Adii Pienaar

Family man, seeker and learner. Revealing my inner-poet. 2X Founder: Conversio (acquired by Campaign Monitor) + WooCommerce (acquired by Automattic. Ex-Rockstar.

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Adii Pienaar

Family man, seeker and learner. Revealing my inner-poet. 2X Founder: Conversio (acquired by Campaign Monitor) + WooCommerce (acquired by Automattic. Ex-Rockstar.

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A Different Way

Better: A different version of what "success" could look like.

Take only what you need

You don't need everything, because the weight of that expectation will wear you down. You need just enough to get you safely to the next pit stop.

The Religion of Marketing

Does all “marketing” these days require a lot more faith than what was needed in the past?

Beware of the false prophets

Ambition I do not desire a life Where I am constructed by normality. I crave a different life, Something unlike others. - f.s. yousaf (Euphoria)They do not necessarily mean you harm; that is not their intention. They are not even wolves in sheep’s skin. In fact, it

A First Principles Life

The two books that helped me better understand first principles and what that actually means in my life.

Are you looking for inspiration in the wrong places?

It is so much easier to find validation for what you already believe and think. It is much harder to be faced with a newly discovered truth that hits your core so hard that it reverberates for weeks afterwards.

Show; Don't Prove

Show up. Show your work. Show the change. Show yourself.

A Meditation On Ambition

I have observed my ambition fluctuate and morph in the last 3 years. This is what I have learnt.

A Human Future

The robots might not be taking over after all.

The mind latches
Narrow focus
Intense desire
Ruthless ambition
Unquenchable
Missed expectation
Enduring discontent
Sacrifice
Burnout
Failure

I try again
No choice

Eyes focused on the North Star
Of ideas, ambition, obsession
Once the mind fixates
There will be no rest
For good or bad.
Tomorrow I will wake up tired.

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