Jumping over the hurdle of starting on your idea can be tough but once done it’s refreshing.
After starting, it’s easy to be like, that was simple.
But then, the challenge begins, sticking with it.
Enter the compound effect.
Just a bit of work everyday, every other day, whatever the consistent schedule, that work builds.
That work will grow.
After a short while, a habit is formed.
We are not what we eat but, we are the sum of what our habits yield.
A reason why can be the north star.
Not goals, but outcomes.
It’s scary to work for a jerk for hours, weeks, months and years.
It’s scary to work for yourself for 24/7/365.
We now know for sure neither is quite “secure.”
One can be better than the other.
Frfr (for real for real) as the internet says, it’s clear that one option is more freeing than the other.
Working for the (wo)man may not give you the freedom you want and need.
The security is bullshh. And the pay is lower than your worth.
Okay. So next problems.
I’m not too familiar with rocket science.
It sounds complex and like the route to the solution will give a headache.
With that though, I’ve found a answer to a big problem we both have.
It’s true, we’re more alike than we are different.
We share the lack of consistency in what will elevate our productivity.
Now, I’m not out here saying you’re not getting it in and getting it done.
But, what I am saying is there is something on your wish list or on your to do list that you certainly are not doing.
From business to personal…
Waiting til the right time to do the right thing is insanity plain and simple.
All I hear is Kanye with the famous Jeezy adlibs. Wait til I get my money right.
You heard that one before?
Or when the market is better, then I’ll invest.
Or when my job start firing other people, I’ll start my own thing.
Just waiting on the timing to be right.
Wrong. Wrong. Wrong.
Do you remember what Alphabet was before it was Alphabet?
And do you remember what Google looked like when it came out?
Re:Happy New Year(s).
Every moment is a new moment to say no what needs to be left behind and to say yes to your wildest fears.
You know what’s scary, being broke, mad, sad, stressed, tired and underpaid as an employee.
But peep it, you know who can change that?
And guess, when you can change.
Naw, I’ll wait…
Now. Not now but right now.
So if you can change what you’ve been saying yes to, the thangs that don’t serve you well, why don’t you?
CAUSE IT’S SCARY.
My intentions are to share a jumpstart to your side hustle success quickly from your iPhone with this letter. I’ll cover:
A lil bit about me. Hi I’m Eric. I help people start or restart brands by designing digital + product experiences. …
We may think we are here to guide, teach and take care of the children.
Certain items we must do for the children, no doubt.
However, when we aren’t sponsoring every ice cream trip and sets of new school outfits, it is our time to model our children’s behavior.
No, it doesn’t have to be your child. Most of them can teach us exactly what we need to learn.
Before the eye opening list of what the children can school us on, let’s figure out why it may be beneficial to take notes.
We get older and we…
A little more of the same.
We usually settle for this.
We do a lot of the same shit everyday. We wind down at the end of the day and mentally pick apart what we’ve done, but mostly what we didn’t do.
Then we stress eat or stress drink or stress stress about what we didn’t do and somehow finally fall asleep and guess what?
We do it all again the next day.
Days turn into weeks.
Weeks turn into months.
Months turn into depression, anger and regret.
This may be an accelerated timeline but lemme illustrate the point.
A goal, a dream, something you want to do, acquire or get done.
It can be in a moleskin, on a napkin, in Asana, in a text thread or whispered to your boo during that pillow talk.
It can be what you wrote down super hype and optimistic on New Year’s Eve.
But then, days, weeks, months later, what happens?
The doubt from a few goals missed suddenly accumulates and the dreams dwindle to excuses.
But why though?
Thinking back to dreams that were wished and soon after intentionally forgotten, why not listen to the Diddy adlib?