The Perfect Name

What’s with us and choosing the perfect name?

For me, I feel like the perfect name speaks for itself. That’s why I spend so much time on it. That’s why I think about it while sleeping. That’s why I spend so much time doing “market research”.

A perfect name, speaks volumes.

Or at least that’s what I tell myself. Maybe it doesn’t matter. Maybe you should pick one and move on.

The best course I took on naming things was Rachel Rodgers, “Ready, Name, Fire!”

The best advice I got on naming something was, if you wake up the next morning and it’s still on your mind, then it’s a good name.

So the interim name for this blog is Zen SAAS.

RIP ZenOverflow

In life, things come and go, life & death.

The reason I started this blog was because of Seth Godin, recommendation to write everyday and Steven Pressfield’s influential War of Art.

I was doing pretty good with blogging everyday from March 2016 to June 2016? So you cay say, it was 60 days of writing and publishing your thoughts everyday.

I also forced myself to tag every blog post. Sure some of it was just rants, but a theme emerged.

I learned a lot. I learned what I liked to write about. I learned what’s motivating to me. I had discovered my voice.

I am not that skilled of a writer. My writing are short. I rant about random things/current events. But I learn I love to write about happiness, a philosophy for living. I like to write about habits, productivity & routines.

I discovered my life motto, “The Art of Stress-Free Success”, (inspired by GTD)

Then I stopped, I think I felt like I was adding pollution to this world. Perhaps I shouldn’t have stopped, but the benefits have been gained. I know what I want to talk about. I know what I want to do.

Let them Chase You

One tip I got to land clients is… “let them chase you”, aka… play hard to get…

It makes you seem scarce. Busy… important.

Boy, gotta land new clients soon though.

Slow Growth

After watching Dan Martell videos on Start-up Life / Culture… I think I might prefer slow growth…

Maybe slow passion project growth and/or slow private business growth…

Slow and steady, wins the race.

Preparation

Preparation.

Prepare to succeed.

What do you prepare for?

As I am currently preparing to take a placement test for a Top Agency I am applying to, I am using all the preparation advice I’ve heard over the years.

Get a good night sleep. (opps on this, hopefully I can get some shut eye before the test)

Eat well.

Have my pen/papers ready.

Set up your environment to succeed.

Special

“You are Special.”

“You are a Snow Flake”

As the ending of “The Lego Movie” tells us, we are all special. What sings to us, is ours. It’s unique.

If we do what’s true to us, we will be happy. Would we be wealthy? That’s a different question.

Perhaps compromises must be made. I’m curious to see if past great works, A. Was the Artist satisfied? and B. Was compromises made?

Can an Artist be satisfied and yet make compromises? Maybe a wise one.

Nothing is perfect. ? . ?

Steve Jobs has said “Real Artists Ship!” … hmm maybe? Maybe not… Successful business ships value successfully.

Vincent Van Gogh died penniless. Did he deliver value in his lifetime? Maybe not… but no one can argue he wasn’t an artist.

Starving Artists maybe are Happy Artists… but they don’t deliver value to customers.

Maybe to run a great business… we have to put ourselves second, snuff our passions, “kill our darlings” as Seth Godin would say.