Practice English Speaking&Listening with: Agile Planning

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I'm a huge proponent of

agile everything, right?

And when I say agile, I mean, you

can implement it every want,

but it's basically plan

your work in two week increments

because more than that, you're just

wasting time thinking about things

that aren't actually going to impact


Do the work and then

do a retrospective on the work,

right? So that meta analysis

of what went well,

what went poorly, what can we change

or what controls can we put in place

to make this more consistent?

And then doing it again, right.

So that iterative but

documented and introspective,

you know, process

will give you a velocity to your

business that I haven't seen any

other, you know, workflow


Cool, nice.

I would say

two things.

One, make sure you set

your priorities ahead of time,

and make sure you schedule

around those properties.

I'm not just talking about the

business. If anything, I'm saying

everything else outside of the

business. Right.

You're a father too aren't you?

Yeah. So, like making

sure you understand, like where your

faith comes in and where your family

comes in and stuff like that.

Because the truth is, there

is a lot when it comes to,

especially a startup, you don't

control, right?

You're a leaf in the wind a lot

of times. And so

you need to be okay with that.

You need to understand it.

You know, there's that adage about,

you know, like, help me control what

I can and, you know, be

okay with the things that I can't

and understand the difference.

You know, but if you don't do that,

and I think you need to think about

where the prioritization of,

you know, not just the, like

community is like a lower case, kind

of squishy word, right?

Like the give.

Like where does the give fit in.

And understand, like everything

has a season, right?

Like, just to be clear, if you were

the founder of a hydro startup

company, you will not be

running that company forever.

You will not be passing it on to

your children.

You will not be there

for 50, like that's not what


So appreciate things for what they

are a little bit. I mean like, I

think in like the stepback macro

sense, like, understand what you

are doing and why you're doing it.

And if ever that doesn't align with

you, be able to be confident

and strong enough to be able to

pivot, right? Not just with "wow

this business isn't working, I've

gotta kind of do it in a little bit

different way," but maybe it's my

life's not working. Maybe it's that

I'm improperly

prioritizing things.

So that's what I think.

I mean, make sure you know where you

keep your eyes.

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