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StartUp Tip #6: Losers have goals, winners have systems
Focus your mind on “systems” instead of “goals.”
This involves choosing projects and habits that, even if they result in “failure” in the eyes of the outside world, give you transferable skills or relationships.
Start-Up Tip #5: Make your bed
If you make your bed every morning, you will have accomplished the first task of the day.
It will give you a small sense of pride, and it will encourage you to do another task and another and another.
Start-Up Tip #4: There are no super heroes
The superheroes you have in your mind [idols, titans, billionaiers, etc] are nearly all walking flaws who have maximized 1 or 2 strengths.
Humans are imperfect creatures.
Start-Up Tip #3: Adopt a producer mindset
When was the last time you created something?
Wrote something from a blank page?
Drew something from a blank canvas?
Appeal first to your customer’s heart and you will have a customer for life.
We live in a product flogging world.
Products are pushed at us. Technology rains down on us through mass communications.
We are bombarded with adverts, billboards, tweets, text messages, tv ads, newspaper ads, everywhere you look is adverts.
Entrepreneurs obsess with growing big. They obsess with the number of users, number of sign-ups, number of registrations, number of… Read more Patience: for growth, impatience for profitability
Show up, do the work, and go home. That blue collar work ethic married to indomitable will. It is that… Read more Patience: Show up, do the work, and go home
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