15 things to do daily

1. Eat breakfast

2. Plan your day

3. Don’t check e-mail right away

4. Remember your purpose

5. Single-task

6. Visualize

7. Say no

8. Value your time. Unlike money, time is a non-renewable resource. There’s simply no way to make more of it. Guard your time and spend it doing the most important things for yourself and your company. Avoid distractions whenever possible. Whether you facilitate or attend a meeting, online or in person, get clear about the start and end time. Whenever someone requests a meeting or consultation with you, try asking for the questions in advance so you can do my research ahead of time. This will keeps you on time and on task.

9. Delegate

10. Listen

11. Show gratitude

12. Stand up and move around

13. Breathe deeply

14. Take a lunch break

15. Clear your desk


10 Things To Do Every Workday

  1. Read something related to my industry.
  2. Read something related to business development.
  3. Send two emails to touch base with old colleagues.
  4. Empty my private client inbox by responding to all career coaching questions within one business day.
  5. Check in with each team member on their progress.
  6. Have a short non-work related conversation with every employee.
  7. Review my top three goals for my company that are focused on its growth.
  8. Identify and execute one task to support each of my top three goals.
  9. Post five valuable pieces of content on all my major social media accounts.
  10. Take a full minute to appreciate what I have and how far I’ve come.

Source: https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130326165036-7668018-10-things-to-do-every-workday?_mSplash=1&trk=mta-lnk



Succeed Everyday

  1. Make two columns on a piece of paper. List what you do on a daily basis in the first column, the activities that take up most of your time. In the second column, list the outcome (your return).
  2. Define your goals, short-term  and long-term and determine how much it will take to achieve each goal
  3. Construct the path/plan
  4. Prioritize and set time commitments for each activity that will lead you to your goals
  5. Stay focused
  6. Diversify your interests
  7. Reflect
  8. Update your plan

Read the full article here.



15 Things To Know For Your First Startup

A great post from Neil Patel about things to know when starting.

  1. Swing for the fence (Aim High)
  2. Create a simple product (SMPL)
  3. Solve a problem
  4. Know your market’s price tolerance
  5. Advertising is a must
  6. Payments should be easy
  7. Be patient
  8. Premium prices have advantages
    • You appear like an authority
    • You will get fewer complaints
    • You deliver excellent customer service when focusing on a small number of clients
    • You’re reputation grows
  9. Free work can lead to lucrative work (Don’t lower your price)
  10. Never Stop Closing
  11. Eliminate everything else but the essentials (FOCUS)
  12. Always lock into your passion (It’s going to be a long, bumpy road, you might as well enjoy the trip
  13. Hire carefully (Hire Slowly, Fire Fast)
    • Test the waters yourself
    • Develop a process
    • Forget about pay
    • Consider more than talent
  14. Smart people learn from other people’s mistakes
    • Get a mentor
    • Read about business failures
  15. Cash is king
    • Use volunteers and interns
    • Work like a slave
    • Resist a fat salary
    • Don’t buy expensive office furniture
    • Keep the office space at a minimum

Source: http://bit.ly/Ocu6J6


Employment Benefits & Perks

This is probably one of the best, most concise employment packages I have ever seen.

Benefits & perks

  • Free lunch and dinner as well as endless snacks and beverages.
  • Open vacation policy. We don’t count days.
  • Buy or build your ideal work environment.
  • Free gym membership.
  • Flexible work hours.
  • Free laundry service.
  • Competitive salary and equity packages.
  • Health, dental, and vision benefits.
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave.

Source: https://stripe.com/jobs


Corporate Culture

One of the best Corporate Cultures to strive for is here

Transparency and honesty

Our thoughts and opinions are openly shared with each other. No fluff, no judgments, no BS.


Our promise is to provide regular updates regarding our business. Making time for communication will always be a priority. No matter what time of day it is. Well maybe except at 3am.

Mutual respect

We treat each other the way we expect to be treated, with courtesy, consideration and respect. Treating each other to the occasional Tim Horton’s or Starbucks helps as well.


“Us” is valued more than “I”. Your opinion and perspective is important and valuable. Innovation and ideas are the foundation of our company and our promise is to celebrate all successes and manage the misses as a team.

Entrepreneurial spirit

The energy and drive of a start-up is what got us this far. We are committed to preserving our entrepreneurial spirit and pride as we transition to our next cycle of growth. Informal and spontaneous employee gatherings, agility and quick-decision making will continue to thrive at Mercatus.

Social responsibility

We seize every opportunity to collectively give back to the important social causes of today as well as causes that are important to Mercatus employees. So, if you want to help protect the piranhas in South America, we’re here to support you.

Fun and spontaneity

Humor is part of everyday life at Mercatus. We believe in hard work but we don’t take ourselves too seriously (as you can tell).