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garrickvanburen
    Minimize misunderstandings by more clearly communicating expectations; agendas, sequences, responsibilities, milestones.
    garrickvanburen
      A phone call means you're serious and want a prompt resolution.
      garrickvanburen
        Schedule at least 15min between tasks - that's how long it takes to effectively change contexts.
        garrickvanburen
          Replying to every text, email, and voicemail is not a requirement.
          garrickvanburen
            Writing by hand is commitment.
            garrickvanburen
              Growth is a prerequisite for change.
              garrickvanburen
                Does it still serve you - with a dead battery? Adopt only those things that do.
                garrickvanburen
                  Canceling a meeting? Propose a new date/time in your cancelation or betray a lack of respect for those you were to meet with.
                  garrickvanburen
                    Panel discussions aren't. Ever.
                    garrickvanburen
                      Start with the simplest, least labor-intenstive, potentially successful solution. Try it 2x before a more difficult solution.
                      garrickvanburen
                        What if you don't ever make the change? What benefits would you never enjoy?
                        garrickvanburen
                          Give yourself some credit. You're older & more experienced than when you started. You can do things now that you couldn't fantom before.
                          garrickvanburen
                            Your competitors have sold or otherwise shut down. The expertise you once had is now a commodity. What's your value proposition now?
                            garrickvanburen
                              No matter how hard you clench. This moment will pass.
                              garrickvanburen
                                Long term success doesn't start that way.
                                garrickvanburen
                                  Find those places where a small effort provides a substantial positive result.
                                  garrickvanburen
                                    Start by controlling your time.
                                    garrickvanburen
                                      Paid email is the future of news products. Especially niché news (which is all news).
                                      garrickvanburen
                                        The amount of time you spend on something today should be proportional to the difficulty in changing it tomorrow.