* “I give up” (Can’t, Impossible) should be the last words out of your mouth.
* Don’t whine. It’s contagious. Try to find an alternative solution before you do any whining.
* Strive to break limits instead of talking about limits.
* Use any means necessary to find a solution.
* If you’re doubting the possibility of something, chances are, you’ll fail. Give 150% to make it happen.
* Don’t blame others, blame yourself. Rain or shine, it’s your responsibility.
* Don’t ignore any bad hunches. Check everything thoroughly.
* Don’t expect change when you’re doing the same thing as everybody else and living life the same as yesterday.
* Keep promises like your life depends on it.
* Nothing is absolute in business. Think critically.
* Time is the most constraining condition for startups. Work needs to get done in the least amount of time ‘physically’ possible.
* Don’t pass over decisions or work to others.
* If you can’t decide something after thinking it over for 5 seconds, discuss it with someone else.
* Make a draft as soon as possible and start business immediately.
* If the work is equal in quality, choose whatever’s fast and cheap. Don’t say that you weren’t aware of this truth.
* If a task is inexpensive or can easily be recovered, just do it. If that’s not the case, be prudent.
* Bring out ambiguous tasks out into the open and quickly make a decision on it. Don’t say that you weren’t tracking.
* You need to have a routine before you can improve. Keep to your routine when times are tough.
* Assess the value of the time you’re investing. Work smart, not hard.
* Predict and eliminate future tasks. Automate, delegate, and outsource repetitive tasks.
* A good worker is better than a hard worker. Don’t be hardstuck bronze.
* Listening to and emulating a bronze player will only land you in bronze.
* Let bronze words go in through one ear and out the other if you want to reach diamond.
* Learn. And learn some more. You have to learn by any means necessary to survive.
* The objective of work quality is to make a “miracle” happen within an alotted period of time.
* There’s a lot more that I can do. Dont’ settle for mediocre goals. Your progress will be stunted.
* Even when the degree of completion of your work is lacking, find ways to raise the bar.
* Detail is everything. Put your soul into everything you do, you need the mindset of a master.
Putting it Into Practice
* Don’t rely on your memories, put faith into documenting everything.
* Start with priorities, tasks that you don’t want to do.
* Take cahrge and be proactive, don’t wait for instructions. If you’re receiving instructions, look for ways that you won’t need instructions.
*Communication is the responsibility of the communicator.
* Think from the responder’s perspective when asking questions. Don’t expect to be spoon fed everything.
* People don’t change overnight with a single conversation. They most likely won’t change even with a hundred conversations. Talk to them until they change.