A work-life parallel approach.

Practicing what I preach, as I reflect on what I’ve learned in 2018, two things stand out—done beats perfect, and profit follows purpose. Here’s why those two stand out.

Done beats perfect.

My planning to execution ratio is abysmal, so I’m cutting back on these dailies—even though I want to develop a daily writing habit. Damnit.

I’ve got dozens of ideas sketched out in Drive, including at least three book ideas. Any one of them could be a game changer. And there’s only one way to find out. Do. The. Work.

Profit follows purpose.

Time is money. I want to make money helping others so I can spend more time helping others—but if I don’t get a paid product or service out there soon I’m just spinning my wheels.

Talk is cheap. And free content is even cheaper. I want to do stuff that matters, make a difference, and spend more time talking about real, actual progress.

What about you? What lessons have you learned this year?

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    That plans happen overnight, but execution doesn’t. And drunk plans are often forgotten, even though they’re usually 110% the best ones, clearly! 😉

    I’m delving into the value model next year, and if it means losing people along the way, so be it. Time to change the narrative.

    • Brian

      Write drunk. Edit sober. Words to live by!

      Looking forward to the new value-focused efforts, Danny. All the best in the new year.


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