The main reason for defining my goals this year was because of a brief discussion I had at this year’s NYE party. We talked about our regrets for years past rather than what we
The below list is a basic outline
Become better at Staying in Touch
Through the craziness that is living in NYC & participating in the startup ecosystem, I`ve neglected more close friends & family that I`m willing to admit.
With 95% of my family being spread around Europe & Canada it’s hard to figure out a time to talk due to time zones, work & various responsibilities.
Sure, there`s always Facebook, most people say that they`re still in touch with their friends due to seeing their status updates or baby pictures. Call me old school but I don`t really consider a Facebook Like or Comment something that`ll maintain a great relationship.
Compete in a BJJ tournament
One thing that I really enjoyed in the past 2 years was learning Jiu Jitsu. At the end of last
Since then I`ve made
Maintain a better Work/Life Balance
When it comes to building something you believe in either as a founder or team member is the constant drive to improve your product, conversions, funnel, back-end, seo etc.
Sometimes when engulfed in a community that encourages you to work endless hours & do everything you can to make the company succeed it starts becoming reality & it`s hard to snap yourself out of it since when you look around everyone has the same approach.
Pay off all Outstanding Debt
Even though I`m able to make decent income, I`ve never made a conscious effort to payoff all my school loans, credit card etc. Sure, I make my regular payments, but never really thought about just paying off the whole thing in larger chunks until it`s gone. I don`t think most people think how much they pay a year in interest fees, something that was made really clear to me recently.
Spend more time Outside
Growing up in Europe I was fortunate enough that my parents signed me up early on for the boy scouts while living in Poland. I imagine that most people in the U.S have a skewed view on what actually that actually entails, but I`ll leave that for some other time. My point is that since I can remember I love spending time outdoors, the more nature the better.
Each year when I visit my parents we make an effort to go hiking be in Winter or Summer in
Publish the backlog of Ideas & Notes
I`ve bought & filled half a dozen Moleskine in the past 5 years, both with ideas all things startups as well as notes from talks, meetings with mentors & books I`ve read.
I think alot of these notes would be useful to people that are currently at various stages of building & running their startup.