Solving any problem successfully requires continuous action despite all difficulties.
Sometimes difficulty arises as doubt. A single doubt can quickly manifest into debilitating fear. It can entrap us in a negative mindset that nudges us back into our old habits of resistance.
We should greet each doubt with a friendly curiosity that asks “what’s the simplest thing we can do next?” This simple tactic helps us see doubt for what it is — A guide for the next possible action. And by continuously deflecting doubt through action, we can continue our movement towards success.
I’ve been really interested in maximizing learning over the past year and a half. I’ve studied and tested learning principles by Tim Ferris and Josh Waitzkin. Now, I’m on a quest to develop a learning framework that helps me learn any skill in the shortest amount of time.
Continue reading “A Framework for Accelerated Learning”
For every single observation there are an infinite number of explanations.
Through rapid testing we can discover the minimum effective dose for continuous growth. We have to:
1. Select the best possible hypothesis. It’s too early to presume failure. Our intuition is driving us towards a single explanation for a reason. Our best bet is to run with it. It’s detrimental to demand 100% certainty now.
2. Test this hypothesis. A lot of the work lies in this stage. It’s a series of experiments tying back to the principle validator, the hypothesis. If we discover the hypothesis to be falsey, we have not lost. We’ve eliminated a bad apple.
3. Rinse and repeat. The chunk of the work is here. Through every previous experiment, we’ve opened new doors of perception that empower us to make even better hypotheses. How can we grow?
Timeboxing is when you allocate a fixed time period to a planned activity. In my experience, this is the most cost-effective way to increase productivity. After all, it’s FREE.
I discovered timeboxing years back as a Digital Strategist putting together pitch presentations on very tight timelines. I needed time management solutions to make the most use of my time. Continue reading “Timeboxing Will Increase Your Productivity”
Planning is important. You need to determine the tools and resources you’ll need. You need to identify all of the project’s dependancies. You need to recognize the roadblocks that lay ahead. You need to create a schedule with executable tasks. You need to do all of this.. roughly.
A perfect plan does not exist. Dare I iterate over the famous adage by Voltaire and say, a perfect plan is the enemy of the good plan. In other words, you need to move and take your first step forward. Better now when you’re healthy and able. The fact is, once you embark on the execution part of your journey, you WILL be faced with unexpected events. This is part of the process. On this shaky terrain of unforeseen circumstances you will strengthen two critical skills: Patience and perseverance. Continue reading “You can NEVER plan enough; Become adaptable”
It’s easy to get caught up in the margins. The burger icon vs the ‘MENU’ icon. The “Buy now” vs “Go ahead and try us out!” CTA copy.
Though, if we’re being honest with ourselves, it’s fear that we’re caught up in. Fear that all the hard work we input will amount to nothing. No one will listen, care, talk, purchase.
How do people do it? How do they put out their products? Continue reading “Ship with Data Discovery as the Goal”