perspectives

Been fortunate enough to be able to spend time around some incredibly successful people in the past few weeks. I've noticed that they can be grouped into those that learned from others and then made greatness happen versus those who just starting going after it with less of a reference point to what greatness really is. It seems that this is a distinction between good and great. 

With that said, I'm self admittedly in the latter. Going out on my own, doing my own thing, the decisions I make are based on what I believe is best. What I believe is best is based off of minimal exposure to the true best therefore what I believe is best isn't accurate. 

free business idea (half baked)

build a system that quantifies the performance of long tail social media marketing firms. be able to call the bullshit when companies aren't doing anything actionable.

lot of people are watching a Tai Lopez video, launching a website and starting a social media marketing company. Basically they borderline scamming individuals that are uneducated in the field. 

a software that could  give a non bias score on the performance of these companies. add a qualitative component and it because a big data play + a yelp for social media marketing firms.









hyping the wins

dear danilo,

you get too excited over the wins. sure it feels good, sure it looks impressive but at the end of the day you've just taken the first step forward on a very long journey. shut your mouth, put your head down, continue to grind.

sincerely,


danilo

notes from meeting with a mentor

know why your doing what your doing. if you go for a short arbitrage flip, know why are you doing that.

their are three types of career paths. 1) typical career route, going on corporate latter 2) startup high risk high reward 3) non sexy, not high growth, but typical business ie dentist

no right answers to which career path

typical career route going up corporate latter is going to bring you resources, network to make lead to a career in entrepreneurship.

the return on a single (baseball metaphor) exit is potentially less than what you would have took in a salary. that is a good case scenario. risk is an efficient market.

life is a surfboard, you need to build a big surfboard (skills, network, resources) and then put yourself in the best position ride the way (out of your control, aka luck) for those compounding returns


note to self - interesting how small i feel when with big people - it is all relative