24. September 2009
von Derek Sivers
Kommentare deaktiviert für Does your company really want to hang out with me?

Does your company really want to hang out with me?

Imagine you have a crush on a girl at the bank.

Every time you talk, it’s only business.

But one day she says, “Here’s my cellphone number. Call anytime.”

Wow! She likes you!

You call her and ask her out. She says OK.

You meet up for dinner and afte… Read the rest “Does your company really want to hang out with me?”

23. September 2009
von Derek Sivers
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Biking

Yesterday, on my 40th birthday, I biked 100 hilly miles up New York City’s Hudson River and back. I’ve been biking for a year, usually going 25-50 miles, but never 100. Though I was cursing every hill for the last 30 miles, I think it’ll be easie… Read the rest “Biking”

16. September 2009
von Derek Sivers
Kommentare deaktiviert für Write? Write. Sleep? Sleep. Read? Read. Don’t fight it.

Write? Write. Sleep? Sleep. Read? Read. Don’t fight it.

Knowing I read a lot, someone recently asked how I balance learning and working.

When do you stop reading and get back to work?

When do you stop working and go learn something new?

Being self-employed and in control of my own schedule, I used to … Read the rest “Write? Write. Sleep? Sleep. Read? Read. Don’t fight it.”

13. September 2009
von Derek Sivers
Kommentare deaktiviert für Safety

Safety

A friend tonight said, “I couldn’t be an entrepreneur. I need safety. I need the certainty of a steady paycheck, without having to worry if my business is going to fail.”

I haven’t had a job since 1992, so I had forgotten that mindset, and was ho… Read the rest “Safety”

12. September 2009
von Derek Sivers
Kommentare deaktiviert für Imagining lots of tedious steps? Or one fun step?

Imagining lots of tedious steps? Or one fun step?

If we hate doing something, we think of it as hard. We picture it having many annoying steps.

If we love doing something, it seems simple. We think of it as one fun step.

If you ask someone who hates running how to do it, they’ll say, “Ugh… First yo… Read the rest “Imagining lots of tedious steps? Or one fun step?”

6. September 2009
von Derek Sivers
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Climbing ladders

Do you know the story of how John Lennon met Yoko Ono?

He went to a friend’s art gallery and saw an empty room with a tall ladder going up to the ceiling.

He climbed to the top of the ladder, and there was just a magnifying glass which, if held up to th… Read the rest “Climbing ladders”

4. September 2009
von Derek Sivers
Kommentare deaktiviert für My heroes

My heroes

Like a musician names their musical influences, let me tell you about my heroes.

Seth Godin
Seth is my favorite thinker. A huge inspiration and mentor. I often ask myself, “What would Seth say?” I usually don’t even need to ask him, because I’
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