Things are getting hectic with Bundio. We are in the middle of fundraising, forming some very exciting partnerships, and optimizing our platform so creators, curators and their audiences have the smoothest subscription experience possible.
Regardless of how crazy things are getting for me, I’m making a very serious effort to continue meeting with talented entrepreneurs and other creative types to see how my knowledge and experience can help them.
Regrettably I cannot take every meeting requested, but I try my best to to meet with a few people each week to help them with advice. This might seem philanthropic but in reality I end up getting as much value from these caffeinated chats as the other person does (hopefully they get value from it). When I talk (or write) about my ideas and experiences it further solidifies my understanding of them. Hearing about industries and business models I don’t work in day-to-day keeps me sharp.
Not to knock traditional educational systems, but I feel that much of the knowledge that has informed my ideas and beliefs came from others that were generous with their time and happy to share with someone eager to learn. When I decide who I can help I look for people that fit Dave Balter’s description of a sponge and a stone.
Chances are you know something that others want to learn about. You do not need to be an expert to help - you just need to have a willingness to share. I think the expression, “pay it forward,” is cheesy but I believe strongly in the ethos behind it.
Who can you help to grow? It will undoubtedly help you too.
I totally snagged the above image from some church’s site because it fit the post title perfectly. If you are with the church and are unhappy about this feel free to reach out and I’ll take it down!
I don’t believe in luck. I believe that skill, hard work, and putting yourself in the right place (as opposed to, “being in the right place at the right time”) are just three of the variables to a formula that many people define as “luck.”
“Luck” is a word used by people who don’t wish to over-analyze their success.
It is used as an excuse by those that fail as a way of explaining why someone else succeeded.