Posts tagged Personal and professional
How to Effectively Set Your Next Project in Motion

Starting a new project from ground zero is probably one of the hardest things to do. Sometimes I have a wonderful idea, a whole new project I’m ready to start. I’m convinced it’ll change everything for the better and I’m ready to go. Then, I sit down in front of my computer to start working and everything suddenly goes blank, leaving me with no clue where to start.

When this happens, I try to go back and re-discover my original inspiration. Even though the excitement is almost always still there, I don’t know how to get started. I usually sit there for a few more minutes until I can’t take it anymore. Finally, I end up shutting down my computer and continuing with my day so it doesn’t feel wasted.

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It's a Jungle Out There with Unlimited Opportunities

Life is inherently messy. Relationships, events, and opportunities change every day. The points of reference one may have one day may greatly differ the next.

As human beings, however, we crave control and continuity. We want to believe things are fixed, but they are not. Life keeps changing: people move away, businesses shut down, cities evolve, and new regulations are put into effect. Demands fluctuate, and expectations change.

However, this is not necessarily a bad thing. The constant change can also provide an opening where a firm can stand out in comparison to competitors, and even provide areas for growth.

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Ray Dalio on His Powerful Principles: Part 1

I just finished reading Ray Dalio’s book Principles: Life and Work, which was released in September 2017. Ray Dalio is the founder of Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund, and his book was highly anticipated due to the scale of his renown and success. His work is about the principles he developed to guide him both personally and professionally. Dalio has chosen to share these principles so others can benefit from the wisdom and experiences he and his company have accumulated over the years.

Despite his unusual approaches, Dalio’s book carries tremendous wisdom and practical insight. I highly recommend reading Principles: Life and Work because his principles apply to everybody who has goals, and his ideas provide an extremely valuable way of looking at the world. In case you haven’t had a chance to read it, here are some of the points that I found most impactful in “Part I: Where I am Coming From” and “Part II: Life Principles.” I will continue next week with my analysis of “Part III: Work Principles.”

 

 

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