Two Yams and Marshmallows

Reading Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh, I came across a very touching story written by Vanessa L., an employee of Zappos. Since a lot of entreprenerus have such stuggles, I think it's important to share her story so we can be thankful for all that we have, even when* it's…

Two Yams and Marshmallows

Reading Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh, I came across a very touching story written by Vanessa L., an employee of Zappos. Since a lot of entreprenerus have such stuggles, I think it's important to share her story so we can be thankful for all that we have, even when* it's…

Recruiting Recruiters

Today, I've hit up 13 recruiters with hopes of doing customer development (aka idea extraction). I've already had one warm reply which is excellent. I'll let you all know how this campaign works out. I did use two different email messages so it'll be interesting to see how they perform…

Rejection: Your Head Playing with You

I was afraid he didn't like me. I was afraid I was wasting his time. I was afraid he would cancel on me. I was afraid I asked for too much. He was an owner of a construction business. I am a software developer trying to make it in this…

Win by Failing

I've been trying a productivity technique which I invented. I'll call it the Alarm to Productivity technique. The idea is that, just like you use your alarm clock to wake you up from sleep and set you in motion, you can use the alarm clock to signal a change of…

I worry...

Tomorrow, I have an appointment with a roofing company in Edmonton to talk about building a program for them. Here, I'm going to list my counter mind thoughts: I worry that he'll cancel tomorrow meeting or just not show up because I'm not important I worry that no other roofing…