(GYSS #67): 5 Important Lessons I’ve Learned In My First Year In Business
About This Episode
GenY Success is a full year old now! I’ve been reflecting on the past 12 months and put together 5 things I learned from my first year in business that will help you start a business, start a podcast and/or find more fulfillment in life.
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1. The Power Is In Your Network
“A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.” Henry Ford
- Community creates relationships and relationships create impact
- Impact is what gets you out of bed in the morning
- Episode with Geoff Woods on finding and connecting with mentors (#63)
Action: Connect two people each week, find communities, reach out to mentors and like-minded people
2. Fall In Love With The Process
“For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.” Steve Jobs
- Goals aren’t about accomplishing an end result because you’ll always want more. It’s about putting yourself in a position to love the process. Getting married isn’t the goal, it’s finding someone you enjoy spending every day with.
Action: Set goals based on short – medium term results AND lifestyle
3. Less Is More
“If it’s not a FUCK YEAH, then it’s a no.” Tim Ferriss
Action: Cut your number of goals down to the 2-3 most important and start saying no more!
4. Action First, Belief Second
“We don’t take action because we believe, we believe because we take action. Do first, believe second.” Seth Godin
- Motivation is a trap
- Starting a podcast
- Starting a recent business
Action: Has something been on your mind for a few months or years? Find someone to talk to about it that will ENCOURAGE you to do it. And then just fuckin’ do it!
5. Optimize Your Life For What Makes YOU Happy
“Never compare your inside with somebody else’s outside.” Hugh Macleod
Action: What’s important to you? Optimize your life for that.