Deep in debt, making little income, and with a new born on the way, Dustin was up against a wall. He was working 40 hours a week with me on a software startup that was making $0 money.
He was stressed out, overworked and had to find a way to make some income on the side. He didn’t have the luxury of creating a business plan or testing a lot of ideas.
Pressure and necessity forced him to:
- Focus only on what got results.
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Note: This is part of a series on momentum. You can view the full series here.
Are you focusing every day on activities that grow your business, or are you only doing thing that keep it going?
Too much work on maintenance activities is a common mistake most people make. It’s easy to get sucked into no matter what stage of business you’re at.
This is all good and fine if you either don’t care about growing, or if your business has reached an “escape velocity” stage where it’s growing without you doing anything.… Click to read more
I’ve never been one to simply test the waters.
I jump in, head first into any endeavor that I have a deep interest in.
In a lot of ways, I think this has been the secret to me leveling up my skills and achieving goals faster than most.
I don’t waste a lot of time “feeling things out” or “exploring my options.” When I find something I like, I review the best possible options and pick one. I know that I can always adjust course later.… Click to read more
What if you could spend the majority of your working time connected to your heart, in the zone, doing the work you know really matters?
What if this could be the default space that you create from?
I think it can. Over the last several years I’ve been experimenting and testing different techniques for getting into this heart-centered, community-reaching, deep-creativity space.
I’ve been avidly pursuing it mostly because for so long I’ve not been in that state as consistently as I’d like.… Click to read more
A note from Jonathan: Every day I get emails from people asking if they should quit their job right now to do what they “really want to do,” or if they should wait and follow a plan.
In nearly every case, my answer is “Yes, you should absolutely have a plan. Why would you want to come crawling back to your employer because you didn’t think things through?”
That’s why I love this essay from Ben. His story and what he’s learned will help you to be able to “quit without quitting” to see if it’s even something you want, before you take the plunge.… Click to read more