If you're not using @todoist, you should be! #productivity #apps #lists

I decided to build my own todo app after having my last struggle with Wunderlist. It's fine, except for the annoying bug that prevents you from properly using repeater tasks. Which is a huge deal for me. And also, it's a little slow.Then, the other day, when my home brewed app started to get too slow and I didn't have time to fix it, I took another look at a todo app that I heard off before.The name of that app is...TodoistNot only does Todoist get the repeater tasks right, not limit you to just...

Half of it is confidence. The other half is ... #startups #tech #smallbusiness

Yes! Confidence is a big one...If you don't think you can do it, you're not going to start.If you don't believe it's possible for you, you're not going to get far enough to find out.The rest of it is:Getting smart about businessRight place, right time (a little luck)Your abilitiesYour connectionsKnowing more than everyone elseWorking harder and smarter than everyone elseNot giving up, just changing the approach...

Prevent your ship from leaking

Never take your position for granted. Lot's of people want to be where you're at.Never assume, or move forward on a potentially crippling decision without first knowing the facts. Sometimes the best things do you are the things you don't do.Never underestimate anyone. People surprise you.Never put too much trust in one path. You never know when it takes an unexpected bend.Never allow a moment of emotional rage to ruin your reputation, your relationships or an opportunity.Never be so relaxed that...

The end game isn't CEO

I think entrepreneurship books give us the wrong definition of what an entrepreneur is.Once we've decided we want to be entrepreneurs we start a game plan to get out of what is was we loved doing at the beginning.The technical stuff: coding, painting, designing.The part we miss is that it's not about giving up these skills. It's about acquiring new skills to make a business out of what we love doing. And how we can angle our current talents into the market where they can find demand.Your goal sh...

Stop pointing at Facebook & Twitter

There is no guide or set path to be the next Bill Gates.... or Facebook, or Twitter, or any other wildly successful company on the planet.Chances are, any advice that Mark Zuckerberg gives to entrepreneurs is not going to be useful.Facebook is an edge case, a disruptive innovation, very very hard to replicate.There are thousands of start ups doing a lot of same things that Mark Zuckerberg did and not making a dime.Listening to success stories of companies that fluked out does not do you any good...

3 things to do as a "not quite there" entrepreneur

The not quite there entrepreneur. He's had a few failures, some close successes and hasn't given up.1. Make spending an event, gain leverage on your financesBuy one latte instead of 2Hold off on another six packSave every penny you canCancel all that shit on your credit cardStart building your financial empire before you have high cash flowIt's good practice when you actually have good cash flowGain leverage on the potential drones that want to keep you their slave2. Work with/for an already alm...

Don't build...write snippets

As high energy developers/entrepreneurs we have the tendency to jump in, start building, get busy.This is the problem. Overscaling.When you have an idea, give it a few days, a few weeks even, until you're sure it's something that people will want.To fill your "builder" urge write snippets instead of building a new project.Ask, "is this possible?" Then go to jsbin and write a little snippet.Then, your urge to build for the sake of building will be filled...for now.Don't start startups because you...

The problem with great solutions is...

Great solutions are only great if they solve your problems.Aside from that, they're pretty general. They speak to a certain segment of people that also think they're great solutions.Find people who have problems outside the solutions and you've found a new market. Great solutions don't solve every need. That creates an opportunity for more great solutions that speak to other segments and that share a problem that's strong enough to pay for....

Your todo list is full of crap...why you should slow down

Since I started writing this title, millions of tweets have just flooded out on millions of Twitter feeds.You goal shouldn't be to read as many tweets in a day, any more than it should be to race to the finish of anything else you do. The goal should be to do what you do effectively, not quickly, efficiently or amazing fast.Working fast can makes a lot of progress. But have you ever worked hard, made a lot of progress, just to find out you're going in the wrong direction?Suddenly days of work go...

Learn how to flow

You can do one of two things:Work harder, faster. Drink more coffee and red bull, get up earlier and work longer hours or...Get in the zone, work smarter (yet hard enough) and make decisions that overstep all of those little pointless tasks.The first one guarantees you'll burn out, time after time and you probably won't reach most of your goals.The second one doesn't guarantee success either but it does give you more insight, more consistency, more space to look over the situation from afar and ...