Startups, learning, life and happiness by Paul Brown

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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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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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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My Dad The Engineer

Like every young man my Dad is my hero.. He works the hardest, he has achieved amazing things and he has taught me so much.

My Dad is a technician on Heidelberg printing machinery and he is excellent at it, in fact he is so good he is considered

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Thankyou

I am very grateful for a lot of things in my life, but I am also very grateful for the very simplest of things.

Recently I have been advising someone who is going through a difficult time who is very close to me to be grateful for every small

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Work doesn't have to suck

There is a stigma in the UK that work has to be hard and unenjoyable, the feeling is ‘well it is work afterall right’. Thousands of people are stuck in a cycle of working 80+ hours, been in endless meetings, been super busy, having lack of sleep,

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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In the moment

Sometimes life moves pretty fast and it is difficult to be really truly living in the moment. Your body is right here, right now. But that your thoughts are elsewhere in time and space. I think it is great to practice been mindful of living NOW and

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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.

The

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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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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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Thinking Forward

Looking at the next 5 years of web I think there will be a lot of exciting new css trends and opportunities across new devices and unique layouts but much more importantly I think web is ready to transform in to something completely new, something

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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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