Startups, learning, life and happiness by Paul Brown

5 Focus Points

Having the right focus to achieve your goals for the year is really important, and even more important is encouraging the right focus in your team. To drive fast change whilst keeping laser focus each month I communicate 5 things to the leadership

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Experimenting with less sleep

One of the biggest assets you can have is time. Time and money pretty much make the modern world go round and we are all racing to get more of each of them.

For the past few months I have been experimenting with my sleep patterns, I have been

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What if?

We are hard-wired to be constantly asking ‘what if?’.. It is part of our ancestry, we are made to be hesitant, cautious and to think through every step, but do you ever act on a 'what if’ moment?

Thousands of years ago a 'what if’ moment may have

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Want to make a change?

Creating positive change is exciting, whether it is change in attitude, our appearance or our skillset we all strive for change.

But change is always hard, it is weird, it is unnatural and it only works when we want it.

The hardest part about

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Finding a Focus

Something I can struggle with is knowing where is best to spend my time. I think it is true that all of us have aims/goals/ideas, and sometimes I think it is worth taking a few minutes to focus and re-align yourself with what really matters.


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Ride The Inspiration Wave

Have you ever had something that felt like a great opportunity? A sink or swim moment in time, a new idea that could explode, or just implode. If I work on this thing now - it will just work, I can feel it.

I always try to grab new opportunities

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Invest In Yourself

Right now in your current job would you say you are  learning or just earning?..

It is an interesting question because I believe been in a stable job with a good salary may not be the best thing for us. If you are not learning new skills and

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What are your limits?

Gettiing one project done on time is easy. No problem. Been responsible for 100 project deadlines is too much.

Presenting to 2-3 people is easy. Presenting to 200 will give you a sleepless night.

Where, exactly, is the line, what are your

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How to be remarkable

1. Understand this is going to be hard work. Half-measures won’t cut it when aiming for remarkable. The only way to grow is to abandon your strategy of doing what you did yesterday and commit to digging deep, rolling up your sleeves and doing hard

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Good work or long work

Long work is the junior lawyer invoicing 14 hours for a day of filling in forms

Good work is the astute lawyer finding a ninja solution that wins the case in less than five minutes.

Long work has a history. Farmers, hunters, factory workers,

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The Whole World In Your Hands

Have you ever stopped to think about just how much of a crucial point in time ‘right now’ is for humanity..?

The internet has enabled so much change in the world and one change I always find myself thinking about is the serious shift in the

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Swim In The Water

There is nothing more exciting than the thought of you disrupting or evolving an existing market, the idea that you can change people's mindsets and offer a new product or service which will change people’s habits.

The reality though is that this

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Trust is rocket fuel

Trust in an organisation lubricates the machine, it is probably a pretty bad analogy but it is true - it makes everything run smoother and faster, it is rocket fuel for process.

It may sound obvious but we all have an evolutionary hard-wired

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Good ideas are scary

Good ideas bring change and change is scary to a lot of people.

Quite a few people are afraid of good ideas, but everyone is scared to death of bad ideas - bad ideas make us look stupid or waste time or money or create some kind of

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Positive Vibes

Ever heard of the law of attraction?.. I live by it..

Every day I try to make it my number one aim to be positive and to inspire and make happy anyone I come into contact with. The idea is that through been positive (all of the time) you attract

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An opportunity to help

You don’t have an interview, you don't get a wage slip, no one tells you what to do.

Been an entrpreneur is an opportunity to help someone with a solution for their problem.

Solve more problems, solve bigger problems, solve problems at scale

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Digital is my favourite material

I totally LOVE creating things. I think some people just love to create - whether it is a paper model, a painting, some software or a business - I just love making things… When you apply this creativity on a computer WOW the possibilities are

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Be a busy person

A busy person is always taking action, they have the ability to finish things fast, and a willingness to contribute above and beyond what is required. The busy person fails than most people (if you try more often, you’re going to fail more often).

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Does advertising work?

If you found that an investment of 50p would return you £1 each day would you put a limit on how much you invested?

I think most people would invest as much as they could every day - and not stop.

The same applies to advertising - if you find

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I want to

It all starts with wanting to do something. You need to want something in order to stand any chance of getting it. You need to ‘want’ to work on your relationships, you need to 'want’ to go to work, you need to 'want’ to make a change.

I think

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