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Achieving Fulfillment

How do you achieve fulfillment?<...> I was recently part of a conversation about the pursuit of fulfillment. And especially, how fulfillment is very different to achievement. The latter being something that is easier to gain and recognize; mostly because it's something that can be checked off a list somewhere.

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Pressing pause on a startup is the hardest thing I've ever done.

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The Time To Invest

Clever people don't call compound interest the 8th Wonder of the World for no reason.<...> You know me: I talk about red wine - and especially drinking it - quite a bit. Beyond using running as a regular metaphor in my writing, I probably mention my obsession with red

What Are The Odds?

And are they really stacked that much against entrepreneurs?<...> One of the things that I've been very conscience of in the last year (and as a second-time founder) was my perception of how much the odds (of success) were stacked against me. Depending on who you'd like to believe,

Cowboy

In a game of cowboys and crooks, nobody started out validating the very obvious threat.<...> I have been trying to systemize the process of entrepreneurship. I have been seeking that magical 1-2-3 step formula that I can successfully replicate from one venture to the next, in a way that

Significant Others

Have you ever considered what it really means to have a "significant other" in your life?<...> I'm often faced with the realisation that so much of my personal or individual success in life can be attributed to having the support of a significant other. For the past 5-odd years,

Making SummaList: 1 Week & $125 MRR Later

I'd love to share the why, how and lessons learnt in making SummaList.<...> The title of this post might not be the most notable that I ever write. Neither is it the kind of stuff that follows any kind of Upworthy best practice. But the title is 100% truth

That Moment The Dots Connect

This serves as a reminder that we're only ever able to connect the dots looking back.<...> In his Stanford Commencement Address in 2005, Steve Jobs famously said: "You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the

Being Naked

Lately I've been struggling to be naked in front of a mirror.<...> Wait - before you start having (bad) mental images of a naked Adii, I'll clarify: I don't mean naked in that way. Instead I'm talking about being naked as to how it relates to being an entrepreneur