What taking action is like...
by, Aug 10th, 2012 at 09:09 PM (168 Views)
I'm no millionaire yet. Hell, I've yet to build anything lucrative so far.
But that's because I'm going to school for business and, on the side, to be a web developer. I picked up my GPA from a 2.5 to a 3.02 with the remaining classes I had left to earn my AA. I took calculus and managerial accounting in the summer, passing them with an B and A respectively. All the while learning Ruby on Rails on the side.
So as time passes, I'm learning what it takes to consistently take action without burning out.
Here are three things I've wanted to note.
The main question I asked myself to establish my routines is this: What structures and boundaries must I establish to automatically get the results I want?
One of the most important things I noticed was that my daily routines were designed to make the best of, and rejuvenate, my mental energy.
Keeping a rigid sleeping and eating pattern was important. I'd go to the same desk area that had the least amount of distractions. I'd take a wizz before I sat down so I didn't get up and ruin my study momentum...etc
Once this pattern was established, I was able to become immersed in it, and just run the maze every day until, Viola! I pass all my classes with A's and B's.
I noticed that working with someone else in their business, not as a business partner, but as a kind of lab rat, helps in seeing someone else's mistakes while helping them out.
I know someone who's started a great website. I wouldn't say he's made mistakes, but I'd say its exciting to see the development of a start up web business happening before my eyes.
The main point I wanted to note was that since his site is a service, there is a need to be able to use it and get a feel for it before launching it hardcore.
The same way Steve Jobs would create hundreds of physical mocks up of his products to get a feel for each phases strengths and weaknesses, as website like his could use the same kind of process.
I'm going to make my own website soon as well, so seeing this is great.
After seeing how much time it is taking me to learn RoR I've got serious respect for anyone who's learned this stuff themselves and made money with it.
There's plenty of other things I'd want to say but honestly, writing these blogs hasn't done much for me in the way of results. So I'm probably not going to write so many. I mean, there's only been a few comments on them anyways.
Stuff like "give value!", "make your innovations simple!", "make sure you're product is so good it's shareable!", or whatever else are things I've read and need to actually make something with.