Run your startup. Be happy. Don't die.

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As presented at 500 Startups Healthy Startup conference on June 25, 2011

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Run your startup. Be happy. Don't die.

  1. 1. Run Your Startup Be happy. Don’t die.Slideshare viewers: explanations/thorough steps for many slides are in the“Technotheory” links included on the slides, and in the comments below. Jared Goralnick @technotheory
  2. 2. Be productive. Don’t die. Tweaking your tools. Hacking your time.Run Your Startup. Be Happy. Don’t Die. 2
  3. 3. TWEAKSRun Your Startup. Be Happy. Don’t Die. 3
  4. 4. Social Networks please do not mail me please do not e-mail me please do not text me Save PreferencesRun Your Startup. Be Happy. Don’t Die 4
  5. 5. Notifications Off.http://bit.ly/autonotifications[Technotheory] Happy. Don’t Die Run Your Startup. Be 5 Run Your Startup. Be Happy. Don’t Die 5
  6. 6. ArchiveRun Your Startup. Be Happy. Don’t Die. 6
  7. 7. DeleteRun Your Startup. Be Happy. Don’t Die. 7
  8. 8. Support 500 Startups’ AwayFindhttp://awayfind.com Run Your Startup. Be Happy. Don’t Die. 8
  9. 9. TECHNIQUESRun Your Startup. Be Happy. Don’t Die. 9
  10. 10. Purge Your Mind Sit still, and make a crazy long list Achieve “Mind Like Water”http://snipr.com/makealist [Technotheory]Run Your Startup. Be Happy. Don’t Die. 10
  11. 11. Measure. Measure. Stop.Flickr Photo: tyla Flickr Photo: leoplusRun Your Startup. Be Happy. Don’t Die. 11
  12. 12. 50/10 (50 min work, 10 min break) Flickr Photo: lwrRun Your Startup. Be Happy. Don’t Die. 12
  13. 13. In the Stream, Out of the Stream Get your value and then get AWAY. Flickr Photo: bullish1974Run Your Startup. Be Happy. Don’t Die. 13
  14. 14. UnplugFlickr Photo: ppdigital Flickr Photo: mark78 Run Your Startup. Be Happy. Don’t Die. 14
  15. 15. Cone of Silence + Batching Start a Task “Cone of Silence” Don’t MultitaskRun Your Startup. Be Happy. Don’t Die. 15
  16. 16. The Essential and the Incidental Decide on your goals Group together the incidentalFlickr Photo: OceanView2008 Run Your Startup. Be Happy. Don’t Die. 16
  17. 17. Learn your Circadian Rhythms Schedule around your body’s cycle WIDE AWAKE DEAD TIRED Thought-intensive, Bite-sized tasks and those creative tasks that require movementFlickr photo: Fabbriciuse Flickr photo: Skantzman Run Your Startup. Be Happy. Don’t Die. 17
  18. 18. Be remarkable not productivehttp://bit.ly/remarkablenotproductive [Technotheory] Flickr Photo: Felicia McCaulley Run Your Startup. Be Happy. Don’t Die. 18
  19. 19. Thank you. Let’s keep in touch… Jared Goralnick jared@awayfind.com @technotheoryRun Your Startup. Be Happy. Don’t Die. 19

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