Accomplishing more, without going insane.
You aren't happier or less happy based on how accurate your predictions were when you started the journey.
Just enjoy the journey, and end up somewhere worthwhile, whether or not this has any relationship to what you were shooting for.
Don't waste your brain power on remembering things.
Organization saves time wasted on: forgetting, confirming, being incorrect, lateness, goofing off, busywork.
Practice and improve process and tooling to make common tasks faster and simpler.
NEVER underestimate the performance increases to be had by tending your physical needs well. Self-neglect is an insidious form of overhead.
Find the time creep: interruptions, distractions, poor communication, etc.
Reclaim waste in non-restorative down time by carrying work with you.
Have you surrounded yourself with ambitious people who are themselves growing?
Have you gotten out of your ideological bubble?
Are you paying as much attention to your social world as your professional one, and vice versa?
You cannot do everything.
Delegation isn't just about emptying your plate...
you are giving someone else
You get real-life synergy bonuses when two or more endeavors:
We all have limited amounts of personal capital. Our time, energy, and sanity are finite. We all recharge differently.
Find the things that help you recharge, and the people whose strengths and weaknesses complement your own.
The evidence we are familiar with does not focus on the outliers. Both tradition, and traditional social science say "do this" or "do that" based on what works in the vast majority of cases.
Entrepreneurs are, by definition, outliers.
We've chosen to take risks
What's the goal here?
What's the lesson?
What's the best use of my time?
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