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Q&A

Hey All! Last week I did an AMA where you could submit questions (you still can!). I'll write back to what I can, and or share ideas in future blog posts. Here are some responses: What does authentic content sharing look like for my message? It's really tough to not

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Hot Streaks

Sometimes some of our biggest successes are followed by lows. Some of our deepest lows are followed by our greatest peaks. There are two concepts that I find helpful to understand if you find yourself in this ebb and flow between success and burnout. Stuckness and success. "Ceilings" of growth"

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Does it *work* and how do you *feel*?

It's that simple, and that difficult. "Does it work?" Is what you're trying working for you? Are you getting the results you want? Is there a process that you are following which can reliably help you get the result you're seeking? If not, does someone else know a process that

Does it *work* and how do you *feel*?
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Rumi Wisdom

Occasionally I want to send you something unrelated, or maybe very related, to the conversations we're having about work/purpose/growth. Here are some quotes I've pulled from Rumi, a 13th century poet, who's words still resonate. There are of course many different translations, and no doubt these have lost

Rumi Wisdom
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Is it normal to feel guilty about taking a break?

If you have a 9-5 without much pressure, it might be easy for you to disconnect on weekends, seeking escape from thinking about work. Entrepreneurs have the opposite problem, they can't disconnect, and space isn't freeing, but rather anxiety-inducing. If you’re a founder, have raised capital, or are freelance

Is it normal to feel guilty about taking a break?
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Leadership Communication Problems in Startups and What to Do About Them

One of the least talked about, but most prevalent problems within companies are communication and people issues. Almost every founder I know has been through some type of communication issue with a co-founder or team member. These often lead to messy “breakups,” difficult and complex situations around equity or ownership,

Leadership Communication Problems in Startups and What to Do About Them
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The 4x4 Founder Development Framework

You don't have to be happy to be successful. In fact, you can be downright depressed and successful. Lots of celebrities are (at least intermittently). Or you can be mean and be successful (hello politicians). Or just not really a good person (hello all people doing bad while in positions

The 4x4 Founder Development Framework
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The "2-Minute Rule" Google rule for learning

When I'm reading a book, like a book on investing I read last night, I often come across terms I don't know. For example, last night I highlighted "backdoor IRA conversion" "529 account" and a few other terms I didn't know. It's normal in reading a blog or book to

The "2-Minute Rule" Google rule for learning
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How many hours of deep work can you do per day?

It seems like many people WANT to do deep work but they get frustrated. Maybe you have a new job, a new opportunity, or something you want to accomplish but sitting down to focus and not get distracted by the internet is hard. Plus, if you're working from home... it's

How many hours of deep work can you do per day?
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Why failure is often better than "it's not ready yet."

I used to be worried about failing... and but now I'm worried about not failing enough. When your biggest fear is how you're received by the market, it's easy to delay making any real progress. When something becomes important to you, like a new project, idea, or hobby, it's easy

Why failure is often better than "it's not ready yet."