Overcoming Career Inertia
Stop wasting your potential because you're addicted to comfort.
Using Language To Identify Expertise
The words, phrases and metaphors you use are like LEGO bricks. While one brick might look similar to another, they're not the same. It's possible to force the incorrect brick into place, but it only weakens your model, which will eventually collapse.
Do I Need University?
You can’t find a risk-free way to accomplish much of anything. The issue is that without taking risk, you can't exploit any opportunities. You can live a quiet and comfortable life, but you are unlikely to create something new, and you are unlikely to make your mark on the world.
Calmness Is A Superpower
Calmness is a superpower because it makes everybody around you better. If you can bring it, you become indispensable.
How to Fail
Too often, the message being sent is "If I fail enough, I'll eventually succeed." Well, no, that's not how failure works. Failing on repeat doesn't achieve anything. There's nuance to failing.
Speed is like a magnet. It acts as a signal of underlying team health. A healthy team is an alive team, and people like life. Moving quickly makes people want to help you and talent want to join you. The faster you move the better you get, and the better you get the faster you can move.
To Get Good, Reflect More
Iteration is good, reflection is better.
How I Read
There are over 130 million books in the world. You'll read a very small percentage of them. Choose wisely and they'll change your life.
What Does the Next 67% of Life Hold?
You don't have to live your life based on the story pushed upon you.
#2: This Ride is Pretty Surreal
This is part of the Letters to Livi - a series of letters written to my young niece about life and living it well.