Don't have the focus to do what you should do?
Too many shiny objects to keep you away from the personal goals?
If you're a website owner, a /NOW page will be your antidote. Derek Sivers announces the The /NOW Page Movement which will help you focus and prioritize.
I only encourage people to do things which I myself would do.
So, now... I'm home in Hong Kong, China.
I've been working as a product manager at Lalamove for almost two weeks. I'm getting the lay of the land by touching base with a lot of lovely colleagues. They come from the background of product, user experience, sales, marketing, technical, and so much more. It's great to work at a product organization. All of the conversations we made are problem-focused and user-centric. :) We dug deep into the company's history. They shared with me not only the product knowledge I need to know but also the funny experience they had had as a team.
These people are nice but ambitious. I thought I had found the dream culture of a company I had read from the book Principals. I've got the meaningful work and meaningful relationship.
In other words, I'm still taking a total immersion approach on the product management journey, but with a better context and environment.
However, I know I'm not good enough as a product manager the company wishes me to be yet. I want to level up my skills with the altMBA. So, I'm doing something I've never done before, using the /NOW page as pitches.
I'm nervous, but I'll do it anyway.
Pitch #1: to my product lead Derek, "I'm a big fan of Seth Godin's books for years. I've internalized the knowledge he passed on via his books. altMBA is all about pushing these internalizations to become second nature. I believe taking altMBA will enable me to make better decisions and operate with ambiguity as a product manager. It'd be great the company can finance the education, if I'm lucky to get accepted into the workshop."
Pitch #2: to the altMBA Director Wes, "altMBA is in the change business. I'm hungry to be changed with the experience in the workshop, so that I can make an impact with the vibrant company that I'm working at. Lalamove is disrupting the logistics industry by connecting customers and drivers directly through our technology. It'd be great if altMBA accepts me as a student to change me to make the world a better place."
This update was May 1st, 2018.
P.S. Add your /NOW page with Derek's help HERE.