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+ My 2 year status update | Wisdom Letter #206
Can't believe it will be 2 years since I quit my corporate career to work for myself.
It's been a roller coaster full of ups and downs. Small and big failures, and some tiny wins.
I wrote a couple of “status update” posts reflecting on my journey so far.
Read this post on my personal blog for a deeper philosophical reflection
Read this Twitter thread for a more tactical “businessy” reflection
Hope you like it.
Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or need any help.
How do you decide?
How do you take the big decisions in life?
Like switching a job, becoming an entrepreneur, marrying someone, or even becoming a parent?
Are there parameters that can be used to take the right call in life’s most critical moments?
We’re starting a new initiative here at The Wisdom Project where we will explore decision making frameworks that we can use for such decisions.
We’re starting with a simple one - “How to decide if you should take up a new job or not”
When you get such a choice in life, you can take this decision in 3 steps -
Reflect on why are you seeking change? Are you running away from something or running towards something. Speak to a friend or write in a journal.
Make a rough pros and cons list of the decision.
Then make a list of all the parameters you care about, give them weights and scores, and add up totals.
This last step will help you make the decision as objective as possible. It will help you weed out the biases from your own thinking as much as possible.
(The final result can be surprising sometimes 😁 )
But don’t jump to the 3rd step first.
The first 2 steps are more subjective, but they’re important to help you reach the parameters that matter in the 3rd step.
I have codified this process in a simple excel sheet -
You can duplicate this sheet for yourself -
Hope this helps a little.
Let me know if I’m missing something.
I’ll create matrices and rules for more such decisions.
If there’s some specific decision you’ve been grappling with, feel free to reach out. I’d be happy to help.
10 Simple Actions That Unf*ck Your Life
Brilliant video from Mark Manson
If you feel depressed, or in a rut in your life.
Watch this video, or share it with someone who needs it -
Are you a Time Billionaire?
Don’t try to be dollar billionaire, be a time billionaire -
Loved this from Sahil Bloom
Want to kick start a side hustle?
Build a business on your own terms?
Quit the boring 9-5 and make a living on your own ?
You’re invited to join the tiny community for your big dreams.
I host the Indie Masterminds community where like minded folks come together to learn and grow together.
We’re all building independent, micro businesses that can sustain our lifestyles and fulfil our life goals.
“In life and business, the person with the fewest blind spots wins..”
From - The Great Mental Models by Shane Parrish
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That’s it for today.
See you next week 👋
We’ll be back with more interesting notes, highlights and curations.
Ayush & Aditi