Monday, January 2, 2012

Grimmy on CNN.com

The Grimster has another guest post, this time at CNN. It's got a pretty good set of advice for startups.

This is my favorite, and kicked my ass this morning:

EVERYTHING NOT MAKE LONG TERM WIN IS FAIL PAINT. WORLD OF WARCRAFT. FACEBOOK. HANG OUT WITH LOSERS. EAT ANOTHER BIG MAC. 
EACH TRIP THROUGH DRIVETHROUGH OF FAIL TURN YOUR TIME AND MONEY INTO MORE NOTHING. 
YOU WANT HAVE SOMETHING? FIND MCDONALDS OF YOUR SOUL. 
BURN IT TO THE GROUND.
Emphasis is mine.

That's something I've been thinking about a lot recently as my life has, well, changed a lot in the past few months. And after a lot of introspection, weeping and gnashing of teeth, I've come out the other end with some sobering conclusions, which I'll get into someday.

Today, though, is sunny and beautiful, and I'm coding up a storm, making calls, hitting the gym, and writing. I can see the sun now because I torched that McD's of my soul.

It's easy to give into the lame, especially when things aren't going well.

Don't. Keep focused. Don't look at the tree--you'll ride right into it. Focus on where you want to go--it's the only way you'll get there.

I suspect there's a lot of personal fast-food arson about to happen among startup founders this morning. Thanks Grim.

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