Hey you guys are good for a lot of things but nobody stepped up to tell me getting an office was one big fat stupid idea! JOKE! Kidding…No, I think as entrepreneurs growing a new kind of business, there aren’t any hard and fast rules so we end up testing out a lot of new ideas to see if they stick. One of this year’s big experiements was starting a brick and mortar office here in the Philippines. I learned a TON from doing this but it wasn’t really creating the explosive growth we thought it had the potential to do. We’ve also decided that scaling into more “lifestyle” focused internships is a much more effective way to grow our business in the short term than radically increasing our overhead and support stuff (um… duh?)
So its not that the office was outright BAD, its just that everyone made big sacrifices to make it happen, and most of them hit home where it hurt most. We were having less FUN and spending more time on stuff like commutes and pushing ourselves to work outside of our natural rhythms.
The key thing here is going to bat. We change our minds about what is working in our business very often, and to me thats a sign that we are pushing in as many ways as possible to look for ways to grow our business and have more fun.
Mentioned in this episode:
- Cody (@codymckibb) thinks this podcast is cool, I think Cody is cool. The world makes sense. Check out his sweet new blog design (BALLA!) and check out his recent great article “27 Tips for First Time Travelers to Thailand.”
- Pat (@patflynn) likes our podcast, well I like your podcast Pat and I’ve been bugging you about it for 7 months now and like everything you are doing, I’m sure you’ll be over delivering there, I’m stoked for the series. Thank you sir for rocking the audio format. Check out his first episode of the Smart Passive Income Podcast. Yaaah!
- Bored? Waste your time @ reddit!
- Dropbox baby. Dropbox.
- David Allen (@gtdguy) Listen for my revolutionary GTD DELETE technique.
- Awesome TIP, GLOBAL search Results in your Browser (great for travelers, expats, and digital nomads) with this great Chrome Plugin from Redfly Marketing.
- Google Incognito mode for running multiple GMAIL accounts within your Chrome browser: Thanks @davidcrandal, @joelrunyon
- USE GOOGLE CHROME !
People in this episode:
- @anythingIan (Ian, CEO, Captain)
- @TropicalMBA (Dan, Nomadic Web Guy)
- @DansPodcast (Show news and notes)
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Episode length: 21:40
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