If you know the Way broadly you will see it in everything.
His startup started with 7 cofounders, but only 3 were left in the end. His brother and a friend. He’s got a great story.
“Once you have found a topic that compels you, then find a problem. And in your obsessive pursuit to solve that problem, don’t expect to have role models. You will be forging your own path, she says.
Forging that path is not all mental; taking care of your body is key. “It helps to have superhuman energy and stamina. If you are not blessed with godlike genetics, then make it a point to get into the best shape possible,” says Justine. “Keep your body sharp to keep your mind sharp. It pays off.”
The only constant in the universe is change. I know the path of entrepreneurship will be constantly be pushing my mind, body and spirit into new experiences. These new experiences require our minds ability to enter the intuitive flow state. Because, no books or past knowledge from experiences can fully address the future events to come.
Creativity from being one with the moment is what I believe is needed to handle new situations. My mind can’t possibly imagine all the possible future events that may come. Because, the future of things is beyond my awareness. The expansion of my awareness is a result of experiencing new life lessons.
Over the past couple of years I’ve felt unwavering flow in the majority of my new experiences. Being able to perform in uncharted waters requires utilization of intuition. I know this, but yet I felt hesitation last night.
I struggled to express myself honestly when it comes to the potential new time investment with people. Entrepreneurs are really selective of people b/c we value our time more than most. I now understand bettwer why I felt hesitation as I introspect. This is something I will improve on.
I must remind myself that all past knowledge, data and strategies must be forgotten. The only constant in the universe is change. Even though a situation may look familiar; the variables are never exactly the same.
Being in a new situation requires rapid execution (decision making) free of emotion, preconceived notions, and pain from past experiences.
I must remember that it is the new never before seen situations that have the best risk to reward odds.
The payoff in failure is potentially painful (if ego isn’t kept in check).
New experiences also include the meeting of new people, because there is a learning experience from it.
If the risk is only on an emotional level than I must take it. Risk the pain of ego as it is worth. The reward is a new experience and the lessons learned. The price of tuition paid for itself ten times over.
I see all these “invest in yourself” quotes. I feel they are kinda corny. Because, sometimes investing in yourself requires the investing in others at the same time. Nothing can be executed on a high level without other people.
Embracing the Risk of the Investing in People I think is probably the most difficult. But, it should be the easiest. I mean…my life/well being isn’t on the line. Only wishy washy feelings. Ha gaey!
So when it comes to new people, cofounders, girls, friends go all-in like a muthafucker!
How do I quantify the risk investment I take in people? Such as, when we take on new business partners, lovers, friends, and just people who we want to invest time in.
RISK = EMOTIONAL PAIN + MATERIAL LOSS IN WORST CASE SCENARIO
I’m thinking that as long as the calculated material loss doesn’t affect your cofounders than it’s worth.
A team is not a team if you don’t give a damn about one another!