On Life, Jobs, And Being Happy

Excuse the stream of consciousness, but I thought I would have one post that was totally random

We moved into a new office today, and I was surprised at how emotional I was.  We’ve grown so much in the past 6 months.  It’s so hard to believe we’re the same company.  Closing the door on one phase, and opening another.  The new office is huge and fantastic and I love it

My life is amazing.  Its sinking in that I am building a company.  Let me say it again.  I get to build a COMPANY.  You don’t get to choose your family, but guess what, I get to choose my new one- the NextDrop one.  The people I want to spend most of my waking hours with.  How cool is that?

Startups are like roller coasters.  I work 14-16 hour days, and I would work more if my mental capacity and bodily functions were not affected by lack of sleep.  I work because I think it’s cool and fun and I WANT to do it.  I don’t even think about the outcome anymore.  That’s the stessful part.  But it’s also the part I don’t control- so I don’t worry about it.  It’s like we’re in the zone.  We have a cool product.  People obviously like it.  Lets see if we can make it even better, and even more awesome.

I don’t even set goals anymore because our team hits it, and then some.  Now its just about…lets see how far we can go.  How much can we push? How much can we accomplish?

You ever push yourself just to see if you can do it?  Human capacity amazes me.  I want to stretch our limits and see where we can go.  I really think it’s the limitations we place on ourselves that make us fail.

Reading books about leadership, and famous people has changed my life.  Like seriously, opening up new worlds.  I love finding out that we’re like Yahoo when they first started, and hey, nobody knew anything when they were building something great.  Also, everyone thought their ideas were stupid.  I love books on leadership too.  So incredibly helpful.

You ever feel like you’ve just grown so much?  Like you’ve crammed 5 years of…living and learning…into the past month?  That’s how I feel every day.  It’s the best feeling in the world

I think if you’re not 90% satisfied with your life right now, you’re doing yourself a disservice by not questioning it, and seeing if you can change something. Because life is amazing, and it’s such a shame to waste even a second of it

Yes.  I love my life.  I love my job.  And I am happy.  Pretty ridiculously happy.

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