Elad Gil posted a list of 5 questions to ask yourself about your startup. I like it a lot, and think it applies more broadly than just entrepreneurs building startups. Here’s his list:

  1. Do I Have The Right Team In Place?
  2. Do I Have The Capital I Need?
  3. What Should I Be Doing Less Of? Or More Of?
  4. How Is My Product Doing?
  5. What Can I Do To 10X My Business This Year?

For a family it might be:

  1. Am I being the partner I want to be?
  2. Am I spending money on unnecessary things?
  3. What should I be doing less of? More of?
  4. How are my children doing?
  5. What can I do to 10x our happiness this year?

In this spirit, David Brooks wrote in the New Yorker last year:

The cognitive revolution of the past thirty years provides a different perspective on our lives, one that emphasizes the relative importance of emotion over pure reason, social connections over individual choice, moral intuition over abstract logic, perceptiveness over I.Q. It allows us to tell a different sort of success story, an inner story to go along with the conventional surface one.

The full article is here.


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Andy Weissman
January 14th, 2012 at 3:32 pm (#)

I like asking “what can I do 10x our happiness this year”

Rarely asked. But important

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