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If your work is not your life and your life is not your work, you’re doing the wrong thing.
— Mark H.

One of the reasons I have enough confidence to pursue the business full-time is because of the group of people I have supporting me.

I've been reaching out to the people in my network who are freelancers, business owners, or influencers on social media.

I reached out to Mark to grab coffee at Palmieri Cafe to get his insights on ramping up a business. I'm glad I did, because I have some things to think about in regards to operations. A few things that made me think:

  • Quantify everyone's contributions. It's not about ideas, it's about execution.
  • KPIs and accountability are key. KPIs should be quantifiable. Quantify EVERYTHING.
  • The CEO should not be a part-time employee.
  • It's going to suck a lot sometimes, but there will be moments of euphoria.

After we talked business, Mark told me about his new passion, boxing. He said you need to rewire your brain to be able to react immediately in a fight - you can't just superficially know what to do. Trying a class was already on my 2017 bucket list, but now I can't wait to go.

Dialexa had a little sendoff shindig for me at Deep Ellum Brewery. I don't know why it surprised me so much, but I was really touched by everyone's support and encouragement. I'm grateful that I will still see many of them at the gym or social events. Dialexa is a tribe of such uniquely talented, sharp, witty, hard-working people, and I feel incredibly lucky to have been a part of it.

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