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  • 1. getting tothe try by Brandon Gadoci Senior UX Consultant Improving Enterprises June 1, 2012
  • 2. I’VE AlwaysBEEN BADASS
  • 3. BOOM
  • 4. THIS OF COURSEIS UNTRUEBorn 1978
  • 5. RICHIESANCHO
  • 6. I was good atsports
  • 7. 8thME GRADE Height: 4’ 11” Weight: 105
  • 8. I DRESSED UP LIKEMICHAEL JACKSONAND DANCED IN THETALENT SHOW.
  • 9. I WANT TO MAKE STUFF
  • 10. I MET HER &EVERYTHING CHANGED
  • 11. WEALTH MANAGEMENT MEI HIT EJECT
  • 12. I BECAMEA DAD
  • 13. I became a Dad again
  • 14. thisis mylife
  • 15. GET IN THE LAUNCH WEB APP: RATE & REVIEW ATTEND WEDDINGS TRAVEL FINANCIAL ADVISORS VACATIONBEST SHAPE OF DR APPOINTMENTS SELF PUBLISH FREELANCE SUNDAY DINNERSMY LIFE A BOOK FIVE BIG WEBSITES CHURCH LUNCHES LAUNCH WEB APP: MARRIEDLAUNCH WEB APP:WODSTACKTRACK YOUR CROSSFIT WORKOUTS TASKK TASK MANAGEMENT THAT TELLS LEARNLEARN CSS STAYJOB! YOU WHAT TO DO NEXTRUBY Re-learn & KEPT MY QUIT DIPPINGON RAILS HTML TOBACCO
  • 16. ILEDFABEETLE FABOOK500 COPIES SOLD IN LAST YEAR 1.5 years oldWODSTACK 3000+ Users 30k workouts recorded 10 signups a day $0 Revenue 2 months oldTASKK 900 users (200 active) Plenty of Press Angel Investment Very close to revenue
  • 17. 70% Have not created revenue generating business84% Have an idea60% Have not started working on it yet 30% Have createdExcuses revenue generating business50% Not Enough Time37% Not sure where to start37% Not sure if good idea25% Scared25% Don’t have skills
  • 18. ‣ GETTING UNCOMFORTABLE TO CREATE MOMENTUM‣ GETTING SH$T DONE BY MANAGING YOUR TIME‣ STAYING MOTIVATED
  • 19. WAIT!Write down your idea
  • 20. GETTINGUNCOMFORTABLE
  • 21. “Its about how hard you canget hit and keep movingforward. How much you cantake and keep moving forward.Thats how winning is done!“
  • 22. oxDro CH ol CR ula GIG CH UN r BoxDr Sho InpSlar ACR ShUo p uCloud hop Npo InS Sho o Neoc l p Filter ideas based on ACiou t ve d hop actual market a poo Molsh opportunity. o Active laClo udole Mol ‣ # of potential customers sh ‣ $ they spend Clou doleo ‣ ‣ Room for innovation? Will they pay for it? Warning: If your idea’s greatness depends on being first to market...don’t do it. ThisOneHQ.com This one has potential
  • 23. Skills needed to start ThisOneHQ.comSkills I have Skills I don’t have but needHTML ProgrammingCSS Deploying a web applicationVisual Design Raising money Linux Copywriting Javascript
  • 24. Skills needed to start ThisOneHQ.comSkills I have Skills I don’t have Things I will learnHTMLCSS ProgrammingVisual Design Deploying a web application Raising money Linux Copywriting Javascript
  • 25. CODE SCHOOL
  • 26. STACK EXCHANGE
  • 27. Quora
  • 28. DON’T BUILD A TEAM! Yet.
  • 29. >MOMENTUM IDEAS
  • 30. PantsChairPants that become a chair when you sit down. Mentioned on The Office To be featured on QVC’s “Gag Gifts” segment Website has taken 1435 pre-orders
  • 31. WODstackMomentum
  • 32. Momentum 100Time to Action 75 50 25 0 Momentum 1 3 4
  • 33. Fabeetle WODstack TaskkPotential? Yes No YesCould I doenough? No Yes YesMomentum? No Yes Yes FingersStatus Failed Meh Crossed
  • 34. ‣ GETTING UNCOMFORTABLE & CREATING MOMENTUM 1. Filter your ideas 2. Challenge what you can do 3. Evaluate potential momentum
  • 35. ‣ GETTING UNCOMFORTABLE TO CREATE MOMENTUM‣ GETTING SH$T DONE BY MANAGING YOUR TIME‣ STAYING MOTIVATED
  • 36. 70% Have not created revenue generating business 84% Have an idea 60% Have not started working on itsurvey the yet 30% [insert slide about how respondents to said that they didn’t have Have createdExcuses enough time.] revenue generating50% Not Enough Time business37% Not sure where to start37% Not sure if good idea25% Scared25% Don’t have skills
  • 37. Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. Parkinson’s Law
  • 38. “We all have to feel we havea full plate. If we didn’t feelthis way, then we wouldhave to admit that we’renot willing to do more.”Brandon GadociThe Magic ListYea I just quoted myself.
  • 39. “ BE HERE EARLY AND STAY LATEPicture of Rick Wilcoxen ”
  • 40. Our human nature about work 1. We will complicate our work 2. We have to feel busy 3. We think it’s the way to get ahead 4. We have more to do than ever
  • 41. The middle class is under siege like never before, and the future appears dismal.People are no longer being taken care of—pensions are gone; 401(k)s have beensliced in half; and it’s hard to see where to go from here. You might be thehardworking secretary, the one with institutional knowledge, the person who hasgiven so much and deserves security and respect. And while you might deservethese things, your tenure is no guarantee that you’re going to get them.Suddenly, quite suddenly in the scheme of things, it seemslike the obedient worker bought into a sucker’s deal. Theeducated, hardworking masses are still doing what they’retold, but they’re no longer getting what they deserve. Thissituation presents a wonderful opportunity.Godin, Seth (2010-01-19). Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? (pp. 4-5). Penguin Group. Kindle Edition.
  • 42. HOW TO FIGHT BACK1. Work in where you can in productive, sessions on the right things2. Have good tools3. Be an jerk about your time
  • 43. DAY PART DISTRACTION ACTUAL WORK TIME7:00 AM Wake up Kids Crying / Answering Questions None8:00 AM Kids to school8:30 AM Arrive at coffee shop Maybe 3 hours if lucky Incoming Emails and meetings11:30 AM Take daughter to doctor Crying Kids None1:00 PM Back to coffee shop/office Maybe 3 hours if lucky Incoming Emails and meetings4:30 PM Workout Heavy Weights None5:30 PM Dinner Kids Crying / Answering Questions None5:30 PM Park/Ice Cream Being a good dad None7:30 PM Baths Kids Crying / Answering Questions None8:30 PM Books and Bed Being a good dad None9:30 PM Potty and Bed 30 mins10:30 PM Bad Dreams Kids Crying 30 mins11:30 PM Kids go to bed and dad works 2 hours
  • 44. do work Insert crossfit pic of someone looking a the bar or picking it upProgress over Perfection
  • 45. HAVE GOODTOOLS
  • 46. CampfireCampfirecampfirenow.com
  • 47. Skitch skitch.com
  • 48. workflowy.com
  • 49. taskk
  • 50. How Taskk Works Users create lists and then addtime-estimated tasks to those lists
  • 51. How Taskk WorksUsers drag and drop lists and tasks in priority orderLists Personal List: Work Work File TPS Report Side Project Analyze Competition Education Create Flowchart Family Trip Redo Presentation Taxes Change Email Signature Wife’s Birthday Holiday Planning
  • 52. How Taskk Works This also established task.priorityLists Personal list.position = 1 List: Work Work File TPS Report task.position = 1 Side Project list.position = 3 Analyze Competition Education list.position = 4 Create Flowchart task.position = 3 Family Trip list.position = 5 Redo Presentation task.position = 4 Taxes list.position = 6 Change Email Signature task.position = 5 Wife’s Birthday list.position = 7 Holiday Planning list.position = 8
  • 53. How Taskk WorksThis establishes an integrated task pipeline, across all lists, ordered by task.priority Task Pipeline Write Thank you cards File TPS Report Analyze Competition Create Flow Chart Redo Presentation Open Twitter Account Create Flyers Buy Supplies Write Manifesto
  • 54. How Taskk WorksUsers then enter hours available to work on their Calendar
  • 55. Keynote &Keynote Kung Fu keynotekungfu.com
  • 56. Google HangoutGoogle Hangout
  • 57. YOUNEEDTO BE AJERK
  • 58. ‣ GETTING UNCOMFORTABLE TO CREATE MOMENTUM‣ GETTING SH$T DONE BY MANAGING YOUR TIME‣ STAYING MOTIVATED
  • 59. Staying motivated
  • 60. eat good food Eat Right
  • 61. Sleep* Sleep
  • 62. SUNLIGHT
  • 63. Fitness
  • 64. Relationships
  • 65. TakeChances
  • 66. HopeWins ActivityMomentum Progress
  • 67. ‣ GETTING UNCOMFORTABLE TO CREATE MOMENTUM‣ GETTING SH$T DONE BY MANAGING YOUR TIME‣ STAYING MOTIVATED
  • 68. Getting to the try‣ Filter your ideas‣ Challenge what you can do‣ Evaluate Momentum‣ Work in small productive sessions‣ Have good tools‣ Be a jerk‣ Eat right‣ Sleep, get sunlight and workout‣ Take chances‣ Build Hope‣ Get quick wins Gadoci.me
  • 69. @bgadoci