I went full-time on my first company just as a recession was hitting. Over the next four years Imade every mistake in the book, plus enough for another book. As we(probably?) enter a recession once more, here’s a simple exercise I’ve found tremendously helpful.
There are just 3 questions:
Bring, Leave, Change. That’s it.
I’ve found this exercise particularly helpful as it’s not practical to document and synthesize all the learnings from times past (as much as my Ennegram Type 5 wants me to). Too much time has gone by. Many changes have happened in me, my work, and the world.
You can do this exercise whenever you start something new, but I also find it clarifying to revisit every few months.
Here are a few of my answers from when I started Wavetable. Perhaps they’re interesting or helpful.
What would you - or will you - Bring, Leave, and Change?
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