A reminder to work on what's actually important.
Failing to a growing a company within itself can be caused by a myriad of factors, which can range from piss-poor management to general unfulfillment in our lives and careers.
But what we don't realize is that sometimes the "hustle" of life can wreak havoc on both our mental state and our professional careers. Cole Schafer, the infamous copywriter at Honeycopy.com says that most of the success we’re after can be realized by nailing that one “to-do”.
For example, he has a note on his phone that goes off every day at 9 a.m. CDT that reads…
It’s a reminder not to spend his 40 hours working on menial tasks but on “bangers”. It’s a reminder to spend his time working on my own “Pancho & Lefty”… “Where is my mind?”… “Welcome to the Jungle”… “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down”… “Midnight Train to Georgia” and so on.
Naval Ravikant, the founder of AngelList, uses the metaphor of lions and cows.
"Cows graze all day on a to-do list so long it could choke a horse. Lions, on the other hand, choose a target and then –– bang."
Work like a lion. Work like Towns Van Zant. Work like The Pixies. Work like Guns N’ Roses.
So what is your "Bangers Only" to-do or task?
What is the one thing you can work on today that will have the most meaningful impact on your startup?
Take some time today to sit down and really think about your future. What’s the next big goal you want to accomplish?
List out what it will take to get there, eliminate the distractions in your way, set up your calendar, and make it happen.