Recently I read about a simple trick called "The 20-Second Rule" to build good habits and break bad ones in the book Barking Up The Wrong Tree by Eric Barker. The trick originally comes from a Harvard happiness researcher Shawn Achor. Achor mentions that he was struggling to play the guitar every day. And by … Continue reading The 20-Second Rule
Heard about this formula to keep going in life when you face rejections after rejections from Joe Gebbia on a Tim Ferriss podcast: SW² + WC = MO Which stands for: Some Will (like what you do) & Some Won't (like what you do) + (but) Who Cares = (just) Move On.
I have been out of touch of software programming for a couple of years now, and I wish I get time to get back to it. Knowing how to program is the difference between your ability to come up with an idea vs actually bringing it into the world. For the last few days, there … Continue reading Idea Vs Execution
Last week, I had brief interactions with 2 different entrepreneurs - one came across with very high self-confidence and another came across with somewhat low self-confidence. Normally these differences are not so stark to notice it, but in these cases, I immediately noticed it as the former came across more like - arrogant and delusional, … Continue reading High Vs Low Self-Confidence: Which Is Really Better?
It was an intense but a healthy discussion I was having with my co-founders. We were debating about our strategy, our positioning, how we are different than our competitors, what story we should tell to VCs so they would fund us, how can we define a new category and be a leader of that category, … Continue reading The First 10
How to achieve success by focusing first on not doing the wrong things than doing the right things. For the past few months, I have been taking Tennis lessons. It’s a group setting and all students are at the intermediate skill level. Last week, during a typical drill session, all of us were hitting the ball … Continue reading Avoiding the Downside Vs Achieving the Upside
How to achieve your goals with a popular prioritization framework The other day I heard this quote while listening to a podcast episode: The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities. — Stephen Covey My instant reaction was — whatever 🙄! It sounds great to hear, but in the end, aren’t these two … Continue reading Prioritizing your Schedule Vs. Scheduling your Priorities