Looking Back at 2014: Power Curves, Teamwork & Mindset Changes
The end of the year approaches and as has become a tradition on this blog, I want to take a look back and tell you about the most valuable lessons I learnt in the last 12 months.
The year 2014 has been the craziest year I’ve experienced in business so far. By any number you could care to measure, it has been a very successful year and it has been a wild ride. Never before have I experienced so much change and so many things happening, all crammed into such a short time span.
Listen to the audio below to extract as much of the insights Paul and myself absorbed this year and make use of it for your own business:
Note: the video is mostly static. I’ve added a few illustrations, to make one of the points a bit clearer.
Links & Resources for this Episode:
- A look at the hugely successful launched we mentioned at the beginning: Part 1, Part 2.
- Thrive Themes – the new business all this fuss has been about.
- Learn about the SCRUM method that we apply for our development team.
- Learn more about rapid implementation here.
- The Lean Startup (book).
Topics Covered in this Podcast Episode:
- What it’s like to move from being a solopreneur to managing a team and the big challenges that face any growing business.
- Why an inability to “let go” was one of the big problems we had to deal with this year.
- How I’ve added a new layer to the principle of The Grind to make it massively more effective.
- What the 1% vs. the 99% has to do with your business – and how you can aim for huge (2x, 10x, 15x) improvements instead of small, incremental improvements.
- The one thing that we changed the most about our process as our business continued to grow.
- A huge mistake I made for about 10 out of the 12 months of the year – and how it cost us a product launch and possibly 6 figures in revenue.
- The 2-person combo that we’ve applied to software development and that has been the driver of a lot of our success.
- Why I’ve become obsessed with the idea of rapid implementation – and how you can apply it to every aspect of your business (and life) to get better results.
I hope you enjoyed this episode! If you have any questions or feedback, please leave a comment below.