If you seek glory, you are looking for the wrong thing. Especially in startup.
It’s not in the glory of victory that you find yourself. It’s the times of darkness. It’s through the trials and on that last mile where you build your character and become who you are.
That’s why I love the times of hardness. [...]
My 15 minute brain dumps daily- a process I’m adopting after talking to Patricia of Lawless Coach. 15 minutes of focus daily can do wonders. Enjoy mine.
WOW. Wow wow wow. It’s been 3 days since a brain dump and WOW. Things have been moving at lightening speed and I’m trying to do 10 million things at [...]
As an entrepreneur, as a leader, focus is everything, right?
It’s not about doing, it’s about being. Well, a little bit of both.. and that was the focus of the coaching conversation I had with Patricia from Lawless Coach yesterday.
Since we are about being just as much as doing, focus points are important.
We agreed that 15 [...]
YUM. As I sit here in our office at NextSpace (coworking #ftw) and sink in to the comfy chairs, I let myself stop.
We need to stop sometimes and reflect, and today I’m reflecting on the past 30 days.
The Beginning of a New Age
About 4 weeks ago, I met with my friend Patricia Lawless. She has [...]
You’re taking over the world right? You have a GREAT idea for a product. You’re doing customer development. This product can be used in so many different ways and across all these different segments and it’s so cool and 5 different types of businesses completely unrelated to each other can use it! Cool. Now how [...]
In the spirit of lean startups and the current economic situation, it was refreshing for Jon and Dan to tell us stories about scrappy startups and the mentality behind scrappy.
What stuck the most to me was the differentiation betweetn lean startup and scrappy startup.
Lean Startup is a methodology, Scrappy Startup is a mentality.
(Thank you, Dan and Jon for enlightening us on this distinction.)
More scrappy stories were shared on how SlideShare scrappified their way to success, how Dan Martell trained his employees in the back of a car while driving to and from meetings, and suggestions on how to be scrappy in your own [...]
MVP (minimum viable product) and Lean Startup concepts applied to traditional business
you want to create something *perfect*, something that differentiates you from the rest of your competition. You tell yourself you can’t release because your brand might be compromised, or people might not think your product is *professional* enough. Here’s an eye-opener: no one cares. And crossing all your T’s ain’t gonna help the [...]