My Most Controversial Advice

You keep your eye on the horizon, on your intended direction.

Again, it's all about focus. A good sailor isn't focused out on one single wave in the distance, and a good deck hand doesn't necessarily need to know it's coming before it gets there. I think a good business owner should be the same. The tell-tales should be embedded in the business as part of its design.

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3 Rules I Broke to Transform My Business

When I was a contractor, I'd buy a book that promised to get my life under control (it really wasn't) and make me super organized (I really wasn't). So I'd buy the book or download the workbook or what have you.

Then I'd read the instructions like a starving person and throw myself into them. Get up at 4am! Answer emails when you're standing in line for lunch! Connect all your accounts! Put everything you own into piles!

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My Last Straw

I've struggled with my work life my entire life in some ways, because while I work hard and pride myself on doing a great job, I can't do things that don't agree with my values.

No matter what I did, if I disagreed with the value system behind it, there seemed to be this inescapable rebellious streak that popped up at the most inconvenient times. I was always a top performing employee, but in the wrong environment that sticky little issue drained the life out of me.

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