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What to Work On

I love the writings of Julian Shapiro and his article, What to Work on is another masterpiece.

I spent an hour listing out everything I cared about — from human connection, to self-education, to wealth. In the process, I surprised myself: There is a better way to achieve these goals than pursuing a startup.

Here are the questions to ask yourself.

  • Knowledge — Do you become more knowledgeable and skilled when doing it?
  • Adventure — Do you accrue novel, memorable experiences?
  • Fame — Do you build an audience you can later leverage?
  • Power — Do you acquire resources and connections?
  • Money — Do you increase your financial wealth?
  • Exercising Talent — Do you leverage your skill and creativity?
  • Human Connection — Do you bond with others?

Read the Article. It can be pretty eye-opening.