It’s time to start “requalifying” for your job each year

I was listening to the Tim Ferriss Show awhile back and on this episode, his guest was Harley Finkelstein, the President of Shopify. At some point during the interview, the idea of requalifying for your job each and every year came up. At Shopify, “particularly on the leadership team, [everyone] has to requalify for their… Continue reading It’s time to start “requalifying” for your job each year

Time Tracking Spreadsheet: become more effective by tracking, optimizing, and focusing your time

Accidentally Retired - Time Log Yearly Overview

How to make the most of your time A few years ago about a year into my full-time role as CEO of my company, I realized that my time management was beginning to get out of my control. As part of a growing company within a larger public company, we had meetings, upon meetings —… Continue reading Time Tracking Spreadsheet: become more effective by tracking, optimizing, and focusing your time

Approaching your retirement date is like approaching a black hole

The Retirement Black Hole Approaching your retirement is the single greatest accomplishment of your career. You have worked your a$$ off and now you have built up enough net worth to have your money work for you, and not the other way around. And yet, for most of us, you don’t really know what life… Continue reading Approaching your retirement date is like approaching a black hole

15 Best Books on Leadership, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship

Best Books on Leadership, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship Given the wealth of books available to us this day in age, no one can possibly read enough to be able to make a definitive list and I’ll never be able to read everything I want to read. And if you read as much as I do, you… Continue reading 15 Best Books on Leadership, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship

Bootstrap or Die: if you want to retire early, you should never take outside investment

Bootstrap or Die. 99% of all startups should never, ever, ever, take outside investment. Taking outside investment money, even from “family and friends” will put undue pressure on a growing business. Sure it may help to jump start things, but there are always a way to launch your business from the ground up using lean… Continue reading Bootstrap or Die: if you want to retire early, you should never take outside investment