A year ago today I started a curated content channel in Slack for our company. Was fascinated how re-visiting that channel perfectly reflected my thoughts, ideas, emotions during 2020.
In December of 2019, I was reflecting on the year and beginning to identify both the personal and professional goals I wanted to set for myself and Mountain Point for 2020.
Over the past several years, I would use my personal Slack channel as a repository for journaling, sharing and pinning content that resonated with me. (I know there are lots of apps for this, but this is what worked for me)
My top personal goal I set, was to be more proactive in mentoring others. My personal slack channel contained a treasure trove of advice, wisdom, tweets, podcasts, etc... so I decided this would be the perfect starting point... #Curated-Content was born.
This channel would allow me to still keep up with my habit / routine of flagging meaningful content, but now it could be slightly amplified and shared out to the rest of the Mountain Point team.
December 13, 2019
To Improve Your Team, First Work on Yourself
If a team is not working well together, it’s highly likely that each person is contributing to the difficulty in some way. The odds of improving the team dynamic in a meaningful and sustainable will be higher if everyone — including the leader — learns to master three foundational capabilities: internal self-awareness, external self-awareness, and personal accountability
I have heard a number of folks state that "great culture" is about "finding great people." I personally see it differently. I've found the best cultures bring greatness out of everyone. Most people have so much potential inside them and companies never get to see it.— Nick Mehta (@nrmehta) December 12, 2019
December 17, 2019
December 19, 2019
I know you are busy— Jason ✨BeKind✨ Lemkin ⚫️ (@jasonlk) December 18, 2019
But in Q1, raise your hand and own something no one is really owning
Best shot at accelerating your career in 2020
Thinking of who in our team is ready to step up!
The next couple of weeks were slow leading into the holiday and New Year so I...
Also binge listened to Naval...
December 21, 2019
And also binge read PG's essays.
December 24, 2019
I certainly didn't foresee the Covid-19 Global Pandemic coming, but remote/flexible work was on my mind going into 2020
What PWC Learned from its Policy of Flexible Work for Everyone
“For us, flexibility is not about working less, but it is about encouraging people to work differently. It’s a two-way street. We give our people the flexibility they need when they need it, and sometimes, we need them to give more when business demands require it. When done right, flexibility results in a happier, healthier, and more productive workforce. And it helps attract the best employees, and makes them want to stick around. “
January 2, 2020
I love when thought leaders I follow read my mind and post timely things to Twitter :)
Best way to start the new year?— David Cummings (@davidcummings) January 2, 2020
Find a coach, mentor, or peer group.
Find someone who cares, provides honest feedback, and is not judgemental.
Don't know where to start? Ask other entrepreneurs what they do.
January 4, 2020
How To Be Successful— Sam Altman (@sama) January 6, 2020
(At Your Career, Twitter Edition)
For Sam's easier to read Thread click here -> Thread
January 7, 2020
Not a big fan of New Year's Resolutions, so a refresher on "creating lasting results" was the Tony Robbins motivation I needed!
January 15, 2020
Opened my Kindle and brushed up on my notes / highlights from High Output Managment
High-Output Management - Andy Grove
All you can do to improve the output of an employee is motivate and train. There is nothing else.
January 27, 2020
Our team is constantly juggling 20+ different projects at any given time. Focus and Time Management are key!
I can't say that I was ever a huge Kobe Bryant fan since I grew up in the Michael Jordan era, but I definitely respected what he brought both on and off the court.
“The mindset isn’t about seeking a result—it’s more about the process of getting to that result. It’s about the journey and the approach. It’s a way of life. I do think that it’s important, in all endeavors, to have that mentality.” - Kobe
February 4, 2020
Newly founded startups have no choice but to delight their customers. They don't have enough power to maltreat them.— Paul Graham (@paulg) February 4, 2020
One of the most important things the founders can do as the startup grows is to continue to insist on delighting customers.
February 10, 2020
Only a couple short years away from 40 and I'm holding onto my 30's and getting a kick out of the things I cared about in my 20's
What a great thread.— Jack Altman (@jaltma) February 9, 2020
30 somethings, what do you now believe that you didn't fully realize in your 20s?
1. People are mostly thinking about themselves.
2. Good work, friends / family, and good health is all you need.
3. Being right isn't always the most important thing. https://t.co/TGmi6gDJhG
February 18, 2020
Good to Great - Jim Collins
February 20, 2020
February 20, 2020
February 26, 2020
Instead of constantly promoting your product, or even yourself ...— Jason ✨BeKind✨ Lemkin ⚫️ (@jasonlk) February 26, 2020
Promote the quantitative insights from the incredible data you've generated
That, people will want to hear about
March 3, 2020
My 1 repeated learning in life: "There Are No Adults" Everyone's making it up as they go along. Figure it out yourself, and do it.— Naval (@naval) June 15, 2010
Pretty much all of March was Covid Craziness... adjusting both in our day to day family lives, but also being transparent with the team and helping them adjust to 100% remote.
Fortunately for us, we've always had a distributed and flexible workforce, so the adjustment was pretty easy; however, I still wanted to refresh my memory so I re-read Remote.
April 29, 2020
Building isn’t easy, or we’d already be doing all this. We need to demand more of our political leaders, of our CEOs, our entrepreneurs, our investors. We need to demand more of our culture, of our society. And we need to demand more from one another. We’re all necessary, and we can all contribute, to building.
May 15, 2020
May 19, 2020
I've really enjoyed following the Barstool story and the platform they are building for talent to shine...
May 22, 2020
May 29, 2020
July 9, 2020
Lack of confidence kills more dreams than lack of ability.— James Clear (@JamesClear) July 9, 2020
Talent matters—especially at elite levels—but people talk themselves out of giving their best effort long before talent becomes the limiting factor.
You're capable of more than you know. Don't be your own bottleneck.
July 20, 2020
August 7, 2020
@FastCompany recently published an opinion piece on the five trends to look out for in the workplace. Among them is the need to turn off from work. Interesting read in the Harvard Business Review on how to leave work at work:https://t.co/WFj4yY92c9 pic.twitter.com/wbQDj0a76L— Wharton People Analytics Conference (@WhartonPAC) February 12, 2020
August 14, 2020
August 26, 2020
September 11, 2020
September 22, 2020
September 23, 2020
October 16, 2020
October 21, 2020
November 9, 2020
"Pressure is not stress. But the former is converted to the latter when you add one ingredient: rumination, the tendency to keep rethinking past or future events, while attaching negative emotion to those thoughts."— Andrew Rieser (@AndrewRieser) November 9, 2020
Focus on what you can control! https://t.co/Jl4AyF4yP3
Quantity comes before quality. If you want to score more points start by taking more shots. The feedback you get from your hits and misses will help you grow. Works for almost everything. Sports, creating content, sales, etc.— Patrick Farrell (@FarrellPatrickJ) November 5, 2020
November 30, 2020
I've read Extreme Ownership and and also listened to numerous podcasts Jocko's been on. I recently had the opportunity to attend a Zoom where Jocko was delivering a message on Leadership followed by a Q&A session. Couldn't share that here so sharing his 1st podcast!
December 1, 2020
December 4, 2020
December 6, 2020
I've spoken to 1,500+ people about remote work in the last 9 months— Chris Herd (@chris_herd) December 4, 2020
A few predictions of what is likely to emerge before 2030
[ a thread ] 💻🏠🌍
December 13, 2020
Today marks the 1 year anniversary since starting the #curated-content Slack channel for Mountain Point. Going back through this helped me relive our exciting year. I feel like I've grown in so many ways as a leader and continue to feel motivated everyday because of the hardwork and growth of our team and their accomplishments.
Not only did our company make it through this year, but it was also a record year for us!
I will now be looking ahead into 2021 - how will we think bigger, accomplish more, and continue to grow personally and professionally?
Perhaps in 2021 I'll expand #curated-content beyond myself and Mountain Point and get better at leveraging Twitter and other social platforms to cast a wider net - get more feedback, connections, engagement and collaboration...