As the wise W Edwards Denning once said:
Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them.
Could it be this simple?
Parenting a new one is hard, one of the hardest things that humans will do.
The psychological, emotional, and physical demands are as difficult as most anything that we can willingly put ourselves into.
And, as things go, I spent time reviewing my own years in review and was completely overwhelmed by how much has happened in just the last 6 years that I’ve been writing these recaps.
My 7-year old left me a sticky note on my desk to help me remember to get gas for the car:
It’s fascinating how we can fall in and out of love with things (and people… I suppose).
There are some days where you can barely even knock out “the basics” or perhaps the fundamentals… you know, the things that are absolutely essential for survival.
Sleep, food, and making sure that your children also get those things as well.
Sure, I’m biased, but, it is what it is.
… is exceptionally hard. It’s harder than most people think, or realize, or want to admit to themselves.
Real, sustained, fundamental behavior change is one of the hardest things to do for oneself and is just as hard (or harder?) for others.
I originally wrote this for The Bitcoin Pub. And, I decided to spend a little bit of time reading it myself and walking through it, adding a little more commentary on it as well.
Hope you enjoy!
I hear this a lot.
In fact, I’ve heard it much more recently, especially with the rise and growth of blockchain, bitcoin, and the many cryptocurrencies that are entering into the larger space every single day.