Confronting the Brutal Facts of Your Startup's...
“This is a very important lesson. You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end—which you can never afford to lose—with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be.” - Admiral James Stockdale  Fundraising is distracting because much of it is about framing facts about your reality rather than...
It’s funny how little things can make a difference, like finding forgotten candy in a drawer or $5 in the street. Hope this little heart-y pic provides a mid-week boost! We love you. Keep going.
The always on-point Wendy Macnaughton’s grand flowchart of To Check or Not to Check e-mail. The “are you at work” branches are especially funny. Click here for a larger version.
I have a theory that burnout is about resentment. And you beat it by knowing...– Marissa Mayer explains that the key to avoiding burnout.
The Tweet Elite: Weekly Wrap-up
In case you missed any of them, this week’s best tweets from @iDoneThis. This week, happiness and success are head to head in the popularity vote. These 10 habits may be keeping you from happiness. Do you know what they are and how to quit them? Here are the 10 rules that successful people live by. Do you know them? Do you live by them? Want to get ahead of the competition? You’ll...
Non-Technical Founder Feature Launch in Three...
I’ve recently spoken with technical founders who’ve complained about their non-technical co-founders who refuse to do or learn anything technical, and it’s struck a nerve. One technical founder told me, “My co-founder refuses to learn the most basic SQL so that they can pull analytics on their own.” As the worst engineer at iDoneThis, I’m the CEO. I...
Beat those mid-week blahs & blues and be awesome today!
The Slow Web Movement
If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe. - Carl Sagan, Cosmos (1980). It started as a vague idea framed as a joke. When we put our site out into the world on January 2, 2011, we only processed incoming emails once per day. At the bottom of every email, we wrote: iDoneThis is a part of the slow web movement. After you email us, your calendar is...
Welcome Mike Sun to the iDoneThis team!
We’re thrilled to introduce that Michael Sun, engineer and hacker extraordinaire, has joined the iDoneThis team. In January and February, Michael worked with us on a contract basis to help us scale our infrastructure to support the influx of new users we were getting, and he did a fantastic job. When we had the opportunity to snatch him up, we counted ourselves blessed. Michael is also...
Get More Done with Dundee Living in Your Chrome
We’re now in the Google Chrome Store! Add iDoneThis to Chrome, and Dundee will live on your Chrome home screen. His mere presence will encourage you in everything you’re getting done. From there, you can launch iDoneThis with one click. If you haven’t made iDoneThis your home page yet (tsk tsk!), this is the next best thing. Why did you create a Chrome Store app? We bet...
Everyone finds their own path. The best advice is to continually work...– Comedian and actor Aziz Ansari gives some pretty good advice on how to achieve success, no matter what you’re up to. (Photo by Amelia Beamish)
Another employee, a programmer, thought his online chats were eating into his...– — WSJ, Employees, Measure Yourselves Grow your awareness of how and what helps you work. Sometimes you’ll find that a lot of what the so-called productivity rules proclaim is wrong because they don’t take you into consideration.
Dr. Seuss’s remedy for a case of the Mondays!
Some words of strength to see you out to the weekend. Thankfully, you won’t be battling to the death for the entertainment of a dystopian television audience! May the odds be ever in your favor … of getting some stuff done!
I feel really lucky … although I hate that word — ‘lucky.’ … Living...– The actor, Peter Dinklage, commenting on finding his path to success while staying true to himself.
How Roeder Studios's Virtual Team Built a Social...
Building a business from scratch is a huge challenge and doing it with a virtual team is even tougher. The interaction and information exchange that happens when people work in the same room often get taken for granted. It’s something that’s tricky to replicate when the team is straddled across different locations and timezones. So why bother with a remote team? For founder...
May your Monday be both more manageable and full of possibility!