Solving the Manager VS. Maker conflicts when growing a business

Maker VS. Manager

Becoming the hybrid between manager & maker usually happens when you are either a one-person company or when you try to scale up.

Most companies start with one or two founders. Maybe even a hobbyist or a one-man (or woman) show who’s looking to grow.

In the beginning, everyone starts off as makers – they are the ones doing everything. But then, you have to become a manager as well. 

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Change happens in a second. Willing to change can take forever.

Decision Making Processes

Honesty and openness are a big part of this small blog’s agenda . So I’ll keep it brutally honest.

In this post, I will share with your exactly why I’m dissapointed with myself at the moment and the key thing I learnt to change that. So lets dive in.

We’re in August, and I haven’t moved an inch on achieving my 2016 goals.

Well, it’s not true – We’ve doubled the business revenue and doubled our team size. But those were all linear. The leap I was planning for was bigger than that.

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Why mastering feeling uncomfortable will set you free

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Throughout life, we face hundreds of awkward, uncomfortable or embarrassing situations.

Getting turned down by a girl you wanted to ask out. Failing at your first venture, Giving the wrong answer in front of a class filled with bad kids or simply falling flat on your nose on the street because you stepped on a wondering stone.

The fear of feeling uncomfortable is dangerous.

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Fail big or go home – Insights from FuckUp nights

Learn from failure

Last night I had a chance to share some of my epic entrepreneurial failures at Tel Aviv’s edition of Fuckup Nights.

If you’re not familiar with Fuckup Nights (or FUN), it’s a global movement born in Mexico in 2012 to share publicly business failure stories. Hundreds of people attend each event to hear three to four entrepreneurs share their failures. Each speaker is given 7 minutes and can use ten images. After each speaker, there’s a question/answer session, as well as time for networking. (I shamelessly stole this description from their Facebook Page).

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I lost focus and I’m paying for it daily. You are too.

I lost focus

I started 2016 very goal oriented.

I knew where I was going and what I needed to do to get there. I had my prioritize straight and was on my way to make this a successful  year. And then….

This “And then….” Is something a lot of entrepreneurs experience. It is also what usually separates really good and successful entrepreneurs and the busy, spread too thin, stressed out entrepreneurs. They might still be successful , but it will be against all odds.

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The pros and cons of running a daily blog

The pros and cons of writing a daily blog

If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I’ve challenged myself to write a blog post every day in 2016. 365 posts. Day by day.

If you’ve truly been following me, than you know I broke my streak last week and haven’t posted a single post.

While I have been writing every day, I haven’t been posting everyday .

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3 Things I’ve learnt from doing a spontaneous podcast today

3 Things I've learnt from doing a spontaneous podcast today

A few months ago I met with Hillel Fuld to talk about his company’s upcoming app Zcast.

Zcast is an “all you need to run a podcast in one” kind of an app, with the addition amazing benefit that you run the whole thing through the app utilizing Twitter.

You can just start (or schedule) your podcast, invite someone from Twitter and start your show – with A-sound quality and easy to use interface.

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