Project: 30 Day Exec

I’ve been reading some old issues of Treehouse magazine today. It’s a e-zine dedicated to code, design, and entreprenuership. So, 2/3 geeky and 1/3 business.

I’ve also been keeping up with Ramit Sethi’s blog. The article that made me stop dead in my tracks was one written by Ramit. Specifically, he was talking about the Bit Idea that we all think about and some strive for, when he said this:

So the Great Idea is a myth. Now what? OK, you know you want to do something entrepreneurial. Maybe you want to write a book. Maybe you’re good at helping underprivileged children, and really enjoy it, but aren’t sure what to do with that. Or maybe you are amazing at Etch-A-Sketch drawing. Sounds good, but you don’t have the Big Idea yet. So what?! Most people don’t. But you can do better than most people because you’ll stop searching and start doing.

These lines are an explicit version of my thought process of late. Namely….

What is my problem?

Or more specifically… Why don’t I act on the little things that I know can be acted on?

Well, with those lines packed nicely away in my little brain, I’m going to start a new project. This new project will definitely not deter from my current projects such as Perfect Space, but in fact, will probably enhance them.

Perhaps, to help solidify this thing, I’ll create some good ground rules:

  1. You (meaning I) must write down at least two ideas you could start and finish in one day.
  2. They must be able to be done within one day. (find a little problem)
  3. They must be in context of something you are passionate about. consulting, business, generosity, Christ, leadership, etc in my case)

I think with just those paramaters in mind, I should be able to translate a daily execution into a larger and larger execution. I am tired of searching. Tired of reading (only). Tired of not making a difference.

Sorry, got to run. I have to go write a few things down and only have half the day to complete one of them.

Nate Ritter lives in the Pacific Northwest (U.S.), popularized the #hashtag and creates web applications for a living. He also does miles and point hacking to enable cheap travel for his family. More here →

2 Comments on "Project: 30 Day Exec"

  1. Lionel says:

    I think you are right on. Stop dreaming and start doing. Sounds just like a proverb. I’m with you bro, let me know how it goes doing two ideas each day.

  2. nate says:

    Well, for starters, I’m already lost. I’ve got one, tried it out, and failed. I think I need to set my sights a little lower.

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