Identify the itch, fuel the fire, engineer faith, decide on facts, anchor in value, evolve the story.
Develop a crystal clear sense of identify and direction. Demonstrate obvious expertise in domain and proficiency with tools to leverage every opportunity to it’s maximum value. Have genuine empathy and desire to improve the life of those that need help. Build a team on common values, dedicated to helping each other to level up, that relish spending time in each others company. Strive for excellence in communication in all situations.
Observe, orientate, extrapolate, evaluate, communicate then commit to doing the right thing at the right time for the right reasons in the right way.
How do you establish a sustanable growth model, bearing mind organisations are more likely to drown rather than starve? Identify the need for new habits, research what these should be, sell the solution, track and reward perseverance, make sure everybody levels up.
How do you live a good life?
Substance: Define your value system.
Pay attention: Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
Cash flow buys time
Those that don’t understand their history of mistakes are destined to repeat them. Organisations can’t learn from their decisions if a common framework for reaching decisions is not taught.
What worries you most? what is the worst thing that could happen?
Measure what matters, define decision points
What problem are you here to solve? What does the perfect day look like?
Connection: Fillow your gut to colour your convictions and sell your reasons why commitment to new habits are worthy of consuming your will power.
See it, make the leap, prepare to be wrong, adjust, move on
The starting point of all achievement is desire Napoleon
Don’t let ideas die on the vine, get them down, preferably in code if applicable. Need to have a setup that allows for low impedance startup to get started with the heart of an idea.
Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths Joseph Campbell
First we engineer our habits then our habits engineer us
What can you deliver?
Structure: Create a framework for enabling low cost experiementation. Engineer discipline to have the freedom to dream and extract the most from the least. Build faith based clear values, strong relationships, first principles understanding, excellent habits and mastery of the right tool for the job.
Minimise design to simplify the complex. The fight for simplicity takes documentation, inspiration and iteration. Owning a Ferrari does not make you a racing car driver. Evolve processes to extract maximum value from the interaction of human and machine.
Boil things down to the most fundamental truths and then reason up from there Elon Musk
Dedicate time daily to invest in furthering mastery of the tools you use to get things done.
Create a checklist that helps divide ambitions into simple blocks.
Define an achievable action that will provide a step improvement to the current situation that provides a foundation for further progress.
What do you need to know?
How can technology automate your processes?
Engineer conditions for flow
Confidence isn’t about knowing the outcome. It’s about knowing how to deal with the obstacles and feeling certain that you can figure it out.
Software is eating the world, the web is eating software. Starbuck is a tech company that sells coffee. The future is already it just isn’t evenly distrubuted. We’re all tech workers now.
Think micro, explore everything.
Stand on the shoulders of giants
Identify a maximum of four thought leaders per subject that have opinions worth considering.
What makes a great team?
Gather people that can get the job done and still share a laugh even in the toughest situations.
Mates: are more important than results, relationships more than process. But good processes build stronger connections. Gather respectful non-conformists that will do extra to investigate a hunch then realign. Contributors that think like owners create greater value. Gather those that share their secrets because they understand they gain more in teaching rather than hoarding knowledge.
Find the right balance of…
What goes around, comes around
Win the collisions you will win the game
Recognise blind action then step outside your mind to realign with deeper intentions. Create feedback loops with integrity and have the discipline to follow them, walking the line between belief and delusion.
The greatest thing by far is to be a master of metaphor Aristotle
Keep asking questions
If I had 20 days to solve a problem, I would spend 19 days to define it. Albert Einstein
Waiho kia patai ana, he kaha ui ti kaha