Dear Founders, Startups are Easier if You Write Every Day

I recently started writing every day. Since doing so, my life as a startup founder has become significantly easier. I’ve become increasingly happier, level-headed and a lot of good things have come our way as a result of writing (including revenue). Now I should caveat this blanket statement I just threw out with a few…

SHHH! How Silence Can Make you a Better Leader

This post originally appeared on the Feast Blog. “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom” – Viktor Frankl I recently discovered this simple concept and it has completely changed the way I communicate with people….

7 Signs You’re Fundraising Too Early

There’s a big problem in the startup world today: The perception around seed stage fundraising. Perhaps it’s the new¬†”American dream” of scaling like Zuckerberg or selling like Systrom, but every entrepreneur seems to think that if they’re going to make it big, they have to raise money asap. The amount of money you raise has…

Embracing Imperfection Every Day

The original version of this post appeared on The Feast Blog. – Jerry Seinfeld writes a joke every day. Most of them probably sucked when he started. “…it isn’t the one-shot pushes that get us where we want to go, it is the consistent daily action that builds extraordinary outcomes.” -Brad Isaac¬† Recently I started…

Why Worrying About Startup “Competitors” is Ridiculous

How much time do you spend worrying about your competitors? Do you get stressed whenever they come out with something new? Do you get jealous whenever you see them get press? Do you get angry whenever they do something that’s similar to you? Do you get defensive whenever anyone asks you how you’re different from…