loops my brain jumps through to convince me otherwise.
Are the things that demand the most of your attention and focus really what drive the most value to your life, work and happiness?
The fast and unimportant ones have a tendency of grabbing all the attention. While really, the power resides with the slow boring stuff.
“How is it going”, you ask. “Great!”, “Couldn’t be better”, “Crushing it”, he says. “And what are you doing now? How is it going?”.
Pff, the pressure to be crushing it too...
So, what do you do when everything could be better? When all you want to answer is “I’ve got no f*cking clue!!!”.
Of course, there's no shame in that and please feel like you can. But wouldn’t it be great to have a way to answer the questions with confidence even when you feel completely incompetent?
The craft of the top performer isn’t perfect because of their talent. It’s perfected by the endless hours of practice they put in. And so can you.
What is purpose really? Deconstructing purpose into 4 simple building blocks.
Simplify your quest with my model for purpose that allows for a more focused approach.
Do you ever put off making a decision? Postpone taking action? I do. I know a lot of great excuses to make me feel like it's the smart thing to do. The resistance to it is quite clever. But in the end, it's usually one of these 10 fears that are holding me back.
They will ask it. "Paid work will come!" "It's a great opportunity to show your work to potential clients!" How to deal with potential clients (and yourself!) when they ask you to work for free.
Now, this might not be a popular opinion. But I'm here to make a case for simply and boringly following your talent instead of your passion!
Because it's clear how talent leads to enjoyment. It's less clear that enjoyment always leads to skill.
Here are 11 reasons why it's much smarter, more joyful and sexier to do what you're good at, instead of what you're passionate about.