Life is crazy. Today is a good day to stop and reflect
10 simple questions that CHANGED my life
(startup life, personal life)
Here they are:
Smart people know what they can and cannot control
If you're living in the past, you're nostalgic
If you're living in the future, you're anxious
If you're living in the present, you're at peace
Starting every day with a victory sets you up to win
I don't care what it is:
- Make your bed
- Make a wonderful coffee
- Hug your wife or children
No such thing as a small win. It's a win!
You'll win more, if you start winning early
The world rewards those who are focused
1. Reacting is emotional
2. Responding is rational
My most terrible mistakes are when I act emotionally. True in both my startup and personal life
Act rational (especially on the internet)
90% of the time: how you say it matter more than what you say
The art of the disagreement is underrated
Disagreement breeds productive conversations
No disagreement, no growth
Don't focus on building success, focus on earning trust
Trust is the rarest commodity on earth
If you can earn trust, you can build anything
Every game has rules. Startup game, crypto game or school game
Success is 40% talent and 60% understanding how to beat the game.
Key: don’t hate the player, know the rules
People are busy
When you want something from someone, just say it
Beating around the bush is a sin
- "When you’re 20 you care what everyone thinks
- When you’re 40 you stop caring what everyone thinks
- When you’re 60 you realize no one was thinking about you in the first place." - Reddit
Seeking the truth is courageous
Validating your beliefs is easy
Good learning is slow
And it's your ticket to a new job, raising capital, product market fit or startup success
Good learning sticks around longer
Point: learn slow to learn well
I hope something your childhood self would be proud of
Explain this to me in one sentence
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Here's some advice you shouldn’t listen to on startups, careers and life:
“90% of startups fail”
If you’re building a startup for the money, please quit
You’re probably better off working for FB or AMZN and rising the ranks
A successful startup isn't just about the valuation. It's about impact on your team, the world and yourself
The journey is 🔥
“You'll sleep when you’re dead”
If you don't sleep, you'll BE dead
Sleep is crucial to a happy mind and body
Without sleep, you become "foggy drunk", unable to take control of your life, startup or career
Beware of hustle culture and sleepless nights
“Become a doctor, lawyer etc”
This is probably some of the most undercover toxic advice parents can give to their children
The internet has opened the doors for anyone to become anything
Discover WHO you want to become before you decide on WHAT you want to become
“Don’t talk to strangers”
- You can't make lifelong friends if you don't talk to strangers
- You can't really discover who you are if you don't talk to strangers
- You can't get the benefits of the internet without talking to strangers
BE CAREFUL, but please talk to strangers
I’ve never told this story publicly. Sharing it on Twitter because sharing is caring
Here we go…...
In June 2016, I was having tea in SF and realized “group chat is the new social network”
My thinking: everything would be verticalized
You’d have group chats around finance, around gaming, around work etc.
People want fluid, spontaneous communities/groups, not newsfeeds
I had previously sold a company. I created a short slide pitch deck
I raised $2m from some of the world’s best investors on an idea. From first pitch to money in the bank in 45 days
We had no product. No prototype. No users. Just a crazy idea
SF is sometimes magical like that. It was a privilege
We were off to the races
We built the product. We decided to focus on colleges
The idea: open up Islands on your campus, see group chats around you, form communities and create relationships
It was like Slack for communities. Focused on college
I've lost millions, hired hundreds, raised millions and sold companies before the age of 30
Read this to become better:
Venture capital & PR are like drugs
Drugs can kill you or save your life
If you’re lucky: your startup will be copied. Don’t be mad
The best startup revenge is overwhelming product/market fit
Okinawa is an Island in Japan with the highest life expectancy. It's called "the land of immortals"
The secret: almost everybody gardens
Entrepreneurship is a marathon not a sprint. Be sustainable
Find your gardening.
A wonderful online course is so valuable its like you’re stealing from the teacher
A bad online course is a teacher stealing from you
Tip: scout out for wonderful online courses
A few dollar investment will completely change a life
I'm curious your thoughts
A startup marketing manifesto:
Connect the disconnected
1. Find people who want to pursue a goal (ex: new immigrants in the US, learn tennis etc)
2. Accelerate them
This will do more for your business than you can imagine
Customers need to feel lucky. Like the chosen ones
Lucky to be a part of the community. Lucky to buy the product. Lucky to be a part of your story
If you nail the “luckiness” feeling, you can drive your marketing costs to zero
How to jumpstart & structure community:
- Masterclass for X
- Clubhouse for X
- Q&A platforms
- Small virtual events
- Gaming events
- Text your community’s leader
Have a design aesthetic. Own it
Make sure your niche is in love with it
Daring design aesthetics pay dividends
Marketing makes change happen. Marketing makes your creations known
I'll share some tactics & frameworks I use
How to get lucky in marketing in 2021:
How marketing has evolved:
Marketing used to be a contest for attention
But now, marketing is a contest for CONNECTION
Whoever owns the connection, wins
Turn your product into a social statement
Products that make you feel good or defend you from being cancelled, spread fast
Ex: Make clothes out of recycled plastic
Point: People want a chance to show they stand for something
Are you working with creators?
Some of the world’s biggest brands were catapulted in the 1960s via TV
Brands bought TV ads. Captured attention
Working with creators is like buying TV ads in the 1960s
Point: Co-building with the right creators is like fishing with dynamite
Avoid ads. Build media companies
Prediction: every public company will own a media arm
It’s a magical shortcut to building true fans
Ads just don’t hit the same way
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Mitesh Sir's EXPIRY Option Selling 101:
• What to look for?
• Strike Selection & Ratios
• SL mgmt
• Avoiding freezes
• Monthy Expiry
• Event days
• How he would have traded last expiry?
In collaboration with @AdityaTodmal
Edward de Bono says intelligence is like a🚗 Automobile
“A powerful car may be driven badly. A less powerful car may be driven well. The skill of the car driver determines how the power of the car is used.”
What @Mitesh_Engr Sir looks at for Expiry Trading:
• Technicals of BNF
• Individual Heavyweight stocks of BNF
• Support/Resistance of BNF on weekly TF
• Also has Superb SL management
• When it comes to adjustments, he is always on toes
How to Select Strikes to Sell?
• You can't sell based on premium
• Follow only trend
• Price action is best to sell on expiry day
• Never wait for the options to go to zero
Using Ratios to Sell:
• If BNF is in a range then strangles
• If breakout/ breakdown from a range then directional
• Selling 70/30 or 80/20 ratios
• 2 examples on how he used ratios
(System trading on Expiry)
Triple straddle is one of the best and accurate methods for expiry day
If nifty trading at 15720 then will sell three straddles above 50 points from ATM, below 50 points and ATM.
Sell straddle 15700(ATM), 15650(ATM-50), 15750 (ATM+50)
Stoploss of 80% on every leg and run your trade till 3 PM
Once SL hit in any Leg just keep holding other leg till expiry with SL (Never or less chance to hit both SL on expiry day)
Trading timing at 9:20 the Morning
Mangottu Bhagavathi Temple is situated in Athipotta near Alathur of palakkad district. Devi is kshipraprasadi here and grants relief to those who worship with full faith.
Mookken Chathen, situated on the Northern 👇
side of the temple, is guarding Devi here.
Story says that, once there lived a weaver named Kuttan who was a Devi Bhaktan. During one festival time Kuttan was so pleased by the Devi Vigraham that he requested her to come along with him. At that time wind blew heavily and Cloths
in Vigraham flew. Kuttan immediately decorated Devi with his cloth which stuck to Vigraham and returned to his village and with his Umbrella. Devi came with him in that Umbrella and stayed in his place. This place is Mangottu Bhagavathi temple now.
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Epitome of Valour, Courage & Bravery🙌🙌
अभूत्पुरा भारतभाविभासकः स एकलिङ्गस्य सदंघ्र्युपासकः।
महाबली दुर्गचित्तोड़शासकः प्रतापसिंहः परतापनाशकः॥
MAHARANA PRATAP was born in the kingdom of Mewar, on 9th May, 1540 to Queen Jayawanti & Maharana Uday Singhji.
Ekalingaji is considered as the head of Mewar Rajya (Mewar-Adhipati), and therefore Maharana of Mewar is also called Diwanji.
After the death of Maharana Uday Singh ji in Gogunda (1572), his eldest and most ablest son .
Pratap Singh ascended the throne of Mewar with the support of the Nobles.
In 1573, Akbar sent Kunwar Man Singh as an emissary to Udaipur, in order to win over Maharana and to make him accept the suzerainty of Mughals. He was unsuccessful.
Finally in1576, the memorable battle of Haldighati fought between Maharana Pratap & Akbar’s forces was fought.
The Battle of Haldighati was fought on 18 June 1576 between Pratap Singh and Akbar's forces led by Man Singh I of Amer.
The Mughals despite having a bigger army failed to kill or capture the Maharana Pratap.
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So Heinlein had always been very interesting in the short parts of his novels, like the little snippets inside chapters. He had a very fun writing style, and wrote some fun dialogue with fun characters, right?>
It probably comes from how much of his early stuff was short fiction
And I think what happened with a lot of his longer works is that he'd just start writing fun bits and hope it would end up going somewhere or having a bigger plot by the end. like eventually he'd figure out where this was going, then go back and rewrite it into a cohesive whole
and I'm sure he had editors that'd help this process. No editor would let you publish something as rambly and changing-gears-every-other-chapter as The Number Of The Beast, for example... unless you were God-King Of Science Fiction 1980s Robert Heinlein.
so basically I think what happened is that by the 80s (when he was in his seventies!!) he lost the drive to go back and rewrite and he was too Untouchable for editors to make him.
Yes, that was ranty. I'm going to eat lunch now.
Seriously, I get the intent but I hate the line in the sand, as if it's nearly that simple. If you write a book, you don't just lay it in a field and hope people read it -- you tell them you wrote a book. Same with content.
It's not unnatural for me to say "Hey, I've got a great piece of content that's relevant to your audience." That's not in the same bucket as buying a link on Fiverr.
I've been a @23andMe customer for a while, and have followed their ancestry updates closely.
All is more or less as expected....except for this bit about Native American.
The family is almost completely composed of Spanish peasants (from various regions) who emigrated, along with a massive wave in the late 19th-cent./early 20th-cent., to Cuba back when it was a booming economy (richer than Spain's) and worth emigrating to (Communism killed that).
Also, the native population of Cuba was annihilated early on---was the first place the Spanish colonized after all. Having a native background in Cuba would be like having the same in, say, Massachusetts, particularly if you're (say) mostly Irish. Just really, really unlikely.
(Note: the North African/Arab background is less mysterious. The Iberian peninsula was part of the Muslim world for centuries. It would be odd *not* to have some Arab/Middle Eastern background coming from Spain. Given the family is mostly from Northern Spain, it's small though.)
I have a Spanish passport, have been back to the ancestral villages in Spain, seen the church where my grandmother was baptized, my grandfather told me stories about growing up as the child of Spanish colonists in rural Cuba. The native bit just clashes with all the family lore.
These setups I found from the following 4 accounts:
Share for the benefit of everyone.
Here are the setups from @Pathik_Trader Sir first.
1. Open Drive (Intraday Setup explained)
Bactesting results of Open Drive
Already explained strategy of #opendrive— Pathik (@Pathik_Trader) May 27, 2020
Backtested results in 30 stocks and nifty, banknifty.
Success ratio : approx 40-45%
RR average 1:2
Entry as per strategy
Stoploss = Open level
Exit 3:15 PM Or SL
39 months 14 months -ve, 25 +ve
Yearly all 4 years +ve performance. pic.twitter.com/nGqhzMKGVy
2. Two Price Action setups to get good long side trade for intraday.
1. PDC Acts as Support
2. PDH Acts as
So today we will discuss two more price action setups to get good long side trade for intraday.— Pathik (@Pathik_Trader) June 20, 2020
1. PDC Acts as Support
2. PDH Acts as Support
Example of PDC/PDH Setup given
Please add your own.
2/ The Magic Question: "What would need to be true for you
3/ On evaluating where someone’s head is at regarding a topic they are being wishy-washy about or delaying.
“Gun to the head—what would you decide now?”
“Fast forward 6 months after your sabbatical--how would you decide: what criteria is most important to you?”
4/ Other Q’s re: decisions:
“Putting aside a list of pros/cons, what’s the *one* reason you’re doing this?” “Why is that the most important reason?”
“What’s end-game here?”
“What does success look like in a world where you pick that path?”
5/ When listening, after empathizing, and wanting to help them make their own decisions without imposing your world view:
“What would the best version of yourself do”?