Forget about Minimum Viable Product (MVP), build MV3P
- Viable: it works
- Valuable: it changes the world in a better way
- Validated: does it prove the vision for changing the world in a better way
Inspired by Guy Kawaski http://guykawasaki.com/
1. They don’t understand the value of time.
“Any successful entrepreneur knows that time is more valuable than money itself.” – Richard Branson
2. They don’t do things that are in alignment with their goals
“It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.” – Roy Disney.
3. They never step up to the plate
“People seem to think that success in one area can compensate for failure in other areas, but can it really? True effectiveness requires balance” – Stephen Covey
4. They have self-imposed limitations
“You are what you are by what you believe” – Oprah Winfrey
5. They are good at making excuses
“If you can’t make it good, at least make it look good” – Bill Gates
6. They lack class or social intelligence
“You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
7. They are procrastinators
“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone” ― Pablo Picasso
8. They don’t’ take action
“Do something today, your future self will thank you for” – Les Brown
9. They can’t face adversity
“All sunshine and no rain makes a dessert” – Arabian Proverb
10. They are apathetic
“So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth” -Revelation 3:16
1. Be impeccable with your words
Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
2. Don’t take anything personally
Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality. When you’re immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be a victim of needless suffering.
3. Don’t make assumptions
Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.
4. Always do your best
Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstances, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgement, self-abuse and regret.
By Don Miguel Ruiz
It takes 4C’s to take off any new venture off the ground, as Peter Diamandis quotes Dan Sulllivan:
- “The first is to make a commitment
- This commitment gives you the willpower and energy you need for the second C: courage
- With commitment and courage, you have the power to create capability
- And finally, armed with commitment, courage and capability, you then have confidence to execute your vision.
One of the best ways I’ve found to realize the 4 C’s is to surround yourself with the right people.”
Sir Richard Branson says and I agree there are no shortcuts. Use these following short rules:
- Create a useful product or service
- Simplify your message
- Market yourself (if you don’t have a big budget, use your own image)
- Embrace social media (not for sales but for marketing and customer service)
- Keep on enjoying what you do
Lessons from Guy Kawasaki
- Experts are clueless
- Customers cannot tell you what they need
- The biggest challenges beget best work
- Design counts
- Big graphics and big font – 8pt font is out
- Jump curves, not better sameness
- “Work” or “doesn’t work” is all that matters
- “Value” is different from “price”
- A players hire A+ players
- Real CEOs demo
- Real Entrepreneurs ship
- Some things need to be believed to be seen.
Beautiful poem to live by and should be frame here as well:
“Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.”