If you’re an entrepreneur, you’re probably “risk hungry.” You make the most of opportunity by embracing risk and by always going first into the unknown. And, for the most part, your efforts pay off, especially when you have nothing to lose. However, once you've hit traction and you've
No one is successful alone. Everyone is interconnected and interrelated. The majority of our modern lives are supported by others. The grocery store is a cornucopia of interconnected supply chains, deliveries, crops grown...It's only now that it's breaking down that we're seeing how much comes together to make our
As entrepreneurs and creators in the market today, we desperately want to stand out. But what is it that differentiates a product or service from its competition? Is it marketing? Is it timing? Is it luck? Is it quality? This book, Badass: Making Users Awesome by Kathy Sierra, pulls back
A few weeks ago, I wrote about how founders can stop micromanaging their creative employees and instead create the conditions for creators to do their best work. Today, I want to talk about the other side of the coin - how creators can avoid being micromanaged and build client relationships
Creators hate to be micromanaged. I've hired dozens, if not hundreds, of creatives—photographers, videographers, illustrators and other creative types—so I’ve really had to consider how to manage creators so that I get the best possible result and they have a great experience working with me so they
With all of the distractions we face today, it's tough to truly be present with people. It's common to struggle to really listen and put our full attention on others in a conversation: * We get stuck in our heads unfocused, daydreaming. * We get distracted by things going on around us.
If time is your enemy, it plans you. If time is your friend, you plan time.
I never was that clear on what I wanted to do growing up. I studied economics, but it wasn't until I found startups that I really started honing in on what I wanted. Actually, it wasn't until I actually ran a startup that I figured out the career path I'm
I have been spending more and more time on Youtube, Skillshare, and other online platforms. A lot of what I’m doing there is learning. If you do it right, you can train the algorithm to work for you [https://davidsherry.substack.com/p/turn-your-filter-bubble-into-a-classroom?s=w] , rather than pull
The trouble with running a business (or a busy life) is that it constantly feels like there are a million things pulling at your attention. I think of quarterly goals like a steady railing for you to grab onto when you start to feel like you're drowning in overwork. You