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2022 Habits, Themes, and Goals

The biggest challenge I’ve had with goals is remaining aware of them. I’m using this page to openly visualize, and track my 2022 habits, themes, and goals. HABITS THEMES GOALS 📱 Phone in separate roomSmart phones zap focus and energy VIGOUR 📈 $50k MRR 🗓 Daily Scheduling SPEED 💪🏼 Exercise 360 Days 🎥 Continuous + consistent content EXERTION 🍺 30 drinks or less all year…

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Simple content ‘filters’

Hey! Kyle here. Happy Xmas Eve. The following has been on repeat in my brain for the last 2 weeks: “Life doesn’t respond to your need. You can’t go to the soil and say, “I need a crop.” The soil just smiles at you. The soil says, “Don’t bring me your need, bring me some seed. Bring me some effort, bring me some discipline, bring…

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No-brainer attention ‘arbitrage’

Hey! Kyle here. Every couple weeks, I share the best of what I’ve learned growing restaurants and local businesses. In today’s edition, I’m going to cover: 🚒 3 free channels that deliver a ‘fire hose’ of attention and awareness ✍🏼 A drawing I made about failure 🎧 A new podcast episode about how restaurants can have lineups more often 🔬 A simple way local businesses…

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How to be everywhere at the right time

Hey! Kyle here. Every couple weeks, I share the best of what I’ve learned growing restaurants and local businesses. In today’s edition, I’m going to cover: 1️⃣ A personal update 2️⃣ 2 insights 3️⃣ 1 simple business tactic This is my dog, Vito. We got him fixed this week. A friend brought him this pillow tube as an upgrade to the cone. He’s doing well. …

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Brainstorming vs. Listening

In 2017, we launched Nimble Bar Co and decided to go galivanting across Canada with it. We had no idea what we were doing or selling. We thought we knew what people wanted. We got together and ‘brainstormed’. We figured… Restaurants need videos! We’ll make ‘em cool videos… People want fancy cocktails! We’ll go do parties and make ‘em cool drinks… People want drink content!…

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Brick by Written Brick

Brick by written brick. That’s how Seth Godin built this book. Since January 15th, 2002, Seth has written one blog post every day. He’s admitted that not every post is a homerun (and that’s okay). His first post is what you’d expect to see in someone’s diary. He wrote about how boring his experience was at the mall. But over 2 decades, he’s curated many…

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Who’s On Your Bus?

  Most founders / entrepreneurs think obsessively about where their company is going — the final destination — the exit strategy — the vivid vision, etc. In his book Good to Great, Jim Collins identifies *subtle* distinctions between companies that were able to go from just ‘good’ to ‘great’… and those that weren’t. One difference that surprised me about ‘good to great’ companies is that…

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2021 Themes

🐢 Go slow to go fast: “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I’ll spend the first four sharpening the axe.” 🎬 Intention to counter reactivity (the scourge of being ‘hyper-connected’) 🎨 Exercise creativity because I’ve noticed this is when I’m happiest. 🏗 Build assets that I own or can leverage

51.2 / 0.8

51.2% of results can come from 0.8% of the inputs / effort 🤯 (80/20 of 80/20 is 64/4. 80/20 of that is 51.2/0.8. And so on.) The discipline is figuring out what those inputs are. And only doing those. (Something I’ve ALWAYS struggled with) Here are a few rules I find help (straight from Richard Koch, author of The 80/20 Principle): Specialize in a very…

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Eat Your Customer’s Complexity

Complexity is the enemy of progress. And since most people are addicted to progress, the question is, “How do I eat my customer’s complexity?” If people aren’t buying a product / service it’s because they don’t understand how it helps them survive / thrive — in the simplest way possible. The more complicated, connected, advanced, etc the world becomes, the more value we place on…

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