Hell Yeah or No, $10K work & Money
This week I finished reading a book called Hell Yeah or No by Derek Sivers.
It is a fairly simple read with a few thought-provoking ideas.
Coincidentally (or serendipitously?), I had stumbled across the book after a conversation whose theme was similar to the title of the book.
I was struggling with a critical decision at that time.
It was a choice between a hard no and a reluctant yes to a juicy job opportunity.
I called one of my closest friends for advice.
What she said, jolted me out of lethargy and made me take a literal note-
“Vishal, if it is not a 100% yes, it is a no.”
It is so simple in form yet equally difficult to practice and demands a fair degree of courage and self-belief.
But I think it is a pretty good rule to live by in most scenarios.
Speaking of rules, I spent last Saturday night attending an hour long masterclass by Khe Hy on $10K work.
Article of the Week- $10,000 per Hour Work
Khe defines $10K work as the process of identifying your highest leverage activities & committing a small amount of time to them every day.
What I found interesting was how he explained it as a process- not another list of things to do. In fact, you won’t see its results for years, if not decades.
Building a personal brand, recruiting, building a team, implementing systems and SOPs are a few examples of such activities.
I’d argue that most activities in the quadrant of “Important, Not Urgent” in the Eisenhower Matrix would fall into this category.
It is just framing them in a monetary value gives a different and if I may add, a powerful perspective.
Tweet of the Week- What is Money? Will Crypto Change Money?
This tweet thread goes into a brief history of the need and evolution of money followed by a stellar explanation of how crypto could change it.
It is a fascinating thread, to say the least, especially if you are an absolute beginner in the field of finance and money.
25th Edition Next Week! Time for Reflection & More Feedback
Next week, this newsletter turns 25! I cannot believe that it is almost 6 months already.
To be honest, I am proud and grateful for only consistency and not quality yet. In fact, I have a feeling that the quality has been dipping for some time now.
I want to start to take this a notch higher.
So, I request you to hit me with any ideas, thoughts, or feedback you might have for me.
Especially if you’ve been a regular reader, let me know if you have noticed any recurrent/emerging themes in my writing– be it positive or negative.
Is there any particular style you like?
What is it you absolutely dislike?
Tell me all!
It’d really help me a lot to reflect and take active steps in the next phase of this journey!!
Until next time