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I work on Saturdays at our cowork space alone. It’s a quiet time for me, and a special time for me to be creative. I truly love it. I get to explore my mind as I create all of the content our two companies need from me. This way I work isn’t an accident. My partner and I designed my calendar with this in mind.
I work from 8:30 to 6 pm each day, Monday through Saturday. And sometimes I work a little bit on Sunday as we are pivoting our work due to the pandemic. My work week totals 60 to 65 hours a week. My partner works about that much, too. It’s what running 2 companies simultaneously takes. You may read those hours and then apply what you think about my work week through a lens of what you believe, what you think you need, how you grew up, what your boss requires, and a million other reasons why you may think I should or should not work that much. You may even believe those hours are too little, not too much. I’m not sure. Read more
If you’ve read a lot of the things I’ve written, you’ve heard me talk about the importance of a long-term view in building a valuable company. I believe value is shown in the long run in almost anything you do in life. That’s why it can be frustrating to weigh yourself every single day when you are trying to lose weight. Watching your weight drop (or go up) by .6 pounds can be a little frustrating. It’s how you’ll look and feel after 1 year of trying to be healthy that really matters.
Benjamin Graham, economist and author of The Intelligent Investor said, “In the short run, the market is a voting machine but in the long run, it is a weighing machine.” His point is that the value of a company is shown in the long run, not in the short-term. Essentially, the short-term votes from the market don’t really matter as you seek to determine the value of a company. Read more
When it comes to adopting new innovation, I am not by nature an early adopter. But here’s my trick: I hang out exclusively with early adopters. That way I might feel like I’m taking a long time to get on board with new technology or new business practices, but in reality I’m still near the front end. I’m the very last early adopter, which by definition still makes me an early adopter.
With that in mind, and with the crushing realization that we’re starting a new decade, here are three challenging goals that you should consider pursuing in 2020 in order to keep up with the frontrunners in the profession. This is the stuff that all the cool kids are already doing.