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One thing I miss from working in corporate law which you won't find quickly in a startup is a feeling of complete competence and subject mastery.
In law, I worked on $50m-$1bn debt financings. Every deal was different, yet similar.
You can get good fast in a narrow domain....
Making good decisions is essential to success in any field. Whether you’re a business owner, an employee, or just trying to make your way through life, learning how to make better decisions can mean the difference between achieving your goals and falling short.
Here’s a few quick ideas...
Having a lot on your plate is hard but you can make it effortless with small hacks.
Not long ago I STRUGGLED to write 1 newsletter each week.
Now I write 3, and still:
* Work full time
* Consult for startups
* Run a podcast
* Create digital products
3 things make this...
Dispensing with the status quo is the key to escaping mediocrity.
Not enough people spend time thinking critically about their careers.
You need a game plan.
If you want to grow fast and be in control of your trajectory, here are some mental models for you:
1. You Need to Figure Out What You Want and Where You’re Headed
I find it interesting that we ask children what they want to ‘be’ when they grow up, instead of what they want to ‘do’.
But the answer we listen for is a profession.
So they’re conditioned to connect their profession with their identity.
And then we’re surprised that...
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