Apologies for the radio silence lately – I haven’t been missing-in-action, but simply enthralled and digging in deep with the work we’re doing over at Commit Action.
Turns out, scaling a coaching service to thousands of entrepreneurs becomes statistically fascinating. If you could see some of what we’re uncovering – trends, tendencies, cognitive biases – and what it suggests about the nature of entrepreneur success, you’d be stuck in the bat cave with me too!
One of the riveting concepts to come out of this work is the idea of an unfair entrepreneurial advantage, that some people seem to effortlessly do better than others in the pursuit of business goals. And when the team and I started asking WHY, things got really interesting. Continue reading “This computer programming principle may be the key to unlocking entrepreneurial success “
In my latest blog post, I argued that most entrepreneurs are optimizing for productivity when they should be optimizing for courage.
It turns out that how you spend your time – hour to hour – does not determine your success. The only thing that matters is how willing you are to act courageously on extraordinary, BIG ideas.
Bill Gates isn’t worth 80 billion because he’s 800,000 times more productive than you – but he did have an extraordinary vision for the future and the courage to execute on it.
So how DO we optimize for courage? What mental weights can we lift to build the muscles that help us pursue risky, hugely rewarding opportunities?
This article will show you five strategies to do exactly that… Continue reading “How to find the courage to execute on big bold plans”
Smarter-not-harder is nothing new.
For most entrepreneurs, it’s about delegation: Find other people to do the grinding hamster wheel work while you “focus on strategy” or something.
It’s a good idea, but we can do better. Ironically, I think most people haven’t really thought through what it means to work smarter.
This article reveals the thing everyone has missed. And it’s costing you dearly. Best case, it’s causing an enormous slow down or flatlining of growth. Worse, it can depress the spirit with such severity that smart people quit good businesses before they should.
So how is it that folks are being stupid about working smarter? Continue reading “The point everyone misses about working smarter instead of harder “
A shard of ice just shivered it’s way down the spine of very freedom loving, lifestyle designing internet entrepreneur on the planet. Blasphemy has been uttered! Welcome to the sacred cow slaughterhouse.
There’s a solid psychological argument for NOT making “Freedom” your number one objective in life and business. In fact, this most holiest of goals may be causing you needless suffering and self sabotage.
Have you had it wrong all along? Read on to find out what’s broken about the pursuit of Freedom and what you can do to fix it. Continue reading “Why Freedom is the worst goal you can set for yourself “
This isn’t an article about hitting rock bottom. It’s worse.
The most horrifying place to be isn’t the gutter. It’s the moment when you start to feel the fall.
As always, it’s just in your head. That’s why it’s so bad: Hitting rock bottom is merely an exercise in dealing with concrete reality. But imagining it’s close to coming? That’s when the fear demons run wild.
As I said, the what-to-do-about-rock-bottom discussion will have to wait. This article isn’t about that. Besides, if you’re reading this, you’re not there.
Today we’re going to banish all speculative, hypothetical failures. Uncertainty and the fear of a horrifying future that may come to be… ends here. Continue reading “How to banish all your fears about the future “