Recently I started to be more aware of changes and actions. I want to change habits, and just now I do that by writing this out of my head.
Small wins increase possibility, strengthen self-confidence and lead to continuous improvement.
Log off. Shut the door. Go outside.
Slow down. Enjoy nature, smell the roses. Breathe.
Run. Walk. Bike. Play.
I have started coding again. I have a background as a web developer but the past five years have been more into management and strategy then producing code.
I have picked it up again for a new project and mmmh; it’s fun.
It is perhaps mainly because it is new and on my terms, but I love to produce. It is satisfying to tackle a problem or an idea and start working on it and a few hours (or days later) see the results.
Feels good the up-to-date and try new things, as a developer you quickly fall behind if you don’t keep you constantly updated in programming.
The blue mind theory
Why are we drawn to the ocean each summer?
A fascinating lecture by Wallace J. Nichols about the blue mind. A theory about how large areas of water can bring your anxiety levels down.
This is what works for me
About me in a bullet list. This is what works for me…
- I am a hands-on, learning by doing type of person
- I love to learn new things
- I love to solve problems
- Production- and efficiency junkie - always learn, always optimize
- Can be very focused (as in barely contactable) in front of a screen
- Recently realized that reflection is important (writes continuously)
- Exercise is my main outlet and resort
Being an entrepreneur is a lot like being a boxer, you can count on getting smashed in the face. It’s part of the sport!
Entrepreneurship is the same thing, it’s going to be hard blows, just shake it off and get back up again.
The other day I wrote Don’t let failure stop you. During the journey, you will lose and that’s OK, see it as mini-battles. The most important thing is that you tried them and if it doesn’t go as planned, make sure to learn and pivot, or let them go. Accept the loss and move on.
Fear and failure
I can’t talk enough about failure. How important it is to say yes even if you don’t have the solution ready in your mind. It’s incredibly evolving.
Failure is the fuel to success. It truly is. And it’s a great teacher too.
Fear tends to paralyze your actions. You are not alone, everyone fears failure. See this as an opportunity, it minimizes your competition.
Let your competitors fear failure while you do take action.
Don’t let failure stop you from taking action.
Embrace the action habit!
Car in space
I guess nobody missed what Elon Musk and his SpaceX accomplished the past day. Falcon Heavy, world’s most powerful rocket has been launched. The result? A car in space and three rocket boosters returned to earth with success.
The success is a major step toward cheaper, more frequent spaceflight.
I’m incredibly impressed. Seeing a car in space is unreal and to watch the two side boosters return to earth simultaneously was mindblowing.
The car continues its surreal path around the planet, now on the way to the Asteroid Belt.
No one like ineffective meetings and meetings cost money, even the good ones. So before the next meeting, think of the following.
Come prepared with a few questions - it allows you to take faster and smarter connections.
Ask questions. People don’t care if you ask questions as long as you listen to the answer. I’ve learned that no boss or someone more experienced than you will think you are stupid because you ask questions as long as you listen to the answer. So ask questions and listen to the answer.
Be in time - respect each other, of course, this applies to everyone, including managers and decisions makers.
Too many looking for the average. When it comes to analysis, conversion optimization and partly even copywriting, you look at the average.
As an expert, you need to zoom into the details. Look at the user. Don’t optimize for the average. Don’t summarize.
Be specific. Give details.
How do you convert the average visitor?
You’re converting the user who will buy your product or service.