Yesterday I was rushed to hospital by ambulance. For the third time in three weeks. My heart again. As it will happen in various intervals for the rest of my life. But I am happy. And grateful. Grateful, that there is an ambulance that I can call. That there is hospital and great nurses and doctors that will take care of me. Grateful that surgery will be scheduled for next week that will help me and it is all covered from my insurance.
Being mentor for startups, speaker and trainer on entrepreneurship and leadership people often come to me for advice with their business idea or for help with their struggling business.
I always tried to help where I could but then I realised that I am basically telling everyone the same things over and over.
Here is summary of my “frequently told answers” – 5 things I consider now, after 10 years and 7 companies, crucial to think over before you start your own business.
I’ve been writing this blog for almost two years. Many times I want to write about something but can’t find proper way how to put it in words. There are ideas in my head but I can’t transform them into blog post. Now and then I find that somebody already did it. As if someone would take my ideas and write them down. Write them down so much better as I would ever do. Here’s one example. Enjoy it.
Couple weeks ago I had lunch with a entrepreneur friend from London who was visiting Prague for couple days. After 2 hours of great conversations I apologised myself that I have to leave. She was surprised when I explained that our cleaning lady leaves for vacation so we have all company meeting. Why did we do it? Was it at all necessary? Is this really such a big thing?
I have trained several hundred people in last couple years on personal productivity. When we get to time wasters people tend to call out well known culprits. Almost nobody ever mentions two biggest time wasters ever. Two time wasters that are by far taking most of our time.
Email, meetings, phone calls, colleagues stopping by, travel – guess, you have very similar list on your mind.
Should I quit my job? This is question I am getting often from my employed friends. There is no simple and right answer. I could tell them typical bullshit of these days – “sure, quit, find your passion and do what you love” but I don’t believe this would solve their problem.