(a case for intentional growth)

+ I believe lasting outlier outcomes (by which I mean the long-term, successful businesses we all want but which are most definitely not the norm) come not from hustle + grind but from long-term view focus, and becoming deeply good at one single thing.

+ And I believe that you become deeply good at one single thing by noticing what’s working in the early days of your business, and then having the discipline to double down on perfecting that thing while everyone around you is off chasing the promise of every last internet squirrel that appears along the way (my chase-every-squirrel-he-sees dog deeply disagrees with me here, but he’s also never caught one of those thousands of chased squirrels. I prefer you actually set yourself up to close the deal).

+ I believe that when you commit to doubling down on what’s working you will be rewarded with compounding success. And if you understand compounding interest, you know that compounding success is the most powerful asset you can give your business (and, by extension, yourself).

+ I also believe that entrepreneurship is one of the only places where compounding success leads to compounding income because when you create compounding success + income for a corporation, they reward you with (maybe) a 10% raise. Create it for yourself and it’s yours.

+ And I most definitely believe that if you’re going to put yourself through the roller coaster that is entrepreneurship, why would you not also set yourself up for the exponential upside of compounding your success and income?

Intentional growth may not be sexy, but holy hell does it work.